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Wed
14
Oct

Barthelemy trial begins; family seeks justice

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By Daniel Jones, editor

The trial of Robert Barthelemy, a former Natchitoches Police Department officer accused of killing Tony Procell, a fellow Louisiana National Guardsman, began on October 9 with opening statements. The jury was chosen in weeks previous in St. Landry Parish, due to the general public of Sabine Parish having been exposed to details and publicity regarding case.

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Wed
07
Oct

“Christmas Belles” draws crowd

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The Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas created havoc and plenty of laughs in the production at the First United Methodist Church of Many’s Family Life Center on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Wed
07
Oct

Balcony Grill to be first featured in new program

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The Balcony Grill is the first business in the Cultural District of Many to receive a creative decal for their window that tells folks they can “Find many treasures” inside. Gregg Eason, the owner of the popular restaurant on San Antonio Avenue, displays a collection of fine art from area artists that is for sale. The art can be viewed in both the front and rear dining rooms. Eason was pleased to be selected to display the decal.

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Wed
07
Oct

Tamale Fiesta is this weekend

Viva Tamale. The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta is heating things up in Louisiana. The town of Zwolle will host its 40th annual Tamale Fiesta on October 8-10 at the Festival Grounds located at 1100 S Main Street in Zwolle. There will be lots of music, fun and flavor along with lots of tamales for sale. The Kick-Off Supper will start the festivities Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m. with dinner and entertainment.

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Wed
30
Sep

Byrd announces Police Jury candidacy

Randy Byrd is pleased to announce to the voters of District 9, Wards 7-10, that he is running for their Police Jury spot. “I pledge to continue to do the job to the very best of my availity,” he said. “Please don’t hesitate to vote #84 as your police juror.”

 

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Wed
30
Sep

Local author Susan Sands honored at book-signing

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The parking lot of Noel’s Used Books on the Texas Hwy. was full of vehicles Saturday morning, Sept. 12, as area readers flocked to the store to meet Susan Noel Sands and purchased an autographed copy of her debut novel, “Again, Alabama.”

 

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Wed
30
Sep

Many Christmas festivities, parade taking shape

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‘Tis the Season in Sabineland will be this year’s theme for the annual Many Christmas Parade and the other festivities, according to Gay Corley, chairwoman. Besides a massive parade, the committee will also be sponsoring a variety of fun activities with the family in mind.

 

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Wed
30
Sep

Fiesta poster unveiled to much fanfare

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By Daniel Jones, editor

 

The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta’s official poster was recently unveiled to eager members of the public at a special ceremony held at the Festival Grounds on September 17. Introductions were made by Mistress of Ceremonies Anna Garcie, who shared a story of her early memories of Sabine Parish’s biggest festival.

 

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Wed
23
Sep

CASA raises awareness through social

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By Daniel Jones, editor

On Sept. 10, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sabine Parish held their fifth annual social, which intends to raise awareness of their organization and its offerings. The organization uses a network of volunteers to get to know children who are unfortunately involved in the legal system through any number of ways.

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Wed
23
Sep

Fiesta poster unveiled to much fanfare

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Lisa Sonnier purchased the original 2015 Zwolle Tamale Festia painting at the annual poster unveiling for the festival, and presented it to Ruth Loupe, the original First Lady of the festival 40 years ago.

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