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Operation Christmas Child Countdown a success

West Central Louisiana Operation Christmas Child Countdown was a tremendous success.

All five drop off centers were represented by Westside Baptist Church of Natchitoches Parish, Martin Baptist Church of Red River Parish, and Calvary Baptist of Sabine Parish. There is also an additional drop off center in Converse at Mitchell Baptist Church and First Baptist of Winn Parish.

Shoeboxes will be collected in the third week of November at each location.

 

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Helicopter ride checked off my bucket list!!

Thanks Life-Air-Rescue-Louisiana!!

Thursday, August 9 turned out to be a very exciting day!

Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce student worker Amanda Tedder and I thought we were covering a ribbon-cutting for the Chamber’s newest member, Life- Air-Rescue Louisiana. It was a clear and sunny Thursday morning, August 9 at the helicopter pad behind Sabine Medical Center where we all gathered for the event. Little did we know it would end up in the air!!

We went through the ritual, cutting the ribbon, having business leaders and our Mayor Ken Freeman speak, along with Chamber Director Kenneth Ammons welcoming the newest members. We took pictures and did quick interviews…..and then much to our surprise, they responded to Chamber Board member Shanna Gaspard, who wanted to fly in a chopper. Amanda and I were next in line and for several flights, those who were adventurous were treated to flying over Many.

 

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Boomers going bankrupt at unprecedented rate

The social media teaser for a recent New York Times article paints a grim portrait of the economic prospects for aging Baby Boomers: “Vanishing pensions. Soaring medical expenses. Inadequate savings. The rate of older Americans filing for bankruptcy has tripled since 1991.” A study by the Consumer Bankruptcy Project shows that, for people aged 65 to 74, annual bankruptcy filings have increased from 1.2 per 1,000 people in 1991 to 3.6 in recent years.

“There is no question that more and more seniors are facing financial hardships,” said Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark. “The New York Times story and the Consumer Bankruptcy Project study that inspired it both fail to mention the three causes of bankruptcy cited in the story’s headline: vanishing pensions, inadequate savings, and soaring medical expenses. These are all problems caused largely by government policy.”

Wed
08
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Senator believes public endangered by early inmate release

United States Sen. John Kennedy has raised concerns about the Louisiana Department of Corrections’ ability to protect the public after the state’s district attorneys indicated that nearly a quarter of inmates released early through Gov. Edwards’ Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Act have been arrested again. At least two of the rearrested inmates are behind bars on murder charges.

Inmates were released without the probation and parole boards evaluating the risk to public safety. In Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes, one in three inmates who were released early have already reoffended.

 

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Meeting brings attention to USDA services

By Daniel Jones

Recently, Many Mayor Ken Freeman called a meeting at the Many Community Center to let local elected officials know of the benefits that the USDA can bring to the community.

“Getting money for public projects and community improvements isn’t as easy as it used to be,” Freeman said to open the meeting. “The USDA offers more money than any other agency, and we are lucky to have someone local that excels at working with them.”

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Section of Kisatchie currently burning

Efforts continue to contain the Rainbow Point Fire within the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness. Numerous firefighters and equipment including a helicopter have been assigned to the incident. The incident objectives include providing for public and firefighter safety, protecting private residences and timber lands and containing the fire in a small area with secure boundaries within the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness.

 

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Chance to run for Hornbeck City Council

David Chance of Hornbeck has announced his intention to run for Hornbeck City Council.

He was recently knighted in the Order of the Red Cross, Order of Malta, and Order of the Temple as a Knights Templar at Lodge 188 in Beaumont, Texas.

He was passed to the sublime degree of Master Mason in 2017, and has pursued masonry to knighthood.

 

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Zwolle-Ebarb VFW donates to Pat Martinez

The Zwolle-Ebarb Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 5187 and Auxiliary recently donated a patriotic shirt to Pat Martinez, pictured. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and is currently living at the Many Healthcare Nursing Home for medical reasons. He is a brother to Zwolle Mayor Pie Martinez and also a Zwolle High School 1967 graduate.

 

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Marthaville News

Arden and Billie Settle are proudly posing with their only grandson and his new wife on their wedding day that took place on June 2 at the Beulah Baptist Church located in Sabine Parish. From left are Arden Settle, Courtney Branam Settle, Connor Settle and Billie Settle. It was a perfect day for a wedding.

 

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By Donna Smith Ammons

Braeden and PaPaw feeding the giraffe!

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!!

While visiting our oldest son, Davy and wife, Kt and our three wonderful grandchildren, Riley, Braeden and Darby, we were able to visit and spend the morning at Wild Wilderness Drive Through Zoo. The four-mile, 400 acre zoo, located in Gentry, Arkansas, was really neat. Needless to say the kids had a great time!

We traveled from their new home in Cave Springs, northwest of Bentonville, through country roads to Gentry. Upon entering Gentry, which was one of my destination spots, I jumped out of the van and had my picture taken with the Gentry sign. Guess who I sent it to? (My boss of 39 years!)

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