Thompson's Legacy

Dr. David Thompson’s children, from left, Dr. Addison Thompson, Brighton Robinson, Nolan Thompson, Dhu Thompson and Ryan Thompson, take part in the dedication ceremony honoring their father.

Health clinic dedicated to honor local doctor

The Northeast Louisiana Health Center was formally dedicated to the late William David Thompson, MD, on May 11.

Friends, family, colleagues, former patients and staff gathered for the unveiling of the bronze plaque that bears his picture and name.   

His long time friend and colleague, Lester W. Johnson, MD delivered a beautiful tribute to the life and work of Dr. David Thompson.  

Senator Francis Thompson, brother of Dr. Thompson and colleague, Dr. Matt Prine, both spoke of personal memories and how their lives were touched by Dr. Thompson.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of May 11-27.

• Amanda Smith, 28; 710 Spruce St. Rayville; failure to appear on careless operation, failure to appear on damage to property greater than $100 and failure to appear on damage to property less than $100.

• Freddrick Jackson, 20; 106 Dill St., Rayville; simple burglary.

• Kevin Stamply, 48; 1111 Hwy. 577, Delhi; disturbing the peace by simple drunk.

Schools battle diabetes

Rayville High School and the School Based Health Center each received $500 for participating in the Adolescent Pre-Diabetics Prevention Program. 

The program is a grant to the Richland Parish Hospital from the Health Resources and Services Administration  Richland Parish Hospital partners with West Feliciana Parish Hospital and Christus Health Central Louisiana to provide personnel and programming help.  Forty-three students were screened during the Spring 2018 Semester.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of May 13-20.

• Kenneth Miller, 43, Rayville; displaying a weapon.

• Candice Allen, 34, 3094 Hwy 425, Rayville; speeding, driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Amber Fabela, 29, 120 Carson Drive, Rayville; simple battery.

• Bo Posnell, 26, 102 Carson Drive, Rayville; simple battery.

• Donna King, 34, 606 Martin Luther King Jr., Rayville; disturbing the peace by fighting.

Being math-minded is not what you think

I have a secret.  But sharing this secret means that I have to admit that I’ve been wrong.  It’s really hard to admit when one is wrong, but I know change can’t and won’t come until I share my secret.  So here it is:  being good at math doesn’t mean quick calculations and correct answers.  Being good at math means persevering through the process.  Being good at math means trying, and trying, and trying again.


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