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History bee winners

Representing Mangham Junior High in the National History Bee were eighth graders Sarah Berry, Scotty Bennett, Clayton Cheek, Gillian Drewry, Katlyn Dunn, Luke Gibson, Skylar Henry, Alicia Marzell, Addison Poindexter, Raylee Spence, Isaiah Thigpen, Ainsley Twiner and Abigail Yelverton, seventh graders Danae Green, Trey Massey, Pepper Prewitt, and Rachel Wollerson and sixth graders: Brayden Martin and Alayna Yelverton.

MJHS students do well in national history bee

The National History Bee is a stimulating way to test the knowledge of students that revel in learning about the past. 

In January, Mangham Junior High students completed the first phase of the competition by taking the Online Regional Qualifying Exam.  The exams were then scored by the National History Bee committee.  As a result those scoring the highest in each region of the United States were qualified to attend and compete at the Regional Finals.  

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of April 26 through May 9.

• Saporthia Ellis, 25, 211 McCaa St., Rayville; simple crimimal trespass.

• Rodrick White, 30, 316 Russell St., Apt. 51, Rayville; simple battery.

• Cora Lawson, 60 127, Loy St., Rayville; improper supervision of a minor.

• Patrick Foster, 37, 119 Draper St., Rayville; no driver’s license.

• Victoria Butler, 35, 231 Russell St., Rayville; shoplifting.

Poverty Point slates kids’ day

Visitors to Poverty Point World Heritage Site are invited to take part in Kids to Park Day May 19.

There will be a ranger-led demonstration of crafting prehistoric-styled pottery similar to the pieces which the Native Americans fashioned more than 3,500 years ago. The event will begin with the demonstration at 10:30 a.m., then visitors can create their own pottery until noon.

Senator reports progress at midpoint of session

 District 34 State Senator Francis Thompson (D-Delhi) and his colleagues in the legislature are persistent in their work as the 2018 Regular Legislative Session reaches its midpoint. 

So far, legislators have discussed bills on a wide variety of topics including education, public safety, business and industry, healthcare access and more. Included in the list of measures that are moving through the process is a bill that works to combat the proliferation of human trafficking and another to strengthen financial literacy requirements in Louisiana.

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