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.

Boeuf River DAR meets

Boeuf River Chapter, NSDAR, met Dec. 17, 2018, in the home of Carlette Cooper. 

Delicious refreshments were enjoyed by members and guests.

 The program for the afternoon was Forest Tuckett who serves in the military and has been in the United States Marines four years. He now is an officer in the Arkansas Reserve Unit. 

His stories of serving in New Orleans during Katrina and other locations were very interesting. It is always special to hear from one in our community and hear their experiences.  The club appreciated him coming and presenting this program.

Robinson celebrates 100th birthday

Lucy Robinson celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 25, 2018 with several celebrations.

One event was a special birthday party given by her four children Dec. 22 in the WMU room at First Baptist Church of Rayville. Her children are Douglas Robinson Ill of New Orleans, Ann Panichas of West Monroe, Michael Robinson of Baton Rouge, and Ellen Yeldell of Monroe. Three hundred relatives and friends attended this special party.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 3.

• Clayton Richardson, 29; 130 Legacy Drive, Rayville; disturbing the peace (general) and resisting by flight.

• Cedrick Lawson, 29; 106 Margaret St., Rayville; damage to property greater than $100 and possession of Schedule II.

• Ja’Shawn Neal, 18; 148 B South Circle Drive, Rayville; disturbing the peace by fighting.

• Jerrick Wilson, 43; 504 Holden Circle, Monroe; disturbing the peace general.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Jan. 20-27.

• Terryln Higgins, 52; 705 Spruce St., Rayville; shoplifting.

• Casey Sikes, 25; 20 Foster Road, Delhi; theft greater than $300 but less than $500 and possession of Schedule IV drugs, failure to appear for simple battery and failure to appear for disobedience to a police officer.

• Michael Woods, 19; 116 CG Greer Road, Rayville; disturbing the peace by fighting.


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