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Wed
09
Jun

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

Tour guide and historian Rickey Robertson tells the tour group about the Merritt Cemetery located on Peason Ridge. (Robertson Collection)

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

Part of the large tour group who attended the Peason Ridge Heritage Tour on March 27th. (Robertson Collection)

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General David Doyle and Tour Gide Rickey Robertson address the tour group at Avelino Drop Zone on Peason Ridge. (Robertson Collection)

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

The tour group got to visit the Wolf Cave located on Peason Ridge where Native Americans. Settlers, and travelers could obtain shelter. (Robertson Collection)

Peason Ridge’s 2021 tour met with great fanfare

The main training area on Peason Ridge is the large SACON Live Fire Village. 9Robertson Collection)

Saturday March 27t, 2021h was a spring morning with some light misty rain, but a great day for the annual Peason Ridge Heritage Tour sponsored by the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk and the Cultural Resources Section at Fort Polk. Each year those folks interested in traveling throughout Peason Ridge gather and go and see and visit many of the historical sites , old home sites, and training areas located on this vast area located in Natchitoches, Sabine, and Vernon Parishes. And it is an area that is filled with history dating back to the Native Americans who first settled here and from the days of the Louisiana Purchase when settlers and homesteaders began to arrive and carve out farms. Many people remember the stories of the day’s of the “No Man’s Land or Free State” and Peason Ridge is located right in the heart of this area.

Wed
02
Jun

City Bank assists with Older Americans Month Celebration

City Bank assists with Older Americans Month Celebration

Jamie Vincent attended the Sabine Council on Aging’s Older Americans Month Celebration held on Tuesday, May 25th at Cypress Bend Park. 

 

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Wed
02
Jun

Sabine Chapter, DAR recognizes Good Citizens

Sabine Chapter, DAR recognizes Good Citizens

Alyssa Hooper

The Sabine Chapter, DAR has a longstanding history with the parish schools in recognizing outstanding seniors. This 2020-21 school year four schools had students participate in the contest: Emalee Anthony, Florien High School; Emma McElwee, Many High School; Alyssa Hooper, Negreet High School; and Curtis Joyce, Pleasant Hill High School

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools that are in good standing with their state boards of education. United States citizenship is not required. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of:

Dependability: truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality and being worthy of trust

Service: cooperation, courtesy, and contributing to the welfare of others

 

 

Wed
26
May

Friends of Ft. Jesup, CAR hold tea party

Friends of Ft. Jesup, CAR hold tea party

On Saturday, May 8th under the beautiful magnolia trees and sunshine the Fort Jesup Society of the Children of the American Revolution along with the Friends of Fort Jesup hosted a tea party at Fort Jesup State Historical Site. Guests enjoyed a variety of teas served by the young ladies of the society, Haley and Hannah Flynn, Leah Swanstrom, Allison Russell and Allie Tarver. Finger sandwiches, as well as tea cakes and historic party cakes, were served for dessert.

 

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Wed
26
May

Rep. Schamerhorn honored for term limit support

Rep. Schamerhorn honored for term limit support

State Representative Rodney Schamerhorn, at center, stands with a plaque he was awarded due to his support of term limits for Congress.

Louisiana’s state representative Rodney Schamerhorn (district 24) was honored with a plaque for his support of term limits on Congress. U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the nation’s oldest and largest pro-term limits group, presented the distinction to Schamerhorn at the Louisiana capitol earlier this week.

Les and Shanna Chamblee of USTL gave the representative the “Champion of Term Limits” wood plaque which reads, “In recognition of a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits.” Schamerhorn has pledged to support house concurrent resolution 51 (HCR51) which is slated to go to a vote on the house floor next week. The convention bill does not set the specific length of term limits, rather, it simply starts a discussion among the states on what the ideal term limits of Congressmembers should be.

Wed
19
May

Many plans special Memorial Day movie

Many plans special Memorial Day movie

Movies in Many will play a special and tender war movie, ‘Memorial Day’ on Saturday, May 22, at the Many Community Center, at 7 p.m.

The movie is free and will be played in honor of all the Sabine Parish soldiers who have fought for our country from World Wars I and 11, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and the Wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Door prizes will be given out in honor of Sabine Parish veterans. Prizes will include American flags and other items that respect our country and the valiant soldiers who served our country.

‘Memorial Day’ is a touching war movie that the entire family should see. During this country’s troubled times, families can be reminded of the sacrifices soldiers have made throughout the years for the United States.

 

Wed
19
May

Poche Memorial Bass Tournament proceeds donated to NSU

Poche Memorial Bass Tournament proceeds donated to NSU

Proceeds from the fifth annual Dylan Kyle Poche Scholarship will assist with NSU Fishing Team expenses and individual scholarships for team members. From left are Christi Bernard, Burt and Shelley Poche, NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio, Fishing Team Sponsor Judy Hamous and Jill Bankston.

Burt and Shelley Poche presented proceeds from the fifth annual Dylan Kyle Poche Memorial Bass Tournament to the Northwestern State University Foundation. Of the funds raised at the event, $20,000 will fund student scholarships for team members and $5,000 will help underwrite team expenses. This year’s tournament was the most successful today, registering 249 two-man boats for the Toledo Bend tournament held March 27.

This year, the Poche family and the NSU Fishing Team have been able to offer more scholar ships to incoming students from all over Louisiana and Texas who sign with the team.

“This year was the biggest turn-out we’ve ever had, and we look forward to the years to come,” Shelley Poche said. “We are thankful for our sponsors, vendors and volunteers who made the tournament successful.” The tournament paid back to fishermen $33,950 and 12 prizes.

 

 

Wed
19
May

Many Police Dept. encourages you to buckle up and save a life

Many Police Dept. encourages you to buckle up and save a life

The Many Police Department recently received a Special Wave Enforcement grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to partner with the state in its annual Click it or Ticket program. Beginning Mary 24, 2021 and continuing through the Memorial Day holiday, the Town of Many Police Depart ment will be checking to make sure everyone is properly secured in their vehicles, drivers and passengers alike. Extra patrols will be on duty to ensure that our town’s citizens are safe as they travel on city streets and roads throughout town.

One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up EVERY TIME they get into a vehicle. Many Americans understand the lifesaving values of the seat belt as the national use rate was 90.7% in 2019. Seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2018. In contrast, of the 22,215 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2019, 47% were not wearing seat belts.

 

Wed
28
Apr

Celebrate Earth Day every day with sustainable landscape practices

Celebrate Earth Day every day with sustainable landscape practices

Asian jasmine can be used to replace areas of turfgrass in the yard or as a way to prevent weed growth for more sustainable lawns. Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter

April is such a busy time in the garden. It’s also when we celebrate Earth Day. What better time to reflect on how we as gardeners can help preserve our planet for future generations than now?

We can do many things to help minimize our impacts to the environment in the way that we care for our landscapes.

According to the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) of North America, each year, an estimated 1 billion pounds of pesticides are applied to U.S. farms, forests, lawns and golf courses, with more than 17,000 pesticide products currently on the market. Worldwide, 5.6 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year.

In general, landscapes that use highly cultivated plants require more chemical inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.

 

Wed
14
Apr

Movies in Many to show Maleficent 2

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Malificent 2 is the Walt Disney movie scheduled to play at Movies in Many on Saturday, April 17.

The movie is free and is sponsored by The Town of Many Cultural District Advisory Committee, Many Mayor Ken Freeman and the Many City Council.

Malificent 2 is the sequel to Malificent 1 and stars Angelina Jolie as the Mistress of Evil.

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