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No wake zone announced

Richland Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Dawn Williams announced effective Feb. 20, Boeuf River and Woolen Lake are under an Emergency No Wake Zone.

“Due to excessive rainfall, watercraft traffic may push water into homes and camps," Williams said. "I felt this is action is necessary. We are attempting to protect homes and the public’s safety.”

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham addresses the 2019 Richland Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham addresses the 2019 Richland Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

Abraham to address Richland Chamber

The fourth annual Richland Chamber Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 19 at the Rayville Civic Center.

“This year we are expecting another record crowd, as the Richland Chamber has become the fastest growing rural chamber in the State of Louisiana,” Chamber of Commerce chairman Scott Franklin said.  

Congressman Ralph Abraham will once again be the keynote speaker, but the chamber will also hear from Senator Katrina Jackson and Representative Francis Thompson.  

Kindergarten registration set for Richland Parish schools

Richland Parish Schools will host kindergarten registration from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9-13.

Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 30 to register. Parents must bring their child’s social security card, birth certificate, completed shot record and three proofs of residence.

Parents are encouraged to participate in this registration so that preparations can be made for their child in the 2020-2021 school.

Seminar to aid gardeners

The LSU AgCenter will host a spring horticulture seminar March 4 at the Scott Research and Extension Center in Winnsboro.

The program is part of a semiannual series of educational and training opportunities geared for home gardeners, landscapers and nursery operators.

Registration is $10 per person, and lunch will be provided. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon.

Presentations will include how to identify common insect and disease pests in the home garden and pruning techniques for fruit trees.

Donation helps Delhi protect K-9 officer

The Delhi Police Department K-9 officer will be better protected on duty thanks to a donation from Royal Recognition in Wisconsin.

The company donated $1,100 to the Delhi Police Department to cover the cost of providing a ballistic vest for the police dog.

Delhi Police Chief roy Williams said the company primarily donates to police departments around Wisconsin. However, his  K-9 handler was able to  get in touch with Royal Recognition representatives through LinkedIn in order to secure the donation.

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