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Annual “Tree of Remembrance” program set for Dec. 14

This year marks the 30th year of the annual Warren Meadows Funeral Home “Tree of Remembrance” memorial program. This memorial pays tribute to the families that Warren Meadows Funeral Home has served in the past year. It will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many.

They will have a dedication service conducted by local ministers. The staff invites you to join them and share in this memorial. At the conclusion of the service, the staff will present you with your ornament as a keepsake.

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Wed
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Dec
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Sabine Parish early childhood performance profile shows gains

As part of the 2012 Act 3 law, known as the Early Childhood Education Act, Sabine Parish Universal Preschool entered a state pilot program and eventually became the lead agency for the Sabine Parish Early Childhood Network.

As the lead agency for the network, the agency has worked diligently to establish a uniform standard of readiness for kindergarften.

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Wed
29
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MHS Band slates Christmas concert

The talented and award-winning Many High School Band, under the direction of Scott DeBose, will present a Christmas Concert on Tuesday night, December 12 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Many Community Center in downtown Many.

Christmas music and other selections will be played as part of the Town of Many’s “Magical Christmas” celebration.

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Wed
29
Nov
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Hanging of Green to celebrate Christmas

Carol Troha, choir director of Many’s First United Methodist Church, is shown selecting familiar cantata music for the church’s presentation of “Hanging of the Green” on Tuesday night, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

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Wed
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Treasure Chest celebrates with open house, Chamber ribbon-cutting

The ribbon-cutting and open house complete with refreshments, signaled the official grand opening of Many’s newest business, Treasure Chest.

Located in downtown Many at 785 San Antonio Avenue, the new business has “a little bit of everything!”

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Wed
29
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Santa arrives by train today!

Santa Claus arrives in Many today, November 29, at the Many Historic Depot on his private Kansas City Southern Holiday Express train.

It’s a big event because it’s the first time in history that Santa and his private Holiday Express train have ever stopped in Many. Gay Corley, chairman of the Many Christmas Committee hopes his visit becomes an annual holiday event.

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Wed
22
Nov
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District attorney worried by prisoner release

 

By Daniel Jones, editor

District Attorney Don Burkett recently contacted the Index, showing both alarm and worry with the number of prisoners being released early under a new plan, especially after the Louisiana Department of Corrections has not properly been tracking offenders, according to a state legislative auditor’s report.

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor report, published in October, predated the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act, a reform that means to reduce the prison population of Louisiana by 10 percent, while saving more than $262 million in the next decade.

 

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Wed
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Nov
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Thaxton commits to LSU-A Generals

 

By Daniel Jones, editor

Negreet Lady Indian standout Kelsey Thaxton has signed to continue both her basketball and scholastic careers at Louisiana State University – Alexandria (LSU-A) following graduation this year.

Bob Austin, in his fourth year of coaching the LSU-A generals, made the trip for the signing on November 9, which was noted by several Negreet High School administrators and coaches as being the first in a long, long time.

 

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Wed
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Nov
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Depot ready for Christmas season

The Many historic Depot is all decked out for Santa’s official arrival in Many on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The Depot will also host several other events during the Town of Many’s Magical Christmas Festival.

Many and Sabine Parish residents will want to make a special visit to the Many Depot to view the beautiful decorations and special Christmas trees.

Interior designer Tom Dunigan of Houston, Texas, spent several weekends decorating the Depot and turning it into a Christmas home for Santa and families to visit during the holiday season. He brought in materials and workers from Houston, used Town of Many materials, and created a winter wonderland at the more than 100-year-old depot.

 

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Wed
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Nov
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Sheriff seeks help with video camera database

By Daniel Jones

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department are currently asking businesses and the public to help with a new database they’re compiling of the numerous security cameras in Sabine Parish.

In the recent past, video cameras have helped solved several major crimes, including a murder.

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