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Wed
24
Feb

Cleco offers final restoration update

As of 12 p.m. Sunday, Cleco has restored power to 98 percent of the roughly 43,000 customers who lost electricity after a second winter storm hit the company’s service territory within the same week.

“There are a small number of customers without power, and we’re working to restore power to these remaining customers today. Any customer who does not have power after today, should call and report an outage,” said James Lass, director of distribution operations and emergency management.

 

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Dept. of Interior announces tribal consultations to recognize importance of nation-to-nation relationship

The Department of the Interior announced today that it will host initial consultations with Tribal leaders next month. In addition to honoring and strengthening the nation-to-nation relationship, these steps will help ensure that future White House and Interior efforts at addressing the four converging crises of our time – COVID-19, economic security, racial justice and climate change – are inclusive of Tribal Nations’ priorities and recommendations.

Wed
17
Feb

Town of Many to enforce trash can ordinance

In an effort to make your hometown to look its best, the town of Many is going to start enforcing our ordnance #1 of 2009. Mayor Ken Freeman is instructing the Chief to have her patrol officers who ride up and down the streets of Many to find any citizens in violation of the 12 year old garbage ordinance that says the following:

It shall be unlawful for any person to place any garbage in front of any residence in the town, without same being in a sturdy plastic (not a plastic garbage bag) or metal indestructible container with a lid that dogs, cats or any other type of animal can get into, that can be picked up and dumped into the garbage wagon to be hauled away.

Wed
17
Feb

Bookers indicted by grand jury

The Louisiana Attorney General’s office filed indictments on February 8 after a Sabine Parish Grand Jury issued two true bills.

John Anthony “Jay” Booker of Many was indicted on two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. He was a teacher at Many Junior High and was later transferred to the SPARKS school.

Normal Ural Booker III, Many High School principal, was indicted on five counts.

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Louisiana officials: U.S. can fight climate change, still drill for oil

Louisiana officials: U.S. can fight climate change, still drill for oil

(The Center Square) – Offshore oil exploration can go hand-in-hand with President Joe Biden’s stated goals of reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change, Louisiana officials argued Wednesday.

State government and business leaders said they are deeply concerned about the federal government’s current 60-day moratorium on oil production on federal land and water, and about what regulations will be imposed on the industry after the moratorium ends. For Louisiana, the main concerns have to do with offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wed
10
Feb

Many PD solves theft; receives ballistic vests

Many PD solves theft; receives ballistic vests
Many PD solves theft; receives ballistic vests

Officer Kennith Neal recently made an arrest and recovered two of the eight firearms stolen from Many Collision Center.

Chief of Police Cheryl Wooley displays one of the new ballistic vests that recently arrived for Many PD.

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Feb

Kowonno Greene sworn in as school board member

Kowonno Greene sworn in as school board member

Kowonno Greene was sworn in as Ward 4 - District 4 School Board Member by Sabine Parish Clerk of Court, Shelly Salter at the January 4, 2021 Board Meeting. Greene’s fiancé, Chasity Evans ,was in attendance to witness the event.

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Feb

COVID-19 vaccine offered at 406 Louisiana providers

(The Center Square) – Louisiana officials have provided COVID-19 vaccines to 406 providers across all 64 parishes this week, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office said Monday.

Residents who are at least 70 years old are eligible. Vaccine supplies are limited and vaccinations are available by appointment only. The list of providers, including contact information, is available at the Louisiana Department of Health’s website.

Second doses, which are needed to get the full benefit of the vaccine, will be given at the same location as the first dose, state officials said. Appointments for the second dose will be made during the first appointment.

Almost 400,000 doses had been administered as of the most recent state update posted Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
10
Feb

COVID-19 vaccine minimum age lowered to 65

(Editor’s Note: The Sabine Parish Health Unit is now giving the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 318-256- 4105.)

(The Center Square) – Any Louisiana resident who is at least age 65 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination starting Monday, February 8, Gov. John Bel Edwards said last week.

The current cutoff is age 70. Also among the 275,000 or so residents who will be newly eligible Monday are workers who will be involved in the March and April elections, emergency response personnel and members of the state’s Unified Command Group.

The Unified Command Group includes the governor, who said he is looking forward to getting his first dose next week.

 

 

 

 

Wed
03
Feb

UMW Sunday celebrated by Methodists

UMW Sunday celebrated by Methodists

Elizabeth Pickett, left, received the Service Pin from United Methodist Women President Vicki Isgitt, on Sunday, January 24 services at Many’s First Methodist Church.

UMW Sunday celebrated by Methodists

Carolyn Dove, who served as Liturgist at the UMW Sunday celebration, left, is shown with UMW President Vicki Isgitt, guest speaker Janis Anthony of Zwolle’s UMC, and Pastor Gloria Youngblood of First Methodist Church of Many.

Seventeen members of the United Methodist Women compose the active group at Many’s First United Methodist Church of Many. The ladies gathered together Sunday Sunday, January 24 at 10 a.m. to celebrate their accomplishments and activities.

UMW Vice President Carolyn Dove served as Liturgist and led the services. Those participating in the service included Special Recognition and President Vicki Isgitt, Organist Gail Thomas, Ushers Karen Lombard and Vicki Simpson, UMW Ribbons Mary Ellen Freeman and granddaughter, Charlotte; Stewardship Moment Chris Nolen, and Soloist Vicki Weaver.

Following announcements, hymns and prayers, Mrs. Dove introduced guest speaker, Janis Anthony of Zwolle’s Methodist Church. Anthony grew up in Sabine Parish and graduated from Negreet High School. She earned a B.S. degree from Northwestern State University and a MBA from Cal State-Stanislaus.

 

 

 

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