Political Announcement

My candidacy for Mayor of Rayville, LA is hereby demonstrated in my belief that “Strong Leadership Builds Strong Communities”.

As I reflect over my life, there is and always has been a deep burning desire in my heart to reach out and help those in need. I am still determined to make a positive impact in the lives of the citizens in the Town of Rayville for God’s glory.

Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Feb. 18-25.

• Johnathan Washington, 35, 423 A McConnell Drive, Rayville; battery on a dating partner.

• Coboria Collins, 37, 504 Spencer St., Rayville; driving under suspension.

• Tonyell Banks, 25, 519 Foster St., Rayville; criminal mischief (two counts).

• Teddy Thomas, 37, 1410 South 6th St., Monroe; disturbing the peace (general), public intimidation of an officer and resisting arrest by false information.

Crew Lake UMW meets in February

The Crew Lake UMW met Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. for the first meeting of the year.

Members present were Mary Joyce Whitten, Tootie Boughton, Melva Gilbert, Brenda Duffey, Margie Sullivan, Francis Goodson, Joan Brown, Lillian Whitten, connie Word, Dianne Williams andEmma Jo Sullivan.

Emma Jo Sullivan offered the blessing, then the members all enjoyed a delicious meal. The UMW member provided the food.

Public gets chance to see archaeologists at work

Visitors are invited to join archaeologists March 3 at Poverty Point as they search for artifacts by water screening excavated soil. 

Poverty Point Station Archaeology’s current project involves surveying and shovel testing land surrounding the site, to determine how the ancient people of Poverty Point used their surrounding environment. Guests are welcome to watch, learn, and participate in water screening under the guidance of the on-site archaeologists.


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