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February 29th

Parish teams reach semis

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Dubach stuns Atlanta; Simsboro, NLWS win

Dubach High shocked the No. 1 seeded team in Class C, New Living Word of Ruston went on the road and knocked off its foe in the same classification and Simsboro traveled to South Louisiana and pulled off a win in Class B to give Lincoln Parish three teams still breathing in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.
In the other quarterfinal round game involving a parish team, (33-9) Choudrant finally had its dream season in Class B end with a 52-39 defeat at Zwolle (40-4).

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Jessie’s Jottings

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NBA All-Star game doesn’t hold attention
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Last weekend was NBA All Star Weekend and I will be honest. I didn’t watch any of the events. No skills challenges, no rookie-sophomore game, I didn’t even watch the dunk contest. For me, the game doesn’t really hold the same awe factor that it once did.
When I was younger, I would hang on the edge of my seat for the dunk contest and talk about with the boys in my class. When Vince Carter did his 360-degree dunk, I was one of the children cheering and screaming at the TV, asking if it was really possible for someone to do that.
Michael Jordan would amaze me with his skills and how well he could orchestrate an offense of some of the best players from the first half of the season. But lately, I have stopped watching and I think I finally know why. Its not that it doesn’t interest me, it has just lost its “wow” factor.

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Williams leads ’Dogs to victory

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Alex Williams was three-for-five with a run and an RBI and Louisiana Tech University combined for 11 runs on 12 hits, as the Bulldogs powered their way past the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, 11-6, Tuesday afternoon at J.C. Love Field in Ruston.
Tech (6-3) was able to play 14 players in the game along with five different pitchers taking the mound, as the Bulldogs hoped to tune-up for their upcoming five-game road trip. Tech held on to the lead despite six errors and a late rally by UAPB (0-8).
Chris Sadberry (2-0) got his second win of the season (both wins coming off the Golden Lions), allowing one earned run off four hits in Tuesday’s contest. Leo Fuentes (0-1) was charged with the loss after allowing five runs on three hits and walking two in 1.1 innings pitched.

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Grambling loses to LSU, 17-10

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BATON ROUGE .— Rightfielder Raph Rhymes drove home a career high six runs Tuesday night and first baseman Mason Katz reached base six times as No. 13 LSU (6-2) outlasted Grambling State (5-3) in a 17-10 slugfest at Alex Box Stadium.
LSU will head to Lake Charles Wednesday to take on McNeese State at 6:30 p.m. at Cowboy Diamond. The Tigers defeated the Cowboys 11-4 on Feb. 22 in Alex Box Stadium.
Right-hander Joe Broussard (1-0) recorded the win for LSU Tuesday after relieving freshman Cody Glenn in the fourth. Broussard and Glenn combined to strike out 11 batters, including the first for batters of the game for Glenn and five straight for Broussard.

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Cedar Creek baseball team takes wins

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Cedar Creek High Schol’s baseball team improved to 3-1 on the early season with recent wins of 6-5 over Rayville and three wins in the Vermilion Catholic tournament.
Against Neville, Adam Van was the winning pitcher with a one-hitter and two strikeouts.
He also had two singles to go along with additional offensive contributions from Austin Ginn (two singles, triple, RBI, run), Dylan Spearman (single, two RBIs, game-winning RBI with sacrifice fly), Stephen Kunz (single, RBI), Haden Wall (double), ,Mark Van (run and acob Hargrove (single, RBI, three runs scored, including game-winning run).

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James Monroe Sims

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James Monroe Sims, 92, of Arcadia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Born February 1, 1920, in Arcadia, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, James was the third son of Reuben Douglas (R. D.) Sims, Sr. and Effie May Lawley Sims. He was named for his grandfather, James Monroe Sims, the founder of Simsboro.

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I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner

I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, hereby certifies the following to be a
true and correct list of a CRIMINAL JURY drawn, FEBRUARY 23,2012, at the meeting of the Jury Commission in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
ABRAHAM, ABBY FRANCES
ADAMS, HELEN ROBINSON
AILLET, TERRI PAYNE
ALEXANDER, JANELL CARLEAN
ALLEN, CLAIRE HINTON
ALLEN, JOAN DUGDALE
ANDERSON, JACQUILANETIA S
ASWELL, DANNY RAY
AULDS, TINA MCGUYER
BABIN, BARRY JAMES
BARNETT, DOUGLAS CLYDE
BARTON, OLIVE ELIZABETH
BATISTE, VIA EDMAICA

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February 28th

George Mack remembered

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Longtime LPSB member dedicated to community
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Photo: George Mack served on the Lincoln Parish School Board for 39 years.
The voice of Lincoln Parish School Board member George Mack Sr. will be missed by those he served in district 10, as well as all who knew him.
Mack died on Feb. 22 after a lengthy illness. Visitation is set for 5-8 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday also at the church.
Mack had been on the school board since Jan. 1, 1973, and was the first African-American to serve on the board.

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Hatchett speaks at GSU

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University and its students got their fair share of celebrity sightings Monday morning when Judge Glenda Hatchett, of the television show “Judge Hatchett” made her way to the campus to speak.
Hatchett spoke as part of Grambling’s Lyceum Series, and T.H. Harris Auditorium was packed full of students and area residents waiting to hear a few words of wisdom from the famed TV judge.
“Today I get the honor of ordering a judge around,” GSU President Frank Pogue joked when talking about Hatchett.

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Union Parish man dead in crash

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A Downsville man has died after being ejected from his vehicle in a Union Parish crash.



Louisiana State Police Troop F Troopers responded to the crash Monday night at about 9:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 15 near mile post 158.  
According to a news release from LSP, the investigation revealed that a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling south on La. 15 when it began to pass a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee in a no passing zone and a curve.

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