Today is Last Day to Qualify for March Election

Qualifying for the March 26 Municipal Primary election began Wednesday, January 26.  Today is the last day to qualify.  Those interested should visite the Clerk of Court inside the Bienville Parish Courthouse today from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Qualifying in Bienville Parish is for the following:

  • Bryceland – mayor and three aldermen
  • Lucky – chief of police

So far, the following candidates have qualified:

  • Bryceland
    • Mayor: Aundria Sue Loe
    • Aldermen: (3 to be elected): Tanya Mayeux
  • Lucky
    • Police Chief: Chase Walsworth

All candidates for local municipal races in Bienville Parish must qualify with the clerk of court. Candidates may qualify for office by paying a qualifying fee ($40 fee for no party or $80 for republican or democrat. Cash, money order or certified check only.), or by filing a nominating petition. 

Pursuant to Act 312 of the 2020 Regular Session, qualifying candidates will be required to present a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana identification card. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, candidates are encouraged to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. For more information on qualifying, visit the Secretary of State’s website at sos.la.gov or call (225)922-0900.


LDWF Accepting Applications for 2022 WMA Lottery Turkey Hunts, White Lake WCA Fishing Lottery

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) would like to remind the public that it is accepting applications for Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) fishing lottery. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8.

All lottery applications are now only available on the LDWF website at louisianaoutdoors.com/lottery-applications. Those wanting to apply should click update or create their customer details similar to purchasing a license and then submit an application. There is a $5 application fee and a $5 transaction fee per application. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Regular turkey lottery hunts will be held on eight WMAs this spring. Youth lottery hunts will be held on nine WMAs. For more information, contact David Hayden at dhayden@wlf.la.gov or 318-487-5353.

Applications for a lottery drawing for fishing access to the White Lake WCA are also available. A total of 100 fishing access permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning applicants will be notified of their opportunity to purchase a permit for $40.

Boats used by permittees will be limited to the use of motors with 40 horsepower or less. Additional rules and a map are available on the LDWF website at wlf.louisiana.gov/page/white-lake-lotteries. For more information, contact Schuyler Dartez at sdartez@wlf.la.gov or 337-536-6061.


Shreveport Bossier Journal Now Available, Journals are Now Available in 10 Parishes

Many of us have an interest in the news in surrounding parishes because we have family members who live there, we work there, we shop there, or for other reasons.  You can now subscribe to the Shreveport Bossier Journal to keep up with important news and sports.  (See links below)

Parish Journals are the fast, easy, and free way to access local Parish news, sports and information. 

The following is a list of the Journals (in alphabetical order) which are currently available with links to sign up:


Mobile Sports Betting to Begin This Morning in Louisiana

Louisiana Online Sports Betting will go live this morning at 8 a.m. CT, Gaming Control Board Chair Ronnie Johns said Wednesday.  “Currently eligible sports wagering operators will be approved to accept mobile bets as early as 8 a.m. Friday morning,” the statement said. “The remaining mobile sports wagering operators are in the process of meeting statutory and regulatory requirements and will be approved once those requirements are met.”

More online sports betting operators should launch in the next few weeks.  The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will allow up to 41 total online operators, so many more sportsbooks will launch in the coming months and years.

Online sports betting is expected to generate a lot of revenue for the state.  15% of online gambling winnings will go directly to the state of Louisiana.  Nearly 4% of revenue from online sports betting winnings will go toward early childhood education.  The American Gaming Association said Louisiana would make around $50 Million per year from sports betting.

Louisiana was the first state to ask different parishes if they wanted to legalize sports betting, and 55 of the 64 parishes voted in favor of it.  Only nine parishes voted not to participate including:

  • Caldwell
  • Catahoula
  • Franklin
  • Jackson
  • LaSalle
  • Sabine
  • Union
  • West Carroll
  • Winn

Users in the parishes listed above can create accounts, deposit and withdraw — they just can’t bet and will have to travel to a legal parish to place wagers.  Sports betting in the parishes listed above is restricted by geolocation technology, which means that people wanting to use the platforms for sports betting will need to be inside one of the 55 parishes where it is legal.


LDWF Has Stocked Rainbow Trout at Some Community Fishing Ponds Across Louisiana

Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you don’t land every day. Yesterday morning, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries began stocking some sites across Louisiana with adult-size rainbow trout.  In January and February, LDWF will stock ponds in neighboring parishes including Webster, Lincoln, and Natchitoches this Thursday.  See a complete list of ponds and their locations at the end of this article.  

Now is the only time of year our Get Out and Fish! sites will be stocked with rainbow trout, so do not miss this unique opportunity to land one, right here in Louisiana. Rainbow trout are native to rivers and lakes in western North America; yet, due to their popularity, these fish have been introduced throughout the United States through stocking efforts. When water temperatures are cool during winter months, LDWF takes advantage to stock our Get Out and Fish! ponds with this cold-water fish. LDWF encourages anglers to keep their catch so the rainbow trout are harvested before temperatures rise.

Anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at louisianaoutdoors.com/licenses-and-permits. By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs, education and fisheries management.

Get Out and Fish! is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF). The LAWFF was formed to help expand and support LDWF education and research programs with additional resources developed through its own facilities. Encouraging support for LDWF programs is the major focus of the Foundation, accomplished by connecting people and businesses with Louisiana’s natural resources. For more information, visit http://www.lawff.org.

January 27

  • Parc Natchitoches – Natchitoches
  • Purple Heart Memorial Park Pond – Ragley
  • Forts Randolph & Buhlow – Pineville
  • William T. Polk Park Pond – Vidalia
  • Kiroli Park – West Monroe
  • Elmore D. Mayfield Park – Ruston
  • Grambling City Park Pond – Grambling
  • Turner’s Pond – Minden

February 3

  • I-10 Park Pond – Jennings
  • Girard Park – Lafayette
  • Southside Regional Park – Fabacher Field – Youngsville
  • Bayou Country Sports Complex – Houma
  • Joe Brown Park – New Orleans
  • Brec’s Burbank Park – Baton Rouge
  • Sidney Huthinson – Walker
  • Zemurray Park – Hammond
  • Bogue Chitto State Park – Franklinton

Arcadia High School Basketball Scores

  • On Tuesday, the Hornets played Homer and won, 67-56.

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. 2 at 6:15 pmRinggold (parish tournament)AwayWin61-53
Dec. 3 at 6:15 pmGibsland-Coleman (parish tournament)AwayLoss45-81
Dec. 9 at 7:30 pmGreen OaksHomeLoss45-48
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHomeWin74-65
Dec. 13 at 7 pmRustonHomeLoss33-68
Dec. 16 at 5:20 pmFranklin Parish (tournament)AwayLoss48-55
Dec. 18 at 2 pmNeville (tournament)AwayLoss42-74
Dec. 21 at 7 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHomeLoss36-63
Dec. 23 at 7 pmGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss52-68
Dec. 28 at 7:15 pmJonesboro-HodgeAwayLoss55-61
Jan. 7 at 7 pmGreen OaksAwayLoss40-67
Jan. 13 at 7 pmLakesideHomeCancelledCancelled
Jan. 14 at 7 pmSimsboroHomeLoss44-73
Jan. 18 at 7 pm Calvary Baptist (district)AwayLoss53-77
Jan. 21 at 7 pmHaynesville (district)HomeWin62-30
Jan. 25 at 7 pmHomerHomeWin67-56
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. 2 at 5 pmRinggold (parish tournament)AwayWin53-19
Dec. 3 at 5 pmGibsland-Coleman (parish tournament)AwayLoss38-58
Dec. 8 at 6 pmPlain DealingHomeWin57-45
Dec. 9 at 6 pmGreen OaksHomeWin63-27
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHomeLoss49-55
Dec. 13 at 5:30 pmRustonHomeLoss29-62
Dec. 16 at 4 pmNeville (tournament)AwayLoss34-37
Dec. 17 at 4 pmNorthwood-Shreve. (tournament)AwayLoss36-44
Dec. 21 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHome
Dec. 22 at 6 pmWossmanHomeLoss28-71
Dec. 23 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss38-67
Dec. 28 at 6 pmJonesboro-HodgeAwayWin64-57
Jan. 7 at 6 pmGreen OaksAwayWin66-24
Jan. 13 at 6 pmLakesideHomeWin52-30
Jan. 14 at 6 pmSimsboroHomeWin57-45
Jan. 18 at 6 pmCalvary Baptist (district)AwayWin56-44
Jan. 21 at 6 pmHaynesville (district)HomeWin58-35
Jan. 25 at 6 pmHomer (district)HomeWin52-47
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

Today in History – January 28

814 – The death of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, brought about the accession of his son Louis the Pious as ruler of the Frankish Empire.

1547 – Edward VI, the nine-year-old son of Henry VIII, became King of England on his father’s death.

1591 – Execution of Agnes Sampson, accused of witchcraft in Edinburgh.

1754 – Sir Horace Walpole coined the word serendipity in a letter to a friend.

1813 – Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was first published in the United Kingdom.

1855 – A locomotive on the Panama Canal Railway ran from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

1896 – Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined one shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph, thereby exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph.

1902 – The Carnegie Institution of Washington was founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.

1909 – United States troops left Cuba, with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, after being there since the Spanish–American War.

1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress created the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

1922 – Knickerbocker Storm: Washington, D.C.’s biggest snowfall, caused a disaster when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapsed and killed over 100 people.

1938 – The World Land Speed Record on a public road was broken by Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 268.9 mph.

1942 – WW II Navy flier Don Mason sent the message “Sighted sub sank same.”

1945 – World War II: Supplies began to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.

1956 – Elvis Presley made his first national television appearance.

1958 – The Lego company patented the design of its Lego bricks, which are still compatible with bricks produced today.

1963 – “Still” single was released by Bill Anderson (Billboard no. 1 U.S. Hot Country Singles, 1963).

1964 – An unarmed United States Air Force T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission was shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.

1965 – The current design of the Flag of Canada was chosen by an act of Parliament.

1965 – “The Who” made their first appearance on British television program “Ready Steady Go!”

1967 – Rolling Stones released “Let’s Spend the Night Together”.

1973 – “Barnaby Jones” premiered on CBS.

1973 – Ron Howard appeared on M*A*S*H in “Sometimes You Hear the Bullet”.

1977 – The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which dumped 10 feet of snow in one day in Upstate New York. Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown, and surrounding areas were most affected.

1978 – Ted Nugent autographed a fan’s arm with his knife.

1980 – USCGC Blackthorn collided with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa, Florida and capsized, killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

1981 – Ronald Reagan lifted remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States, which helped to end the 1979 energy crisis and began the 1980s oil glut.

1982 – US Army general James L. Dozier was rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.

1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) recorded the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

1986 – Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated after liftoff which killed all seven astronauts on board.  Do you remember where you were?

2021 – A nitrogen leak at a poultry food processing facility in Gainesville, Georgia killed six and injured at least ten.


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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:

“JMNNXJJ UJ YBR SUYGV; SGUVMPX UJ YBR SGRGV: UR UJ REX NBMPGAX RB NBYRUYMX REGR NBMYRJ.” ~ OUYJRBY NEMPNEUVV

Previous Cryptoquote solution: “Life is trying things to see if they work.” ~ Ray Bradbury


Ringgold High School Basketball Scores

  • On Tuesday, the Redskins played Haynesville in a district game and won, 74-49.
  • On Tuesday, the Ladyskins played Haynesville in a district game and lost, 15-59.

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 OaksHomeLoss39-46
Nov. 30 at 6 pmEvangel ChristianAwayLoss15-76
Dec. 2 at 6:15 pmArcadiaAwayLoss53-61
Dec. 6 at 7 pmLakesideAwayWin72-70
Dec. 7 at 6 pmSt. Mary’sAwayLoss28-54
Dec. 9 at 5 pmWest Monroe (tournament)AwayLoss44-66
Dec. 10 at 5 pmBooker T. Washington (tournament)AwayLoss68-23
Dec. 13 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHomeLoss26-66
Dec. 14 at 7 pmSalineHomeLoss35-49
Dec. 17 at 6 pmAtlantaHome
Dec. 21 at 6 pmLogansportHomeWin62-44
Jan. 3 at 6 pmAtlantaAwayWin52-48
Jan. 4 at 7 pmEbarbHomeLoss51-59
Jan. 6 at 7 pmWestonAwaypp
Jan. 10 at 7 pmNorth WebsterHomeWin52-45
Jan. 12 at 7 pmSummerfieldAwaypp
Jan. 14 at 7 pmLincoln Preparatory School (district)AwayLoss42-57
Jan. 18 at 7 pmHomer (district)HomeWin51-48
Jan. 20 at 7 pmWestonAwayWin46-31
Jan. 21 at 7 pmMagnolia School of Excellence (district)HomeCancelledCancelled
Jan. 25 at 7 pmHaynesville (district)AwayWin74-49
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 OaksHomeLoss12-41
Nov. 30 at 6 pmEvangel ChristianAwayWin54-0
Dec. 2 at 5 pmArcadia (parish tournament)AwayLoss19-53
Dec. 6 at 6 pmLakesideAwayLoss28-43
Dec. 7 at 6 pmSt. Mary’sAwayLoss21-71
Dec. 10 at 4 pmNorth DeSoto (tournament)AwayLoss33-35
Dec. 13 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHomeLoss17-84
Dec. 14 at 6 pmSalineHomeLoss20-62
Dec. 17 at 5 pmAtlantaHome
Jan. 3 at 5 pmAtlantaAwayLoss25-75
Jan. 4 at 6 pmEbarbHomeLoss11-56
Jan. 6 at 6 pmWestonAwaypp
Jan. 10 at 6 pmNorth WebsterHomeLoss39-43
Jan. 12 at 6 pmSummerfieldAwayCancelledCancelled
Jan. 14 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolAwayLoss14-44
Jan. 18 at 6 pmHomerHomeLoss22-70
Jan. 25 at 6 pmHaynesville (district)AwayLoss15-59
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

Angler’s Perspective: The Best Drug Ever

“Just say no!” This has been the slogan to fight the drug war going on in this country since former First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced it in 1982. Her work was extensive and diligent in fighting the war on drugs. This fight still continues today and it appears it’s a war we’re losing. With little to no border control and our government leaders refusing to recognize that we have a border crisis, the battle rages on. As a teen growing up in East Texas, I had very little exposure to the drug world, but knew it existed. In the 1970’s, marijuana, speed and cocaine were the drugs of choice for those that chose that route looking to get high. Today I’ll give you my perspective on my drug of choice back then, one that I’m still addicted to and crave today.

As most of you already know, athletics have played a huge role in my life and are responsible for the opportunities that have come my way over the years. I enjoyed a great high school career, running track and playing both baseball and football, which included winning the Texas 3A State Baseball Championship in 1978. I was blessed with a football/baseball scholarship to Northwestern State that resulted in being drafted by the Montreal Expos (today’s Washington Nationals) in 1983.

Sports for me, was a drug that came with both highs and lows. Drug addicts talk about how they just can’t get enough of whatever they’re craving. For me, I could relate because I was the same way. I could not get enough of the rush that sports gave me. I thought about it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I would dream of getting my next high by hitting a home run, making a great play, or scoring a touchdown. Success in the sports arena came fairly easy for me, as God blessed me with good athletic ability.

But let’s talk about my first addiction…. bass fishing. Fishing has been an addiction for me since I caught my first bass as a kid walking the banks of our ranch stock ponds. This all started for me in the summer of 1969 when I got my first Zebco rod and reel combo. I was basically self-taught. I remember getting my hands on a copy of Bassmaster magazine that was full of tips and technique illustrations anyone could follow. One of the gifts I got on my 10th birthday was a subscription to Bassmaster magazine. BEST GIFT EVER!!!! Back then there were only a few fishing shows that existed. I watched “Fishing with Virgil Ward” and “Outdoors with John Fox.” Both were great, but then I found a show called “The Bassmaster’s,” hosted by legendary Bob Cobb. This introduced me to guys who actually fished for a living. Are you kidding me? You could make a living catching bass?!!! Now this had my full attention, and I could not wait for it to come on each week. I remember watching anglers like Tommy Martin, Bill Dance, Rick Clunn and Roland Martin, guys who became legends of the sport.

For me, there’s always been something about the moment you set the hook and a fish starts to pull drag. The adrenaline rush is unmatched and unexplainable! You don’t know how big your catch is until you see it jump out of the water as it is trying to throw your bait, or you swing it in the boat. Even today, despite the many bass I’ve caught over my lifetime, I still get this huge rush of excitement. So, I guess this makes me an addict! I just can’t get enough bass fishing action! It can be so rewarding, whether you’re catching small one-to-two-pound bass or five and six pounders. It’s still the same rush!

To wrap this up, if you’ve never had a fishing experience before, find someone to take you who knows what they’re doing. Go hire a fishing guide or an experienced angler who can teach you the ins and outs of fishing. If you want to get high, go fishing…whether it’s for bass, crappie, redfish or trout! The species doesn’t matter; the high is still the same. But beware, it can be addicting! Till next time, good luck, good fishing and don’t forget to set the hook!

Steve Graf


BPJ to Publish Engagement, Wedding and Anniversary Announcements

The Bienville Parish Journal “BPJ” will start publishing paid engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements for couples who reside in the parish, who have relatives in the parish or who are getting married in the parish. These announcements will be published each Friday morning.

Information for engagement announcements include:

  • Digital photograph of the couple
  • The couple’s names
  • The couple’s hometowns
  • High school and/or college of the couple
  • Parents’ names and/or grandparents’ names
  • Ties to the parish
  • Wedding time, date, and place
  • An interesting fact about the couple

Information for the wedding announcements include:

  • Digital photograph of the couple
  • The couple’s names
  • The couple’s hometowns
  • High school and/or college of the couple
  • Parents’ names and/or grandparents’ names
  • Officiant
  • Attendants
  • Ties to the parish
  • Wedding time, date, and place

Information for the anniversary announcements include:

  • Digital photograph of the couple
  • The couple’s names
  • Where couple was married
  • Number of children and grandchildren if any
  • Hometown
  • Ties to the parish
  • Wedding time, date, and place

For engagement and wedding announcement fees and/or to submit information for publication, please email BPJNewsLA@gmail.com.


100 Years Ago in Bienville Parish – Deputy Jordan Returns Empty-Handed

In 1921, the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department were investigating the “hijacking” of John Wells in Gibsland and had issued a warrant for Mal Gatewood for the crime.  In January of 1922, Bienville Parish deputies learned that officers in Terrell, Texas, a few miles east of Dallas, had Mr. Gatewood in custody. 

Bienville Parish Deputy Sheriff Henderson Jordan took the train from Arcadia to Terrell, Texas, a distance of about 220 miles, to retrieve Mr. Gatewood.  (Deputy Jordan was elected Sheriff in 1932 and served two terms.  He was one of the 6 law enforcement officers who ended the crime spree of Bonnie and Clyde.)

While Deputy Jordan was enroute, Mr. Gatewood escaped from the officers in Terrell.  Deputy Jordan had no choice but to return empty-handed.  

Source: The Bienville Democrat, January 26, 1922, p.1.

A Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Passenger Train arriving in Gibsland from Shreveport in 1921. (Image from Bienville Parish: Images of America)
Photo from the same spot on January 27, 2022. (Photo by Brad Dison)

Road Closure of LA 507 Near Womack Extended to This Saturday

by Brad Dison

Yesterday, I spoke with Erin Buchanan , Public Information Officer for the Shreveport-Bossier District of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, in reference to the LA 507 road closure. 

The road was closed on Monday, January 10, 2022 to allow the contractor to perform a cross drain replacement which is part of an ongoing construction project to provide a mill and asphalt overlay on a section of LA 514 and LA 507 east of US 371.  The projected reopening date was Monday, January 24, 2022.

Ms. Buchanan explained that the crew is behind primarily due to inclement weather along with difficulties getting materials.  The entire project may take until April to complete but not this particular road closure.  She expects the road to reopen this Saturday, weather permitting.

Following our conversation, Ms. Buchanan posted on the DOTD website:  (UPDATE 1/25/2022): DOTD advises motorists that this road closure on LA 507 in Red River Parish has been extended to Saturday, January 29, 2022, weather permitting. We appreciate the public’s patience. 

Click Here to visit the DOTD website in reference to this road closure.


Save the Date – Saline Soil and Water Conservation District to Host Tree Sale

Mark your calendars!  Set a reminder on your phone!  The Saline Soil and Water Conservation District will host their annual TREE SALE February 11 and 12 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Saline SWCD Office, 2263 Hall Street in Ringgold.  They will have a large variety of trees priced between $2.00 and $10.00 each.  They will sell Oak Trees, Tulip Trees, Mayhaw, Muscadine Grape, Althea, Weeping Willow, Dogwood, Apple, Peach, Plum, Pear, and much more. 

Don’t Miss This Opportunity!!!

The district began their tree sale in 1991. This is the annual fundraiser for the district. Funds made are used to support district programs.

The Saline Soil and Water Conservation District was organized in 1938. The district was the Sixth district to be organized in the State of Louisiana. The district is a legal subdivision of the state, composed of all lands in Bienville Parish and is governed by a five-member board of supervisors. The Saline Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meet monthly on the second Thursday at 9:30 AM at the district-owned building at 2263 Hall Street, Ringgold, LA.

The District’s main goal is to assist landowners, both public and private, in planning and applying Soil and water conservation practices.


Qualifying Begins Wednesday for March Election

Qualifying for the March 26 Municipal Primary election will be held from Wednesday, January 26 through Friday, January 28 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Clerk of Court’s office inside the Bienville Parish Courthouse. 

Qualifying in Bienville Parish is for the following:

  • Bryceland – mayor and three aldermen
  • Lucky – chief of police

All candidates for local municipal races in Bienville Parish must qualify with the clerk of court. Candidates may qualify for office by paying a qualifying fee ($40 fee for no party or $80 for republican or democrat. Cash, money order or certified check only.), or by filing a nominating petition. 

Pursuant to Act 312 of the 2020 Regular Session, qualifying candidates will be required to present a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana identification card. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, candidates are encouraged to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. For more information on qualifying, visit the Secretary of State’s website at sos.la.gov or call (225)922-0900.


LDWF Stocks Rainbow Trout at Community Fishing Ponds Across Louisiana

Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you don’t land every day. Beginning the morning of January 27th, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin stocking 17 sites across Louisiana with adult-size rainbow trout.  LDWF will stock ponds in neighboring parishes including Webster, Lincoln, and Natchitoches this Thursday.  See a complete list of ponds and their locations at the end of this article.  

Now is the only time of year our Get Out and Fish! sites will be stocked with rainbow trout, so do not miss this unique opportunity to land one, right here in Louisiana. Rainbow trout are native to rivers and lakes in western North America; yet, due to their popularity, these fish have been introduced throughout the United States through stocking efforts. When water temperatures are cool during winter months, LDWF takes advantage to stock our Get Out and Fish! ponds with this cold-water fish. LDWF encourages anglers to keep their catch so the rainbow trout are harvested before temperatures rise.

Anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at louisianaoutdoors.com/licenses-and-permits. By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs, education and fisheries management.

Get Out and Fish! is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF). The LAWFF was formed to help expand and support LDWF education and research programs with additional resources developed through its own facilities. Encouraging support for LDWF programs is the major focus of the Foundation, accomplished by connecting people and businesses with Louisiana’s natural resources. For more information, visit http://www.lawff.org.

January 27

  • Parc Natchitoches – Natchitoches
  • Purple Heart Memorial Park Pond – Ragley
  • Forts Randolph & Buhlow – Pineville
  • William T. Polk Park Pond – Vidalia
  • Kiroli Park – West Monroe
  • Elmore D. Mayfield Park – Ruston
  • Grambling City Park Pond – Grambling
  • Turner’s Pond – Minden

February 3

  • I-10 Park Pond – Jennings
  • Girard Park – Lafayette
  • Southside Regional Park – Fabacher Field – Youngsville
  • Bayou Country Sports Complex – Houma
  • Joe Brown Park – New Orleans
  • Brec’s Burbank Park – Baton Rouge
  • Sidney Huthinson – Walker
  • Zemurray Park – Hammond
  • Bogue Chitto State Park – Franklinton

Arcadia High School Basketball Scores

  • On Friday, the Hornets played Haynesville in a district game and won, 62-30.
  • On Friday, the Lady Hornets played Haynesville in a district game and won, 58-35.
  • Yesterday, the Lady Hornets played Homer in a district game and won, 52-47.

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. 2 at 6:15 pmRinggold (parish tournament)AwayWin61-53
Dec. 3 at 6:15 pmGibsland-Coleman (parish tournament)AwayLoss45-81
Dec. 9 at 7:30 pmGreen OaksHomeLoss45-48
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHomeWin74-65
Dec. 13 at 7 pmRustonHomeLoss33-68
Dec. 16 at 5:20 pmFranklin Parish (tournament)AwayLoss48-55
Dec. 18 at 2 pmNeville (tournament)AwayLoss42-74
Dec. 21 at 7 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHomeLoss36-63
Dec. 23 at 7 pmGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss52-68
Dec. 28 at 7:15 pmJonesboro-HodgeAwayLoss55-61
Jan. 7 at 7 pmGreen OaksAwayLoss40-67
Jan. 13 at 7 pmLakesideHomeCancelledCancelled
Jan. 14 at 7 pmSimsboroHomeLoss44-73
Jan. 18 at 7 pm Calvary Baptist (district)AwayLoss53-77
Jan. 21 at 7 pmHaynesville (district)HomeWin62-30
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. 2 at 5 pmRinggold (parish tournament)AwayWin53-19
Dec. 3 at 5 pmGibsland-Coleman (parish tournament)AwayLoss38-58
Dec. 8 at 6 pmPlain DealingHomeWin57-45
Dec. 9 at 6 pmGreen OaksHomeWin63-27
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanHomeLoss49-55
Dec. 13 at 5:30 pmRustonHomeLoss29-62
Dec. 16 at 4 pmNeville (tournament)AwayLoss34-37
Dec. 17 at 4 pmNorthwood-Shreve. (tournament)AwayLoss36-44
Dec. 21 at 6 pmLincoln Preparatory SchoolHome
Dec. 22 at 6 pmWossmanHomeLoss28-71
Dec. 23 at 6 pmGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss38-67
Dec. 28 at 6 pmJonesboro-HodgeAwayWin64-57
Jan. 7 at 6 pmGreen OaksAwayWin66-24
Jan. 13 at 6 pmLakesideHomeWin52-30
Jan. 14 at 6 pmSimsboroHomeWin57-45
Jan. 18 at 6 pmCalvary Baptist (district)AwayWin56-44
Jan. 21 at 6 pmHaynesville (district)HomeWin58-35
Jan. 25 at 6 pmHomer (district)HomeWin52-47
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

Today in History – January 26

1564 – The Council of Trent established an official distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.

1697 – Isaac Newton received Jean Bernoulli’s 6 month time-limit problem.  He solved the problem before going to bed that same night.

1784 – Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as America’s symbol.  His suggestion was a turkey.

1788 – The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sailed into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on Australia. Commemorated as Australia Day.

1837 – Michigan was admitted as the 26th U.S. state.

1838 – Tennessee enacted the first prohibition law in the United States.

1856 – First Battle of Seattle: Marines from the USS Decatur drove off American Indian attackers after all-day battle with settlers.

1861 – American Civil War: The state of Louisiana seceded from the Union.

1863 – American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside was relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He was replaced by Joseph Hooker.

1863 – American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew received permission from the Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.

1870 – Reconstruction Era: Virginia was readmitted to the Union.

1875 – The electric dental drill was patented by George F. Green.

1905 – The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan, which weighs 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), was found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.

1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

1920 – Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launched the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.

1926 – John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London.

1934 – The Apollo Theater reopened in Harlem, New York City.

1939 – Filming began on film adaptation of “Gone With The Wind”.

1942 – World War II: The first United States forces arrived in Europe, landing in Northern Ireland.

1945 – World War II: Audie Murphy displayed valor and bravery in action for which he was later awarded the Medal of Honor.

1945 – Soviet forces reached Auschwitz concentration camp.

1949 – The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory saw first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).

1961 – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” by Elvis Presley hit #1.

1962 – Ranger 3 was launched to study the Moon. The space probe later missed the moon by 22,000 miles.

1962 – Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declared Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” to be impure and banned it from all Catholic schools.

1966 – The three Beaumont children disappeared from a beach in Glenelg, South Australia, which resulted in one of the country’s largest-ever police investigations.  The case remains unsolved.

1967 – Chicago Blizzard struck with a record 23 inches of snow fall which caused 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned.

1970 – “Bridge over Troubled Water,” the 5th and final studio album by Simon & Garfunkel, was released. (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Engineered Non-Classical Album 1971)

1972 – JAT Flight 367 was destroyed by a terrorist bomb which killed 27 of the 28 people on board the DC-9. Flight attendant Vesna Vulović survived with critical injuries.

1979 “The Dukes of Hazzard” premiered on CBS.

1980 – 175,000 people paid to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro.

1988 – “Phantom of the Opera” opened at the Majestic Theater in New York City.  It continued for more than 4,000 performances.

1989 – AT&T reported its first loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denied having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

2009 – Nadya Suleman gave birth to the world’s first surviving octuplets.

2020 – A Sikorsky S-76B flying from John Wayne Airport to Camarillo Airport crashed in Calabasas, 30 miles west of Los Angeles, and killed all nine people on board, including former five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.


Remember This?: Bill Breaks a Vow

Bill grew up on a dairy farm on a country road outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. His father and his uncle Clyde inherited a 300-acre dairy farm from Bill’s grandfather. It was a true family business. Bill’s father handled the business affairs. Bill’s mother did the bookkeeping at the kitchen table. Uncle Clyde tended to the milk-processing house. From the time he could walk, Bill helped tend the large garden where they grew corn, wheat, rye, barley, and a wide variety of vegetables. He followed behind the plow mule and spread fertilizer after the seeds had been sown in their rows.

As soon as Bill was strong enough – not old enough – he was awakened at 2:30 a.m. to begin working on the farm with the rest of the men in the family. Bill reminisced that “when that Big Ben alarm clock went off at two-thirty in the morning, I wanted to slam it to the floor and burrow back under the covers.” He understood that hard work was expected and necessary. He also realized that there would be no breakfast until after his chores were finished so he rushed from the bed and to his work.

Bill milked twenty cows, a task which usually took about two hours to complete. Then, he cleaned the fresh cow manure from the barn with a shovel, helped the other hands bring in fresh hay for the cows, helped refill the feed troughs, helped transport the 5-gallon milk cans to the frigid spring to keep them ice cold, and, once he had completed his chores, finally sat down to a mouth-watering country breakfast which consisted of grits and gravy, fresh eggs, ham or bacon, and homemade biscuits. All of this Bill did every morning before school. Bill repeated his chores each day after school.

Bill said that “After all my heavy labor in the fresh air at daybreak, followed by Mother’s good food, I was ready for almost anything—except school.” By the time he got to school, he was usually tired. He stayed awake by sheer willpower alone. Bill assumed that he would one day inherit an interest in the dairy farm, which suited him just fine.

Bill’s mother always encouraged him to read, which Bill preferred to his other school work. He read just about everything he could get his hands on including his favorite, the Tarzan book series. On a memorable visit to his aunt’s home, she, knowing that he enjoyed reading, told him to spend some time reading the Bible. Within about ten minutes Bill returned and proudly boasted that he had read a whole book in the Bible. She praised him for his quick reading. Unbeknownst to her, Bill had located the Epistle of Jude, which was the shortest book in the New Testament. It consisted of a single page.

The family’s dairy farm had several hired hands and Bill enjoyed swapping stories with them while they worked. One of the hired hands who Bill particularly liked to work alongside was a rough but good-natured character named Pedro. Pedro would often share stories with Bill about his erotic experiences with women. Even though Bill listened intently to every syllable, he was sure the stories were embellished. In high school, Bill had multiple opportunities to have his own exotic experiences with women, but he vowed to remain pure until marriage.

In addition to his tall tales of sexual escapades, Pedro took it upon himself to teach Bill to chew tobacco. One day Bill’s father caught him with a chaw of tobacco in his cheek. Pedro was fired immediately and Bill received a thrashing he would never forget. Bill vowed to never chew tobacco again. Bill’s father wondered what else Pedro had been teaching Bill.

One day, just after Prohibition had been repealed, Bill’s father brought home some beer. Bill’s father was a teetotaler, so him bringing home beer was totally out of character. He called Bill, then about 15-years old, and his sister, Catherine, two years younger, into the kitchen and ordered each of them to drink a full bottle of beer. They gagged, spat, and winced, but finally finished both bottles. “When any of your friends try to get you to drink alcohol, just tell them you’ve already tasted it and you don’t like it,” his father told him. “That’s all the reason you need to give.” Bill vowed not to drink alcohol again.

Bill came home from school one day and his mother sensed something was wrong. Bill explained that he was to portray Uncle Sam in a pageant at his school. He and his mother rehearsed the speech until he was unable to get it wrong. On the day of the pageant, his mother was a nervous wreck. Bill’s costume included the long beard, hat, and tailcoat commonly associated with Uncle Sam. His knees shook and his hands perspired as he flawlessly recited his speech. He hated the uncomfortable feeling and vowed to himself that he would never become a public speaker. Of all of the vows he had made to himself through the years, this was the vow he was destined to break. You see, Bill became a prominent public speaker. From the 1940s until his death in 2018, Bill was known as one of the best public speakers in the world. Bill spoke in front of live audiences totaling approximately 210 million people in more than 185 countries. He became a spiritual advisor to every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. He was a friend of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family who frequently invited him to speak at special events. In breaking a vow to himself, Bill made another vow. Bill, the man who vowed not to become a public speaker, vowed to spread the Gospel and became an evangelist. You know him as Billy Graham.

Source: Billy Graham, Just as I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham (San Francisco: HarperCollins Worldwide, 1997), 3-20.


JET Program Now Accepting Applications

Jurors Empower Teens (JET) is now accepting applications for the Summer Internship Program.  JET is a program started by the Bienville Parish Police Jury and LSU AgCenter. Since 2008 the program has gained a strong reputation among the community for its youth enrichment. During the 4-week program, youth 16 to 18 years-old earn income while being employed at various public and private businesses. Not only does the program provide a valuable first employment opportunity, but it also equips teens with practical skills:

  • Goal Setting
  • Resume Building
  • Interview Skills
  • Budgeting
  • On-the-Job Etiquette
  • Personal Branding

Applications are now being accepted. To be eligible, participant must be 16 to 18 years old, have transportation during program dates, and complete application with academic references. Applications must be submitted to the LSU AgCenter Bienville office by close of business Friday, April 22, 2022. Youth that are selected for the next step will be interviewed the week of May 23. The JET program will run from July 5 through July 39, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. If there are any questions, reach out to the office at 318-263-7400. Email knjones@agcenter.lsu.edu for an application.

The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.


Castor High School Basketball Scores

  • On Thursday, the Tigers played Doyline in a district game and lost, 39-90.
  • Yesterday, the Tigers played Dodson in a district game and lost, 39-49.
  • Yesterday, the Lady Tigers played Dodson in a district game and won, 67-29.

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 pmStanleyAwayLoss35-69
Dec. 3 at 7:30 pSaline (parish tournament)AwayLoss40-68
Dec. 6 at 5 pmNegreetHomeLoss49-60
Dec. 7 at 7 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterHomeLoss49-59
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGeorgetownAwayLoss42-51
Dec. 14 at 6 pmQuitmanHomeLoss46-75
Dec. 16 at 7:30 pmHaynesville (tournament)AwayWin73-51
Dec. 18 at 1:45 pmGlenbrook(tournament)AwayWin59-35
Dec. 27 at 7 pmGlenbrookAwayLoss33-49
Jan. 4 at 7 pmWestonHomeLoss33-41
Jan. 7 at 6 pmPlainviewAwayLoss62-70
Jan. 13 at 6 pmQuitmanAwayLoss40-75
Jan. 14 at 7 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterAwayNot ReportedNot Reported
Jan. 18 at 7 pmWestonAwayLoss59-69
Jan. 20 at 7 pmDoyline (district)HomeLoss37-90
Jan. 25 at TBADodson (district)AwayLoss39-49
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 pmStanleyAwayLoss38-44
Dec. 2 at 7:30 pmSaline (parish tournament)AwayWin49-38
Dec. 4 at 6 pmGibsland-Coleman (parish tournament)AwayLoss32-62
Dec. 6 at 6 pmNegreetHomeLoss36-40
Dec. 7 at 6 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterHomeWin67-21
Dec. 10 at 6 pmGeorgetownAwayWin44-38
Dec. 14 at 6 pmQuitmanHomeLoss44-57
Dec. 16 at 6:30 pmHaynesville (tournament)AwayWin49-39
Dec. 18 at 12:30 pmGlenbrookAwayWin55-34
Dec. 27 at 6 pmGlenbrookAwayLoss55-64
Dec. 28 at 6 pmNorth DeSotoHomeCancelledCancelled
Jan. 4 at 6 pmWestonHomeCancelledCancelled
Jan. 7 at 6 pmDownsvilleAway
Jan. 13 at 6 pmQuitmanAwaypp
Jan. 14 at 6 pmD’Arbonne Woods CharterAwayCancelledCancelled
Jan. 18 at 6 pmWestonAwayLoss49-58
Jan. 20 at 6 pmDoyline (district)Home
Jan. 25 at 6 pmDodson (district)AwayWin67-29
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