Commentary

Wed
21
Oct

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago

Week of October 22, 1970

According to Edith Williams of the Sabine Parish Health Unit 84% of the children eligible for the German Measles vaccine received the inoculation. Records showed that 523 pre-school students took the vaccine and 2,225 school children were inoculated.

Ottis Lewing of Many was named Maintenance Superintendent at the HDE Plant in Oakdale, a subsidiary for Vancouver Plywood Co., Inc.

The Sabine Parish Police Jury refused to issue a permit to George Lopez to sell liquor within the city limits of Zwolle, that part which is in Ward 5 and has been voted wet.

Wed
21
Oct

Patchwork

Oh, what a night!!

The Many Tigers treated the faithful fans to an exciting ballgame Friday night, Oct. 2 in John W. Curtis Tiger Stadium.

There were fireworks on and off the field, as the Tigers, under the direction of Head Coach Jess Curtis, gave the North Desoto Griffins a ballgame to be remembered.

Neck and neck the entire game, the teams were both determined to win. Many times, the 2AA Tigers had fallen to the powerful 4A northern team….but this time, they were eager to send them home with a loss!

 

 

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Wed
14
Oct

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

PRESIDENTIAL RACE

If you go by the polls, President Trump is an one-term president. It is predicted he will be defeated in the upcoming presidential election. CBS, ABC, NBC and particularly CNN slant all the negative news against the Trump presidency. They even criticized him for seeing people before he was diagnosed which we thought he was supposed to do. They advocate a new day but will not tell you exactly the changes they plan to make to the way we live today, particularly packing the court.

Wed
14
Oct

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago Week of October 15, 1970

A 1966 white Buick was stolen in Many. The four-door sedan had been parked in front of the First Baptist Church. Many Police are investigating.

Murder charges were lodged against Sherman Mallard of Many in connection with the stabbing death of John Robert Lewis of Florien. The 4:30 a.m. incident last week was the result of the two men arguing.

Sheriff Harold Sandel happened to be in the right place at the right time. As he was shopping in Wright’s Shopping Center in Many, he and a deputy chased a woman in the parking lot, who was fleeing from Selma’s. The Shreveport woman, 22, had shoplifted $300 worth of dresses and wore a cap, which had been taken from Nichols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
14
Oct

Patchwork

I received a unique gift this morning.

I went to freshen up my coffee, when Hubby-dear said, “You have a present at the back door.”

A present? I love presents, so I quickly looked out the back door. Was it flowers? A package from Amazon?

“I don’t see anything.” I said disappointedly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
23
Sep

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago Week of September 24, 1970

Dr. Fred Thomas and Audrey Slay were candidates in the second Democratic Primary. A.L. Tarver lost in the first primary along with Charlie Hennigan. Thomas led with 785 votes and Slay was second with 425.

A committee of concerned citizens were authorized to begin work toward incorporating Fisher as a mean of providing law and order for the village. Glen Salter spearheaded the committee. A retired United States Marine, Salter was a native of Fisher. He was Corporate Personnel Manager at Vancouver Plywood Co, Inc.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department was keeping a steady patrol on Toledo Bend Lake searching for the body of a Texas woman who fell off a barge on September 13.

 

 

Wed
23
Sep

Patchwork

I was thinking about working at The Sabine Index recently and recalled two people who made my job just a little bit more frantic as presstime loomed.

Fortunately I was a fast typist even though my typing instructors in high school and college constantly were after me about looking at my fingers. I tried to explain that I wasn’t searching for the letters on the typewriter, but they never understood. I still watch my fingers….but I get the job done and quickly.

Back in the early years when I was at the local newspaper, we (meaning the reporters) wrote our stories in long hand or typed them and then took them to the typesetters for to type into the machine for copy.

 

 

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Wed
09
Sep

Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Should We Get Married or Just Live Together?

Dear Rusty: My question is about benefits and getting married. I am a retired man, 65-yearsold, and collecting Social Security plus 2 pensions. My girlfriend will turn 62 in October of 2020 and plans to apply for Social Security benefits on her 62nd birthday. If we were to get married, would we be affected money wise? Or should we just live together? Signed: Contemplating Marriage

Dear Contemplating Marriage: Your own Social Security benefit will not be affected in any way if you get married, unless your potential new bride is a very high earner and her Social Security entitlement at her full retirement age (which is 66 years and 8 months) is more than twice the full benefit amount you were entitled to at your full retirement age (even though you claimed your SS earlier). In that case, you would become eligible for a spousal benefit from your new wife after you are married for one year.

 

Wed
02
Sep

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

LOUISIANA’S INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

Wed
02
Sep

LOOKING BACK

5o Years Ago

Week of September

3, 1970 Doyle Lee of Fisher killed a 5’6” rattle snake on Lee Road near Vowells Mill.

Instead of remodeling a 42-year-old Florien High School and build a new elementary school, the representatives of Ward 1 requested a $750,000 bond election for South Sabine Consolidated School District 20, School Board member John McCollister made the motion and Charlie Jett seconded. The motion was approved.

A Mansfield man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck east of Belmont on La. 120. Benton Vines lost control of his truck and ran into a pine tree, according to Sabine Parish Sheriffs authorities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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