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Wed
22
Apr

Martinez named oldest logger

By Daniel Jones, editor,
and Alex Walsh,
special assignments
“I’ve been in the logging business my entire life,” G.J. “Pie” Martinez says proudly. His words ring true, as his career as a logging contractor, which spans over 40 years, has caused him to be named the Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival’s oldest logger. To be given the prestigious title, one must be 70 years of age or older and have had an impressive career in Sabine Parish’s number one industry.

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Wed
22
Apr

Auctioneer

Auctioneer Kevin McDonald kept the crowd excited and bidding throughout the auction. Two original wood carvings were sold during the evening—one eagle and this LSU Mike the Tiger, pictured with its new owner, Jarrod Romero of Lafayette, who won the bidding at $4,500. Both carvings are over 4’ tall.

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Wed
22
Apr

City Hall honors Project Celebration

On April 17, Many Mayor Ken Freeman proudly signed a proclamation honoring Project Celebration Inc. by declaring April 20-April 24 “Child Abuse Prevention/Sexual Assault Awareness Week.” Project Celebration, Inc. offers a variety of programs geared toward helping families by providing services and links to services in communities throughout their service area is committed to helping individuals and families enhance their ability to live successfully in the community through education, advocacy and collaboration of all available resources.

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Wed
22
Apr

Thirteenth Annual TBLA Bass Unlimited a rousing success

By Pamela Toliver
Wed
15
Apr

Boise to invest $43 million at Florien site

On April 9, Governor Bobby Jindal and Boise Cascade’s Mike Brown, wood products operations manager, announced the
company will make a $43 million capital investment to upgrade and increase the capacity of its Florien plywood mill located
in Louisiana’s Northwest Region. 
 
Wed
15
Apr

2015-16 officers of the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce

2015-16 officers of the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce are shown above at the 69th Annual Banquet hosted at Cypress Bend Resort on Thursday night, April 9.
 
Wed
15
Apr

TB LA to host 13th annual Bass Unlimited Banquet

Cypress Bend Park Pavilion on beautiful Toledo Bend Lake will be the scene of the thirteenth annual Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) Bass Unlimited Banquet and Auction at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17. The event will mark the culmination of TBLA’s annual major fundraising event to earn money for projects to improve the quality of the Lake and amenities surrounding it.
 
Wed
08
Apr

Salter inducted into Hall of Fame

Spectacular was one word that came to mind Tuesday night, March 31, when former Speaker of the Lou-isiana House of Representatives Joe R. Salter of Florien, was named the 18th inductee into the Sabine Hall of Fame.

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Wed
08
Apr

Battle of Pleasant Hill to be commemorated

A number of re-enactors, sutlers, and other vendors will be on hand at The Battle of Pleasant Hill this weekend. The event be-gins with a school day on Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The fol-lowing day will feature a parade at 10 a.m., re-enactment in the town at 11 a.m. and the main re-enactment at 2 p.m.

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Wed
08
Apr

TBLA unveils poster

Artist Noah Bounds’s poster, “Could Be a Lunker,” is already a hit among TBLA Bass Unlimited poster collectors and the general public. His original artwork from which the poster was created and the poster numbered one sold for big bucks at the Poster Unveiling and Auc-tion held last Thursday evening, April 2.

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