Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

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Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Zwolle Mayor G. J. “Pie” Martinez, center, is shown expressing his appreciation to officials about allowing Toledo Nursing Center to become the home of Freedom Behavioral, which is being operated under the auspices of Sabine Medical Center. The new 12-bed acute inpatient unit will accept patients on April 1. From left are Chris Beddoe, SMC Administrator; Martinez, Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanna Gaspard and Rock Bordelon, owner of Allegiance Health Management, Inc. which owns the hospital. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Former Speaker of the House Joe Salter is shown presenting an engraved plaque honoring Linda Curtis-Sparks as the 22

nd
inductee into the Sabine Hall of Fame. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Negreet High School won “sweepstakes” recently at the Northwest Literary Rally. Students placing were Jake Dye, Joshua Corley, Victor Culbertson, Brennon Sims, Breeanna Ivy, Ethan Goldberg, Kaylee Herr, Tristen Hippler, Jacob Wilkerson, Victor Culbertson, Yancy Vallery, Brennon Hebert, Gavin Burnette, Brennon Sims, James Parker, Haydn Knight, Jessie Trichel, Jessie Trichel, Macy Rule, James Parker, Madison Milligan, Tristan Lewing, Ross Voorheis, Bret Thomas, Aiden Lowe, Hillary Williams, Alex Martinez, Chassidy Moore, Hillary Williams, Lora Peace, and Lila Laroux.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Randy Rolland of Cypress Bend Resort placed the highest bid on artist Linda Boren’s original painting titled “Fifty Years of Vision”. (Photo by Calley Gentry)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Sister Martinette Rivers, left, graciously accepted the Humanitarian Award from The Sabine Hall of Fame Board member Martha Henderson. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Gospel musician Clayton Dyess and his family. He is well known in the area for his ministry through music in local parking lots and busy locales.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Members of the Many Lady Tigers softball team take a moment to celebrate a game well played on April 12. As the top seeded team, they defeated DeQuincy 19-9. (Photo courtesy Tina McCormic)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

2019 Oldest Logger George Edwin “Zorro” Ezernack

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Outgoing Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival Teen Miss, Ariana Victor, is pictured with the lovely teen contestants. From left are Paislea Parker, Hana Lewis, Ashley Gorrell, Victor, Alexis Merriman, Keeley Garcie, and Dawson Vinson.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

The Rev. Gloria Youngblood, foreground, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Many is shown leading the Consecration Service of the new Prayer Labyrinth on the evening on Thursday, April 18 following a unique Maundy Thursday program. Working on the lovely labyrinth were from left Allen Isgitt, Ross and Ann Williams, Bob and Chris Nolen, Kirt and Diane Voorheis and son, Ross, who is with Boy Scout Troop 80; and Nancy Spiller. Not shown are Boy Scouts Hunter Atkins, Mick O’Neal, and Maddox Lapp, and Randy and Carolyn Martin. The labyrinth is open to the public. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Jenna Gray was named 2019 Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival Queen.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Toledo Bend Lake Association awarded 42 lunker bass replicas to anglers on Sunday, May 19 at the Sealy Big Bass Splash.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

The Zwolle High School graduating class of 1969 celebrated their 50th year reunion on May 18 at Cypress Bend Resort. Pictured on the front row from left are Nancy Dockens Hurley, Barbara Parrie Sepulvado, Connie Leone Sepulvado, Janie McIntyre Procell, Johnny Jones, Gloria Jean Martinez Spencer, Glenda Ezernack Meshell, Jennifer Boudreaux Arthur, Brenda Ebarb Hall, and Maxine Rivers Isgitt. On the back row are Tony Santos, Faye Webb McDonald, Jimmy Martinez (Class Vice President), Bonita Havard Dyess, Kenny Dyess, Mark Tatum (Class President), Frances Hatcher, Darlene Rivers Boudreaux, Judy McFerrin Scott, and Dennis Chambers.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Robert “Tex” McKnight was a long-time Sabine Index employee. He sadly passed early in 2019 and is still missed by many.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Brayton “Boogie” Brown, center, is shown receiving the World’s Greatest Hero Award from Pleasant Hill Mayor Glenn Arnold and Police Chief Ray Williams. Brown received the award for selflessly rescuing a child spotted on a busy highway. (Photo by Sabine Index/Daniel Jones)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Jacob Cosenza and Stone Adair represented the North Sabine High School Fishing Team and their school, Many High, at the 2019 High School National Championship on June 18-22 in Florence, Alabama, on the Pickwick side of the Tennessee River. They competed against 188 more teams on the National level and finished in 21st place overall. Their average weight per bass was 3.52 pounds. Cooper Miller and Landon Sepulvado also participated but unfortunately did not place. A special thanks to V&M Lures, Kistler Rods, Toledo Bend Lake Association, Rat-LTrap, and all the other sponsors and supporters of the NSFT.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band brought the house down at the Many Community Center.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Mildred Sweet celebrated her 100

th
birthday on May 17.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Town of Many Mayor Ken Freeman, pictured, was arrested on June 27 and charged with speeding, disobeying a stop sign, and resisting an officer by flight. He posted bond shortly after the arrest.

Each January, the Index takes several issues to provide a year in review for the events happening in the previous year. 2019 was a year of extreme elation for many, but times of mourning and reflection for others.

We hope you enjoy our second part, which covers the middle of the year.

April

Linda Curtis-Sparks was inducted into the Sabine Parish Hall of Fame near the end of March. The official story ran as our lead in the April 3 edition.

 

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