Poverty Point World Heritage Site hosts a 2.6-mile, ranger-led hike at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. 

The hike will give visitors a chance to learn about the pre-historic culture that once occupied the area about 3,600 years ago. The trail crosses all six concentric earthen ridges, and winds around all five of the major mounds located on the site. The hike also will include a trip up to the top of the 72-foot tall Mound A.

 Poverty Point World Heritage Site offers visitors the opportunity to study the culture of area inhabitants from about 1600 to 1100 B.C.

 The $4 admission to the site provides access to the visitor center, video and tram tour, when in season.  Children (12 and under) and senior citizens (62 and older) are admitted free.  Poverty Point is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on La. 577.

 For more information call 888-926-5492 toll free or 926-5492 in the Epps area, or visit www.PovertyPoint.us.

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Oct. 19-26.

•Calvin Warren, 45; 112 Naylor St., Rayville; leash law violation.

•Carl White, 28; 325 Eunice St., Mangham; disturbing the peace by loud and profane music.

•Chancelor Green, 30; 233 Horn Road, Rayville; no driver’s license and speeding.

•Deleyoung Miller, 20; 101 Meadowlark St., Rayville; no driver’s license, no seat belt and simple possession synthetic cannabinoids.

•Alexa Wyatt, 20; 198 Wyatt Road, Delhi; allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.

•Darren Collins, 24; 105 Waldorf St., Rayville; open container.

•Marcus Dubose, 39; 1993 Hwy 151, Calhoun; hit and run and open container.

•Stephen Fabela, 39; 512 Oak Drive, Rayville; disturbing the peace (general) and disturbing the peace by simple drunk.

•Carlos Williams, 34; 402 Scott St., Rayville; disturbing the peace (general) and displaying a weapon.

• One juvenile was arrested this week for damage to property greater than $100.

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The Rayville Police Department issued a total of 30 traffic citations this week. That number includes 11 for no seat belt, 10 for speeding and one each for failure to yield with an accident, unsafe speed, improper backing, expired driver’s license, speeding in a school zone, careless operation, improper parking, careless operation with an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson said that at approximately 1:06 p.m. Oct. 25, an 18-wheeler was struck by a train on the Kansas City Southern tracks at the crossing of Louisiana Street in Rayville. It was reported that there where no injuries and only property damage. The Chief advised the clean up continued until Oct. 26 and at approximately 2 p.m. the streets where cleaned up and back open.

Now the Holidays are getting near and Chief Robinson would like to ask that that all Citizens take

all safety precautions and report any suspicious activity so the Rayville Police Department can help avoid anything from happening.

He would also like to wish all youth a safe and Happy Halloween. 

The chief advises parents to escort and supervise their children to ensure a safe trick or treat outing. Please make sure their costumes are made with colored materials or reflective tape to make children visible.

Parents, please urge and make sure your children bring the treats home to get inspected before anything is eaten. The chief advises he will have units patrolling the areas as well. This event will take place on Oct. 31 with trick or treating beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. So please have your kids home and off the streets after the event is over for their safety.

Also the Rayville Hornet Football game will be the same night at 7 p.m. This will be a home game for them so lets go out and support our team. Lets have fun and lets help each other to keep our children and our community safe.

Chief Robinson encourages all citizens to come by the Rayville Police Department at 900 Harrison St. or to call 728-4431 if you need his help in any way.

High school students interested in learning about health careers can gain hands-on experience through national award winning AHEC of a Summer program.

The program is offered in 21 parishes in North Louisiana and sponsored by the North Louisiana Area Health Education Center.

Students who participate volunteer at a local health care facility and rotate through different areas during the 15-day program. Students also participate in workshops provided by area medical organizations and take field trips to other health care facilities and universities in North Louisiana.

The goal of the program is to connect students to careers. The program provides students a greater understanding of health careers and education resources, while providing a fun and memorable experience, thus coining the name “AHEC of a Summer.” Students who successfully complete the program earn up to 100 community service hours on their transcript and a half unit of elective credit, while also earning their CPR certification.

AHEC of a Summer is celebrating its 23rd t year in North Louisiana. More than 250 students participate each year. The program is free and is an extensive collaboration sponsored by North Louisiana AHEC, 29 health care training facilities and 87 partner organizations, including school boards, schools, state agencies and medical facilities.

Applications are available from high school counselors and on the website at www.nlahec.org. The deadline is March 7, 2015.

The North Louisiana AHEC mission is to increase access to and quality of health resources to rural and underserved communities in North Louisiana. AHECs work to improve health care workforce resources by connecting students to careers; professionals to communities; and communities to better health.

For more information about AHEC of a Summer and other AHEC programs, please contact Ashley Frazier-Morgan, Director of Youth Programming, at (318) 746-4644 or visit the website at www.nlahec.org.