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Back-to-School Rally scheduled for Saturday

The annual Back-to-School Rally will be hosted at the SabineParish Fairgrounds on Saturday,   ug. 1, with the gates opening at  7 a.m., according to Chairman Mary Gore of Toledo Bend Ministries. The opening ceremonies and program, which will feature guest speaker, Judge Elizabeth  Pickett of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, begins at 8 a.m. Student testimonies and music will also be featured in the program 

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Wed
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Jul

Winchester brings enthusiasm to job

(Editor’s Note: Information for the following was attained through the “Back to School” edition of The Catholic Commentator, a Baton Rouge based magazine.) Veronica Winchester, a Florien High School graduate, has  been on a winding path that shesays brought her back to where she always should have been— education. The Diocese of Baton Rouge’s  first special education program .

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Power Plant fire creates outages

Workers from Swepco and CLECO were on hand Tuesday morning, July 21, to work at the power plant, located within the city limits of Many on the Natchitoches Highway. A fire at the plant in the early morning hours created a huge outage in Sabine Parish. (Photo by The Sabine Index/Debbie Rose) Between 70 and 80 percent of the homes in Sabine Parish were without electricity in the early morning hours of Tuesday morning, July 21, according to volunteer firemen from Many’s District I Fire Station.

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Ingrid Cook honored by MORE magazine

By Donna Smith Ammons Special Assignments Ingrid Guay Cook, a 1987 graduate of Many High School, achieved  national recognition recently whenshe was one of five working women  across America chosen to be featured in MORE magazine’s July/August 2015 issue. Cook was one of the Impact  Award winners, who was featured in an eight-page spread in the magazine. She has a full-page photo of her self and the other honorees, including Barbara Bush, daughter of former President and Mrs. George W. Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps of New York  City; Anita Jones-Mueller, President and founder of Healthy Dining, San Diego; Darlene Oliver, Executive Director of Public Allies of Chicago and Celeste Bodner, Founder and executive director of Foster Club of Seaside, Oregon 

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22
Jul

Malette sentenced to 90 years hard labor

On July 15, Judge E. Joseph Bleich, Ad Hoc, imposed upon Darrell K. Mallette a sentence of 90 years at hard labor for molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13. Bleich gave written reasons in support of this sentence in a 39-page document.
 
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Jul

Donated supplies needed for Back-to-School Rally, Aug. 1

A large number of school children will report for the first day of school without the needed supplies. There are a number of reasons why they don’t have their supplies: parents could be unemployed; too many children in the family to provide the needed supplies for each child; etc.
 
Wed
22
Jul

Quayhagen upsets Njokuani in Legacy 42 main event

Josh Quayhagen stepped into the cage on June 26, fighting in the main event of Legacy 42 at the Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles as a huge underdog. Although given almost no chance by mixed martial arts experts, who predicted he could not get out of the first round, Quayhagen prevailed. Quayhagen is currently 28-years-old and grew up in Many before moving to Leesville with his family when he started high school.
 
Wed
15
Jul

Lola Mac’s Boutique opens

Lola Mac’s Boutique, located across from the Pawn Shop in Many, recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting coordinated by the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce.   Owner Laura Vance, shown cutting the ribbon, has stocked the store with any number of unique clothing choices. 

 

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Women’s conference set, July 18

The Woman of Faith Women’s Conference will be held on July 18 at 8 a.m. till at New Cre-ation Church at 2460 Port Arthur Ave., Zwolle.Attendees are urged to leave your husband and children behind and enjoy your time with guest speakers Melina Wood, Suzanne Leitz, and Melinda Knippers.

 

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Experienced loggers teaching T.H.E.O. classes at NWLTC

The third Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator (T.H.E.O.) Training began May 26 at the Sabine Valley Campus of the Northwest La. Technical College in Many. The training is designed to teach the basics of harvesting timber with modern equipment to students interested in a career in the forestry industry, accord-ing to Laurie Morrow, campus dean.

 

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