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Richland certified as Work Ready Community

Richland Parish was officially certified as a Work Ready Community on Jan. 7.

Richland Parish Chamber of Commerce director Scott Franklin signed the certification papers Jan. 7, completing a two-year long cooperative effort with Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes to build and improve the area’s workforce.

“This would not have ever been possible without our Richland Workforce Development Board, the Richland Parish School System, the Monroe Chamber and its Director Sue Nicholson, and fellow Richland Chamber director, my friend Chelsea Higginbotham,” Franklin said.

Richland school board recognizes members

The Richland Parish School Board along with other school districts throughout Louisiana is celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January.  

More than 640 locally elected school board members throughout Louisiana will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education during the month.

This year’s theme, “School Board Matter: Navigating to Success,” reinforces the unique role school boards play in promoting and advocating for quality education and the ownership they take for governing their local public schools.

First COVID-19 vaccines available in Richland

Louisiana began receiving the first very limited doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine which became available Jan. 4 at 107 pharmacies across the state.

In Richland Parish, the vaccine will be available at Delhi Health Center Pharmacy, 414 Broadway St., Delhi. 

However, as of Monday, the pharmacy had already reached the assigned allotment of vaccines for this week and did not plan to be accepting any more names for the list of vaccines until the beginning of next week. 

Special election slated for congressional seat

A special election will be held March 20 to fill the 5th Congressional District seat of the late Luke Letlow. 

Letlow, 41, had been elected to replace incumbent Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, who didn’t seek reelection to honor a three-term limit pledge he made in 2014.

The special election would coincide with already scheduled spring elections on March 20 for the primary and April 24 for a runoff if necessary. Qualifying for the election will be held Jan. 20-22.

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