Poverty Point sets date for cooking exhibition

Poverty Point World Heritage Site will host a pre-historic cooking demonstration, featuring the earth oven method of cooking at 11 a.m. Aug. 25.

The program offers a unique look at prehistoric cooking with an earth oven, showing how the Poverty Point people used earthen cooking balls to cook their food using specially dug pit using the materials that would have been available to the local inhabitants over 3,000 years ago.

Family Forum gives Delhi senator high marks

Sen. Francis Thompson, District 34, recently was given a score of 100 percent by the Louisiana Family Forum on for his work during the 2018 Legislative Session. 

The Louisiana Family Forum is an organization committed to defending faith, freedom and the traditional family.  Their mission is to persuasively present biblical principles in the centers of influence on issues affecting the family through research, communication, and networking.

Drugs found in traffic stop

Richland Parish Deputies conducted a traffic stop at approximately 2:50 a.m. Aug. 14 on K Pickett Road for expired license plates.

Deputies upon coming into contact with the vehicle smelled an odor associated with marijuana. Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit arrived and K-9 Vader alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle.

Deputies then conducted a search of the vehicle and found a gallon Ziploc bag of suspected marijuana, digital scales, packing material and a firearm. 

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Aug. 5-12.

• Devin Griffin, 25; 412 Dacron St., Rayville; simple battery.

• Jacoby Natt, 21; 612 Scott St., Rayville; disturbing the peace (general).

• Ja’Shawn Neal, 18; 148-B South Circle Drive, Rayville; disturbing the peace (general).

• Damarion Clark, 19; 215 Francis St., Rayville; disturbing the peace (general).

• Jarrel Gundy, 19; 106 Loy St., Rayville; disturbing the peace by fighting.


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