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Cain arrested for meth sales in school zone

William K. Cain

The Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force (comprised of deputies from DeSoto, Red River, and Sabine Parishes) recently concluded an investigation which resulted in arrest warrants being issued for the distribution of illegal drugs in a school zone.

 

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Jayden Wilson named District Student of Year

Dr. Sara Ebarb, Jayden Wilson 8th grader from Ebarb is the re-cipient of SPSB’s District Student of the Year. Joyce Mango of Mid-South Bank presented him with a gift card.

 

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Sabine Hall of Fame inducts Linda Curtis-Sparks, March 26

Former Speaker of the House Joe Salter is shown presenting an engraved plaque honoring Linda Curtis-Sparks as the 22nd inductee into the Sabine Hall of Fame. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

The fifth woman inductee and 22nd honoree of the Sabine Hall of Fame, Linda Curtis-Sparks, gracefully accepted her place in history while accepting the prestigious honor on Tuesday night, March 26 at Siloam Baptist Church. Former Speaker of the House Joe Salter made the presentation.

Surrounded by her family, she thanked the Board of Directors, members of the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission and close friends Bonnie Fox Miles, Judy Cathey and Edith Palmer.

Curtis-Sparks joins her brother, John W. Curtis, who was inducted into the Sabine Hall of Fame in 2016. They are the first brother-sister duo to be honored.

During her acceptance speech, which included a number of personal stories from childhood, she specifically mentioned:

 

 

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Cain arrested for meth sales in school zone

William K. Cain

The Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force (comprised of deputies from DeSoto, Red River, and Sabine Parishes) recently concluded an investigation which resulted in arrest warrants being issued for the distribution of illegal drugs in a school zone.

William K. Cain, 34, of Florien, was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on March 27 for two counts of distribution of methamphetamines and two counts of distribution of methamphetamines in a school zone.  The investigation started after several complaints were received about drug activity near the school in Florien.  11th Judicial District Judge Stephen Beasley set the bond at $28,000 for Cain.

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Local Students of the Year named

Dr. Sara Ebarb, Dekota McGee 12

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grader from Florien is the recipient of SPSB’s District Student of the Year. Mariann Hopkins of Sabine State Bank presented her with a gift bag.

Dr. Sara Ebarb, Allie Tarver 5

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Grader at Florien is the recipient of SPSB’s District Student of the Year. Jamie Vincent of City Bank presented her a gift basket. See more on page 3.

Dr. Sara Ebarb, Dekota McGee 12th grader from Florien is the re-cipient of SPSB’s District Student of the Year. Mariann Hopkins of Sabine State Bank presented her with a gift bag.

 

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Tamale Fiesta, Toledo Bend Bass Club to hold open team tournament

The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta and Toledo Bend Bass Club have partnered and will hold an open team bass tournament on April 20.

There will be $1,000 guaranteed for Big Bass and $500 guaranteed for second biggest bass. There will be a $10 ticket raffle for a $500 gift card for spectators and anglers. You must be present to win the gift card.

The cost of entry will be $100 per boat with 75 percent payback. Trailering is allowed.

 

 

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SWCD advocates for locally-led conservation funding on Capitol Hill

Members of the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak with elected officials at the National Association of Conservation Districts Spring Fly-In meeting. Pictured from left are Joey Breaux, OSWC, Baton Rouge; Reggie Skains, SSWCC Chairman, Downsville; Amanda Mathis, NRCS Acting State Conservationist, Alexandria; U.S. Representative, Mr. Garret Graves, Louisiana 6

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Congressional District; Bradley Spicer, OSWC, Baton Rouge; and John Alan Williams, LACD First Vice President, Many.

On March 13, leaders including John Alan Williams from the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District in Many joined other conservation district officials from across the nation as part of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Spring Fly-In to advocate for locally-led conservation and adequate federal funding for conservation practices.

During their time on Capitol Hill, John Alan Williams and the Louisiana delegation met with Louisiana Congressional representatives to discuss the most significant legislative issues currently impacting conservation, including funding for crucial conservation programs through the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Bill and natural resource legislation pertaining to invasive species, forestry, wild horses and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

 

 

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21
Mar

Robinson arrested for meth distribution

The Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force (comprised of deputies from DeSoto, Red River, and Sabine Parishes) recently concluded an investigation which resulted in arrest warrants being issued for the distribution of illegal drugs.

Akili J. Robinson, 33, of Cloutierville, was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on March 19 for two counts of distribution of methamphetamines.  The investigation started after several complaints were received about drug activity at Millbrooke Apartments in Florien.  Robinson was also booked on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for speeding in the town of Converse.

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Three citizens to be honored with Posthumous Awards

Malcom Williams

John P. Godfrey

Ruby Medlock

Three outstanding Sabine Parish citizens will be honored with Posthumous Awards at the annual Sabine Hall of Fame Banquet, slated for Tuesday night, March 26 at Siloam Baptist Church.

Being honored this year are Ruby Medlock, Malcom Williams, and John P. Godfrey, all of Many.

Chairman of the Sabine Hall of Fame committee made the announcement this week.

Tickets are on sale now.

Ruby Medlock

 

 

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Numerous instruments donated to MHS Music Talented Program

The estate of Ernest Rodrigues of Many has donated violins, guitars and a dulcimer to the Many High Music Talented Program. The instruments were collected by the late Shirley Rodrigues and were donated by the couple’s children, Sharon, Kayla, Steven and Mona. Pictured from left are MHS Guidance Counselor and relative Amy McLendon Ebarb and Kayla Rodrigues Hataway, with students Ghavan Willson with the dulcimer; Austin Isgitt with a guitar; and Laura Hardwick with a violin. The presentation was made on March 13. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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