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Dianne Lampman retires…again

There are some people who give generously of their time and talents to help make their community a better place. They are rare. One such person is Di-anne Lampman, who with Mel, her husband of 35 years, will soon be leaving the Toledo Bend area after 17 years. They will be moving back to Lafayette which is their original home.

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Movies in Many to feature John Wayne in “The Quiet Man”

Movie fans can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early this year.The Many Community Cen-ter is showing “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. If you’ve nev-er been to Ireland, you can take a two-hour trip by watching “The Quiet Man” which highlights the Irish countryside and small Irish towns. As you watch the movie on the theatre’s 32-foot screen, you’ll be transported straight to Ireland.

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Mitchell competes in Queen of Queens pageant

Chelsea Mitchell, Miss St. Jude Fall Fest, had a great experience at the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals annual convention and Queen of Queens Pageant held recently. Chelsea met other queens from all over the state and learned about their fairs and festivals. She also promoted her own festival and invited all of these girls to attend.

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Welcome to Many signs get a new addition

On Thursday Feb. 26 Mayor Freeman presented Jess Curtis with the new addition to the Many city limit signs to be placed in all the entrances of Many. The new additions let the visitors know they have made into the town of the Class 2A state champions who had the best season in the 70 years of playing football in the state.  Not only is there a sign placed on every entrance, City Hall houses one and there is one in the coach’s offce. 

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Cleco shareholders support merger

Cleco announced on Feb. 26 that its shareholders ap-proved the adoption of the previously announced merg-er agreement pursuant to which Cleco will be acquired by a North American investor group led by Macquarie Infra-structure and Real Assets and by British Columbia Invest-ment Corporation.During a special meeting of shareholders, investors vot-ed on merger-related propos-als, which included the merger transaction and a non-binding advisory vote on merger com-pensation.

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TBCAC membership drive underway

The Toledo Bend Citizens’ Advisory Committee (TBCAC) is a registered 501 (c) (4) non-prof-it organization formed in 2001. TBCAC’s mission is to educate and activate citizens on issues that affectthe quality of life in the communities surrounding Toledo Bend Reservoir.Since its inception in 2001, the Toledo Bend Citizens’ Ad-visory Committee has been a “watchdog agency” to represent citizens on issues such as the lake level of Toledo Bend Reservoir, environmental protection of this world-class fishery,economic development and the operations of the Sabine River Authorities of Texas and Louisiana. Citizens in both Louisiana and Texas have a vested interest in the welfare of Toledo Bend and the communi-ties surrounding it.

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David Anthony, Ed.D. recognized as Achievement Award winner

Dr. David Anthony, who hails from Florien, walks tall in the Texas independent school districts.  He has carved out a successful career in education and is well-known in educational circles. Because of his exemplary ca-reer, leadership and communica-tion skills, he has been named the 18th recipient of the Sabine Hall of Fame’s Achievement Award for 2015.

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Joe R. Salter named 18th Sabine Hall of Fame inductee

Joe R. Salter, former Sabine Parish legislator with the La. House of Representatives and the 62nd Speaker of the House (2004- 2008) has been named the 18th inductee to the Sabine Hall of Fame, according to Chairman Pete Abington. Salter will be honored on Tuesday, March 31 at the Many VFW Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at Mid- South Bank, Pete Abington’s Office and from any Sabine Hall of Fame board member, including Abington, Garland Anthony, Donna Smith Ammons, Nell Britner, Jimmy Collier, Floyd Giblin, Tammy Mangum, Sheriff Ronny Richardson, William Ruffin and AnitaThedford.

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Movies in Many to present Tigers’ momentous championship win

Football season may be over, but not for fans and supporters of the Many High School state championship football team. You can put on your jerseys or MHS t-shirts and head for the Many Community Theater this Saturday, Feb. 28. A replay of the entire championship game will be shown at the Many Community Center (Sabine Theater) on Saturday, Feb. 28. The entire game will be shown on the big movie screen at the theater at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Those people who didn’t see the game live in New Orleans and those who traveled to New Orleans but would like to see the game once again should plan to attend either the 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. replay. Admission is free.

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Ginger Patton, SCOA director resigns; moves to Lake Charles

After two-and-one-half years at the helm of the Sabine Parish on Aging, Executive Director Ginger Patton will be moving on. She handed in her resignation to the Board of Directors a month ago and has made plans to relocate in Lake Charles. She joined the Council in June 2012, returning to her hometown to work. “I would like to thank you for having me as the Executive Director for two-and-a-half years,” she said. “Let me express my gratitude for the wonderful opportunities for professional growth and development I have experienced while serving as the leader of the Sabine Council on Aging,” she said. “Serving as an advocate for the elderly of the parish I grew up in has provided me with one of the most satisfying experiences of my career.”

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