Zwolle Police Department recently announced that the boil ban has been lifted as of Jan. 19.
The Fire Chiefs, Administration, and the Fire Board for Sabine Parish Fire District 1 Wards 3 & 4 would like to announce that Central Sabine Fire has now achieved a Class 5 fire rating from the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL). This rating affects the insurance premiums for homeowners and business owners within our fire district.
Central Sabine Fire is the only fire district in the parish to achieve this rating. Before this new rating, the fire district held a Class 6 rating. The PIAL class rating is on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest and best rated class.
This new rating was made possible through the hard work from the Chiefs’, Duty Crew personnel, volunteers, and the Fire Board. The department staffed two firefighters working 24 hour shifts to ensure that the department was able to respond to the calls for assistance. The duty crew personnel also handled preplan inspections, trainings, and call logs.
The Chief of Training held another in-house Firefighter I and Il course that was open to other fire districts. The department had members participate and also welcomed recruits from Leesville Fire. Class was held twice a week and skills were held on Saturdays. The department would want to thank North Sabine Fire for allowing the recruit class to use their training facility for skills and live burns.
The Fire Board allowed the purchase of equipment that needed to be replaced and purchase new equipment that would allow the fire department to operate efficiently. This was done while operating on a limited budget.
The Fire Prevention Division increased their presence within the community and schools through public education efforts. Smoke Alarms were given out to the public at every event possible.
The department encouraged our firefighters to acquire certifications that were available through LSU FETA at Baton Rouge and Pine Country. In some instances, the department sent fire personnel to the Alabama Fire College for trainings and certifications. We encourage our firefighters to further their education. This benefits the firefighter, department, and our citizens.
They reached out to Buddy Wood from State Farm who wrote, “We salute the dedicated and tireless work of the men and women who service our fire districts and the efforts required to achieve this improved rating. Customers should see some immediate positive change in their premiums, both residential and business, due to the rating improvement.” For specific questions regarding your policy, the department encourages that you reach out to your insurance company directly.
The department would also like to thank the public for their support. This new rating signifies growth and improvement for them and their citizens.
Five hundred sixty-six students were named to the Fall 2022 President’s List at Northwestern State University. Students on the list earned a grade point average of 4.0.
Many — Alexis Bush, Shania Collier, Joel Heard, Kaylee Herr, Lila Laroux Alexander Martinez, Sarah Moore, Klein Pearce, Ethan Penfield, Adelaide Soileau, Alaina Wright;
Zwolle — Erin Escott, Melissa Guin, Gracie Leone, Mckenzie Leone, Matthew Lovelady, Kaylyn Sepulvado;
Pleasant Hill — Katie Murray;
Noble — Selena Rodriguez, Nickolas Tramel;
Florien — Ashley Carter, Andrew Gatti, Taylor Richardson, Bailey Sandel, Presley Stewart, London Vidrine;
Seven hundred and fifty-six undergraduate students were named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List. Students on the Dean’s List must be enrolled full time and earn a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.99.
Florien – Kaitlyn Foshee, Jordan Merritt, James Miller, Abigail Thomas, Amanda Young;
Many – Anne Boyens, Destiny Bryant, Chikuita Carhee, Brooklyn Davis, Lexi Ezernack, Kristen Hammontree, Layton Knowles, Victoria Lane, Jada Lee, Levi Miller, Kasey Moore, Lora Peace, Presley Pleasant, Allison Russell, Carly Settle, Kaylie Spears, Kelsey Thaxton, Hilary Williams;
Zwolle – Madasyn Ebarb, Hana Lewis, Zachary Remedies, Khristian Parrie.
Converse – Kolby Rigsby, Justin Rushing, Waylon Wright;
Noble – Tanner Funderburk, Savannah Robertson
Fisher – Katelynn Sargent;
Six hundred and ninety-three students who were named on the Fall 2022 Honor List. Students on the Honor List must be enrolled full-time at Northwestern and have a grade point average of between 3.0 and 3.49.
Belmont – Ian Gentry;
Noble – Emma Craig, Ethan Ezernack, Joshua Ray, Harleigh Schexneider;
Converse – Jared Lum, Emiley Mowad;
Pleasant Hill – Raegan Johnson, Stormy Johnson, Ty Russell, Trenton Scott;
Florien – Deigo Almanza, Kawliga Forehand, Abby Parker, Nicholas Slaydon, Jackson Weldon;
Zwolle – Zachariah Carroll, Olivia Crittenden, Kelsie Etheridge, Katelyn Rivers;
Many – Kamryn Barnhill, Presley Corley, Hope Curtis, Andie Gilcreast, Ethan Goldberg, Moses Gonzales, Joseph Laughlin, Chloe Leach, Beau Lewing, Raelynn McPherson;
For questions about the honor lists, contact the University Registrar at (318) 357-6171, toll-free at (800) 807-8849 or email@example.com.
Drinks/Bottled Water – $1
The Town of Many will hold its Mardi Gras Parade on Jan. 8, at 5pm. There will be a street dance following the parade, and many food vendors from 6pm-9pm, including Chef’s Cuisine, Kai’s Island Grill, and Big Meauxs. Parade lineup is at 4pm.
Natchitoches Parish Fire District 7 came to the aid of firefighters in Sabine Parish to extinguish a large structure fire.
The Town of Many held its walk on Jan. 16 honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Miss Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Queen, Kaydee Meshell represented Sabine Parish and Louisiana as she rode aboard Louisiana’s “Celebration Riverboat,” winner of the 2023 Showmanship Award, cruised the streets of Pasadena, California, during the 134th Rose Parade with Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser at the helm.
The Town of Many is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Bloom on Main, set for Saturday, April 1 from 9 am – 3 pm. This will kick off our month long Spring farmers market. Come out and enjoy a day of family, friends, shopping, and eating, vendors, food trucks, music, and more. More information coming soon.
Residents of Many and surrounding communities are invited to attend the I Have a Dream Walk on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 am at the corner of MLK and Alabama. A ceremony will follow at 11 am in King’s Chapel featuring Guest Speaker Judge Agnelis Reese, pastor of St. Luke Amec Church in Montgomery.
The Sabine Parish School District is proud to welcome seven newly elected board members. All nine board members were recently sworn in. All board members pictured, from left are Josh Jenkins (District 3), Donald H. Remedies (District 8), Stacy Alford (District 1), John Stewart (District 6), Dale Skinner (President – District 9), Kowonno Greene (Vice President – District 4), Dr. Leah Byles (District 2), Terrell Snelling (District 7), and Everett Guidry (District 5).
The North Sabine Fire District received the following calls during the month of October, 2022.
116 calls total including:
EMS, 80 (YTD – 869)
Unspecified, 0 (YTD – 38)
Structure Fire, 4 (YTD – 29)
Woods/Grass Fires, 5 (YTD – 157)
Vehicle Fire, 0 (YTD – 15)
Motor Vehicle Crash, 7 (YTD – 97)
Fire Alarms/Public Service/Other, 20 (YTD – 158)
LZ Setup, 0 (YTD – 9)
Mutual Aid, 0 (YTD – 7)
Transports, 0 (YTD -2)
Total calls for 2022: 1381
PROUDLY SERVING WARDS 5-10 OF SABINE PARISH
Funeral services for Sabine Parish Deputy Adam Ryan Nelson, 26, of Marthaville, Louisiana, will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, at 10:00 AM at Old Pisgah Baptist Church with Bro. Dean Johnson and Bro. James Greer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in Dry Prong, Louisiana.
Adam Ryan Nelson was born on Wednesday, May 15, 1996 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Adam went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022 in Winter Park, Colorado while snowboarding with family.
To know Adam was to love him. He was passionate about everything he did in which all of his numerous awards reflected. Adam worked for the Sheriff’s Office for almost 3 years. He started as a correctional officer, then patrol deputy, and quickly became a member of the Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotics Team and Special Operations Group (S.O.G). Adam was also a member of the ATF Project Safe Neighborhoods Federal Task Force. Adam’s passion for advanced, continuous law enforcement training and his tactical mindset caused him to excel in his narcotic and firearm investigations at the Sheriff’s Office. In his 26 short years he built a lasting legacy with his work ethic, love, compassion and respect for others.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul J. Fett; and his grandfather-in-law, Lloyd H. Ford.
He is survived by his wife, Emily Ford Nelson of Marthaville, Louisiana. Adam and Emily met at the University of Texas in Tyler while he played baseball with the 2018 National Championship team. Soon after meeting, Adam knew Emily was “the one”, and they were married on Sep. 12, 2020. They later moved to Emily’s hometown where she sparked a love in him of travel, outdoors, and hunting. They opened up their home to their two beloved huskies, Aspen and Lou.
Adam is also survived by his grandparents, Eddie and Carolyn Nelson and Dianne Sparks and her husband Dave; his father, Mike Nelson; mother, Julie Fett Nelson; brother, Andy Nelson and wife Erin and their children, Jackson and Maya; brother, Aaron Nelson; sister, Abby Nelson and fiancé Seth Wimberly; his father and mother-in-law, Bradley and Crystal Ford; brother and sister-in-law; Micah and Brooke Arbuckle and their children, Sophie and Harrison; sister-in-law, Camryn Ford; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and brothers in blue.
Pallbearers will be: Andy Nelson, Aaron Nelson, Austin Nelson, Micah Arbuckle, Sam Beason, Hayden Evans, Miles Savell and Trey Mitchell.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Sabine Parish Tactical Narcotics Team: Jesse Branam, Josiah Steinke, Trevor Beason, Nick Sandel and Brennan Jones.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: C.O.P.S. Louisiana Chapter
Special thanks to his brothers in blue that brought him home.
The main water line was accidentally damaged by some contractors that were working on gas lines. The town of Zwolle is working to fix this issue to restore water as soon as possible.
Reminder that the Town of Many Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Jan. 28 at 5pm. Pet entries are welcome.