Donald retires following 47 years service to RMC

 After over 47 years of employment at Richardson Medical Center, Diane Donald is retiring.  

She first began her journey at RMC as a candy striper at the age of 14.  A candy striper was a voluntary school program designed to give (mostly girls at that time) an insight into the possibility of pursuing a career in nursing.  Donald enjoyed her work at RMC so much she applied and was hired at the age of 17 to begin what proved to be a life time career.    

Wreaths Across America to be held this Saturday

Wreaths Across America will take place at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at the Northeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery.

The cemetery, located south of Rayville on U.S. Hwy 425, has hosted a Wreaths Across America ceremony organized by the Original Rhymes Library Restoration Society every December since 2016.

Due to Covid-19 there will be no formal ceremony. However, volunteers will still be placing wreaths secured by Rhymes Memorial Library and others on each veteran’s grave site and reading each name aloud.

Mangham mayor passes away Monday night

Mangham Mayor Johnny Lee Natt passed away Monday night.

Mangham Police Chief Perry Fleming announced the mayor’s death Tuesday morning with a post on the police department’s Facebook page.

“The Mangham Police Department and the Town of Mangham are saddened by the loss of our Mayor Johnny Natt,” Fleming said. “The mayor was not only a friend to us all he was a husband, father, and grandfather. Please keep his family in your prayers.”

In addition to his work with the Town of Mangham, Natt was known for his legacy of coaching in Richland Parish.

Mangham Dragons head to football semi-finals

The Mangham Dragons will go into the semifinal round of the state 2A football playoffs undefeated.

The Dragons advanced in the playoffs last Thursday by defeating the Port Allen Pelicans 35-19 in the quarterfinals.

The outcome was never in doubt as the Dragons took a 21-0 lead in the second quarter and held it throughout the game. As always, Caleb Pleasant, Tae Gayden and Cam Wilmore led the Dragon offence, rolling up seven touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Dragon defense limited the Pelicans to 19 points.

Holly Ridge Happenings

At Christmas, lights burn brighter and friendly hugs get even tighter. 

The spirit of Christmas fills the air, and people seem to really care. 

Merry Hearts are filled with cheer. Families and friends all draw near. 

The streets around are all filled despite the cold winter chill. 

Everywhere there’s smiling faces, giving and receiving warm embraces. 

And for a time, sadness disappear. Peace, Joy and hope replaces fear. 

All because God’s love came down and filled the earth all around. 


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