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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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Wed
19
Aug

Foster rescues Dan

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(Editor’s Note: The following was submitted by Ashley Foster) On July 10, my daughter Destiny and I went to the Market Basket in Zwolle. As I was pulling up I saw a dog running out of the store. It was so hot outside and he was looking for cool air, food, and water. With the help of a Market Basket employee Trenton Harvey, who also happens to be my cousin, I was able to go buy a collar and lease for him so that I could take him home with me. There is no way I could of left him there.

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Wed
19
Aug

Mayor addressing audit problems head-on

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By Daniel Jones,

Stories have circulated the past week regarding the town of Many and a state audit that accuses the town and police department of misuse of thousands of taxpayer dollars. State investigative auditors say the town may have overspent public funds and failed to collect money it was owed as a result of cooperative endeavor agreements with Northwestern State University. Mayor Ken Freeman has approached the problem head-on, and, along with the town council, have put measures into place that will hopefully avoid this type of thing from happening in the future.

Wed
12
Aug

Hodges Gardens named historic place

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is announcing Hodges Gardens State Park as the newest addition to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation puts the State Park among a list of more than 90,000 sites nationwide and nearly 1,400 sites in Louisiana to receive the highest national award of distinction be-stowed upon historic properties.
 

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