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Wed
17
Jun
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Looking Back

50 Years Ago Week of June 25, 1965 Byles Brothers Welding movedtheir shop to a new location on the Shreveport Highway. Tom Self was named Jaycee of the Year at the annual banquet. The newest Lions Club member was Dr. Hollis Bray. An electricity failure was noted in Many on June 22. CLECO reported that a wire had burned at the corner of Capital Street and the bypass.The Sabine Parish School Board hosted their monthly meeting which ran over three hours. They took care of all kinds of business from naming the fiscal agent to property acquisitions    
 
Wed
17
Jun
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GOOD OLE STORY

When we were teenagers  in Many we would frequently hang out at Andries Pontiac (next to Catholic church) at night. They stayed open late  - maybe even all night. That’swhere we would usually wind up each night and would always visit with whoever was in charge. One particular individual they had for a while was Clyde “Cheesie” Small. Clyde was always a friend of the young folks coming up. He hauled us on trips in his school bus to ball games and other activities. A talk with him was very entertaining.  
 
Wed
10
Jun
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Looking Back

Wingate Dowden was work-ing with the Louisiana State Po-lice, Troop H.  He was assigned to Sabine Parish. Hodges Gardens scheduled an Outdoor Pops Concert by a Dixieland Jazz Band and the Centenary College Choir for June 19. 

 

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Wed
10
Jun
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Patchwork

Some weeks are better than others.  I should have known last week was going to be “one of those weeks” when a bug flewup my nose.  I know it came out, but I swear I could feel it up there.  I blew my nose repeatedly…but no luck.  My nose itched for several days, until I had something more important to think about.

 

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Wed
03
Jun
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons
 
Needless to say, life has been different for the past 9-10 weeks. One word describes what has caused the difference: renovation. Darn HGTV anyway!! I’ve learned to do things I never imagined----like sitting on the floor for hours on end, scraping up old linoeleum, in order to have brick pavers laid down; to sweeping this and that and then mopping floors in order to keep the dust down; packing boxes and then unpacking boxes and finally digging in the Pod to find certain things that I had stored.
 
Wed
27
May
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RoweA Nuclear Weapons Ban Emerging

Every moment of every day, all of humanity is held hostage by the nuclear nine. The nine nuclear nations are made up of the P5 per-manent members of the United Nations Security Council and their il-legitimate nuclear wannabes Israel, North Korea, India and Pakistan, spawned by the mythological theory of deterrence. This theory has fueled the nuclear arms race since its inception wherein if one nation has one nuclear weapon, its adversary needs two and so on to the point that the world now has 15,700 nuclear weapons wired for im-mediate use and planetary destruction with no end in sight. This in-action continues despite the 45-year legal commitment of the nuclear nations to work toward complete nuclear abolition. In fact just the opposite is happening with the U.S. proposing to spend $1 Trillion on nuclear weapons “modernization” over the next 30 years, fueling the “deterrent” response of every other nuclear state to do likewise.

Wed
27
May
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Patchworkb

Opening packages of food is a major deal at our house. We simply can’t do it right!!Growing up, I can remember improperly opened boxes of crackers and cereal, and other items, although they were clearly marked how to open them. Well that has been carried over into my house, too. In fact, I’ve become very careful how I open a box or pack-age. Usually there are instructions or perforations indicating how the manufacturers think the consumer should open the package. I have had the habit of grabbing something off the shelf and ripping off the top of the box. (I think its hereditary!!)With the onset of arthritis in my fingers, it gets harder and harder to unscrew lids or open packages. Potato chip bags have even become a challenge!!

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Wed
20
May
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Dear Fellow Patriots

By Robert Rowe
 
People can be despicable; for instance, should you happen to let some people know that annoy you or displeased by them in any way, they’ll find a way to double their efforts against you. We wish things were not that way characteristically concerning people, but they are; unfortunately, there are people out there that actually enjoy annoying other people. They are easy to spot because they’re always the ones who are always complaining about the way other people are, or are not treating them.
 
Wed
20
May
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons
 
Hubby-dear “let” me drive the riding mower last week (before the rainstorm). He’s been retired for a full week now and I think he is enjoying all of this togetherness. When we were both working, we would meet each other coming and going….now he’s here all the time and so am I. Some friends have advised that is going to be an adjustment. Oh really?
 
Wed
13
May
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Random Ramblings

by Daniel Jones
 
I used to write this column almost every week while serving my first tenure at the Sabine Index. Much like then, I feel that if we have interesting submitted items for the opinion and editorial page they are much more worthwhile than my opinions on any number of things.
 

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