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Depot construction nearing completion tensive work ful to citizens

Kevin Gosey, painting contractor, puts the finishing touches on a door at the Many Depot. It will be known as Many’s Sabine Parish Museum when it opens.

The renovation and restoration of the historic Many Depot is nearing completion after more than 10 months of work on the brick building, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Painting contractor Kevin Gosey of Many began putting the finishing touches on the painting of all exterior and interior surfaces last week. People who drive by the depot can now see the freshly painted Hunter Green doors with white trim. The concrete benches in the portico section are painted a spring green. Painting on the interior included walls, ceilings, ceiling beams, and all wood surfaces.

Rotted wood on both the interior and exterior of the building, broken windows, exterior and interior doors, ceilings, and walls were all repaired, rebuilt, or newly constructed by Kowonno Green Handyman Services.

 

 

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School Board member, community leader, Randy Martin, dies May 9

James Randal Martin 1950-2019

A longtime Sabine Parish School Board member, Randy Martin, died at Willis-Knighton-North in Shreveport on Thursday, May 9 around noon.

Martin, who suffered from daily back pain from an old injury, was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer (Stage 4) a month prior to his death.

Treatments were unsuccessful and he was hospitalized the last nine days of his life.

 

 

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Jenna Gray named 2019 Loggers Festival Queen

On Saturday, April 27, the Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival held their 25th  annual pageant.  

Selected in this pageant are the 12 members of the royal court to preside over the 25th  anniversary festivities and year.  Of the 45 wonderful contestants competing in the event, the Loggers and Forestry Festival are pleased to welcome Miss Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival 2019, Jenna Gray, and her court: Teen Miss Ashley Gorrell, Jr Miss Abigail Squires, Deb Miss Kaydence Brown, Little Miss Sarah Walraven, Master King Riley Gillam, Tiny Miss Selena Vela, Toddler Miss Blaize Meshell, Little King Cambren Brown, T’Nincy Miss Lillie-Ann Worsham, Baby Miss Aubree Jo Dahl, and Baby King Memphis Paddie.   

 

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Chopique to perform this weekend

Chopique are one of the most culturally unique groups to play the Many Community Center. They will perform for free on May 11.

History will be made at the Many Community Center on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m., thanks to the Music in Many, Many Mayor Ken Freeman, the Many Cultural District Advisory Committee and the Many City Council.

Choupique will be the first Cajun French band to every play their joyful music in Many, and admission to the concert will be absolutely free to everyone.

The Louisiana-based Choupique Cajun Band has been playing together over 19 years. They have recorded three CDs and multiple singles. Choupique has played festivals throughout Louisiana and events all over the US. In 2018, they toured New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, playing Acadian festivals, pubs, and Sainte-Anne University.

 

 

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Peason Ridge tour has another successful outing

Rickey Robertson, General Patrick Frank, and LTC. Jonathan Graebener speak to and answer questions from the Peason Ridge Tour group. (Robertson Collection)

Saturday April 27 was a beautiful spring morning and a great day for the annual Peason Ridge Heritage Tour sponsored by the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk and the Cultural Resources Section at Fort Polk.

Each year those folks interested in traveling throughout Peason Ridge gather and go and see and visit many of the historical sites , old home sites, and training areas located on this vast area located in Natchitoches, Sabine, and Vernon parishes. The tour is held in an area that is filled with history dating back to the Native Americans, who first settled here, and from the days of the Louisiana Purchase when settlers and homesteaders began to arrive and carve out farms.

 

 

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Clerk of Court Tammy Foster announces retirement

Tammy Foster

It is with feelings of gratitude and bitter sweet emotions, that I announce that I will not be seeking re-election for Clerk of Court. My third term will end June 30, 2020.

It has been a blessing to work in a job that I enjoy and for people that I enjoy serving.

I feel that our Clerk’s office has the best staff around hands down. They are hardworking, knowledgeable and professional public servants. I know that they will continue to serve with the utmost level of integrity.

 

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“The Shack” will screen May 4

“The Shack” will play at Movies in Many on Saturday, May 4. Admission to this deeply

inspirational film will be free.

The film cost $20 million to make in 2017 and grossed almost $100 million at theaters across the United States. It also received the prestigious DOVE Award for the Inspirational Film of the Year in 2017.

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs and what is really important to him. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

 

 

Wed
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Choctaw-Apache Powwow is this weekend

One of Sabine Parish’s most beloved events, the annual Choctaw-Apache Powwow will take place this Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.

The bright colored regalia and beaded headdresses moving with the motion of ancestral dance make the 2019 Choctaw-Apache Powwow a must-see event. The Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb will host its 26th Annual Powwow and Minority Health Event on Friday, April 26 from, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Apache Tribal Grounds, 217 Gene Knight Rd., Noble, located adjacent to the Ebarb school.

The powwow celebrates the heritage of the 21 families that make up the tribe which has over 2,500 members. The ancestral territory, located in the western part of Sabine Parish, includes Converse, Ebarb, Noble, Zwolle and the communities of Blue Lake and Grady Hill.

 

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Prayer Labyrinth consecrated by Methodists

The Rev. Gloria Youngblood, foreground, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Many is shown leading the Consecration Service of the new Prayer Labyrinth on the evening on Thursday, April 18 following a unique Maundy Thursday program. Working on the lovely labyrinth were from left Allen Isgitt, Ross and Ann Williams, Bob and Chris Nolen, Kirt and Diane Voorheis and son, Ross, who is with Boy Scout Troop 80; and Nancy Spiller. Not shown are Boy Scouts Hunter Atkins, Mick O’Neal, and Maddox Lapp, and Randy and Carolyn Martin. The labyrinth is open to the public. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

A consecration service for the new prayer labyrinth, located on the vacant lot across from the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church of Many, was hosted on Thursday night, April 18. The service was hosted following the Maundy Thursday services.

A labyrinth is a place to walk and pray. It is a single path that winds its way to the center and back again. Like our life journeys, it has many turns, but unlike a maze, there are no dead ends; the lone path leads, without obstruction, to the center. The path to the center reminds us that God longs to be in the very center of our lives.

Labyrinths are found in the floors of some of the oldest cathedrals in the world, dating back to 1200 A.D. As modern Christians began to long for the ancient practices, labyrinths began to appear in contemporary settings, such as gardens like the one at the Methodist Church.

 

 

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Sabine Student Players crack up in “The Dastardly Doctor”

The cast of “The Dastardly Doctor” contains a number of talented teens from the area. Laying down in front is Ghavin Wilson. On the second row, from left, are John Harris, Luis Estrada, Makayla Bass, Summer Paddie, and Kayden Dye. On the second row are Laura Hardwick, Christopher Whitaker, Maliya McCullough, and Emma Campbell. On the top row are Madeline Doss, Emily Marr, Sean Williams, Chrysten Jackson, Faith Gentry, and Alex Webb.

Several months ago, students flocked from across Sabine Parish to try out for “The Dastardly Doctor”, a medical melodrama filled with side-splitting comedy.

According to Director Janet Elam, it was the biggest turnout since the group began just four years ago.

“We had an amazing show of talent and were fortunate to be able to cast many students in this play”, said Elam.

 

 

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