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Police Report

The Rayville Police Department made the following arrests for the week of Feb. 3-10.

• Derrie Cooks, 48; 305 Rosa St., Rayville; theft.

• Jennifer Smiley, 36; 401 McCaa St., Rayville; simple battery and disturbing the peace (general).

• Jacob Freeland, 22; 224 Robin Hood Lane, Delhi; disturbing the peace (general) and expired motor vehicle inspection (over 6 months).

• LaDasia Jackson, 22; 316 Russell St., Apt 43, Rayville; disturbing the peace (general).

Nettie Ranel Day at RJHS

The Rayville Junior High School Parent Teacher Organization, staff and students proclaimed Jan. 31 as Dr. Nettie Ranel Day. This day was set aside to show love and appreciation to RJHS principal Ranel for her love, hard work and dedication to the staff and students at Rayville Junior High School. Ranel tells the students daily that Rayville Junior High School is an institution of higher learning where every day is a day of great expectations.

Nettie Ranel Day at RJHS

The Rayville Junior High School Parent Teacher Organization, staff and students proclaimed Jan. 31 as Dr. Nettie Ranel Day. This day was set aside to show love and appreciation to RJHS principal Ranel for her love, hard work and dedication to the staff and students at Rayville Junior High School. Ranel tells the students daily that Rayville Junior High School is an institution of higher learning where every day is a day of great expectations.

Artifact identification offered

Do you ever wonder about that stone arrowhead that you found while wandering across a field or in your garden? 

Stone and fired clay artifacts are found throughout Louisiana, especially on ridges near creeks or rivers, where prehistoric people lived or camped. 

If you have an artifact or a collection of artifacts that you would like to know more about, then bring them to Poverty Point World Heritage Site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16.

Site staff will be on hand to look at your items and help identify them. They may also be able to give an estimated age of the items.

Boeuf River DAR meets

Boeuf River Chapter, NSDAR, met Dec. 17, 2018, in the home of Carlette Cooper. 

Delicious refreshments were enjoyed by members and guests.

 The program for the afternoon was Forest Tuckett who serves in the military and has been in the United States Marines four years. He now is an officer in the Arkansas Reserve Unit. 

His stories of serving in New Orleans during Katrina and other locations were very interesting. It is always special to hear from one in our community and hear their experiences.  The club appreciated him coming and presenting this program.

Robinson celebrates 100th birthday

Lucy Robinson celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 25, 2018 with several celebrations.

One event was a special birthday party given by her four children Dec. 22 in the WMU room at First Baptist Church of Rayville. Her children are Douglas Robinson Ill of New Orleans, Ann Panichas of West Monroe, Michael Robinson of Baton Rouge, and Ellen Yeldell of Monroe. Three hundred relatives and friends attended this special party.

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