The community of Oak Ridge in Northeast Louisiana is fortunate to have it’s own private litter control. Mr. R. E. Barham, affectionately known as Mr. Rie, is 92 years old. Every morning he gets on his bicycle, puts a plastic bag in the basket, and patrols the town for any bits of trash that have appeared since the previous morning. Patiently and meticulously he picks up and disposes of the litter, also taking time to collect fallen limbs and sticks. Ever vigilant in his personal war on litter, Mr. Rie is a fixture in Oak Ridge and a shining example of community pride.