Riverfield homecoming court

Riverfield Academy’s Homecoming Court for 2018 will be, seated, from left, Queen candidates Keisha Patel, Taylor Hixon, Madisyn Bennett; standing from left, freshman maid Annabelle Arnold, sophomore maid Lily Greer, junior maid Jordan Sanders, junior maid Lee Allison Prine, sophomore maid Kennedy Bruce, freshman maid Jenna Moore; princess Paisleigh Stephenson and crown bearer Tripp Thomason.

Riverfield Academy ready for homecoming

Riverfield Academy will host the Leake Academy Rebels for Homecoming at 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

This year’s theme is “We’ve Got The Beat.” The pep rally will be Oct. 4 at the stadium.

Homecoming presentation will be 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Riverfield Academy Gymnasium. Coronation of this year’s Queen will take place at the presentation.

The pre-game procession of the Queen, Maids, Princess and Crown Bearer will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Halftime festivities will take place on Joe Meeks Field.

Fire department grants

Delhi Fire Chief Ken Hall, right, and Deputy Chief Micah Duchesne display some of the new equipment recently funded by two AFG grants.

Delhi fire department receives grants

The Delhi Fire Department received a total of two grants worth $ 219,572 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The total of the first grant was $171,000 which was used to purchase 15 sets of turn out gear, 20 SCBA air packs with 20 spare bottles and three RIT kits. The department matched the grant with a five percent contribution, Fire Chief Ken Hall said.

Inmate recaptured after search by authorities

An Richland Parish Detention Center inmate who managed to escape was recaptured the same day.

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said that at around 10 p.m. Sept. 12,  Monteco K. Frost, 23, an inmate at the Richland Parish Detention Center was being treated at the Richardson Medical Center in Rayville. At that time, he was able to overpower a Richland Parish Detention guard rendering the guard unconscious.  While the guard was unconscious Frost took keys from the guard and removed his restraints and fled in the prison transport van. 

POW/MIA service slated

The American Legion Tommie Cook Post #122 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Christian-Phillips Post #3375 will hold its Annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony for Richland Parish at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

It will be held in the Rayville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 905 Louisa St.

America’s 83,000 soldiers missing in action include: more than 73,600 from WWII, 7,900 from Korea, 1,650 from the Vietnam War, 126 from the Cold War and 11 from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Voter registration week set

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is joining Richland Parish Registrar of Voters Carol Morgan and  other registrar across the state the week of Sept. 24-28 to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.

 The next regularly scheduled election in Louisiana is the congressional primary on Nov. 6. Louisiana’s registration push also coincides with National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.


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