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Jan

Local NSU student recreating campus in popular video game

Local NSU student recreating campus in popular video game

The Northwestern State University Student Services Center is the first campus building to be recreated in Minecraft, a popular video game.

Students, faculty and staff are teaming up to bring the Northwestern State University campus to the world of Minecraft.

Jayce Gentry, president of the NSU Gamer’s Guild, a student organization made of people who enjoy playing a variety of video and card games, explains that Minecraft is a PC game where you can build anything you want.

“Think of it like Legos but in a video game,” said Gentry, a junior computer information systems major with a concentration in cyber security from Belmont.

“The game got a huge spike in popularity around 2012 and is now one of the most popular games of all time. Tons of people play it to build anything from skyscrapers to pirate ships or anything else they can come up with.”

 

 

Wed
20
Jan

Robert Hable announces run for Many Mayor

Robert Hable announces run for Many Mayor

Robert Hable

Longtime local businessman Robert Hable, Executive Manager of Foy Motors in Many, has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Many.

“We have just gone through a year of everything being turned totally upside down, and I want to be a part of a growing, thriving community that serves all of its citizens,” Hable said. “There are a lot of great people in Sabine Parish, we have a lot of diversity, and I’ve been able to make a wonderful life here because of that. So, it came down to a choice: I could put my head in the sand, pretend everything will be okay, and say, ‘You know what, I’m not gonna do this’ or I could dig deep into my heart and give everything I’ve got to do all the good I can for this town. And that’s what I intend to do.”

A protégé of the late Julian Foy, Hable came to Many from Shreveport in March 1998 to work at Foy Chevrolet after getting his Business Administration degree at Northwestern State University.

Wed
20
Jan

Florien veteran recalls attending Eisenhower’s 1953 inauguration

Florien veteran recalls attending Eisenhower’s 1953 inauguration

Bobby Williams

Bobby Williams of Florien recalled the excitement of inauguration day in 1953, which he attended while enrolled in Officer School at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

“In the fall of 1952, I had returned from overseas duty and was stationed near Washington, D.C.,” he stated.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower had been elected president of the United States to replace President Harry S. Truman.

“Our officer’s school was ordered to enter a unit in the inauguration parade,” he recalled.

He did not remember how but managed to be relieved of the parade duty.

 

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Joseph, Norma Thomas observe milestone wedding anniversary

Joseph, Norma Thomas observe milestone wedding anniversary

Joseph C. and Norma Thomas Martin were married at the Gasaway German’s (J.P.) home on January 5, 1951. They lived in Port Arthur, Texas, for 35 years and on Toledo Bend for the past 35 years of their marriage. 

 

 

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Ebarb High School names 2021 Students of Year

Ebarb High School names 2021 Students of Year

Ebarb High School is pleased to congratulate their Students of the Year for 2021. Pictured are 12 th grader Lexie Hillman, eighth grader Madelyn Wilson, and fifth grader Kyndel Gillie. Congratulations!

 

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Mike Tarver Announces For Many Mayor

Mike Tarver Announces For Many Mayor

Mike Tarver

Longtime public servant Mike Tarver announced today that he will seek the office of Many Mayor in the March 20 primary.

Tarver stated, “After much prayer and careful planning of my time and resources, I have decided to offer myself again as your Mayor. I feel I can be an effective Mayor as I have vast experience.”

He continued, “I have served in elected office as Many Mayor for eight years, on the Many City Council for four years, and as Justice of the Peace for 18 years.”

 

 

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Wed
13
Jan

State’s unemployed to begin receiving $300 federal benefit boost

(The Center Square) – Unemployed Louisiana residents have begun receiving an additional $300 in weekly benefits provided by the federal government, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said.

The LWC has distributed about $7 billion to nearly 700,000 Louisianans since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the commission said. Most of that money has consisted of federal dollars, although the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund was tapped out during the pandemic, forcing the state to borrow from the federal government to pay legally required benefits.

Though the original federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act pro-grams that made the additional benefits available expired Dec. 26, the replacement bill was signed the following day and recipients will not miss a payment, the LWC said. CARES Act recipients will have their prior claim restored and will be able to continue receiving benefits as before.

 

 

Wed
13
Jan

Cindy Lewing named Sabine Parish Principal of Year

Cindy Lewing named Sabine Parish Principal of Year

Cindy Lewing

Cindy Lewing, principal of Zwolle Elementary School, is the 2020-2021 Sabine Parish Principal of the Year.

The school year has been challenging for ZES, which is home to Pre-K through sixth-grade students, dealing with both the COVID-19 pandemic closures in the spring and re-opening in fall. Still, she continued to lead the school and help bring along the construction and completion of a new state of the art elementary wing and administrative offices with the latest security features, which opened to students and staff this school year.

“My greatest accomplishments at ZES are introducing and implementing ‘Leader in Me’ and educated ZES students on how to be leaders in the classroom today and leaders of the community tomorrow,” Lewing said. “ZES’s school performance score (SPS) is currently a 63.8, a 2.4 increase over the previous 2018 SPS. ZES earned an ‘A’ letter grade for student progress in 2018 and 2019.

 

 

Wed
06
Jan

UMW officers installed

UMW officers installed

Installed at the Christmas luncheon hosted at the home of Diann Migliore on Thursday, December 10, 2020 are new leaders of the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Many. 

 

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Louisiana to get $342.2 million to promote broadband investment

Louisiana to get $342.2 million to promote broadband investment

(The Center Square) – Thirteen broadband providers in Louisiana will share $342.2 million in federal dollars meant to promote highspeed internet access in areas where it’s not currently available.

The program is meant to subsidize development of internet infrastructure in areas where there aren’t enough potential customers to otherwise justify the investment.

A total of $9.2 billion was doled out nationwide to 180 bidders, the Federal Communications Commission says. Providers must meet periodic buildout requirements that will require them to reach all assigned locations within six years.

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