UP preps for familiar offense
When John Wooden coached the UCLA Bruins to an 88-game win streak and nine national championships, he spent little if any time in practice focusing on what their next opponent might do. He felt if his team executed its game plan to the best of their abilities, it didn’t really matter what the other team did. »»

Memorable Entrance
When he graduated from Farmerville High School, Sunnydale Hyde probably never gave much thought to his 20-year class reunion. For at least a few minutes Friday night, he’ll be the focus of attention. Hyde will deliver the game ball “hopefully right on the 50-yard line” after parachuting from a plane circling above the field Friday night. »»

Post: Education drives economic efforts
If anyone in Union Parish knows economic development, it would be Glen Post. As chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company, leadership provided by the Marion native has seen CenturyLInk grow from a regional telephone service provider with less than 1,000 employees, 350,000 customers and $50 million in revenue to a global competitor in information technology with millions of customers, over 47,000 employees and $18 billion in revenue. »»

AG: Jury to pay cost of election
The Union Parish Police Jury will pay the costs of the special election held in April to fill the unexpired term of former sheriff, the late Bob Buckley. The Office of the Louisiana Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month which states the Police Jury must pay the Louisiana Secretary of State $30,478.04 for the election held April 5. »»

Keep Union Beautiful volunteers get training
The foundation has been laid and walls put in place. Getting people from across Union Parish to help decorate is what will draw the public’s attention. That was the assessment given by a top official with Keep America Beautiful to training provided last week to members of Keep Union Beautiful (KUB) last week. The local group will join 32 others in Louisiana, which is experiencing the most rapid growth of affiliates of any state in the nation. »»