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Distinguished service award

Agriculture Secretary Mike Strain presents Sen. Francis Thompson with the Distinguished Service to North Louisiana Agriculture.

Delhi senator honored for service to agriculture

Sen. Francis Thompson of Delhi was presented with the 2019 Distinguished Service to North Louisiana Agriculture at the 2019 Ag Expo Awards luncheon Jan. 18 in West Monroe.

 Thompson is chairman of the Louisiana Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development, where he has served since 2008.  

Presenting Sen. Thompson with this award was Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Mike Strain.

Richland Parish student of year named

Mangham Junior High School Student of the Year  Pepper Prewitt has been chosen as the Richland Parish Junior High Student of the Year.  

Prewitt, an eighth grader at MJHS, is the daughter of Tracy and Kandice Prewitt of Alto. Prewitt is extremely active in and out of school.  She is a member of the National Jr. Beta Club and a three time participate in the National History Bee.  Prewitt is also a 4.0 student who has received awards for Good Citizenship and All A’s.  

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Feb. 3-10.

• Derrie Cooks, 48; 305 Rosa St., Rayville; theft.

• Jennifer Smiley, 36; 401 McCaa St., Rayville; simple battery and disturbing the peace (general).

• Jacob Freeland, 22; 224 Robin Hood Lane, Delhi; disturbing the peace (general) and expired motor vehicle inspection (over 6 months).

• LaDasia Jackson, 22; 316 Russell St., Apt 43, Rayville; disturbing the peace (general).

Nettie Ranel Day at RJHS

The Rayville Junior High School Parent Teacher Organization, staff and students proclaimed Jan. 31 as Dr. Nettie Ranel Day. This day was set aside to show love and appreciation to RJHS principal Ranel for her love, hard work and dedication to the staff and students at Rayville Junior High School. Ranel tells the students daily that Rayville Junior High School is an institution of higher learning where every day is a day of great expectations.

Nettie Ranel Day at RJHS

The Rayville Junior High School Parent Teacher Organization, staff and students proclaimed Jan. 31 as Dr. Nettie Ranel Day. This day was set aside to show love and appreciation to RJHS principal Ranel for her love, hard work and dedication to the staff and students at Rayville Junior High School. Ranel tells the students daily that Rayville Junior High School is an institution of higher learning where every day is a day of great expectations.

Artifact identification offered

Do you ever wonder about that stone arrowhead that you found while wandering across a field or in your garden? 

Stone and fired clay artifacts are found throughout Louisiana, especially on ridges near creeks or rivers, where prehistoric people lived or camped. 

If you have an artifact or a collection of artifacts that you would like to know more about, then bring them to Poverty Point World Heritage Site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16.

Site staff will be on hand to look at your items and help identify them. They may also be able to give an estimated age of the items.

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