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Toledo Bend named number one bass lake in country

It took 25 years but through the efforts of many individu-als and several organizations, but Toledo Bend Reservoir has reached its crowning glory with Bassmaster Magazine’s an-nouncement last week that it has been named the number one Bass Fishing Lake in the Nation in its annual selection process of the Top 100 Lakes in the U.S.

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TBLA, Chamber of Commerce team up for trash pickup

The 2015 Sabine Parish Roadside Trash Pick-Up on Sat-urday, June 13, sponsored by the Sabine Chamber of Commerce and the Toledo Bend Lake Asso-ciation (TBLA), was a great suc-cess! Two groups of volunteers were ready to tackle the roads, but heavy rain caused a cancella-tion of the clean-up effort in the town of Many.

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Wed
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Deer vandalizes Nichols

On June 9, a deer broke into Nichols Department in Wright’s Shopping Center during the night. Store employees found the animal inside the store when they arrived early in the morning the next day. The deer was eventually herded out the back door  y employees and police officers. Apparently both deer hunters and deer shop at Nichols. 
 
 
Wed
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Many Community Center to celebrate Juneteenth

The annual Juneteenth Festival will feature the award-winning film “SELMA” at the Many Community Center on Saturday, June 20, 7 p.m. The annual gospel singing for the Juneteenth Festival will also be at the Many Community Center. It begins at 6p.m. on Friday, June 19. Admission to both events is free. “SELMA” is the story of the civil rights movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. “SELMA” tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history 
 
 
Wed
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Transportation is key element in assisting local senior citizens

One of the key elements in making sure that Sabine Parish senior citizens are able to make appointmentsand have the necessary   ransportation is the Sabine Councilon Aging’s Transportation Dept., according to Executive Director Tammy Mangum. Serving as Transportation Coordinator is Tiffany Jones of Many, who has been employed by the SCOA for the past two years. Jones has a big job filled with coordination of appointments, scheduling drivers and making sure that all seniors  ver the age of 60 years are served. Four drivers are always ready to ensure that senior citizens get to and from their appointments in a 
 
 
Wed
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Kathy R. Lang expires June 15

Kathy Ramsey Lang, wife of local pharmacist Robby Lang of Many, lost her lengthy battle  ith cancer, early Monday morning, June 15. She was in her early 60s.  he had been undergoing treatments for a number ofmonths and was home at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband; two children, Callie Lang Killingsworth and Colby Lang, both of Many; one sister and one grandson.   
 
 
Wed
10
Jun
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Cleco launches new recycling program

leco’s new energy-saving program pays customers $50 to have outdated, working refrig-erators and freezers picked up at their homes and hauled away to be recycled.“Many households have an additional refrigerator or freezer outside of the home to store food and drinks,” said Robbyn Coo-per, manager of Investor and Public Relations at Cleco.

 

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Wed
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Snake seeks loan

Recently, the Many PD was having a bit of a slow day when they were called to the location of National Loan Company on San Antonio Avenue in Many after an unwanted visitor, in the form a large snake, converged on the door. 

 

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Wed
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Lightning strike shatters tree

On Tuesday, May 26, as severe storms rolled through Sabineland, a tree on the property of Sonny Miller of Negreet was completely split in two.  The 80 ft tall tree with a base of 44 inches was struck by lightning, splitting it from top to bottom, leaving a stump that is 10-12 feet high.

 

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Unbroken to be screened

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 across the United States.  It commemorates the adoption of the flagof the Unit-ed States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by an act of Con-gress.  The Many Community Center will show the movie “Unbroken” on Saturday, June 13, in honor of Flag Day which is Sunday, June 14.  The patri-otic movie will begin at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.

 

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