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Wed
15
Jun

Susan Sands to hold book signing at Many City Hall

Susan Sands to hold book signing at Many City Hall

Susan Sands

Sabine Parish native Susan Sands will sign copies of her new book “Home to Cypress Bayou” at Many City Hall on June 25 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

“Home to Cypress Bayou” is the first book in her new Louisiana Bayou series which promises plenty of romance, mystery, and suspense.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. For more information on the author please visit www. susansands.com.

Wed
15
Jun

Eylda Thaxton named 2022 District Principal of Year

Eylda Thaxton named 2022 District Principal of Year

Congratulations to Eylda Thaxton, Sabine Parish Principal of the Year. The Sabine Parish School Board recognized Mrs. Thaxton, the principal of Negreet High School, for her accomplishments. City Bank employee, Jamie Vincent, presented her with an I-Pad donated by City Bank.

Wed
15
Jun

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Seventy-five fishermen came out Saturday for a day of food, fun and prizes.

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

A sunset cruise, a two-night cabin stay and gift certificate winners from Left to Right Garrett Alexander, Jaice Young, Nola Bland, Liam Ross, Lucas Lee, and Louis McNulty. We appreciate all our donor’s, see article for their name and donations.

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Thank you to our volunteers from left to right back row, Alan Williams, Drew Coombs, Deborah West, Nancy Windham, Chris Pearce, Jim Pratt, Priscilla Craig, Jacky Craig, Becky Anderson, Ned Goodeaux, Gaynell Goodeaux, front row Ana Thompson, Anita Manshack, Gloria Thompson, Alexis Coombs and baby Avery Coombs.

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Bream Category, First Place Reid Stewart .46 lbs, Second Place Landon Cutright .33 lbs; Third Place Kaylee Stewart .32 lbs

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Turtle Category First Place Bailey LeBlanc 3.68 lbs; Second Alaina Stewart 3.01 lbs; Third Place Jaice Young 1.95 lbs.

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Catfish Category, First Place Ryan Rachel .62 lbs; Second Place Weston Byles .59 lbs; and Third Place Ann Michael DeBlieux .45 lbs

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Louis McNulty of Natchitoches, LA, won the Grand Prize this year. A half day fishing trip, donated by Mr. Justin Cooper, a fishing guide on Toledo Bend Lake.

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Landon Cutright caught the only bass of the day weighing .11 lbs.

Thirteenth Annual Youth Fish Fest named resounding success

Other Fish Category, First Place Alaina Stewart she caught the only fish caught in this category weight .01 lbs

On Saturday June 4, fees were waived at Cypress Bend Park courtesy of the Sabine River Authority, as Seventy-five fishermen took to the banks for the thirteenth annual Fish Fest. The event was open to school age children registered in kindergarten through 12th grade for the school year 2021-2022 attending schools in Louisiana and Texas.

Wed
08
Jun

Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival returns next month

Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival returns next month

The 42nd annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held on Saturday July 23 in air-conditioned Prather Coliseum, 220 South Jefferson Street on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. The family-oriented Festival, which is wheelchair accessible, will take place from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

The 2022 Festival theme is “Stronger Together: The Power of Traditional Culture.”

“We are so grateful to once again be able to hold a face-to-face event,” said Dr. Shane Rasmussen, director of the festival and NSU’s Louisiana Folklife Center. “This year’s theme will celebrate the ways in which folk traditions bring people together in positive ways, providing solace, hope, cheer and inspiration. We are truly stronger together than apart.”

Fiddler extraordinaire Amanda Shaw will be honorary chair and headline performer with her band, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys. Shaw will be also inducted in the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Master Folk Artists.

Wed
08
Jun

Ark-La-Tex Music Show returns to Sabine Theater

Ark-La-Tex Music Show returns to Sabine Theater

Well-known local musician Buster Jordan has been tapped to bring the beloved Ark-La-Tex Music Show back to the Many Community Center. Its first show back will be on June 24.

The Ark-La-Tex Music Show is returning to Many at the Sabine Theater (Many Community Center) on Friday, June 24th at 7 pm. Featuring a variety of music and local talent, you will be sure to enjoy a variety of Country, Mellow Rock, and Easy Listening from the 50’s, 60’, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s!! The “House Band”, featuring our favorite Musical Emcee, Buster Jordan, along with Sarah Erwin and The Burton Brothers will be sure to entertain everyone.

This month’s Special Guests include Gospel Songwriter, Terry Le Master, and Cole Stephens, the Grandson of the late Rod Hopkins, the founder of the Ark-La-Tex Music Show. A special tribute to Rod Hopkins will be sure to bring a smile to your face. You will also have a chance to win a FREE guitar!

Wed
08
Jun

Locals celebrate 200th birthday of Ft. Jesup

Locals celebrate 200th birthday of Ft. Jesup

Scott DeBose, at center, is shown giving a talk about the history of Ft. Jesup. His association with the park is now numbered in the decades and he remains one of its fiercest proponents.

Locals celebrate 200th birthday of Ft. Jesup

Allie Tarver and Suzanne Williams hunting dragoon buttons

Fort Jesup celebrated its 200th birthday on May 13-14. Future President, Zachary Taylor Garrison Commander, officially recognized the completion of the Fort on May 13, 1822. Fort Jesup was established to bring law and order to No Man’s Land—that strip of land between Louisiana and Texas where the boundary had not been officially designated when the Louisiana Purchase took place.

The “party” began on Friday evening with educational talks by Ricky Robertson on the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941 and other military “happenings” in the Fort Jesup area. Carrie McCormic, Park Manager, discussed women involved in the Fort Activities. On Saturday morning, Scott Debose, President of the Friends of Fort Jesup and author of the History of Fort Jesup, talked about the history of the area and the Fort.

Wed
01
Jun

Mayor Robert Hable presents two proclamations to Shriners, Many PD

Mayor Robert Hable presents two proclamations to Shriners, Many PD

Town of Many Mayor Robert Hable, at left, is shown with Chief of Police Cheryl Wooley following his signing of the proclamation for National Police Week.

Mayor Robert Hable presents two proclamations to Shriners, Many PD

Mayor Robert Hable is shown as he signs the proclamation for National Police Week.

Mayor Robert Hable presents two proclamations to Shriners, Many PD

Mayor Robert Hable is shown as he signs the proclamation for Shriner’s Month.

At the monthly town council meeting on Tuesday, May 17th, Mayor Robert Hable presented two proclamations.

One was to proclaim June as Shriners Month in “celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Shriners Children’s Hospital and to offer hope and healing to children and families around the world”. A copy of the proclamation is attached.

The other was to proclaim “May 15-22, 2022 as National Police Week in commemorating police officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities and, in doing so, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens”. Mayor Hable is shown in the picture presenting the proclamation to Many Chief of Police Cheryl Wooley. “The Many Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of our community”.

Wed
01
Jun

Corey Ledet Zydeco Band plays at Many Community Center

Corey Ledet Zydeco Band plays at Many Community Center

Mayor Robert Hable and Grant Writer Suzanne Williams spoke about the grant and upcoming events prior to welcoming the band onstage

Corey Ledet Zydeco Band plays at Many Community Center

The dance floor stayed packed all night with dancers that enjoyed the zydeco music

Corey Ledet Zydeco Band plays at Many Community Center

Singer Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band interacted with the crowd and their music sounded great

On May 14th, the Corey Ledet Zydeco Band played at Many Community Center thanks to a grant supported by the La Division of the Arts in cooperation with the La State Arts Council. Special thanks to Grant Writer Suzanne Williams. The wonderful music show was presented by Mayor Robert Hable, the Town of Many Cultural District and Events in Many.

Wed
01
Jun

Reminder given that 13th Annual Youth Fish Fest starts early June 4

Sending a reminder to all Registered youth fishermen fishing will begin early Saturday morning, June 4th on the banks of Cypress Bend Park at the 13th annual Toledo Bend Lake Association/Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District Fish Fest. Fishing begins at 7:30 a.m. Weigh in time will be no later than 11:00 a.m. The event was opened to youth fishermen who attended kindergarten through twelfth grade in 2021/2022 in Louisiana and Texas. Registration has ended and eligible fishermen have been contacted.

Wed
01
Jun

Sabine Teachers of the Year recognized

Sabine Teachers of the Year recognized

Mr. Dennis Hubbard of Sabine Bank and Trust, Linda Guay of Bank of Montgomery, Kristi Treptow, District Elementary School Teacher of the year of FHS, Kelli Boydstun, District High School Teacher of the Year of ZHS, Edie Gowen, District Middle School Teacher of the Year of MJHS, Ashley Parrie of Bank of Montgomery, Vanessa Leone of Hancock-Whitney Bank and Ken Krueger of Hancock-Whitney Bank.

Sabine Teachers of the Year recognized

Mr. Eddie Jones, Principal of Florien High School, Kristy Treptow, Kellie Boydstun, Shane Wright, Superintendent of Schools, Edie Gowen, Valarie Williams, Principal MJHS.

The Sabine Parish School Board along with local banks, Bank of Montgomery, Hancock-Whitney Bank and Sabine State Bank & Trust honored Sabine Parish Schools District Teachers of the Year for their dedication and commitment to the students, school, and community. Each educator was rewarded with an iPad donated by a local bank. Congratulations to each deserving recipient and special thanks to our local banks for all of their community support.

(More photos are published on the back cover)

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