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CASA raises awareness through social

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By Daniel Jones, editor

On Sept. 10, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sabine Parish held their fifth annual social, which intends to raise awareness of their organization and its offerings. The organization uses a network of volunteers to get to know children who are unfortunately involved in the legal system through any number of ways.

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Fiesta poster unveiled to much fanfare

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Lisa Sonnier purchased the original 2015 Zwolle Tamale Festia painting at the annual poster unveiling for the festival, and presented it to Ruth Loupe, the original First Lady of the festival 40 years ago.

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Following graduation, THEO grads ready to tackle forest

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By Daniel Jones, editor

On Sept. 15, the first Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator (THEO) class received their diplomas after several months of grueling coursework. Several years ago, the timber industry became aware of the need for trained operators for harvest. The need has only increased due to attrition in the industry and a shortage of skilled operators to replace retirees. With the business cost of the industry increasing exponentially over time, employees being trained on the job is not possible, which makes the THEO program so valuable to logging-centric locations.

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Game over for Carhee

Many Police Officers responded to the Sabine Medical Center on Sunday afternoon after the medical staff reported a gunshot victim arriving at their location. After interviewing the victim, 21-year-old Edward Glynn, who had been shot in the thumb, it  was determined that the incident took place at a residence on Mississippi Street.

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Tamale Fiesta poster to be dedicated

Dedication of the 2015 Tamale Fiesta poster will take place tomorrow evening, September 17, at 7 p.m. at the Zwolle Festival grounds as Chris and Becky Loupe and family, poster sponsors, honor his parents, Rogers P. and Ruth Loupe. Who would have thought 40 years ago on that icy November Saturday of the first Tamale Fiesta that it would have lasted and grown to be the well-known festival that it is today.

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Mother charged with infant’s death

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Danielle K. Lewis, 24, of Many and the mother of eight-month-old infant, Kayla Lewis, who died in July of apparent blunt force injuries, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. She was booked into the Sabine Parish Women’s Jail.

 

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Dinner theater fundraiser set at Methodist Church

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Last autumn the Community Christmas Choir hosted a fundraiser to raise money for holiday music. The play, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, was rollicking fun set in the small town of Fayro, Texas. The second installment of the trilogy, “Christmas Belles”, is now in rehearsals. The first production was directed by Chuck Boudreaux and in this second presentation, Janet Elam will direct, plus play a part of one of the hilarious Futrelle sisters.

 

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Fundraiser taps Gentry talent for upcoming banquet

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Local artist Laurie Gentry will be a special guest at the upcoming New Creation Restoration Program banquet in Zwolle on Friday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. to be held at the New Creation Ministry Church. Gentry traveled over 20 years with her family giving folk and gospel concerts from border to border and coast to coast.

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Fiesta poster to be unveiled Sept. 17

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The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta has many highlights each fall. But the unveiling of the official poster is one of the most highly anticipated events. Sept. 17 is the date for the unveiling of the 31st official poster of the Zwolle Festival celebrations. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the multi-purpose building at the Festival Grounds in Zwolle. The 2015 Festival Queen Emily Lewing and the 2014 Queen Jamie LeBoeuf will unveil the painting.

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Fiesta Royal Court presented

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The Royal Court of the 40th Annual Tamale Fiesta, slated for Oct. 9-11, is shown above, following the Fiesta Pageant on Aug. 29.

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