Yelverton graduates school for science, arts

Ariana Yelverton of Rayville was among 112 seniors who comprised the 34th graduating class of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.

They participated in their commencement ceremony  May 19, in Prather Coliseum located on the campus of Northwestern State University.

Julian Hunter of Lafayette presented “What Makes This Place Special” for the senior address.

Hannah Rice of Mandeville sang the national anthem, Kerry Doyle of Eros led the Pledge of Allegiance and Kathy Barrios of Houma led the singing of the Alma Mater.

Gilbert earns business degree from Nicholls

Corey Thomas Gilbert of Start graduated May 19 at Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux.

Gilbert earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from the college of business administration.

Traveling to see Gilbert graduate were his parents, Ronnie and Teresa Gilbert of Winnsboro, James Oliver of Holly Ridge, Sevanna Oliver of Rayville, Rhonda Wilkes of Oklahoma City, Okla., Kenneth Gilbert, Alex Gilbert and Atticus Gilbert of Sulphur and Melva Gilbert of Start.

Mangham students do well in learning foreign languages

Three Spanish students from Mangham High School attained state and national recognition for excellence in foreign language learning.

A select group of MHS students participated in the National Spanish Examinations, which are administered each year in grades 6 through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. 

Freshman Aubrey Prewitt earned a bronze medal and sophomore Chapman Bazer received an honorable mention.

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.


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