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March 5th, 2013

Simsboro boys go for ‘B’ crown Wednesday

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Simsboro High School’s boys will face Madison Prep Academy Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe for the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class B championship.

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Dubach girls eye ‘C’ laurels Friday

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Dubach High School’s girls will play Saline at noon Friday in the championship game for Class C of the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association state playoffs. Action is set for Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe. Comprising the Lady Hornets’ roster are Alexis Richard, DeVonshay Wilson, Tinesha Outley, Taniya Johnson, Mickii Drake, Sueterrica Key, Carletta Thomas, Jesse Anderson, Jasmine Anderson, Jade Anderson, Terriauna McMurray, Delessa Richard, Head Coach Theodis Johnson and assistant coaches Rickey Burton and Van Phillips.

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Bulldogs drop out of Top 25

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Louisiana Tech University had a short stay in the Associated Press Top 25 for men’s basketball.
One week.
That’s how long the Bulldogs remained among the elite in the wire service poll voted on by
a national media panel, despite winning two games last week by an average of 25 points.
And, oh by the way, also taking over the nation’s top spot for consecutive victories with 18.

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Bulldogs play at Baylor

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Louisiana Tech University (3-8) will continue its road stretch with two games midweek against the Baylor Bears (5-6) beginning with a televised contests at 6:35 p.m. today at Baylor Ballpark at Ferrell Field in Waco, Texas.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 2-1 series loss to McNeese State on the road and will continue their tough road stretch into this week against a Baylor team that is coming off two wins over California and Rice in The Astros in Action College Classic in Houston, Texas.

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Winston back at Grambling to guide ‘D’

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GRAMBLING — “Dirt” Winston has returned to Grambling State University.
The former University of Arkansas and NFL linebacker has joined the Tigers’ staff as defensive coordinator, announced Head Coach Doug Williams Monday afternoon.
“Dirt has been here and understands the legacy of Grambling athletics, plus he’s a darn good coach,” Williams said. “He will bring more discipline and experience to the program.”
The 57-year-old native of Forrest City, Ark., had previously served on the Grambling State staff from 1992-94 and from 1995-97.

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Creek has 5-2 mark; Antley leads Aggies

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Cedar Creek High has compiled an early season baseball record of 5-2 after winning over Choudrant and Eunice and being edged by Opelousas Catholic at the annual Trey Altick Memorial Classic last weekend.
The Cougars stopped the Aggies 12-2 and won over Eunice 4-3 and lost to OCS 9-8.
Capsuling the games:

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Simsboro, Dubach reach finals

Basketball hasn’t ended just yet for two Lincoln Parish high school teams.
Simsboro and Dubach will have one more game on their 2012-13 schedules and, needless to add, it’s the biggest one of the year.
The Tigers will play for the Class B boys’ championship and the Lady Hornets will vie for the Class C girls’ title at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association tournament to be held at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe this week.
Simsboro will be first up for the parish with an 8 p.m. battle against Madison Prep Academy Wednesday.

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Trying to not catch a cold

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No matter how much Vitamin C, hand washing and other precautions one takes during the height of the flu and cold season, it seems like most of us succumb to some sickness during the winter months.
Unfortunately, with the crazy Louisiana weather we have — freezing one day and quite warm the next — it seems like many of us have a hard time shaking sickness when we do get it.

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Cooking and life skills

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4-H is continually adding new projects and events that appeal to and benefit the youth of this generation. 4-H offers projects and events in the areas of robotics, outdoor skills and public speaking. These are just a few of the more than 50 project areas that youth can be a part of by joining the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development Program.

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James Wesley Council

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Funeral services will be held for James Wesley Council, age 82, at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Arcadia. Bro. Stephen Boyd and Bro. Freddie Shows will officiate. The interment will follow at Jonesboro Cemetery.

He was born July 25, 1930 in Castor, LA to James and Susan Knotts Council. He entered into rest on March 3, 2013, in Shreveport, LA. Mr. Council was a member of Arcadia Church of Christ.

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