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BOM sponsors Sabine Dixie Youth All Stars

BOM sponsors Sabine  Dixie Youth All Stars

BOM sponsored the Sabine Parish Dixie Youth Tee Ball All Stars Team. Pictured left to right: BOM’s Savannah Garcie and Caleb Burkett.

BOM sponsors Sabine  Dixie Youth All Stars

Wed
24
Aug

Alford Heights Baptist Church announces Fleener as new pastor

Alford Heights Baptist Church announces Fleener as new pastor

Pastor Bob Fleener has been called as the new pastor of Alford Heights Baptist Church in Many.

Alford Heights Baptist Church announces Fleener as new pastor

Pastor Bob Fleener

Alford Heights Baptist Church in Many has called Pastor Bob Fleener to serve the church as its new pastor. “Pastor Bob” was already familiar to the church, having served previously as their interim pastor for six months in 2021. The new position is permanent part-time.

Wed
24
Aug

Acadia Parish fugitive arrested in Sabine

Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports the arrest of Aaron Blye Simon (age-41) of Estherwood, Louisiana on the morning of Thursday, August 18, 2022. The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Intelligence Unit contacted Sabine Parish Sheriff Detectives and said they believed Simon was staying at a residence in Sabine Parish.

Simon had arrest warrants for Aggravated Crime Against Nature, Video Voyeurism, and Intimidating, Impeding, or Injuring Witnesses from Acadia Parish. Details of the case are unknown.

Sabine Parish Sheriff Deputies located Simon at a residence on US Highway 171 north of Many and he was arrested without incident.

Simon was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center and later released to the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Mitchell and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office work closely and cooperate with all law enforcement agencies and are glad we could help capture this fugitive.

Wed
24
Aug

City Bank assists La. Sweetees softball

City Bank assists La.  Sweetees softball

Tiffany Carnline and Kristy Miller present Sawyer Fredieu and Naomi Moore, members of The Louisiana Sweetees T-Ball Team, with a donation for their team. They went undefeated in district and state, and will be traveling to Cochran, Georgia for the World Series!

City Bank assists La.  Sweetees softball

Wed
24
Aug

Alliance Compressors donate to CASA of Central Louisiana

Alliance Compressors donate to CASA of Central Louisiana

Alliance Compressors, through the non-profit Emerson Charitable Trust, donated $4,500 to Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Central Louisiana. CASA acts as the child’s court advocate and is dedicated to serving the abused and neglected children of Natchitoches, Red River, and Sabine parishes. Pictured from left are Larry Paige, CASA President; Germaine Paige, CASA Volunteer; Jack Duty, CASA Executive Director; and Michelle Brundige, Alliance Human Resources Manager.

Alliance Compressors donate to CASA of Central Louisiana

Wed
24
Aug

Bufkin, Lightfoot arrested on felony theft charges

Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports two men have been arrested during the past two months for stealing equipment from gas/oil well locations in Sabine Parish. On June 15, Chesapeake Energy reported an item missing from a location on Old Pleasant Hill Road. The item was located at the residence of Bobby Ray Bufkin, 40, on Shamrock Loop in Robeline. Bufkin admitted to Sabine Parish Sheriff Detectives Trevor Beason and Don Flores he took the item. Bufkin was under supervised probation at the time. The item was returned to Chesapeake Energy.

Bufkin was arrested and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for Illegal Possession of Stolen Things on June 15th.

Wed
17
Aug

Edwards wins first place in Many Bass Club’s August tournament

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James Edwards won first place with 11.39 pounds.

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Glen Swihart won second place with 11.11 pounds.

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Skip Carlisle had Big Bass of the tournament at 3.89 pounds.

By Ramona Moore

The Many Bass Club’s August Tournament of 2022 took place on the weekend of August 9 on Toledo Bend. The weather was extremely hot with temperatures pushing 100 degrees. We had high bright skies on Saturday with moderate winds. The water temperatures were in the upper 80’s. The fishing was very tough with only two limits of five fish weighed in by the ten-angler field. Both of those limits were caught during the day on Saturday in relatively shallow water from two to ten feet deep. Several anglers fished Friday night with little success although the largest fish of the tournament was caught Friday night.

Wed
17
Aug

USDA invests in taxpayer education, program outreach for farmers, ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in two outreach and education efforts for farmers and ranchers, including those who are new to farming or who have been historically underserved by USDA programs. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is investing $10 million for agriculture-oriented taxpayer education as well as $4.5 million in outreach for the Conservation Reserve Program’s Transition Incentives Program (CRP TIP), which helps with access to land for beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Both efforts help advance equity and access to USDA programs and agriculture.

Wed
17
Aug

Crash claims life of 19-year-old Jack Dobbs

On August 8 at approximately 3 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 174 near Louisiana Highway 483. This crash claimed the life of 19-year-old Jack B. Dobbs of Converse. The initial investigation revealed a 2022 Buick Encore, driven by Dobbs, was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 174. For reasons still under investigation, Dobbs’ vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, down the ditch embankment, before overturning several times. This action ejected Dobbs from the vehicle.

Dobbs, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Wed
17
Aug

Choctaw Apache youth learn traditional native skills at local tamale restaurant

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The Rising Sun Youth Group of the Choctaw Apache Tribe recently learned a valuable skill thanks to BubT’s Tamale House in Toledo Town. Participating were Eli, Jacksyn, Rowan, Bentlee, Bexlee, Rae’Leigh, Maliyah, and Jaxon.

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Children learning the traditions of their ancestors is a wonderful thing to see in a modern world.

The Rising Sun Youth Group of the Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb were recently invited to BubT’s Tamale House at Toledo Town to learn how to make tamales.

The kids learned both the traditional way of making tamales by hand and the modern, mechanized way that tamales can be made today. The Rising Sun Youth Group is committed to keeping our Native American traditions alive by educating our youth to one day become the next leaders of the tribe.

The tamale is now a widely-known food but has a special link to this area as it was commonly made by native American communities before being appropriated by the Spanish.

The group would like to extend a huge thank you to Trina, Bub, and the entire staff at BubT’s for allowing the kids this opportunity. If you and your child are interested in joining the Youth Group you can contact Jake Rivers or the tribal office.

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