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Wed
21
Sep

Highway 6 closes at inopportune location

By Daniel Jones, editor

Minutes after the paper was sent to press last week, we received word through Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) press release that Highway 6 was going to close down from September 26 through October 1 in Many between Church Street and Vandegaer Avenue.

The closure will cause a number or problems, as the intersection next to the closure is one of the busiest in the town of Many, as it is the junction next to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Traffic will be detoured from Highway 171 to Highway 175 north to Belmont and then over Highway 120 through Marthaville to the point the road meets with Highway 6 in Robeline.  Local traffic is encouraged to use alternate routes during the closure.

In the statement, DOTD states that they appreciate your patience and to please drive with caution through constructions sites.

Wed
21
Sep

31st Fiesta poster unveiled at huge celebration, Sept. 15 in Zwolle

A large crowd attended the unveiling of the 2016 Tamale Fiesta poster on Thursday night, September 15 at 7 p.m. The exhibit building on the Festival Grounds in Zwolle was colorfully decorated with red, black and a variety of festive colors from aqua and yellow to coral and green. Huge flowers were fashioned from tissue paper, and a refreshment table, laden with tamales, chips and dips, and cookies gave attendees a preview of what’s to come at the Fiesta, which is held the second weekend of October.

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Wed
21
Sep

Murdock honored

Surprise awards and gifts were presented to Phyllis Murdock at the Poster Unveiling ceremonies on Thursday night, September 15 at the Zwolle Festival Grounds. Murdock, who now lives in Shreveport, attended the gala, and expressed surprise when she was called to the front of the room by Fiesta Committee member Edith Palmer.

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Wed
21
Sep

Toledo Bend receives worldwide press

Toledo Bend Lake recently scored worldwide press through efforts of the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission. The article, “Toledo Bend Secures Bassmaster’s Top Spot – Again! How Toledo Bend Became a True Trophy Destination” gained national attention by over 150 online news outlets including Yahoo Finance, The Business Journal, ADVFN Germany, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Arizona Republic, San Francisco Business Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Daily Herald.

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Wed
14
Sep

Students attend Boys, Girls State

 

By Daniel Jones

A number of local students recently attended Boys’ and Girls’ State at Northwestern State University. The program was sponsored yearly by the American Legion, a veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. They are the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, and are committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring programs in the communities that advocate patriotism and honor while promoting strong national security.

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Wed
14
Sep

Florien FFA sets jambalaya, community auction for Friday

 

By Daniel Jones

The Future Farmers of America from Florien High School are pleased with the progress they’ve made before their hosting of the 11th Annual Jambalaya Dinner and Community Auction, which is one of their biggest fundraising events of the year.

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Wed
14
Sep

DAR celebrates foundation of America through Constitution Week

 

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. This year, the annual celebration begins September 17.

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Wed
07
Sep

The Sabine Index begins 137th year

The Sabine Index celebrated a historic 137 years on September 6. Your local newspaper is the oldest continually operating business in Sabine Parish. Throughout the years, The Index has had several competitors, including The Sabine Banner, which it purchased in 1921, absorbed and later revived as a free weekly. During its long history, the newspaper’s presence has been a staple of San Antonio Avenue in Many with offices first located at 990 San Antonio Ave. and Ash St. across from the current Many City Hall, with moves to 865 San Antonio Ave. in about 1931, 850 San Antonio in 1978, and, finally, to 875 San Antonio Ave. in late 2008.

 

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Wed
07
Sep

Cindy Dusang Ezernack named Fiesta First Lady

The Tamale Fiesta Board of Directors is happy to announce that Cindy Dusang Ezernack has been named as the 2016 First Lady. Over the years, Cindy has worn many hats—honor student, Zwolle High School

 

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Wed
07
Sep

Famed Shreveport artist Don Edwards shares creativity in 2016 Fiesta poster

The Tamale Fiesta Poster Committee is pleased to announce that Shreveport artist Don Edwards has shared his creative talent in designing the 2016 poster. Edwards is a Louisiana artist who has gained recognition throughout the United States.

 

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