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Fri
16
Aug

Mary Brocato qualifies for Many Alderwoman at Large

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I have qualified to stand for election on October 12  for Alderman at Large on the City Council for the Town of Many. I would like to tell you a little about myself, my background and explain  why I want to serve you as your alderman.

When I retired as an associate professor at Northwestern State University in 2011, I asked myself what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  The answer came quickly.  I wanted to volunteer and give back to my hometown of Many  and its people who have played such an important role in making me a responsible, productive, dependable and caring adult. 

Wed
14
Aug
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Backpacks, supplies distributed to 225 students at School Rally

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Everyone wanted their photo taken with the Rev. Jerome Newsome of New Jerusalem Baptist Church at the Back-to-School Rally. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

The annual Sabine Back-to-School Rally provided 225 supply bags and canvas backpacks to students in Pre-K through 12th grade at the annual gathering in the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church of Many.

Over 300 parents, guardians and students flocked to the church gym for a short program, music and school supplies on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 8 a.m.

Elder Mike Cutright of Zwolle provided music as everyone registered.

 

 

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Wed
14
Aug
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SCOA honors Evelyn Bush

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Jeff Morrow, Sabine Council on Aging director, is shown presenting a plaque to Evelyn Bush, upon her retirement from the Board of Directors on July 25. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Evelyn Bush, a longtime supporter of the Sabine Council on Aging and most recently a member of the Board of Directors, was honored on her retirement at the July Board meeting on July 25.

Director of the SCOA Jeff Morrow presented Mrs. Bush with a plaque and had kind words praising her efforts over the years.

She was instrumental in helping found the Sabine Council on Aging. She retired from teaching to become the Outreach Person for the Council.

 

 

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Wed
14
Aug
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Pink Sisters of Sabine launch support group

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President Betsy Godfrey, Vice-President Ginger Jordan and Treasurer Laurie Morrow make plans for Pink Sisters of Sabine’s first public meeting on Aug. 22.

Pink Sisters of Sabine is up and running! The new non-profit organization for breast cancer patients, survivors and their friends and family, held its first Board of Directors meeting in late July. The group will soon host a gathering to share more about Pink Sisters’ goals for serving local breast cancer patients. The short meet, greet and learn more event will be at First United Methodist Church of Many Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August. 22.

“Pink Sisters of Sabine’s mission is to encourage and support women living with breast cancer,” said President Betsy Godfrey, “This group will provide a great opportunity for breast cancer patients and survivors to connect,” she explained.

 

 

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Tue
13
Aug

Tamale Fiesta poster dedicated to memory of Staci Jones Lafitte

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The 35th Annual Tamale Fiesta Poster is sponsored this year by Lorene and Calvin Jones, in honor of their daughter, Staci Lynne Jones Lafitte, who left this world at 33 years of age in 1997.

The poster, created by Richelle Doris of Anacoco, will be unveiled in ceremonies at the Fiesta grounds building on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 7 p.m. p.m. in the Exhibit Building on the Tamale Fiesta Grounds.  The #1 poster, Anniversary Poster and the original painting will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. 

Mon
12
Aug

They’re in the Race: Qualifying ends for October election

This October’s election promises to be quite the ordeal, as voting for numerous local offices such as tax assessor and sheriff saw multiple locals qualifying for their respective offices.

As is tradition, the race for sheriff had multiple people qualifying for the election.  Incumbent Ronny Richardson (R) will be challenged by Chris Abrahams (I), “Frankie” Howard (R), and Aaron Mitchell (R).

The other big election in the parish will be for tax assessor.  Current assessor Cindy Manasco has announced her retirement, leaving the position open for a newcomer.  Qualifying for the election are Ronald L. “Ronny” Bison (R), Carl Chance (D), Carroll Ellzey (D), Patrick Johnson (R), “Chris” Tidwell (R), and “Donnie” Wooley (I).

With the impending retirement of Clerk of Court Tammy Foster, two have qualified to run for the office.  They include Pollie Brandon (D) and Shelly Salter (R).

Wed
07
Aug
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Donations boost Back-to-School Rally

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Donations from the public boosted funds for the annual Sabine Parish Back-to-School Rally, as United Wat partnered with Walmart collecting school supplies a week prior to the August 3 rally. Tabitha Trewolla, United Way’s Community Engagement Coordinator, right, is shown presenting a $650 check to Mary Gore, chairwoman of the Sabine Back-to-School Rally. The event was hosted at the First United Methodist Church of Many on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 8 a.m. Over 200 students picked up backpacks and school supplies, enjoyed face-painting, music and balloon animals, before a hot dog lunch with chips and Capri Sun, before cool snowcones. See next week’s INDEX for full coverage of the rally. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

 

Wed
07
Aug
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Medical marijuana products to be available soon

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Inspectors with the Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry record information during sample collections of cannabis projects made through the LSU AgCenter therapeutic cannabis program.

Medical marijuana products are expected to be available in Louisiana next week following approval Thursday by state regulators.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry completed testing on the first batch of medical marijuana produced by GB Sciences Louisiana, a subcontractor of LSU’s agricultural research center.

“We are pleased to announce that LSU-GBSL’s final medical marijuana product has passed all testing and is cleared for immediate release to the medical marijuana pharmacies,” said Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain.

On Monday, LDAF selected a random sample of the final product, a marijuana extract to be delivered under the tongue with a dropper, that was tested for homogeneity, potency and contaminants. Smokeable marijuana is not legal in Louisiana.

 

 

Wed
07
Aug
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Dustin, Samantha Crow arrested for child rape, Internet crimes against children

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Attorney General Jeff Landry announces the arrests of two Sabine Parish residents on numerous child sexual abuse charges.

“Child sexual abuse is a vile and heinous crime that traumatizes victims for life,” said General Landry. “The innocence of our youth should be protected, which is why I am thankful for my Cyber Crime Unit and our law enforcement partners who work tirelessly to make our communities safer and bring child predators to justice.”

Dustin Crow, 30 of Noble, was arrested on 106 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, eight counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, 11 counts of producing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, one count of sexual battery under the age of 13, and one count of first degree rape under the age of 13.

 

 

Tue
06
Aug

October election qualifying begins today

 

Numerous incumbents and candidates for both Louisiana and Sabine Parish offices qualified on August 6, the first day of qualifying.

 

Having qualified, as of 3:32 p.m. today, are

 

Governor

Ralph Abraham, R

Oscar “Omar” Dantzler, D

John Bel Edwards, D

Patrick “Live Wire” Landry, R

“Eddie” Rispone, R

 

Lieutenant Governor

William “Billy” Nungesser, R

 

Secretary of State

Kyle Ardoin, R

“Gwen” Collins-Greenup, D

 

Attorney General

“Jeff” Landry, R

 

Treasurer

Derrick Edwards, D

 

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry

Marguerite Green, D

Michael G. “Mike” Strain, R

Peter Williams, D

 

BESE District 4

Tony Davis, R

 

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