Pastor elected to lead heritage association

The Rev. Bill Nash of Mangham was recently re-elected president of Heritage Family Association of Fort Polk for his third term.

The Association is comprised of descendants of original landowners of the Ft Polk Range. In 1941 as the US Army took possession of the area, the some 700 families had to relocate.

The area consists of land which runs 15 miles north to south and some 23 miles east to west in Vernon Parish. It contains 23 cemeteries of the native families, some graves going back to about 1850.

Parish Ballet Company

Parish Ballet Company members prepare for their upcoming performance of the Nutcracker to be held at 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Richland Parish Arts Center in Rayville.

Parish Ballet Company plans inaugural performance

Richland Parish has a new ballet company and the beginnings of a new holiday tradition this year as the company prepares for its first production of The Nutcracker Dec. 19 at the Richland Parish Arts Center.

Parish Ballet Company is the dream of local dance instructor Rebecka Gwin. 

Boeuf River DAR chapter names citizenship winners

Boeuf River Chapter, NSDAR, has announced its school and parish Good Citizen winners for 2021.

One senior from each school has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen for 2021.  They were selected by faculty members and classmates as a student who best demonstrates the qualities of a Good Citizen.  Those qualities are dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.  

Delhi schools seek bond issue for facilities

Voters in Richland Parish District 1 will decide the fate of a $12 million bond issue to support Delhi schools when they go to the polls on Dec. 5.

“Monies generated from the bonds will support facility and building improvements at Delhi Elementary School, Delhi Middle School and Delhi High School,” Richland Parish School Board Superintendent Sheldon Jones said. “I encourage registered voters in District 1 to participate in early voting as well as the called election.”

DCS providing summer food service through May

Delhi Charter School is participating in the Summer Food Service Program until the end of May 2021.

Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 


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