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RMC chooses sole ambulance provider

Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service has signed on as Richardson Medical Center’s sole provider for ground transportation of patients to other hospitals requiring a higher level of care.

NELA’s contract with the hospital, located in Rayville, became effective on June 8. James Barrett, Jr., Richardson Medical Center’s CEO, signed the agreement on June 7. 

NELA is now the sole provider for all hospitals and nursing homes in Richland Parish. The service has contracts with the parish’s three nursing homes and Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi.

Teams honored

Sen. Francis Thompson and Rep. Bubba Chaney congratulate all four teams, coaches, and managers in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol.

Four championship teams recognized at state capitol

Four championship basketball teams from Richland Parish traveled with their coaches to the Louisiana State Capitol where Sen. Francis Thompson and Rep. Bubba Chaney recognized them and  their outstanding winning seasons May 30 at the legislature. 

Sen. Thompson and Rep. Chaney presented Senate and House Resolutions in both chambers to the Delhi High School Lady Bears championship basketball team, the Rayville Hornets championship basketball team, the Rayville Junior High championship team and the Delhi Bears runner-up to the championship title.  

Baton Rouge Bank acquires Richland State Bank in deal

Business First Bancshares, the holding company for Business First Bank, and Richland State Bancorp jointly announced Monday the signing of a definitive agreement under which Business First will acquire Richland State and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Richland State Bank.

On a pro forma basis as of March 31, 2018, the combined institution would be the 4th largest Louisiana-headquartered bank, with total assets of approximately $2 billion.

Rayville High School seniors ready to face life after RHS

Rayville High School held its commencement ceremony May 17 in the Rayville Arts Center. 

The commencement program opened with the posting of the colors by the Rayville High School JROTC, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by First Sergeant Calvin Sistrunk.  The 84 graduates then marched down the aisle led by Valedictorian Haleigh Pittman and Salutatorian Katie Trisler.  

Richland jobless rate falls slightly during April

Unemployment in Richland Parish dropped slightly in April according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Works Commission.

That number reflects a decrease to 5.7 percent in April from 6 percent in March. Both are down from the 6.1 percent recorded in April 2017.

This means 470 people were looking for work in Richland Parish in April, down from 499 in March and 506 a year ago.

In all, 7,838 people were working in Richland Parish in April, down from 7,861 in March and up from 7,790 a year ago.

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