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Grant deadline nears

Nonprofit organizations within Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative’s service area are invited to submit applications for grants through NELPCO’s Operation Round Up. 

The deadline for the current grant cycle is 4:45 p.m. July 31.

Northeast Louisiana Power Cooperative launched Operation Round Up, which is having a positive impact on the community it serves, in January 2016. Donations collected from Cooperative members who voluntarily “round up”  their bills to include extra pennies have made it possible for grants to be awarded.

Richland jobless rate rises slightly

Unemployment for Richland Parish rose half a point during May according to the latest figures from the Louisiana Works Commission.

The parish jobless rate fell rose from 5.6 percent in April to 6.1 percent in May. It is also up from 5.9 percent a year ago.

This reflects 508 people looking for work in May, up from 468 in April and 496 a year ago.

Currently 7,856 people are working in Richland Parish, up from 7,836 in April, but fewer than the 7,890 who were employed in the parish a year ago.

Delhi examines improvements to town park

Delhi Mayor Jesse Washington has submitted an application to the National Park Service for consultation assistance on behalf of the Town of Delhi to prepare a master plan for Delhi City Park. 

RTCA has visited the site and identified potential additional outdoor recreation opportunities. The park is located on Highway 80 West in Delhi.

Ideas for the park include a place to launch kayaks and canoes, an asphalt walking trail, exercise stations along the trail, pavilions for family picnics, a dog park, a splash pad for children.

Terry named to board of Louisiana Press Association

Mary Terry has been elected to three-year term on the board of the Louisiana Press Association. 

Mary L. Terry began her newspaper career as a reporter/photographer for the Teche News in St. Martinville in 1975. 

Two years later, she was promoted to advertising manager and worked in that capacity until 1999 when she retired from the Teche News and moved to north Louisiana with her late husband, Don.

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