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February 9th

’Dogs back, bump Broncos

No sweat.
Several of Millsap’s teammates stepped up and the Bulldogs halted Boise State and its three-game victory streak with an 81-71 decision at the Thomas Assembly Center.
“Paul has carried us so many times, won so many games for us, that it was time for some of his teammates to get the job done,” beamed senior point guard Daevon Haskins, who had 12 points, five steals, six assists and two rebounds in the win. “Our bench came through big time. You gotta love what they did while Paul was a little down.”

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’Dogs back, bump Broncos

No sweat.
Several of Millsap’s teammates stepped up and the Bulldogs halted Boise State and its three-game victory streak with an 81-71 decision at the Thomas Assembly Center.
“Paul has carried us so many times, won so many games for us, that it was time for some of his teammates to get the job done,” beamed senior point guard Daevon Haskins, who had 12 points, five steals, six assists and two rebounds in the win. “Our bench came through big time. You gotta love what they did while Paul was a little down.”

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Fire totally destroys rural home

Katy Garland, 19, was asleep on the second floor of her parents’ home at 9780 White Lightning Road, when a smoke detector went off shortly before 8 a.m. She first dialed 911 then used a garden hose in an unsuccessful effort to stop the blaze.
Parish firefighters responded and were able to get one pumper truck close to the two-story frame house. But luck turned against the firefighters, Parish Chief Dennis Ford said.
“I had it (the fire) cut off,” Ford said. “We had the majority of the fire knocked down a little bit after 8 a.m., but we ran out of water.”

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RHS splits two with Southwood

“Our knees were aching and we were pushing it seemed as much as the players, but I guess it helped,” smiled Bush Tuesday night, shortly after his Ruston High team jumped past the .500 winning percentage level in District 1-5A play.
The Bearcats’ offense, somewhat sluggish in recent league outings, featured three double figure scorers and steady shooting en route to a 65-48 victory over Southwood.

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February 8th

Legislators must resolve issues now

The entire first day of the 12-day session was spent touring the parts of New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish and other areas most affected by Katrina.
While the visit might have served as a way to focus the attention of legislators on the task at hand, Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, was right on the button when he said it took an entire day away from conducting state business.
With an agenda that includes 41 items, the Legislature did not need to waste a day on looking at scenes that have appeared on television reports and newspapers on an almost daily basis.

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When the best is not enough

Such was the case Tuesday when a home caught fire in a remote, rural part of the parish west of Vienna on White Lightning Road.
Katy Garland, 19, was asleep when a smoke detector went off shortly before 8 a.m. She quickly dialed 911, then used a garden hose in an unsuccessful effort to stop the blaze.
Parish Fire Chief Dennis Ford said his department managed to get one pumper truck to the scene, but a small narrow bridge across a stream stopped additional fire trucks from getting to the house.

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Simsboro boys seeking wins for ‘Huck’

That’s what is on the agenda of Simsboro High’s boys this week.
With first-year head coach Rick Huckabay fighting against cancer, the Tigers have a heavy heart going into critical District 2-B home games against Doyline tonight and then Spearsville on Friday.
A victory against the top 10 Class B Louisiana Sports Writers Association ranked Panthers could lock up a second place slot for the Tigers (21-11, 5-1). Then, a win against Spearsville later in the week could force a playoff meeting to determine the top finisher.

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February 7th

Simsboro boys seeking wins for ‘Huck’

That’s what is on the agenda of Simsboro High’s boys this week.
With first-year head coach Rick Huckabay fighting against cancer, the Tigers have a heavy heart going into critical District 2-B home games against Doyline tonight and then Spearsville on Friday.
A victory against the top 10 Class B Louisiana Sports Writers Association ranked Panthers could lock up a second place slot for the Tigers (21-11, 5-1). Then, a win against Spearsville later in the week could force a playoff meeting to determine the top finisher.

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Celebrate Valentine’s history

During our conversation, I mentioned that since my husband is going to be coming in late on Valentine’s Day, we had decided to attend Louisiana Tech’s Chamber Singers’ dessert theatre on Feb. 16. Not batting an eye, she replied, “I celebrated Valentine’s Day early by buying a present for myself: three pairs of pajamas.”
Oooh! Why didn’t I think of that?
It occured to me earlier this week that no one really knows why we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s about love, right? Love between a couple. An item. A dating relationship. So ... what if you’re single?

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Celebrate Valentine’s history

During our conversation, I mentioned that since my husband is going to be coming in late on Valentine’s Day, we had decided to attend Louisiana Tech’s Chamber Singers’ dessert theatre on Feb. 16. Not batting an eye, she replied, “I celebrated Valentine’s Day early by buying a present for myself: three pairs of pajamas.”
Oooh! Why didn’t I think of that?
It occured to me earlier this week that no one really knows why we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s about love, right? Love between a couple. An item. A dating relationship. So ... what if you’re single?

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