RSB earns 5-star rating

BauerFinancial of Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s premier bank rating firm, is proud to announce that Richland State Bank, Rayville, has once again secured its highest, 5-Star rating. 

A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and sustaining this top 5-Star rating for 75 consecutive quarters, Richland State Bank has also procured a top 10 percent designation. This means that Richland State Bank has maintained Bauer’s highest rating consistently for longer than 90 percent of the industry. 

Saints Alive enjoy the music of Bill Thorpe

By Judy Slayter

Special Report

Saints Alive, a ministry of First Baptist Church, Rayville, met on Monday, February 26, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

President Helen Diamond welcomed everyone. Prayer requests were voiced. We were so happy to have Mike Robinson, Bill Thorpe, Mickey Shoemaker Fisher, Hope Davis, and Allen and Diane Nettles visiting with us.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of March 4-11.

• Kenneth Boston, 53, 18 Tuscany Way, Rayville; simple battery (two counts).

• Detra Brown, 32, 518 Eugene St., Rayville; theft greater than $300 and less than $1,000.

• Timothy Chaplin, 25, 4782 Hwy 165 South, Monroe; no driver’s license.

• Johnathan Bell, 28, 206 Cotton St., Rayville;  disturbing the peace by fighting.

Area student earns academic honors

SEWANEE, Tenn. — Elizabeth Lacey Shackelford of Mer Rouge has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the fall 2017 term. 

To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale. Elizabeth is the daughter of Lucy & John Shackelford.


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