The 46th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) will be this Saturday, September 22, when we will recognize the historical and ongoing contributions of our state’s original conservationists – sportsmen and women. As a co-chair of the bipartisan and bicameral Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, and as a member of the 48-state National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, I join my fellow Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Clay Schexnayder and Sen. Gerald Long in celebrating our time-honored traditions of hunting and angling in the Sportsmen’s Paradise.
One of the most care free gardening rewards is planting spring flowering bulbs.
Once planted these plants can give a gardener years of beautiful blooms.
October and November are the months we should plants these bulbs. Garden centers will start stocking bulbs soon or they can be ordered from seed companies. Make sure you select healthy, mature, disease free bulbs. Generally the larger the bulb the larger the bloom. Most spring flowering bulbs prefer a sunny, or partial shaded location in a well-drained soil.
The Riverfield Academy Lady Raiders softball team won two games and lost two games this week as they continue the season.
RA vs. Hillcrest
The Lady Raiders lost a district 3-AAA contest to Hillcrest last week 4-0.
M. Parker took the loss on the mound, scattering five hits. J. Sanders led the lady Raiders on offense with two hits.
RA vs Park Place Academy
The Delhi Bears and the DCS Gators upped their records this week, while the Mangham Dragons and Rayville Hornets fell a notch in non-district football action.
Delhi vs. Vidalia, 40-27
The Delhi Bears racked up their second victory of the season Friday by defeating the Vidalia Vikings 40-27.
The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Sept. 2-9.
• Jennifer Smiley, 36; 401 McCaa St., Rayville; failure to appear on aggravated assault and failure to appear on simple criminal damage to property.
• Cody Stansbury, 18; 3509 Magnolia St., Rayville; disturbing the peace by loud music.
• Albert O’Neal, 37; 315 Blackmon St., Rayville; damage to property (warrant), simple criminal trespass, driving under suspension, switched license plates and resisting arrest.