Police, Coroner’s Office complete homicide training class
Many Police Department Officers and the Sabine Parish Coroner’s Office participated in an advanced homicide training class.
Ready, Aim, PULL!
Each team must designate a team captain upon registration. 4-H Teams designate a coach as captain. Youth teams include 4th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade. Adult teams, ages 18 and up.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER. All shooters pre-registered by March 15th will be entered into a drawing for a $500 store credit to DeSoto Town & Country. We must receive your registration by March 15th to enter you into the drawing. You must be present during the drawing to win.
Please send check payable to Caddo Parish Farm Bureau, and mail to: Caddo Parish Farm Bureau, 8640 Business Park Dr. Shreveport, LA 71105
20 stations, 100 shots, $135 per person/$540 per team Ammo available for purchase
Meal provided for all shoot participants. Shooters must provide their own gun, ammunition, gear and protective eye and ear wear. Personal Utility Vehicles welcome, but 4-wheelers are not allowed. Golf carts will be available for $85 if pre-ordered with registration. Ammunition will be available for purchase at the event.
Chris Long by email at email@example.com or by phone at 318-210-4254
All proceeds of the event will support Farm Bureau causes, including the following:
The Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships each year to eligible graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue degrees in agriculture at Louisiana universities. Since 1993, we have awarded 175 scholarships for a total of $440,000 to aid our future generation of farmers and ranchers.
The Louisiana Ag in the Classroom Foundation provides funding for the Louisiana Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program. The purpose of the AITC program is to increase understanding of agriculture and instill an appreciation for our renewable food, fiber and fuel systems through education. The main way we accomplish this is through showing teachers how to use agriculture in teaching core subjects, such as math, science and social studies.
DOTD to install flashing yellow left turn arrow traffic signals in Sabine Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the first of two projects to install the flashing yellow left turn arrow traffic signals in the central region.
The first project (Part 1) includes the installation of the foundation, mast arm, and signal work for 30 locations in Natchitoches, Avoyelles, Sabine, Vernon and Winn Parishes. These upgraded signals will only be installed at intersections where a protected left turn (left turn arrow) and designated left turn lane already exist.
Locations for flashing yellow left turn arrow signals in Sabine include:
LA 6 (San Antonio Ave.) @ US 171 (Hill St.)
US 171 @ LA 474 (Port Arthur)
Currently, the contractor for the $2.8 million project is installing concrete foundations for the new mast arms that hold traffic signals at various locations. Motorists can expect to see the new signals operational in the next few months.
The second project (Part 2) – anticipated to go to bid in April 2024 – includes signal upgrades in Rapides Parish. Please note that letting dates are often subject to change based on a variety of factors.
Flashing yellow arrow signal indications feature a flashing yellow arrow, in addition to the traditional red, yellow, and green signals.
When illuminated, the flashing yellow arrow allows waiting motorists to perform a left-hand turn after yielding to oncoming traffic.
Oncoming traffic has a green light, so drivers must wait for a safe gap in the oncoming traffic before turning.
Flashing yellow arrow signals provide more opportunities for motorists to make a left-hand turn and reduce delays when traffic is light.
Motorists will eventually encounter the new flashing yellow arrows on all state-maintained traffic signals across Louisiana where a protected left turn already exists, as part of a federal standard for implementation of the signals.
For more information on flashing yellow arrows, click here. To watch a video explaining the operation of the new signals, click here.
Many High Powerlifting Team wins State Championship…AGAIN!
Many High Powerlifters won the State Championship for the third year in a row.
Many High students win TBF/MLF State Championship
Sabine Parish School District recognizes Bus Driver of the Year
The Sabine Parish School District recently recognized Kassie Thomas as Bus Driver of the Year.
Zwolle High Student of the Year receives scholarship
The Sylvia Family scholarship was presented on March 20, for the second year in a row, to the Sabine Parish High School Student of the Year, Jaeger Ebarb, a graduating senior from Zwolle High School who is set to begin his college career this fall. The Sylvia family commends this bright, young scholar and wishes him the best in all of his future endeavors.
11th Judicial District Court: Jury Duty Information
Jeff Evans announces candidacy for Sabine Parish Sheriff
Sabine Medical Center: Job Openings
Sabine Medical Center is currently hiring for the following positions:
Dietary Cook- Full Time
Physician Relations Community Outreach Director- Full Time
2 RN ER Nights- Full time
1 LPN Nights Med Surg- Full Time
1 RN Nights Med Surg- Full Time
T.N.T. Agents Complete Supervisor Training
Patrol Deputies Receive FTO Certifications
Many High angler signs with NSU’s competitive Fishing Team
Samuel “Cole” Pickett, center, a senior at Many High School, signed to join the Northwestern State University Fishing Team. Picket will attend NSU on scholarship as part of the university’s competitive bass fishing team. Pickett will also be in the President’s Leadership Program while majoring in Health and Exercise Science. He hopes to eventually become a physical therapist. He is pictured with his parents, Andrea and Brad Pickett. The NSU Fishing Team is open to all NSU students. For more information on the NSU Fishing Team, email team sponsor Juddy Hamous firstname.lastname@example.org or call (318) 332-0565.
Sabine Fire and Many Police Egg-Stravaganza
Central Sabine Fire and Many Police are holding their Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, April 1 at the First United Methodist lawn in Many. It is a free community event, with egg hunts, photo props, the easter bunny and Sparky. Door prizes are offered for all age groups:
- Ages one-four: 9am
- Ages five-nine: 12pm
- Ages ten-twelve: 2pm
Overturned Truck on Sabine Highway
LDWF Fishing Course Series Announces Additional Classes
LDWF’s Fishing Course Series program (FCS) announces several upcoming courses over the next few months, including the new Beginner Bass Fishing course. These free courses will provide new and experienced anglers with useful information and skills to help improve their fishing trips. Since space is limited, you can register to secure your spot.
Each 2-hour class will be open to all ages and limited to ten participants. The course curriculum will be fast-paced and geared towards educating adults in order for them to guide children during the fishing portion of the program. Equipment is provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own gear. All in attendance will take home a package of informative material, starter tackle, and gear courtesy of Cabela’s, Magic Bait, and Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana. Anglers 18 & older must possess a valid recreational fishing license to participate, and anglers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Seven different courses will be offered at sites across the state:
- 3/24 Beginner Bass Fishing @City Park in New Orleans
- 3/29 Intro to Fishing @Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in Pineville
- 4/3 Intro to Fishing @Cypress Bend Park in Many
- 4/4 Beginner Bass Fishing @Cypress Bend Park in Many
- 4/15 Beginner Bass Fishing @Waddill Wildlife Refuge in Baton Rouge
- 5/6 Beginner Catfishing @Bayou Country Sports Park in Houma
- 5/9 Intro to Fishing @Bayou Country Sports Park in Houma
To register for one of the FCS courses, visit www.louisianaoutdoors.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit them at www.wlf.la.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow them on Twitter @LDWF.
The Fishing Course Series is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF). The LAWFF was formed to help expand and support LDWF education and research programs with additional resources developed through its own facilities. Encouraging support for LDWF programs is the major focus of the Foundation, accomplished by connecting people and businesses with Louisiana’s natural resources. For more information, visit www.lawff.org.
The Fishing Course Series is funded by the Sport Fish Restoration Fund, a USFWS grant program that provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for fishery projects, boating access and aquatic education.
Food Bank of Central Louisiana Food Drive
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is holding a food drive where all donations will be distributed to Sabine Parish residents. Donations can be dropped off at the Sabine Parish Library in Many. Food pantry distribution times and locations are as followed:
- March 23: Pleasant Hill, First Baptist Church, 8am-10am.
- March 23: Zwolle Fiesta Grounds, 11:30am-1:30pm.
- April 7: Many, Life Church 9am-11am.
State Launches Online Resource Portal for Louisiana Small Business Owners
The state of Louisiana has launched a new digital platform to connect entrepreneurs and small business owners with resources to help them start and grow their businesses.
Louisiana Business Hub brings order to the often chaotic search for information, networking and resources that are the lifeblood of every small business. Visitors to the site gain access to a searchable database of resource providers around the state offering a wide range of services from business planning, entrepreneurial training and business counseling to sales and marketing, human resources and more.
Louisiana Economic Development will manage the website, which also feature a statewide events calendar containing information about conferences, webinars and other events of interest to entrepreneurs at every stage of small business ownership.
“LED is proud to champion this statewide network that will help Louisiana entrepreneurs access the resources that they need to build and grow their small businesses,” LED Secretary Don Pierson said. “Louisiana is home to thousands of small businesses that are the heart and soul of our state’s economy. LED, with the support and collaboration of our local and regional partners, strives to provide founders with the tools and resources their businesses need to reach their full potential. This new platform can empower them to take the next step, whether it’s applying for a loan or preparing to expand into new markets.”
Louisiana Business Hub is organized regionally, with separate landing pages for each of the eight economic regions in the state, with a lead organization for each region. The Northeast, Northwest, and Capital regions will be the first regions fully populated with resources.
Launch Network, led by the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program in Shreveport, is supporting efforts in the Northeast and Northwest regions. OneSource, led by Nexus LA in Baton Rouge, will drive efforts in the Capital region. Lafayette Economic Development Authority and One Acadiana are working with LED to fully launch the Acadiana region later in the year. LED will collaborate with other lead organizations for future launches in the Bayou, Central, Southeast and Southwest regions.
“The Louisiana Business Hub will be the support network our business community has been waiting for, and this is just the beginning,” Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program Executive Director Dave Smith said. “If you are a non-profit organization that provides a service to a business at any stage in their journey, you should join our movement.”
Louisiana Business Hub is built on the SourceLink platform, a nationally recognized program specializing in online community tools. Since inception, SourceLink has assisted almost 200 entrepreneurship and community development initiatives define and reach their unique goals for success.
“This collaboration signifies a new era of entrepreneurship in Greater Baton Rouge and we are excited to be one of the first regional hubs to offer this service,” said Na’Tisha Natt, Nexus LA director of marketing and engagement. “OneSource will make it much easier for entrepreneurs to identify and take advantage of the tools, information and resources they need to start and scale their businesses.”
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant economy. It is the only state agency in the U.S. accredited by the International Economic Development Council, boasting award-winning programs like LED FastStart, rated the No. 1 customized workforce training program in the U.S. 13 years in a row. In 2022, LED attracted 53 new economic development projects representing 18,137 new direct, indirect and retained jobs and $20.7 billion in new capital investment. Explore how LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana and employers of all sizes at OpportunityLouisiana.com.
Sheriff’s Office conducts Dive Team training
Detective Accepted to the FBI National Academy
Sabine Medical Center enters collaborative partnership with Vantage Health Plan
Sabine Medical Center has entered a collaborative partnership with Vantage Health Plan. For more information contact Cortney Vinson at 318-439-0277 or email email@example.com OR Lacey Malmay at 318-947-0021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you will be allowed to make this one time change by the enrollment date deadline March 31, 2023.