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May

Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. members attend National Convention

Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. members attend National Convent

The Louisiana delegation pictured with National President Jacob Shadinger following the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War.

Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. members attend National Convent

The Fort Jesup delegation celebrating prior to the banquet with National President elect, Cagle Kaough. Mary Beth Tarver, Nicholas, Haley, Cagle, Lauren Durr, Caroline, Lady Holly and Andy Kaough.

Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. members attend National Convent

Haley Flynn is pictured with fellow Louisiana members at the Tomb of George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon.

Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. members attend National Convent

Louisiana was represented at the National Convention by members from three societies. David Dunlap, Ann Fairfax Society; Nicholas Tarver, Fort Jesup Society; State President Michael Dunlap; National Recording Secretary Cagle Kough; Haley Flynn, Fort Jesup Society; Caroline Kaough, Fort Atkinson Society.

Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. members attend National Convent

Senior State President Mary Beth Tarver and State President Haley Flynn at Mount Vernon.

Mr. Nicholas Tarver and Miss Haley Flynn of the Fort Jesup Society, C.A.R. attended the National Convention of the Children of the American Revolution which was held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Virginia, (near Washington, DC) April 22–24, 2022. The National President, Jacob Shadinger, of Illinois presided at the convention. The Senior National President was Lori Walters of Texas.

The convention events began with a Memorial Service at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia. Following the memorial, a wreath laying ceremony took place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War. The ceremony was conducted by Nicholas Tarver, National Chairman of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War. The wreath, presented by the Louisiana Society, was placed by State President Michael Dunlap of the Ann Fairfax Society in Baton Rouge.

Wed
25
May

Black Heritage Festival set for June 18 in Many

Black Heritage Festival set for June 18 in Many

Georgia Craven

The Black Heritage Festival, will be held Saturday, June 18th at the community center located at 850 Highland Ave in Many La.

The festival begins at 11:00 a.m. with a welcome address by Mayor Robert Hable, followed by the presentation of awards to honorees for their years of community service. The guest speaker will be Georgia Craven, Executive Director of Sabine Parish Tourist Commission.

Fun activities are planned throughout the day. There will be music, water slides and games for the kids, bingo, door prizes, vendors, and food available all day.

The Black Heritage Festival is held during the celebration of Juneteenth, a pride-filled day for the entire community. It is free to the public and all are invited to join in the celebration.

For more information, visit www.toledobendlakecountry or call Mary Perry at (318) 508-2911.

Wed
25
May

Many PD reminds locals to buckle up; will take place in Click it or Ticket program

The Many Police Department recently received a Special Wave Enforcement grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to partner with the state in its annual Click it or Ticket program.

Beginning May 23, 2022, and continuing through June 6, 2022, the Town of Many Police Department will be checking to make sure everyone is properly secured in their vehicles, drivers and passengers alike. Extra patrols will be on duty to ensure that our Town’s citizens are safe as they travel on city streets and roads throughout town. “This campaign is to raise awareness that wearing a seat belt is one of the safest habits to learn, from the time your children are passengers in a vehicle,” said Many Police Chief Cheryl Wooley. “One of the safest choices you can make is to buckle up EVERY TIME you get into a vehicle, especially for children,” Wooley added.

Wed
18
May

Seven Pleasant Hill High School seniors receive associate degrees through dual enrollment program

Seven Pleasant Hill High School

Numerous Pleasant Hill High School graduating seniors received more than just a diploma. Through dual enrollment, they were also awarded associate degrees from Northwestern State University. Pictured from left are Melanie McBride of NSU Dual Enrollment, Trenton Scott, Ty Russell, Landri Leach, McKenzie Crowley, Kylee Crowley, Alex Calhoun, and Micah Armstrong.

On May 7, Pleasant Hill High School graduated 22 outstanding students. Seven of these seniors have been in Pleasant Hill High School’s Dual Enrollment Program throughout their high school years. The dual enrollment courses are rigorous as the courses are taught online by the professors at Northwestern State University. Each student had a goal to obtain their Associates Degree in General Studies through NSU. In addition to their NSU classes, these students were also taking courses at Pleasant Hill High School. There have been lots of tears, late night study sessions, lots of tutoring sessions, meetings with the administrative team to check on each student’s progress, and tons of snacks… but each one accomplished their goal. The faculty, staff, and administration are proud of them for reaching this milestone in their life. Each of these students will enter college as junior.

Wed
18
May

FBI Field Offices warn of targeted sextortion schemes in local area

Recently, FBI Little Rock and FBI New Orleans have noted an increase in sextortion schemes targeting children in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. The FBI has received numerous reports of predators posing as children on social media to coerce minors into sending sexual videos of themselves and then extorting money from these underage victims. FBI Little Rock has noted an alarming uptick in these schemes targeting children in areas around El Dorado, Magnolia, and Monticello, AR. FBI New Orleans has also seen similar schemes targeting children in the Monroe, Alexandria, and Shreveport, LA areas.

Here’s how this disturbing scheme works:

A predator (posing as a child on social media) uses deception and manipulation to convince a minor victim, usually 13 to 17 years old, to engage in explicit sexual activity over video chat.

The videos or images are secretly recorded and saved by the predator.

Wed
18
May

Attorney Verity Gentry announces candidacy for District Judge

Attorney Verity Gentry announces

Candidate for 11th Judicial District Judge Verity Gentry.

Many Attorney Verity Gentry has announced she is a candidate for Judge from the 11th Judicial District in Sabine Parish. She is seeking the post vacated when Judge Stephen B. Beasley resigned effective April 1. Qualifying for the post is July 20-22 with the election to be held Nov. 8.

She was born and raised in Many, the daughter of Robert and Marsha Gentry. She was graduated from Many High School where she was very active in student activities. She attended church at First Baptist of Many, Calvary Baptist and Word of Truth Church, and also served on a mission trip to Romania while in high school.

Verity was graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2007 where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and pre-law. At LSU she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

Wed
11
May

Celebrations planned for Ft. Jesup’s 200th birthday

On May 13th, 1822, future President Zachary Taylor arrived at Fort Jesup with four companies of the 7th United States Infantry officially opening the Fort. Fort Jesup would not only be an important part of Sabine Parish History but would also play an important role in American History.

Help us celebrate the founding of Fort Jesup on May 13-14 with a weekend full of special events. Kicking the celebration off at 6 p.m. on Friday the 13th will be a special “Taste of History” meal served in the original army kitchen. Experience some of the dishes that officers and soldiers would have eaten in 1822 by candlelight in the only original building from Fort Jesup. After the meal, at 7:00 pm there will be special presentations on the history of Fort Jesup and the region.

Wed
11
May

Toledo Bend Lake Association 2022 Scholarships awarded to Lake Area Students

Toledo Bend Lake Association 2022 Scholarships awarded to Lake Area

TBLA President Gary Moore presents Karley Martinez with the $2000 TBLA scholarship for outstanding achievement.

Toledo Bend Lake Association 2022 Scholarships awarded to Lake Area

Curt Carver (left) and TBLA President Gary Moore (right) present Lexi Ezernack (center) with the $3000 Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship.

The Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) has awarded two college scholarships to area students. The 2022 Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship for $3000 has been awarded to Lexi Ezernack of Zwolle High School. Lexi plans to attend Northwestern State University in the fall and will be studying to earn a degree in Nursing. Lexi has been active in many community and school organizations, including Beta Club, SADD, and Explorers Club. Lexi has also achieved an outstanding scholastic record.

TBLA established the Glynn Carver Memorial Scholarship in May of 2019 in recognition of the contributions that Mr. Carver made throughout his life to Toledo Bend and the surrounding communities as well as the pioneering impact that he had on the fishing industry beyond the borders of Toledo Bend.

Wed
11
May

Fatal accident claims life of Saylor Gatti

On May 7 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on JaBush Road. This crash claimed the life of 11-year-old Saylor Gatti of Zwolle.

The initial investigation revealed a 2021 Yamaha Viking Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV), driven by Gatti, was westbound on JaBush Road. For reasons still under investigation, Gatti lost control of the vehicle which caused it to overturn. This action ejected Gatti and her three juvenile passengers from the vehicle.

Gatti, who was not restrained or wearing a helmet, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sabine Parish Coroner’s Office. One juvenile passenger, who was not restrained or wearing a helmet, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Two additional juvenile passengers, who also were not restrained or wearing a helmet, sustained no injuries.

Wed
11
May

Amateur bass anglers to compete for $500,000 guaranteed cash and prizes

Family, Fishing and Fun at the Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors. $500,000 Guaranteed in Cash and Prizes with 1st Place Overall winning a Phoenix 721 Pro XP powered by Mercury equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance, Navionics, Power Pole and X2 Power Batteries; a RAM Truck plus $5,000 Cash. That yields a total GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $100,000!

Fifteen places will be paid in cash each hour of each tournament day beginning with the 7-8 AM hour and continuing through the 1-2 PM hour for the fifteen single heaviest bass weighed in. Top prize each hour is $2,500. Hourly updates will be broadcasted live on KICKS 105.1 FM and once hour is official, results are listed on Facebook/BigBassSplash1984.

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