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Wed
06
Jul

July 1 marked beginning of new fishing, hunting licensing

For those individuals who hold recreational fishing or hunting licenses expiring today, June 30, you will need to wait until 12:00 a.m. July 1, before you may repurchase the same license.

Moving forward, all recreational licenses will be good for 365 days from the date of purchase. For instance, if you purchase a recreational fishing or hunting license on July 2, 2022, it will be good through July 1, 2023.

Licenses can be purchased at https://louisianaoutdoors.com/ or your local fishing/hunting license vendor.

Wed
06
Jul

DOTD enforces weights and standards beginning July 1

DOTD enforces weights and standards beginning July 1

Last week, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that commercial weights and standards enforcement within the state will transfer to DOTD from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C). Act 384 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session moves stationary weight enforcement under DOTD’s authority effective July 1, 2022. The act also creates the Weights and Standards Stationary Scales Police Force within DOTD.

“This is a major move that demonstrates DOTD’s unwavering commitment to safety for all travelers in our state,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “We are committed to building a state-of-the-art system that will provide an efficient and effective process for this critical industry.”

The legislature has transferred weight enforcement in Louisiana between DPS&C and DOTD a few times in the past. Most recently, the legislature moved weight enforcement in 2010 from DOTD to DPS&C.

Wed
06
Jul

Help revitalizing Sabine High campus needed

Help revitalizing Sabine High campus needed

The poor condition of Sabine High School is emphasized in this drone footage.

Calling all Alumni, Friends, Citizens and Volunteers to join the “Beacon Brigade” and revitalize the campus of Sabine High School in Many, Louisiana! This gem in the northwestern region of Louisiana has a rich cultural heritage ... but a poor facade that needs an investment of $3.SM to renovate and bring back as a cultural Beacon of Hope for the citizens - the youth - of this Region.

Will you help Save Sabine High School?

Let’s look at how the Sabine School campus was formerly a beacon for the community ... and can return again as a Beacon of Hope:

1958- 1970: Sabine School was the educational center for African American students in grades 1 to 12.

1970 - 2001: Sabine School housed Many Junior High School.

2001: The Beacon was left to deteriorate ... for 20 years.

2020: The Sabine School was declared a historical site by the U. S. Department of Interior and listed on the National Register.

Wed
29
Jun

Zwolle-Ebarb VFW #5187 donates $10,000 for Zwolle Festival grounds upgrade

Zwolle-Ebarb VFW #5187 donates $10,000
Zwolle-Ebarb VFW #5187 donates $10,000
Zwolle-Ebarb VFW #5187 donates $10,000

The Ebarb-Zwolle VFW Post 5187’s devotion to their community can be seen in many aspects of our area. Post 5187 recently made a charitable donation to aid in the improvement of the electrical infrastructure at the Zwolle Festival grounds.

Present to show their appreciation and support of this project are sereval members of the Tamale Fiesta Board. These members are Christian Sepulvado, Anna Remedies, Pat Procell, Nicole Ezernack, Priscilla Craig, Jackie Craig,and Fiesta photographer Phyllis Lehr. Fiesta President, Mr. Chris Loupe, along with wife Becky Loupe, and Queen Canada Sepulvado, accepted the check from Commander Walt Korb. Also in attendance were Post 5187 members Bruce Ray, Syl Martinez,CD Polk Jr.,and Keith Gibson.

Wed
29
Jun

Spencer Faust announces he will not seek re-election

Spencer Faust announces he

District 3 School Boardsman Spencer Faust

Spencer Faust, three-term member of the Sabine Parish School Board, has announced that he will not seek re-election. He served District 3. The primary is set for Nov.

8, with the qualifying period being July 20-22. “I believe the voters in District 3 deserve to know that I will not run, so that anyone interested will have a fair chance to do so,” he stated. “I had three opponents the first time I ran and then returned to office the other two times unopposed. The voters in the district have been good to me, and I thank them for their support.”

Faust continued, “I have enjoyed my service on the Board. Our system is running good right now. Our academics are up. Right now, Many High is an A school. During my term we constructed a new Many Elementary School. And we put turf on the Many High football field. I am proud of that. In addition, I helped elect two Superintendents - Dr. Sara Ebarb and Shane Wright.”

Wed
29
Jun

Multi-parish violent crime enforcement operation results in 171 arrests

Over the last two weeks, the Central Louisiana Violent Crime Abatement Team (VCAT) conducted a very successful criminal enforcement detail. This collaborative unified initiative was comprised of Louisiana State Police, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Louisiana Probation and Parole, Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, Pineville Police Department, Alexandria Police Department, Natchitoches City Police Department, Lecompte Police Department, Ball Police Department, Boyce Police Department, Glenmora Police Department, Woodworth Police Department, Alexandria City Marshal’s Office, Pineville City Marshal’s Office and Louisiana National Guard.

Wed
22
Jun

Rep. Schamerhorn recognizes AMC Day

Rep. Schamerhorn recognizes AMC Day

Rep. Rodney Schamerhorn has continued his annual tradition of recognizing Paisley Langton by requesting a Governor’s Proclamation for AMC Day June 30th.

Wed
22
Jun

Nationally published author to appear in Many

Nationally published author to appear in Many

Susan Sands

The Town of Many will receive a special treat when a nationally published Author launches her latest novel right here in Many.

Susan Noel Sands, author of five published novels, will be at Many City Hall at 645 San Antonio Avenue, to sign her new novel Home to Cypress Bayou Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. She will also speak to guests abut her writing career and the influence of this area on her writing.

She will also appear on the radio program “Save the Date” on Thursday, June 23 at 8 a.m. to talk about her Saturday appearance at Many’sCity Hall.

Sands is a native of Negreet and Many and is a graduate of Negreet High School. She graduated from Northwestern State University in1989. Sands now lives in Roswell, GA.

Ms. Sands’ visit is sponsored by the Town of Many, Mayor Robert Hable and the Many City Council. There is no cost to attend the cultural event, and refreshments will be served to the guests as they chat with the noted author.

Wed
22
Jun

Williams nominated as LACPC first chair

Williams nominated as LACPC first chair

Suzanne Williams

The LACPC is pleased to announce the nomination of Suzanne Williams by the Town of Many to serve as the LACPC’s first Commission Chair. When confirmed, Williams will help guide the Commission’s agenda and goals and will preside over official meetings held during her one-year term commencing July 1.

The Town of Many has participated in the statewide cooperative purchasing commission since its inception. Williams was tapped to represent the town by Mayor Robert H. Hable, Jr. Her nomination is expected to be approved at the next meeting of the LaMATS Board of Directors.

Williams brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role. Not only has she been an active participant in the LACPC, her official duties as Many’s Grant Writer include identifying funding opportunities and generating proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.

Wed
15
Jun

State Treasurer confirms La. ready to receive $176M in federal broadband funds

State Treasurer John Schroder has assured that the Louisiana State Treasury is poised to receive federal dollars totaling $176.7M from the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund that are expected to begin arriving. Louisiana was selected as one of the first four states approved to receive funding after demonstrating the funds will go toward the remedy of critical needs.

“The pandemic shined a spotlight on the lack of internet for citizens across the state,” said State Treasurer John Schroder. “Internet is no longer a luxury. It’s the same as electricity and running water. Without it, there’s no quick access in terms of safety, health, and education for citizens and there’s definitely no economic development.”

Treasurer Schroder recently hosted a discussion about the state’s connectivity upgrades progress since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and plans to roll out this next round of federal funding.

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