Wreaths Across America held

North Louisiana celebrated Wreaths Across America ceremonies at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery Saturday.

The national theme for 2017 is, “I’m an American. Yes, I am.” North Louisiana residents and their families used the event to remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.

Delhi takes aim at abandoned houses, cars

The Town of Delhi will be cleaning up its streets and looking at cutting costs.

Mayor Jesse Washington said the council is working to create an ordinance which will make it easier for the town to clean up abandoned property.

“I get a lot of calls about blighted property and it’s a problem in the town of Delhi,” Washington said. “About 80 percent of the property isn’t even owned by people who live here.”

Sheriff’s Office plans meeting on active shooters

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering an opportunity for all parish churches to join together in becoming proactive to prevent active shooter situations.

An informative meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at Start Baptist Church. Please limit attendance to two members from each church. 

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley and his office will provide lunch for attendees.

The purpose of the meeting is to help church members become better prepared in the event of an active shooter situation in area churches.

Community Table joins newspaper’s monthly lineup

The Richland Beacon-News and Delhi Dispatch are adding the feature-rich special magazine American Profile’s Community Table each month. 

The first magazine is scheduled to be included in the Dec. 21 edition of the Richland Beacon-News and the Delhi Dispatch. 

American Profile offers value-minded, busy families simple solutions for making everyday life easier, more meaningful and more fun. 

Regular features include:

• Talk of the Table: News and views from celebrities.

• Good Life Guide: Tips and tools for improving daily life.


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