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Wed
21
May

Chief Procell resigns, Rivers assumes role

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After serving honorably for six years, Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb’s Chief John Procell resigned his position in March, due to health reasons. Named to replace Chief Procell was his vice chairman of the tribe, Jason “Jake” Rivers. The appointment, made at a Council meeting, designated Rivers as the interim chief to fill the remaining term of Chief Procell.
 
Wed
14
May

Sawmill Days slated for this weekend

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The Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Co. is one of the major buildings in the Village of Fisher. Today it serves as the home of the Ole Mill Store. It still has the original plank floors.

The 39th Annual Fisher Sawmill Days festival will kick off Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. with a street dance in the Village Square. Live bands, including Flashback and Bottoms Up, will provide the music. Free hotdogs and soft drinks will be available. The event is being sponsored by Calvin Braxton of Natchitoches Ford-Lincoln. This year’s festival is under the direction of Ann Anderson of The Ole Mill Store, which will be open both days for visitors to browse the many rooms, hoping to find something you “can’t live without!”

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Wed
14
May

Man drowns on Toledo Bend

A fisherman (age and place of residence unknown) apparently drowned on Toledo Bend Lake in what was described as a boating accident on Sunday, May 4. The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Dept. received a call from a Florien woman at 4:49 p.m.

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Wed
14
May

Florien Bible controversy spurs meeting

“Due to the recent confiscation of Bibles from the graduating class at Florien High School, it is time for Christians to unite and take a stand,” the Rev. John Lewing writes in a Sabine Parish ad regarding a meeting to be held at the Sabine Parish Fairgrounds on May 18 at 7 p.m.

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Wed
07
May

Motorcyclist dies following collision at Toledo Town

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A 64-year-old Zwolle motorcyclist was killed late Wednesday morning, April 30 shortly after 11 a.m., according to Deputy  Coroner Ron Rivers. Jimmy V. Morvan, who was riding a 1994 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound
on La. Hwy. 6 when a 2013 Dodge Charger traveling west made a left hand turn in front of him into Toledo Town car wash 
 
Wed
07
May

Sabine Parish celebrates National Day of Prayer

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The National Day of Prayer is always a welcome observance in Sabine Parish, and this year’s dual services held at  Converse City Hall and several places in Many on Thursday, May 1 is no different. Converse began the day of prayer promptly at 9 a.m. 
 
Wed
07
May

March for Babies draws huge crowd

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The Ambassador Team, Jayce’s Journey, marched in the March of Dimes March for Babies on Saturday, May 3. The team sponsored by the Monte and Kristy Knippers family of Florien, was in honor of one-year-old Jace Alan, who died in May 2007 from necrotizing enterocolitis from being born prematurely.
 
Wed
30
Apr

Mallory walks a mile at fundraiser

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Mallory Martone, right, clasps hands with her mother, Pam, as they begin their trek around the MHS track Saturday morning,
April 26. Mallory’s Miracle Walk was hosted as a fundraiser to help others who suffer from brain injuries
 
Wed
30
Apr

Bassmaster Elite, other events mean busy week for Sabine

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The Bassmaster Elite series will make a triumphant return to Toledo Bend on May 1-4, and will bring with it the top anglers
in the world to compete for one of professional fishing’s top prizes 
 
Wed
23
Apr

Local pastor portrays Jesus on Good Friday

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The Rev. Daniel Lowe of Many’s Nazarene Church is shown in his traditional role on Good Friday, April 18. Lowe carries a heavy wooden cross up and down the streets, portraying Jesus. His labor of love is a meaningful symbol of the Easter holiday and a reminder that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected.

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