The Richland Parish School Board was awarded the School Redesign Grant by the Louisiana Department of Education in the amount of $340,336 on Jan. 16.
Close readers will remember that last year I said the Hornets were the best Rayville basketball team I had lever seen except for the team I would see next year.
If I have ever made an understatement, this was it. This year, the Hornets have come out blazing even beyond my own expectations.
They have won the three biggest tournaments in Northeast Louisiana, the inaugural Big E Classic, the West Monroe Invitational’ and Ouachita’s Don Redding Classic. For good measure, they won the Parkview Tournament.
After another tough pre-district schedule that left the Lady Hornets around five-hundred in the won-loss column, the ladies have hit their stride in district play, going undefeated in their first five district games.
They are trying to duplicate last season’s undefeated district play.
There are only two home games left to catch these girls playing, Ferriday Feb. 2 and Delhi Charter Feb. 9.
They have been winning these games in a comfortable fashion, though not as comfortable as the last one with General Trass of Lake Providence, 67-11.
The Divine Pearl’s organization has taken on a new initiative, Sowing Love.
Along with its other principle ideals such as community service, modeling positive behaviors, education and helping our fellowman, this new initiative is grounded in the heart of kindness and the spirit of showing gratitude to those who are often times overlooked while providing much needed services for others.
Richland Parish Sheriff Garry Gilley sponsored a program from Tom Long’s Tactical Officers Survival School for local and out of state officers.
Long is a law enforcement officer with 33 years of service. He has been a firearms and tactical SWAT instructor for the past 28 years. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has thousands of hours of police training. He is a recognized law enforcement expert in police firearms, pursuits, policy and procedure in local state and federal court levels.