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Wed
13
Oct

Brandy Roberts to bring his brand of classic rock n roll, country to Many Community center

Brandy Roberts to bring his brand of classic rock n roll, country to Many Community center

Brandy Roberts, who is one of the most popular performers at the Many Community Center, will hold a performance on October 16.

October is a spooktacular month and Saturday, October 16, you can see a spectacular show at the Many Community Center. The Music in Many show starts at p.m. Theatre will open at 6:15.

Nationally acclaimed musician Brandy Roberts will perform a rollicking show that will have you rocking and rolling in the aisle and on the dance floor. And the best news is that the show is absolutely FREE to everyone attending

The only requirement is that a mask must be worn to keep everyone safe.

Brandy Roberts is a high energy performer offering a Jerry Lee Lewis type show. Brandy is personally endorsed by the Killer, himself. Brandy Roberts will definitely arouse and please the crowd.

Brandy has opened shows for Jerry Lee Lewis and performed at Jerry Lee’s private birthday celebrations from 1995 to 1997. At the gathering, celebrating Jerry Lee Lewis’ 40th year in the music business, Brandy performed on stage with Jerry Lee.

Wed
13
Oct

Town of Many sets Halloween trick or treat times

Town of Many sets Halloween trick or treat times

Many’s Halloween festivities are always a fun time. In years’ past, even the Rockford Peaches got in on the fun.

The Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Many have announced the date and times for the 2021 Halloween activities.

On Friday, October 29th the local businesses in town will be handing out candy 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., and neighborhood/ church trick-or-treating will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Then the free movie Ghostbusters will be showing at Many Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

Wed
06
Oct

Cost of Freedom, Vietnam Memorial Wall exhibit to make Tamale Fiesta debut

Cost of Freedom, Vietnam Memorial Wall exhibit to make Tamale Fiesta debut

The Cost of Freedom and moving Vietnam Memorial Wall will make for a very moving and patriotic addition to this year’s Zwolle Tamale Fiesta.

The exhibit is quite large and features the Traveling Vietnam Wall, which consists of 140 massive panels that list the names of the casualties of the Vietnam war. It also has panels about the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action of the war, plus casualty stats and information about Agent Orange.

They have also added a number of other features as a tribute to the United States military and events throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Their 9/11 tribute features six panels of the tower casualties, in addition to panels that detail the losses of those on flights 11, 77, 93, and 175 that horrible day.

Another section covers the U.S. military from 1945-1975 with features on World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, and the U.S.S. Pueblo.

Wed
06
Oct

Sabine law enforcement agencies partner with Sabine Prevention Alliance in keeping kids safe

Sabine law enforcement agencies partner with Sabine Prevention Alliance in keeping kids safe

Parish Law enforcement agencies stand up for our youth in making the area safe for recreation and play around Sabineland.

Recently, Aaron Mitchell, Sabine Parish Sheriff, and Cheryl Wooley, Many Police Chief joined together with their officers, deputies, School Resource Officers, detectives, and K-9 units and youth from around the Parish to make it clear they are committed to keeping our children and youth safe. The Sabine Prevention Alliance (SPA) brought these groups together to join with students from the Parish to take pictures that will be featured on signs in areas where children and youth gather for recreation.

When asked why she wanted to partner with the SPA, Many Police Chief Cheryl Wooley said, “If we don’t have a safe, productive generation of kids and youth, then this community has no future. It’s vitally important that we help provide a safe environment and opportunities for them to thrive.”

Wed
06
Oct

Edwards extends statewide indoor mask mandate

Edwards extends statewide indoor mask mandate

Gov. John Bel Edwards

(The Center Square) – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has extended a statewide indoor mask mandate, affecting businesses, K-12 schools, college campuses and other public spaces.

The extension was issued via executive order pursuant to the governor’s emergency powers. The mandate was set to expire Wednesday but now will continue until at least Oct. 27.

Edwards first implemented mandatory face coverings in early August, saying the measure was necessary to combat the spread of COVID-19. He said the order was temporary and would last until Sept. 1, though it could be extended. An identical mandate issued last year spanned nearly 12 months.

Wed
29
Sep

Cardaries Marks sentenced to 84 months in prison for meth, firearms violations

Cardaries Marks, 29, of Florien, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. to 84 months in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for distribution of methamphetamine and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

On September 29, 2020, members of the Northwest Louisiana Violent Crimes Task Force and Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office met regarding their investigation into the sale of narcotics in the Many area. Agents obtained evidence showing Marks handed a bag of suspected methamphetamine and approximately 95 suspected ecstasy pills to an individual and Marks received payment for those narcotics. The purchased narcotics were sent to the crime laboratory for analysis and confirmed to be over 5 grams of methamphetamine and the pills were confirmed to contain methamphetamine with a net weight of 13.116 grams.

Wed
29
Sep

St. John the Baptist Catholic School to host reunion

St. John the Baptist Catholic School to host reunion

St. John the Baptist Catholic School will have a reunion of former students on October 9. All alumni are encouraged to attend.

There will be a reunion of former students of Saint John the Baptist Catholic School in Many on Saturday, October 9th, at 10 a.m. in the Saint John cafeteria.

All former students are invited to attend. There will be a brunch, archival and pictorial exhibit and video. All alumni are encouraged to attend and bring photos and memories.

Please help us by sharing this information so that we may contact as many as possible.

For more information, contact the church office at 318-256-5680.

Wed
29
Sep

Dorothy Faye Ezernack named 2021 Tamale Fiesta First Lady

Dorothy Faye Ezernack named 2021 Tamale Fiesta First Lady

Dorothy Faye Ezernack

The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta organizing committe is pleased to announce that Dorothy Faye Ezaernack has been chosen to represent the fiesta as this year’s first lady.

She is the daughter of the late Joseph William Procell and Sylvia Rivers Procell. She was born and raised in the small village of Ebarb, where she later graduated as a proud Rebel from Ebarb High School in 1963.

Wed
29
Sep

Tamale Poster Unveiling returns, debuts Woodruff’s 2021 design

Tamale Poster Unveiling returns, debuts Woodruff’s 2021 design
Tamale Poster Unveiling returns, debuts Woodruff’s 2021 design

A Daniel and Erin Talley won the bid for the anniversary poster. Erin is the daughter of Chris and Becky Loupe. Their children are Caleb Talley, Emery Tindall, Sydney Tindall, Tegan Talley, and Abigail Talley.

Tamale Poster Unveiling returns, debuts Woodruff’s 2021 design

Town of Many Mayor Robert Hable, representing Foy Motors, was the top bidder for the numer one poster.

Tamale Poster Unveiling returns, debuts Woodruff’s 2021 design

Chris and Becky Loupe are shown with their daughters. Pictured from left are Amy Petriello, Becky Loupe, Erin Talley, Chris Loupe, Meredith Founds, and Erica Harding.

Tamale Poster Unveiling returns, debuts Woodruff’s 2021 design

Pictured with the number one poster are Jeremy, Erica, Alexa, and Taylor Harding.

Tamale Poster Unveiling returns, debuts Woodruff’s 2021 design

The Loupe family is quite large in number. Pictured with Chris and Becky Loupe are Jeremy and Erica Harding, with their daughters Alexa and Taylor; Daniel and Erin Talley with children Caleb, Emery, Sydney, Tegan, and Abigail; Dustin and Amy Petriello with children Leo, Alyssa, and Isabella; and Adam and Meredith Founds with daughters Blair and Millie

The Tamale Fiesta Poster Committee unveiled their 2021 Commemorative Poster on Thursday September 16, 2021at the festival grounds events building. Attendees included 2021 Fiesta Royalty, Queen- Canada Sepulvado, King Donald Remedies, Baby Miss-Nevach DeLoach, Tiny Miss- Hudsyn Ellis,Toddler Miss- Amelia Speede, Petite Miss- Bree Martinez, Little Miss- Ansley Byles, Deb Miss-Blakli Brister. Junior Miss- Carsyn Garcie, Teen Miss- Chloe Carter, Royal Pages- Brentley Ezernack, Wesley Remedies

We were also joined by Visiting Queens, local dignitaries, and friends of the Fiesta. Serving as Mistress of Ceremonies was Amy Petriello, who was introduced by her father, Chris Loupe, President of the Fiesta Association.

Wed
22
Sep

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church holds fishing tournament

St. John the Baptist

First Place winners in the tournament were Steven Delia and Roger Dougherty

St. John the Baptist

Beau and Roslyn Nichols were on their game as they placed first and second in the children’s division of the tournament. (More photos inside)

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Many held its 150 th Anniversary Fishing Tournament fundraiser event on September 4 th with Big Bass serving as the host marina.

First Place winners were Steven Delia and Roger Dougherty; Second Place Winners and also winners of the Big Bass Division were Charlie Westmoreland and James Primeaux. In the Youth Division, First Place went to Beau Nichols, Second Place was awarded to Roslyn Nichols and Third Place went to Lacie Pitre. Don Lemaire was the winner of the Kayak Division.

The winner of the raffle for the custom 7 foot heavy action MHX rod valued at $298.00 and donated by Ricks Custom Rods was Bo Rains. The online auction winners included Gerald Gibson, Orca cooler; Rosalind Andries, upholstery steam cleaner; and Thomas Andries, fish replica.

Special thanks to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success.

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