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Christmas in Many continues to be DeLIGHTful

The award winning Many High School will perform its annual Christmas Concert at the Many Community Center on December 14 at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to the band.

Accomplished and talented musician Laurie Gentry will be a featured performer at the annual Christmas concert by Willie Stewart Family and Friends Band on December 15 at the Many Community Center.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Many with lights all along San Antonio Avenue and lots of activities scheduled for December 13-19 as part of a DeLIGHTful Christmas Festival.

The second annual Studio B Christmas Spectacular is an event that everyone looks forward to each Christmas season. This year the Christmas spectacular will be at the Sabine Parish Fairgrounds on December 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. Choreographer Becky Miller promises it will be a show with lots of talented, charismatic children dancing their hearts out for this big Christmas show.

The Many High School Band will present its annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 14. The musicale will begin at 7 p.m. at the Many Community Center. Band director Scott De-Bose promises Christmas songs of good cheer that are sure to put the audience in a Merry Christmas frame of mind.

 

 

Wed
05
Dec
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Voters reminded not new that tax tax

This Saturday, December 8 the North Sabine Fire District has a 7 mills property tax renewal on the ballot. This tax was originally passed in 1989 and was renewed in 1999 and 2009, for almost 30 years.It is vital to safety operations and to continue improvement of services in wards 5-10 within the parish while ensuring that we maintain our current property insurance rating. The North Sabine Fire District operates out of 16 stations with 35 trucks making 800 calls on average annually. They proudly serve Sabine and remind voters that tax renewals are not a new tax.

 

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Wed
05
Dec
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Tobias Williams named Rising Star

Rising Star Tobias Williams II has lots of attitude...a good, positive attitude. He attributes it to the examples set for him by his family, his high school football coach, and his church family.

“I am a reflection of my family,” Tobias said. “It’s important to me that I set a good example for others.”

The oldest of five children, Tobias is the son of Tobias and Krisha Williams of Many. His mother teaches social studies and science at Many Junior High. His dad works on a land rig in West Texas.

Something happened in his family several years ago that made a lifelong impression on Tobias. He began seeing people, events, challenges and life differently. That’s because his maternal grandmother, Cloteal Polk of Natchitoches, moved in with Tobias’s family where she spent her last year of life.

 

Wed
05
Dec
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Barbara Peterson remembered fondly via eulogy

Mayor Ken Freeman delivered a poignant and touching eulogy of educator and town of Many’s Mayor Pro Tempore Barbara Peterson during services on November 29 at the First United Methodist Church of Many.

His words follow:

We are here today as a community to mourn the loss of a true treasure, Barbara Jane Richardson Peterson. She was born in Spartman, Arkansas on August 9, 1935 to Edward Lee Richardson and Pauline Robey Richardson. Shortly after her birth her parents moved to Many where Barbara lived and worked for most of her life.

 

 

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Wed
05
Dec
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Many’s DeLIGHTful Christmas has big plans for holiday season

A DeLIGHTful Christmas in Many is well underway with lots of Christmas activities for everyone almost every day during the holidays of Dec. 5 through Dec. 13.

Community Christmas Caroling is a new event in 2018 and it’s under the direction of Becky Miller, a member of the Christmas Committee and the owner of Studio B Dance. Caroling for everyone who wants to join in singing or just listening to the carols will take place near City Hall and begins at 6 p.m. on Dec . 5. Repeat performances will be on December 8 and December 12 at 6 p .m. near City Hall. Families and friends are encouraged to come out and enjoy traditional Christmas caroling throughout the Many Cultural District.

 

 

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Wed
28
Nov
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Holiday favorite “Christmas Vacation” to screen

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in “National Lampoon Christmas Vacation” playing at the Many Community Center on Saturday, December 1 at 7 p.m.

The movie is free as always. It’s part of the Movies in Many program sponsored by the Town of Many Cultural District Advisory Committee, Mayor Ken Freeman, and the Town of Many.

Concessions are available for only $1 each.

America’s most dedicated dad, Chevy Chase is determined to stay at home to create “the most fun-filled old-fashioned family Christmas ever” -- but life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark Griswold’s fire.

Suburban family man Clark Griswold gets all a-dither about a family holiday. As is his sentimental nature, he puts too much emphasis on the production of it. He wants nothing less than a “fun, old-fashioned, family Christmas.”

 

 

Wed
28
Nov
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Anna Cate Wright named young achiever of 2018

Anna Cate Wright

Anna Cate Williams Wright will be honored in the Many Christmas Parade on December 22 as the Young Achiever of the Year.

A strong advocate of physical fitness and good health, Anna Cate and her husband are the owners of Rigs and Racks Fitness Center on Highway 171 Bypass in Many.

A few years ago, Rigs and Racks was no more than a dinner table discussion. Today it is a gym filled with motivated, supportive, hard-working people determined to reach their physical fitness goals. The strongest motivator there is Anna Cate, the founder and operator of Rigs and Racks.

Anna Cate is married to Dustin Wright, also of Many. He is the son of the late Billy Wright and Linda Ebarb Wright who now lives in Shreveport. Dustin and Anna Cate have two young boys: William, 6, and Major, 3. With two physically fit parents, the boys are destined to grow up to be athletes and dedicated fans of physical fitness.

Wed
28
Nov
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Keely Dubois signs...

Proud parents, Sonya Dubois, left, and Jay Dubois, look on as their daughter, Keely, signs a letter of intent to play softball as a Lady Demon at NSU, following her 2019 graduation from Many High. Keely was honored with a signing reception in the MHS Library on Friday, November 16. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Friday, November 16 was a monumental day in the life of Many Lady Tiger softball player Keely Dubois. The senior signed a letter of intent to play softball with the NSU Lady Demons.

A reception was hosted in the MHS Library, with Demon purple and orange decorating a huge cake, wall hangings and the signing table. A softball mitt, softballs and other Lady Tiger equipment, and bunches of balloons, decorated the head table. Keely and her parents, Sonja and Jay Dubois, centered the seating, along with her brother, Hunter; and grandparents, Charlotte Dubois of Chopin, and Pearlie and Jimmie Colston of Many. Other relatives and friends were in attendance for the special signing ceremony.

Serving as Master of Ceremonies for the signing was Head Softball Coach and MHS Principal Norman Booker III. He welcomed a large crowd “to a very special day for Keely and NSU.”

 

 

 

Tue
20
Nov
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City Bank hosting 2018 Angel Tree

The 2018 Angel Tree will be hosted in the lobby of City Bank and Trust in Many. All are encouraged to participate and bring about a great Christmas for a young child. Pictured from left are Pam Meshell, Madeline Leslie, Tanya Peterson, Sharon Blake, Jamie Vincent, and Tiffany Carnline. (Photo by Sabine Index/Daniel Jones)

The Sabine Parish Christmas Cheer Committee is pleased to announce the Angel Tree for the parish will be in the lobby of City Bank and Trust Company on San Antonio Avenue in Many.

“We are very excited to have the angel tree in our lobby this year.” said Branch Manager Jamie Vincent

Pink and blue angels, that represent specific children in Sabine Parish, are hanging on the tree. Printed on the angel are the child’s age, clothing, and shoe sizes.

“Our hope is that each of these children receives a suit of clothes, shoes, and a jacket,” stated Sharon Blake, long time member of the committee.

 

 

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Tue
20
Nov
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Christmas season is “DeLIGHTful” in Many

Santa Claus will officially arrive in Many when he rides in the annual Christmas Parade on December 22 at 2 p.m. He will also make an early visit to see families at Bayou Seafood at 5:30 p.m. on November 24.

Lights, lights, and more lights! Music, dance, plays, movies, parades, fireworks, shopping: that’s what you’ll see in downtown Many during this 2018 Christmas Festival.

It all begins November 23, the day after Thanksgiving when Many Mayor Ken Freeman turns on the DeLightful Christmas lights throughout Many from City Hall at 6 p.m.

Freeman said city workers and volunteers have worked for weeks to make sure the town is ablaze with Christmas lights for this year’s “A DeLIGHTful Christmas.”

The 2018 holiday calendar is filled with activities for the Christmas season so that folks can stay in town and enjoy Christmas cheer in Many.

 

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