Fire Marshal offers tips for safe Fourth of July

As another fireworks sales season begins, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to encourage all Louisiana residents to not only be safe when using fireworks, but knowledgeable when buying them.

More than 500 retail fireworks permits have been issued for the 2019 Fourth of July season, as it is state law for wholesale and retail fireworks business operators to be appropriately licensed by the SFM, in the parishes and municipalities where they are legally allowed.  The sales season extends through July 4.

Fan drive helps seniors keep cool

The Richland Voluntary Council on Aging is hosting its annual fan drive. 

The fans will be used to help the elderly during these extremely high heat levels.

Donations of fans, or money for the Council on Aging to purchase fans, can be made at the Richland Council on Aging, 414 Harrison Street, Rayville, between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

The Delhi COA can accept donations during their business hours of 9 a.m. and noon Mondays through Fridays.

Day at Lake planned for this Friday

Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office Day at the Lake will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 at Poverty Point State Park in Delhi.

This event is for all seniors age 60 and over.

Seniors are invited to come out an enjoy fried fish, French fries and hush-puppies for lunch. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m.

The Day at the Lake will feature live entertainment provided by the Mike McKenzie Band, boat rides, door prizes, popcorn, snow cones, fishing and chances to play PLINKO to win even more prizes.

Mangham football star to host camp

Jonathan Holland, former Oakland Raider, Louisiana Tech Bulldog and Mangham Dragon standout, has partnered with Mangham Athletics and the Mangham Booster Club to present his inaugural Youth Football Camp in his hometown of Mangham.

The camp, designed for children ages 6-16 years old, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 at Mangham High School.

“I am extremely honored to host my youth summer football camp in my hometown.  The goal for this camp is to make a positive impact within the community and surrounding areas,” Holland said.

Rayville native honored for life in music education

Rayville native John E.  Newson Sr., was honored for 50 years of excellence as a musician and educator June 9 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Newson retired as director of university bands at Howard University in 2018 after 50 years in music education.

A Rayville native, Newsom is a graduate of the Class of 1965, Eula D Britton. and the son of Roosevelt and Zipporah Newson.


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