Rayville Mayor Harry Lewis presents Captain Jerome Casey with a proclamation honoring the Salvation Army for the work it does in the area. Casey brought the Salvation Army’s emergency disaster vehicle to the Rayville Civic Center last week to give residents a chance to get to know more about him, the Salvation Army and the services it provides. The group has recently reopened its thrift store in Monroe and is working to reopen the men’s shelter.
The third annual Veterans Benefit Golf Scramble was held May 12 at the Delhi Municipal Golf Course. The event is sponsored by Tommie Cook Post 122. Local veterans and other golfers from our area as well as multiple states participated to honor our military. This year one player, Cody Curry, even scored an eagle during the tournament. The event once again featured a raffle to raise additional funds to donate to our veterans. Many of the items were donated by local merchants and the players.
Students attending Delhi Elementary School, Delhi Middle School, Holly Ridge Elementary School, Rayville Elementary School and Rayville Junior School will be eligible for public school choice.
Students who access choice must remain at that school for the full school year. Individual achievement scores, enrollment limits, and income level are criteria for consideration of priority for choice. (School performance scores for the previous school year were released in early November.) School choice will no longer be an option once D or F Letter Grades are raised to A, B, or C.
As demand grows for locally grown agricultural products, Louisiana fruit and vegetable growers are exploring production and marketing options for expanding their operations.
The North Louisiana Spring Field Tour, sponsored by the Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the LSU AgCenter, was held May 3. The tour included stops at the Rayville High School hydroponic greenhouses, Curry Farms agritourism attractions in Start and Robertson Produce Inc. wholesale distribution in Monroe.
A child is dead after succumbing to injuries he received during a crash May 8 near Bee Bayou.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m. May 8, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 at the Bee Bayou exit.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 GMC Yukon, driven by 33-year-old Trina Robinson of Houma, was traveling west on I-20 when she attempted to take the Bee Bayou exit.