Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Feb. 12-18.

• Bruce Hike, 61 120 Reese Lane #7, Hull Ga.; disturbing the peace by simple drunk.

• Lametress Jones, 28, 504 Spencer St., Rayville; harassment.

• Lasonjia Dill, 41, 209 Foster St., Rayville; battery on a juvenile.

• Jordan Derek, 26, 2556 Wade Road, Pioneer; no driver’s license.

‘Delhi Mafia’ author appears at local store

Becky Smith of West Monroe will sign copes of her book, “The Delhi Mafia” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at E.W. Thompson’s Drugstore in Delhi. 

Smith’s novel is the story of three small town country girls from Delhi who discover a striking resemblance between their new elderly neighbor to that of Elvis Presley. 

After some rather intense undercover investigating they see that sexy sideways grin and hear the famous, “Thank you, thank you ver’ much.”

‘Forget Self-Help’ gives time-honored advice

Thomas Fellows is breaking new ground with his new book, “Forget Self-Help.”

In his book, Fellows draws upon her personal experiences as well as his knowledge of history, psychology and scripture to offer advice on living a fulfilling life.

The secret, he points out, can be as simple as following the Bible’s advice in Matthew 7:12. Better known as the Golden Rule, the verse advises people to treat others as they would like to be treated.

Fellows contends that the best way to help yourself is to help others.

Saints Alive gather

Saint’s Alive, a ministry of First Baptist Church, Rayville, met on Monday, Jan. 29, at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. 

President Helen Diamond welcomed visitors. Saints who had Happy Birthdays during the month of January were recognized. Prayer requests were voiced. Chaplain for Saints Alive, Brother Ralph Odom, prayed over the needs and blessed the food. Tables were beautifully decorated with a Valentine’s theme by Reatagae Wooden. Delicious gumbo, made by Chef John Graham of Holly Ridge, was enjoyed by all. Some of the Saints provided awesome desserts.

Know your blood pressure to protect your heart health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.  

The number one risk factor for heart disease is Hypertension, which is known as high blood pressure.  

Hypertension is also referred to as “the silent killer” because there are typically no symptoms.  About 1 of 3 U.S. adults or about 75 million people have high blood pressure.  Only about half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control.


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