Notice of Death: November 22, 2022

  • Joyce Council
    August 18, 1941 – November 20, 2022
    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in Clear Springs Cemetery, Martin, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am before the funeral service at the funeral home.
  • Dolores Toms
    November 2, 1929 — November 22, 2022
    Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Bienville, Louisiana.

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Arcadia Hornets Play White Castle Tonight in Round 2 Playoff Game, Game Will Air On Radio

The Hornets will take on White Castle in the Regional Playoffs in an away game this evening at 7 p.m. 

This game will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. on KWXM 102.3 FM.

In order to allow students, faculty, and staff to attend the LHSAA Round 2 Playoff game in White Castle, Arcadia High School and Crawford Elementary will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Please make arrangements if you normally pick up your students. We encourage everyone who can make the game to travel safely and show your support as our Hornets face the White Castle Bulldogs! 

Take a look at th schedule below.

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Final Score
Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. Lakeside Home Win 26-12
Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Delhi Home Win 34-6
Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Lincoln Prep. Home Win 44-0
Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Bolton Away Win 34-21
Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Glenbrook Away Loss 20-53
Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Ringgold Home Win 36-0
Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Haynesville Home Loss 18-47
Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Homer Away Loss 6-37
Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Magnolia School of Excellence Away Win 54-0
Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Plain Dealing Away Win 56-0
Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Lake Arthur – Bi-District Game Home Win 26-0
Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. White Castle – Regional Game Away


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Scheduled Fire Drill at Crawford Elementary Mistaken as Active Fire, Shooter Event

Yesterday, Crawford Elementary School conducted a scheduled required fire drill. During the drill, reports were mistaken as Active Fire and Active Shooter events.

AT NO TIME were any of the Arcadia School Complex students, faculty, or staff in any danger.

We apologize for any anxiety these false reports may have caused. We would also like to thank all the First Responder Network (Bienville Sheriff’s Office, Arcadia Police Department, Arcadia Fire Department and North Bienville Fire District) for their extremely quick response.


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Louisiana Department of Education Announces 2021-2022 K-12 School Performances – How Did Bienville Parish Schools Do?

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Louisiana Department of Education released the 2021-2022 school performances for the state’s public K-12 schools and systems. The Bienville Parish School system scored a “B” letter grade for 2022 with a District Performance Score of 80.7. See the table below for Bienville Parish School performance.

School Letter Grade School Performance Score
Arcadia High School B 77.6
Castor High School B 89
Crawford Elementary C 61.9
Gibsland-Coleman High School B 76.6
Ringgold Elementary C 61.9
Ringgold High School B 75.2
Saline High School A 91.5


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Castor Tigers Lose, Lady Tigers Win in Basketball

On Tuesday, the Castor Boys played Calvin and lost, 58-66.  They will take on Claiborne Christian today in a home game.

On Tuesday, the Lady Tigers played Calvin and won, 72-54.  They will take on Claiborne Christian today in a home game.

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
11/21/2022 7:00 PM Dodson Away
11/29/2022 7:00 PM Stanley Home
12/6/2022 7:00 PM Saline Away
12/9/2022 7:00 PM Glenbrook Away
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Negreet Away
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Choudrant Home
12/20/2022 Ouachita Christian  Away
1/3/2023 7:00 PM Dodson Home
1/6/2023 7:15 PM Downsville Away
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Hornbeck Away
1/13/2023 7:00 PM Choudrant Home
1/16/2023 7:00 PM Haynesville Away
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
11/21/2022 6:00 PM Dodson Away
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Stanley Home
12/6/2022 6:00 PM Saline Away
12/9/2022 6:00 PM Glenbrook Away
12/13/2022 6:00 PM Negreet Away
12/20/2022 6:00 PM Ouachita Christian Away
1/3/2023 6:00 PM Dodson Home
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Downsville Away
1/9/2023 5:00 PM Hornbeck Away
1/13/2023 6:00 PM Choudrant Home
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


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Early Voting to Begin November 26th

Early voting for the December 10th election will begin Saturday, November 26th and run through Saturday, December 3rd (excluding Sunday) from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm at the Bienville Parish Registrar of Voters Office, 100 Courthouse Dr., Suite 1400, (200 Gap Farm Rd for GPS guidance) Arcadia, LA.

It is important to view your sample ballot prior to arriving at the polls. To do so you can visit http://www.geauxvote.com or come by my office to view a posted copy. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us by phone at 318-263-7407 or email at bienvillerov@sos.la.gov.

Thank you
Nickie Warren
Bienville Parish Registrar of Voters


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Water Main Break in Arcadia Causes Low Water Pressure, Town Under Boil Advisory

Yesterday afternoon, a 6 inch water main break left the town of Arcadia with little to no water pressure.    Mayor O’Landis Millican said crews were working to repair the break.  “As always,” the mayor said, “thank you for your patience and understanding as we rectify this issue.”  

At about 9:40 p.m., Mayor Millican reported that the issue had been fixed and that water pressure should be building back up.   He issued a boil advisory due to the length of time customers went without water.  “Once lab samples comes back clear,” he said, “the boil advisory will be lifted. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”


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Josh Beavers: A teacher who changed my life

Teaching can be an odd thing.

You spend more time with a child, or young adult than you do with your own family. Whether it be in class, sponsoring a club, coaching, going to sporting events, etc., sometimes those boys and girls, men and women, are with you more your own blood, your own kin, those you call family.

You form connections and can make an impact, both fair and foul, on their lives. And they too on yours.

And then they move on, and we all forget.

Oh sure, there are those students you remember, maybe a handful over the course of a career. And oh sure, there are some teachers we remember even as marriages and births and life’s ups and downs come our way. But by and large, we forget, the teacher and the student alike.

I remember a few teachers. Mrs. Sumrall from second grade. Mrs. Waits from seventh. Mr. Waits from math class. Mrs. Kirk from English class. Dr. Horton from college. Mr. Whitehead from college.

But others are hazy. A few faces are remembered. Maybe a few comments. But actual classes are gone. I took 12 hours of Spanish in college and remember almost nothing. Deadlines and commitments took up that space in my brain.

But there is one I remember. One lesson. One teacher.

I took an elective class my senior year of college taught by a guy named Jerry Pierce. It was literally me and one other student. Her name was Mary. I don’t remember her last name and have no idea where life took her after graduation. She came into my life for that class and left to go to her own world. Just one of those people who we meet and never see again.

But Mr. Pierce, I remember, and the reason why is because he taught me how to write. I mean really write. How to connect with a reader and how to evoke an emotional response.

He taught me the two main rules of writing. 1 – Communicate effectively and efficiently and 2 – make the reader care. We read and we wrote, and I got better. I learned the purpose of writing. The art of it. I learned how you can change things with a few well-crafted phrases and shine a light on the good and bad around us without ever saying a word.

Jerry Pierce set me down a path that I never would have gone down without him. He taught me so much, and I still use those two rules of writing today. I base everything I write around those two rules. I teach my students those rules and base all my writing instruction upon that foundation. Commas and structure are secondary. They come later. They come after the two main rules. 1 – say what you need to say and don’t beat around the bush and 2 – grab that reader and make them say “this is worth reading.”

He changed my life.

I haven’t thought of him for a long time. Not until I learned last week of his passing.

His obituary began, “Incomparable impact over 57 years at his beloved alma mater, Northwestern State University, and in his adopted hometown of Natchitoches, along with significant statewide influence in higher education and sports were hallmarks of Jerry Pierce, who died Tuesday in Natchitoches after a brief illness.” He was 83.

Mr. Pierce taught thousands of students over the years, and I highly doubt he remembered me. I was one of those students that he likely forgot with the passage of time. That doesn’t bother me at all.

He may have forgotten me like I have forgotten students like they have forgotten me. It’s part of life. We forget. We forget friends. We forget co-workers. We forget old loves.

But on occasion, there are people who make an impact on us.

Jerry Pierce was one of those people for me.

He was a good one. And he changed my life.

And I will remember him.

Josh Beavers is a teacher and a writer.


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Today in History – November 18

1095 – The Council of Clermont began.  It was called by Pope Urban II and led to the First Crusade to the Holy Land.

1421 – A dike in the Grote Hollandse Waard in the Netherlands broke and flooded 72 villages.  It killed about 10,000 people. This event is known as St Elizabeth’s flood.

1493 – Christopher Columbus first sighted the island now known as Puerto Rico.

1809 – In a naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, French frigates defeated British East Indiamen in the Bay of Bengal.

1812 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Krasnoi ended in French defeat, but Marshal of France Michel Ney’s leadership led to him becoming known as “the bravest of the brave”.

1872 – Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women were arrested for voting illegally in the United States presidential election of 1872.

1883 – American and Canadian railroads instituted five standard continental time zones thus ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

1901 – Britain and the United States signed the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty, which nullified the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty and withdrew British objections to an American-controlled canal in Panama.

1903 – The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty was signed by the United States and Panama.  It gave the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.

1909 – Two United States warships were sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) were executed by order of José Santos Zelaya.

1910 – In their campaign for women’s voting rights, hundreds of suffragettes marched to the British Parliament in London. Several were beaten by police, newspaper attention embarrassed the authorities, and the march was dubbed Black Friday.

1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey’s birthday.

1943 – World War II: Battle of Berlin: Four hundred and forty Royal Air Force planes bombed Berlin which caused only light damage and killed 131. The RAF lost nine aircraft and 53 air crew.

1956 – Fats Domino appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and performed his hit “Blueberry Hill.”

1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sent 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

1963 – The first push-button telephone went into service.

1964 – The Supremes and The Righteous Brothers appeared on the show Shindig!

1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asked the U.S. Congress for $155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.

1978 – The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet made its first flight, at the Naval Air Test Center in Maryland, United States.

1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo Ryan was murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.

1987 – King’s Cross fire: In London, 31 people died in a fire at the city’s busiest underground station, King’s Cross St Pancras.

1987 – U2 opened for itself by pretending to be a country-rock group called The Dalton Brothers during a concert in Los Angeles, CA.

1988 – War on Drugs: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law which allowed the death penalty for drug traffickers.

1990 – Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sold for $18,000 in an auction.

1993 – In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was approved by the House of Representatives.

1995 – The Rolling Stones become the first act to broadcast a major concert on the Internet.

1996 – A fire occurred on a train traveling through the Channel Tunnel from France to England which caused several injuries and damaged approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) of tunnel.

1999 – At Texas A&M University, the Aggie Bonfire collapsed and killed 12 students and injured 27 others.

2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and gave the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.

2013 – NASA launched the MAVEN probe to Mars.

2020 – The Utah monolith, built sometime in 2016, was discovered by state biologists of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.


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Lakeview High School: New Head Football Coach

JOB VACANCIES: Head Football Coach
 
SCHOOL: Lakeview High School
 
QUALIFICATIONS: Louisiana Teaching Certificate
 
SALARY: According to the parish school salary schedule
 
DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 20, 2022; 4:00 p.m.
 
WHERE TO APPLY: Linda G. Page, Personnel Director
Natchitoches Parish School Board
P. O. Box 16
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0016
Phone: (318) 352-2358
Fax: (318) 352-8138

APPLICATION WEBSITE: www.npsb.la

EOE


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Angler’s Perspective: Put Up or Shut Up

Today I’m writing this article based on my personal experience as a tournament angler. Over the years, I’ve come across a lot of anglers who have always talked about how they should be fishing tournaments because they “ALWAYS” catch fish every time they go fishing. All I have to say to these anglers….”You’re a liar!” These same people will try and tell me how good they are as a bass fishermen and that if they fished in tournaments, they would probably be standing in the winner’s circle at the end of the day. To these same anglers, I say, “Put your money where your mouth is!”

I came across one such angler one day on Toledo Bend, who in his mind, was the best angler on the lake or maybe even the greatest angler of all time! During one of my practice sessions on the Bend, this guy came up to me at the boat ramp. While loading my boat he eased over to me and proceeded to talk about how many fish he caught that day and that he quit counting at 100. I’m not sure why, but for some reason, some anglers feel the need to exaggerate how they caught 100 fish in a day. In reality, they probably really caught about 30 to 35….not 100. If you think about how many casts you make in a day, to catch 100 basses in a day is about 1 bass every 4 casts. That would be an awesome day by anyone’s standards and a day all anglers dream about.

Now during my conversation with this angler at the ramp, he asked me if I was getting ready for a tournament. My answer was yes, and he said that he would probably win it if he decided to fish it. My response to him, with a sense of sarcasm of course, was that if he was on that many fish, he’d be crazy not to fish the tournament. And, that I might as well just give him my entry fee! This is what we call baiting someone!

Well, low and behold he showed up Saturday morning and put up his money (donated). I was a little surprised he showed up because most of these “great” anglers never show up. He actually pulled up beside my boat before takeoff that morning and began to tell me how many fish he had caught the last two days and put in the freezer. It was at this point; I knew he was in trouble. After a tough day of fishing, as the fish did not bite very well at all, I pulled up beside him at the dock and asked how he did. Let me go ahead and state the obvious; he was not a happy camper (angler) due to the expression on his face. I was the last guy he wanted to talk to since he had talked so much trash about how he “always” catches fish every time he goes fishing. He finally answered me by saying how he just couldn’t understand what had just happened. He’s never gone fishing in his life and not caught fish! He was very confused and had that bewildered look (so many anglers have had before) as to what just happened.

It was at this time with a smirk on my face and a wink, I said, “Welcome to tournament fishing!” It just proves that no matter how good an angler you are or think you are, there will be days that you just don’t figure them out. Oh, and with a slight chuckle, I reminded him that the fish he caught the last two days and put in the freezer won’t bite on tournament day after they’re frozen. That’s why tournament anglers practice catch and release. I never saw this guy at a tournament ever again! Guess you could say he got humbled; tournament fishing will do that to an angler. Till next time, good luck, good fishing and don’t forget your sunscreen. Take it from me, Melanoma does not discriminate!

Steve Graf
Hook’N Up & Track’N Down Show &
Tackle Talk Live


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Arcadia Hornets, Lady Hornets Win in Basketball

On Tuesday, the Arcadia Hornets played Summerfield and won, 55-51.

On Tuesday, the Lady Hornets played Summerfield and won, 49-35.  On the same day, the Lady Hornets played North DeSoto in the Lakeside Tournament and won, 36-29.

Arcadia Boys Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/15/2022 6:00 PM Summerfield Away Win 55-51
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Saline Home
12/5/2022 7:00 PM Simsboro Away
12/9/2022 7:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Away
12/12/2022 7:00 PM Ruston Home
12/20/2022 7:00 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Home
12/22/2022 7:00 PM Simsboro Home
12/23/2022 7:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Home
12/30/2022 7:00 PM Jonesboro-Hodge Home
1/3/2023 7:00 PM Green Oaks Home
1/6/2023 7:00 PM Lakeside Away
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Glenbrook Home
1/10/2023 7:00 PM Ringgold Home
1/13/2023 7:00 PM Haynesville Away
1/17/2023 7:00 PM Homer Home
1/20/2023 7:00 PM Magnolia School of Excellence Away
1/23/2023 7:00 PM Plain Dealing Away
1/27/2023 7:00 PM Glenbrook Away
1/28/2023 7:00 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Away
1/31/2023 7:00 PM Ringgold Away
2/3/2023 7:00 PM Haynesville Home
2/6/2023 7:00 PM Homer Away
2/7/2023 7:00 PM Magnolia School of Excellence Home
2/10/2023 7:00 PM Plain Dealing Home
2/17/2023 7:00 PM Jonesboro-Hodge Away

Arcadia Girls Basketball

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Score
11/15/2022 6:00 PM Summerfield Away Win 49-35
11/15/2022 3:30 PM North DeSoto
(Lakeside Tournament)
Away Win 36-29
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Saline Home
12/6/2022 6:00 PM Simsboro Away
12/9/2022 6:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Away
12/12/2022 5:30 PM Ruston Home
12/20/2022 6:00 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Home
12/22/2022 6:00 PM Simsboro Home
12/23/2022 6:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Home
12/30/2022 6:00 PM Jonesboro-Hodge Home
1/3/2023 6:00 PM Green Oaks Home
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Lakeside Away
1/9/2023 6:00 PM Glenbrook Home
1/10/2023 6:00 PM Ringgold Home
1/13/2023 6:00 PM Haynesville Away
1/17/2023 6:00 PM Homer Home
1/23/2023 6:00 PM Plain Dealing Away
1/27/2023 6:00 PM Glenbrook Away
1/28/2023 6:00 PM Lincoln Preparatory School Away
1/31/2023 6:00 PM Ringgold Away
2/3/2023 6:00 PM Haynesville Home
2/6/2023 6:00 PM Homer Away
2/10/2023 6:00 PM Plain Dealing Home


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Saline Bobcats, Lady Bobcats Struggle in Basketball

On Tuesday, the Saline Bobcats played Lakeview and lost, 25-69.  Yesterday, the Bobcats played Haughton in the Saline tournament and lost 48-66.

On Tuesday, the Lady Bobcats played Lakeview and lost, 29-55.  Yesterday, the Lady Bobcats played Haughton in the Saline Tournament and lost, 34-57.  

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
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Away
12/5/2022 Ouachita Christian Home
12/6/2022 7:00 PM Castor Home
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Ringgold Home
12/16/2022 7:00 PM Choudrant Home
12/20/2022 6:00 PM D’Arbonne Woods Charter Away
1/3/2023 Ouachita Christian Away
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Cedar Creek Away
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Weston Away
1/10/2023 7:00 PM Atlanta Home
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
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Away
12/5/2022 6:00 PM Ouachita Christian  Home
12/6/2022 6:00 PM Castor Home
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
12/20/2022 6:00 PM D’Arbonne Woods Charter  Away
1/3/2023 6:00 PM Ouachita Christian  Away
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Cedar Creek Away
1/9/2023 6:00 PM Weston Away
1/10/2023 6:00 PM Atlanta Home
1/13/2023 6:00 PM Dodson Away
1/16/2023 6:00 PM Cedar Creek Home
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


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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:

“XRTI RV DIW EIAKIWD NZCD ZCEEIWV DH BI CWS WRWIDF EIAKIWD HT ZHN R AICKD DH RD.” ~ KZCAXIV VNRWSHXX

Previous Cryptoquote solution: “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills


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Ringgold Redskins Win, Ladyskins Win 1 Lose 1

On Wednesday, the Redskins played North Webster in the Lakeside Tournament and won, 80-15.  They will take on Lakeside in the tournament today.

On Tuesday, the Ladyskins played River Oaks and lost, 36-50.  On Wednesday, the Ladyskins played Lakeside in the Lakeside tournament and won, 54-34.  They will take on Minden in the tournament today.

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
11/22/2022 11:30 AM Magnolia School of Excellence
(Woodlawn – Shreveport Tournament)
Away
11/23/2022 2:00 PM Green Oaks
(Woodlawn – Shreveport Tournament)
Home
11/28/2022 7:00 PM Evangel Christian Home
11/29/2022 7:00 PM River Oaks Away
12/5/2022 7:00 PM Lakeside Home
12/8/2022 7:00 PM Calvary Baptist Away
12/12/2022 7:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Away
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Saline Away
12/19/2022 7:00 PM North Webster Away
12/23/2022 7:00 PM Red River Home
1/6/2023 7:00 PM Plain Dealing Away
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Homer Home
1/10/2023 7:00 PM Arcadia Away
1/13/2023 7:00 PM Glenbrook Home
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
11/28/2022 6:00:00 PM Evangel Christian Home
11/29/2022 6:00:00 PM River Oaks Away
12/5/2022 6:00:00 PM Lakeside Home
12/8/2022 6:00:00 PM Calvary Baptist Away
12/12/2022 6:00:00 PM Gibsland-Coleman Away
12/13/2022 6:00:00 PM Saline Away
12/19/2022 6:00:00 PM North Webster Home
12/23/2022 6:00:00 PM Red River Home
1/6/2023 6:00:00 PM Plain Dealing Away
1/9/2023 6:00:00 PM Homer Home
1/10/2023 6:00:00 PM Arcadia Away
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


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School Board Selects Interim Representative to Fill District 6 Vacancy – Video Attached

The Bienville Parish School Board held a special meeting on Friday, November 11, 2022, to select an interim representative to fill the District 6 vacancy following the death of representative Dr. Larry Knotts.  On election day, November 8, Christopher Colton Guin was duly elected as member of school board for District 6, a position he would have taken on January 1, 2023.  For that reason, the school board unanimously passed a resolution to appoint Christopher Colton Guin as interim school board member for the remainder of the term which will end on December 31, 2022.

See Video Below for Complete meeting.


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Arcadia Hornets Sting Lake Arthur, Move Up To Round 2 Playoff Game Friday

The Arcadia Hornets are at 8-3 after their win against Lake Arthur in the Bi-District Playoffs in a home game Friday evening. 

The final score was Hornets 26, Lake Arthur 0.  

The Hornets are scheduled to take on White Castle in the Regional Playoffs in an away game Friday evening at 7 p.m. 

In order to allow students, faculty, and staff to attend the LHSAA Round 2 Playoff game on Friday, in White Castle, Arcadia High School and Crawford Elementary will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Please make arrangements if you normally pick up your students. We encourage everyone who can make the game to travel safely and show your support as our Hornets face the White Castle Bulldogs! 

Take a look at the video recap and schedule below.

Date/Time Opponent Home/Away Win/Loss Final Score
Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. Lakeside Home Win 26-12
Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Delhi Home Win 34-6
Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Lincoln Prep. Home Win 44-0
Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Bolton Away Win 34-21
Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Glenbrook Away Loss 20-53
Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Ringgold Home Win 36-0
Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Haynesville Home Loss 18-47
Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Homer Away Loss 6-37
Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Magnolia School of Excellence Away Win 54-0
Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Plain Dealing Away Win 56-0
Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Lake Arthur – Bi-District Game Home Win 26-0
Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. White Castle – Regional Game Away


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Annie Holmes Named 2022 Louisiana State School Psychologist of the Year – Video Attached

School Psychologist Annie Holmes, who works for the Bienville Parish School District, was named 2022 Louisiana State School Psychologist of the Year.  Mrs. Holmes was recognized by the Bienville Parish School Board at the special  meeting held on November 11.   See video below.

Congratulations, Mrs. Holmes, on your well-deserved honor.


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Castor Tigers, Lady Tigers Compete in Ebarb Basketball Tournament

On Friday, the Castor Boys played Pleasant Hill in the Ebarb Tournament and won 53-33.  On the following day, the Tigers played Stanley in the Ebarb Tournament and lost by just 3 points.  The final score was 52-55.  

On Friday, the Lady  Tigers played Ebarb in the Ebarb Tournament and lost 29-49.  On Saturday, the Lady Tigers played Pitkin in the tournament and lost 21-68.  Yesterday, the Lady Tigers played Calvin and won, 72-54.

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
11/18/2022 6:30 PM Claiborne Christian Home
11/21/2022 7:00 PM Dodson Away
11/29/2022 7:00 PM Stanley Home
12/6/2022 7:00 PM Saline Away
12/9/2022 7:00 PM Glenbrook Away
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Negreet Away
12/13/2022 7:00 PM Choudrant Home
12/20/2022 Ouachita Christian  Away
1/3/2023 7:00 PM Dodson Home
1/6/2023 7:15 PM Downsville Away
1/9/2023 7:00 PM Hornbeck Away
1/13/2023 7:00 PM Choudrant Home
1/16/2023 7:00 PM Haynesville Away
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
11/18/2022 6:00 PM Claiborne Christian Home
11/21/2022 6:00 PM Dodson Away
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Stanley Home
12/6/2022 6:00 PM Saline Away
12/9/2022 6:00 PM Glenbrook Away
12/13/2022 6:00 PM Negreet Away
12/20/2022 6:00 PM Ouachita Christian Away
1/3/2023 6:00 PM Dodson Home
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Downsville Away
1/9/2023 5:00 PM Hornbeck Away
1/13/2023 6:00 PM Choudrant Home
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


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LDWF Reminds Hunters to use Text-to-Tag for Deer Harvest and LA Wallet to Display LDWF Licenses

LDWF reminds hunters that they can tag and validate their deer or turkey harvest directly from their smartphone (via text or website) immediately after the animal is harvested.

Log into your account at LouisianaOutdoors.com and select E-tag/Text-to-Tag to enroll, then follow the steps below to tag and validate your harvest via your smartphone.

As long as you complete the electronic tag before moving the animal, you do not have to attach a physical tag. You must have a physical copy or a picture of your harvest tags on your smartphone to use this feature.

To see step-by-step instructions and detailed instructional videos on how to properly tag and validate electronically, visit: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/electronic-tags

If there is no cellular signal, hunters can still use traditional paper tags and validate them via phone (225.267.9998) or online within 72 hours of harvest. If you’re using paper tags, we recommend using snack-size zip-top bags and zip ties to secure the paper tag onto the animal or attaching the paper tag to the animal and then cover the tag in packing tape.

For hunters using paper tags, LDWF has a new harvest reporting phone number–225.267.9998. The 844 number is no longer in service.

LA Wallet

LDWF also reminds citizens with a Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID that they can use LA Wallet to display their purchased LDWF licenses on their smartphones.

Licenses can be purchased on the LDWF website through an approved retail vendor or at the LDWF headquarters in Baton Rouge. The LA Wallet app is free for the public (Download at Google Play / Apple Store).

To connect your LDWF licenses to LA Wallet:

  1. Tap the LDWF Licenses credential shown on the homepage.
  2. Read the disclaimer, then tap the yellow Connect LDWF Account button at the bottom.
  3. Once your LDWF account is found, tap “Yes” to add your licenses.

LDWF has developed a video demonstration to walk through the steps above or use the printed instructions here.

As always, official hunting and fishing licenses may still be carried in several other ways:

  • Email – If an email address is available in our system and a license is purchased, a digital version of that license will be emailed.
  • Image – An individual can also take a photo of their license and store that photo on their phone.
  • Paper – We recommend folding the license and storing it in a zip-top bag or laminating the paper print between two pieces of packaging tape.

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Today in History – November 16

1620 – A determined band of 35 religious dissenters – Pilgrims set sail for Virginia from Plymouth, England in the Mayflower, jubilant at the prospect of practicing their unorthodox brand of worship in the New World.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought.

1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah began.

1810 – With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo began Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain.

1863 – Robert College, in Istanbul, the first American educational institution outside the United States, was founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun printed its first issue in Ithaca, New York.

1893 – Settlers made a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.

1908 – The General Motors Corporation was founded.

1920 – The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon exploded in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and injuring 400.

1943 – World War II: The German Tenth Army reported that it could no longer contain the Allied bridgehead around Salerno.

1945 – World War II: The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong came to an end.

1953 – American Airlines Flight 723 crashed in Colonie, New York, killing 28 people.

1955 – A Soviet Zulu-class submarine became the first to launch a ballistic missile.

1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, was introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.

1959 – The musical The Sound of Music” opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

1961 – The United States National Hurricane Research Project dropped eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduced by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.

1961 – Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, made landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.

1966 – The Metropolitan Opera House opened at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s opera Antony and Cleopatra.

1976 – Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saved 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir.

1979 – Eight people escaped from East Germany to the west in a homemade hot air balloon.

1988 – Stan Love, former Beach Boys manager and the brother of lead singer Mike Love, was sentenced to 5 years probation for embezzling more than $300,000 from the band.

1992 – The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ended in the United States with a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.

2004 – Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 3 hurricane.

2013 – A gunman killed twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard.

2019 – Five months before the COVID-19 stock market crash, an overnight spike in lending rates in the United States prompted the Federal Reserve to conduct operations in the repo market.


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Saline Marathon Runner Wins 2 Races in 2 States on Same Day

Saturday, November 12 was a busy day for Saline marathon runner Don Brown.

He began his day with a 10K race at the Spa Running Festival in Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Mr. Brown completed the race in 55:34.74 and took first in his age group.  

After the race, Mr. Brown drove to Shreveport where he competed in the Riverside V 5-mile road race.  He completed the race in 42:51.29 and took first place in his age group. 

Mr. Brown is running a half marathon this Sunday at Shreveport and then a half marathon at Lafayette next Saturday.  

Congratulations, Mr. Brown!!!

 


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Gibsland-Coleman Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs Win 5 of 6 Games

On Friday, the Gibsland-Coleman Bulldogs played Simsboro in the Gibsland-Coleman Tournament and won, 61-31.  On Saturday, the Bulldogs played Atlanta in the tournament and won, 81-26.  Yesterday, the Bulldogs played Union Parish and won, 81-38.

On Friday, the Gibsland-Coleman Lady Bulldogs played Simsboro in the Gibsland-Coleman Tournament and won, 54-40.  On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs played Atlanta in the tournament and won, 69-5.  Yesterday, the Lady Bulldogs played Union Parish and lost by just two points.  The final score was 46-48.

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
11/18/2022 7:00 PM Evangel Christian Home
11/22/2022 6:00 PM Minden Home
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Parkway Away
12/9/2022 7:00 PM Arcadia Home
12/12/2022 7:00 PM Ringgold Home
12/19/2022 7:00 PM Ruston Away
12/23/2022 7:00 PM Arcadia Away
1/6/2023 7:00 PM Choudrant Home
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
11/18/2022 6:00 PM Evangel Christian Home
11/29/2022 6:00 PM Parkway Away
12/9/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Home
12/10/2022 6:00 PM Southwood Away
12/12/2022 6:00 PM Ringgold Home
12/19/2022 5:00 PM Ruston Away
12/23/2022 6:00 PM Arcadia Away
1/4/2023 6:00 PM Parkway Home
1/6/2023 6:00 PM Choudrant Home
1/12/2023 6:00 PM Huntington Home
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


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