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Frost sentenced to 225 years over murder

Judge Steve Dean sentenced Monteco Frost of Monroe to 225 years in prison on Jan. 9, District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced.  

Frost was convicted of first degree murder, three counts of attempted first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit first degree murder in September 2018.

Brightening up Barksdale

A mural created by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Johnson, a munitions technician assigned to the 707th maintenance squadron, decorates the walls of the 307th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight building at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Since becoming a Reserve Citizen Airman, Johnson has created several different designs for units around the 307th Bomb Wing.

Richland woman explores art in Air Force

For some, the dream of utilizing a professional career to pursue a personal passion is just that…a dream.  But Staff Sgt. Ashley Johnson, has turned that ideal into her every-day reality.

Johnson, the daughter of Carolyn Johnson of Shreveport and the granddaughter of Frances Frey of Rayville, is a mechanical ordinance technician with the 707 Maintenance Squadron. She has leveraged her career as a Reserve Citizen Airman to further her goals as an artist.  In fact, she has been able to combine her passion for art and her service to country on several different occasions.

Annual MLK parade, banquet slated Jan. 21

The Martin Luther King Memorial Society will have its annual Dr. King holiday activities Jan. 21.

This year’s banquet will be held  free of charge  at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Rayville Civic Center. The guest speaker is Pastor Vance A. Price of New Saint James Baptist Church of Monroe. This year’s theme is “Let’s Finish the Dream.” All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Delhi marks Black history

The Black History Committee for the Town of Delhi is pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 celebration will be A Time to Learn and Remember.

The committee will be honoring some of the area educators for their commitment to leading and teaching. 

The Mr. and Miss Black History Pageant is scheduled at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Delhi Civic Center. Applications can be obtained at Town Hall. 

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