Lifestyle

Wed
19
Oct

Van Veckhoven reunion

By Alexandra Walsh

On Saturday October 8, the decedents of Joseph Van Veckhoven held a reunion at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church’s school. Joseph Van Veckhoven was one of the many Belgian immigrants to call Sabine Parish home, departing from Antwerp, Belgium in 1855. Many of the Sabine Parish residents are now able to trace their ancestry back to this arrival, including the Van Veckhovens.

 

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Wed
19
Oct

Alford, Tedder to wed

By Donna Smith Ammons

My doctor is a rock star!!! 

For years I’ve heard about a rock band that was composed of five high school boys who formed a band. Since I didn’t attend high school in Many, so I could only depend on what others had told me. After moving to Many, we searched for a family doctor and entrusted our health to Dr. Richard Oosta. Needless to say, his oldest daughter and I became besties. Dr. O. was always there for me----like when Daddy was diagnosed with cancer. He let me sit in his office one afternoon and after explaining what was going to happen, he let me cry. Over the years he took good care of me…. and when I had my gall bladder out, Kathy insisted her assist in the surgery…..so he could save me if something went wrong!! When he retired, he suggested I go to a new doctor in town….. Dr. Jack Corley. So my health has been in the hands of this YOUNG doctor for years.

 

Wed
12
Oct

Roach, Revita to wed

Announcing the marriage of William “Brad” Roach to Cristina Revita on October 22 in Fallbrook, California. Brad is the son of William “Bill” Roach and the late Cassandra Clanton Roach of Many. He is the owner of Bradroachproductions of Escondido, California. Brad is also the creator of “Dealing With It,” a behind the scenes of casino comedy life. Cristina Revita’s parents are retired Rodrigo and Lynn Revita of San Marcos, California.

 

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Wed
12
Oct

NSU’s Henderson to head University of Louisiana system

Northwestern State University President Dr. Jim Henderson was selected Thursday in a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System to head the system that includes NSU and eight other institutions across the state. Henderson, whose name was the only one submitted for consideration by a search committee comprised of members of the board, will officially assume the presidency of the state’s largest higher education system on Jan. 1 of 2017.

 

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Wed
05
Oct

St. Ann’s group explores Shreveport cathedral

A group from St. Ann Catholic Church in Ebarb recently made a pilgrimage to enter the Holy Door of Mercy at St. John Berchmans Cathedral in Shreveport on Sunday, September 28. Several of the group attended the 8 a.m. mass at the cathedral with Fr. Peter B. Mangum presiding. Immediately following Mass, Mangum conducted a tour of the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans. He gave a brief history of the church as the group entered the vestibule, main body of the church, choir loft and the sanctuary and altar.

 

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Wed
05
Oct

Good Ole Days was a good ol’ time

By Donna Dyson-Horn

If you missed our 24th Annual Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival, then you missed lots of fun and just a good ole time. Our streets were lined up with onlookers, vendors and the smell of food and good music filled the air as everyone took to the streets to witness everything from the parade to the talent of performers and singers.

 

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Wed
28
Sep

Senior Fall Festival hosts fun, games, food and health

Almost 300 senior citizens attended the Senior Fall Festival in the air-conditioned building at the Zwolle Festival Grounds on Thursday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. It was decided to host the gathering in Zwolle instead of at the Fairgrounds in Many, since temperatures have been hot. Needless to say, everyone enjoyed the cool atmosphere, comfortable seating and contained area to meet and have fun with friends. All mealsites were represented.      

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Wed
28
Sep

Marthaville News

By Donna Dyson-Horn

It was Book Fair time at Marthaville school but this year this event went even bigger with the grandparents conjunction in with the Family Reading Night and Book Fair. This was held last Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. in the gym and a full house would be an understatement. Thanks go out to Ms. Tanner our new Marthaville principle who e-mailed me about this event and invited me to join in and join I did.   

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Wed
21
Sep

Boy Scouts donate to flood relief

On September 1, Troop and pack 80 donated cleaning supplies for the flood victims in Baton Rouge in conjunction with Southern Parts Warehouse.

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Wed
21
Sep

Bank of Montgomery donates water to Senior Fall Festival

 

BOM donated 300 bottles of water to the Sabine Council on Aging “Senior Fall Festival” in Zwolle.

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