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Lady Dragons earn state 2A championship

The Mangham Lady Dragons edged out Kinder 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to become the new Class 2A Louisiana softball champions.
The Lady Dragons entered the final inning trailing 8-6. Cam Neathery then drove in two runs to tie the game up at 8-8 before Grace Underwood’s walk-off single gave Mangham the state title.
Neathery earned the Most Outstanding Player honor with two doubles and a single in the match.
Underwood had three singles and three RBIs and Kelsey Wyatt had three runs along with a single and an RBI.

Local jobless rate falls

The Richland Parish unemployment rate fell almost 2 percent in March according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Works Commission.

Richland’s March unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, down from 6.1 in February and 6.3 in March 2018.

That translates into 442 people looking for work in the parish in March, down from 502 in February and 523 a year ago.

Currently there are 7,773 people employed in Richland Parish, up from 7,700 in February and 7,726 last March.

Pink Ladies honored

The Delhi Hospital Ladies Auxiliary was honored with a luncheon at Champions Bistro April 23, commemorating National Volunteer Week. These ladies work tirelessly purchasing, beautifully displaying and selling in the gift shop to fund special projects at the hospital. Their latest project was helping fund the renovation of the hospital classroom. In the past they have funded CPR materials, landscaping, new furniture for ER waiting room and furnishings for Behavioral Health Clinic and Delhi Community Health Center Dental Clinic. The Pink Ladies are, clockwise, Yvonne Miers, Aline Hurley, Georgia Lee Roberson, Delores Tharpe, DeEtte Copes, Beth Duchesne, Sue Jackson, Connie McNeil, Barbara Norris, Sandra Ziegler. Not pictured is Maudie Neathery.

Pink Ladies honored

The Delhi Hospital Ladies Auxiliary was honored with a luncheon at Champions Bistro April 23, commemorating National Volunteer Week.  These ladies work tirelessly purchasing, beautifully displaying and selling in the gift shop to fund special projects at the hospital.  Their latest project was helping fund the renovation of the hospital classroom.  In the past they have funded CPR materials, landscaping, new furniture for ER waiting room and furnishings for Behavioral Health Clinic and Delhi Community Health Center Dental Clinic.

Start robbery suspect caught while fishing

The man accused of the February armed robbery of the Start In-N-Out Mart has been arrested.

Within an hour of the robbery which took placed Feb. 23, the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office was able to use security camera footage to identify the suspect as Derrick Terrell Banks, 46, and issued a warrant for his arrest.

RPSO investigators the determined Banks was not in Richland or any of the surrounding parishes. Aided by the Louisiana State Police Criminal Intelligence Unit-Monroe, deputies began conducting interviews throughout northeast Louisiana and Texas.

Jump Start expansion benefits Richland

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted last week to expand the Jump Start Summers program, affording more than 3,000 high school students the opportunity to earn academic credit, engage in workplace-based learning, and attain critical industry-based credentials, all while earning a wage, during the upcoming summer months. 

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