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ACLU, SPSB mediation underway

As the The Sabine Index goes to press, a mediation will be taking place on Wednesday, March 5 in Monroe concerning the lawsuit filed by the ACLU against the Sabine Parish School Board. Federal Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes will be 
presiding. 
 
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G.J. “Pie” Martinez named 2014 Sabine Hall of Fame inductee

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The Sabine Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 17th inductee into the Sabine Hall of Fame, who will be honored at
the annual banquet on Tuesday, April 1. This year’s honoree is G.J. “Pie” Martinez, the current mayor of Zwolle and a third generation logger in Sabine Parish 
 
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Mallory’s miracle celebrated during Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Mallory Martone, who resides on Toledo Bend Lake with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Martone, is a “walking” miracle. That miracle has been a longtime coming and family and friends will be celebrating it during the month of March, which is 
national Brain Injury Awareness Month. 
 
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Council adopts two new ordinances

At the regular meeting of the Town of Many council, two new ordinances were adopted unanimously. The first of the two ordinances adopted amended a previous ordinance in reference to domesticated animals or pets. The original ordinance now has two additions. The first addition makes it unlawful for any person to allow or permit a dog in their possession or custody from running at large on any public or private property.
 
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Phillips crowned Miss BPCC

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Larissa Phillips, the 18-year-old daughter of Lee and Collette Phillips, the youngest of three children, was crowned the 25th Annual Miss Bossier Parish Community College on Feb. 22. A Zwolle resident, Phillips enrolled in BPCC during the fall of 2012.
 
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City Bank’s Valentine’s Day Raffle winner

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City Bank recently held a Valentine’s Day Raffle and Many’s Judith Myers (left) was the lucky winner! City Bank’s Shelley
Townson is shown here presenting Judith with her prize, which includes gifts cards and prizes from numerous area businesses.
 
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Town to conduct sewer smoke test

The Town of Many will be conducting a leak test in the sanitary sewer systems by blowing smoke into these pipes during the coming week, beginning Monday, Feb. 24, and running through Thursday, Feb. 27 This smoke test will reveal sources
of sewer odors in neighborhoods, as well as places where some and other surface waters are entering the sanitary 
system
 
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CEO Jay Quebedeaux looks to future of Sabine Medical Center

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Jay Quebedeaux has only been Chief Executive Officer of Sabine Medical Center since Sept. 2013, but he’s already making
a big impression on the community. Quebedeaux first came to Many as Chief Operating Officer in June, 2012 from North Metro Medical Center in Little Rock. He was promoted to CEO of the local facility and since then has made great efforts to settle in the community and become known.
 
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Sheriff accepts donation from Chesapeake Energy

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Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson, left, is shown accepting a $2,500 check from Chesapeake Energy from Paul A. Pratt, Government Relations-Louisiana on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The donation will help in the cost of a drug dog and a cage, which were purchased from Jack Robichaux of K-9 Concepts, Inc. in Broussard 
 
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Retired Judge John S. Pickett Jr. dies at home following lengthy illness

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Retired Eleventh Judicial District Judge John Samuel Pickett Jr. died at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday night, Feb. 5, 2014. He was 93-years-old and had been in poor health for several years. With his death, Sabine Parish
lost a World War II veteran, a retired 11th Judicial District Judge who sat on the bench for 18 years; a private attorney who practiced until his 90th birthday; a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin and family man who raised his family in the Christian belief and a well respected man in the community
 

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