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Sabine Prevention Alliance to host two talks on underage drinking prevention

Sabine Prevention Alliance to host two talks on underage drinking prevention

In partnership with the towns of Zwolle and Many, the Sabine Prevention Alliance (SPA) is hosting two “Communities Talk” town hall meetings in December to open a dialog with Sabine Parish residents regarding the issue of underage drinking. The “Communities Talk” are SAMSHA sponsored town hall meetings held throughout the United States and are open to Parents, Teachers, Youth, and all community sectors.

The purpose of the meetings is to increase awareness of the problem and to develop ways of protecting our children and youth from the negative health, legal, educational and social consequences related to underage drinking.

 

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Fundraising, research continues for Toledo Bend, Zwolle museum

Fundraising, research continues for Toledo Bend, Zwolle museum

Wanda Williams is shown researching documents for the Toledo Bend/Zwolle Museum

Research for the Toledo Bend/Zwolle Historical Museum will be ongoing for the next year.

Wanda Rivers Williams of the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, working with assistance from the Sabine River Authority and other volunteers, is learning to compile information on the estimated 200 families on the Louisiana side of Toledo Bend that lost their homes and land for the development of the lake. The Tourist Commission plans to host a Louisiana Down Under Reunion in the spring of 2020 and display the information, plus utilize this research in the displays and illustrations in the museum to honor these families.

 

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Sabine Parish schools, students continue to make gains

The Sabine Parish School District received a district performance score of 85.1 or “B”, ranking them 18th in the state and improving from an 84.4 “B” in 2018.

Sabine Parish schools continue making gains in overall student performance and student growth according to district and school performance data released last week by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Sabine ranks among the top 10 districts in the state in several performance areas. These areas include high school student growth and graduation rate. The district also ranks among the top 20 in high school student growth, ACT, and strength of diploma.

 

 

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Thu
07
Nov

Public voter forum slated for Tuesday

Voters in the Nov. 16 general election will have the opportunity to hear several candidates in Sabine Parish runoff races at a public forum hosted by the Town of Many.

The forum will be Nov.12 at 7 p.m. at the Many Community Center. The public is encouraged to attend and listen to the candidates.

"We believe an informed electorate is important in our democracy.  That's why we are hosting a public forum to allow candidates to speak about their platforms, policies they plan to support, and why they think they should be elected in the Nov. 16 election,"  said Many Mayor Ken Freeman.

Carroll Ellzey, candidate for tax assessor; Ronny Richardson, the incumbent candidate for sheriff; James Murphy, candidate for police juror, District 3; Matthew M. Adams and Jeff Gilligan Davidson, candidates for police juror from District 5 will all be speaking and answering questions at the public forum on Nov. 12. 

Wed
06
Nov
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Veterans Day: a day of dedication

On November 11, we honored our veterans both living and dead for the sacrifices that they have made in protecting our country.

As long as we have the great patriotic men and women volunteering to serve our country, we will never be overcome by outside sources. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be from internal strife.

Because of our veterans, we enjoy the greatest freedoms in the world. We can worship as we please and pursue any opportunity that we desire.

 

 

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06
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Many Tiger Band earns top honors at Parkway Marching Contest

Many Tiger Band earns top honors at Parkway Marching Contest

Pictured with the Many High School Fighting Tiger Band’s trophies from the Parkway Marching Contest are their officers. Pictured from left are Ghavin Wilson - Percussion Captain, Devan Early - Drum Major, Chris Whitaker - Drum Major, Peyton Brown - Band Captain. Seated are Malorie Cunningham and Emily Marr - Color Guard.

Many Tiger Band earns top honors at Parkway Marching Contest

Members of the 8th – 12th Grade Many Fighting Tiger Band competed at the Parkway Marching Contest on Saturday October 19 at the Parkway High School Stadium in Bossier City.

They entered as the only 2A school at the event, all of the other bands were from 3A, 4A or 5A High Schools from Louisiana and Texas.

They performed a competitive show based on music from “Fiddler on the Roof” while competing in a class with bands of up to 50 members. They earned a Superior Rating for Music, a Superior Rating for Marching, Best in Class Music, Best in Class Marching, and Overall Best in Class Band.

 

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American Sniper chosen as Veterans Day film

American Sniper chosen as Veterans Day film

Movies in Many will feature the film ‘American Sniper’ on Saturday, Nov. 9, in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

‘American Sniper’, an autobiographical war film directed by Clint Eastwood, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Many Community Center. Admission is free for everyone. Movie goers are advised that this film is an R rated film for violence and adult content.

‘American Sniper’, an Academy Award winning movie is about a true American hero, Chris Kyle, recognized as American’s most lethal sniper. Bradley Cooper, who played Kyle in the film was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor. Clint Eastwood, director of the film, was nominated for best director. The film was nominated for best film.

 

 

Wed
30
Oct
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Vine Oil donates to Converse High School Library

Vine Oil donates to Converse High School Library

Vine Oil and Gas recently donated $2,500 to the Converse School library. The school’s Librarian, Judy Fox, plans to purchase new books and technology for the library. Pictured are Lindsey Lewis; Sara Peace Ebarb, Judy Fox, Stormey Webster, and Clint Simmons from Vine Oil and Gas.

 

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Grant to allow free music lessons for children

Grant to allow free music lessons for children

Current piano students Ivy’vana Turner with her mother Shateria Turner, piano teacher, Suzanne Williams, and Isabel Etheridge with her mother, Tiffany Sepulvado are awarded with their practice keyboards and a Certificate of Achievement for having been in the music program for 5 months. Unfortunately, Pastor Donna Thomas of Right Word Full Gospel Ministry in Zwolle and Vice President of the Sabine Community Connection was not available for the presentation.

The Sabine Community Connection, located in Zwolle, recently received a $1,000 grant from AEP-SWEPCO to help with their music program that began in June and has grown to include four piano students. Another anonymous grant of $1,650 was also received and allows for more free lessons to area students wanting to learn how to read and play music.

Beginning guitar lessons are also offered in addition to piano lessons. The grants will help supply students with a practice keyboard and/or guitar to “check out” and take home so they can practice every day. Lessons are given weekly by a professional musician and are FREE to the student. Music lessons are also offered to adults who have always wanted to learn how to play and never had the opportunity.

 

 

Wed
30
Oct
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Chamber banquet draws crowd; honors achievers, costume winners

Chamber banquet draws crowd; honors achievers, costume winners

Kyle Martinez, owner of Interstate Building Materials, now in its fifth year of operation, is shown accepting the Business of the Year Award from Matthew Couvillion. The award was presented at the Chamber’s Fall Banquet on October 24 at Cypress Bend Resort’s Pavilion. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Two Sabine Parish natives were honored for their achievements at the 73rd Annual Fall Banquet of the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evenings, October 24 at 6 p.m. The gathering was hosted in the pavilion at Cypress Bend Resort with a buffet dinner of Mexican foods and a variety of delectable desserts.

A cool breeze off the lake wafted through the pavilion following a beautiful Toledo Bend Lake sunset.

Past President Matthew Couvillion served as master of ceremonies and happily introduced his new wife, Angela, to Chamber members.

 

 

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