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Sellers Aycock award nominations accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sellers Aycock Jr. Service Award.

Sellers Aycock was a lifelong resident of Rayville who volunteered tirelessly to improve his town, his church and his parish.

Any Richland Parish resident (current or past) may be nominated.

The award recognizes those people who, like Sellers Aycock, have given generously of their time and talent to strengthen their community.

Nomination forms are available at Richland State Bank, Rhymes Memorial Library or from any member of the Rayville Kiwanis Club.

Poverty Point plans summer activities

Poverty Point World Heritage Site will be holding some special weekday activities this summer. 

If you are looking for activities for the kids, or just taking a road trip, we have some great options for you. All ages are welcome to participate!

The June schedule includes:

• June 12, 3–4:30 p.m.: Prehistoric Pottery Demonstration.

• June 13, 9:30 a.m.: Ranger Guided Hike.

• June 20, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Atlatl Demonstration.

• June 21, 10 – 11:30 a.m.: Sock Moccasin Making.

• June 27, Noon – 2 p.m.: Prehistoric Pottery Demonstration.

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Richland Parish Library adds parking lot

The Richland Parish Library’s main branch has a new parking lot.  It is here in time for summer reading.  As everyone knows, summer reading is a time for fun, adventure, and learning.  A parking lot has been needed for a long time especially for summer reading.  This year’s summer reading theme is ‘A Universe of Stories.’  The library will have the zoo, a storyteller, a magician, story time plus much more.

Air lift

Northeast Louisiana Ambulance and AirEvac of Rayville are shown working to airlift a patient from a serious crash on Saturday. The ambulance service urges motorists to ensure all occupants are properly restrained. Wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. While not all crashes are survivable, seat belts can greatly decrease the occupant’s chance of death and will greatly reduce the extent of injury.

Accident leaves one child dead

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a fatal crash on LA Hwy 183 just north of LA Hwy 854 which took the life of an unrestrained child on May 25.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by 21-year-old Darren Moore of Horn Lake, Miss., was traveling south on LA Hwy 183. For reasons still under investigation, the Impala traveled off the road into a ditch and collided with a culvert.      

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