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Wed
30
Nov

Tragic accident claims life of Florien teen

Kevin Brown’s life was claimed on November 29 in Florien after a tragic accident with a train. ​

During the afternoon hours of November 29, a crash involving a single vehicle and a train killed a teenager from Florien.  Railroad track yield signs were visible at the crossing. 

Troopers responded to the crash around 4:15 p.m., which occurred on Gandy Road near Highway 171.  The crash involved a 2007 Chevrolet pickup, driven by seventeen-year-old Kevin Joseph Brown and a Kansas City Southern train.  For unknown reasons, Brown, who was eastbound on Gandy Road, failed to yield for the northbound train and collided with it.  After impact, the Chevrolet exited the left side of the roadway and overturned. 

Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says that the railroad crossing has yield signs, but no lowering barrier or lights.

It is unknown if Brown was wearing a seat belt.  He was pronounced dead. 

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

Wed
30
Nov

Live theatre; Holiday Express, Many parade, fireworks coming

The first full week in December will be busy, according to the calendar of the Many Christmas Parade Committee, under the leadership of Gay Corley. There are a few events, local citizens will want to mark down: On Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, the stage of the Many Community Center will come alive with the traditional story of Christmas, “A Christmas Carol.”

 

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Wed
30
Nov

Christmas activities underway

As preparations are being made for Christmas in homes across Sabine Parish and beyond, the Many Christmas Parade Committee, chaired by Gay Corley, a number of activities are calendared for young and old alike, during the month of December. Shop at Home Already underway is the Shop at Home contest, sponsored by the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Town of Many. A number of stores are participating and shoppers are encouraged to spend their Christmas dollars in each store, keep the receipt and then turn all the receipts collected at Many City Hall by noon on January 3. The top three winners will receive gift certificates from the stores participating.

 

Wed
30
Nov

“A Christmas Carol” is coming

For the 17th consecutive year, the Sabine Parish Players (SPP) will present “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens. Director Mary Bozeman is pleased that the cast this year includes four talented newcomers: Sussette Housel, Samuel Reed Lane, and Anne and Victoria Lane. As Scrooge, the multi-talented Jim Hyde, who has delighted audiences in the role in recent years will once again be a welcome presence. Some veteran members of the SPP, all of whom have played their roles for years: Versatile Chuck Boudreaux as Bob Cratchit and the Ghost of Jacob Marley, plus Suzanne J. Ammons as the Spirit of Christmas Future, Vicki Weaver as the Spirit of Christmas Present, and Peggy Crittenden as the Spirit of Christmas Past. Ms. Bozeman is particularly delighted to again have the marvelously talented actor Dean Crittenden as one of the narrator.

 

Tue
22
Nov

Gifted students enter “Wonderopolis”

By Daniel Jones

On November 16, the gifted and talented students of Sabine Parish entered “Wonderopolis,” an event geared toward engaging the young students’ mind with scientific thought. The day began at 8:30 a.m. at the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church of Many, who allowed the use of their space for the event. 

 

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Tue
22
Nov

Vets come together for special day

By Daniel Jones

Veterans Day is special to many, but nobody appreciates it as much as the men and women who risked their lives to protect freedoms that so many Americans take for granted. A group of said people gathered at the West Louisiana Veterans Memorial on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month to celebrate those freedoms.

 

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Wed
16
Nov

Trump stuns U.S. in unbelievable upset; Campbell, Kennedy in Senate runoff

By Daniel Jones

Donald Trump was named president-elect of the United States of America on November 9 after one of the closest elections in decades. Votes were tallied into the early hours of the morning following Election Day on November 8, which left Republican nominee Trump triumphant with 289 electoral votes to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 218, with the states of Minnesota, Michigan, and New Hampshire still undecided.

 

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Wed
16
Nov

Celebrity waiter/waitress event funds Relay for Life

The Sabine Parish Relay for Life Committee, headed by Kayla Hataway, sponsored a Celebrity Waiter/Waitress dinner at the Family Life Center of Many’s First United Methodist Church on Thursday night, November 10 beginning at 6 p.m. Eight tables of eight to 10 citizens paid $30 per person to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

 

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Wed
16
Nov

Honorary Grand Marshal named

Eleven-year-old Francisco Gonzalez, a Many Junior High School student, has been named as an Honorary Grand Marshal of the Many Christmas Parade, according to Gay Corley, chairman on the Christmas Parade Committee.

 

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Wed
16
Nov

Christmas on Main to follow annual parade

The biggest crowd in downtown Many is expected to participate in the Second Annual Christmas on Main event, following the Many Christmas Parade on Friday night, December 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Main Street in Many will be glowing with luminaries, as citizens and guests stroll the street lined with arts and crafts, food booths and music-makers.

 

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