• A memorial for Fallen Rayville Police Officer K-9 Sgt. Thomas “TA” Alexander will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Rayville Police Department.

• The seventh annual Ride for Hope for the Morehouse Parish Cancer Fund will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Bastrop Municipal Center. Registration is $25 per bike and $10 per passenger. For more information, call Karen Trippe at 283-5175 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Macedonia Baptist Church of Rayville will host its annual Usher Board Anniversary at 11 a.m. Sept. 14.

• Nomination forms for the Sellars Aycock Jr., Service Award are available at all three branches of the Richland Parish Library. The deadline for entering is Sept. 19. For more information, call Bob Kidd at 366-4170.

•The Family History Club will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Snyder Museum at Bastrop. Genealogist Jo Bennett will present the program “Genealogy and DNA” giving insight to understanding

DNA. For further information, please contact Isabelle Woods at 746-8873

or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Rayville Fire Department will host a fire prevention weekend from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 in the new park area beside Wal-Mart in Rayville. All parents and children are invited to attend. Snacks will be provided.

• Rankin Chapel A.M.E. Church,  513 Martin Luther King Drive, Rayville, will sell barbecued pulled pork dinner plates for $7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20. Plates can be picked up at the church or you can call ahead to 450-1209 for delivery.

• Free prostate cancer screening sponsored by the Louisiana Cancer Foundation and the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute will be offered from 8-11 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute at the Corner of Hall and Calypso in Monroe. For more information, call 966-1953.

• New Galilee Baptist Churth 3816 Carver St., Monroe, will host its choir anniversary at 3 p.m. Sept. 21.

• Abundant Life Church, 6375 Hwy 80, Start, will host revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

• Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 107 Francis St., Rayville, will host its 133rd Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity anniversary at 3 p.m. Sept. 28.

•The Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society will host its annual meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Monroe.  Keith Kridler, Texas Bluebird Society, will be the keynote speaker.    There is no registration fee.  The contact for registration is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 878-3210.

 • The Richland Parish Police Jury will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the conference room on the fourth floor of the Richland Parish Courthouse.

• The Delhi Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Delhi Town Hall.

• The Rayville Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Rayville Town Hall.

• The Richland Parish School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Richland Parish School Board Office.

• Five churches will gather for Sunday School Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. on the following days: Nov. 30 at Antioch #2 Missionary Baptist Church and March 29, 2015 at Agape Full Gospel Church.

• Richland Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered approach to dealing with life, hurts, habits and hang ups meets every Thursday at First Baptist Church, Rayville. Fellowship dinner is at 5:30 p.m., a large group meeting at 6:30 p.m., open share groups at 7:30 p.m. and Solid Rock Cafe at 8:30 p.m. Child care is provided.


Richland Parish veterans and citizens will come together to honor the nation’s prisoners of war and those missing in action.

The program is sponsored by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Rayville Civic Center.

Many veterans, both active and retired, as well as elected officials, law enforcement officers and other dignitaries will participate in the event.

In addition, the Rayville High School Junior ROTC will present the colors at the program.

Caroline Christman

Town of Delhi, Alderman, Dist. E

Caroline Christman has announced her intention to seek reelection as the District E representative on the Delhi Town Council.  She made the following statement:

“It has been my honor to serve the citizens of District E on Delhi’s Town Council during the past four years.  I sincerely appreciate the vote and support that I received during my first campaign and I am again asking for the vote of support of the citizens of District E as I seek reelection to another four-year term.

“During the past four years I have enjoyed contacts with many of the citizens of District E as well as visiting and working to resolve individual problems.  

“Municipalities such as ours must be ever vigilant regarding the finances to avoid higher fees and taxes in the future.  

“Our citizens deserve reasonable rates for water and sewer service.  Since the town is burdened by significant long-term debt, it has been my objective to bring Delhi’s debt payments up to date and to place Delhi on a more solid financial footing.  Please join with me in continuing these efforts.  

“My background in finance, accounting and business management have well prepared me for the work I have done on the council, and with the vote and support of the citizens of District E I will be able to continue this work.”

Caroline Christman is a graduate of Tallulah High School, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. 

 She holds a BBA degree in Banking and Finance, a BS degree in Education, and a M ED degree in Secondary Education. 

 Mrs. Christman has worked in banking, insurance, served as the business manager of an automobile dealership, and taught mathematics and computer science at Delhi High School for 17 years. 

She is a member of the Delhi Garden Club, University of Mississippi Alumni Association, and the Delhi Presbyterian Church.

 Mrs. Christman and her husband Albert have been married for 33 years and she has two daughters and five grandsons.