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Thu
01
Aug

Adam Falcon arrested for assault on Newton County constable

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Adam Falcon

According to reports on KJAS.com, Adam Falcon turned himself in to Newton County officials on Monday, July 29 following the alleged weekend assault of a constable.

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles told KJAS that the 34-year-old Zwolle resident and former employee of the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department was arraigned by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Brenda Smith on Wednesday, July 31 and remains jailed under a $250,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault of a peace offer.

The incident happened on Sunday, when Precinct 3 Constable Holton “Bubba” Johnson, who serves the Burkeville, Texas, area was attending services at Toledo Bend Baptist Church when someone noticed a suspicious man sitting in a car on the church parking lot.  Johnson checked on the man and noticed he had a handgun sitting on his lap.

Thu
01
Aug

Three arrested for sex crimes against juveniles

On July 31, three Sabine Parish residents were arrested for serious sex crimes.

Dustin Lee Crow was arrested for 106 counts of possession of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, eight counts of distribution of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, 11 counts of pornography production involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile under the age of 13, and one count of first degree rape with the victim being under the age of 13.

Samantha Crow was arrested on one count of distribution of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, one count of pornography production involving a juvenile under the age of 13, one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile under the age of 13, and two counts of first degree rape of a juvenile under the age of 13.

Wed
31
Jul
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OCC to offer special program

One cannot imagine the impact that packing a shoebox has for a child, and all children and youth have an exciting opportunity to find out on August 17 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Many.

Jamacia David, a full circle speaker for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, will speak. She grew up in Guyana, in South America, and received a shoebox as a child. She will present her story and how it was a life-changing event for her and her family.

Her father was often away for months at a time because jobs were so scarce. In order to provide for his family, he had to travel to other countries for work. While away, Jamacia’s mother struggled to make ends meet on her own.

 

 

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Wed
31
Jul
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School supplies, backpacks to be distributed at Back-to-School Rally

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Charlie Bost, 4, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jonathan Bost of Many’s First Baptist Church, is shown with one of the backpacks, which will be given away at the Saturday, August 3 Sabine Backto-School Rally. The first 300 students who register will receive a free backpack.

Mark your calendars! The annual Sabine’s Back-to-School Rally will be hosted at the Family Life Center of Many’s First United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 3 at 8 a.m.

The rally committee has been hard at work for a month, coordinating the rally, which promises to be bigger and better this year. There will be something for everyone.

Each school aged student will receive a bag of supplies, which have been donated or purchased by the committee. Each student must have their parent of guardian with them to receive the supplies and they must attend Sabine Parish schools. Come on down, Converse, Pleasant Hill, Negreet, Ebarb, Zwolle, Florien and Many students from Pre-K, 3-4 Kindergarten, Grades 1-3, 4-6 and Grades 7-12 are welcome.

 

 

Wed
31
Jul
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Local conservationists attend regional meeting in Oklahoma

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NRCS Acting Associate Chief and former Louisiana State Conservationist Kevin Norton, at left, enjoyed networking with Alan Williams, Sabine SWCD Vice Chairman and LACD First Vice President, at the four-state regional meeting in Oklahoma.

On Sunday, July 21, conservation district officials and employees gathered for the start of the 2019 NACD South Central Region meeting in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Several attendees hailed from Louisiana, including John Alan Williams and Anita Manshack from the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Many. The three-day meeting was hosted by the Oklahoma Conservation Partnership and the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts.

On Monday, July 22, NACD President Tim Palmer delivered opening remarks, addressing meeting attendees with a message of encouragement for the work that conservation districts are doing across the region. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting Associate Chief Kevin Norton gave updates on NRCS programs and funding.

Wed
31
Jul
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Malware hits sabin Parish schools

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Governor John Bel Edwards

Last week, computers at the Sabine Parish School Board and schools were stricken with malware, which necessitated a State of Emergency being declared by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Malware can be defined as malicious software, such as a program or file, that is harmful to a computer or its user. They can be computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or spyware.

Also falling victim to the malicious software were Morehouse Parish and city of Monroe schools.

 

 

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Thu
25
Jul

Local conservationists attend regional meeting in Oklahoma

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NRCS Acting Associate Chief and former Louisiana State Conservationist Kevin Norton, at left, enjoyed networking with Alan Williams, Sabine SWCD Vice Chairman and LACD First Vice President, at the four-state regional meeting in Oklahoma.

On Sunday, July 21, conservation district officials and employees gathered for the start of the 2019 NACD South Central Region meeting in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Several attendees hailed from Louisiana, including John Alan Williams and Anita Manshack from the Sabine Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Many. The three-day meeting was hosted by the Oklahoma Conservation Partnership and the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts.

On Monday, July 22, NACD President Tim Palmer delivered opening remarks, addressing meeting attendees with a message of encouragement for the work that conservation districts are doing across the region. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting Associate Chief Kevin Norton gave updates on NRCS programs and funding.

Wed
24
Jul

Computer virus strikes Sabine Parish schools

The Sabine Parish School System was hit with an electronic virus early Sunday morning.  This virus has disabled some of their technology systems and central office phone system.

The district staff reported this electronic viral attack to local law enforcement, state officials and the FBI.  All available resources are being utilized to get the district systems back on line.  An investigation involving local, state and federal law enforcement is ongoing at this time.

The school phone systems were not affected by this attack. The central office phone system is being repaired and service will be restored as soon as possible.

According to the Louisiana Department of Education, several other school districts were attacked by the same virus this week.

Wed
24
Jul
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Many Lions Club serves at Leesville camp

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Jim Cole, president of the Many Lions Club, is shown manning the grill at the La. Lions Children’s Camp in Leesville on
Wednesday, July 10. See more inside on page 3. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Preparing curly fries in the kitchen of the La. Lions Children’s Camp were Kenneth Ammons, left, and Jamey Johnson, two members of the Many Lions Club. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Bart Bartels and Matthew Couvillion wait for the fries to come off the fire as they prepare to serve at the La. Lions Children’s Camp. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Lion Matthew Couvillion and Angela Robinson are shown frying curly fries at the La. Lions Children’s Camp on July 10. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

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Stewart Carnline prepared the broth for the burgers at the La. Lions Camp on July 10. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Members of the Many Lions Club showed they truly believe in their motto : “Together, We Serve” by volunteering their time and expertise recently.

With over 1.4 million members nationwide, the Lions Club is the largest service organization in the world.

Twice each summer, members travel to the Louisiana Lions Children’s Camp in Leesville to provide supper to the campers.

 

 

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Wed
24
Jul
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Universe of Stories wraps up summer reading program

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Dr. Cosmos had no trouble getting volunteers to go on stage with him.

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Dr. Cosmos entertained summer reading children at the Many Community Center last week.

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Kids of all ages attended the Sabine Library’s Grand Finale Program.

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Dr. Cosmos told stories about aliens who traveled to Earth on their space ships.

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The Many Community Center was packed with children and their parents.

The Sabine Parish Library ended its successful Universe of Stories summer reading program for children with the Grand Finale Science Tellers program at the Many Community Center last week.

Dr. Cosmos, a mad scientist who told great stories about aliens coming to Earth, performed before an enthusiastic audience of children who had participated in the library’s popular summer reading program.

 

 

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