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Wed
27
Oct

Tourist Commission begins search for new director

The Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission (SPTRC), a quasi-governmental agency for the State of Louisiana tasked with promoting Sabine Parish as a destination place for tourism and recreation, has begun searching for its new Director this week. Advertisements for the position have been placed in a number of publications statewide, on social media sites, and job-seeker websites. Several of the online adver-tisements for the position are nationwide in scope.

The Sabine Index carried the first print ad last week, and other newspapers running the announcement for the open position include The Advocate in both Lafayette and Baton Rouge, The Shreveport Times, and the American Press in Lake Charles.

Wed
27
Oct

The MHS Tiger Band earns top honors at marching contest

The MHS Tiger Band earns top honors at marching contest

Many High School’s highly decorated band recently received top honors at the Pickering Marching Festival.

The MHS Tiger Band earns top honors at marching contest

Student Leaders of the Band after accepting the trophies at the Pickering Marching Contest. From left to right are Kayden Dees, Michelle Remedies, C. Hunter Adkins, Shawn Williams, Brandon Jordan, Malorie Cunningham, Maddox Lapp, and Trenton Springer.

On Saturday, October 2, the Many Band competed at the Pickering Marching Festival and earned top honors. They received a Superior Rating for Color Guard, Drum Line, Drum Major and Overall Band. They were the only band in their class to receive a Superior in all four divisions and out scored several of the bands in the larger school class. Mr. DeBose said that “ I am extremely proud of the band for their hard work this year. This was our first Marching Contest since COVID started in 2020 so over half the band had never been to a marching contest before and we had to perform without several of the older members who were quarantined.”

This year’s band members are:

Seniors: Hunter Adkins, Emma Campbell, Kyra Cedars, Malorie Cunningham, Jayme French, Brandon Jordan,Michelle Remedies, and Shawn Williams;

Juniors: Savannah Clinkscales , Kadyn Dees, and Trenton Springer;

Wed
27
Oct

Great Pumpkin arrives in Many on Friday

‘Spooktacular’ October comes to an official end in Many on Saturday, Oct. 29 with Trick or Treating with the merchants on San Antonio from 3-5 p.m., Trick or Treating in the neighborhoods of Many from 5-7 p.m. and a big Trick or Treat Party and Halloween movie at the Many Community Center that begins at 7 p.m.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown movie is a classic Halloween movie that will delight the children and the rest of the family.

Lucy and Linus visit the pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin. Lucy selects the largest they can find, and makes Linus carry it back to the house. He becomes upset when Lucy starts cutting it to make a jack o lantern. After the opening titles, Snoopy helps Charlie Brown finish raking a pile of leaves. Linus jumps into the heap with a large lollipop, resulting in leaves sticking to his face and lollipop.

Wed
27
Oct

Sabine could send NSU its first female president

Sabine could send NSU its first female president

Dr. Virginia Burkett

Friends call her “Ginny.” Supporters call her “The woman for the job.” History will call her the first female President of Northwestern State University if Dr. Virginia Burkett of Many is selected by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors on Nov. 8.

Many believe Dr. Burkett, a longtime resident of Sabine Parish who works in Washington DC, leads the pack of the top six semi-finalists, from whom will be named a new President of NSU.

Dr. Burkett is currently Chief Scientist in the U.S. Department of the Interior, heading up the Climate and Land Use Change, Office of International Programs, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

She is the only candidate for NSU President with local roots who has earned global respect. Her legacy of intellect and integrity reaches from Louisiana to Washington, DC, and across the world.

Wed
27
Oct

Air Force spotted over Many

Air Force spotted over Many

Sabine Index Editor Daniel Jones caught this image of one of the two United States Air Force C-130Js which were flying low over Many a couple weeks ago. Jones was getting out of his car and just happened to have his camera in hand as the cargo transports made their way over.

Wed
20
Oct

Prevention and assistance tips as health care fraud grows nationwide

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By Amanda McElfresh

When Jimmy Davis presented his Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana card at a health care facility ahead of a medical procedure, he was stunned at the response. Unbeknownst to him, he no longer had Blue Cross coverage.

Wed
20
Oct

Oilman Bass Tourney dontes to Shriners

Oilman Bass Tourney
Oilman Bass Tourney

Recently, the Oilman Bass tournament was held on Toledo Bend, which brought numerous anglers to the lake who just happen to work in the oil industry. During the weekend, they donated a check for $3,000 to the Shriners, who will use the money for their numerous childrens’ hospitals

Wed
20
Oct

Sabine standing structure survey summary released

Sabine standing structure

The two story brick building that historically housed the McNeely Hotel has stood at the corner of Capitol St. and San Antonio for about 120 years. Photo from April 2021 facing southwest.

In 2019, the National Park Service (NPS) awarded federal grant money to the Division of Historic Preservation (DHP) in the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Baton Rouge. This money was intended for use in the nine parishes that were declared disaster areas after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The NPS awarded the “Harvey Grant” money to the DHP to pay for preservation related projects, such as surveys of historic buildings and nominations of National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) properties identified in the impacted parishes.

Wed
20
Oct

Town of Many receives grants for concerts, cops, children

Town of Many receives grants

Many Mayor Robert Hable is all smiles as multiple grants have been received to help the Town with delivering the Arts, security, and other services.

The Town of Many has received quite a few grants in the past few months totaling $139,329 with most programs slated to begin next year. The popular Many Cultural District’s “Music in Many” program has received $7,026 from two grantors: the Central Louisiana Community Foundation for $1,500, and the Louisiana Project Grant, formerly known as the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, for $ 5,526. The Cultural District is planning on two music shows next year along with daytime performances by the Shreveport Opera’s traveling group geared toward high school students. A world-renowned poet will round out the schedule with readings and workshops for students and adults.

Mayor Robert Hable had this to say about the grants, “The Town of Many is continually looking outside the box for grant opportunities to enrich the lives of our citizens.”

Wed
13
Oct

SCC holds annual community picnic

SCC holds annual community picnic

Sabine Community Connection held its 2021 Community Picnic on the 25th of September.

Thanks to the continuing support of Atmos Energy, they were able to have a bouncy house and a water slide, as well as other games.

The SCC served lunch and gave out candy to all of the kids who participated.

A great time was had by all.

Sabine Community Connection is extremely grateful to Atmos Energy for their generous gift.

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