From the 4-H files… back in 1960 Now here’s a guy I know pretty well. Don’t think I knew dad raised a cow and some turkeys when he was 15 though! –… Read More
Photo: American Legion Members, ca., 1919
American Legion Members, ca. 1919 The old photograph above was generously loaned to the Beacon by Mr. Leon Moreland. It is of the first members of the American Legion Post after it… Read More
Remembering Former Longtime Rayville Mayor, Joe Kalil (1922-1996) – AUDIO
Mr. Kalil, the son of immigrant parents from Lebanon, held the mayor’s post from 1970 until 1994. For ten years prior to that, from 1960 until his election as mayor in 1970, he was a member of the Board of Aldermen. Active in state levels as well, Mr. Kalil was a member and leader of the Louisiana Municipal Association, serving in 1974 and 75 as its president. For the remainder of his life, he was a valued member of the LMA Executive Board. In addition, he served on the Louisiana Municipal Retirement System and had been chairman of that board for the past 20 years.
Remembering Dolores “Dolly” Sapp, of Start (1933-2019)
Personal Remembrances of Mrs. Dolly Sapp The communities of Start and Crew Lake were saddened with the loss of Mrs. Dolores “Dolly” Sapp, on December 28, 2019. I’ve known Mrs. Dolores my… Read More
Rayville Cub Scout Pack Meeting, ca 1958
During the past month the five dens had been studying the movies, with the groups completing several projects which gave insight into making of movies, use of the camera, principal of the lens, etc. The sixth den, the Webelos Den, under Mr. Bob Gates, had continued their study of the Boy Scout Tenderfoot requirements.
Bayou Macon Fishing Rodeo -Visitors And Winners, Friday, July 9, 1937
Lamar Bryant – Fishing Rodeo Wed, Jul 14, 1937 – Page 10 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Mangham High School Seniors Visit Galveston Beach – 1959
Left to right, bottom row: James Hutson, Tim Fife, David Thomason, J. C. Clingfost, William Garsee, Wilfred Burgess, Paul Etier, Oliver Williams, Carl Pitman. left to right second row from bottom :… Read More
C.L. Walters, of Rayville, Seaman Second Class, Visited By Wife in San Diego. WWII 1944
C.L. Walter, Seaman Second Class, of Rayville. Sat, Apr 8, 1944 – 6 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com