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Sabine’s Got Talent to feature dancers, singers

Nineteen acts, including dancers, singers and instrumentalists, will highlight the 4th Annual Sabine’s Got Talent Show at the Many Community Center on Friday night, February 1 at 7 p.m.

Participants will be divided into three age groups: Child—5 years to 12 years; Teen—13 years to 18 years; and Adult—19 years and up. The winners will be selected by three judges overall, based on talent, creativity, enthusiasm and presentation.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for 12-year-olds and under. Money raised will benefit Easterseals Louisiana, which helps adults and children who are handicapped and disabled. A total of 92% will be returned to Sabine Parish that is raised locally to assist local families and individuals, according to Director of Development Bernie Bitting, who coordinates the local fundraiser.

Wed
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Jan
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Many Tiger football keeps gaining attention

Following the 2018 season, the Many Tigers had four athletes sign on to continue playing football at Division I schools. Pictured are Myron Warren, Tavier Williams, Coach Jess Curtis, Shacori Williams, and Ni’Kendrick Carter. (Photo courtesy Tina McCormic)

Having four athletes sign to NCAA Division I programs in one day was a record for the Many Tigers, but the future is looking just as fruitful with more talent developing daily.

Many ended the 2018 season not in the dome, but at home, having lost to Welsh in the semifinal for the second year in a row. That doesn’t count out their blockbuster season, which saw them take district with six wins and put up a 15-2 final record.

Such high-level play is sure to gain attention, which it has in droves.

Defensive end Myron Warren received much attention, especially after he de-committed from Texas Christian University earlier this year. He signed with the University of Texas Longhorns and will compete in the Big 12 Conference.

 

 

Wed
30
Jan
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Life of Martin Luther King Jr celebrated

Charismatic speaker the Rev. Recie Medlock inspired the audience with his words of thanks and encouragement.

Elder Gwendolyn Snearl delivered a passionate keynote speech at the MLK Celebration.

Jeanetta Dean of Many coordinated the 24th annual Martin Luther King celebration.

The pastor of King’s Chapel, Rev. Louis Smith, reminded everyone of the importance of peaceful progress.

Ministers in area African American Many churches spoke about the history of the civil rights movement and the need for peaceful progress in the future.

The Rev. Jerome Newsone was one of the ministers who spoke and sang.

Praise dancers from two churches uplifted everyone with their joyful dances.

The Rev. Recie Medlock, the Rev. Woodrow Williams, and William Ruffin all spoke at King’s Chapel.

Joyful songs, thankful prayers, dances of praise, and encouraging speeches filled the air of the Kings Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church as church-goers celebrated at the 24th annual Martin Luther King march and ceremony last Monday morning in Many.

Master of Ceremonies William Ruffin set the tone with this year’s theme: “The waters have been dried up, and it’s time for us to cross over.”

The Rev. Gwendolyn Snearl, presiding elder of the Alexandria-Thibodeaux District who also works at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, delivered a passionate and fiery speech reminding the audience of how far they had come in the years since the civil rights movement began and how it is now time for young African Americans to become responsible for even more progress.

Wed
30
Jan
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Patchwork

I cleaned out my little red hutch cabinet that sits in my kitchen. Talk about a chore! Mother and Daddy purchased the cabinet for about $25 right after they got married and it’s been a beloved piece of furniture that we moved all over the United States. It’s been a variety of colors. If memory serves me correctly it was yellow one time and blue another. It’s been red for years and Mom gave it to be years ago. It now sits in my kitchen and I use the shelving for display of cookbooks, old items, like my curling iron that Mom would heat on the stove; some of the boy’s little toys, a picture of Hubby-dear as a little boy, several of Gramma’s old cooking utensils and other things that bring back sweet memories.

 

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Wed
23
Jan
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Converse plans homecoming for Jan. 25

The Junior Maids at Converse School are Ale Rodriguez and Sarah Friday

Homecoming at Converse School will be holding its annual homecoming festivities on Friday, January 25. This in an open invitation for any alumni for any previous years. Court will be presented at 5 p.m. and games against Negreet will start immediately after.

This year’s queen and her court are:

Queen Carrie Maria Watson. Carrie is the daughter of Holly and James Watson. She has received Honors at the Academic Brunch for several years, placed second in Business Computer Applications at the state Literary Rally and has been accepted to East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, for this coming fall. Carrie plans on majoring in psychology to become a counseling psychologist. Carrie says, “Overall, I want to share the love and word of God by helping others get through difficult times.”

Wed
23
Jan
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Ebarb sets Homecoming activities for Friday

Senior members of the 2019 Ebarb High School Homecoming court are, from left, Jax Cartinez,
Kelsey Sepulvado, Catherine Warner, Chloe’ Leone, Landen Rivers and Braden Barnes. See more pictures on page 2

Ebarb High school is proud to announce that they will be celebrating their annual Homecoming festivities on Friday, January 25 at 5 p.m.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with the recognition of alumni with years ending in nine. Classes that will be recognized are 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009. It will be followed by the presentation of the 2019 Homecoming court at the gym. Next, the Ebarb Rebels and Lady Rebels will host the Simpson Broncos and Lady Broncos for Homecoming.

The boy’s game will be played first at 6 p.m. with the girl’s game to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Wed
23
Jan
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Patrick selected Deputy of Quarter

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Patrol Sgt. Richard Patrick has been selected Deputy of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2018. He goes above and beyond in helping keep Sabine parish a safe place to live and work. Pictured from left are Chief Criminal Deputy John Adair, Patrick, and Sheriff Ronny Richardson

 

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Fri
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Jan

Multiple vehicle crash claims life of Terrol Garner

On January 17, a crash involving three vehicles killed a man from Florien and injured several others.  The man killed was not wearing a seat belt.

Troopers responded to the crash around 4:40 p.m., which occurred on Highway 6 at Highway 476.  The crash involved a 2008 Dodge pickup, driven by Jerry O. Schellenger, 75, of Huntsville, Texas; a 1999 Ford pickup, driven by Marshall Maxie Jr., 54, of Florien; and a 1995 GMC pickup, driven by Louis T. Clinkscales, 69, of Leesville.  The Dodge was westbound on Highway 6, traveling directly behind the Ford.  As the Ford began to slow down and prepared for a left turn onto highway 476, the Dodge collided with its rear end.  This collision caused the Ford to enter the eastbound lane, which resulted in a second collision between the eastbound GMC and the Ford.

Schellenger was wearing his seat belt and sustained minor injuries.  He refused medical aid.

Wed
16
Jan
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Zwolle Hawks celebrate Homecoming on Friday

Ieshia Cutright, at right, is shown singing the National Anthem. Looking on is the Rev. Harry Babers.

Zwolle officials take...

Zwolle High School’s Homecoming has been scheduled for Friday, January 18, as the Hawks face off against the Negreet Indians.

 

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Wed
16
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Music in Many plans busy spring

Brandy Roberts

Music in Many’s spring concert schedule is the most ambitious one yet with lots and lots of concerts booked for January through May, according to Many Mayor Ken Freeman.

“We have at least one great music show every month,” Freeman said, “and we have two shows scheduled for several of the months. Additionally, the admission price has been cut in half, and some shows are even free.”

‘Michael Wagley Presents’ is a new production which will feature different bands and musicians on the fourth Saturday of January, February, and March (Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 23). Wagley said he’s planning on a wide variety of music which will have something to offer for everyone. The son of popular local musician James Wagley, the young Wagley is enthusiastic about the three-month schedule and thinks the shows will be quite popular. Admission charge for each of the shows will be $7 for adults and anyone over 12. Kids under 12 will be admitted for $5, and veterans will be admitted free.

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