Lifestyle

Wed
12
Jan

BOM sponsors Zwolle High School basketball tournament

BOM sponsors Zwolle High School basketball tournament

BOM was a sponsor of the Zwolle High School basketball tournament. Pictured left to right: BOM’s Savannah Garcie and Stephanie Leone.

Wed
12
Jan

BOM assists with Many Christmas Parade, Festival

BOM assists with Many Christmas Parade, Festival

BOM was proud to be a silver sponsor of the Many Christmas Parade and Festival. Pictured left to right: BOM’s Linda Guay, Crystal Hable, and BOM’s Tiffany Miller.

Wed
05
Jan

BOM helps sponsor Zwolle Christmas Festival

BOM helps sponsor Zwolle Christmas Festival

BOM was a sponsor of the Town of Zwolle Christmas Festival. Pictured left to right: BOM’s Tonya Hall, Ashley Garcie (Town Clerk), and BOM’s Ashley Parrie.

Wed
05
Jan

Allison Felts of Edward Jones Receives 20 year service award

Allison Felts, the senior branch office administrator of the Many (Toledo Town) Edward Jones office, recently received the firm’s Twenty-year Service Award. Felts works with Edward Jones financial advisor Hannah Savell.

Felts said she is honored by the recognition. “I enjoy my work helping Hannah assist people in this community as they plan for their financial futures, but it gives me an extra boost to receive special recognition for my work.”

Savell said, “Allison is not only responsible for the daily operation of our branch, but she also works closely with our clients, helping me provide them with excellent client service.”

Savell and Branch Office Administrator Allison can be reached at 318-431-1135. You may also visit Savell’s website at www.edwardjones/hannah-savell.

Wed
27
Oct

Community Calendar

Ongoing

Spay/Neuter Program

The Sabine Humane Society offers a monthly spay and neuter voucher program. Vouchers are available to the first 15 callers, and the society will pay 50 percent of the cost to the vet. For those on Medicaid or Medicare, the society will pay 100 percent of the cost of spaying or neutering.

Interested parties are asked to call 318-645-7156 at 8 a.m. on the first day of the month. You should leave a message indicating you are interested in a voucher and provide your name and phone number.

Spay/Neuter Assistance

Get your pet fixed for FREE! If you are a resident of Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, or Webster Parish and take home $1,500 or less per month OR are married and, as a couple, take home $2,500 or less per month, Robinson’s Rescue will spay/neuter your pet and provide them with a rabies vaccine for free. This free program is referred to as our Subsidized Spay/ Neuter Incentive Program (SSNIP).

Wed
06
Oct

World War II vets take to the sky

World War II vets take to the sky

Three of our local World War II veterans recently took to the sky in a vintage 1943 Stearman bi-plane. Pictured, in no particular order, are Bobby Williams, Jack Green, Charles Davis, and VFW post #5187 Commander Walt Korb.

World War II veterans Bobby Williams, 92, of Florien; Jack Green, 97; and Charles Davis, 95, both of Many each took flights in a 1943 Stearman bi-plane at the Rusty Williams Airport in Mansfield on Monday, Sept. 20.

The Dream Flights Foundation travels around the United States to take veterans for a 20- 30 minute flight abord the vintage aircraft. Dream Flights is sponsored by numerous large corporation, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, who arranged the event.

Many family members, friends, and other veterans were on hand to witness the occasion.

Each veteran received a Dream Flight cap signed by pilot James Sims. The veterans also signed the tail of the air

The three gentlemen were thrilled for the opportunity to take their flights and are anxious to go up again next year.

Mr. Green, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Williams all shared exchiting and chilling stories of their service during the war.

Wed
06
Oct

Louisiana Receives Approval to Extend DSNAP Due to High Applicant Volumes

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services received federal approval to extend its Hurricane Ida Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operation by three days to provide the large volume of applicants more time to complete DSNAP interviews.

According to the request approved by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the DSNAP extension period will begin on October 11 and run through October 13.

Wed
29
Sep

NSU offering phlebotomy course

An online phlebotomy technician training course through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will begin in Alexandria on Monday, September 27.

This nine-week course is broken down into two parts. The first part will be six weeks of online classroom instruction that concludes November 7. The second part will be a face-to-face handson portion that will meet November 8, 10 and 12 at NSU’s Alexandria Campus at 1410 Neel Kearby Boulevard from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Clinical labs will be on November 15-30.

Wed
29
Sep

McElwee to compete for NSU’s Lady of the Bracelet

McElwee to compete for NSU’s Lady of the Bracelet

Emma Rose McElwee

The University Programming Council at Northwestern State University will present the 64 th Annual Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet Scholarship Program on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Those attending are asked to follow university regulations and to wear a mask at all times in the building.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Seven candidates will compete in the scholarship program, which is a preliminary for the Miss Louisiana Competition. The candidates are Abigail Nelson of Pineville, Marissa Rowsey of Haughton, Makenzie Scroggs of Marksville, Sheridan Duet of Thibodaux, Bailey Willis of Opelousas, Emma McElwee of Many and Chileigh Mitchell of Lafayette.

The winner will receive more than $8,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Wed
15
Sep

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

K’leigh Collins

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Millie Tanner

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Lexie Hillman

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Kayla Moore

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

JD Etheridge

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Jaeger Ebarb

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Brooklyn Lambert

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

K’asia Williams

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Karley Martinez

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Kirsten Sepulvado

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Lexi Ezernack

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Halaysia Etheridge

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Jenna Elkins

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Madelyn Montgomery

Student artwork adorns 45th annual Tamale Fiesta T-shirt

Mia Sepulvado

The crisp fall air ushers in a tradition, accompanied by the familiar smell of tamales, that is forty-five years strong. A tradition that celebrates the vibrant culture of the Town of Zwolle and surrounding communities. A tradition steeped in rich Native American and Spanish heritage.

Every second full weekend in October the people of the area, as well as people from across multiple States, anticipate the return of the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta each year.

Just as the Fiesta has become a tradition for the area, Mia Curtis’s Spanish Classes at Zwolle High School and Ebarb School have developed their own traditions to help celebrate and set the scene for the annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta.

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