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Townsend attends International Leadership Seminar

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CONVERSE - Brooke Townsend, currently a senior at Converse High School, recently attended the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO), visiting the beautiful country of South Africa. Townsend, who was elected the Louisiana state Future Farmers of America vice president back in June of 2013, attended this annual seminar, which is a trip  somewhere out of the country, with the purpose to educate the members of FFA about international trade relations and agriculture
 
Wed
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4-H Commodity Cookery Contest slated for Feb. 17

The 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 17 at the Sabine Parish Extension Office, according to 4-H Agent Nan Arthur. There will be five divisions of competition, including beef, poultry, egg, seafood, and  pecan cookery
 
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They Came Out of the Sky!

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Clarence is hardly a spot on a Louisiana road map. It is most identifiable by being a crossroads where present-day La. 6
and U.S. 84 crosses U.S. 71 and is located on the east bank of the Red River. Nothing of importance ever happens in Clarence does it? Yes, there was one very great event that happened there in 1941 that forever changed the organization of the United States Army
 
Wed
22
Jan
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Tannehill, Zuschlag unite in matrimony

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Sara Elizabeth Tannehill and Richard Blair Zuschlag were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Saturday, January
4, 2014, at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana with Father Louis Richard, Archbishop Harry Flynn, and Reverend Dooley Fowler officiating
 
Wed
15
Jan
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Parish Junior Leaders becoming strong

The Sabine Parish Junior Leaders are growing strong. This school year they are 42 members strong, according to 4-H Agent Nan Arthur. Leading the group this year are the following officers:--President Rylea Sepulvado; --Vice President Logan Sepulvado; --Secretary Hayley Farmer; --Treasurer Morgan Manuel;--Parliamentarians Connor Arthur, Nic Farmer and Klein Pearce; and,--Service Learning Chairs Alex Bradley, Caitlyn and Brian-na Burns.

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Wed
15
Jan
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Florien FBLA officer job shadows first-grade class

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Over the past few months, the Florien FBLA chapter re-porter, Crystal Slater, has been job shadowing Mrs. Kim Slaughter’s first grade class. Slater is a senior at Florien High School, and once she graduates in May, she plans on attending college to major in elementary education so she can better improve stu-dents learning skills and pre-pare them for what’s ahead in life

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08
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Local students graduate from NSU

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University awarded degrees to 822 students recently at Fall Commencement Exercises in Prather Coliseum. State Sen. Gerald Long was the commencement speaker. Fall graduates and their degree
listed by hometown are as follows. Belmont – William Hendrickson; Converse – Marie Sessum, Kathlean Cates, Jack Gentry and Russell Sistrunk; Florien – Teresa Tilley and Jessica Craft
 
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Dec
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NSU nursing students debate health care issues

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NATCHITOCHES – Students in the Community/Public Health class in the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University’s Shreveport campus held a debate recently on several health related topics. The debate covered the issues of end of life care, legalization of marijuana at the federal level, healthcare for undocumented immigrants, physician assisted suicide/euthanasia and mandated coverage of contraceptives under the Affordable Care  ct.
A panel of six faculty judged the debate
 
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Florien FBLA attends NFLC in Grapevine

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GRAPEVINE, Texas - On Nov. 8-9, 2013, nine members from the Florien FBLA Chapter attended the National Fall  Leadership Conference in Grapevine, Texas. This year’s national theme is Excellence in Action. Florien was the only chapter to represent  Louisiana and each day they had a blast, learning a lot of information that will become useful in the future with each student  planning on attending college
 
Tue
24
Dec
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Community Choir carols at Depot for 12 Days of Christmas

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The Christmas Community Choir from the First United Methodist Church of Many provided a concert of carols at the Depot on Wednesday night, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Directed by Carole Troha, with accompaniment by Patsy McCormick at the keyboard and Kayla Hataway on the flute. Seatedfrom left are Suzanne Ammons, Delores Weber, Vicki Weaver (left) and at right,  Nancy Spiller, Chris Nolen and Carole Troha. Standing from left are Joe Troha, Karen Lombard, Gary Elam, Eddie Richard, Newt Wilkes, Janet Elam, Charlotte Veuleman, Larry Hataway and Berry the Bear (partially hidden), Faith Wilkes, Brook Guay, Kathleen Newsom, Zee Broussard, Susana Junasova, Mike Luster, Elizabeth Richwine, Barbara Peterson, John  Toliver, Theresa Speight, Kenneth Ammons, Pam Toliver, Mike Morris, Patsy McCormick and Kayla Hataway.
 

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