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Wed
19
Sep

Louisiana Bluebird Society to meet at South Toledo Bend Park

All are invited to a special event at South Toledo Bend State Park on September 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

This area is a major site for bluebirds in Louisiana, and through special arrangements with the Hodges Foundation, the Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society (LBBS) has continued its 40-year mission of tending to the bluebird trail at Hodges Gardens, even though the park is closed and gardens are not open to the public.

This year local LBBS volunteers looked after the 25-house trail, stewarded the fledging of over 160 baby bluebirds and kept alive a tradition going back over a generation.  While the future use of the gardens remains uncertain, the bluebirds are tended and cared for.  Some of the hundreds of bluebirds we have shepherded over the years may be the ones you see in your yard or as you drive along the roads of Sabine Parish.

Wed
19
Sep
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Mayor G.J. “Pie” Martinez to reign as 2018 Fiesta King

The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta is pleased to announce that Zwolle mayor and third generation logger G.J. “Pie” Martinez will reign over this year’s beloved festival as king.

Martinez considers himself blessed by the town he represents and is honored he has been chosen for the prestigious title.

In the beginning

G.J. “Pie” Martinez was born on December 11, 1940 in Shreveport to Catherine Sepulvado Martinez and the late G.L. “Chooch” Martinez of Zwolle.

 

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Wed
19
Sep
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Carhee becomes first male Hawk cheerleader

By Daniel Jones

Sabine is a land of tradition. Things tend to stay the same here despite the outside world. However, Zwolle High School is trying something new by allowing their first male cheerleader, Shamar Carhee, to hit the courts and cheer for the Hawks this school year.

 

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Wed
19
Sep
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Many Tigers have “Red Out” shirts on sale

On December 14, 2012, Joseph Ryan was born with Hypoplasitc Left Heart Syndrome, meaning he only had half of a heart. The first several months of his life were spent in the hospital, undergoing two different openheart surgeries during that time.

Through this time the child’s father, Many High School football coach Jeremie Ryan and his wife, learned more and more about his condition and CHDs in general and did their best to educate others around us.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Miss Louisiana International to speak at Rotary

The 2018 Mrs. Louisiana International will be the special guest speaker at the Many Rotary Club meeting and luncheon on Thursday, September 27, at the VFW Hall.

Crystal Barrow, a special combination of beauty and brains, the reigning Mrs. Louisiana and an accomplished journalist, volunteer, and the wife of a broadcasting IT engineer.

As an education reporter and anchor at KTAL TV, Channel 6, the NBC Shreveport station, Crystal enjoys enriching lives and telling the stories of those in the Northwest Louisiana community.  Thousands wake up to Crystal five days a week as she covers and anchors the morning news.  Crystal has been a full-time journalist since 2008.

Her academic accomplishments include a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.

Fri
14
Sep

Carhee named Hawk cheerleader

Shamar Carhee, pictured at left center, has been named the first male Zwolle High School cheerleader. He is shown with this year's cheerleading squad as they welcome students back for the first day of school.

By Daniel Jones, editor

Sabine is a land of tradition.  Things tend to stay the same here despite the outside world.  However, Zwolle High School is trying something new by allowing their first male cheerleader, Shamar Carhee, to hit the courts and cheer for the Hawks this school year.

The move comes at the exact same time that several NFL teams are also placing male cheerleaders on the roster, as is the case with Jesse Hernandez, who made his first cheer appearance for the New Orleans Saints mere weeks ago.  Men as cheerleaders has been commonplace at universities for quite some time.

Carhee gives simple reasons as to why he wanted his spot on the squad.

 “I attend almost every Hawk game,” Carhee says.  “I loved getting the crowd involved and doing chants and cheers during the games, keeping everyone’s spirit up. 

His exciting and cheerful demeanor only helps build his case.

Thu
13
Sep

Liddy turnpike, fairground upgrade discussed at September police jury meeting

By Daniel Jones, editor

The Liddy turnpike was the main item discussed by the Sabine Parish Police Jury, as they met in regular session on September 5.

Although on the agenda, Gretchen Ferguson with the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD) could not make the meeting due to the threat of tropical storms in the gulf.  However, the jury discussed the ongoing situation with the railroad crossing.

According to Police Jury President Ronny Bison, there had been a scheduled meeting due to DOTD wanting to shut the turnpike down, and wanted some roads made private in order for them to do so.  Bison continued that DOTD wants to shut as many crossings as possible down due to accidents and not having proper funding for proper safety precautions at every crossing.

Wed
12
Sep
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Weyerhaeuser invests in Sabine’s future

In an unprecedented move, Weyerhaeuser investing both in its business and Sabine Parish as a whole by entering into a partnership with Ja’Darius Williams, a 2018 Zwolle graduate.

Williams begins classes this fall at Oklahoma State University, where he will acquire a bachelor’s degree of technology in instrumentation engineering.

The agreement will provide funding for school and a paid internship at the mill, where he will work during summer break. Upon graduation, Williams has a guaranteed job at the Zwolle Weyerhaeuser site, where he will operate their newest, state of the art equipment and implement numerous upgrades to the facility.

 

 

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Wed
12
Sep
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Country star provides unforgettable proposal

By Daniel Jones

Country music superstar Jerrod Neimann recently provided an almost unbelievable wedding proposal for local residents Jared Terrell and Kelsey Funderburk.

“I thought I was just going to a concert,” Funderburk explains. “I had no idea I was going to leave knowing that I’ll be marrying the love of my life.”

A video posted to YouTube shows the couple on stage, when the singer lets out a surprising statement.

“Well, he (Jared) thought he’d bring you up here and ask a special question,” Neimann says.

 

 

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Thu
06
Sep

Country star provides unforgettable proposal

Jared Terrell and Kelsey Funderburk embrace during their first dance as country music star Jerrod Neimann sings his hit "God Made a Woman."

By Daniel Jones, editor

Country music superstar Jerrod Neimann recently provided an almost unbelievable wedding proposal for local residents Jared Terrell and Kelsey Funderburk.

“I thought I was just going to a concert,” Funderburk explains.  “I had no idea I was going to leave knowing that I’ll be marrying the love of my life.”

A video posted to YouTube shows the couple on stage, when the singer lets out a surprising statement.

“Well, he (Jared) thought he’d bring you up here and ask a special question,” Neimann says.

The crowd erupts in cheers, and Terrell takes a knee before proposing.  Funderburk then provides a very enthusiastic “Yes!” before leaping into his arms, much to the delight of those in attendance.

The country music singer then goes a step further, offering them their first dance to his hit “God Made a Woman” while the eager crowd cheered them on.

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