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Wed
24
Jun

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

At the end of the morning when the scales closed the 2020 winners received rod-n-reel combos and the title of record book winner.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

The USDA NRCS Earth Team volunteers in no order included: Becky Anderson, Pat Boudreaux, Craig, Carla Ethridge, Gaynell Goodeaux, Ned Goodeaux, Randle Manshack, Chris Pearce, Klein Pearce, Amos Sparks, Ana Thompson, Gloria Thompson, and Alan Williams. Not pictured is Roy Lee Brown and Roy Ethridge.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

The two top Crappie winners were Ryan Rachal – First Place; and Carter Faircloth – Second Place.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Thirty-three bream were caught, but top fishermen were First Place - Brandi Meshell; Second Place - Vivian Campbell; and Bailei Puckett was the Third Place champion.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

The Other Category proved an easy win for the biggest freshwater drum. Winners were First Place – Gunner Rivers; Second Place – Brandi Meshell; and Third Place - Jerry Ferrier.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Catfish First Place - Bailei Puckett was a double winner in 2020; Second Place – Brooklynn Rachal; and Third Place – Rylan Lee won the last top spot.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Turtle winners, Hunter Hammer of Zwolle, LA with a whopper; Second Place – Alan LeBlanc; and Third Place - Kyndal Gibson. Texas fishermen, LeBlanc and Gibson both took top honors in the turtle category.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Fishermen found a great place to fish and play.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Gunner Rivers is no stranger to catching bream on Toledo Bend Lake.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Aidan Martinez of Zwolle was all smiles as he walked away with the $450 guided fishing tour provided by Hook’em Up Guide Service on Toledo Bend Lake!

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Carly Ebarb of Many, thinks catfishing is the most fun.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Brooklynn Rachal knows how to handle a catfish.

Partnership key to Fish Fest 2020

Vincent Korb of Many gives a thumbs up to the TBLA/Sabine SWCD Fish Fest at the weigh in line.

It’s always great to be back at Toledo Bend Lake at Cypress Bend Park to enjoy the fisherman’s paradise. With the world-wide Corona virus pandemic, it wasn’t a sure thing if the eleventh annual Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) and the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Fish Fest could be held. Saturday, June 6, 2020 was the very first day a group fishing tournament could become reality because of COVID-19. Youth fishermen gathered early to cast a rod for the largest bass, bream, catfish, white perch (crappie), turtle, and any other freshwater fish off the banks of Cypress Bend Park. TBLA President, Ricky Yeldell heads the non-profit organization formed by volunteers dedicated to improving the quality of fishing on Toledo Bend. Fishermen have been flocking to the lake where no social distancing is needed in your own boat

Wed
17
Jun

Music on Main Street returns to Many

Music on Main Street returns to Many

The Turn-Ups

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on live entertainment across the country. As Louisiana reopens through the State’s Phase II guidelines, live bands continue to be off the list of “can do” activities. The Turn-Ups, a regular musical staple at Bayou Crawfish has a workaround for friends and fans. On their regular third Saturday night, June 20 at 6 p.m., the Turn-Ups will play a set or two in front of the Sabine Theater/Many Community Center. Folks can get a great meal at the Bayou Crawfish and come outside to take a listen. They encourage social distancing by following the six-foot rule on San Antonio Avenue. Lawn chairs are an option and Sarah at BC can keep you refreshed and hydrated.

Wed
17
Jun

Early voting begins June 20

The early Voting dates for the July 11 election will begin Saturday, June 20 and continue until Saturday July 4.

The office will not be open on Sundays for early voting. The hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Jun

Twelfth annual Sale on the Trail calls for vendors

Twelfth annual Sale on the Trail calls for vendors

A little something for everyone awaits when you hit the Sale on the Trail, which will be held from July 31-August 1 this year.

The 12th annual El Camino Real Sale on the Trail will take place Friday and Saturday, July 31-August 1, 2020 along 100+ miles of the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas from Natchitoches, La to Nacogdoches, Texas.

Yes, it will be hot, but the sales will be hotter!

The idea is to have many activities along Louisiana Highway 6 and Texas Highway 21 to promote tourism travel on the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas trail. Along the trail, vendors will offer new and used items. Churches, stores, families, and civic groups along Hwy. 6 and Texas Hwy. 21 are encouraged to have sidewalk and roadside sales. Garage and yard sales are welcome as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Jun

Sabine High School: Iconic local landmark worthy of preservation

Sabine High School: Iconic local landmark worthy of preservation

An image presents the appearance of Sabine High School in the past. Serving the needs of Many students for decades, it has fallen into disrepair. Current efforts seek to rejuvenate the school following it being named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Sabine High School, an iconic community landmark is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wed
10
Jun

COVID-19 testing sites to open

A number of COVID-19 testing sites will open in Sabine Parish beginning next week.

The potential threat of Tropical Storm Cristobal pushed the opening back one week.

Sites and dates of the tests are:

--June 16; 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Many Central Fire Station;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

CLTCC reports increased enrollment for summer

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The Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) has announced its college-wide enrollment for summer semester is 471 students, which is up from 414 students at the start of the 2019 summer term. The total is an increase of 13.7% overall.

“We are very pleased so many students are making the investment to enter high demand, high-skill, and high-wage careers across Central Louisiana,” said Jimmy Sawtelle, Chancellor of CLTCC. “This is a testimony to the resiliency of our students, partners, and our team who are devoted to student success.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

LDWF reminds of free fishing weekend

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) invites you to take part in its annual Free Fishing Week end on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. Louisiana’s Free Fishing Weekend is an opportunity for residents and visitors to fish Louisiana waters without an otherwise required fishing license.

“Each year, we designate a weekend of free fishing as an incentive for families and friends to get outside and enjoy our beautiful Sportsman’s Paradise,” explained LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet. “Whether your interest is saltwater or fresh, Louisiana offers some of the best and most diverse fishing opportunities in the world, and we welcome you to become part of the long-standing tradition of Louisiana fishing.”

While a fishing license is not required, all fishing regulations, including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions will remain in effect during Free Fishing Weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Lt. Gov. Nungesser optimistic that tourism will bounce back

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Lt. Gov Billy Nungesser

(The Center Square) – Louisiana’s move Friday into the next phase of loosening COVID-19-related restrictions will include reopening the state library and highway welcome centers, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said Wednesday.

Nungesser, who is the state’s top tourism official, also struck an optimistic tone about the number of visitors Louisiana will be welcoming as concerns about the pandemic ease.

Surveys show in the near term most travelers plan to stay close to home, Nungesser said, so he is urging Louisiana residents to consider road trips within the state. He said more than 20,000 people visited state parks over the past two weekends, the most since 2008, which should take some of the sting out of a $3.2 million revenue loss during the pandemic.

“Incredible numbers, and everybody did it in a safe manner,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Cypress Bend Horticulturalist Cathy McCurdy to retire

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Cathy McCurdy looks over one of her colorful creations at Cypress Bend Resort as she prepares for retirement on June 13th.

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C.J. McGue is shown here with one of her vine creations.

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Cathy McCurdy is shown here with her replacement, C.J. McGue, at Cypress Bend Resort. C.J. has worked alongside Cathy for 12 years and feels prepared and excited to continue the legacy of beautiful gardens for guests to enjoy at Cypress Bend Resort.

Cypress Bend Resort will be losing a familiar face that has enhanced the natural beauty of its grounds for twenty-four years. The talented mind and hands of horticulturalist Cathy McCurdy are going on to other personal projects. She has said she may do a blog, have classes at her home, but definitely will play in her own yard.

Cathy received her BS degree from the College of Agriculture at Mississippi State University in Ornamental Horticulture in 1975. Sabine Parish became familiar with her talents in 1977 when she became horticulturalist for Hodges Gardens’ greenhouses and added responsibility for the entire gardens from 1979-1991. She was responsible for 3800 rose bushes in three gardens! Those were also the days that many people re member fondly because of the 50,000 tulips in the spring and 2,000 naturalized daffodils. She has always brought pleasure to people through plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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