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Berniece Nichols celebrates 100th birthday in style

Sharon Chance, at right, served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. She is pictured alongside Berniece Nichols, who was celebrating her 100

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Berniece Nichols had one heck of a birthday party to celebrate her 100 years at Sabine Retirement and Rehabilitation Center on February 1.

The facility’s cafeteria was packed to the rafters with family, friends, and a large number of well-wishers. Also on the agenda, other than a number of tasty treats, was live Gospel music, with the birthday girl even offering a little singing herself.

When asked how to live to 100, she simply replied, “Take care of yourself and love the Lord.”

Berniece Elizabeth Barrett Nichols was born on February 1, 1919, to Elmer and Ethel Barrett in Mitchell. She married her husband, William Samuel Nichols of Fisher in 1940. Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack in 1960.

He had come to Oak Grove to help build the new gym at the school when they met.

Berniece had five children and one stepson. Three of her children were stillborn.

 

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Local sports fans take “Talking Trash” to new level

Talking Trash is a new sports show featuring both national, regional, and local coverage of various sports events. The team consists of, from left, Waylon Laroux, Josh Sepulvado, and Jeremy “J-Dawg” Leone. (Photo by Sabine Index/Daniel Jones)

A new, Facebook-based sports show titled “Talking Trash” is taking hold amongst local fans for its quick-fire blend of content featuring both local and national teams.

Waylon Laroux and Jeremy “J-Dawg” Leone, the two hosts, developed their banter over a friendship that developed when they were children. It continued through their adult years and was sharpened and readied while both were employed at Weyerhaeuser in Zwolle.

They’ve been sports fans for even longer.

“I’m a Cowboys fan,” Jeremy says. “Waylon is a Saints fan, so we’ve had a lot of fun with that recently. In other ways, we match up. We’re both (Los Angeles) Lakers fans so that talk is usually a tad different.”

However, talk about the NFL and NBA is commonplace. It’s the local sports coverage that sets them apart.

“I say on the show that nobody knows more about local sports than Jeremy,” Waylon says. “I mean that.”

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Many Depot renovations chugging right along

Painting contractor Kevin Gosey is painting the entire Many depot exteriors and interiors.

Renovations on the future “No Man’s Land Museum in Many” are moving right along, according to Many Mayor Ken Freeman.

Kowonno Green Handyman Services completed extensive repairs and renovations to all woodwork in the building. In some cases, new exterior doors had to be custom constructed to match the original two doors remaining in the depot.

A complete paint job throughout the exterior and interior of the depot is now in progress. Kevin Gosey Painting is doing the work, and it is expected to take at least another month to complete.

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Elvis tribute takes to stage Feb. 9

Richard Cook is one of the most talented Elvis impersonators working today and can’t wait to bring his talents to the Many Community Center on February 9.

Close your eyes, listen closely and you’ll be convinced Elvis has come back to life at the Many Community Center.

That’s because nationally famous tribute artist Richard Bruce Cook will perform his third annual Valentine’s Day concert at the Many Community Center, Saturday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

“Welcome to My World, Won’t You Come on In” Cook will croon to the audience at this special Valentine’s performance. Cook has reinvented Elvis and is almost a reincarnation of the famous performer from Tupelo, Mississippi who first performed on the Louisiana Hayride at the Municipal in Shreveport.

Cook has placed in the top 10 in Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist preliminaries and has been chosen to perform “Under the Tent” at Graceland Crossing during Elvis Week each year.

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Paddie takes first place in Easterseals Sabine’s Hot Talent following fun night

Winners of the Fourth Annual Sabine’s Got Talent Show from left are Hunter Paddie, first place; Evan David, third place; and Austin Isgitt, second place. The show, held at the Many Community Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 1, attracted a large crowd and helped the local committee of Easterseals Louisiana exceed their of $5,000. (Photo by The Sabine Index)

Eleven acts were presented onstage at the Many Community Center Friday night, February 1 at 7 p.m., as the Fourth Annual Sabine’s Got Talent got underway.

A large crowd attended the event, which benefits Easterseals Louisiana and helps children, adults, veterans and senior citizens with autism and disabilities.

This year the organization is 100 years old and have impacted the lives of many in communities across the nation.

In Louisiana, Easterseals has served nearly 10,000 families in the past year alone. Most of the funds raised locally, will come back to help people in Sabine Parish.

Members of the Sabine Parish Easterseals committee include Donna Smith Ammons, Nell Britner, Frances Hopkins, Brandy Mitchell, Jana Smith, Jan Varnado and Jamie Vincent.

On hand from the Shreveport Office of Easterseals of Louisiana were Bernie Bitting, director of Development and Development Coordinator MacKenzie Morgan.

 

 

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Bashara’s class catches Christmas spirit

When a young man with Cystic Fibrosis requested Christmas cards, Brittany Bashara’s Zwolle Elementary Class answered the call and sent him a number of holiday well wishes. Participating were, on bottom from left are Kamila; Quistan, D’Andria, Dahvon, Emma, Riley and Alli. On the back row are Mrs. Lewing, Ms. Melina, Lexie, Ky’Rihanna, Keegan, Leah, Naja, Ethan, Addysen, Jace, Tristan, Carder, Dallis, and Mrs. Bashara.

 

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Stopping Patton

Addison’s Store was located right in the midst of the maneuver battle at Mount Carmel.

During the famous Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, these training maneuvers were broken down to Phase 1 and Phase 2. Phase 1 ran from September 15 to September 19, 1941, and Phase 2 ran from September 24 to September 28, 1941.

During Phase 1 General George S. Patton and his 2nd Armored Division were assigned to the Red Second army commanded by General Ben Lear. Early on the morning of September 15 Patton and his troops attacked across the Red River westward toward Fort Jesup and Many, La. from the area near Winnfield, Montgomery, and Natchitoches. Patton’s armored units had to be stopped. But how could they be stopped and just where would the Blue 3rd Army stop him?

General Patton had been ordered to attack westward and then turn south-southeast in an attempt to push the Blue Army back. The goal of these armored attacks were to hit hard and fast and move in and capture the town of Leesville and Camp Polk, thus winning the maneuver battle for Phase

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Converse plans homecoming for Jan. 25

The Junior Maids at Converse School are Ale Rodriguez and Sarah Friday

Homecoming at Converse School will be holding its annual homecoming festivities on Friday, January 25. This in an open invitation for any alumni for any previous years. Court will be presented at 5 p.m. and games against Negreet will start immediately after.

This year’s queen and her court are:

Queen Carrie Maria Watson. Carrie is the daughter of Holly and James Watson. She has received Honors at the Academic Brunch for several years, placed second in Business Computer Applications at the state Literary Rally and has been accepted to East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, for this coming fall. Carrie plans on majoring in psychology to become a counseling psychologist. Carrie says, “Overall, I want to share the love and word of God by helping others get through difficult times.”

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Patrick selected Deputy of Quarter

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Patrol Sgt. Richard Patrick has been selected Deputy of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2018. He goes above and beyond in helping keep Sabine parish a safe place to live and work. Pictured from left are Chief Criminal Deputy John Adair, Patrick, and Sheriff Ronny Richardson

 

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Ebarb sets Homecoming activities for Friday

Senior members of the 2019 Ebarb High School Homecoming court are, from left, Jax Cartinez,
Kelsey Sepulvado, Catherine Warner, Chloe’ Leone, Landen Rivers and Braden Barnes. See more pictures on page 2

Ebarb High school is proud to announce that they will be celebrating their annual Homecoming festivities on Friday, January 25 at 5 p.m.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with the recognition of alumni with years ending in nine. Classes that will be recognized are 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009. It will be followed by the presentation of the 2019 Homecoming court at the gym. Next, the Ebarb Rebels and Lady Rebels will host the Simpson Broncos and Lady Broncos for Homecoming.

The boy’s game will be played first at 6 p.m. with the girl’s game to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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