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22
Jun

Toledo Bend named best bass fisher two years running

For the first time since the creation of Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, a fishery has reclaimed the number one spot in the nation. Toledo Bend Reservoir, which straddles the Texas and Louisiana border, keeps the crown and is the only lake to earn the title more than once. “More than three months of research went into this year’s rankings,” explained “Bassmaster Magazine” editor James Hall, who noted that the initial pool of top fisheries was developed with input from B.A.S.S. Nation members across the country, state fisheries biologists, the 3,500-member B.A.S.S. Council and some of the 650,000 Facebook fans of B.A.S.S.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Pearce to compete in Miss Louisiana this week

Six Northwestern State University students and alumnae will represent the university in next weeks Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe. Among those competing for the Miss Louisiana title are Breanna Collier, Miss Greater Baton Rouge; Hannah Tetusch, Miss Bossier City; Marissa McMickens, Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet; Taylor Walker, Miss Dixie Stockshow; Holli’ Conway, Miss Heart of Pilot; Florien’s Lincoln Pearce, Miss Natchitoches.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Young anglers enjoy every second of Fish Fest

Even mother nature couldn’t stop the seventh annual Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA)/ Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Fish Fest. What started out as a questionable day of fishing turned into one of the best fishing days. Rainy days preceded the June 4 event, but the enthusiasm of the 106 youth fishermen who found their spot on the banks of Cypress Bend Park turned the morning into one great fishing day. The sky was overcast, but the fish were biting.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Wannabes readies for opening night

“The Wannabes,” an independent film featuring local cast members and extras, will have its world premiere at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Many Community Center. Sponsored by the Town of Many and the Many Cultural District, the movie will show for a second time on Saturday, July 9. Admission to The Wannabes is $5 at the theater box office.

 

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Wed
15
Jun

50-year memorial honors fallen Vietnam soldier

Friends and family of J.C. “Jakey” Walker commemorated the 50th anniversary of his death on June 5 with a patriotic program of singing and sharing memories of his boyhood and military service. Dennis and Vickie Wright hosted the memorial at their home, which overlooks Toledo Bend Lake in the Walkerville community, a few miles from where Walker grew up with his parents, brothers, and sisters. His surviving siblings are Betty Oxley of Negreet, Bobbie Wynn of Hemphill, Texas; Benny Walker of Milam, Texas; Sarah Pilcher of Zwolle and Donnie Walker of Coushatta.

 

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Wed
15
Jun

Juneteenth, Black Heritage Festival set for this weekend

Juneteenth is a special commemoration for many, as it commemorates a monumental achievement in the freedom of all people in the United States. Knowing this, a group of dedicated citizens plan and hold a black history and Juneteenth festival to which all are invited.

 

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Wed
15
Jun

Movies in Many returns with world premiere of “The Wannabes”

Saturday, June 25, will be a big day in Many. It marks the grand reopening of Movies in Many at the Many Community Center, old Sabine Theater with the world premiere of “The Wannabes,” an independent movie shot in Sabine Parish. It has been six months since the movie screen at the Many Community Center was damaged beyond repair. Ken Freeman, the Mayor of Many, his staff and members of the Many Cultural District searched for solutions so Movies in Many could resume. After unsuccessful attempts to repair the old screen, they began searching for an affordable replacement.

 

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Wed
08
Jun

Byles published in Louisiana Gardener magazine June’s issue

Not only does Jennifer Bylesof Many create beautiful landscaping through her business,  Creative Landscape and Lighting, but she also a 25-year veteran of education. She teaches academically gifted students in Sabine Parish. She is also a wife, mother and grandmother who stays busy.

 

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Wed
08
Jun

Poppies distributed for Memorial Day

Poppies were distributed at Family Farm and Garden on Memorial Day, May 30, by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 172 and the attendees of 76th session Boys’ and Girls’ State from June 26- July 2. The poppies were not sold, but given for donations.

 

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Wed
08
Jun

Vets gather at Memorial Day observance

Four World War II veterans, along with many other veterans of other wars were present at the West Louisiana Veterans Park Memorial Service on Memorial Day.

 

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