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.

Flu vaccines offered at state health units

The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state until Feb. 12.

The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.

Because of the level of flu activity and the success of the no-cost flu clinics held last week when more than 2,800 vaccines were administered at more than 60 locations across the state, the Department is extending this effort to meet the demand and need for flu vaccinations in Louisiana.

Political Announcement

I am Harry Lewis, a candidate for re-election as mayor of Rayville.  It would be an honor and privilege to continue to serve you in this position.

Please allow me an opportunity to share a snapshot of my personal, educational and political history.  I am married to Marie Harris Lewis.  We have a daughter and granddaughter.  Rayville is my home and there is no other placer I’d rather live.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Jan. 29 through Feb. 4.

• Demarion Clark, 18, 215 Francis St., Rayville; leash law violation.

• William Warren, 57, 354 Wall Williams, West Monroe; disturbing the peace by loud music.

• Demontae Johnson, 29, 117 Powell St., Rayville; two counts of disturbing the peace and a bench warrant.

• Takelya Barker, 18, 420 Scott St., Rayville; simple criminal trespassing.


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