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Wed
28
Aug
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Wood teams with Central Sabine in support of Fire Prevention Week

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Central Sabine Fire Chief Scott Gowen and local State Farm Agent Buddy Wood are teaming up in support of Fire Prevention Week.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Buddy Wood are teaming up with the Sabine Parish Central Fire Station in support of Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign that promotes critical home fire safety messages. NFPA has been the official sponsor of the campaign for more than 90 years.

State Farm is delivering Fire Prevention Week toolkits to more than 300 fire departments across the U.S. including Louisiana. The Sabine Parish Central Station and Chief Scott Gowen were among the stations selected to receive one.

Each toolkit includes a host of resources for promoting Fire Prevention Week, including brochures, magnets, posters and more. The Fire Department will be sharing these resources at schools and other community events this fall in support of the campaign.

 

 

Wed
28
Aug
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Friends of Toledo Bend launches fundraising for Zwolle museum

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Chris Loupe, President of the Friends of Toledo Bend/Zwolle Historical Museum and Edith Palmer, fundraising chairperson, review final plans for the campaign to renovate the historic KCS Depot.

The preservation of our local and regional history is important for the residents of our area in order for them to have an understanding of their surroundings and to take pride in where they live. It can also be utilized as an economic benefit from the many tourists coming to Toledo Bend Lake. To meet this preservation purpose, the Friends of the Toledo Bend/Zwolle Museum was formed as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit to renovate the historic KCS Depot to house a museum in which the story can be told.

Wed
28
Aug

Friends of Toledo Bend launches fundraising for Zwolle museum

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Chris Loupe, President of the Friends of Toledo Bend/Zwolle Historical Museum and Edith Palmer, fundraising chairperson, review final plans for the campaign to renovate the historic KCS Depot.

The preservation of our local and regional history is important for the residents of our area in order for them to have an understanding of their surroundings and to take pride in where they live. It can also be utilized as an economic benefit from the many tourists coming to Toledo Bend Lake. To meet this preservation purpose, the Friends of the Toledo Bend/Zwolle Museum was formed as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit to renovate the historic KCS Depot to house a museum in which the story can be told.

Wed
28
Aug

Wood teams with Central Sabine in support of Fire Prevention Week

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Central Sabine Fire Chief Scott Gowen and local State Farm Agent Buddy Wood are teaming up in support of Fire Prevention Week.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Agent Buddy Wood are teaming up with the Sabine Parish Central Fire Station in support of Fire Prevention Week, an annual public awareness campaign that promotes critical home fire safety messages. NFPA has been the official sponsor of the campaign for more than 90 years.

State Farm is delivering Fire Prevention Week toolkits to more than 300 fire departments across the U.S.  including Louisiana. The Sabine Parish Central Station and Chief Scott Gowen were among the stations selected to receive one.

Each toolkit includes a host of resources for promoting Fire Prevention Week, including brochures, magnets, posters and more. The Fire Department will be sharing these resources at schools and other community events this fall in support of the campaign.

 

 

Thu
22
Aug

Sheriff’s Office searching for inmate

Jonathan Y. Enriquez

On August 21, an inmate at the Sabine Parish Detention Center was discovered missing.

Jonathan Y. Enriquez, 26, of Anacoco, was discovered missing during regular rounds and it was later found that he was able to squeeze through a locked gate.  He used his status as a trustee to gain access to the gate.

Enriquez is a 5’11” tall white male and weighs approximately 180 pounds.  He has short brown hair with a short beard.  He was serving a two-year sentence on a drug violation and was scheduled for release in October of 2019.

If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of Enriquez, please contact the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department at 318-256-9241.

 

 

Wed
21
Aug

Burn ban enacted in Sabine Parish

Sabine Parish Police Jury President and Director of Sabine Parish Office of Homeland Security David Davis wishes the public to know that a fire hazard does exist and a burn ban has been enacted for the entirety of the parish.

Prohitibted is all outside burning, which includes but is not limited to garbage, grass, leaves, and brush.  Permits can only be issued by one of three Sabine Parish fire chiefs.

The order, issued on August 20, will remain in effect until the thread has subsided, or 30 days from the date of the declaration.

Wed
21
Aug
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Community Bank announces new Many office

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J.J. Blake

William E. Dorroh, president and chief executive officer of Community Bank of Louisiana has announced that the locally-owned community bank had submitted an application to open an office in Sabine Parish.

In making the announcement, Dorroh stated that the bank had engaged longtime Sabine Parish banker J.J. Blake to serve as its senior vice president and lending officer for the new location.

“J.J. brings to Community Bank a 38-year reputation for honesty, integrity, and business,” Dorroh stated. “With his community involvement, we feel he is a perfect fit for our bank and our new Many office.”

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug
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Rotary Club reaches two milestones

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(Photo by Daniel Jones/ Sabine Index)

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Long-time Rotary member Bill Adams, at left, is shown with his son, Hall, who has joined the Rotary Club making them the first multi-generation members. (Photo by Daniel Jones/Sabine Index)

Newly-elected Rotary President Mary Perry, at right, is shown with Japanese exchange student Honoka Tsuda as they share flags from each other’s home clubs. Mary’s appointment marks the first time our local Rotary Club has had a female African-American president. More about Honoka Tsuda and her trip to the United States will be featured in next week’s edition of the Index.

The Many Rotary Club is pleased to announce two major milestones for the decades-old service club.

 

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Wed
21
Aug
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Good crowd attends Chamber After Hours

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Angelle Lord, wife of Dr. Greg Lord, who is a candidate for State Representative from District 24, is shown chatting with Zwolle Mayor G.J. “Pie” Martinez, Sabine Clerk of Court candidate Pollie Brandon and Mia Curtis at the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce’s After Hours on August 13. The gathering was hosted at the Chamber Office on Highway 6 West, with almost 30 attending. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Sheriff’s candidate Frankie Howard is shown serving himself from an array of food provided by area eating establishments at the Chamber’s After Hours on August 13. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce President Mike Mancil chatted with Chamber member Matthew Couvillion at the recent gathering. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Shanna Gaspard, executive director of the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce is shown with her husband, Austin at the After Hours celebration, which featured favorite foods from four area eating establishments. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Three lovely ladies attending the Chamber After Hours on Tuesday evening, August 13 were, from left, Bonnie Fox-Miles, Edith Palmer and Bobbie Jackson. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

A crowd nearing 30 enjoyed “A Taste of Sabine” and fellowship at the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce’s After Hours gathering on Tuesday, August 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

President Mike Mancil welcomed the group and invited them to partake of the enchiladas from Los Primos, garlic knots and cinnamon rolls from Louie’s Pizza, club sandwiches and boiled shrimp from Bayou Crawfish and tamales from L & W Tamales.

The various food gave local restaurants a chance to showcase their specialties.

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug
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Tamale Fiesta poster dedicated to memory of Staci Lynne Jones Lafitte

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Staci Jones Lafitte

The 35th Annual Tamale Fiesta Poster is sponsored this year by Lorene and Calvin Jones, in honor of their daughter, Staci Lynne Jones Lafitte, who left this world at 33 years of age in 1997.

The poster, created by Richelle Doris of Anacoco, will be unveiled in ceremonies at the Fiesta grounds building on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 7 p.m. p.m. in the Exhibit Building on the Tamale Fiesta Grounds. The #1 poster, Anniversary Poster and the original painting will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

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