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Fri
28
Sep

Trio catches 12’ alligator on Toledo Bend

Jeff Procell, Ryan Procell, and Steven Pilkington recently claimed this alligator while out on Toledo Bend.  Pilkington tells the Index that they caught it with a 14 aught hook with chicken on the end.  It was caught on the south end of the lake close to Kites' Landing.  Unlike the popular “Swamp People” show on History, they were on the bank close to the waters edge instead of a boat.

Wed
26
Sep

Jonathan Dykes arrested in Pleasant Hill stabbing

Jonathan R. Dykes

Jonathan R. Dykes

Jonathan R. Dykes, 53, of Vallejo, California, was arrested by Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on September 25 for cutting a female with a knife in Pleasant Hill. 

Dykes was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for aggravated battery, domestic abuse aggravated assault under the dating violence act, and resisting an officer.  He was also booked on unrelated warrants for sexual battery and failure to appear for simple possession of marijuana.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 4:40 p.m. indicating that a female in Pleasant Hill had been cut by Dykes and he had fled into a wooded area.  Tracking dogs from Natchitoches Parish and Vernon Parish were requested and when they arrived, Dykes surrendered to deputies.  The victim was transported to a hospital and is in stable condition.  The case is still under investigation.

More will be included in next week's edition of The Sabine Index.

Wed
26
Sep
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Donations for Depot Museums coming in

Donations to convert the Many Depot into the Sabine Parish Historical Depot Museum are arriving steadily at City Hall according to Many Mayor Ken Freeman.

Freeman said that more than $6,000 had been donated as of Friday, September 21.

“These donations are in direct response to a letter that was sent to individuals, government and civic organizations, and businesses in late August,” Freeman said. “We sent out more than 500 letters and asked for donations so that we could continue the work and build a museum.”

The mayor is hopeful that still more donations will arrive in the next few weeks.

 

 

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Wed
26
Sep
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Miss Louisiana International to speak at Rotary

The 2018 Mrs. Louisiana International will be the special guest speaker at the Many Rotary Club meeting and luncheon on Thursday, September 27, at the VFW Hall.

Crystal Barrow, a special combination of beauty and brains, the reigning Mrs. Louisiana and an accomplished journalist, volunteer, and the wife of a broadcasting IT engineer.

 

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Wed
26
Sep
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Jessica Gray named Miss Sabine Fair and Rodeo

On September 16, the Sabine Fair and Rodeo Inc. held their annual pageant to welcome in the new royalty who will reign over their 108th annual fair and rodeo.

The newly crowned Miss Sabine Fair and Rodeo, Jessica Lynn Gray of Florien wants to take this opportunity to invite you to the Sabine Parish Fair and Rodeo September 25h-29. Join her and her court for a great time filled with carnival rides, fabulous fair foods, games, rodeos and laughter.

 

 

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Wed
26
Sep
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Los Primos celebrates grand opening

Los Primos Mexican Grill, located on the Texas Highway, is officially open for business. The grill has been open since May, but just recently joined the Chamber and celebrated with an official ribbon cutting. On Thursday, September 20, the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and presented owners Pablo Bautista and Rodrigo Lopez with a membership plaque. It was a festive day at the new grill, as business owners, city officials, and Chamber members gathered for the ceremony.

Executive Director Kenneth Ammons welcomed the owners and their employees to the Chamber membership and wished them well in their endeavor. Many Mayor Ken Freeman expressed his pleasure in the new restaurant and wished them luck, as well as praised Bautista and Lopez for adding to the local economy. Matthew Couvillion, past president of the Chamber, presented the owners with a Chamber plaque to display in the business.

 

 

Tue
25
Sep

SKYWARN training set for October 12

On October 12, the Amateur Radio Club of Sabine will host a training seminar for those interested in participating in the SKYWARN Project.

The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans.  To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN with partner organizations.  It is a volunteer program with between 350,000-400,000 trained severe weather spotters.  These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Although SKYWARN spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN spotter is to identify and describe local storms.  In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, and more than 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States.  These events threatened lives and property.

Mon
24
Sep

Leo Mitchell arrested for attempted theft of ATM

Leo B. Mitchell

Leo B. Mitchell, 37, of Many, was arrested by Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on September 23, 2018, for numerous charges stemming from his alleged attempt to steal an ATM kiosk from a local business. 

Mitchell was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of simple criminal damage to property (over $1,000), simple burglary, attempted theft of an ATM, theft (over $1,000), and no tail lights.

Thu
20
Sep

Robeline man cited for deer hunting violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Robeline subject for alleged deer hunting violations on September 15 in Natchitoches Parish.

Agents cited Justin S. Matthews, 20, for taking a deer during a closed season, possession of an illegally taken deer, hunting without resident and big game licenses, failure to possess deer tags, and failing to comply with deer tagging requirements.

Agents received a tip about an eight-point buck that was shot northwest of Robeline.  After further investigations, agents made contact.

He admitted to agents that he shot the deer the evening before around 6:30 p.m. using a Marlin 30/30 rifle with scope.  Agents seized the meat, antlers, and rifle.

Wed
19
Sep

Louisiana Bluebird Society to meet at South Toledo Bend Park

All are invited to a special event at South Toledo Bend State Park on September 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

This area is a major site for bluebirds in Louisiana, and through special arrangements with the Hodges Foundation, the Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society (LBBS) has continued its 40-year mission of tending to the bluebird trail at Hodges Gardens, even though the park is closed and gardens are not open to the public.

This year local LBBS volunteers looked after the 25-house trail, stewarded the fledging of over 160 baby bluebirds and kept alive a tradition going back over a generation.  While the future use of the gardens remains uncertain, the bluebirds are tended and cared for.  Some of the hundreds of bluebirds we have shepherded over the years may be the ones you see in your yard or as you drive along the roads of Sabine Parish.

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