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30
Sep

After 33 years “The Original Zwolle Tamale” has a new owner.

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John Psalmonds of Shreveport, pictured, recently acquired the Zwolle Tamale Factory in Zwolle. As part of a town long known for its signature delicacy, he looks to continue that tradition as owner.

There’s a new owner of The Original Zwolle Tamales at E.B. Tamale Company. John Psalmonds of Shreveport has acquired the “Zwolle tamale factory” at 1017 N Main Street in Zwolle, La.

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Wed
23
Sep

Main Street Recovery Program awards $40 million to businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans

jurorsMain Street Recovery Program awards $40 million to businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans

State Treasurer John M. Schroder today announced the Main Street Recovery Program reached its goal of awarding $40 million to businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans a week ahead of schedule.

The legislation creating the Main Street Recovery Program set a deadline of Sept. 25 for awarding $40 million to minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. The Main Street Recovery Program reached the goal on Sept. 18.

“This was an important goal for us to reach, and it’s only a fraction of the grants we’re awarding. We’re less than halfway into the program, and we already have more than $100 million that’s been awarded or is in the pipeline for businesses,” said Treasurer Schroder. «The pandemic crippled small businesses across Louisiana.​

 

 

Wed
23
Sep

Drive-thru disaster recovery center open in Sabine

Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Centers opened in Leesville and Many on Sunday, Sept. 20, to help Hurricane Laura survivors.

A new feature of the centers is an easy and COVID-safe way for Laura survivors to have documents scanned into their case file.The drive-thru centers operate under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. Survivors remain in their cars. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive documents through the window and return them. No appointments are necessary. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The drive-thru centers will be located at: 

Vernon Sheriff’s Office, 203 Third St., Leesville, LA 71446 and

 

 

 

Wed
23
Sep

Police Jury appoints honorary jurors

Police Jury appoints honorary jurors

Pictured from left are Mr. Kenneth Ebarb, Juror of Ward 8; Mr. Tom Harless, Honorary Police Juror; and Mr. Mike McCormic, President of the Police Jury. Mr. Harless and Mr. `Burford Kelly were recently recognized by the jury due to their dedication to their meetings.

During the Sabine Parish Police Jury July 15, 2020 regular session, a resolution was passed to appoint Donald Burford Kelly and Tom Harless as Honorary Police Jurors for their dedication to faithfully attend the majority of the jury meetings for so many years.

“The interest and dedication of these two gentlemen to take time out of their busy schedules to attend the monthly police jury meetings for so many years,” said Jury President Mike McCormic. “The Jury felt that the gentlemen should be honored for their contributions.”

 

 

 

 

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Wed
23
Sep

Sabine Humane Society to raise funds at Social Distance Social

Sabine Humane Society to raise funds at Social Distance Social

The Sabine Humane Society is the local organization for the featured fund raiser at this Friday’s Social Distance Social in downtown Many at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to mask up, social distance and come to San Antonio Ave. for a good time on Sept. 25.

The Humane Society will have all kinds of pet supplies and treats for sale and will also receive proceeds from the event’s Grand Prize giveaway – a stay for two in a gorgeous resort suite with complimentary dinner and breakfast, provided by Cypress Bend Resort.

Other prize giveaways include two beautiful Fall home décor pieces created by Robbie Edwards at Southern Ladeez.

 

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

Mayor Freeman addresses Suddenlink service

On September 10, Many Mayor Ken Freeman sent a letter to Suddenlink regarding the availability of their services in the time since Hurricane Laura.

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Wed
16
Sep

Schools return to full schedule

Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that Louisiana is now in phase three of the COVID-19 executive order. This will enable all students to attend school five days per week.

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Wed
16
Sep

Constitution Week begins September 17

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Town of Many Mayor Ken Freeman, seated, is shown as he signs a proclamation in support of this year’s Constitution Week, which begins on September 17. Pictured standing, from left, are Katie Lombardino, Vickie Weaver, Jennie Ogden, and Gail Thomas.

In preparation for Constitution Week on September 17-23, the Sabine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met with Mayor Ken Freeman for the signing of a proclamation recognizing the week.

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Wed
16
Sep

Gov. Edwards outlines Coronavirus restrictions as Louisiana moves into phase three

Gov. John Bel Edwards has released details of his proclamation moving Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 to Phase 3. Some businesses will be able to increase their occupancy, and bars may reopen subject to certain restrictions, only in parishes that do not have high incidence of illness and only if local governments choose to opt in.

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Wed
16
Sep

Frugé catches pair of double-digit Toledo Bend bass

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Bernard Frugé stands with one of the monster bass he has pulled from the waters of Toledo Bend this year

While most people are cursing 2020, Toledo Bend angler Bernard Frugé is loving it. In fact, he’s been having a great run of luck since January, catching several bass that tipped the scales at over 9 pounds.

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