News

Wed
26
Jun
Edgar's picture

Donations needed for Sabine’s Back-to-School Rally, August 3

Committee members of the Sabine Parish Back-to-School Rally meeting to plan the annual free school supplies event on Saturday, August 3, have been meeting to organize the annual giveaway. Seated from left are Chairwoman Mary Gore and the Rev. Jonathan Bost and children, Matthew and Charlie, of Many’s First Baptist Church. Standing from left are Virginia Burkett, Vicki Weaver, Tammy Holmes, Debbie McDaniel and Allen and Vicki Isgitt. Not shown are Shantreece Hooker and Donna Smith Ammons. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

The annual Sabine Parish Back-to-School Rally will be hosted at the Family Life Center of Many’s First Methodist Church on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until noon.

Mary Gore of Toledo Baptist Resort Ministry serve as chairwoman of the committee. Committee members include the Rev. Jerome Newsome of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, the Rev. Gloria Youngblood, pastor of First United Methodist Church; the Rev. Jonathan Bost, pastor of First Baptist Church; Bro. Harry Babers of Zwolle’s Tabernacle of Love; Donna Smith Ammons, Kenneth Ammons, Vicki Isgitt, Allen Isgitt, Debbie McDaniel, Lisa Henderson, Shantreece Hooker, Tammy Holmes, Collette Parson, Virginia Burkett, Vicki Weaver and Sarah O’Neal.

 

 

Wed
19
Jun
Edgar's picture

NSU cheerleaders visit Many

The Northwestern State University Demon cheerleaders were recently treated to dinner at Bayou Crawfish by the Sylvia Law Office. The dinner was special because two locals, Annalise Sylvia and Presley Stewart, will join the squad when school resumes for the fall semester. Annalise is the daughter of Chris and Frances Sylvia of Many while Presley is the daughter of Bo and Lisa Stewart. Both graduated from Florien High School.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Sabine%20IndexID378/

Wed
19
Jun
Edgar's picture

Blimps used during Louisiana Maneuvers

One of the observation blimps pictured with its ground crew that were used by the U.S. Army during the 1940 Louisiana Maneuvers. (Robertson Collection)

Throughout the history of warfare, armies have needed to observe the troop movements of the enemy. Every high point was used to try and see any movement of the enemy. Dating back to the Civil War both the Union and Confederate Armies used balloons to look and see if they could see any movement of the opposing forces. The balloons were fitted with a basket and officers with field glasses would be raised high above the battle lines to look for any activity. If seen it would drop messages to the handling crew on the ground. These messages would then be carried to the commanding officer so he could plan an attack.

Wed
19
Jun
Edgar's picture

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band concert is Saturday

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band – left to right, banjoist and comedian Leroy Troy, fiddler Dan Kelly, jug blower Ernie Sykes, dobro player Mike Webb and bandleader Mike Armistead on guitar. Not pictured is band member Andy Todd.

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, along with banjo star Leroy Troy, will perform two shows at the Many Community Center [historic Sabine Theater] in downtown Many on Saturday, June 22. The first show starts at 5:45 p.m., with a second show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, and veterans will be admitted free. Seating is first come, first serve, so interested persons are encouraged to arrive early.

The Jug Band hails from the mountains of Tennessee and are known around the world for their authentic old-time Folk and early Country music. They are based out of Nashville, where they often appear on “The Marty Stuart Show” on RFD-TV, America’s only television network devoted to rural living.

The group was started by the late Lester Armistead and features Old-time music patterned after Uncle Dave Macon, the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry; Roy Acuff, Pappy and his Jug Band and other legendary Oldtime musicians.

Wed
12
Jun
Edgar's picture

Toledo Bend praised by anglers at Fish Fest

Brantley Brevelle of Converse was smiling as he weighed in his bream with Chris Pearce.

There’s nothing like a weekend at Cypress Bend Park to get away from it all. Whether you’re an accomplished fisherman or just looking to spend some time with your rod-and-reel Toledo Bend Lake is the place to travel. The Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) and the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) joined forces and offered the tenth annual Fish Fest on Saturday, June 1, 2019 to youth fishermen. Lots of folks were available to provide moral support as the youth fishermen competed to catch the largest bass, bream, catfish, white perch (crappie), turtle, and any other freshwater fish off the banks of Cypress Bend Park. TBLA is a non-profit organization formed by volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of Toledo Bend by sponsoring many events such as the youth Fish Fest.

Wed
12
Jun
Edgar's picture

Digeridoo concert teaches children respect, kindness, geography

Children enjoyed being on stage and dancing to peppy Australian tunes.

What’s a didgeridoo?

Kids from all over Sabine Parish who attended the Sabine Parish Library’s Universe of Stories summer reading program found out last Tuesday at the Many Community Center’s kickoff celebration.

Mr. Didgeridoo himself, Rob Thomas, in a high energy program taught the children all about the land down under -- Australia, where the didgeridoo originated. It’s a horn, a long horn, and it was originally made by the native aboriginal people of Australia. It emits a long, flowing sound, and Thomas is a master at playing it. He brought several didgeridoos to show the children and he played the horns for them.

Thomas also taught the children about Australian music, character building, geography, new vocabulary words, and about being kind to the environment.

 

 

Wed
12
Jun
Edgar's picture

Banjo star Leroy Troy is coming soon

Leroy Troy and the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will perform two shows on June 22 at the Many Community Center.

RFD-TV star and banjoist Leroy Troy of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, is coming to Many. Coming with him will be the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. It all takes place on Saturday, June 22, at the historic Sabine Theater, now known as the Many Community Center. Two shows will be presented to accommodate the large crowd that is expected. The first performance starts at 5:45 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Seating is general admission. Those who wish to be assured of a seat should arrive early. The box office will open at 5 p.m. and tickets are $10 each. Veterans with ID will be admitted free.

The program is a special presentation of the No Man’s Land Bicentennial Celebration, headed by Sabine Tourist Commission Director Linda Curtis-Sparks, and the event is also presented by the Many Cultural District, chaired by Town of Many Councilwoman Mary Brocato.

Wed
05
Jun
Edgar's picture

Brandy Roberts to perform this Saturday

Brandy Roberts will bring his Jerry Lee Lewis tribute act to the Many Community Center on June 8 at 7 p.m. His high-energy performances are among the most popular at the Community Center.

Brandy Roberts, one of the most popular musicians to play at Music in Many is returning on June 8 to the Many Community Center.

Doors to the Many Community Center will open at 6 p.m. on June 8. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Roberts was the first musician to ever pack the 204-seat Community Center when he first played there three years ago. So, get ready to rock and roll at the Many Community Center on Saturday, June

 

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Sabine%20IndexID378/

 

Wed
05
Jun
Edgar's picture

Brayton Brown commended for saving child’s life

Brayton “Boogie” Brown, center, is shown receiving the World’s Greatest Hero Award from Pleasant Hill Mayor Glenn Arnold and Police Chief Ray Williams. Brown received the award for selflessly rescuing a child spotted on a busy highway. (Photo by Sabine Index/Daniel Jones)

On Thursday, May 30, Police Chief Ray Williams of the Pleasant Hill Police Dept. commended Brayton “Boogie” Brown for saving the life of a young child who was on the side of the road.

“We are having this ceremony to present Brayton with the ‘World’s Best Hero Award’ for saving a life in our small town,” Williams said. “It makes you feel good to have a teen step up and take on a responsibility like this and do something worthwhile.”

At 9 a.m. on May 20, Brown was going to work and getting breakfast from a local store. He went to leave and saw a little girl walking down Highway 174.

 

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Sabine%20IndexID378/

 

Wed
05
Jun
Edgar's picture

Walter Stille serves proudly during D-Day

Lt. Walter Duval Stille, Jr.

Walter Stille Jr. served about the U.S.S. Samuel Chase as the pilot of a landing craft.

Pictured is the U.S.S. Darke, which is of the type of LVCP landing craft that Lt. Stille used to transport troops to start the D-Day invasion 75 years ago on June 6. 1944.

On June 6, 1944, Many native Walter Duval Stille, Jr., embarked on what was to be one of the United States military’s defining moments, that of storming the beaches of Normandy, France, to begin the systematic dismantling of the Nazi’s grip over Europe.

As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Stille, known to all simply as Stille (pronounced as “Stilley”) was assigned to the U.S.S. Samuel Chase as the pilot of a landing craft, known as a LVCP or Higgins Boat, on D-Day. To save the soldiers in his boat from drowning when they neared the shores of France he drove the boat directly onto the shore of Omaha Beach and, after his soldiers disembarked for the invasion of France, swam to a neighboring vessel for his return to the Chase some 10 miles away.

 

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News