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Wed
17
Aug

Community meeting set for Sabine High Revitalization Project

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The gym at Sabine High School is only one of several buildings in need of extreme revitalization. (Photo by Laura Blokker, Tulane University)

All interested parties are invited to attend a community meeting on August 20 at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria of Sabine High School. The meeting is to share the latest news on the status of the Sabine high School Revitalization Project. There will also be a question and answer segment to the meeting.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Wed
10
Aug

Successful Rally distributes 170 bags of supplies, books

Successful Rally distributes 170 bags of supplies, books

Sabine Parish School Superintendent Shane Wright and Human Resources Coordinator at the Sabine School Board Office Tene’ Leach distributed storybooks to children attending the attending the Rally. Between 2501300 books were given away.

Successful Rally distributes 170 bags of supplies, books

Matthew Couvillion, center, is shown addressing the crowd of several hundred at the Sabine Backto- School Rally. He gave an inspiring speech, laced with challenges, humor and advice. Needless to say, Couvillion held their attention.

Successful Rally distributes 170 bags of supplies, books

Discussing the attendance at the Back-to-School Rally were the Rev. Jerome Newsome, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, School Superintendent Shane Wright, James Wagley of Sabine Prevention Alliance and Michael Cutwright, a testimonial speaker and provider of gospel music at the Rally.

The Annual Sabine Back-to-School Rally, hosted at Many’s First United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 30, was one of the most successful school supply giveaway in recent years, according to Committee Chairman Mary Gore of Toledo Bend Ministries.

She noted that parents and children, ages Pre-K through high school lined up at the Family Life Center beginning at 7:15 a.m. to collect the free supplies. By the end of the busy morning, over 170 bags had been distributed. Local residents were treated to inspiring messages, music, face-painting and balloon animals, along with a hotdog lunch before noon.

Wed
10
Aug

City Bank assists Many High School Tigers

City Bank assists Many High School Tigers

City Bank’s Kristy Miller presents Payton Hyden, member of the MHS Football Team, a donation to sponsor the Many High School Football Scramble.  The Scramble is 8:00 A.M. on August 6th at the Northwestern Hills Golf Course. For more information, please contact Coach Hassell, 318-564-7343 or Andrea Pickett, 318-332-6038.

Wed
10
Aug

Local Health Unit program offers way to curb lesser known type of poverty

There are different types of poverty that may affect you or someone you know in one way or another: situational, generational, absolute, relative, urban, and rural. Some people find themselves in one or more types of poverty at some point during their lives. However, there is another type of poverty that is not widely discussed yet it affects nearly 2/3 of all women in the United States and an estimated 500 million people worldwide, and you have the ability to help cure in our Parish. “Period Poverty” refers to the prevalent phenomena of being unable to afford products such as sanitary pads, tampons, or liners to manage menstrual bleeding.

Wed
03
Aug

BOM sponsors St. Joseph’s Spring Festival

BOM sponsors St. Joseph’s Spring Festival

BOM is proud to sponsor St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Spring Festival. Pictured left to right: BOM Sabine Parish Market President Daniel Bennett and Spring Festival committee member Nolan Rivers.

Wed
03
Aug

City Bank donates to Many High football’s golf scramble

City Bank donates to Many High football’s golf scramble

City Bank’s Kristy Miller presents Payton Hyden, member of the MHS Football Team, a donation to sponsor the Many High School Football Scramble. The Scramble is 8:00 A.M. on August 6th at the Northwestern Hills Golf Course. For more information, please contact Coach Hassell, 318- 564-7343 or Andrea Pickett, 318-332-6038.

Wed
03
Aug

Local students honored after completing CLTCC, NSU advanced manufacturing technician program

Local students honored after completing CLTCC, NSU advanced manufacturing technician program

Five students were honored upon completion of the GeauxFAME/AMT program, a work/study partnership between Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Northwestern State University and regional industries. From left are Dr. Jimmy Sawtelle, chancellor CLTCC, Jay Latour of Many, Cody Tibbett of Baton Rouge, Justin Jacobs of Pleasant Hill, Kyleb McMahon of Many, Luke Holloway of Choudrant and NSU President Dr. Marcus Jones. McMahon earned the Distinguished Graduate Award.

Local students honored after completing CLTCC, NSU advanced manufacturing technician program

Kyleb McMahon of Many earned the Distinguished Graduate Award, the highest award bestowed by the employers in the local FAME chapter and is pictured with personnel from his partnering company, Boise Cascade of Lena. From let are Hugh “Wade” Dowden, maintenance mentor; Mark Bossier, plant manager; McMahon and Huey Dubois, maintenance superintendent.

Five students completed the GeauxFAME Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program, a work/study partnership between Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Northwestern State University and regional industries. Through the program, graduates earned a certificate from CLTCC and an associate degree from NSU while working at a regional manufacturing facility.

Graduates, who were honored earlier this week, and their sponsoring company are Jay Latour of Many (Alliance Compressors), Cody Tibbett of Baton Rouge (AFCO), Justin Jacobs of Pleasant Hill (RoyOMartin), Kyleb McMahon of Many (Boise Cascade) and Luke Holloway of Choudrant (Stella-Jones).

Wed
27
Jul

Stewart announces candidacy for Sabine Parish School Board

Stewart announces candidacy for Sabine Parish School Board

School Board candidate John Stewart, at center, and family.

My name is John Stewart and I have qualified to run for Sabine Parish School Board member for District 6. I am married to Candice Etheridge Stewart and together we have four children: Makayla, 20; MaKinah, 13; Mack, 9; and MaKynzlee, 5. After working in the oil field for 11 years, I now own and manage John Stewart Trucking and John Stewart Timber Services. I’m also a lifelong member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Following in the footsteps of my mother, grandparents, and all four of my older siblings, I graduated from Ebarb High School in 2005. My oldest daughter is a 2020 graduate, and two of my children currently attend Ebarb High School. It is safe to say that Rebel pride runs deep in my blood.

Wed
27
Jul

Daron Chandler sworn in for second year on La. School Board’s Association of Directors

Daron Chandler sworn in for second year on La. School Board’s Association of Directors

Daron Chandler

Daron Chandler was sworn in for a second year with the Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA) on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Baton Rouge during the Association’s 2022 LSBA Capitol Conference. Mr. Chandler serves as a member of the Sabine Parish School Board representing Ward 1, District 1, and Florien High School.

“I love serving on the LSBA Board of Directors because they stay on the pulse of all things education, lobbying for everything to make our local education the best it can be and against anything that will drag it down,” said Chandler. “It’s an honor to be a part of that.”

LSBA President Melvin Lodge echoed similar thoughts. “As leaders and board members, we have a responsibility to advocate on behalf of our students, giving them the best possible opportunities to become successful. Mr. Chandler recognizes this and I’m glad to have him as a member of the LSBA’s Board of Directors,” said Lodge.

Wed
27
Jul

Numerous locals qualify for November 8 election

Last week was qualifying at the Sabine Parish Courthouse, and numerous local candidates have thrown their hat into the ring for the November 8 election.

One U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs this election, and incumbent John Kennedy will have plenty of stiff competition for the seat. Qualifying were Beryl A. Billiot, I; Gary Chambers Jr., D; Devin Graham, R; “Xan” John, other; W. Thomas La Fontaine Olson, I; Bradley McMorris, I; Vinny Mendoza, D; Luke Mixon, D; Salvador P. Rodriguez, D; Aaron C. Sigler, L; Syrita Steib, D; and Thomas Wenn, other.

Mike Johnson, the Republican incumbent of the U.S. Representative 4th Congressional District, will return to office unopposed.

Elizabeth Pickett will return as Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.

Verity Gentry will be appointed as judge of the 11th Judicial District Court.

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