Saints Alive gather

Saint’s Alive, a ministry of First Baptist Church, Rayville, met on Monday, Jan. 29, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. 

President Helen Diamond welcomed visitors. Saints who had Happy Birthdays during the month of January were recognized. Prayer requests were voiced. Chaplain for Saints Alive, Brother Ralph Odom, prayed over the needs and blessed the food. Tables were beautifully decorated with a Valentine’s theme by Reatagae Wooden. Delicious gumbo, made by Chef John Graham of Holly Ridge, was enjoyed by all. Some of the Saints provided awesome desserts.

Know your blood pressure to protect your heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.  

The number one risk factor for heart disease is Hypertension, which is known as high blood pressure.  

Hypertension is also referred to as “the silent killer” because there are typically no symptoms.  About 1 of 3 U.S. adults or about 75 million people have high blood pressure.  Only about half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Feb. 4-11.

• Quentin Rucker, 403 Dacron St., Rayville; trespassing, sexual battery and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwellling.

• Elizabeth Veuleman, 39, 4903 Yarbrough Road, Bastrop; shoplifting.

• Tabitha Logan, 48, 132 B South Circle Drive, Rayville; disturbing the peace by fighting.

• Susan Williams, 55, 418 Cotton St., Rayville; improper telephone usuage.

Time for tasty tailgate foods

Take a look at these two recipes perfect for your upcoming  tailgate party.

They taste great without a lot of preparation. 

10 Minute Black bean and Corn Quesadilla

Servings: 1 Quesadilla

Estimated Time: 15 mins


1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup corn

1/3 cup Salsa

2 tsp taco seasoning

1/4 cup Fresh cilantro, chopped (or green onions)

1 cup low-fat shredded cheese of choice 

8 whole wheat tortillas (or wrap if your choice)

Farm Bureau hosts grain bin safety workshops

Farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rice growers in Southwest Louisiana received a stark reminder of that fact this past September when 45-year-old Wayne Richard of Acadia Parish died after falling into a rice bin.

In the hopes of preventing another death, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation partnered with the Mississippi Farm Bureau to host a series of grain bin safety and rescue workshops February 26-28.


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