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Wed
20
Jul

Governor asks slain officers be honored

On July 18, Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings in Louisiana until sunset on Monday, July 25 to honor the lives of the six law enforcement officers who were shot in Baton Rouge this past Sunday, three of whom were killed: Baton Rouge Police Officers Matthew Gerald and Montrell Jackson, and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Garafola. “These courageous men are heroes in the truest sense of the word,” said Gov. Edwards.  

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Wed
20
Jul

Cleco to face possible problems

The Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, in Lake Charles, issued a ruling last week against Cleco in its efforts to stall a lawsuit filed by Gulf Coast Spinning. The suit alleges Cleco made initial promises to GCS that went by the wayside, once negotiations with Macquarie entered the picture. The ruling against Cleco could have far-reaching effects and its customers could be left holding the bag. GCS filed the suit against Cleco in September 2015 for not fulfilling promises toward the construction and creation of a cotton mill in Bunkie. 

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Wed
20
Jul

Sabine Farm Bureau wins award

Sabine Parish Farm Bureau won a Four-Star Award at the 94th Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans last month. Pictured left to right is Sabine Parish Farm Bureau President Paul Morris and Ronnie Anderson, president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau.

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Wed
20
Jul

VFW awards scholarships

Recently, VFW Post 4858 of Many awarded scholarships to a number of deserving students. Receiving scholarships and pictured are Addison Garcie, Drayton McCormick, Katelynn Alford, and Brandon Escott. Members pictured are Howard pennington, Dan DeKeyzer, Danny Lopez, Robert Carroll, and Cecil Brumley.  

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Wed
20
Jul

Vandalized cemetery angers resident

Local resident Lisa Butler does not appreciate the vandalism to Monk Cemetery, which is located off of Lone Star Road. She was told by neighbors that two or three people in the community cut several huge cedar trees down in the past, but they have rested on the ground amongst the graves for years. “If that wasn’t bad enough, they piled limbs all over the graves,” she said. “There is a grave marker for Jesse Butler, who was killed in World War I. They knocked it over and just left it lying there.  

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Wed
13
Jul

Hodges Gardens remains open

After months of waiting to see if Hodges Gardens State Park, also known as The Garden in the Forest, would be closed or remain open, the Friends of Hodges can celebrate. The over-50-year-old park is home to wildlife, beautiful gardens, a magnificent forest of Southern pines, an ampitheater and lake. The Gardens are open to the public for a small fee.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Many Cultural District further beautified

New wrought iron railings installed on San Antonio Avenue are providing a much-needed makeover for the downtown shopping area of Many. The iron railings replace some wobbly aluminum railings that will be removed because they were both unsightly and did not provide support for shoppers and people doing business on San Antonio Avenue.

 

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Wed
13
Jul

Green Market open Saturdays

It’s summer and nothing tastes better than fresh, locally grown produce and vegetables. Homemade pies and jellies and jams are great too. The Town of Many and the Many Cultural District have established a Saturday morning Farmer’s Market at the Many Historic Depot every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. where people can buy locally grown vegetables, fruits, and homemade baked goods.

 

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Wed
06
Jul

Commissioner Holloway considers future

Signaling the potential end of a public career that first took root during the Reagan era when he was elected as the first Republican to represent the-then Eighth Congressional District, Louisiana Public Service Chairman Clyde Holloway, acknowledged that he may not seek re-election later this Fall as a result of on going health concerns.

 

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Wed
06
Jul

Good neighbors assist Hodges Gardens

Sometimes it takes a village or a group of interested folks to get things done. Such was the case recently at Hodges Gardens State Park. The donation of a new motor by Packaging Corporation of America in Deridder and the electrical work by Dennis Downs of Florien has resulted in the return of the huge blast of water from the Willow Point Fountain at Hodges Gardens, south of Florien.

 

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