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Richland parish jobless rate falls

The jobless rate for Richland Parish fell more than half a percent in September.

The Richland Parish unemployment rate fell from 6.9 percent in August to 6.3 percent in September according to figures released by the the Louisiana Works Commission. It was higher than the 5.4 percent registered in September 2017.

That translates into 514 people looking for work in the parish in September, down from 582 in August and up from 450 a year ago.

Currently 7,708 people are working in Richland Parish. That’s down from 7,795 in August and 7,811 a year ago.

Darnell wins annual Aycock service award

Charles Darnell of Rayville was the winner of the Sellers Aycock Jr., Service Award for 2018 at the annual awards banquet held at the First United Methodist Church in Rayville recently.

The Aycock Award is presented by the Rayville Kiwanis Club/Aycock Awards Committee to a person who has voluntarily chosen to donate time and effort for the betterment of the community, whether it be volunteering in schools, veterans affairs, helping a friend or neighbor in need, teaching a child how to read or throw a ball or standing up for causes good for the community.

RPSO plans prayer breakfast

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office will host its annual Thanksgiving prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Rayville Civic Center and at 8 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Delhi Civic Center.

All Richland Parish seniors, age 60 and over, are invited to pray for the community, enjoy breakfast and fellowship and enter to win door prizes.

The annual event is sponsored by the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Registration deadline nears for fall election in Richland

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is drawing near.

Richland Parish residents will help decide the fate of a number of state and local items on the ballot as well as six constitutional amendments.

The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Oct. 16.

Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28).

Eula D. Britton alumni remember first team

The school year of 1966- 67 was a very eventful and exciting year, for the young men attending Eula D. Britton High School, Rayville. 

 The announcement of a football team was a long-awaited dream for the boys who had played football on empty lots around Rayville and on the school grounds.  Many of them eagerly tried out for the school’s first football team the fall of 1966. 

 Several members of the football team shared their memories during the “Down Memory Lane” segment at the school reunion, June 30- July 1,2018 holding the audience spell bound.

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