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Sabine deputies raid organized dogfighting event

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On Saturday, March 22, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with deputies from the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, made several arrests in Sabine Parish after raiding an organized dogfighting event near Hicks Lane off of La. 175. 
 
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Small named Sabine Hall of Fame Accomplishment Award recipient

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Derrick Ryan Small, 18, has been chosen as the recipient for the Sabine Hall of Fame’s Accomplishment Award, according to Pete Abington, chairman. Small, a senior at Many High, will be honored at the annual banquet on Tuesday, April 1 at the VFW Hall in Many. Door will open at 6 p.m. Tickets, which may be purchased at Pete Abington’s Office and MidSouth Bank in Many, are $35 each. Derrick is the son of Marty and Jana Carver and Casey Small, all of Many.
 
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Students of the Year honored

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Abby Hinds (center), a senior at Many High School, was named the Sabine Parish High School Student of the Year, being recognized for her achievement at the most recent school board meeting. Joining Hinds in the photo are her parents Amy Wyatt and Eddy Hinds, Many High School principal Norman Booker and board members Randy Martin, Spencer Faust and Rod Davis.
 
Wed
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ACLU dismisses lawsuit against SPSB

By DANIEL GREEN Editor.
 
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Sabine Parish School Board reached an agreement last week. Last Friday, a federal district court approved a consent decree, which required the Sabine Parish School board to stop a variety of practices which impose religion on students in Sabine Parish schools.
 
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Beloved former MHS teacher claimed by death

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The community of Many and the students she instructed in English, Fine Arts and Speech from grades 9-12 at Many High from 1990-2006 lost a beloved educator Saturday night, March 15. Melanie LaFleur Schweiger died at her home with family and close friends surrounding her after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer and other complications. She was 57.
 
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Town to conduct smoke test

The Town of Many will be conducting leak test in the sanitary sewer systems by blowing smoke into these pipes during the 
coming week, Monday, March 17, through Tuesday, March 18. 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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Beasley, Byrd, Williams honored posthumously by Sabine Hall of Fame

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Three local men, each outstanding in their own careers, are being honored posthumously by the Sabine Hall of Fame. Composing the trio are Samuel Beasley, C.B. Byrd and Eddie Lee Williams. Samuel L. Beasley Sr. Samuel L. Beasley, Sr. was born May 28, 1939 in the Natchitoches parish settlement of Flora, La. Beasley was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board and played a pivotal role in the construction of the Macedonia’s
current edifice.
 
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Morrow to be awarded Outstanding Professional Staff award, March 14

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Each year, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System honors faculty and staff from each of its institutions. Four Northwest Louisiana Technical College employees will be receiving awards at the March 14 annual conference in Baton Rouge.
 
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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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