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Aug

Pencil donations to help Tanzanian students

Mary Brocato, along with her son, Dr. Robert Brocato and her cousin, Betty Miller of Many, enjoyed an 21-day trip to Africa from July 16 through August 5. Of course, travel to the country took two days, both ways, but the time they spent on a game viewing safari and visiting Tanzania made a big impression. The trio booked their adventure through Earthlife Expeditions and were fortunate enough to secure a very knowledgeable guide, Auggary Mtanganyika.

 

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Wed
24
Aug

McCann named Tamale Fiesta King

The Board of Directors of the Tamale Fiesta has announced that the 2016 King is Lee McCann, President/CEO, COO of Sabine State Bank and Trust Co. The bank has always been supportive of the Tamale Fiesta and this year’s king is carrying on the tradition of supporting the Zwolle festival. In the past, the bank has sponsored events, had parade entries and hosted receptions for the Fiesta. “I was very honored to be asked to serve as the 2016 King of the Tamale Fiesta,” he stated. “l will do my very best.” McCann, along with other royalty, attended the Queen’s Tea and was formally introduced onstage following the Fiesta Pageant on August 20 with First Lady Cindy Dusang Ezernack.

 

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Wed
24
Aug

Saint John’s Catholic Church welcomes new priest

The new pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Many and St. Terence Mission on Toledo Bend Lake is settling into his role as leader of a congregation that serves 200 plus families locally. Although Father Michael Thang’wa has only been in Many for a few weeks, he feels welcomed. He succeeds former pastor, Father Thomas Elavunkal, who returned to his home of India because of health reasons. Father Mike, as he likes to be called, served as the Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph’s Parish in Shreveport since 2014 and held the same position at St. Mary of the Pines in Shreveport prior to that. Currently, he also serves as the Vicar General for his religious order, the Franciscan Missionaries of Hope, Lyke Community.

 

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Wed
17
Aug

Sabine High alumni to gather

The National Alumni Association of Sabine High School will celebrate its 40th year next weekend, Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. Alumni will meet in Natchitoches and Many. This year’s theme is “For Better or For Worse.” Events will begin with a 10 a.m. registration at the Best Western Convention Center at the interstate, Hwy. 6 East and I-49, east of the city of Natchitoches.

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Wed
17
Aug

Miracles continue for Kelly

“A beautiful sight” is how Kelly Kiper-Longorias’s mother described this picture taken last week at Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Mississippi. A therapist, at left, talks to Longoria and her husband, Shane, as they walk down the hall. Longoria was abducted and shot by an assailant on July 16 on her way to work.

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Wed
17
Aug

Movies in Many to go Jurassic

“Jurassic World,” released in 2015, is the feature movie at the Many Community Center on Saturday, August 20, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The movie, released in the summer of 2015, was a blockbuster hit. In this thrilling installment of the popular “Jurassic Park” movies, two young brothers visit their Aunt Claire who’s an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs.

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Wed
10
Aug

Sabine High Alumni Association to host community engagement events

With a convention theme of Ready, Set, Participate, the National Alumni Association of Sabine High School (NAASHS, Inc.), is gearing up for its 2016 convention. The convention kicks off Friday August 12 - August 14 at Cypress Bend Resort. Two exciting community engagement events slated for Friday August 12 are nursing home visits and distribution of school supplies for k through eighth graders.

 

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Wed
10
Aug

Quayhagen defeats Trujillo by unanimous decision

By Daniel Jones

It’d be a shame for Sabine native Josh Quayhagen’s victory at the headlining bout of Legacy Fighting Championship on July 22 to be his last, as is the rumor. Attendees and those watching live on AXS.tv were treated to three rounds of intense mixed martial arts fighting featuring two closely-matched opponents in the then 8-3 Quayhagen and 16-11 Anthony Trujillo

 

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Wed
10
Aug

Grady Hill Repair Center hosts Open house, ribbon-cutting

Hunter Malmay and his parents, Lela and Huey Malmay, center, are shown cutting the ribbon at their Grady Hill Repair Center near Zwolle on August 5 at 10 a.m. The Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce welcomed the business, which has been in a new location since last year to the Chamber membership. Chamber President Matthew Couvillion, left, and Executive Director Kenneth Ammons, third from right, held the ribbon as Lela Malmay did the honors.

 

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Wed
10
Aug

Movies in Many cools down with “Frozen”

Moviegoers can chill out and stay cool when they attend the popular Walt Disney movie “Frozen” that will be playing at the Many Community Center, Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m. “Frozen” is a movie that parents, grandparents, children and the entire family will enjoy. Inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” the movie tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

 

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