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More children make progress in reading 1,000 books before kindergarten

Many more children have either completed or are close to completing the Sabine Parish Library’s 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program. The service is offered by the Sabine Parish Library, which encourages parents to read stories to their preschool children. For more information, or to sign up, please call the library at 318-256-4150.

 

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Herr wins Many Bass Club’s August tournament

George Herr won the Many Bass Club’s August 2018 tournament with a five-fish stringer weighing 12.68 pounds.

Herr caught his fish in the San Miguel/Lanan area of the lake using a drop shot and Carolina rig.

 

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Patchwork

By Donna Smith Ammons

I loved my Gramma Ankrom. She was a short lady who was always buzzing around the kitchen, stitching clothes or measuring me for patterns she drew on newspaper.

It was not unusual for her to stir up pudding on the stove, if I needed a late night snack.

I didn’t get to spend near enough time with my Gramma, because we were always moving. I did get to spend an entire summer one year and looked forward to seeing her with regularity when we lived in Arizona and they were in Garden Grove, California.

I reminded myself of my dear Gramma on a recent trip to north Arkansas, to see my oldest granddaughter, Riley Kate. I had promised her I would take her school clothes shopping since she would be starting 7th grade in a new school.

 

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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

By Pete Abington

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION?

It has been 45 years since the 1973 Constitutional Convention. Politicians have stated many times that we need to redo our constitution, only that statement always seems to go nowhere. This became more prevalent in this last regular session, yet it has been almost three months and nothing has been said since. One thing is for sure, they had better think it through before we do. Our state is so complex that we have several hundred amendments to our present constitution and something needs to be done. In the event they do have a constitution convention, everything needs to be looked at, even topics like - do we need to elect a Lt. Governor, for instance. We could ask the same question about the insurance and agriculture commissioners.

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Margie Elsie Rike

Margie Elsie Rike, 88, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in her Katy, Texas residence. She was a native of Noble and had been a longtime resident of Sulphur before moving to Katy, Texas in 2013. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur for many years where she loved to participate in senior activities such as the Agin’ Cajuns Choir, senior game night, and visiting with special friends. Margie was a quiet, kind, and loving person, and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a graduate of Noble High School in Sabine Parish, and also of Northwestern State University where she was a member of the Purple Jacket Honor Society. She was a teacher at Sulphur High School from 1950-1953 and returned to work at Citgo in 1959, retiring in 1992, after 32 years of service. Survivors include her children, Emanuel Andrew “Andy” Rike, Jr.

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Louella Madiar

Funeral services honoring the life of Louella Madiar were held August 20 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle with Father Duane Trombetta officiating. Interment followed in the Converse Cemetery in Converse. Louella was born on January 24,1943 in Converse to Marvin “MT” Truett and Maggie Ebarb Brown. She passed on August 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Dean “E-Key” Remedies Sr.; grandson, Kurt Craig; and brothers, Joseph and David Brown. She is survived by her spouse, James Andrew Madiar; daughters Mary D.

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Sabine responders get tools to fight opiate overdose

Local first responders have a new resource in helping them fight the opioid epidemic plaguing our state.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has granted the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office a total of 30 vials of Naloxone, a prescription medication that counteracts the effects of opioids to restore breathing during an overdose. The live-saving drugs were made available through a $1 million legal settlement between Landry and Pfizer.

“The abuse and misuse of opioids throughout Louisiana is a public safety crisis that has unfortunately taken the lives of many of our state’s people,” said Landry. “I appreciate the proactive work done by our first responders to fight back against this epidemic, and I am glad we are able to give them the Nalaxone at no cost to the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.”

 

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Florien residents grow 44-pound watermelon

Life-long residents of Florien Lester and Marjorie Savell have always enjoyed spending time in their garden. With the help of J.W. Hudson and family, they have produced a 44-pound watermelon this year.

 

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“Avatar” to screen this weekend

“Avatar,” which is the highest- grossing movie of all time, will play at the Many Community Center on Saturday, August 18.

Blockbuster science fiction movie, “Avatar” will play at the Many Community Center on Saturday, August 18.

This highly unusual science fiction movie features special sound effects and magnificent scenes on a jungle- like planet in another galaxy. It is the perfect movies for families to enjoy this summer. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free for everyone.

“Avatar” marketed as James Cameron’s “Avatar” is an American epic film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron.

 

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General Abrams visits Folk Polk

By Rickey Robertson

Since the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, Louisiana has been visited by many famous military officers. During the Louisiana Maneuvers men such as George Patton, Mark Clark and Dwight Eisenhower are still well remembered. During the Vietnam War years later, a famous officer came and visited Fort Polk in October, 1966. His name was Creighton “Fighting Abe” Abrams.

Creighton Abrams was born September 15, 1914, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1936. One of his classmates was William C. Westmoreland. Upon graduating the military academy Lt. Abrams was assigned to the U.S. Cavalry. After serving in the cavalry, with the rank of captain, he was transferred into the newly formed 1st Armored Division in 1940. The 1st Armored trained continuously in armored tactics. During World War II Major Abrams commanded the 37th Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division .

 

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