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Wed
09
Sep

Fiesta Royal Court presented

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The Royal Court of the 40th Annual Tamale Fiesta, slated for Oct. 9-11, is shown above, following the Fiesta Pageant on Aug. 29.

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Wed
02
Sep

Manuel named teacher of year finalist

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Donna Manuel, Sabine Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year, was honored at the Crown Plaza Hotel on July 11 in Baton Rouge, as a finalist for Louisiana Teacher of the Year for 2016. She was joined in celebration by many friends and relatives. Manuel, who began teaching in Sabine Parish in 1991, has been named Sabine Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year three times during her teaching career in Sabine

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Wed
02
Sep

Edith Palmer named 2015 Fiesta First Lady

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Edith Jones Palmer will be the reigning First Lady of the 40th annual Tamale Fiesta, hosted in Zwolle Oct. 9-11 at the Festival Grounds. A native of Zwolle, she was born on Feb. 21, 1936, to May and Ed Jones. She and her younger sister, Mary Ann Jones, were raised and educated in Zwolle, where Edith graduated from Zwolle High School in 1953.

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Wed
02
Sep

Walsh to be Fiesta King

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Royalty can be found on both sides of the Walsh family. His father, the late Garret H. Walsh Sr. of Zwolle served as the 1977 Tamale Fiesta King and his father-in-law, Dr. Richard J. Oosta, formerly of Zwolle, was King of the 1988 Tamale Fiesta. Walsh’s sister, the late Karen Walsh Rials was Fiesta First Lady in 2007. It’s only natural that Garry Walsh should follow in their footsteps. “I appreciate being named King of the 2015 Tamale Fiesta, Walsh stated; “I am very honored.”

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Wed
26
Aug

Bank of Montgomery opens

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On Aug. 14, Bank of Mont-gomery opened the doors to their new location in Many. Catering was provided by The Landing as they cooked catfish, mini meat pies, pork sliders, beans, and coleslaw for the public to enjoy. Linda Guay gave tours of the new building for most of the morn-ing, while everyone enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Wed
26
Aug

Pottery workshop held for tribe

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Yellow Fawn Thorton of the Louisiana Band of Choctaws con-ducted a pottery workshop for the Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb the week of July 6. Yellow Fawn is from the Farmerville area and has been working with pottery all her life. She was taught by her grand-mother beginning at five or six years of age. She and her grand-mother gathered upon the creek bank to search for clay to use in the making of all types of pottery.

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Wed
26
Aug

McCullough still missing

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Shannon D. McCullough, 39, of Many, was reported missing to the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office by his wife on Aug. 11. Stacie McCullough stated that she had last seen her hus-band on Aug. 7 when he left their residence to look for work. McCullough was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red American Eagle t-shirt. He was also driving a 2001 white Mitsubishi Montero Sport with LA license # RRA831. SPSO has entered McCullough and his vehicle into NCIC (National Crime Information Center) which is a computerized index of information used by law enforcement agencies nationwide.

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Wed
26
Aug

The making of America’s greatest bass fishery;How Toledo Bend became a true trophy destination

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Aug. 7 was a momentous day for Toledo Bend and saw a huge celebration of being named the number one bass fishing lake in the country by BassMaster Magazine during an event held at Cypress Bend.BassMaster Magazine Edi-tor James Hall was on hand to present the award. However, before he spoke and presented the award while announcing another BassMaster Elite tour-nament for next year, a presentation told the history of the lake from its origins to now.

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Wed
19
Aug

McCullough missing

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Shannon McCullough, white male 5’8, weighs approximately 170, brown hair, brown eyes, last seen was last seen on August 7 driving a 2001 white Mitsubishi Montero sport. Anyone with any info please contact the sheriff’s office at 318-256-5617 or 318-379-8748 immediately.

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Wed
19
Aug

Skeletal remains found

Deputies with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office have recovered the skeletal remains of an individual in a forested area near Zwolle. Deputies responded to a call regarding a vehicle parked on a hunting lease when they found the remains in the general area of the vehicle.

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