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Converse High sets Homecoming for Feb. 5

Converse High sets Homecoming for Feb. 5

Senior Class Beaus and Maids, from left, are Selena Rodriguez, Alex Rivers, Jake Farmer, Caleb Barnes, and Karlee Horn. Not Pictured is Tia Malmay.

Converse High sets Homecoming for Feb. 5

Junior Class Beaus and Maids, from left, are Kayleigh Johnston, Drake Friday, Kamron Parrie, and Rayni Rivers.

Converse High sets Homecoming for Feb. 5

Sophomore Class Beaus and Maids: Abigail Bozeman, Auldyn Sepulvado, Brooks Boudreaux, and Katlyn Horn.

Converse High sets Homecoming for Feb. 5

Freshmen Class Beaus and Maids: Sienna LaRoux, Mason Mitchell, Cameron Durr, and Preslye Rivers.

Converse High sets Homecoming for Feb. 5

Senior Maid Tia Malmay

Converse High School will hold its Homecoming on February 5 th , 2022. The Court Presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m., and the games will begin immediately after at approximately 6:00 p.m. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats will be hosting Evans High School Eagles and Lady Eagles.

Wed
26
Jan

Celebration set to kick-off Fort Jesup bicentennial

Celebration set to kick-off

The Sabine Parish Tourist Commission in partnership with the Louisiana Office of State Parks, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, the Friends of Fort Jesup, and Cane River National Heritage Area announces the kickoff of the Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Jesup. Set for Friday, February 25th and Saturday, February 26th at Fort Jesup State Historic Site, the event will include living history demonstrations, cast-iron cooking, music, and children’s activities that celebrate the culture of Louisiana’s Final Frontier.

Fort Jesup became part of the claims of both the United States and Spain. When the Louisiana

Purchase Treaty of 1803 failed to clearly define the western boundary of Louisiana, the United States and Spain claimed the area as their own. The dispute gave rise to the “Neutral Ground,” an area where the laws of neither nation were enforced. Soldiers and settlers were kept out, and rogues and outlaws ruled the region.

Wed
26
Jan

February is Teen Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Violence Awareness Month

Dating violence is more common than people think, especially among teens and young adults: one in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults, and nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors.

Every February, young people and their loved ones join together across the country for a national effort to raise awareness about the issue of teen dating violence through Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). This annual, month-long push focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating abuse before it starts.

We are so excited to announce the theme for TDVAM 2022 is Talk About It. Talk About It is a call to action to young people and those who support them to engage in meaningful conversations about healthy relationships and navigate what may be unhealthy or even abusive.

Wed
26
Jan

Rep. Schamerhorn visits Sabine for town hall meeting

Rep. Schamerhorn visits Sabine for town hall meeting

State Representative Rodney Schamerhorn, standing at right, held a town hall meeting in Many on January 18. During the meeting he told of happenings around the area and what to expect in the upcoming legislative session. (Photo by Sabine Index/Daniel Jones)

There were very few seats left open during State Representative Rodney Schamerhorn’s recent town hall meeting, which was held in Many during the early evening hours of January 18.

The legislator began the meeting by commenting how great it was to see so many show interest in what is going on in Baton Rouge. He commented that the Many meeting was the sixth one held and that it was also one of the best attended.

He then went into a year in review, hitting on a number of high points.

One of the first points made was pandemic and hurricane relief. He works closely with the state to get aid where it needs to go.

“I’m proud of the services provided to constituents,” Schamerhorn said.

Wed
19
Jan

Louisiana expected to have $1.6 billion surplus

(The Center Square) – Louisiana lawmakers are expected to have about $1.6 billion more in revenue to spend in upcoming budget cycles than previously projected, according to predictions from economists at a Revenue Estimating Conference.

Ben Vincent, chief economist at the Legislative Fiscal Office, told the conference revenues in 2021 came in 8% higher than a prior projection of $12.3 billion, resulting in $970 million in excess. For the general fund, revenues were $565 million above the previous projection of $9.9 billion, or about 5.5% above.

“The largest contributors are sales, personal income, and corporate tax,” Vincent said at Tuesday’s meeting. “Roughly $300 million in personal income, $258 (million) in general sales (tax) alone.

Combined corporate income and franchise – $255 million. And motor vehicle sales tax adding on another $36 million.”

Wed
19
Jan

Creative and talented children, youth supported by local art contest

The Sabine Prevention Alliance partnering with the Town of Many and The Sabine Drama Club is sponsoring an art contest for elementary, junior high and high school students in the Parish. Students may enter a 14” X 22” poster depicting the SPA’s tag line, “Keeping our children and youth Safe, Sober and Successful”. The art medium can be in pencil, pen, magic marker, or tempera paint and can show how students can keep themselves safe, sober and successful at home, school, in the community and/or with peers. Posters will need to be judged FIRST at each school level with first, second, and third place winners for each grade category of Elementary, Jr. High and High School.

Wed
19
Jan

Zwolle Hawks set 2022 Homecoming activities for Jan. 28

Zwolle Hawks set 2022 Homecoming activities for Jan. 28

2022 Senior Beaus vying for Homecoming King are: Tyren T., Brenyn E., and Quan L. Maids vying for homcoming Queen are Lexi E., Karley M., and Olivia S.

Zwolle Hawks set 2022 Homecoming activities for Jan. 28

Zwolle High School Junior Beaus are Richard M., Camden H., and Keion C. Junior Maids are Darrian H., Kaydee M., and Ariel S.

Zwolle Hawks set 2022 Homecoming activities for Jan. 28

Sophomore Beaus are: Jordan M., Alec W., Nathaniel A. Sophomore Maids are: Kennedi G., Brianna L., and Serenity S.

Zwolle Hawks set 2022 Homecoming activities for Jan. 28

Freshman Beaus are: Caylon S., Mason S., and Trenton S. Freshman Maids are: McKinnley B., Gabriella Q., and Paris W.

Zwolle Hawks set 2022 Homecoming activities for Jan. 28

8th grade Beaus are: Landon B., Konner E., and Kristopher B. 8th grade Maids are: Kya H., Kourtney S., and Kori T.

Zwolle Hawks set 2022 Homecoming activities for Jan. 28

7th grade Beaus are: Julian W., Jay F., and Aaden M. 7th grade Maids are: Audrey Ann A., Chloe E., and Adleigh S.

Zwolle High School’s Homecoming has been scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2022. We will be facing the Converse High School Wildcats. The Homecoming Court will be presented at 5:15 PM in the gym and the first game will begin at six o’clock. All graduates of Zwolle High School ending in two will be honored at halftime during the first game. Classes of 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2022 are encouraged to come out and support your school.

Wed
12
Jan

Ebarb announces 2022 Homecoming Court

Ebarb announces 2022 Homecoming Court
Ebarb announces 2022 Homecoming Court
Ebarb announces 2022 Homecoming Court
Ebarb announces 2022 Homecoming Court
Ebarb announces 2022 Homecoming Court

Ebarb High School’s 2021 Homecoming Court cordially invites all interested parties to Homecoming activities on January 14 at 5 p.m. at the Ebarb school gymnasium. Alumni are especially encouraged to attend, especially the classes of ‘52, ‘62, ‘72, ‘82, ‘92, ‘02, and ‘12. Pictured on the front row, from left are Trinity Smith, Madison Boggs, and Kendra Meshell. On the second row are Camryn Cartinez, Bailey Durr, Keeley Garice,-Claylee Rutan, and Paisleigh Rivers. On the third row are Kaleb Ebarb, Jermaine Hudson, and Tucker River. Members of the court on the back row are Max Martinez, Kaleb Gatti, Kaden Ezernack, Jerlando Shepherd, and Kadyn Collins.

Pictured are the Junior members of the Homecoming Court. Pictured are Madison Boggs,Trinity Smith, and Max Martinez. Jayden Wilson is a member of the court but not pictured.

Sophomore Homecoming Court consists of Paisleigh Rivers, Kadyn Collins, and Jermaine Hudson. Not pictured is Preslee Sepulvado.

Wed
12
Jan

Retired Supt. Ebarb recalls tenure successes with gratitude

Retired Supt. Ebarb recalls tenure successes with gratitude

Dr. Sara Peace Ebarb, recently retired Sabine Parish Superintendent of Schools

At the end of December, Sabine Parish Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Ebarb retired after serving in that post for 10 years. “It has been the greatest honor of my career to serve as superintendent in my home (and beloved) Sabine Parish,” she recently shared. “It has been a privilege to live and work in Sabine Parish.”

The following is an in-depth look at Dr. Ebarb’s career and accomplishments:

EDUCATION AND CAREER

Dr. Ebarb earned her initial Bachelor of Arts Education at Northwestern State University in 1983. From ’83 until 1986, she taught in the classroom at Mrs. Eddie Jones West Shreveport Elementary School.

Wed
12
Jan

Eric and Teri: A holiday love story for the ages

Eric and Teri: A holiday love story for the ages

Lovebirds Teri Williams and Eric Cato take a moment for a holiday picture. The duo will be wed in Holy matrimony on Valentine’s Day.

Eric and Teri: A holiday love story for the ages

Teri and Cato are eager to show off her beautiful engagement ring.

There’s nothing quite like a Christmas love story. The season lends itself so well to that type of tale that entire industries have been built around it. However, one doesn’t have to look far to find that same type of magic happening locally.

Our story begins several years ago when when Eric Cato first met Teri Williams. They were both on an outing looking at Christmas lights with other residents at Sabine Retirement and Rehabilitation Center and met during that outing.

“I kept hearing this silly little giggle and fell in love with it,” Eric told the Index during a recent interview.

The two became quick friends, and spent every day together.

“When they wake up in the morning they have to find each other first thing,” said Sharon Chance, who heads up activities at the facility.

Things progressed when Eric got to go home with Teri for this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, and Eric and Sharon put a plan in motion for a Christmas Eve proposal.

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