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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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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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D.A.R.T. stares at some major funding cuts

Previous cuts to the budget have forced D.A.R.T. to consider closing offices, but due to tremendous community support and fund-raising, no closures have taken place.
That was before the team found out about the upcoming cuts to its state grants program.
Executive Director Cathy Ayo said the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence has told D.A.R.T. to prepare for a fifth of its grants budget to be taken away.

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Friedley files suit against CVB, others

Friedley, along with his wife, Debra, have field suit against a number of north Louisiana entitities — including The Ruston Daily Leader — claiming defamation of character, lost income, emotional and mental distress, humiliation and embarrassment.
Other defendants listed in the petition for damages and jury trial include the CVB, The (Monroe) News-Star, The Morning Paper, former CVB marketing director Leisha Deriso, and her husband Nick, an employee at The News-Star.

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D.A.R.T. funding cuts continue

“I don’t think our grant funding will ever be completely gone,” D.A.R.T. Executive Director Cathy Ayo said. “What we’re hearing from the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV), is that we can expect a 20 percent cut this year and after that — I just don’t know.”
D.A.R.T. currently receives $500,000 a year from grants which supports a shelter and five non-residential offices, Ayo said.
“A 20 percent cut would be $100,000 and that would be a substantial impact,” Ayo said. “We’re working with legislators to hopefully not have to undergo that large of a cut.”

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