Upcoming Events

Please send non-profit calendar events to bpjnewsla@gmail.com.

January 19-26

Apar Biddy Basketball Registration is now open.

Forms are available at Arcadia Town Hall and Crawford Elementary.

Registration fee is $10 (Money orders only.)

For more information contact Mario Jefferson at 318-436-6662 or Joseph Pruitt at 318-607-3745.

January 25 (5:30 p.m.) 

LSU Ag Center- Dining with Diabetes: Session 1 

Bienville Parish LSU Ag Center Extension Office – 2710 Maple Street Arcadia, LA 

Please reach out to register at 318-263-7400 

Cost is $30 and open to public 

January 26 (6 p.m.)

Gym Clearance Auction – Mt. Olive Christian School – 6113 Highway 518, Athens, LA

January 27 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) 

LSU Ag Center – Mediterranean Diet Workshop  

Bienville Parish LSU Ag Center Extension Office- 2710 Maple Street Arcadia, LA 

Please reach out to register at 318-263-7400 

Cost is $10 and open to the public.

January 27 (5:30 p.m)

Saline High School Homecoming Coronation – Saline High School Gym

The ceremony will be held prior to the game against Dodson High School.

January 27-29 

Kidz Winter Retreat – Springhill Baptist Church, Ringgold, LA 

January 29

Jamestown Baptist Church Youth Gumbo Fundraiser – Jamestown Baptist Church – 5852 LA-154, Jamestown LA 71045

Directly following the church service which begins at 11 a.m.

February 2

Crawford Elementary 4-H Pop Tab Drive

Please collect pop tabs from sodas or canned goods, place them in a ziploc bag and bring them to the school.

Pop tabs will be sent to St. Jude Hospital to benefit families with children receiving treatment.

February 5 (2 p.m.)

The Mysterious Mardi Gras Pop-Up Shop – Hosted by Wayne’s Seafood – Arcadia Events Center

Food Vendors, Arts, Crafts, Clothing & Accessories

February 5 (6 p.m.)

Johnathan Bond performing at Bienville First Baptist Church- 633 Main St. Bienville, LA 71008

February 22 (3 – 10 p.m.)

Project4Hope Dine to Donate and Silent Auction

Texas Roadhouse – West Monroe

Arrest Reports

The following arrests were made by local law enforcement agencies.

Chazz Tate of Jonesboro, LA was arrested for a failure to appear warrent (misd.)


Delancio Cato of Arcadia, LA was arrested for possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, headlamps and D.W.I. – 1st offense. 


Austin Havard of Ringgold, LA was arrested for criminal trespass (misd.), violation of probation/parole, and tampering with property. 


Tyler Lindsey of Ringgold, LA was arrested for illegal possession of a stolen firearm, possession of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, no seat belt, careless operation and D.W.I. (1st offense). 

John Murray of Coushatta, LA was arrested for theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm/carry concealed weapon by a convicted felon.

Jamison Bey from Charlotte, NC was arrested for no driver’s license. 

Jaron Redding of Ruston, LA was arrested for access device fraud – Credit card/automatic teller machine fraud and simple burglary (motor vehicle).


Carley Shoemaker of Jamestown, LA was arrested for violation of probation/parole.

Veronica Patterson of Arcadia, LA was arrested for home invasion- damage to property.

Brandon Sullivan of Castor, LA was arrested for resisting an officer, sale, distribution or possession of legend drug with prescription or order prohibited, possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia,  

Shanika Moore of Arcadia, LA was arrested for failure to appear warrant (misd.)


Talanceo Miles of Ringgold, LA was arrested for distribution/manufacture of schedule I. 

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Notice of Death – January 24

Notice of Death – Jan. 24, 2023

Stephanie Sharp Watts

Oct. 24, 1989 – Jan. 21, 2023

Ringgold, La.

Visitation: 1 p .m. until time of service, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, First Baptist Church, Ringgold, La.

Funeral service: 2:30 p.m. following visitation.

Dennis Lamar Davis

Jan. 26, 1964 – Jan. 18, 2023

Springhill, La.

Private family service scheduled for a later date.

Charles “Charlie” Augustus Lee Fields

June 21, 1933 – Jan. 14, 2023

Visitation: 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan, 26, 2023, Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Dr., Bossier City, La.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, La.

Donald Dean Stillwell

Jan. 13, 1948 – Jan. 19, 2023

Logansport, La.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 at Cornerstone Ministries Cowboy Church, 494 Bethel Rd., Logansport, La.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. following visitation.

Bienville Parish Journal publishes paid complete obituaries – unlimited words and a photo, as well as unlimited access – $80. Contact your funeral provider or bpjnewsla@gmail.com . Must be paid in advance of publication. (Above death notices are free of charge.)


Markayla Jones of Gibsland has big aspirations

By Paige Nash 

Earlier this week Southern Arkansas University announced their President’s List for the Fall 2022 semester. This reputable list includes the names of 415 students who earned a 4.0 grade point average. Life-long Gibsland resident, Markayla Quevon Jones secured her spot on that list.  

Jones graduated from Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School in 2020 at the top of her class. She began her first semester at SAU that following August. She chose to attend SAU for a multitude of reasons, but number one being that it was not too far from home.  

Jones said, “Southern Arkansas University was the perfect balance of being close and far enough away from home. I often miss my family, so it’s very easy for me to travel home when I can.” 

She is currently a junior majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology.  

“I have always had a passion for helping people in some way. People make mistakes and fall off the rails for many reasons and often they have a hard time trying to pick themselves up with no support,” said Jones. “I always hoped I could one day be that helping hand for someone and somehow make it into a career.” 

Through her studies she has discovered just the role that would allow her to assist and support those within her community when they need it most.  

She said, “I knew I did not want to be a police officer, but something in the related field, so I decided that I wanted to pursue a degree in criminal justice in hopes of one day becoming a probation/parole officer.” 

Her minor in psychology will allow her to better understand and connect with those she is trying to help on a deeper level.  

I think it would help me build an understanding of an individual’s mind- what they think, how and why they do things,” said Jones. “I believe that there isn’t one person on this earth whose mind is completely identical to another’s. By building an understanding of another’s, it might build insight and understanding to your own mind and your way of thinking. 

Jones is projected to graduate from SAU in 2024 and plans to return to her hometown of Gibsland directly after graduation and immediately apply for the police academy, where she will continue to work hard to achieve her dreams and goals.  

Jones plans to follow the advice of her grandfather, Roger, and father, Marketris, to branch out of her hometown, to pursue new opportunities, be greater and go further than they could. 

“Yes, I plan to go outside of my hometown and leave Louisiana someday, but I will never forget where home is,” said Jones. “Gibsland is where I was raised and molded me into who I am and the woman I am becoming, and I’ll never forget that.”

Ballance weighs in on increased juvenile crime

By Bonnie Culverhouse

(Editor’s Note: This is the second of two parts concerning juvenile crime and lack of space in north Louisiana parishes. See Wednesday’s Bienville Parish Journal for the first part.)

If the group learned anything at last week’s meeting concerning juvenile pre-adjudication detention, it was that a problem with juvenile crime and detention is much bigger than just Webster Parish.

“To find a solution, we need to engage with all the other parishes who send juveniles to Ware,” said City Judge Sherb Sentell.

Ware Youth Center serves the parishes of Bossier, Webster, Red River, Natchitoches, DeSoto and Sabine. Bienville and Claiborne Parish police juries opted out of the program that requires the parishes pay a portion to house juveniles at Ware. Ware funds the difference since the state is no longer in the program. It costs more than $300 to house a juvenile.

The folks who gathered last week – members of parish and city law enforcement (sheriff, police, city marshal and Probation & Parole) a representative from Webster and Bossier Parish police juries, Bossier-Webster district attorney, city officials, school officials, State Sen. Robert Mills and State Rep. Wayne McMahen – agreed Bienville and Claiborne should be included in the discussions.

Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance said juvenile crime has increased in his parish, and he agrees something must be done.

“We’ve been having so many problems with juveniles,” Ballance said. “We had one case where two juveniles broke into a house and stole some things. I looked all weekend for a place to house them – Mississippi, Texas, Ware. We couldn’t find the mother on one child, and we had to put him in an interview room at the office and have one of the deputies sit with him until we could find the mother the next morning.

Ballance said that while the police jury opted out of using Ware for his parish, he intends to encourage at least a couple of members to attend the next meeting.

“Lincoln Parish has also said they would like to be included,” Sentell said.

“We need to find a way to raise the hourly wages of Ware detention officers because they are having difficulty now filling their positions at the current hourly wage rate and under the current administrative restrictions,” Sentell said. “So the solution must involve funding the construction cost, include additional revenue for detention officer wage increases, and hopefully reduce or remove some of the restrictions imposed on juvenile detention officers.”

Most persons present at the meeting agreed the problem has increased since the legislature dropped the juvenile age to 17. There are legal restrictions for housing 17-year-olds with younger children.

“We have three or four 17-year-olds at Ware now,” said Staci Scott, executive director at Ware. “They could be housed together but not with younger kids. There are no older youth at Ware.”

Bossier/Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin pointed out that often legislators are approached for money and legislation to help, but they want to know what the governmental entities in a parish will do.

“Bossier Parish began putting back $50,000 a year to build a detention center,” Marvin said. “If you go to the legislature, having some money might make these guys’ jobs a little bit easier than just saying we need some capital outlay money.”

Marvin suggested even a lower amount than $50,000 would be beneficial.

“We are 15,000-dollared to death,” said Webster Parish Police Jury President Jim Bonsall. “I know it’s a problem, but I don’t know how much longer the local people can keep funding the state’s mandates.”

Sen. Robert Mills put the ball back in the parish’s court.

“Mister, these are your children,” Mills said. “They are not the state’s children.”

“But it’s your rules,” Bonsall said. “So, what can we do?”

“This is a crime issue all over the state,” City Marshal Dan Weaver added.

“The governor is much aware of the problem,” Mills said. “The governor is much aware of the problem, and much motivated to do something about it. He probably just doesn’t realize the extent of North Louisiana’s problems.”

Mills added that he and Rep. Wayne McMahen need to “get in front of the governor and DCFS (Department of Children & Family Services) as a group and get something done.”

There are 32 beds at Ware. Scott said if they exceed that number without special exemption, DCFS could fine Ware $600 per day.

Next to Bossier and Webster parishes, Natchitoches Parish has one of the largest instances of juvenile crime in the north to central Louisiana.

“Natchitoches has a kid – I want to say he was 15 when he committed a murder,” Scott said. “He’s being charged as an adult. We’ve had him at Ware about 450 days, still waiting on him to go to trial. That bogs us down.

“We keep calling asking when he’s going to court,” she continued. “That’s a problem because he is being charged as an adult, but because of his age, he’s being left in detention.”

There are 8 detention centers in Louisiana, however, Caddo Parish’s numbers are so high, they do not accept any juveniles outside their parish.

Courses of action to make progress on addressing these issues include:

1. Request a letter from Jim Bonsall on behalf of the WPPJ not to house any juveniles at Ware who are 18 or older (not currently an issue but a good practice);

2. Contact our counterparts (Sheriffs, Police Jurors, State Representatives and Senators, School Board Superintendent and Board Members, Police Chiefs, City Marshals, District Attorneys, and juvenile Judges) in the other six parishes who send juveniles to Ware to get them on board with our initiative and hopefully get them to attend our next meeting; 

3.  Ask Patrick Jackson if a collaborative endeavor agreement would be possible between all entities having equity in resolving this conflict so that Cities, Parish Police Juries, Sheriff’s Departments, School Boards, etc. could divide and share the financial costs required to see this project succeed;  

4. Staci Scott and Sherb Sentell were asked to send a list of recommendations they think may have merit in alleviating the current problem.  Ms. Scott and I have compiled a tentative list of recommendations.  See attached.  This list can be modified as additional ideas are submitted and/or this list is edited and vetted.   

5. Block out the date of Thursday, March 9 at 2 p.m. to tentatively meet again to discuss this issue with counterparts from the other parishes.  Location of meeting to be determined.  

Update: Ringgold woman missing since New Year’s Eve

By Paige Nash

Kimberly Moore still has not been located at this time. 

Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance said, “We have few new leads but are obtaining a search warrant/subpoena for financial records that may possibly be helpful in determining if she is in fact a missing person.” 

The 43-year-old woman from Ringgold was last seen by a relative at about 11:30 p.m. on December 31.  

Moore was seen out on New Year’s Eve with Vernon Parker who was found shot dead at approximately 8:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the back seat of his idling car on Pleasant Road in Ringgold.  

Investigators of the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office have identified a person of interest in the homicide but have not made any arrests at this time. BPSO Investigators believe that Moore may have been a witness to this homicide. 

This is still an ongoing investigation and the BPSO is asking if anyone has any information regarding Moore’s whereabouts, to contact them at 318-263-2215.  

Saline SWCD tree sale deemed successful

By Paige Nash

The Saline Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual seedling sale this past weekend, January 13-14.  

The Saline SWCD began this sale in 1990. Although they took a few years off between then and now, the annual sales have continued to grow in recent years.  

The money raised from this seedling sale goes towards the SWCD’s annual operating budget.  

District Secretary Connie Kyles said, “We raise funds for the district through this sale every year. It goes into our operating budget, and it has helped us through the years, especially with the state budget cuts that have been taking place. It has helped keep us alive.” 

The Saline SWCD aims to have an abundance of seedlings for sale every year during planting season which began December 15 and will run through March 15. 

Even though there was an issue with shipment of some of the seedlings, the sale was still extremely successful.  

If you missed the sale in Ringgold this past weekend, you could still purchase seedlings this Saturday, January 21 in Minden. The Dorcheat Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their annual sale from 8 a.m. until noon at the USDA-NRCS Service Center located at 216B Broadway Street.  

Seedlings will be bare root and available on a first come, first serve basis.  

Available seedlings: 

$3 each – Sawtooth oak, Shumard oak, baldcypress, red maple, river birch, white dogwood, mayhaw, chinquapin, persimmon, black walnut, tulip tree, weeping willow, native sweet pecan, live oak, red mulberry, Double white althea, Double red althea, Double violet althea, Catalpa, Red crape myrtle, white crape myrtle, fringetree (grancy graybeard), crabapple, Japanese snowball. 

$4 each – Southern Magnolia, Muscadine 

$7 each – Premier blueberry, powder blue blueberry, pink dogwood, and blackberry. 

$10 each – Red delicious apple, Yellow delicious apple, Burbank plum, Santa Rosa plum, Early Elberta peach, RedSkin peach.   

Cash and check will be accepted for purchases. If you have questions, please call 318-377-3950 Ext. 3. 

The cool mom

I have to brag this once. I am the cool mom this week. Yea, you heard that right… The COOL mom.  

What got me this most glorious, envied and short-lived title every mom longs for? 

I fed my daughter cereal for supper.  

As I poured her fruity pebbles into a disposable bowl, twisted the cap off the milk and handed her the also disposable plastic spoon, she looked up at me and said, “You’re the coolest mom ever.” 

Heck yes, I am! 

What she did not know was that I had not slept the night before because said kid did not want to sleep in her own bed and as she sawed logs all night, I was wide awake with a foot in my back.  

She did not know that I had just endured the longest day of my life that began with an alarm going off that I accidentally set for an hour later than what I was supposed to set it for. She also did not know that I had to rush through every other thing I had to do that day because of that mistake either.  

She did not know that as she cried going into school because she did not want to leave her mommy after a much needed and relaxing three-day weekend, that I also cried too. 

She did not know that I missed my exit on the way to work. She did not know that I spilled my coffee trying to unlock the door once I finally made it there and had to change into a wrinkled shirt that I luckily found stuck in the back of my car.  

She did not know about the never-ending list of things I had to get done that day.  

She did not know that I had to eat a hot dog as I was driving down the road on my way to pick her up from school because I did not have time to sit down and eat today. She also did not know that finally picking her up and seeing her sweet face was the best part of my entire day.  

She did not know that I recommended cereal for supper because I was utterly exhausted, and it was going to take the last bit of energy that I had left to open that jug of milk.  

She did not know that I would stay awake hours after she fell asleep, in my bed again, thanking God for her.

Our kids do not understand what we go through mentally, physically or spiritually in a day and they shouldn’t, but they somehow know when we need to hear that we are doing a decent job at this whole parenting gig.  

That one sentence from her turned the worst day I have had in a while, into one of the best days of my parenting career, right behind the days they were born of course.  

I am a cool mom.  

That will probably change in the morning as I am waking her up for another day of school. She may look at me furiously with her hair standing on end and sleep in her eyes. She may whisper, “You’re the worst mom ever,” as she knocks me over with her rank morning breath.  

That will be okay. I will still be reveling in being the coolest mom alive as I slip on my kitty sweater, holey sweatpants and fuzzy slippers before heading out the door to drop her off.  

Yea, I am still cool, right?

(Paige Nash is a wife, mom, new publisher for Bienville Parish Journal, and digital journalist for Webster Parish Journal.)

They shouldn’t have been teachers

Teachers shouldn’t be jerks. If you choose to educate then you shouldn’t pride yourself on making others miserable. This may seem like common knowledge, an easy fact of life much like the sun sets in the west and Manchester United is the greatest soccer club of all time. It shouldn’t be a discussion. If you teach, you shouldn’t be a jerk. Period. 

Ah, alas. No such period. Perhaps an ellipse because there’s more to the story for many. There’s no feel-good school movie where the kids rise above circumstances and the teacher changes their lives. There’s just grumpiness and flat out rudeness for a lot of teachers. 

I had a teacher in high school. Loved to quote the Bible and was a very Old Testament kind of guy. Didn’t much love to live the Bible though. What he did loved was to fail kids and make life as miserable for them as possible. He was not a good guy. I don’t know what happened in his life to make him so angry, but whatever it was, it didn’t have anything to do with me or my classmates. He shouldn’t have been teaching. 

But just like all abusive relationships, it’s the innocents who suffer. Another teacher in high school – math. She made me feel so stupid that numbers have forever become like a venomous serpent in my eyes. I feel stupid when I see numbers and I feel like I’m being judged whenever I have to work with them. I felt all eyes on me and imagined whispers “what is he doing? He can’t do that? What a moron.” All of that because of one teacher and her cruel behavior. She shouldn’t have been teaching.

Another teacher – this one in college. He taught speech. Extraordinarily cruel and actively abused students. This was back in the day before the internet and viral cancellation. Something like their behavior likely wouldn’t stand in today’s world. I remember a friend. Her grandmother died and she had to give a speech the next day. She went to the professor and asked for an extension. I was there and I heard what this curly, greasy haired little shrimp of a wee-man said. 

“Grandmothers die every day.”

I’m not a pacifist. I do believe violence can solve things from time to time. But I don’t go out looking for fights. I’ve been in one fist fight in my entire life, and that came when I was 30 years old. There are very few times I’ve wanted to hit someone. I’d rather use my mind to solve my problems. But on that bright September day, I wanted to beat the ever-living hell out of this guy who made my friend cry. 

I didn’t. She didn’t give the speech. She got a zero. He kept his teeth.He shouldn’t have been teaching

I’ve read a lot about what makes a person cruel. Why are some people jerks? Why are some people cowards? Oh, how many cowards there are. They are everywhere. We see them every day.  Living life the easy way rather than the right way. Why? As for teachers, you mix a cruel and/or cowardly person with a group of kids and you are brewing a storm. I don’t think some teachers know, or more likely just don’t care, that your words kill souls and ambition. 

Let me tell you what words did to me.  I wrote a book, fiction, back when I was about 23. So more than 20 years ago. It was about a Cherokee daddy looking for his daughter during the Trail of Tears. I sent it off to publishers and couldn’t get a bite. So I emailed a professor and asked for her help. She gave me the contact information of a dinosaur in the LSU English department. He mailed me back the manuscript completely destroyed and bleeding and then called me to drive the point home. His words were so harsh they literally gave me writer’s block for two decades. Looking over it now I see it’s not a good book.  It’s the product of a 23 year old. But his cruelty was reprehensible and shocking and I wondered how he had gotten away with being such a jerk his entire life. He shouldn’t have been teaching.

That was a long time ago and I’ve finally gotten over it and gone back to writing with two additional novels completed and awaiting publication. 

But that cruelty still messes with my head. Why was he such a jerk? I don’t know. Just like I don’t know what makes people cowards. I don’t know why people are two-faced. I don’t know why people are terrified of confrontation. I don’t know why people scheme behind the backs of others instead of just talking to their face. I don’t get passive aggressive people and I don’t get cruel people. I don’t get bullies and I don’t get wimps. They all are bad and putting any of these types in a classroom is only going to further deteriorate the quality of education in American schools. 

I am an example of how lasting an impact bad teachers can have on people. If that dude could mess with my head like that then what kind of effect can a cruel teacher have on a young student? It’s why I’ll never be a “bully” to one of my students. Never. Worst thing a teacher can be. Kids shouldn’t dread coming to your class. If they do then you aren’t a good teacher. You’re an A double crooked letter and hopefully you’ll get out of the profession.

Many people shouldn’t be teachers. I just wish that could be realized before the damage is done.

(Josh Beavers is a teacher and a writer. He has been recognized five times for excellence in opinion writing by the Louisiana Press Association.)


Training methodologies vary tremendously among instructors, training schools, and professional institutions. No two training curriculums are the same even when it comes to the basics. When I teach students “how to shoot” a handgun, I focus on five crucial fundamentals. Before we dig in, allow me to preface my teaching strategy with this caveat – I don’t teach people how to pass a qualification test – I teach people how to use their guns to defend innocent life. I teach gunfighting – not how to score more points than the dude shooting beside you at the range.

Proper grip – If you grip your pistol properly, the rest of your body will naturally fall in line without much further instruction. A proper firing grip is conducive to establishing one’s natural point of aim. Former US Army Special Forces operator, Pat McNamara, defines natural point of aim as “Comfortably on target, without muscular input.”

A proper grip on a semi-automatic handgun involves getting the “web” between the thumb and forefinger of your dominant hand high into the tang of the pistol. The tang is the area at the top of the backstrap, just below the slide. The fingers and palm of the dominant hand should apply pressure to the front-strap and back-strap of the pistol grip, respectively. The fingers and palm of the support hand should apply pressure to the sides of the pistol grip, and the thumbs should both be pointed the same direction as the muzzle – on the support side of the pistol – with the dominant thumb on top of the support hand thumb. Lastly, squeeze the hell out of it – especially with the support hand.

Proper sight alignment – Sight alignment is rather self-explanatory – simply line up the front sight with the rear sight. Doing this properly, with a traditional notch & post sight system, calls for “equal height and equal light” when looking at the front sight post through the rear sight notch. Basically, center the front sight within the rear sight and keep them level across the top.

Sight picture – Sight picture is what you see when you line up the sights and impose them over the intended target. The human eye can only focus on one thing at a time. Therefore, when generating a proper sight picture, your focus should be on the front sight – not the target. So, if the target appears fuzzy when you aim, that’s normal. We shouldn’t be aiming guns at anything or anyone we unless we’ve already determined that person or thing to be a threat.

Trigger control – There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to proper trigger control with a semi-automatic pistol – trigger reset and constant contact. I’m a proponent of using trigger reset, although the constant contact method certainly has some favorable applications. On a semi-automatic pistol, when the gun is fired the trigger doesn’t have to be fully released or allowed to travel all the way back to its original position for a subsequent shot to be fired.

Simply learning to control the trigger back to the point of reset – which can be heard and felt – will enable the shooter to perform faster and more accurate follow-up shots. If you never master the trigger reset, at least maintain constant contact with the trigger until it’s time to stop firing. A universal firearm safety rule tells us to keep our finger off the trigger until our sights are on the target and we have made the decision to fire. However, once the decision to fire has been made, your finger should stay on the trigger until it’s safe and necessary to stop shooting.

Follow through – In terms of shooting, follow through equates to maintaining a good sight picture and front sight focus during and after each shot. For every round you fire, you should acquire an additional sight picture before you take your weapon off target. For example, if you fire a string of five rounds, you should have six sight pictures. Always establish another sight picture before disengaging a threat and assessing your target.

Notice I didn’t mention anything about stance or breath control. I really don’t care what your feet are doing when you shoot your gun. If your stance is good, that means you’re not moving enough or using cover correctly. What stance are you in if you’re on your knees, or if you get knocked flat on your keister? After all, the ground is a likely place to wind up in a fight.

It’s great to breathe slowly and press the trigger at the bottom of an exhale – when your body is at a natural point of rest. You’ll certainly be steadier when you bust caps following this method. However, I’m not talking about zeroing a deer rifle, or taking a 500-yard sniper shot. I’m talking about putting multiple rounds on target in an instant, when your heart rate is 180 BPM, you have tunnel vision, and there’s a stain in your shorts. The last thing you have time for in that moment is focused breathing.

When it comes to fighting with a gun, marksmanship is important, but it’s far from the MOST important aspect. Learning to move and becoming proficient at manipulating your firearm are far more valuable skills than being able to take a head shot at any substantial distance. Furthermore, marksmanship is the easiest part of gun handling to learn. I can teach anyone with at least one arm, one hand, and one eye to shoot a handgun and hit their intended target – assuming they’re willing and able to learn. Teaching someone to win a gunfight is another animal entirely.

Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Fundamentals, by definition, are basic and should not be complicated. If you want to be a good marksman, train with a firearms instructor. If you want to be better prepared to defend innocent life with a gun, train with a gunfighting instructor. That’s about as simply as I can explain it.

Remember – Avoid what you can. Defeat what you can’t.


Please submit your questions to Ryan via email at Ryan@9and1tactical.com

(Ryan Barnette is not a licensed attorney or a medical provider, and no information provided in “Slicing the Pie,” or any other publication authored by Ryan Barnette should be construed, in any way, as official legal or medical advice.)

Strawberry Almond Cake

This recipe could work for breakfast or dessert.

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups diced strawberries tossed into 2 tablespoons of flour

2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons melted butter (more is always better!)
1/2 cup finely diced strawberries
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl whisk sugar, milk, oil, egg and almond extract. In another bowl whisk remaining dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Add strawberries. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 50-55 minutes. Let cool completely.

To make the glaze:

Whisk all ingredients except strawberries together. Add strawberries. Cut into the bread like you are slicing it but do not cut all the way through. Pour glaze over, allowing glaze to drizzle into partial cuts.

Then fully slice to serve!

(Ashley Madden is a wife, mom and published cookbook author.)

A Family Feud

By Brad Dison

During World War I, teenager Adolf Dassler became adept at repairing shoes in his parents’ home in Herzogenaurach, Germany.  Adolf was his given name, but family and friends called him Adi.  He scavenged the war-torn countryside for his supplies, and got his much-needed leather from belts, holsters, and worn-out shoes.  He took and modified abandoned machine parts and created a stationary bicycle powered leather milling machine.  Adi hired his first employee to pedal the bicycle so he could run the milling machine.  Following World War I, Adi’s business grew as he experimented and developed stronger, but more lightweight shoes.      
In 1923, Adi’s older brother, Rudolf, joined Adi in developing and manufacturing shoes.  One year later, they formed Gebrüder Dassler, Sportschuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Factory).  Their factory was the front room and, when not in use, the kitchen of their family home.  By 1925, their shoe line included football boots which had nailed studs and track shoes with hand-forged spikes, all of which were still made in the family home.  In 1927, the brothers sold enough shoes to allow them to move their operations from the cramped family home into a small factory.
Dassler Brothers shoes became popular with athletes early on.  In 1928, several athletes wore Dassler shoes in the 1928 Amsterdam games.  German middle distance runner Linda Radke won gold in the Amsterdam games while wearing Dassler shoes.  Another German runner won gold in the 1932 Los Angeles Games while wearing Dassler shoes.  In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, athletes from several countries competed in Dassler shoes.  American track and field star Jesse Owens won three gold medals while wearing Dassler shoes, which led to large international orders for sports shoes of different varieties.
In the early 1930s, Adi and Rudolf saw an opportunity to expand their shoe business through politics.  On May 1, 1933, Adi, Rudolf, and other members of their family joined the Nazi Party.  Adolph Hitler prioritized athletic teamwork and the Dassler brothers became a major supplier of shoes to the athletes.  Adi became a coach in the Hitler Youth movement and supplied those young athletes with footwear.  While members of the Nazi Party, Adi and Rudolf ended their letters with “Heil Hitler.”
World War II forever changed Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Factory as tension within the Dassler family grew.  Adi and Rudolf and their wives and children all shared a single home, along with Adi’s parents and his siblings’ families.  To protect them from being drafted into the German military, several members of the family worked at the shoe factory, which often caused friction in the family. Adi and Rudolf struggled for control of the company.  In August of 1940, Adi was notified that he was being drafted into the Wehrmacht.  He reported for duty in December but was released two months later as his work with the Dassler company was deemed essential.  Rudolf became angry and more assertive when he learned that Adi claimed leadership of the Dassler’s shoe factory to secure his release from the Wehrmacht.  While Adi was away, Marie, their sister Marie tried to convince Rudolf to hire her two sons to keep them from being drafted into the German military.  Rudolf refused because he claimed there were already enough family problems within the company.  Marie was devastated.  Just as Marie feared, her two sons were drafted into the German army and never returned.  Marie never forgave Rudolf.  Ironically, in January of 1943, Rudolf was also drafted into the German military.  Unlike Adi, Rudolf was unable to secure his release for military service.  He blamed Adi and his connections within the Nazi party for his being drafted.  In a letter to Adi, Rudolf spitefully wrote that he would not hesitate to seek the closure of the factory so that Adi would be forced to fight in the war.  The Reich eventually shut down the shoe factory.  Rudolf, on leave at the time, decided to take some of the leather from the factory for later use.  Rudolf was angered when he learned that Adi had already removed the leather from the factory and reported Adi to his Nazi friends.
While the world celebrated the end of World War II, the Dassler brothers’ war for control of the company continued.  Adi and Rudolf were arrested and tried separately for their actions within the Nazi party.  The brothers testified against each other in a bid to save themselves.  Rudolf was not deemed a threat and was released in July of 1946.  Adi was found guilty of minor infractions and put on probation with the stipulation that he could not operate the Dassler shoe factory.  Rudolf saw this as his chance to take control of the factory.  Adi and Rudolf continued to make claims, some true some false, against each other.  Adi appealed the decision and, in February of the following year, was granted permission to resume management of the Dassler shoe factory.
Adi and Rudolf were unable to repair their relationship, and the rift spread throughout the family.  By this time, the Dassler company had grown to include two factory buildings.  Some family members sided with Adi and others sided with Rudolf.  Knowing that the rift between the brothers could never be repaired, Adi and Rudolf painstakingly divided the company’s assets one-by-one.  Adi took the original factory building and Rudolf took the other.  Employees were forced to choose which brother they would remain with.  Rudolf and the members of the family who sided with him moved out of the family home.  Adi and Rudolf never spoke again.
Following the separation and dissolution of the Dassler Brothers’ company, both brothers created new companies and continued to manufacture shoes and sportswear.  Both of their companies grew to international success.  Adi’s company is currently the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world, second only to Nike, and Rudolf’s company is the third largest in the world.  Rudolf’s company name translates to cougar in several countries.  Rudolf named his company Puma.  Adi’s company name was comprised of a combination of his first and last names.  He called it Adidas.
1.     The Los Angeles Times, June 27, 1976, p.129.
2.     The Ottawa Journal, May 13, 1978, p.104.
3.     Asbury Park Press, November 1, 1978, p.45.
4.     The Age, September 11, 1982, p.20.
5.     The Miami Herald, April 11, 1987, p.115.
6.     Chicago Tribune, April 11, 1987, p.8.
7.     The Daily Telegraph, June 15, 1996, p.156.

Today in History – January 20

1265 – The first English parliament met in Westminster Hall.

1801 – John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States.

1839 – Chile defeated a confederation of Peru and Bolivia in the Battle of Yungay.

1841 – The island of Hong Kong was ceded to Great Britain. It returned to Chinese control in July 1997.

1885 – The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson.

1886 – The Mersey Railway Tunnel was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

1887 – The U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.

1891 – James Hogg took office as the first native-born governor of Texas.

1892 – The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA, YMCA Training School.

1929 – The movie “In Old Arizona” was released. The film was the first full-length talking film to be filmed outdoors.

1937 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to be inaugurated on January 20th. The 20th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution officially set the date for the swearing in of the President and Vice President.

1942 – Nazi officials held the Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final solution” that called for exterminating Europe’s Jews.

1944 – The British RAF dropped 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.

1952 – In Juarez, Mexico, Patricia McCormick debuted as the first professional woman bullfighter from the United States.

1953 – “Studio One” became the first television show to be transmitted from the United States to Canada.

1954 – The National Negro Network was formed on this date. Forty radio stations were charter members of the network.

1972 – The number of unemployed in Britain exceeded 1 million.

1981 – Iran released 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days. The hostages were flown to Algeria and then to a U.S. base in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The release occurred minutes after the U.S. presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

1985 – The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Super Bowl XIX marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute.

1986 – The U.S. observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

1986 – Britain and France announced their plans to build the Channel Tunnel.

1986 – New footage of the 1931 “Frankenstein” was found. The footage was originally deleted because it was considered to be too shocking.

1987 – Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite was kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon. He was there attempting to negotiate the release of Western hostages. He was not freed until November 1991.

1994 – Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. Faulkner joined the cadet corps in August 1995 under court order but soon dropped out.

1996 – Yasser Arafat was elected president of the Palestinian Authority and his supporters won two thirds of the 80 seats in the Legislative Council.

1997 – Bill Clinton was inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States.

1998 – American researchers announced that they had cloned calves that may produce medicinal milk.

1998 – In Chile, a judge agreed to hear a lawsuit that accused Chile’s former dictator Augusto Pinochet with genocide.

1999 – The China News Service announced that the Chinese government was tightening restrictions on internet use. The rules were aimed at ‘Internet Bars.’

2000 – Greece and Turkey signed five accords aimed to build confidence between the two nations.

2002 – Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) played his first game in Chicago as a visiting player. The Wizards beat the Bulls 77-69.

Upcoming Events

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January 19-26

Apar Biddy Basketball Registration is now open.

Forms are available at Arcadia Town Hall and Crawford Elementary.

Registration fee is $10 (Money orders only.)

For more information contact Mario Jefferson at 318-436-6662 or Joseph Pruitt at 318-607-3745.

January 20-22 

Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days – Highway 9 Arcadia, LA 

January 21 (10 a.m.)

Family and Kids Craft – Spare Sock Snowman

Bienville Parish Library – Castor Branch

All supplies will be provided.

January 21 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) 

Grand Opening of the new Dollar General in Saline 

There will be hot dogs, Cokes, door prizes and more. 

January 25 (5:30 p.m.) 

LSU Ag Center- Dining with Diabetes: Session 1 

Bienville Parish LSU Ag Center Extension Office – 2710 Maple Street Arcadia, LA 

Please reach out to register at 318-263-7400 

Cost is $30 and open to public 

January 27 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) 

LSU Ag Center – Mediterranean Diet Workshop  

Bienville Parish LSU Ag Center Extension Office- 2710 Maple Street Arcadia, LA 

Please reach out to register at 318-263-7400 

Cost is $10 and open to public  

January 27-29 

Kidz Winter Retreat – Springhill Baptist Church, Ringgold, LA 

February 5 (6 p.m.)

Johnathan Bond performing at Bienville First Baptist Church- 633 Main St. Bienville, LA 71008

Notice of Death – January 19

Notice of Deaths – Jan. 19, 2023

Wayne Johnson

July 18, 1937 – Jan. 18, 2023

Arcadia, La.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, Mt. Mariah Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Arcadia.

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Frazier

Feb. 28, 1935 – Jan. 15, 2023

Homer, La.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, Pleasure Point Baptist Church, Homer, under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home Homer Chapel.

Johnie “Foster” Gamble III

Logansport, La.

Funeral service: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, Maple Springs Baptist Church, Logansport, La.

Burial: Longstreet Cemetery, Longstreet, La.

Bienville Parish Journal publishes paid complete obituaries – unlimited words and a photo, as well as unlimited access – $80. Contact your funeral provider or bpjnewsla@gmail.com . Must be paid in advance of publication. (Above death notices are free of charge.)

Saline Dollar General donates books to Saline High School

Saline Dollar General Store Assistant Manager Brandi Guin, Manager Linda Williamson and Saline High School Principal Scott Canady pictured with part of third-grade class.

By Paige Nash

The new Dollar General Store in Saline donated 100 books to Saline High School Tuesday morning, January 17.  

After presenting the books to the staff and part of the third-grade class, the Dollar General Manager Linda Williamson and Assistant Manager, Brandi Guin, spoke briefly about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 

“At Dollar General we believe in education, opening doors and brightening opportunities and the future for our kids,” said Williamson. “To help bring joy to your students and staff we would like to donate 100 new high-quality children’s books to your library.” 

For nearly 30 years the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been able to assist and support teachers, librarians and nonprofit leaders as they help students and individuals of all ages learn to read. Through grant programs like this and the power of education, these individuals are better equipped to pursue their dreams and reach their highest potential.  

Since 1993, the foundation has awarded $219 million in grants, served more than 16.1 million individuals and impacted more than 22,000 organizations.  

Guin said, “We hope you have a great rest of your school year. Thank you for all you do to serve the students and families in our community.” 

The Saline Dollar General Store officially opened on December 18, but will be hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony along with hot dogs, beverages provided by Coca-Cola, and door prizes.  

Concerned officials seek answers to lack of space for juvenile offenders

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Where do problems begin with juvenile crime? Many say it starts at home … or the lack of a home life.

Where do these problems end? Realistically, many of these children are already in the system.

Headed by Ward I City Judge Sherb Sentell, a group of concerned officials in Webster Parish gathered last week to seek answers about pre-adjudication detention.

“I called the meeting because I need resources beyond our current capability,” Sentell said. “Reasonable minds can disagree on who should pay for it, but I hope everyone now realizes something must be done.”

According to reports, there is a 60 to 65 percent chance once a child or teen spends a couple of nights at Ware Youth Center, they never want to see it again.

But Ware is full … a head in all 32 beds. Then what happens? The kids are returned to the streets, and what kind of signal does that send?

“All we need are six more beds,” Sentell said.

Ware meets the criteria to double bunk, with a special exemption from DCFS. But space is not the only problem, according to Staci Scott, executive director of Ware.

“We need more workers,” she said. “We are terribly understaffed. State law says we must have 1 worker per 8 kids, and we can’t keep them. We are probably 10 short in detention and 25 to 30 short overall.”

Detention workers’ pay has been raised from around $9 per hour to $15, but it isn’t enough. Scott said most workers won’t stay for that amount since Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has tied their hands.

“Since 2012, we can’t even use pepper spray,” she pointed out. “With no control, there just aren’t many people who are willing to be cursed, spit on and had excrement thrown at them for $15 an hour.”

There to discuss the issue were members of parish and city law enforcement (sheriff, police, city marshal and Probation & Parole) a representative from Webster and Bossier Parish police juries, Bossier-Webster district attorney, city officials, school officials, State Sen. Robert Mills and State Rep. Wayne McMahen.

In 2014, Ware contracted with the state to fill vacant beds. At that time, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, Red River and Webster parishes were under that plan, and at that time, Ware had 34 beds.

Police juries with Claiborne and Bienville parishes declined to participate.

Scott said Natchitoches Parish is one that needs more beds, as well.

“All the other parishes have 2 beds, except Bossier. They have 24,” Scott said. “They are not always at capacity, so they are willing to let us give their empty beds to another parish.”

Sentell asked if there were other parishes in a similar financial situation that may be willing to “come to the table” for discussion.

“Most definitely,” Scott said. “Natchitoches is a sizable parish. And their juvenile crime is up substantially.”

The state would pay a per diem to help keep the doors open. Then, the state Office of Juvenile Justice canceled the agreement and pulled state kids out of the facility, along with some of the funding.

Today, it costs around $300 per day to house a juvenile at Ware, and the parish or city is expected to pay around $110 per day.

Webster Parish Police Jury pays if the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office or one of the smaller jurisdictions makes the arrest. According to a WPPJ spokesperson, the smaller towns are asked to pay it, however, they most often call the sheriff’s department to make the arrest and WPPJ ends up with the tab. If Springhill Police make the arrest, City of Springhill pays for it. If Minden Police make the arrest, City of Minden foots the bill.

(Editor’s Note: This is the first of two parts addressing juvenile detention and lack of space in north Louisiana parishes. See Friday’s Bienville Parish Journal for the second part where officials discuss the next steps to solving the issue.)

Meet the new publisher of Bienville Parish Journal: Paige Nash

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Every little girl has dreams, and Paige Nash was no different.

Over the past few years, the new licensee/publisher of Bienville Parish Journal has been on an adventure with every step taking her a little closer to that dream.

“Writing has been a lifelong passion of mine,” Nash said. “When I was in elementary school, I enjoyed writing short stories. By the time I got to high school, I was writing children’s books and I worked on the school’s paper in college.”

Medical reasons prohibited Nash from completing college, and she worried that fulfilling her dream would be out of reach.

“A few years later I began working in advertising at a local paper,” she said. “While I was there, I worked really hard to move up and prove myself as a reporter to my editor. I was constantly throwing ideas at him and bringing him stories. My persistence finally paid off and I was able to earn that position.”

When Covid hit she took some time off to be with her family, but she missed writing and serving her community. 

“In March 2022, Mrs. Bonnie Culverhouse believed in me and my work enough that she graciously let me join her team at Webster Parish Journal,” Nash said. “I cannot believe we are getting close to hitting that one-year anniversary already. I have loved getting back out there – building relationships within the community, attending events and reporting on them. I cannot wait to do the same with the great people of Bienville Parish.”

Nash uses life lessons – past, present and future – to write a column, “If it’s not one thing, it’s a mother,” which publishes weekly in Webster Parish Journal and will be prominent in Bienville Parish Journal, also.

“It has been a great outlet for me,” she said. “I have three little girls – Emerson, Ashton and Kameron – who give me plenty of content on a weekly basis. I turn some of the silly, unexpected and sometimes over-the-top things they say into life lessons for them and for myself. As a parent and person in general I am always learning. I hope our readers will check that out, too.”

Nash will continue to share her flare for writing and covering news with Webster Parish Journal, while she works to bring a high-quality product Bienville Parish readers have come to expect.

“This opportunity is truly a blessing from God,” she said. “I am just so grateful for the people in my life, most of all my husband, Johnathon, who has continued to support me and my dreams over the years.”

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Hornets defeated by Ringgold but win Haynesville; Lady Hornets win both

Last Tuesday, the Hornets played Ringgold and lost, 57-66.
On Friday, the Hornets played Haynesville and won, 65-48.

Last Tuesday, the Lady Hornets played Ringgold and won, 68-11.
On Friday, the Lady Hornets played Haynesville and won, 61-30.

Arcadia Boys Basketball

11/15/2022 6:00 PMSummerfieldAwayWin55-51
11/17/2022 6:30 PMMinden
(Lakeside Tournament)
11/29/2022 6:00 PMSalineHomeCancelledCancelled
12/1/2022 6:15 PMRinggold
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
12/2/2022 6:15 PMSaline
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
12/3/2022 7:30 PMGibsland-Coleman
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
12/5/2022 7:00 PMSimsboroAwayLoss51-59
12/9/2022 7:00 PMGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss41-66
12/12/2022 7:00 PMRustonHomeLoss48-70
12/16/2022 4:00 PMNeville
(Ruston Tournament)
12/17/2022 2:00 PMSouthwood
(Ruston Tournament)
12/20/2022 7:00 PMLincoln Preparatory SchoolHomeLoss62-64
12/22/2022 7:00 PMSimsboroHomeWin77-57
12/23/2022 7:00 PMGibsland-ColemanHomeWin70-65
12/30/2022 7:00 PMJonesboro-HodgeHomeLoss32-58
1/3/2023 7:00 PMGreen OaksHome
1/6/2023 7:00 PMLakesideAwayWin47-38
1/9/2023 7:00 PMGlenbrookHomeWin75-31
1/10/2023 7:00 PMRinggoldHomeLoss57-66
1/13/2023 7:00 PMHaynesvilleAwayWin65-48
1/17/2023 7:00 PMHomerHome
1/20/2023 7:00 PMMagnolia School of ExcellenceAway
1/23/2023 7:00 PMPlain DealingAway
1/27/2023 7:00 PMGlenbrookAway
1/28/2023 7:00 PMLincoln Preparatory SchoolAway
1/31/2023 7:00 PMRinggoldAway
2/3/2023 7:00 PMHaynesvilleHome
2/6/2023 7:00 PMHomerAway
2/7/2023 7:00 PMMagnolia School of ExcellenceHome
2/10/2023 7:00 PMPlain DealingHome
2/17/2023 7:00 PMJonesboro-HodgeAway

Arcadia Girls Basketball

11/15/2022 6:00 PMSummerfieldAwayWin49-35
11/15/2022 3:30 PMNorth DeSoto
(Lakeside Tournament)
11/21/2022 5:40 PMOuachita Parish
(Wossman Tournament)
11/22/2022 1:00 PMNeville
(Wossman Tournament)
11/29/2022 6:00 PMSalineHomeCancelledCancelled
12/1/2022 5:00 PMRinggold
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
12/2/2022 5:00 PMSaline
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
12/3/2022 6:00 PMGibsland-Coleman
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
12/6/2022 6:00 PMSimsboroAwayWin41-24
12/9/2022 6:00 PMGibsland-ColemanAwayLoss33-57
12/12/2022 5:30 PMRustonHomeWin38-36
12/14/2022 6:40 PMMansfield
(Minden Tournament)
12/15/2022 4:00 PMNorth Caddo
(Minden Tournament)
12/16/2022 4:00 PMLoyola Prep
(Minden Tournament)
12/17/2022 4:00 PMSimsboro
(Minden Tournament)
12/20/2022 6:00 PMLincoln Preparatory SchoolHome
12/22/2022 6:00 PMSimsboroHomeWin45-31
12/23/2022 6:00 PMGibsland-ColemanHomeLoss46-48
12/30/2022 6:00 PMJonesboro-HodgeHomeWin60-30
1/3/2023 6:00 PMGreen OaksHome
1/6/2023 6:00 PMLakesideAwayWin55-16
1/9/2023 6:00 PMGlenbrookHomeWin63-18
1/10/2023 6:00 PMRinggoldHomeWin68-11
1/13/2023 6:00 PMHaynesvilleAwayWin61-30
1/17/2023 6:00 PMHomerHome
1/23/2023 6:00 PMPlain DealingAway
1/27/2023 6:00 PMGlenbrookAway
1/28/2023 6:00 PMLincoln Preparatory SchoolAway
1/31/2023 6:00 PMRinggoldAway
2/3/2023 6:00 PMHaynesvilleHome
2/6/2023 6:00 PMHomerAway
2/10/2023 6:00 PMPlain DealingHome

Tigers defeated by Choudrant; Lady Tigers victorious

On Friday, the Tigers played Choudrant and lost, 39-51.
The Tigers were scheduled to play Haynesville Monday, but the game was cancelled.

On Friday, the Lady Tigers played Choudrant and won 67-27.

Please see schedules below.

Castor Boys Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/1/2022 7:30 PM Downsville Home Win 78-17 
11/3/2022 6:30 PM Weston
(Dodson Tournament)
Away Win 64-34
11/4/2022 5:00 PM Calvin
(Dodson Tournament)
Away Loss 51-54
11/8/2022 7:00 PM Florien Away    
11/8/2022 7:00 PM Claiborne Christian Away Loss 64-66
11/11/2022 5:30 PM Pleasant Hill
(Ebarb Tournament)
Away Win 53-33
11/12/2022 12:15:00 AM Stanley
(Ebarb Tournament)
Away Loss 52-55
11/15/2022 7:00 PM Calvin Away Loss 58-66
11/18/2022 6:30 PM Claiborne Christian Home Win 61-53
11/21/2022 7:00 PM Dodson Away Cancelled Cancelled
11/29/2022 7:00 PM Stanley Home    
12/2/2022 7:30 PM Gibsland-Coleman
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Loss 44-75
12/6/2022 7:00 PM Saline Away Loss 41-44
12/9/2022 7:00 PM Glenbrook Away Win 82-58
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Negreet Away    
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Choudrant Home    
12/15/2022 7:30 PM Haynesville
(Castor Tournament)
Away Win 82-40
12/17/2022 1:15 PM Ebarb
(Castor Tournament)
Home Lost 47-58
12/20/2022 Ouachita Christian  Away Win 84-57
1/3/2023 7:00 PM Dodson Home Win 76-11
1/5/2023 6:00 PM Stanley Home Loss 48-70
1/6/2023 7:15 PM Downsville Away Win 63-17
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Hornbeck Away Win 70-62
1/13/2023 7:00 PM Choudrant Home Loss 39-51
1/16/2023 7:00 PM Haynesville Away Cancelled  
1/19/2023 7:00 PM Red River  Away    
1/24/2023 6:00 PM Quitman Home    
1/27/2023 7:00 PM Doyline Away    
1/31/2023 7:00 PM Weston Home    
2/2/2023 7:00 PM Saline Home    
2/3/2023 6:00 PM Quitman Away    
2/7/2023 7:00 PM Doyline Home    
2/9/2023 7:00 PM Weston Away    
2/10/2023 7:00 PM Weston Away    
2/13/2023 6:00 PM Plainview Home    
2/17/2023 7:00 PM Calvin Home    

Castor Girls Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/1/2022 6:00 PM Downsville Home Win 68-25
11/3/2022 5:00 PM Weston
(Dodson Tournament)
Away Loss 79-87
11/8/2022 6:00 PM Claiborne Christian Away Win 43-30
11/11/2022 7:00 PM Ebarb
(Ebarb Tournament)
Away Loss 29-49
11/12/2022 1:30 PM Pitkin
(Ebarb Tournament)
Away Loss 21-68
11/15/2022 5:00 PM Calvin Away Win 72-54
11/18/2022 6:00 PM Claiborne Christian Home Win 53-49
11/21/2022 6:00 PM Dodson Away Cancelled Cancelled
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Stanley Home    
12/1/2022 7:30 PM Gibsland-Coleman
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Loss 48-67
12/6/2022 6:00 PM Saline Away Win 51-22
12/9/2022 6:00 PM Glenbrook Away Win 68-27
12/13/2022 6:00 PM Negreet Away    
12/15/2022 6:30 PM Haynesville
(Castor Tournament)
Away Win 62-40
12/17/2022 12:00 PM Ebarb
(Castor Tournament)
Away Win 52-44
12/20/2022 6:00 PM Ouachita Christian Away Loss 42-44
1/3/2023 6:00 PM Dodson Home Win 66-31
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Downsville Away Win 69-29
1/9/2023 5:00 PM Hornbeck Away Loss 45-69
1/13/2023 6:00 PM Choudrant Home Win 67-27
1/16/2023 6:00 PM Haynesville Away    
1/19/2023 6:00 PM Red River Away    
1/24/2023 6:00 PM Quitman Home    
1/27/2023 6:00 PM Doyline Away    
1/31/2023 6:00 PM Weston Home    
2/2/2023 6:00 PM Saline Home    
2/3/2023 6:00 PM Quitman Away    
2/7/2023 6:00 PM Doyline Home    
2/9/2023 6:00 PM Weston Away    
2/10/2023 6:00 PM Weston Away    

Lady Bulldogs take hard loss to Huntington

Last Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs played Huntington and lost, 40-41.

Please see the schedules below.

Gibsland-Coleman Boys Basketball Schedule

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/1/2022 6:00 PM Saline Away Win 59-37
11/4/2022 5:15 PM Summerfield
(Choudrant Tournament)
Away Win 70-47
11/5/2022 4:15 PM Choudrant
(Choudrant Tournament)
Away Win 64-49
11/7/2022 6:00 PM Atlanta Away Win 69-19
11/11/2022 7:00 PM Simsboro
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 61-31
11/12/2022 5:00:00 PM Atlanta
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 81-26
11/15/2022 6:00 PM Union Parish Away Win 81-38
11/16/2022 7:00 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Home P P
11/18/2022 7:00 PM Evangel Christian Home P P
11/22/2022 6:00 PM Minden Home Win 56-51
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Parkway Away P P
12/2/2022 7:30 PM Castor
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 75-44
12/3/2022 7:30 PM Arcadia
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 74-57
12/9/2022 7:00 PM Arcadia Home Win 66-41
12/10/2022 5:45 PM Rayville
(Southwood Tournament)
Away Loss 60-69
12/12/2022 7:00 PM Ringgold Home Win 80-54
12/14/2022 8:00 PM Northwood – Shrev.
(Minden Tournament)
Away Win 49-48
12/15/2022 6:40 PM Calvary Baptist
(Minden Tournament)
Away Loss 71-75
12/19/2022 7:00 PM Ruston Away Loss 31-66
12/21/2022 5:20 PM Parkway Away Loss 64-79
12/23/2022 7:00 PM Arcadia Away Loss 65-70
12/28/2022 1:30 PM Huntington
(Airline Tournament)
Away Loss 46-70
12/29/2022 12:00 PM Northwood – Shrev.
(Airline Tournament)
Away Win 58-38
12/29/2022 6:00 PM Loyola Prep
(Airline Tournament)
Away Loss 50-55
1/6/2023 7:00 PM Choudrant Home Win 58-47
1/7/2023 7:15 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Home Win 77-64
1/12/2023 7:00 PM Huntington Away    
1/17/2023 7:00 PM Simsboro Away    
1/20/2023 5:00 PM Kilbourne Away    
1/24/2023 7:00 PM Summerfield Home    
1/27/2023 7:00 PM Family Community Home    
2/2/2023 7:00 PM Homer Away    
2/7/2023 6:30 PM Claiborne Christian Home    

Gibsland-Coleman Girls Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/1/2022 6:00 PM Saline Away Win 55-16 
11/4/2022 4:00 PM Summerfield 
(Choudrant Tournament)
Away Win 53-38
11/5/2022 3:00 PM Choudrant
(Choudrant Tournament)
Away Win 57-6
11/7/2022 5:00 PM Atlanta Away Win 58-8
11/11/2022 6:00 PM Simsboro
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 54-40
11/12/2022 4:00 PM Atlanta
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 69-5
11/15/2022 6:00 PM Union Parish Away Loss 46-48
11/16/2022 6:00 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Home P P
11/18/2022 6:00 PM Evangel Christian Home P P
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Parkway Away P P
12/1/2022 7:30 PM Castor
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 67-48
12/3/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Win 57-48
12/9/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Home Win 57-33
12/10/2022 6:00 PM Huntington
(Southwood Tournament)
Away Loss 39-70
12/12/2022 6:00 PM Ringgold Home Win 71-16
12/14/2022 4:00 PM Loyola Prep
(Minden Tournament)
Away Win 49-9
12/16/2022 4:00 PM Mansfield
(Minden Tournament)
Away Win 56-36
12/17/2022 6:40 PM Minden
(Minden Tournament)
Away Win 60-35
12/19/2022 5:00 PM Ruston Away Win 43-40
12/21/2022 4:00 PM Parkway Away Loss 26-63
12/23/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Away Win 48-46
12/28/2022 12:00 PM C.E. Byrd
(Airline Tournament)
Away Win 59-53
1/4/2023 6:00 PM Parkway Home Loss 50-54
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Choudrant Home Win 52-24
1/7/2023 6:00 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Home Win 65-10
1/12/2023 6:00 PM Huntington Home Loss 40-41
1/17/2023 6:00 PM Simsboro Away    
1/20/2023 5:00 PM Kilbourne Away    
1/24/2023 6:00 PM Summerfield Home    
1/27/2023 5:30 PM Family Community Home    
1/28/2023 6:00 PM Rosepine Away    
2/2/2023 6:00 PM Homer Away    
2/7/2023 5:30 PM Claiborne Christian Home    

Redskins beat Arcadia; Lady skins defeated

Last Tuesday, the Redskins played Arcadia and won, 66-57.
On Friday, the Redskins played Glenbrook and won, 86-41.

Last Tuesday, the Ladyskins played Arcadia and lost, 11-68.

Ringgold Boys Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/15/2022 7:00 PM River Oaks Home Win 90-30
11/16/2022 6:30 PM North Webster
(Lakeside Tournamentaa)
Away Win 80-15
11/18/2022 6:30 PM Lakeside
(Lakeside Tournament)
Away Win 66-48
11/19/2022 4:30 PM Minden
(Lakeside Tournament)
Away Win 66-54
11/22/2022 11:30 AM Magnolia School of Excellence
(Woodlawn – Shreveport Tournament)
Away Win 76-66
11/23/2022 2:00 PM Green Oaks
(Woodlawn – Shreveport Tournament)
Home Loss 38-50
11/28/2022 7:00 PM Evangel Christian Home Loss 24-51
11/29/2022 7:00 PM River Oaks Away P P
12/1/2022 6:15 PM Arcadia Away Loss 65-66
12/5/2022 7:00 PM Lakeside Home Win 56-30
12/8/2022 7:00 PM Calvary Baptist Away Loss 53-62
12/12/2022 7:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Away Loss 54-80
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Saline Away P P
12/14/2022 8:00 PM North Caddo
(Minden Tournament)
Home Loss 58-62
12/15/2022 5:20 PM Homer
(Minden Tournament)
Away Win 81-59
12/16/2022 8:00 PM Lakeside
(Minden Tournament)
Away Win 71-49
12/17/2022 5:20 PM Haughton
(Minden Tournament)
12/19/2022 7:00 PM North Webster Away Win 63-15
12/21/2022 7:00 PM River Oaks Away Win 74-40
12/27/2022 7:00 PM Red River Home Loss 55-59
12/28/2022 4:30 PM Captain Shreve
(Airline Tournament)
Away Loss 16-52
12/28/2022 4:30 PM Mansfield
(Airline Tournament)
Away Cancelled Cancelled
12/29/2022 4:30 PM Booker T. Washington – Shr.
(Airline Tournament)
Away Loss 31-52
1/6/2023 7:00 PM Plain Dealing Away Win 80-39
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Homer Home Win 65-32
1/10/2023 7:00 PM Arcadia Away Win 66-57
1/13/2023 7:00 PM Glenbrook Home Win 86-41
1/20/2023 7:00 PM Haynesville Home    
1/23/2023 7:00 PM Magnolia School of Excellence Away    
1/24/2023 7:00 PM Plain Dealing Home    
1/27/2023 7:00 PM Homer Away    
1/31/2023 7:00 PM Arcadia Home    
2/3/2023 7:00 PM Glenbrook Away    
2/7/2023 7:00 PM Haynesville Away    
2/10/2023 7:00 PM Magnolia School of Excellence Home    
2/14/2023 6:00 PM Jonesboro-Hodge Home    

Ringgold Girls Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/15/2022 6:00:00 PM River Oaks Home Loss 36-50
11/16/2022 5:00 PM Lakeside
(Lakeside Tournament)
Away Win 54-34
11/18/2022 5:00 PM Minden
(Lakeside Tournament)
Away Loss 19-55
11/28/2022 6:00:00 PM Evangel Christian Home Win 42-16
11/29/2022 6:00:00 PM River Oaks Away P P
12/1/2022 5:00 PM Arcadia Away Loss 3-50
12/5/2022 6:00:00 PM Lakeside Home Win 51-42
12/8/2022 6:00:00 PM Calvary Baptist Away Loss 18-44
12/12/2022 6:00:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Away Loss 16-71
12/13/2022 6:00:00 PM Saline Away    
12/14/2022 6:40 PM Minden
(Minden Tournament)
Away Loss 25-59
12/16/2022 6:40 PM Simsboro
(Minden Tournament)
Away Loss 29-59
12/19/2022 6:00:00 PM North Webster Home Loss 37-48
12/21/2022 7:00 PM River Oaks Away Loss 15-61
12/23/2022 6:00:00 PM Red River Home Loss 21-44
1/6/2023 6:00:00 PM Plain Dealing Away Loss 21-37
1/9/2023 6:00:00 PM Homer Home Loss 29-52
1/10/2023 6:00:00 PM Arcadia Away Loss 11-68
1/13/2023 6:00:00 PM Glenbrook Home    
1/20/2023 Haynesville Home    
1/24/2023 6:00:00 PM Plain Dealing Home    
1/27/2023 6:00:00 PM Homer Away    
1/31/2023 6:00:00 PM Arcadia Home    
2/3/2023 6:00:00 PM Glenbrook Away    
2/7/2023 6:00:00 PM Haynesville Away    

Lady Bobcats win two out of three

Last Tuesday, the Bobcats played Atlanta and lost, 38-50.

Last Tuesday, the Lady Bobcats played Atlanta and won, 49-9.
On Friday, the Lady Bobcats played Dodson and won, 63-36.

On Monday, the Lady Bobcats played Cedar Creek and lost, 11-45.

See Schedules Below.

Saline Bobcats Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/1/2022 6:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Home Loss 37-59
11/3/2022 6:45 PM Choudrant Away Loss 57-67
11/5/2022 1:45 PM Summerfield Away Loss 59-70
11/7/2022 5:00 PM Quitman Away Loss 28-48
11/10/2022 5:15 PM Weston
(Calvin Tournament)
Away Win 63-29
11/11/2022 5:15 PM Choudrant
(Calvin Tournament)
Away Loss 47-58
11/15/2022 7:00 PM Lakeview Away Loss 25-69
11/17/2022 7:00 PM Haughton
(Saline Tournament)
Away Loss 48-66
11/19/2022 7:45 PM Quitman
(Saline Tournament)
Away Loss 43-47
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Away Cancelled Cancelled
12/2/2022 6:15 PM Arcadia
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Loss 42-48
12/5/2022 Ouachita Christian Home Win 55-28
12/6/2022 7:00 PM Castor Home Win 44-41
12/8/2022 7:45 PM Cedar Creek
(Cedar Creek Tournament)
Away Win 48-47
12/9/2022 7:45 PM Haynesville
(Cedar Creek Tournament)
Away Win 48-40
12/10/2022 7:00 PM Calvin Away Win 48-41
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Ringgold Home Cancelled Cancelled
12/16/2022 7:00 PM Choudrant Home Loss 42-58
12/20/2022 6:00 PM D’Arbonne Woods Charter Away Win 60-39
1/3/2023 Ouachita Christian Away Win 50-47
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Cedar Creek Away Loss 33-49
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Weston Away Win 71-68
1/10/2023 7:00 PM Atlanta Home Loss 38-50
1/13/2023 7:00 PM Dodson Away    
1/16/2023 7:00 PM Cedar Creek Home    
1/17/2023 7:00 PM Calvin Away    
1/19/2023 5:00 PM Quitman Home    
1/20/2023 5:00 PM Central – Jonesville Home    
1/24/2023 6:00 PM Georgetown Away    
1/26/2023 6:00 PM Jonesboro-Hodge Away    
1/27/2023 7:00 PM Dodson Home    
1/31/2023 7:00 PM Atlanta Away    
2/2/2023 7:00 PM Castor Away    
2/3/2023 7:00 PM Calvin Home    
2/7/2023 5:00 PM Central – Jonesville Away    
2/10/2023 6:00 PM Georgetown Home    
2/14/2023 5:00 PM Sterlington Home    

Saline Lady Bobcats

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/1/2022 6:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Home Loss 16-55
11/3/2022 5:30 PM Choudrant
(Choudrant Tournament)
Away Winn 53-38
11/5/2022 12:30 PM Summerfield
(Choudrant Tournament)
Away Loss 38-39
11/7/2022 6:00 PM Quitman Away Loss 34-60
11/10/2022 4:00 PM Weston
(Calvin Tournament)
Away Loss 35-65
11/15/2022 6:00 PM Lakeview Away Loss 29-55
11/17/2022 6:30 PM Haughton
(Saline Tournament)
Away Loss 34-57
11/18/2022 4:00 PM Ouachita Christian Away Loss 43-58
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Away Cancelled Cancelled
12/2/2022 5:00 PM Arcadia
(Gibsland-Coleman Tournament)
Away Loss 31-47
12/5/2022 6:00 PM Ouachita Christian  Home Loss 48-50
12/6/2022 6:00 PM Castor Home Loss 22-51
12/8/2022 4:00 PM Haughton
(Cedar Creek Tournament)
Away Loss 32-59
12/10/2022 4:30 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Away Win 41-29 
12/13/2022 6:00 PM Ringgold Home    
12/15/2022 6:00 PM Doyline Home Cancelled Cancelled
12/16/2022 6:00 PM Choudrant Home Win 37-17
12/20/2022 6:00 PM D’Arbonne Woods Charter  Away Win 48-35
1/3/2023 6:00 PM Ouachita Christian  Away Loss 20-50
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Cedar Creek Away Loss 21-61
1/9/2023 6:00 PM Weston Away Loss 26-66
1/10/2023 6:00 PM Atlanta Home Win 49-9
1/13/2023 6:00 PM Dodson Away Win 63-36
1/16/2023 6:00 PM Cedar Creek Home Loss 11-45
1/17/2023 5:00 PM Calvin Away    
1/19/2023 6:00 PM Quitman Home    
1/20/2023 5:00 PM Central – Jonesville Home    
1/24/2023 6:00 PM Georgetown Away    
1/26/2023 6:00 PM Jonesboro-Hodge Away    
1/27/2023 6:00 PM Dodson Home    
1/31/2023 5:00 PM Atlanta Away    
2/2/2023 6:00 PM Castor Away    
2/3/2023 5:00 PM Calvin Home    
2/7/2023 5:00 PM Central – Jonesville Away    
2/10/2023 6:00 PM Georgetown Home    

Today in History- January 18

1803 – Thomas Jefferson, in secret communication with Congress, sought authorization for the first official exploration by the U.S. government.

1778 – English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands.”

1788 – The first English settlers arrived in Australia’s Botany Bay to establish a penal colony. The group moved north eight days later and settled at Port Jackson.

1871 – Wilhelm, King of Prussia from 1861, was proclaimed the first German Emperor.

1886 – The Hockey Association was formed in England. This date is the birthday of modern field hockey.

1896 – The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.

1911 – For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.

1919 – The World War I Peace Congress opened in Versailles, France.

1929 – Walter Winchell made his debut on radio.

1937 – CBS radio debuted “Aunt Jenny’s Real Life Stories”.

1939 – Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded “Jeepers Creepers.”

1943 – During World War II, the Soviets announced that they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941.

1943 – U.S. commercial bakers stopped selling sliced bread. Only whole loaves were sold during the ban until the end of World War II.

1948 – “The Original Amateur Hour” debuted. The show was on the air for 22 years.

1950 – The federal tax on oleomargarine was repealed.

1951 – Joan Blondell made her TV debut on “Pot of Gold” episode of “Airflyte Theatre” on CBS-TV.

1957 – The first, non-stop, around-the-world, jet flight came to an end at Riverside, CA. The plane was refueled in mid-flight by huge aerial tankers.

1958 – Willie O’Ree made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He was the first black player to enter the league.

1964 – The plans for the original World Trade Center in New York were unveiled to the public.

1967 – Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison. Desalvo was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate.

1972 – Former Rhodesian prime minister Garfield Todd and his daughter were placed under house arrest for campaigning against Rhodesian independence.

1975 – “The Jeffersons” debuted on CBS-TV.

1978 – The European Court of Human Rights cleared the British government of torture but found it guilty of inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners in Northern Ireland.

1985 – Mary Decker broke a world, indoor record when she ran the women’s, 2,000-meter race in 5:34.2. She also ran the outdoor mile in 4:16.7.

1987 – For the first time in history the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) was seen by over 100 million viewers. The audience was measured during the week of January 12-18.

1990 – A jury in Los Angeles, CA, acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges.

1990 – In an FBI sting, Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession. He was later convicted of a misdemeanor.

1991 – Eastern Airlines shut down after 62 years in business due to financial problems.

1993 – The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 U.S. states for the first time.

1995 – The “yahoo.com” domain was created.

1995 – A network of caves were discovered near the town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in southern France. The caves contained paintings and engravings that were 17,000 to 20,000 years old.

1997 – Hutu militiamen killed three Spanish aid workers and three soldiers and seriously wound an American in a night attack in NW Rwanda.

2000 – The Chinese web services company Baidu, Inc. was incorporated in Beijing.

2002 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of a saliva-based ovulation test.

2012 – Wikipedia began a 24-hour “blackout” in protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation (S. 968 and H.R. 3261) known as the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Many websites, including Reddit, Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, contended would make it challenging if not impossible for them to operate.

LSP showcases new heritage unit

January 13, 2023

A Bold History. A Bright Future.

Louisiana State Police Unveil New Heritage Unit

Baton Rouge – Louisiana State Police is an organization with an incredibly rich history. Our motto, “Courtesy, Loyalty, Service,” has given us direction and inspiration over the last 87 years.

Since 1936, our patrol units have changed in type and color over the years.  Motorcycles were exclusively used as patrol units until 1939.  Currently, our white units with red letters have gained fame across the nation as a Louisiana State Police unit. However, for a brief moment in time, our units were navy blue with gold lettering. In 1989, during Governor Buddy Roemer and Colonel Marlon Flores’ administration, our patrol units took on a new look.  They were navy blue, matching the LSP uniform.  Two gold stripes were placed on the side of the unit, symbolizing highway centerlines.

Some of the first units to receive the new look were 18 Ford Mustangs.  The Mustangs were purchased with seized proceeds from drug investigations at the cost of $11,300 per car.  They were equipped with five-liter, 302 cubic inch, fuel injected engines and were chosen for their quick acceleration.  They went from 0 to 60 MPH in 8.6 seconds, as compared to the majority of Chevrolet Caprices in our fleet which took 12.4 seconds to reach 60 MPH.

In 1992, under Governor Edwin Edwards’ administration, the LSP fleet reverted back to the traditional white units and red lettering.  Slight modifications to the design were made over the course of several years to what you see today as the Louisiana State Trooper unit.

As the men and women of this organization prepare for the future, we must reflect on the legacy and heritage left by those who preceded us. Louisiana State Police is proud to showcase our new heritage unit with a color scheme reminiscent of the patrol units from the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s. This Dodge Charger, which has been refurbished from our existing fleet, will be used at recruiting and other community events across the state to help share the story of our past. Be on the lookout for it in your community.

The unveiling video is available to view here: https://youtu.be/smkNegUdm-s

If you are interested in becoming a Louisiana State Trooper, please visit our recruiting page at http://lsp.org/recruit.html or email LSPrecruiting@la.gov.

Contact Information:
TFC Ross Brennan
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs – Troop C
Office: (985) 857-3680