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Rayville man convicted on murder charge

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced that Monteco K. Frost has been convicted of first degree murder and sixth other charges by a Richland Parish jury.

Frost was charged with the shooting death of Keric Whitfield which occured shortly before 11 p.m. May 12, 2017.  Whitfield was found lying on Linda St. in Rayville suffering from  a gunshot wound and died at the scene.  

Richland 4-Hers seek instructors for shooting sports

Richland Parish 4-H is looking for volunteer leaders to work with youth aged 9 to 19 as shooting sports instructors/coaches. 

4-H Shooting Sports goals are teaching safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment including sound decision making, self-discipline and concentration. The program also strives to teach the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

Shooting sports teams are led by adults who are at least 21 years old and who have completed the LSU AgCenter shooting sports training and passed a background check. 

DCS homecoming court

The homecoming court is, from left, sophomore maid Megan Holloway, freshman maid Madalyn Cobb, junior maid Re’Jene Polly, senior princess Taylor Gray, queen Anna Beth Raley, senior maid LaJoya Ester, junior maid Theodora Dawson, sophomore maid Carmen Brown, and freshman maid Kailey Holcomb.

Crown bears and flower girl

Crown bearers will be Cooper Miller and Mason Miller and the flower girl will be Gabby Spinks.

DCS names homecoming court

Delhi Charter School will celebrate homecoming when they take on D’Arbonne Woods  at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Swamp. The homecoming court is, from left, sophomore maid Megan Holloway, freshman maid Madalyn Cobb, junior maid Re’Jene Polly, senior princess Taylor Gray, queen Anna Beth Raley, senior maid LaJoya Ester, junior maid Theodora Dawson, sophomore maid Carmen Brown, and freshman maid Kailey Holcomb. Crown bearers will be Cooper Miller and Mason Miller and the flower girl will be Gabby Spinks.

Higginbotham named ‘Top 20 under 40’ winner

Chelsea Higginbotham was honored recently as one of the regions’ “Top 20 Under 40” winners.

Higginbotham was given the award for her outstanding professional and community service accomplishments Sept. 12 at the “Top 20 Under 40” Awards Ceremony hosted by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals.  

Higginbotham is the executive assistant and marketing manager at Richland State Bank. 

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