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Blues great Tab Benoit to serve as honorary chair of folk festival

Tab Benoit, who has become an ambassador for the blues, will serve as honorary chair of the 40

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Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival on July 26-27. He will also headline the performances on Saturday night.

Louisiana Music Hall of Famer and Grammy nominee Tab Benoit will serve as Honorary Chair of the 40th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival which will be held on July 26-27 in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus. In addition to serving as Chair, Benoit will be inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Master Folk Artists and will make several appearances at the festival.

“It is our honor to recognize Tab Benoit as an incredibly exciting musician, whose distinctive sound captures the vibrancy of Louisiana’s traditional culture,” said Dr. Shane Rasmussen, director of the festival and NSU’s Louisiana Folklife Center. “This year’s festival theme – Vive la Louisiane! – is a celebration of how folk tradition is alive and well in Louisiana. It’s fitting that this year we should honor a musician of Tab Benoit’s stature, as he has inspired so many others to follow in his steps.”

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Zwolle Rural Health Clinic groundbreaking held

A small crowd gathered to witness the groundbreaking of the forthcoming Rural Healthcare Clinic on June 28. Among those pictured are Mayor G.J. “Pie” Martinez, Zwolle Councilwoman Martha Henderson, and Todd Eppler.

DeSoto Regional Health System is pleased to announce that the ground was broken on their new Rural Healthcare Clinic on June 28 at 10 a.m.

Serving as Master of Ceremonies was Todd Eppler, CEO of DeSoto Regional Health System (DRHS). An invocation was led by Brian McNew with McNew Architecture. Remarks were provided by Mayor Pie Martinez and Town Councilwoman Martha Henderson. Other attendees included members of the DRHS Board of Directors Deborah Dees, Johnny May, Stephen Flanders, Richard Wilkinson, and John Freeman. Also present were Joel Bianca of Citizen Bank; John Bradley, Chris Scooter, and Rafe Eubanks of Integrity Builders; and Dr. Peter Lau and Kimberly Rials, FNP.

DRHS is planning to spend almost one million dollars on this project, which represents he commitment that the board has made to serving the Zwolle community.

 

 

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Alliance donates $4,500 to CASA

Alliance Compressors, through the non-profit Emerson Charitable Trust, donated $4,500 to CASA of Central Louisiana. CASA is dedicated to serving the abused and neglected children of Natchitoches, Red River and Sabine parishes and acts as the child’s court advocate. From left are Larry Paige, CASA Board of Directors President, Michelle Brundige, Alliance Human Resources Manager, and Eddie Foster, Alliance Materials Manager.

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Manasco will not seek re-election

Tax Assessor Cindy Manasco

Sabine Parish Tax Assessor Cindy Manasco has announced that after a total of 34 years in the assessors office and the last seven in its chief position, she will not seek re-election in October.

“It has been a privilege and honor to serve as your assessor, and I want to thank the voters from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to serve in this position,” Manasco said. “I am very proud of the many accomplishments and advancements my team and I have made in the past 7 years.”

 

 

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Pleasant siblings qualify for varying competitions

Madison Pleasant

Will Pleasant

Madison and Will Pleasant, daughter of Anthony and Shawn Pleasant and grandchildren of Delmar and Frances Hodges of Zwolle and Barbara and the late Anthony Ruggerio of Marthaville, have both qualified to compete in a number of rodeo events.

Madison is competing at the Louisiana Junior Brahman State Show. Madison is currently serving as the Louisiana Jr Brahman Association and Louisiana Jr Cattleman’s Association President and elected to the American Jr. Brahman Board of Directors.

 

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Mayor Ken Freeman arrested following contentious meeting

Town of Many Mayor Ken Freeman, pictured, was arrested on June 27 and charged with speeding, disobeying a stop sign, and resisting an officer by flight. He posted bond shortly after the arrest.

The town of Many’s Mayor Ken Freeman was arrested to a round of applause shortly after a special called council meeting on June 27 to place an issue on the November ballot regarding the town adopting a policy of having the police chief appointed by the council.

The arrest stems from an incident in May, when Freeman was called on his private cell by a citizen who was being arrested for not signing a speeding ticket.

 

 

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Many Mayor Ken Freeman arrested following contentious meeting

Town of Many Mayor Ken Freeman, pictured, was arrested on June 27 and charged with speeding, disobeying a stop sign, and resisting an officer by flight. He posted bond shortly after the arrest.

By Daniel Jones, editor

The town of Many’s Mayor Ken Freeman was arrested to a round of applause shortly after a special called council meeting on June 27 to place an issue on the November ballot regarding the town adopting a policy of having the police chief appointed by the council.

The arrest stems from an incident in May, when Freeman was called on his private cell by a citizen who was being arrested for not signing a speeding ticket.  The mayor, who was traveling home from an engagement, allegedly sped through the town headed toward the Sabine Parish detention center when a Many Police Officer attempted to pull him over.  According to reports, the mayor continued toward the detention center and ran a stop sign.  According to Observations, the mayor and his wife pulled to the front door of the detention center. 

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Council on Aging accepting applications for board members

The Sabine Council on Aging, Inc. is gearing up to elect additional members to their board of directors. They invite those interested to fill out an application to apply for a board membership.

The Board of Directors meets monthly at a time and place designated by the council, usually the fourth Thursday of each month. Special meetings may also be called, as necessary.

 

 

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Local lunker art receives makeover

Another of our local lunker statues has received a makeover. The newly restored fish, located at Toledo Town & Tackle, was generously sponsored by the Toledo Bend Lake Association and was designed and hand painted by TBLA member and artist Eddie Pastureau. Stop by and see this beautiful masterpiece next time you are in the area.

This project was developed by the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission in 2011 to highlight the artistic talent and culture of the area while also supporting the Many Cultural District and Depot Art Guild.

 

 

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Sparks siblings to compete in national high school rodeo finals

Morgan Sparks

Ethan Sparks

Morgan Sparks is shown as she participates in a calf roping event.

Ethan Sparks is quite the cowboy, and competes in tie down and team roping.

Morgan and Ethan Sparks have qualified to participate in the 71st Annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming on July 14-20.

The duo are high school seniors, being homeschooled at the Catfish Bend Academy in Coushatta. They are the children of Corey and Marla Sparks of Marthaville.

 

 

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