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Lady Rebels defeat Negreet, battle Evans

The Ebarb Lady Rebels dealt an “L” to Negreet on April 9 before fighting back valiantly against the Evans Lady Eagles several days later.

The Lady Rebels got things going in the first with Raeghan Lewing singling and scoring one run.

 

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Lady Tigers defeat Saline, fall to Natchitoches Central

The Many High School Lady Tigers fared well against Saline on April 9, winning the game 10- 0. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t do as well two days later when they’d see defeat at the hands of Natchitoches Central.

After one run in the second inning, the ladies saw five go across the plate for runs in the third inning following a single by Shelbie Martinez and home run by Shay Drew. Martinez came up big with a home run later for four additional runs. Keely Dubois led the team going three-forthree at the plate.

 

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4-H’ers compete in commodity ambassador contests

Nicholas LeBlanc, a Vermilion Parish 4-H member and veteran competitor at the 4-H Commodity Ambassador Program contest, said he enjoys sharing information about the importance of safely preparing foods like seafood and poultry.

“The contest has helped me become a better public speaker, build confidence and learn a lot about food safety that I wouldn’t otherwise know,” LeBlanc said.

 

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Psi Chapter awards Girl Scout patches

Psi Chapter presented DKG/ Girl Scout Patches and the Psi Chapter/Girl Scout Patches to several young ladies from Girl Scout Troop #540 (Zwolle) at the Chapter’s March 13 meeting. These patches require the accomplishment of pre-determined activities which focus on developing leadership skills while exploring various careers, developing an awareness of community and government, and investigating the history of both The Delta Kappa Gamma Society and Girl Scouts.

Nineteen Girl Scouts from Troop #540 met the requirements for this patch and they were honored in a small ceremony.

 

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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

“We’re the Class that’s really great! We’re the Class of ’68!!!!”

I wonder how many times we chanted that at pep rallies, ballgames and other gatherings at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi.

This year, 2018 is our 50th class reunion. It seems impossible that we have been out of high school for a half of century.

 

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Jimmie Cook

Funeral Services for Jimmie W. Cook, 61, of Coppell, Texas, will be held Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many with the Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Florien Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many. He was born on Friday, January 25, 1957 in Many, and passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Cook, Sr. and daughter, Chelsea Cook. He is survived by his son, Kelby B. Cook of Shreveport; mother, Nellie Hopkins Cook of Florien; sister, Gwenda C. Jones of Dover, Tennessee; brothers, Michael L. Cook and wife, Diane of Saraland, Alabama, and James R. Cook, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Shreveport; grandchildren, Destiny and Kelsey; along with nieces, nephews and a host of good friends. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com

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Allen Ross

Funeral services celebrating the life of Allen “Tink” Ross were held April 14 at Beulah Baptist Church in Many with the Rev. Kenneth Leach officiating. “Tink” was born on January 2, 1915 to James and Eula Ross, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2018 at the age of 103. He was preceded in death by his parents; Willie Mae Ross, his spouse of 77 years; son, Oscar Ross; brothers, Cecil Ross, E.C. Ross and William “Bill” Ross; and sisters, Alma Edwards, Mabel Ross, Katherine Derrick, Bernice Williams and Evelyn Ross.

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“B.J.” Orchid

Bill J. “B.J.” Orchid passed away on April 11, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born in Amity, Arkansas on September 30, 1933, he was the son of Eunice and Carl Orchid. He graduated from Clarks High School in Clarks in 1953. He was a well-known high school athlete, particularly a baseball catcher. Mr. Orchid declined an athletic scholarship to Northwestern State University and instead enlisted in September 1953 in the U.S. Army. He spent 16 months in Korea as an artilleryman and served until 1956, attaining the rank of sergeant. He also spent time in the Army Reserves. During his break between basic training and advanced infantry training in 1953 he took time to marry his high school sweetheart, Helen Small. They remained an inseparable couple for 64 years. Mr. Orchid was a devout Christian. He was ordained a Deacon in 1969 at the Alford Heights Baptist Church in Many. In Many, Mr. Orchid was active in many community organizations.

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Michael Wedgeworth

Funeral services for Michael Paul Wedgeworth, 69, of Many were held April 11 at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. He was born on Monday, May 31, 1948 in Many, and passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Shreveport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Paul Wedgeworth and Jewell Kelly Wedgeworth; and his brother, Ricky Wedgeworth. He is survived by his wife, Diana Blanchard Wedgeworth of Many; son, Gary Thomas Jr. and wife, Paula, of Many; grandchildren, Garrett Thomas of Austin, Texas, Gabe Thomas of San Diego, California and Grace Thomas of Shreveport; sisters, Sharon Montang of Many, Charlene McCormic of Many, Phillis Greer of Many, Marsha Cormier of Many and Sonia Doucet of Many; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Dennis McGaha, Barry Goss, Dennis Dzieken, Ronnie Bison, Dan Haigh, Richard Martone Jr., Jerrad Bragg and Dan Cormier.

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Ricky Evans

A memorial service honoring the life of Richard “Ricky” H. Evans, Sr., 71, was held April 13, at Rose-Neath’s Chapel in Mansfield with the Reverends Chucky Clark and Glenn Bezerra officiating. Ricky was born March 18, 1947, in Converse to Lillian Krousel and S.B. Evans, Sr. and entered into rest on April 11, 2018, in Converse. He lived his entire life in Converse. He was a well-known businessman in the area and a loyal family man. He was preceded in death by his parents, and B.G. Lewis. Those left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Rachel Evans of Converse; son, Richard H. Evans, Jr. of Shreveport; daughters, Teri Lea Evans of Austin, Texas, and Toni Ann Evans and Brad Dudley of Dallas, Texas; brother, Sidney “Sonny” Evans, Jr. and wife, Evelyn, of Natchitoches; grandchildren, Sela Hinkhouse and Samuel Hinkhouse; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Sid B.

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