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03
Jun

Voting registration deadline announced

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The deadline for registering to vote in the July 11, 2020 election will be June 10, 2020 by mail or in the Registrar of Voters office.

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Wed
03
Jun

Youth Fish Fest starts early on June 6

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Get those kids outdoors and join in the fishing fun at the TBLA/Sabine SWCD Fish Fest this Saturday, June 6th at Cypress Bend Park.

Sending a reminder to registered youth fishermen fishing will begin early Saturday morning, June 6 on the banks of Cypress Bend Park at the 11th 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 a.m. The event was opened to youth fishermen who attended kindergarten through twelfth grade in 2019/2020 in Louisiana and Texas. Registration has ended and eligible fishermen have been contacted.

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Wed
03
Jun

Many High School graduating class to be honored

The town of Many is recognizing the Many High School class of 2020 on Saturday, June 6.

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Wed
03
Jun

Town of Many nominated for water grant

Town of Many Mayor Ken Freeman made contact with the Index last week in regard to a letter he received from the Ana-Lab Corporation Regional Office regarding Many being nominated as an Outstanding Partner and is eligible for the Charles W. Whiteside Municipal Grant.

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Wed
03
Jun

NSU virtual business series to center on remaining afloat during uncertain times

Northwestern State University and the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce will host the June installment of the Virtual Business Series from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The virtual Lunch and Learn is intended to help small business owners develop strategies to remain afloat during turbulent and uncertain times. The upcoming session will focus on the Payroll Protection Program, background, overview, loan calculations and requirements for forgiveness.

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Wed
03
Jun

Lott Oil donates 22,000 gallons of gas, $7,500 in gift cards to regional healthcare heroes

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Since its founding in 1965, Lott Oil Company, Inc., has been dedicated to giving back to the Louisiana community, home to its corporate headquarters in Natchitoches. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company was inspired by the “Feeding Our Heroes” initiative, driven by community volunteers in Natchitoches

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Wed
27
May

Jerrad Rivers makes Principal of the Year semi-finals

Jerrad Rivers makes Principal of the Year semi-finals

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Principal of Pleasant Hill High School Jerrad Rivers has been selected as a semi-finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year after being selected Sabine Parish’s Principal of the Year for the 2019- 2020 school year. Each year, school districts across Louisiana nominate outstanding teachers and principals to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) for recognition through the Louisiana Teacher and Principal of the Year program.

After nominations are complete, the LDOE selects 24 semi-finalists in both the teacher and principal category from over 200 nominations submitted by school districts. Candidates for principal of the year are selected based on their ability to demonstrate excellence in the educational field; demonstrate leadership and innovation that helps students and teachers be successful; collaborate with stakeholders to foster student and teacher success; and create a school culture of respect and achievement.

 

 

Wed
27
May

Weyerhaeuser’s Zwolle mill receives safety award

The Weyerhaeuser Company sawmill in Zwolle is the recipient of the 2019 Sawmill Safety Award in Division I, presented by the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA). The Zwolle facility maintained a perfect safety record during all of 2019, with no losttime occupational injuries or illnesses. This is the fifth consecutive year the Zwolle mill has received this respected award.

SFPA lumber manufacturer members are considered for the award based on information submitted regarding occupational injuries and illnesses. The results for 2019 included reports from 52 mills that recorded nearly 18 million employee hours. Safety performance is judged by how each mill’s safety record stacks up against facilities with comparable lumber output throughout the year. Division I covers facilities that produce 50 million board feet or less of Southern Pine lumber annually.

 

 

Wed
27
May

Kimbrough arrested after three injured in shooting

Kimbrough arrested after three injured in shooting

Anthony W. Kimbrough was arrested this week after a Tuesday, May 19 shooting in the area of Esso Drive in Many.

Following his arrest, he was charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder.

 

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Wed
27
May

Fishing license sales zoom during shutdown

Fishing license sales zoom during shutdown

Louisianans purchased thousands more fishing licenses during the first month and half of Gov. John Bel Edwards COVID-19 pandemic-fighting stay-at-home order than they did during the same time in 2019.

In fact, the April purchases of basic fishing license and saltwater licenses far exceeded sales for the past three prior years over the same month.

Here are the results. In April, residents purchased 39,702 basic fishing licenses compared to 18,901 in April of 2019 (a 53% increase). In April of 2020, there were 21,000 saltwater licenses sold compared to 13,771 in April of 2019 (a 35% increase).

 

 

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