BREAKING: Holtz, LA Tech to Part Ways

According to the Lincoln Parish Journal:  RUSTON — Louisiana Tech VP and Director of Athletics Eric Wood announced today that Bulldog head football coach Skip Holtz will coach his final game on the Bulldog sideline this Saturday at Rice.

“Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties,” said Wood. “Louisiana Tech owes Skip a debt of gratitude for his loyalty and dedication to our football student-athletes, our University, and our community over the past decade.

“He has been able to accomplish some things that weren’t previously done here on a consistent basis prior to his arrival. We continue to be committed to winning conference championships, and that expectation is stronger than ever.”

Holtz was introduced as the 33rd head coach in Bulldog football history in December 2012. He led the program to two Conference USA championship game appearances (2014, 2016) and seven bowl appearances with six wins. He owns a record of 64-49 entering this Saturday’s season finale against Rice.

“This is the right time for me to evaluate a new start in my career,” said Holtz. “I’ve had the privilege of mentoring young people and building football programs for more than 30 years, including the last nine as head coach of Louisiana Tech. The past two seasons have brought additional challenges to our program, and I simply think it is time for someone else to have the chance to lead this special group of young men.

“I am not done coaching football and have great passion and energy to continue to lead young men through this game that I love so much. It is just time for me to channel my energies elsewhere.

“I appreciate the support of the University, my players and the Ruston community and am extremely proud of what we have done here. I hate that our streak of seven straight bowl appearances was broken this year. But the program is not broken, and I have no doubt that there are great things ahead for the Bulldogs. I am locking arms with our team to go out and compete with everything we have one last time against Rice.”

In his nine years at LA Tech, Holtz has amassed 64 victories – third most in program history – and recorded his 150th career victory earlier this year in a 45-42 win over Southeastern Louisiana. He has had 13 players selected in the NFL Draft, the most in C-USA. He was named the Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2016.

Wood will name an interim head coach as the national search for Tech’s next head coach begins immediately.


Arcadia Christmas Tree Lighting Draws Large Crowd

A large crowd gathered in Henderson Jordan Park in downtown Arcadia on Tuesday night.  The park was decorated with garland, poinsettias, and, of course, a Christmas tree for the Christmas season.  Christmas music added to the festive mood.  Some attendees won door prizes. 

Arcadia’s Mayor O’Landis Millican and Bienville Parish Tax Assessor Carol Brown spoke to the crowd.  Mayor Millican said, “We hope this will become a tradition you and your family will look forward to each year.  Thank you Willow Ridge for providing the Hot Chocolate this evening. Thank you Ginger Pickett for loaning us the tree! We really really appreciate it. ”  


One Family has More Than Turkey as the Main Course for Thanksgiving Dinner

At about 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Minnie Crawford was returning to her home on Highway 9.  When she was a mere 500 feet from her driveway, a deer struck her Camaro. 

Minnie said “I never saw it until it hit!”  She had no time to react.  The impact with the doe crushed her windshield  and roof. 

Shattered glass from the broken windshield flew all over Minnie but she was uninjured other than soreness from the locking of the seatbelt when she hit the brakes. 

She said this was the second deer she has killed this year but she failed to clarify whether she killed the first deer with a car or a gun.    


Today in History – November 26

1476 – Vlad the Impaler defeated Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and became the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui.

1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day was observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.

1812 – The Battle of Berezina began during Napoleon’s retreat from Russia.

1832 – The first streetcar railway in America began operating in New York City with a 12 cent fare.

1859 – The last weekly installment of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” was published in literary periodical “All the Year Round”.

1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.

1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll was published in America.

1896 – Amos Alonzo Stagg of University of Chicago created the football huddle.

1898 – The SS Portland, “The Titanic of New England”, left for Cape Cod.  It was shipwrecked off Cape Ann and all 192 onboard were killed.

1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.

1922 – The Toll of the Sea debuted as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)

1942 – Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered in New York City.

1943 – The last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie, “Girl Crazy”, was released.

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hit a Woolworth’s shop in London, United Kingdom, and killed 168 people.

1944 – Himmler ordered the destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoria.

1945 – Charlie “Bird” Parker led a recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the “greatest Jazz session ever” with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

1948 – The first polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 became prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras for the next 15 years.

1956 – “The Price Is Right” debuted on NBC.

1962 – The Beatles re-recorded “Please Please Me” at a faster tempo.

1965 – France launched Astérix and became the third nation to put an object in orbit using its own booster.

1968 – Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescued an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor.

1969 – Cream held their final concert (Royal Albert Hall).  They held four reunion concerts in 2005.

1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1 1/2 inches of rain fell in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.

1973 – Nixon’s personal secretary Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape.

1976 – Sex Pistols released their debut single “Anarchy In The UK”.

1977 – An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, who claimed to be the representative of the “Ashtar Galactic Command”, took over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.

1983 – Brink’s-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million were stolen from the Brink’s-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.

1984 – John W. Mercom Jr. announced that the New Orleans Saints were up for sale for $75 million.

1985 – Random House bought Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000.

2000 – George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes by Katherine Harris.  He won the United States presidential election despite losing in the national popular vote.

2003 – The Concorde made its final flight (over Bristol, England).

2011 – The Mars Science Laboratory was launched to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.


Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

Early voting for the December 11th election will begin tomorrow, Nov. 27th and run through Saturday, Dec. 4th, (excluding Sunday) from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm at the Bienville Parish Registrar of Voters Office, 100 Courthouse Dr., Suite 1400, (200 Gap Farm Rd for GPS guidance) Arcadia, LA.

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!

To view your sample ballot please visit http://www.geauxvote.com, come by our office to view a posted copy or visit our Facebook page. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office by phone at 318-263-7407 or email at bienvillerov@sos.la.gov.

Thank you,
Nickie Warren
Bienville Parish Registrar


Letter to the Editor: Vote For Millage Renewal this December

To the citizens of Bienville Fire Protection District 7, 

We want to start off by saying Bienville Parish Fire Protection District 7 would like to sincerely thank the citizens of District 7 for the many years of support. Your support has been vital to the department in many ways to protect all of our citizens in many areas of public safety.

When you head to the polls in December you will see a millage RENEWAL, not a new tax on the ballot. This millage will be the same millage that you all have approved for years allowing Bienville Fire Protection District to provide FIRE/EMS/RESCUE services. This millage is renewed every 10 years.  This money is used to provided Fire, Emergency medical and Rescue responses throughout the district and is a vital millage to continue to provide these services. We will continue to provide the best services that we can and move the department forward to give the citizens of this district quality service.

With your support, the Bienville Fire Protection District 7 has completed and grown in several areas throughout the past several years.

  • Improved response times with rapid response EMS vehicles and Command Vehicles. Due to very extended ambulance response times, medically trained Emergency Medical First Responders are a vital part of this district.
  • Increased on duty coverage with Advanced Life Support Medical care.
  • Smoke Detector Installation Program- Free Installs.
  • 3 Lifepak Cardiac monitors were added to allow for better patient care while on scene awaiting medical transport.
  • Interagency Operability with local, regional, state, and federal agencies.
  • Applied for and received multiple grants.
  • Emergency Pre-Planning throughout the entire district to include high hazard areas to help mitigate emergency scenes
  • Several new Fire apparatuses to help with water supply throughout the district and to assist with PIAL rating to allow us to achieve a better rating in order to lower property insurance rates throughout the district.
  • New stations have been built to house new apparatus throughout the district.
  • Updated medical supplies and equipment that can be used during those critical times to help our citizens of the district.
  • Certified Firefighters, Certified EMT’s, and a NREMT-Paramedic added to our staff
  • A Junior Firefighter program was started to recruit the younger citizens of our district to allow them training and future job opportunities.
  • Upgraded structural bunker gear and extrication gear for emergency responses.

Bienville Fire Protection District 7 will continue to strive for better protection for our citizens, we sincerely want to thank you again for your continued support and ask for your SUPPORT on the upcoming millage RENEWAL in December.

If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the department (318) 395-3556.

Respectfully submitted,

Bienville Parish Fire Protection District 7
Fire Chief:  Chase Walsworth
Deputy Fire Chief: Bill Dabbs
Board Members: Stephen Brown, Bennie Martin, Ronnie Matthews, Cassandria Peoples

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Angler’s Perspective: An Angler’s Thanksgiving

Now that we have carved the turkey and taken a nap while watching the Dallas Cowboys traditional Thanksgiving Day game, we can now turn our attention to Christmas. But before we begin to think about jolly Ole St. Nick, let’s take a look at why I’m so thankful. No one appreciates more than me the opportunities I’ve had over the years to pursue and chase largemouth bass all across the southern United States. As a bass fisherman, I am truly blessed in so many ways. While I’m sure I’ll probably leave something out, here’s my list of what I’m thankful for.

1. My health… At the age of 60, and still in decent shape, I’m able to get in and out of my boat without busting my butt. I can still make that giant leap onto the front deck and drop the trolling motor in the water. I can fish all day and still feel pretty good the next day, as long as I’m taking my joint supplements and Aleve!

2. My boat… As a young man growing up, I looked forward to the day I would be launching my 20-foot Ranger bass boat with a 250 HP Yamaha engine on the back and the best Minn Kota trolling motor (Ultrex)… that with the push of a button will lock you down on a brush pile in the middle of the lake. It is a boat fully carpeted with awesome seats that rides like a luxury car and the best state of the art electronics that could probably help navigate your way to the moon and back.

3. The best rods and reels…. Another blessing is being a part of an awesome company like Daiwa. They have a tremendous line of rods and reels that I have used for the last six years, that just might be the best on the planet.

4. My relationships with certain companies…. Over the years, I’ve forged relationships with companies like Ranger Boats, Daiwa, SPRO, Gamakatsu, V&M, Seaguar fishing line and Santone Lures. Great companies that are staples in the bass fishing industry. What a blessing!

5. Great tournament organizations … I love competition and today anglers have a multitude of options to choose from. Organizations like B.A.S.S. and Major League Fishing (MLF) offer a wide range of tournaments for all skill levels from high school to college to professional. At no time in history has there been so many bass fishing opportunities that allow anglers to compete.

6. The best lakes in the country….Take a pen and draw a 150-mile radius around Natchitoches, Louisiana, and you will have circled three of top 10 lakes in the country. Located right here in our own back yard are legendary lakes like Toledo Bend, Sam Rayburn and Caddo. But just outside that radius in East Texas sit Lake Fork, Lake of the Pines, Lake Monticello, and I’ll even throw in the Red River, just because of its history of hosting the Bassmaster Classic twice and a place I love to fish.

7. Friends and fellow competitors…. This is what makes tournament bass fishing special. The friendships and connections I have made through bass fishing is insane. While all of us want to win every time we launch our boats, there’s something special about the relationships you form with fellow anglers that cannot be explained. Just like any other sport, there are “clicks” or groups of guys that will help each other during an event like maybe sharing a technique they’re using or sharing information about a bait they’re getting bites on. Within each of these clicks though, is a word called trust. Bass anglers are a funny bunch when it comes to sharing info and before they will share, trust must be established. Just like a marriage, if trust is broken, that bond is severed forever.

One more thing, as an outdoorsman I’ve had the joy of watching some of the best sunrises and sunsets ever seen. God paints an awesome display each and every day on a giant blue canvas. There’s something special in the air on a tournament morning just before take-off with the sun rising in the east and anglers sitting on the water. It’s an indescribable feeling of how good God is and what a privilege it is to get to do what I do. I’m truly thankful for all of this, and so much more, that I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy during my long bass fishing career. Till next week, good luck, good fishing and don’t forget to set the hook! Make sure to check out the Hook’N Up & Track’N Down Show for the latest news and information related to the great outdoors every Wednesday at 11:00 and Saturday mornings at 6:00 on AM 1130 The Tiger or go to hutdshow.com to see our latest episode.

Steve Graf
Owner/Co-host
Hook’N Up & Track’N Down Show
And Tackle Talk Live


Cryptoquote

Print this page to work the puzzle.  If you are unable to print this page you can download it by clicking “Download” below.

Instructions:
ZCIRPZCI is EINSTEIN
In Cryptoquotes, one letter stands for another. In the example above, Z is used for two E’s, I for the two N’s, etc. Single letters, double letters, apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. The code letters change with each puzzle.

TODAY’S CRYPTOQUOTE:

“RVQM VE YONE AY JM EFMTA, TYA AY JM EIBMH.” ~ H. S. RIZNMTUM

Previous Cryptoquote solution: “”Happy Thanksgiving from the Bienville Parish Journal” ~ Brad Dison


Save the Dates: Upcoming Basketball Games

Show your support to your favorite local team(s) this coming week.  Take a look at the schedule below.

Castor

  • Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. the Castor Girls versus Stanley – Away game
  • Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. the Castor Boys versus Stanley – Away game

Gibsland-Coleman

  • Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Gibsland-Coleman Boys versus Plain Dealing – Home game
  • Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Gibsland-Coleman Girls versus Plain Dealing – Home game

Ringgold

  • Nov. 29 at TBA Ringgold Boys versus River Oaks – Home game
  • Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Ringgold Girls versus River Oaks – Home game
  • Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Ringgold Boys versus Evangel Christian – Away game
  • Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Ringgold Girls versus Evangel Christian – Away game

Saline

  • Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. the Saline Girls versus Calvin – Home game
  • Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. the Saline Boys versus Calvin – Home game

Happy Thanksgiving from Bienville Parish Journal

Thanksgiving is the time to be thankful, remember good times, and embrace those who enrich our lives.  I hope your Thanksgiving table is full of your favorite food, surrounded by your favorite people and full of excitement… except for a couple of hours in there when you want to take a nap.  Don’t bother counting calories this Thanksgiving, just your blessings.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Deputy Graduates Bossier Parish Sheriffs Training Academy

Captain Micah Crawford congratulates Deputy Dustin Mills

On Friday morning, November 19, Dustin Mills, a 2017 graduate of Arcadia high school, graduated from the Bossier Parish Sheriffs Training Academy. 

In May of this year, Mr. Mills graduated from Louisiana College in Pineville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  

He will continue to work for the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Congratulations, Dustin!!!


Arcadia Resident Graduates from Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech University has announced graduates from its Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies held on November 20th.

Just one of the many graduates from the Fall session was from Bienville Parish.

Kendal Renea Smith of Arcadia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a concentration in Family Science.

Kendal graduated from Claiborne Academy in Haynesville in 2017. Kendal said she is still exploring options as far as a career.

Congratulations and good luck, Kendal!!!


Deputies Charge Fourth Bienville Resident in Cruelty to Animals Case

Bienville Parish deputies have charged a fourth person in an ongoing cruelty to animals case.  Deputies charged Rebecca Faye Dawson Griffith with Criminal Trespass of an Immovable Structure and 23 counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals.

The other three Bienville residents charged in this case were:

  • William Cody Hodges – 23 Counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animal
  • Tyler K. Hodges –  23 Counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals
  • Mary Hodges – 23 Counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

On November 12, 2021 Bienville Parish sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence on Lela Street in Bienville after citizens’ complaints and an investigation by BPSO concerning a number of dogs which were found to be in declining health. One dog carcass had previously been located in the yard of the home. A previous complainant had related that there were 8 living and 5 dead dogs inside the residence.

On November 7, 2021 Sgt. Poda located 11 living dogs running loose and also observed 4 dogs inside the residence. The following day deputies returned the residence and provided water to the dogs that were outside.

On November 9, 2021 BPSO Communications Deputy Jean Cowan contacted the Louisiana Humane Society and was successful in coordinating resources to provide food as well as veterinary support for the animals. Dr. Kasey Johnson of the Jonesboro Animal Clinic was retained to assist in the removal and care of the animals on November 12, 2021. Prior to that time deputies fed and watered the dogs that were outside the residence.

Upon execution of the search warrant deputes located 5 dogs inside the residence, 2 dogs in a locked shed and 7 dogs in the yard. Deputies were overwhelmed with the smell of dog urine and feces but located no food or water. All the dogs were removed by Dr. Johnson and her assistants and were transported to the veterinary clinic for vet care and possible relocation of the animals.

Deputies located documents of several people who had resided at the home prior to the investigation. Arrest warrants had been previously obtained for Mary Hodges, age 65 of Lela St., Bienville and one other resident for aggravated cruelty to animals concerning the investigation.

Ms. Hodges was arrested at the Lela St. address on November 10, 2021 and was booked into the Bienville Parish Jail and later transferred to the Webster Parish Women’s Facility. More arrests are forthcoming.

A special thank you goes out to Dy. Cowan for her efforts to obtain assistance for the animals, as well as Capt. Crawford, Sgt. Poda, Cpl. Lawson, Deputy Bowman and Deputy Madden who went above and beyond in their efforts to ensure the animals received humane treatment. Kudos to Capt. Darrell Mills and his investigators namely Sgt. Skapura, Sgt. Allen and Sgt. Jones who assisted in the search warrant and provided invaluable assistance in the securing of the animals for transport. Last but not least thanks to the Louisiana Humane Society and Dr. Johnson and her assistants from the Jonesboro Animal Clinic for their expertise and assistance.


Early Voting Begins Saturday

Early voting for the December 11th election will begin Saturday, Nov. 27th and run through Saturday, Dec. 4th, (excluding Sunday) from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm at the Bienville Parish Registrar of Voters Office, 100 Courthouse Dr., Suite 1400, (200 Gap Farm Rd for GPS guidance) Arcadia, LA.

To view your sample ballot please visit http://www.geauxvote.com, come by our office to view a posted copy or visit our Facebook page. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office by phone at 318-263-7407 or email at bienvillerov@sos.la.gov.

Thank you,
Nickie Warren
Bienville Parish Registrar


Arcadia Hornets Win 1, Lose 3

 On Saturday, the Arcadia Hornets took on Lakeside Warriors in the Lakeside Tournament.  The Hornets won 59-45.  The Lady Hornets played against the Lakeview Gators and lost 29-72 in what was their first loss of the season.

Yesterday, the Hornets took on the Saline Bobcats.  The Hornets played a good game but lost by just two points.  The final score was 69-71.  The Lady Hornets took on Wossman in the Wossman tournament and lost 34-60.

Take a look at the current schedule below.


Arcadia High School Boys Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 16 at 6 pmSummerfieldHomeWin57-41
Nov. 17 at 7 pmLakeview (tournament)AwayLoss58-87
Nov. 20 at 4:30 pmLakeside (tournament)AwayWin59-45
Nov. 23 at 5 pmSalineAwayLoss69-71
Dec. 9 at 7:30 pmGreen OaksHome
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHome
Dec. 13 at 7 pmRustonHome
Dec. 21 at 7 pmHaynesvilleHome
Dec. 21 at 7 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHome
Dec. 23 at 7 pmGibsland-ColemanAway
Dec. 28 at 7:15 pmJonesboro-HodgeAway
Jan. 7 at 7 pmGreen OaksAway
Jan. 13 at 7 pmLakesideHome
Jan. 14 at 7 pmSimsboroHome
Jan. 18 at 7 pm Calvary Baptist (district)Away
Jan. 21 at 7 pmHaynesville (district)Home
Jan. 25 at 7 pmHomerHome
Jan. 28 at 6 pmMagnolia School of Excellence (district)Away
Jan. 31 at 7:15 pmJonesboro-HodgeHome
Feb. 1 at 7 pmGlenbrook (district)Home
Feb. 4 at 7 pmPlain DealingAway
Feb. 8 at 7 pmRinggold (district)Home
Feb. 11 at 7 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolAway
Feb. 15 at 7 pmHomerAway
Feb. 18 at 6 pmSimsboroAway

Arcadia High School Girls Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 16 at 6 pmSumemrfieldHomeWin47-41
Nov. 17 at 6 pmNorth DeSoto (tournament)AwayWin40-19
Nov. 19 at 6 pmNorth Webster (tournament)AwayWin52-19
Nov. 20 at 6 pmLakeview (tournament)AwayLoss29-72
Nov. 22 at 6 pmSalineAway
Nov. 23 at 12 pmWossman (tournament)AwayLoss34-60
Dec. 8 at 6 pmPlain DealingHome
Dec. 9 at 6 pmGreen OaksHome
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHome
Dec. 13 at 5:30 pmRustonHome
Dec. 21 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHome
Dec. 22 at 6 pmWossmanHome
Dec. 23 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanAway
Dec. 28 at 6 pmJonesboro-HodgeAway
Jan. 7 at 6 pmGreen OaksAway
Jan. 13 at 6 pmLakesideHome
Jan. 14 at 6 pmSimsboroHome
Jan. 18 at 6 pmCalvary Baptist (district)Away
Jan. 21 at 6 pmHaynesville (district)Home
Jan. 25 at 6 pmHomer (district)Home
Jan. 31 at 6 pmJonesboro-HodgeHome
Feb. 1 at 6 pmGlenbrook (district)Home
Feb. 4 at 6 pmPlain DealingAway
Feb. 8 at 6 pmRinggoldHome
Feb. 11 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory School (district)Away

Tournaments

Arcadia TournamentsFromTo
LakesideNov. 17Nov. 20
WossmanNov. 22Nov. 24
RustonDec. 16Dec. 18

Teddy Allen: If You’re Dead, Why Even Take a Shower?

Former Times sportswriter Jim McLain died a little more than three years ago, something I’d forgotten about until I saw him the other day in Shreveport.

It is not often you get to talk to your friends, in person, after they die. But Mr. McLain, a reporter for nearly 40 years and a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame since 1995 when he was presented the Distinguished Service Award, is nothing if not durable. Even after he’d died, he’d gone about his business, pro that he is.

Turns out that, according to Jim, the only really good part about being dead and not knowing about it is the being, as he describes it, “blissfully unaware.” But once he found out he was dead, well, it was a bit of a different ballgame.

“I might not have known I was dead for several more weeks if I hadn’t gotten a call from my doctor’s office,” he said.

The woman was pleasant when he answered but confused when, after she asked his name, he identified himself as the proposed deceased. The doctor’s secretary even asked to speak to his wife, who verified she’d been cooking and washing clothes all week for the same 80-year-old she’d been married to for half a century.

Mrs. McLain had done that work for nothing, according to the government. A recent Medicare claim filed on behalf of Mr. McLain had bounced back with the notation that, according to the latest records, he was dead.

Sorry. But there you have it. Who said life, or death, was fair?

Jim suggested refiling the claim. Probably a typing error had occurred, he reasoned. But the following Wednesday after the mail arrived, he heard his wife yelling through the shower door, something about the Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters removing him – well, removing his corpse – from the voter rolls. “Hate to say it,” she said, “but it looks like this time, you really are dead.”

Thought No. 1 for Mr. Jim: “Wasted shower.” Thought No. 2: “The government has lost me and if I’m to be found, I have to send out my own search party.” Thought No. 3: “Why am I still hungry?”

He called his local Social Security Administration, hoping to avoid the fiscal pinch of missed checks and the like since, as the Medicare episode had taught him – and as the mutual funds people who wanted to settle his estate would soon tell him – the money gets sort of shut off or redirected once you start showing up dead. This happens to an estimated 14,000 people a year; if the Social Security Administration accidentally kills you, or lists you as dead, it’s good to let them know they have fumbled. You want to get off their Death Master File. You want to be, in the parlance of the agency, “resurrected” or “un-dead.” It’s not too much to ask, and in simplest terms, this is generally what is advised for you to do: go into the Social Security office with proper ID, the forms listing you as deceased, and prove that you have not “got dead.”

Turns out that in Jim’s case, an out-of-state funeral home had turned in his social Security number, obviously by mistake. The problem was quickly solved, a real shot in the arm to Jim but also for his loyal wife, who wasn’t doing all that cooking and cleaning for nothing after all.

Though he never found out how he died, Jim did find out when: March 12. “I have circled the 12th of March on every calendar since,” he said. “The Feds attempted to eliminate me once. They could try again.”

In the spare time that he’s been alive since retiring, Jim has written “Double Team Trap,” a Cold War spy thriller available online. If you pick up a copy he’s sure to sign it for you – if you can get to him before the government does. – August 24, 2014

Contact Teddy at teddy@latech.edu


Castor Tigers Win 3, Lose 1

On Friday, the Castor Tigers took on Claiborne Christian School and won 72-48.  The Lady Tigers played Claiborne Christian and also won.  Their final score was 45-43. 

On Monday, the Tigers played Glenbrook and lost 53-60.  The Lady Tigers played Glenbrook and won 48-43.

Take a look at the current schedule below.


Castor High School Boys Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 2 at 7 pmClaiborne ChristianAwayWin61-57
Nov. 4 at 5 pmCalvin (tournament)AwayLoss45-70
Nov. 6 at 12:30 pmAtlanta (tournament)AwayLoss63-71
Nov. 9 at 7 pmFlorienHomeLoss37-67
Nov. 11 at 8 pmEbarb (tournament)AwayLoss47-67
Nov. 12 at 8 pmStanley (tournament)AwayLoss46-62
Nov. 16 at 7 pmCalvinHomeLoss43-75
Nov. 18 at 6 pmSimsboroAwayLoss23-80
Nov. 19 at 6 pmClaiborne ChristianHomeWin72-48
Nov. 22 at 7 pmGlenbrookHomeLoss53-60
Nov. 30 at 7 pmStanleyAway
Dec. 6 at 5 pmNegreetHome
Dec. 7 at 7 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterHome
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGeorgetownAway
Dec. 14 at 6 pmQuitmanHome
Dec. 27 at 7 pmGlenbrookAway
Jan. 4 at 7 pmWestonHome
Jan. 7 at 6 pmDownsilleAway
Jan. 13 at 6 pmQuitmanAway
Jan. 14 at 7 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterAway
Jan. 18 at 7 pmWestonAway
Jan. 20 at 7 pmDoyline (district)Home
Jan. 25 at TBADodson (district)Away
Jan. 28 at 7 pmSaline (district)Home
Feb. 1 at 7 pmDoyline (district)Away
Feb. 3 at 7 pmDodson (district)Home
Feb. 4 at 7 pmDodson (district)Home
Feb. 8 at 7 pmSaline (district)Away
Feb. 15 at 6 pmSimsboroHome
Feb. 18 at 7 pmCalvinAway

Castor High School Girls Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 2 at 6 pmClaiborne ChristianAwayLoss47-59
Nov. 4 at 3:30 pmCalvin (tournament)AwayWin46-45
Nov. 6 at 11 amAtlanta (tournament)AwayLoss50-60
Nov. 9 at 5:30 pmFlorienHomeLoss33-59
Nov. 11 at 6:30 pmEbarb (Tournament)AwayLoss40-54
Nov. 12 at 6:30 pmStanley (Tournament)AwayLoss47-48
Nov. 16 at 5 pmCalvinHomeWin59-56
Nov. 19 at 6 pmClaiborne ChristianHomeWin45-42
Nov. 22 at 6 pmGlenbrookHomeWin48-43
Nov. 30 at 5 pmStanleyAway
Dec. 6 at 6 pmNegreetHome
Dec. 7 at 6 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterHome
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGeorgetownAway
Dec. 14 at 6 pmQuitmanHome
Dec. 27 at 6 pmGlenbrookAway
Dec. 28 at 6 pmNorth DeSotoHome
Jan. 4 at 6 pmWestonHome
Jan. 7 at 6 pmDownsvilleAway
Jan. 13 at 6 pmQuitmanAway
Jan. 14 at 6 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterAway
Jan. 18 at 6 pmWestonAway
Jan. 20 at 6 pmDoyline (district)Home
Jan. 25 at 6 pmDodson (district)Away
Jan. 28 at 6 pmSaline (district)Home
Feb. 1 at 6 pmDoyline (district)Away
Feb. 3 at 6 pmDodson (district)Home
Feb. 4 at 6 pmDodson (district)Home
Feb. 8 at 6 pmSaline (district)Away

Tournaments

Castor TournamentsFromTo
DodsonNov. 4Nov. 6
EbarbNov. 11Nov. 13
CastorDec. 2Dec. 4
CastorDec. 16Dec. 18

Winn Parish Journal Executive Editor Chosen to be Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy Fellow

Jodi Taylor is is third from the left on the bottom row

The Parish Journal’s family is proud to announce that one of our own, Executive Editor of the Winn Parish Journal, Jodi Taylor, has been chosen to be a Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy Fellow.
According to the press release distributed by the Delta Regional Authority, the DLI is an extensive, nine-month executive leadership program that brings together public, private, and nonprofit sector leaders from the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt.

The DLI Executive Academy empowers fellows with the tools, experiences, and networks needed to address local and regional challenges. Sessions led by local, regional, and national experts cover policy areas such as infrastructure and transportation, small business and entrepreneurship, workforce development, public health, and other sectors necessary to facilitate economic growth in the region. As a result, DLI fellows graduate with improved decision-making skills, policy development know-how, strengthened leadership capacity, and a mutual understanding of regional, state, and local cultures and issues.

“Every Parish Journal’s editor strives to make a difference in the parish they serve. To that end, I’m very excited to be chosen to be a DLI Fellow to learn all I can to help Winn parish and the Delta Region of Louisiana,” stated Mrs. Taylor.

The 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority make up one of the most distressed regions of the country, facing profound economic, health, educational, and infrastructure challenges. The Delta Leadership Institute was created to empower a corps of leaders with the tools, experiences, and networks to address these local and regional challenges. The DLI Executive Academy trains leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries to improve the economic competitiveness and social viability of the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt.

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to promote and encourage the economic development of the lower Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions. DRA invests in projects supporting transportation infrastructure, basic public infrastructure, workforce training, and business development. DRA’s mission is to help create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of those who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state region.

To read the full press release CLICK HERE


Gibsland-Coleman Bulldogs Win Against Minden Crimson Tide

Yesterday, the Bulldogs took on Minden Crimson Tide and won 69-46.

Take a look at the current schedule below.


Gibsland-Coleman High School Boys Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 2 at 7 pmSalineHomeWin55-43
Nov. 4 at 7 pmSimsboroAwayLoss59-68
Nov. 5 at 4 pmSaline (tournament)AwayWin78-35
Nov. 6 at 2:45 pmChoudrant (tournament)AwayWin67-45
Nov. 11 at 7:15 pmSimsboro (tournament)AwayLoss56-63
Nov. 13 at 4 pmJehovah-JirehAwayLoss70-73
Nov. 16 at 7 pmUnion ParishAwayWin74-64
Nov. 17 at 7 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolAwayWin73-40
Nov. 23 at 6 pmMindenHomeWin 69-46
Nov. 30 at 6 pmPlain DealingHome
Dec. 10 at 6 pmArcadiaAway
Dec. 11 at 7 pmSouthwoodCancelledCancelledCancelled
Dec. 13 at 6 pmRinggoldAway
Dec. 20 at 6:30 pmRustonHome
Dec. 23 at 7 pmArcadiaHome
Jan. 3 at 7 pmDodsonHome
Jan. 7 at 7 pmChoudrantHome
Jan. 11 at 6 pmMansfieldHome
Jan. 14 at 7 pmSummerfieldAway
Jan. 20 at 7 pmUnion ParishHome
Jan. 25 at 7 pmSummerfieldHome
Feb. 3 at 7 pmHomerHome

Gibsland-Coleman High School Girls Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 2 at 6 pmSalineHomeWin53-22
Nov. 4 at 6 pmSimsboroAwayWin52-33
Nov. 5 at 5:30 pmSalineAwayWin77-41
Nov. 6 at 1:30 pmChoudrantAwayWin42-21
Nov. 11 at TBASimsboroAwayWin69-36
Nov. 15 at 6 pmGlenbrookHomeWin51-23
Nov. 16 at 6 pmUnion ParishAwayWin53-32
Nov. 17 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolAwayWin40-6
Nov. 30 at 6 pmPlain DealingHome
Dec.10 at 6 pmArcadiaAway
Dec. 11 at 6 pmSouthwoodCancelledCancelledCancelled
Dec. 13 at 6 pmRinggoldAway
Dec. 20 at 5 pmRustonHome
Dec. 23 at 6 pmArcadiaHome
Jan. 3 at 6 pmDodsonHome
Jan. 7 at 6 pmChoudrantHome
Jan. 14 at 6 pmSummerfieldAway
Jan. 20 at 6 pmUnion ParishHome
Jan. 25 at 6 pmSummerfieldHome
Feb. 3 at 6 pmHomerHome
Feb. 4 at 6 pmPlainviewAway
Feb. 8 at 6 pmHuntingtonAway

Today in History – November 24

1248 – An overnight landslide on the north side of Mont Granier (in France), one of the largest historical rockslope failures ever recorded in Europe, destroyed five villages.

1429 – Hundred Years’ War: Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieged La Charité.

1835 – The Texas Provincial Government authorized the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).

1859 – Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species.

1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain: Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant captured Lookout Mountain and began to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.

1874 – American inventor Joseph Glidden patented barbed wire.

1877 – Anna Sewell’s animal welfare novel Black Beauty was published.

1917 – In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department were killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.

1922 – Nine Irish Republican Army members were executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver.

1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened.

1941 – World War II: The United States granted Lend-Lease to the Free French Forces.

1943 – World War II: At the battle of Makin the USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks.  650 men were killed.

1954 – Air Force One, the first US Presidential airplane, was christened.

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, was killed by Jack Ruby.

1966 – The Beatles began recording sessions for their album “Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.

1966 – 400 people died of respiratory failure and heart attacks in New York City smog.  It was the smoggiest day in city’s history.

1969 – Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean and ended the second manned mission to land on the Moon.

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

1973 – A national speed limit was imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasted only four months.

1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discovered the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed “Lucy” (after The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.

2012 – Gangnam Style became the most viewed Youtube video surpassing 808 million views.


Ringgold Redskins Win by Two in Nail Biter Game

On Thursday, the Redskins played Quitman in the Saline tournament and won 48-39.  On Saturday, they took on Ruston in the tournament and lost 20-74.

On Monday, the Redskins took on Pleasant Hill.  In a nail biter of a game, the Redskins pulled off the victory by just two points.  The final score was 53-51.

On Thursday, the Lady Redskins played Quitman in the Saline tournament and lost 21-52.  On Saturday, they took on the Saline Bobcats in the tournament and lost 27-58.

Yesterday, the Redskins played North Webster and lost 46-55.  The Lady Redskins took on North Webster and lost 22-38.

Take a look at the current schedule below.


Ringgold High School Boys Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 16 at 7 pmRiver OaksAwayLoss42-45
Nov. 17 at 7 pmC.E. ByrdAway
Nov. 18 at 5 pmQuitman (Tournament)AwayWin48-39
Nov. 20 at 5:15 pmRuston (tournament)AwayLoss20-74
Nov. 22 at 7 pmPleasant HillHomeWin53-51
Nov. 23 at 7 pmNorth WebsterAwayLoss46-55
Nov. 29 at TBARiver OaksHome
Nov. 30 at 6 pmEvangel ChristianAway
Dec. 6 at 7 pmLakesideAway
Dec. 7 at 6 pmSt. Mary’sAway
Dec. 13 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHome
Dec. 14 at 7 pmSalineHome
Dec. 17 at 6 pmAtlantaHome
Dec. 21 at 6 pmLogansportHome
Jan. 3 at 6 pmAtlantaAway
Jan. 4 at 7 pmEbarbHome
Jan. 6 at 7 pmWestonAway
Jan. 10 at 7 pmNorth WebsterHome
Jan. 12 at 7 pmSummerfieldAway
Jan. 14 at 7 pmLincoln Preparatory School (district)Away
Jan. 18 at 7 pmHomer (district)Home
Jan. 21 at 7 pmMagnolia School of Excellence (district)Home
Jan. 25 at 7 pmHaynesville (district)Away
Jan. 28 at 7 pmPlain Dealing (district)Away
Feb. 1 at 7:30 pmRed RiverAway
Feb. 4 at 7 pmGlenbrook (district)Home
Feb. 8 at 7 pmArcadia (district)Away
Feb. 11 at 7 pmCalvary Baptist (district)Home
Feb. 15 at 6 pmJonesboro-HodgeAway

Ringgold High School Girls Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Oct. 29 at 6 pmRiver OaksHome
Nov. 16 at 6 pmRiver OaksAwayLoss10-56
Nov. 17 at 6 pmC.E. ByrdAwayLoss14-65
Nov. 18 Quitman (tournament)AwayLoss21-52
Nov. 20 at 6:30Saline (tournament)AwayLoss27-58
Nov. 22 at 6 pmPleasant HillHome
Nov. 23 at 6 pmNorth WebsterAwayLoss22-38
Nov. 29 at 6 pmRiver OaksHome
Nov. 30 at 6 pmEvangel ChristianAway
Dec. 6 at 6 pmLakesideAway
Dec. 7 at 6 pmSt. Mary’sAway
Dec. 13 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHome
Dec. 14 at 6 pmSalineHome
Dec. 17 at 5 pmAtlantaHome
Jan. 3 at 5 pmAtlantaAway
Jan. 4 at 6 pmEbarbHome
Jan. 6 at 6 pmWestonAway
Jan. 10 at 6 pmNorth WebsterHome
Jan. 12 at 6 pmSummerfieldAway
Jan. 14 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolAway
Jan. 18 at 6 pmHomerHome
Jan. 25 at 6 pmHaynesville (district)Away
Jan. 28 at 6 pmPlain DealingAway
Feb. 1 at 6 pmRed RiverAway
Feb. 4 at 6 pmGlenbrook (district)Home
Feb. 8 at 6 pmArcadiaAway
Feb. 11 at 6 pmCalvary Baptist (district)Home

Tournaments

Ringgold TournamentsFromTo
SalineNov. 18Nov. 20
Caldwell ParishDec. 27Dec. 30

Remember This?: Grandfather’s House

On February 11, 1802, Lydia Maria Francis was born in Medford, Massachusetts.  She went by her middle name, Maria, pronounced Muh-rye-uh.  She was well-educated and after finishing high school became a school teacher.  In addition to teaching, Maria wrote for newspapers and other publications on a wide variety of subjects.  She became something of a local celebrity.  At 22 years old, Maria published her first book entitled “Hobomok” to much success.  Her second book entitled “The Rebels: A Tale of the Revolution”, was set in her home state of Massachusetts.  It, too, was successful.  She wrote a cookbook, “The Frugal Housewife”, which was considered the authoritative cookbook for much of the United States.

Maria’s passion, however, was for the abolition of slavery.  In 1828, Maria married David Lee Child, a Massachusetts lawyer.  Together, Maria and her husband edited the National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York.  As early as 1833, Maria fought for the abolitionist cause with her “Appeal for that class of Americans called Africans,” the first anti-slavery work printed in book form in the United States.  In 1859, when John Brown was arrested for leading an anti-slavery raid in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, Maria wrote to Brown and volunteered to be his nurse.  She sent a copy of her letter to Virginia’s governor who denied her request and reprimanded her for her sentiments.  The author of her obituary contended that Maria’s writings “undoubtedly had a great effect in helping to create the anti-slavery sentiment of New England,” and noted that “her pen never grew weary in the cause of abolition until the unexpected end was reached.”    

Maria is less remembered for her anti-slavery writings and more for a simple poem she wrote about the anticipation she felt at visiting her grandfather’s house near the Mystic River in Medford, Massachusetts.  If you visit Medford today, you can still see Lydia’s grandfather’s house and the Mystic River.  However, the house looks much different than the one from Maria’s childhood.  Maria’s grandfather transformed the small single-story farmhouse into a majestic 2-story home.  Sadly, the lush woodland surrounding grandfather’s house has been replaced by residential housing.  You will probably recognize her poem though it has been altered with the passage of time.  Originally, Maria’s poem spoke of “wood” in the singular usage rather than its plural form, “woods.”  Maria’s poem mentions going to her grandfather’s house, not grandmother’s house, and most of us incorrectly associate it with Christmas.  Lydia Maria Child’s poem recalls a visit on Thanksgiving Day: 

Over the river and through the wood,
To grandfather’s house we go;
The horse knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river and through the wood–
Oh, how the wind doth blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the wood,
To have a first-rate play,
hear the bells ring,
“Ting-a-ling-ling!”
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the wood,
Trot fast my dapple grey!
Spring over the ground,
Like a hunting hound!
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the wood,
And straight through the barnyard gate,
We seem to go
Extremely slow,
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood
Now grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Source: 

  1. The Paxton Record (Paxton, Illinois), November 28, 1872, p.3.
  2. Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), October 21, 1880, p.2.

Arrest Report

November 14

  • Catrina Coleman (Arlington, TX)
    • Operating Vehicle with Suspended License; Other Offenses – Principal
  • Soloman Lyles Jr. (Arcadia)
    • Enter/Remain After Being Forbidden – Immovable Structure – Misdemeanor
    • Disturbing the Peace – Appearing in an Intoxicated Condition – Misdemeanor
    • Resisting an Officer – Misdemeanor
    • Aggravated Assault Upon Peace Officer – Felony

November 15

  • Layton Manshack (Coushatta)
    • Child Support Obligation – Misdemeanor
  • Mary Hodges (Bienville)
    • Aggravated Cruelty to Animals – Felony
  • Ricardo Davila (Bossier City)
    • Driver Must Be Licensed

November 16

  • Rebecca Griffith (Bienville)
    • Criminal Trespass – Immovable Structure – Misdemeanor
    • Aggravated Cruelty to Animals – Felony – 23 Counts

November 17

  • Brittney Walker (Arcadia)
    • Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault – Felony
    • Simple Criminal Damage to Property – Misdemeanor
  • Tyler Hodges (Bienville)
    • Aggravated Cruelty to Animals – Felony – 23 Counts
  • Jasmine Moore (Arcadia)
    • Distribution of Marijuana

November 18

  • Darren Isreal (Minden)
    • Distribution/Manufacture of Schedule 1
  • Sable Morgan (Ringgold)
    • Violation of Probation/Parole
  • Larry Cooper (Ringgold)
    • Failure to Appear Warrant – Misdemeanor
    • Operating Vehicle with Suspended License; Other Offenses
  • Malik Taylor (Port Gibson, MS)
    • Possession of Marijuana over 2 1/2 Pounds
  • Delvin Isreal (Gibsland)
    • Distribution/Manufacture of Schedule 1
    • Distribution/Manufacture of Schedule 1
  • Tramaine Claiborne (Port Gibson, MS)
    • Possession of Marijuana Over 2 1/2 Pounds
  • Johnnie Flowers (Port Gibson, MS)
    • Possession of Marijuana Over 2 1/2 Pounds

November 19

  • Christopher Hughes (Arcadia)
    • Possession of Cocaine Less Than 28 Grams – Felony
  • Chance Ascencio (Castor)
    • Violation of Probation/Parole

Saline Bobcats Win3, Lose 2

On Friday, the Bobcats played against Ruston in the Saline tournament.  The Bobcats lost 27-60.  Yesterday, the Bobcats play the Arcadia Hornets and won by two points.  The final score was 71-69.

On Friday, the Lady Bobcats played Quitman in the Saline tournament and lost 28-42.  On Saturday, the Lady Bobcats took on Ringgold in the tournament and won 58-27 in what was their first win of the season.

Yesterday, Saline JV boys took on Arcadia JV boys and won 31-20.

Take a look at the current schedule below.


Saline High School Boys Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 2 at 7 pmGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss43-55
Nov. 4 at 6:45 pmChoudrant (tournament)AwayLoss66-71
Nov. 5 at 4 pmGibsland-Coleman (tournament)AwayLoss35-78
Nov. 8 at 7 pmSimsboroHomeLoss49-79
Nov. 9 at6 pmQuitmanHomeWin50-47
Nov. 12 at 4 pmAtlanta (tournament)AwayWin73-58
Nov. 13 at 7:30 pmCalvin (tournament)AwayLoss53-67
Nov. 16 at 7 pmAtlantaAwayWin84-77
Nov. 18 at 7:30 pmHaughton (tournament)AwayLoss53-54
Nov. 19 at 7:45 pmRuston (tournament)AwayLoss27-60
Nov. 23 at 5 pmArcadiaHomeWin71-69
Nov. 30 at 7 pmCalvinHome
Dec. 7 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHome
Dec. 13 at 7 pmSimsboroAway
Dec. 14 at 7 pmRinggoldAway
Dec. 17 at 7 pmChoudrantHome
Dec. 21 at 7 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterAway
Dec. 30 at 6 pmAtlantaHome
Dec. 30 at 7:30 pmRed RiverHome
Jan. 6 at 7 pmCedar CreekHome
Jan. 7 at 6 pmUnion ParishAway
Jan. 10 at 5 pmNegreetHome
Jan. 11 at 6 pmWestonHome
Jan. 14 at 7:30 pmEbarbAway
Jan. 18 at 6 pmQuitmanAway
Jan. 21 at 7 pmDodson (district)Home
Jan. 27 at 7:15 pmJonesboro-HodgeAway
Jan. 28 at 7 pmCastor (district)Away
Feb. 1 at 7 pmDodson (district)Away
Feb. 8 at 7 pmCastor (district)Home
Feb. 15 at 6 pmSterlingtonAway
Feb. 18 at 6 pmPleasant HillAway

Saline High School Girls Basketball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponentHome/AwayWin/LossFinal Score
Nov. 2 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss22-53
Nov. 4 at 6 pmChoudrant (tournament)AwayLoss35-44
Nov. 5 at 5:30 pmGibsland-Coleman (tournament)AwayLoss41-77
Nov. 8 at 6 pmSimsboroHomeLoss50-66
Nov. 9 at 6 pmQuitmanHomeLoss28-56
Nov. 12 Calvin (tournament)AwayLoss37-51
Nov. 16 at 6 pmAtlantaAwayLoss59-63
Nov. 18 at 6:30 pmHaughton (tournament)AwayLoss21-62
Nov. 19 at 6:30 pmQuitman (tournament)AwayLoss28-42
Nov. 20 at 6:30 pmRinggold (tournament)AwayWin58-27
Nov. 22 at 6 pmArcadiaHome
Nov. 30 at 5 pmCalvinHome
Dec. 7 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHome
Dec. 13 at 6 pmSimsboroAway
Dec. 14 at 6 pmRinggoldAway
Dec. 17 at 6 pmChoudrantHome
Dec. 21 at 6 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterAway
Dec. 30 at 5 pmAtlantaHome
Dec. 30 at 6 pmRed RiverHome
Jan. 6 at 6 pmCedar CreekHome
Jan. 7 at 6 pmUnion ParishAway
Jan. 10 at 5 pmNegreetHome
Jan. 11 at 6 pmWestonHome
Jan. 14 at 6 pmEbarbAway
Jan. 18 at 6 pmQuitmanAway
Jan. 21 at 6 pmDodson (district)Home
Jan. 25 at 6 pmDoyline (district)Away
Jan. 27 at 6 pmJonesboro-HodgeAway
Jan. 28 at 6 pmCastor (district)Away
Feb. 1 at 6 pmDodson (district)Away
Feb. 4 at 6 pmDoyline (district)Home
Feb. 8 at 6 pmCastor (district)Home

Tournaments

Saline TournamentsFromTo
ChoudrantNov. 4Nov. 6
CalvinNov. 11Nov. 13
SalineNov. 18Nov. 20
Cedar CreekDec. 9Dec. 11