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Wed
26
Aug

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

LOUISIANA’S LAST PLACE RANKINGS

Louisiana’s last place rankings in most categories is often blamed on the governor or the legislative state leaders needing to get their act together, we are told. It was pointed out in the Advocate the other day that many of the problems in our state rest on the result of Louisiana’s two largest cities, They are poorly run and they are a mess.

The FBI’s most recent report was that Louisiana’s ranked #1 in killings with 14.4 murders per 100,000. New Orleans and Baton Rouge are the two main drivers of this. They are two of the most dangerous cities in the country, if not the world.

There is a direct correlation between poverty and crime. Some on the left blame poverty for crime. If a neighborhood city or state is dangerous, businesses are lest likely to locate there, meaning fewer jobs. As many as seven to ten homicides go unresolved in New Orleans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
26
Aug

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago Week of August 27, 1970

T.M. “Pappy” Phillips was elected as a board member at Sabine State Bank. A man who loved his community, he served in many different ways. He served as Sabine Parish Sheriff from 1944-1966 (22 years) and was a Sabine Parish School Board member from 1938-1944. A faithful member of Many’s First Baptist Church, he was also a deacon. He was a member of the Many Lions Club, the American Legion and the Many Masonic Lodge.

Approximately 4,800 students were expected to enroll in Sabine Parish schools for the 1970-71, according to Superintendent L.B. Skinner.

Federal funding of $8 million is being sought for the Toledo Tourist Complex on the lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
26
Aug

Patchwork

On a dark and lonely road…far, far away…. but not too far away from the city lights….four humanoids--two men and two jittery ladies… began an adventure in space.

That’s how the male humanoids would describe this outing.

Two vehicles met on the road at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, August 12. for an outing of star watching. (Likely story!)

The Perseids Meteor Shower, which peaked on his night, began on July 17 and continued through August 24. It promised to be quite a display of meteorites and shooting stars in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thu
13
Aug

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

WHITE PRIVILEGE

An article I read concerned a college student who was distressed about “white privilege” and the “racist” intent of America. It was apparent that one person he cared about very much was Barack Obama. So, the conversation went this way. “ President Obama served eight years as our nation’s leader. He received 135 million votes in his two campaigns. Tens of millions of white people cast their votes for a black man. Does that sound racist?”

The speaker following up stated, “My skin color is white. I paid for my education with the help of my father. I received no grants, no financial assistance at all. I came, I paid, I graduated. Is that white privilege?”

Wed
12
Aug

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago Week of August 13, 1970

Voters in Sabine Parish went to the polls on Saturday, August 15 to determine who would represent them in the La. House of Representatives. Incumbent Speedy Long was being challenged by John K. Snyder.

Ebarb’s Greg Procell helped lead the way for the West victory against Bolton High School in the La. All-Star Basketball game. Procell’s team won, 100-95.

Morgan and Lindsey in downtown Many was hosting a “Back-to-School Sale”. Sizzler binders and a matching tote bag were selling for $1,97. A metal locker was $8.44 and 300 sheets of lined notebook paper was 38 cents.

O.E. Williams Sr. was honored for 32 years of service in the Soil Conservation District. He served as supervisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
12
Aug

Observations

Observations
Observations

Dr. Stella Immanuel

Observations

We are sad to report that Councilwoman Mary Beth Brocato has announced the August Movies in Many have been cancelled due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Sabine Parish.

Our Sabine Sheriff is a man of his word. John Allen Martinez Jr., 40, hanged himself in the Sabine Parish Detention Center on March 18. On June 18, Observations carried a story about his widow, Melanie Martinez, attempting to get answers about his death from then-Sheriff Ronny Richardson, District Attorney Don Burkett and others.

Burkett told us that at that point in time, he talked with Ms. Martinez but did not have any information he could give her.

“I’m getting the run around; I’m not getting any answers and it’s frustrating,” she said back in June. Sheriff Aaron Mitchell, who was not in office when the incident happened, said he would listen to Ms. Martinez after he took office July 1, and he did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
29
Jul

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago

Week of July 30, 1970

The Tom Gates’ home on the Middle Creek Road was completely destroyed by fire. Since all of the phones were out, a lady visiting the family, drove in to Many and reported the blaze. Nothing was saved.

The body of Richard Maxey, 43, was found in a wooded area near Noble on July 22, according to the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office. A charge of murder was filed against William J. Corley on the night of July 21. Corley and Maxey got into an argument at a lounge and Maxey was shot with a .22 magnum Derringer pistol.

A stand of dead trees south of Highway 6 were infested with Southern Pine Beetles, according to the La. Forestry Commission. They were in the process of killing the beetles.

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Wed
29
Jul

Patchwork

I was searching for a particular recipe last week, when I came across Mom’s recipe books. Rubberbands held the books together. Recipes from magazine, books and handwritten recipes from friends were among the worn pages of the books.

Before I knew it, I was in my chair, going through the books….sometimes shaking my head, other times laughing about the recipes she saved and never used, and other times, with tears rolling down my cheeks as I found “old favorite” recipes.

One “old favorite” in particular was her Tuna Casserole recipe. She served that casserole for years and it wasn’t until I was in high school that we all discovered it was not a favorite. Daddy, little brother and I were seated at the table one night and she served her casserole. My Dad took one look at it and said, “Tuna casserole! Yuck!”

Wed
22
Jul

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

BIDEN - TAX HIKE

It is important to look at the real issues and forget the individuals in the upcoming election. Some of the “never Trumpers” will make you overlook the real issues. It is plain to realize that taxes under Biden are going to be very severe. We have enjoyed under Donald Trump the lowest tax rates that we have ever seen in decades. President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Acts lowered rates, widened brackets, and simplified preparation. On December 31st, 2025, the tax cuts will expire and former President Obama’s Relief Act of 2012 becomes the law of the land once more.

Wed
22
Jul

Patchwork

I have several closets jammed with stuff. You know what I’m talking about, right?

I recently looked in one closet and just shook my head. Had I been industrious during these last three months, I’d have two cleaned out closets. Alas……I have been ill and lazy. Books took priority.

I have shelves of VCR movies….from Disney to animated cartoons, and family videoes.

I have old tearsheets from my years at The Sabine Index. Over 45 year’s worth!)

 

 

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