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15
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Bassmaster, FLW to bring college, high school, series tournaments to Toledo Bend

Bassmaster, FLW to bring college, high school, series tournaments to Toledo Bend

Shown above are some of the universities that will be represented on Toledo Bend. Photo courtesy of

Facebook.com/CollegeBass/

Young anglers across the country can officially start marking their calendars for 2020 tournament dates on Toledo Bend which was recently ranked fourth in the central division of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes for 2019.

Bassmaster will launch its Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Bassmaster High School Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods on Toledo Bend Lake January 25-28. There will be 250 college and university teams representing 80 different schools from 30 states. Daily launch is at 7:00am and weigh-ins are at 3:00pm from Cypress Bend Park. The final weigh-in will be held on Saturday, January 25.

The Top 4 teams in the championship advance to the College Classic Bracket for an opportunity to earn a coveted berth in bass fishing’s biggest tournament, the Bassmaster Classic.

 

Wed
15
Jan
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Apollo Apartment blaze leaves 16 families homeless

Apollo Apartment blaze leaves 16 families homeless

Sabine Parish was saddened during the day of January 12 after one of the buildings of the Apollo Apartments, located on Middle Creek Road in Many, burned and left 16 or more families without shelter or possessions. As of press time an emergency meeting had been called at Many City Hall to figure out ways to help those affected. Please stay tuned to next week’s newspaper, sabinetoday.com , and the Index’s Facebook page on ways you can help.

 

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15
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Levy, Parrie taken into custody after absconding with infant

Levy, Parrie taken into custody after absconding with infant

Brittany Parrie

Levy, Parrie taken into custody after absconding with infant

Shaun Levy

Shaun Levy and Brittany Parrie have been taken into custody in Monroeville, Alabama after taking their newborn child from Sabine Medical Center on January 11, shortly after her birth.

The kidnapping led to a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory for the Many Police Department.

The female newborn was born around 1 a.m. on January 11 with a life-threatening condition and was set to be transported to a Shreveport hospital due to their increased medical capabilities.

 

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Tue
14
Jan

Pastor Mark Rivers arrested after child cruelty complaint

Pastor Mark Rivers

Pastor Mark Rivers, 45, of New Life Ministry in Zwolle was arrested on Monday, January 14 on a charge of cruelty to juveniles.

The arrest came after a complaint filed with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office after the child was taken to a doctor.

Many were alarmed over the weekend after photos were posted online of some of the bruising on the child, and the doctor’s prognosis after a check.  The post has since been taken down or hidden.

Rivers posted a bond of $2,000 on the cruelty charge and was released.  He was also booked on a number of Many Police Department warrants for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, speeding, and no insurance.  He paid the fines.

Tue
14
Jan

Community rallies around victims of Apollo Apartment fire

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The response by the community to a tragic fire at the Apollo Apartments on Sunday has been immense and illustrates a togetherness of community that is often overlooked. (Picture courtesy Natchitoches Fire Dist. 7)

Tragedy struck Sabineland shortly after noon on January 12 when what appears to be a freak occurrence caused a structure fire that leveled one of the residential buildings at the Apollo Apartments in Many.

Although an investigation into the fire continues, official word as to the cause leans toward a tenant who set groceries down on his stove, which inadvertently activated one of the burners.

The Central Sabine Fire District was on the scene quickly and was shortly backed up by North and South Sabine Fire Districts, as well as Natchitoches Fire District No.7.

As the smoke settled, the parish was left with 16 families without housing, which affected a total of 23 people.

Fri
10
Jan

Gaspard reimagines local lunker art

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Shanna Gaspard stands by one of the local lunker art structures she recently made over.

One of Toledo Bend Lake Country’s painted lunker statues has received a makeover. This newly restored fish at Zwolle City Hall was sponsored by the Sabine Parish Tourism Commission and hand painted by Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce Director and artist Shanna Gaspard. This fish is named Dreamcatcher, and the original design was imagined by Elaine Echels. Stop by and see this vibrant masterpiece next time you’re in the area!

The Lunker Art Fish Program was developed by the Sabine Parish Tourism Commission in 2011 to highlight the artistic talent and culture of the area while also supporting the Many Cultural District and Depot Art Guild.

Shanna Gaspard lives in the Toledo Bend Lake area, graduated from Many High School in 1985, and has faithfully served our community since. She is married to Austin W. Gaspard, a loving mother of five, and a grandmother to ten!

Fri
10
Jan

Bassmaster, FLW to bring college, high school, series tournaments to Toledo Bend

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Shown above are some of the universities that will be represented on Toledo Bend. Photo courtesy of www.facebook.com/CollegeBass/

 

Young anglers across the country can officially start marking their calendars for 2020 tournament dates on Toledo Bend which was recently ranked fourth in the central division of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes for 2019.

Bassmaster will launch its Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Bassmaster High School Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods on Toledo Bend Lake January 25-28. There will be 250 college and university teams representing 80 different schools from 30 states. Daily launch is at 7:00am and weigh-ins are at 3:00pm from Cypress Bend Park. The final weigh-in will be held on Saturday, January 25.

The Top 4 teams in the championship advance to the College Classic Bracket for an opportunity to earn a coveted berth in bass fishing’s biggest tournament, the Bassmaster Classic.

Wed
08
Jan
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Ebarb High names Students of Year

Ebarb High names Students of Year

Ebarb High School is pleased to announce their Students of the Year. Representing fifth grade is Dawson Neugent, while Grant Bartch is the eighth grade student chosen. The Student of the Year in 12

th
grade is Canada Sepulvado.

Ebarb High School is pleased to announce their Students of the Year. Representing fifth grade is Dawson Neugent, while Grant Bartch is the eighth grade student chosen.

 

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08
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Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Zwolle Mayor G. J. “Pie” Martinez, center, is shown expressing his appreciation to officials about allowing Toledo Nursing Center to become the home of Freedom Behavioral, which is being operated under the auspices of Sabine Medical Center. The new 12-bed acute inpatient unit will accept patients on April 1. From left are Chris Beddoe, SMC Administrator; Martinez, Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanna Gaspard and Rock Bordelon, owner of Allegiance Health Management, Inc. which owns the hospital. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Former Speaker of the House Joe Salter is shown presenting an engraved plaque honoring Linda Curtis-Sparks as the 22

nd
inductee into the Sabine Hall of Fame. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Negreet High School won “sweepstakes” recently at the Northwest Literary Rally. Students placing were Jake Dye, Joshua Corley, Victor Culbertson, Brennon Sims, Breeanna Ivy, Ethan Goldberg, Kaylee Herr, Tristen Hippler, Jacob Wilkerson, Victor Culbertson, Yancy Vallery, Brennon Hebert, Gavin Burnette, Brennon Sims, James Parker, Haydn Knight, Jessie Trichel, Jessie Trichel, Macy Rule, James Parker, Madison Milligan, Tristan Lewing, Ross Voorheis, Bret Thomas, Aiden Lowe, Hillary Williams, Alex Martinez, Chassidy Moore, Hillary Williams, Lora Peace, and Lila Laroux.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Randy Rolland of Cypress Bend Resort placed the highest bid on artist Linda Boren’s original painting titled “Fifty Years of Vision”. (Photo by Calley Gentry)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Sister Martinette Rivers, left, graciously accepted the Humanitarian Award from The Sabine Hall of Fame Board member Martha Henderson. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Gospel musician Clayton Dyess and his family. He is well known in the area for his ministry through music in local parking lots and busy locales.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Members of the Many Lady Tigers softball team take a moment to celebrate a game well played on April 12. As the top seeded team, they defeated DeQuincy 19-9. (Photo courtesy Tina McCormic)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

2019 Oldest Logger George Edwin “Zorro” Ezernack

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Outgoing Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival Teen Miss, Ariana Victor, is pictured with the lovely teen contestants. From left are Paislea Parker, Hana Lewis, Ashley Gorrell, Victor, Alexis Merriman, Keeley Garcie, and Dawson Vinson.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

The Rev. Gloria Youngblood, foreground, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Many is shown leading the Consecration Service of the new Prayer Labyrinth on the evening on Thursday, April 18 following a unique Maundy Thursday program. Working on the lovely labyrinth were from left Allen Isgitt, Ross and Ann Williams, Bob and Chris Nolen, Kirt and Diane Voorheis and son, Ross, who is with Boy Scout Troop 80; and Nancy Spiller. Not shown are Boy Scouts Hunter Atkins, Mick O’Neal, and Maddox Lapp, and Randy and Carolyn Martin. The labyrinth is open to the public. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Jenna Gray was named 2019 Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival Queen.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Toledo Bend Lake Association awarded 42 lunker bass replicas to anglers on Sunday, May 19 at the Sealy Big Bass Splash.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

The Zwolle High School graduating class of 1969 celebrated their 50th year reunion on May 18 at Cypress Bend Resort. Pictured on the front row from left are Nancy Dockens Hurley, Barbara Parrie Sepulvado, Connie Leone Sepulvado, Janie McIntyre Procell, Johnny Jones, Gloria Jean Martinez Spencer, Glenda Ezernack Meshell, Jennifer Boudreaux Arthur, Brenda Ebarb Hall, and Maxine Rivers Isgitt. On the back row are Tony Santos, Faye Webb McDonald, Jimmy Martinez (Class Vice President), Bonita Havard Dyess, Kenny Dyess, Mark Tatum (Class President), Frances Hatcher, Darlene Rivers Boudreaux, Judy McFerrin Scott, and Dennis Chambers.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Robert “Tex” McKnight was a long-time Sabine Index employee. He sadly passed early in 2019 and is still missed by many.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Brayton “Boogie” Brown, center, is shown receiving the World’s Greatest Hero Award from Pleasant Hill Mayor Glenn Arnold and Police Chief Ray Williams. Brown received the award for selflessly rescuing a child spotted on a busy highway. (Photo by Sabine Index/Daniel Jones)

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Jacob Cosenza and Stone Adair represented the North Sabine High School Fishing Team and their school, Many High, at the 2019 High School National Championship on June 18-22 in Florence, Alabama, on the Pickwick side of the Tennessee River. They competed against 188 more teams on the National level and finished in 21st place overall. Their average weight per bass was 3.52 pounds. Cooper Miller and Landon Sepulvado also participated but unfortunately did not place. A special thanks to V&M Lures, Kistler Rods, Toledo Bend Lake Association, Rat-LTrap, and all the other sponsors and supporters of the NSFT.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band brought the house down at the Many Community Center.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Mildred Sweet celebrated her 100

th
birthday on May 17.

Highs, lows hit Sabine in 2019

Town of Many Mayor Ken Freeman, pictured, was arrested on June 27 and charged with speeding, disobeying a stop sign, and resisting an officer by flight. He posted bond shortly after the arrest.

Each January, the Index takes several issues to provide a year in review for the events happening in the previous year. 2019 was a year of extreme elation for many, but times of mourning and reflection for others.

We hope you enjoy our second part, which covers the middle of the year.

April

Linda Curtis-Sparks was inducted into the Sabine Parish Hall of Fame near the end of March. The official story ran as our lead in the April 3 edition.

 

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Wed
08
Jan
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Arrests made in Pleasant Hill homicide

Arrests made in Pleasant Hill homicide

Dereginald L. King

Arrests made in Pleasant Hill homicide

Aaron J. Holmes

Arrests made in Pleasant Hill homicide

Jaydon J. Sepulvado

Three Sabine Parish men have been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve shooting death of a Pleasant Hill resident.

The men were arrested after an investigation by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office when Pleasant Hill Police Chief Ray Williams found Joshua T. Graves, 32, fatally shot in a vehicle on Hampton Street.

Dereginald L. King, 30, of Zwolle; Aaron J. Holmes, 25, of Pleasant Hill; and Jaydon J. Sepulvado, 19, of Zwolle; were each booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on January 1 for allegedly taking part in the shooting death of Graves.

 

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