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Wed
23
Apr

Local pastor portrays Jesus on Good Friday

The Rev. Daniel Lowe of Many’s Nazarene Church is shown in his traditional role on Good Friday, April 18. Lowe carries a heavy wooden cross up and down the streets, portraying Jesus. His labor of love is a meaningful symbol of the Easter holiday and a reminder that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected.

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Wed
23
Apr

Toledo Bend Lake to host Bassmaster Elite Tourney

B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, will host the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend, May 1 – 4, in Many. This event marks the 14th time B.A.S.S. has held a professional tournament on Toledo Bend and is the fourth of nine Bassmaster Elite Series professional bass fishing tournaments scheduled in 2014.

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Wed
23
Apr

Lack of bathroom facilities addressed at SPPJ meeting

By DANIEL GREEN Editor.
 
Danny Wells, a consultant forester, addressed the members of the Sabine Parish Police Jury at its most recent meetings about the lack of restroom facilities at the parish’s 19 solid waste box sites. Wells, with a yellow five-gallon bucket in hand, spoke to the jury about how embarrassed he was for the men who have to use the bathroom at these sites, stating that they had to use a five-gallon bucket to relieve themselves.

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Wed
16
Apr

Pedestrian killed Sunday afternoon near Florien

A 32-year-old Florien woman, who was walking near the  edge of La. Hwy. 474, west of US Hwy 171 near the Florien city 
limits, was killed around 1:40 p.m. Sunday, April 13, according to Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers
 
Wed
16
Apr

Bank of Montgomery holds grand opening

When looking for a location to open its sixth Bank of Montgomery branch, President and CEO Ken Hale didn’t have to look very far to find a community he wanted to serve. “Many is a really great community and we really feel at home here,” Hale said at the grand opening ceremonies last Friday at the Many branch, which is locatedon U.S. 171. “It can sometimes be  hard to break into a small community, but the people here in Many have been so accepting. It’s almost like we’ve
been here forever.”
 
Wed
09
Apr

Martinez inducted into Sabine Hall of Fame

Zwolle Mayor G.J. “Pie” Martinez was officially inducted into the Sabine Hall of Fame Tuesday night, April 1 at the annual banquet, hosted by the committee. He is the 17th inductee to be honored in the parish. Preceding Martinez as members were T.D. Nichols, 1998; Judge John S. Pickett Jr., 1999; Rogers P. Loupe, 2000; Samuel Cross, 2001; W.E. “Boots” Hayes, 2002; Catherine Vines Davis, 2003; James Q. Salter, 2004; Gerald A. Beasley, 2005; Raymond Barnhill, 2006; Cecil Brumley, 2007; Iva Lea Meshell, 2008; Dollie Knippers, 2009; Jan Crews Varnado, 2010; Leonard “Pete” Abington, 2011; Bobby Williams, 2012; and Robert Gentry, 2013
 
Wed
09
Apr

Artist’s original artwork and first poster kick off TBLA Bass Unlimited fundraising

Artist Ron Kidwell’s poster, “Willie Catchim,” is already a hit among Bass Unlimited poster collectors and the general public. His original artwork from which the poster was created and the poster numbered one sold for big bucks at the Poster Unveiling and Auction held last Thursday evening, April 3 at Wildwood Resort
 
Wed
02
Apr

Storm creates damage in Sabine

Winds estimated up to 80 m.p.h. and heavy rains combined for a severe storm which swept through Sabine Parish at 8:30
p.m. Friday night, March 28. The ground was already saturated by rains during the week and when the heavy winds hit, many pines just toppled over. 
 
Wed
02
Apr

Battle of Pleasant Hill to celebrate 150th anniversary

The newly-crowned Battle of Pleasant Hill Queen Shyla Holton, center, is pictured above with several members of the committee. From left are Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill 2013 Courtney Yelverton; Alisa Yelverton, Mary Ligon
 
Wed
26
Mar

Iberia Clinic issued zoning variance

The Iberia Health Clinic applied for and was issued a zoning variance at 1050 North Robinson in Many at the most recent meeting of the town council. By a vote of 4-1, the special exception zoning variance passed. According to the special 
exception use clause, within an R-1 residential district, a zoning variance may grant an exception to allow for the construction of a hospital or medical facility. 
 
 

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