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Sen. Kennedy announces $11.6 million to fight opioid abuse

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced that Louisiana is eligible to receive $11.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fight opioid addiction. Among other things, the funds will be used to support treatment and to reduce deaths from opioidrelated overdoses.

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Social Security, Medicare to dip into trust fund

For the first time in 36 years according to the trustees of Social Security and Medicare, they will have to dip into the trust fund to meet its obligations.

“Perhaps lawmakers will now take the action necessary, in a timely fashion, to ensure the viability of the retirement and health care programs American workers invest in each payday,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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Fireworks safety urged

While many Americans spend the Fourth of July holiday with friends and family, some actually spend their time being medically treated for a fireworks injury. The latest report from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission found an estimated 7,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during the Independence Day period.

There were an estimated 11,100 fireworks-related injuries for the year. Unfortunately, many injuries are to children. In fact, children younger than 15 years of age accounted for 31 percent of the estimated injuries.

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2 Country 4 Nashville to perform this weekend

The talented Ulmers, 2 Country 4 Nashville, a husband-wife duo who played to a full house at Sabine Theater in Many last year is headed back. “We’re looking forward to seeing all of our Many friends,” Jo-el Ulmer said. Jo-el is the electric guitar-picking and vocalist partner of wife LeAnne, who sings and plays percussive backup behind her husband’s hot lead.

Music in Many will feature the pair on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the Many Community Center [former Sabine Theater] on San Antonio Ave. The Music in Many live music series is sponsored by the Town of Many, Mayor Ken Freeman and the Many Cultural District. Tickets for the June 23 show are $10 for adults and  $5 for children. Veterans, as always, will be admitted free.

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World Cup kicks off as soccer hits Sabine

By Daniel Jones, editor

As Sabine Parish inches closer to its first soccer league becoming reality, we were all reminded of “the beautiful game’s” popularity as the World Cup kicked off this past week.

Organizer Chris Dodson reminds parents and interested parties that the Five Dollar Futbol Clinic will be held on July 7 at the fairgrounds in Many.

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Shooting currently under investigation

A man was shot and killed on the night of Monday, June 18 at the Apollo Apartments in Many.

According to the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Lynnquithis Lee January of Lake Charles was sitting at the bottom of the staircase at D building when he was approached and shot from behind, says Assistant Coroner Ron Rivers.

The body had multiple gunshot sounds in the face and body.

An autopsy has been ordered to further the investigation, which is currently underway.

Details will be added as they become available.

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Tragic accident claims life of local pastor

Early on the morning of June 7, a single vehicle crash killed a pedestrian, identified as the Rev. Matthew Haggard from Robeline.

Troopers responded to the crash around 6:50 a.m., which occurred on Highway 6 at Melody Lane. The crash involved a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, driven by a 17-year-old juvenile of Many and a pedestrian, identified as Matthew Haggard, 46. The Chevrolet was westbound on Highway 6 when the juvenile driver lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with Haggard, as he was jogging eastbound on the westbound shoulder.

 

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Gateway Project at Toledo Town intersection nears completion

New additions at the Toledo Town intersection will greatly improve visitors’ first impressions of the area. Pictured at its dedication are, from left, Willie Bland, Linda Curtis Sparks, Bill Galligan, Bonnie Fox Miles, Gaynell Goodeaux, Deb Pennington, Mike Scheurich, Gary Moore, Phil Medine, Rhonda Dean, Eddie Pastureau and Bruce Rogers.

 

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Special memories shared at Fish Fest

We often overlook the simple day to day moments shared with family, but the 111 youth fishing at Cypress Bend Park on Saturday turned those moments into lifetime memories. The Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) and the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) hosted the ninth annual Fish Fest on Saturday, June 2. Family members were determined to guide youth fishermen to catch the largest bass, bream, catfish, white perch (crappie), turtle, and any other freshwater fish on the banks of Cypress Bend Park. Fish Fest seeks to increase the number of youth fishermen to promote outdoor activities for future generations.

 

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Zwolle’s 120th to be celebrated

On June 9, the town of Zwolle will come together to celebrate its 120th anniversary.

The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. with a welcome by Mayor G.J. “Pie” Martinez. He will be followed by Becky Brandon Loupe, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The pledge of allegiance will be given by the Boy and Girl Scouts of America with the national anthem being performed by Ieshia Cutright and blessing by Greg LaRoux of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

 

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