The Sabine Medical Center and Express Care Clinics celebrated Hospital Week on May 9 with the dedication of the Rock M Bordelon Conference Center.
Kicking for Inclusion with 4-H Junior Leaders this Friday
Join in on the fun as 4-H Junior Leaders and the SARC make friends, play kickball, and have a few laughs in the process. Kicking for Inclusion will be held Friday, May 12 from 8:30 am – 12 pm at the many Dixie Youth Field. For more information call 318-256-3406.
LDWF Agents Cite Five Subjects for Freshwater Fishing Guide Violations on Toledo Bend
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement division cited five subjects for alleged charter boat regulation violations in April on the Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Agents cited Frank Canizaro, 36, of Mansfield, Zack Gagnard, 33, of Many, Joseph Hains III, 73, of Many, Robert Laffitte, 31, of Many, Matthew Delaney, 38, of Pollock for not possessing a freshwater charter boat fishing guide license.
The Louisiana freshwater charter boat fishing guide license was implemented in 2022 and is required for anyone that is guiding freshwater trips in Louisiana.
After a one-year grace period where LDWF agents educated the public and issued warnings to charter boat captains for not possessing the freshwater guide license, agents have begun issuing citations.
LDWF agents are reminding the freshwater charter guides about the need to acquire a freshwater charter boat fishing guide license prior to planning any guided fishing trips.
Failing to possess a freshwater charter boat fishing guide license brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.
Agents participating in the cases are Sgt. Harvey Pearce, Corporal James Smith, Agent Michael Thacker Jr., and Corporal Jeremiah Fletcher.
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Sheriff’s Office seeks information on stolen ATV
Sabine Parish Sheriff Detectives are requesting information about a stolen ATV.
The 2022 Red Honda Foreman 4×4 520 was taken some time between 5-7am on April 26 from a residence inside Florien City Limits.
The identifying information of the ATV has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
If anyone has any information, please contact Detective Sepulvado, at 318-256-9241 or submit an anonymous tip through our Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office App.
Zwolle officers receive Level 1 Louisiana Basic P.O.S.T. Certifications
Deputies receive Level 1 Louisiana Basic P.O.S.T. Certifications
Sheriff Aaron Mitchell Awards Scholarship to College-Bound Teen
Veterans Memorial Park Trade Days
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR will hold its inaugural Veterans Memorial Park Trade Days event on Saturday, May 6 from 8 am – 3 pm at the Veterans Park, located at 29336 Hwy. 191 in Many.
This event, held in connection with the Sale on the Trail (May 5-6 from Natchitoches, LA to Nacodoches, TX) is FREE to all shoppers.
Vendor spots are $25 for outdoors or $35 for indoors with a $10 discount for Veterans and DAV members. For more information call Pam Russell at 318-840-1405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop ‘Til You Drop this weekend at ‘Sale on the Trail’
The El Camino Real Sale on the Trail takes place the this year, Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, along 111 miles of the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas.
Along the trail, shoppers will find new and used items sold by local businesses and private individuals.
Save the Date: Sabine Parish Health Unit, Coroner’s Office Open House
The Sabine Parish Health Unit and the Sabine Parish Coroner’s Office will hold an Open House on Friday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the health unit/coroner’s office building, located at 1230 W. Louisiana Ave. in Many.
The public is invited to meet the staff, see the health unit and the coroner’s office, and learn about how it serves the community.
Come speak with community health workers, Medicaid navigators, the Council on Alcohol /Drug Abuse (CADA), Nurse-Family Partnership and other local partners at their resource tables.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
Converse Lady Cats win State Championship
Congratulations to the Converse Lady Cat Softball team on its Louisiana Division V Non-Select State Championship win!
May’s Upcoming Events
Check out the area’s upcoming events below:
May 5-6 Sale on the Trail along the El Camino Real De Los Tejas
May 7 Juneteenth Black Heritage Pageant at the Many High School Gym
May 13 Toledo Cruisers May Daze Car Show at Many High School
May 19-21 Sealy’s Big Bass Splash at Cypress Bend Park
May 27 Toledo Bend Family Adventure Park Grand Opening
As always, you can go to ToledoBendLakeCountry.com for more information!
Sabine Medical Center Ribbon Cutting
There will be a ribbon cutting for SMC’s Conference Center’s opening, and also in honor of hospital week. There will be things such as food and fun, and is being held on Tuesday, May 9. The ribbon cutting will be held at 12pm.
Choctaw Apache Powwow
The Choctaw Apache Tribe will be holding its 30th annual powwow; including gourd dancing and lunch and dinner. The powwow will be held on Sat. April 29, from 10am to the evening, at 217 Gene Knight Road, Noble LA.
Juneteenth Mototown Mantinee
Many will be holding its Juneteenth Mototown Mantinee, featuring regional music such as Etta James, Sam Cooke, Mary Wells, Billy Paul, and local singers. It is being held on June 3, 5pm-7pm, at the Sabine Theater in Many.
Many man arrested for Zwolle aggravated arson
Tire Sweep to be held on May 20
The Sabine Parish Police Jury announced a Tire Sweep will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 8 am – 2 pm at the Sabine Parish Road Office, located at 2581 Hwy. 171 in Many. There is a limit of five tire per driver’s license. This is for regular size tires or 18-wheeler tires, NO tractor tires. Participants must live in Sabine Parish. For more information call Ashley at 318-256-6231.
Sabine Student Drama Club presents ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
The Sabine Student Drama Club presents “You Can’t Take It With You,” a comedy in three acts by Moss Hart and Georges Kaufman. There will be performances on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 at 7 pm and on on Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm at the Many Community Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Sabine resident listed among LCU honors students
Louisiana Christian University held its 62nd Annual Honors Convocation Tuesday, recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of students in academics and athletics.
Student awards and recipients are listed below by department:
Central Louisiana Ad Club Scholarship Award: Nathaniel Madrid, of Alexandria (Rapides)
Grady Harper Scholarship Award: Lena Cogghe, of Belgium and Paula Nolla Ferrer, of Spain
Thilo Steinschulte Scholarship Award: Gretchen Wolfe, of Rowlett, Texas
NAIA Student Athlete Award: Nicholas Brunet, of Bourg (Terrebone) Claire Borot, of France
ACBSP Student Leadership Award: Abigail Shields, of Deville (Rapides)
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Business Administration: Ting Jiang, of China
Outstanding Junior in Business Administration: Caroline Lucius, of Pineville (Rapides)
Sr External Major Field Test 2nd Highest: Kaleb Breaux, of Scott (Lafayette)
Sr External Major Field Test Highest: Kristoffer Boerjesson, of Sweden
Avis L. Trahan – Outstanding Elementary Education Award: Karli Simmons, of Pollock (Grant)
Avis L. Trahan – Outstanding Secondary Education Award: Hannah Miller, of Iowa (Jefferson Davis)
Education Achievement Award: Paula Sims, of Florien (Sabine)
L. E. Beatrice McKenzie May Scholarship Award: Rebekah Bonnin, of Lufkin, Texas
William C. Todd Education Award: Ethan Christman, of Pineville (Rapides)
History and Political Science
Outstanding First Year Student: Chloe Must, of Lafayette (Lafayette)
Outstanding Upper-Class Student in History and Political Science: Benjamin Menard, of Corpus Christi, Texas
Health and Physical Education
Courtney Butler Scholarship: Hunter Allen, of Downsville (Ouachita)
Outstanding Exercise Science Clinical Wellness Major of the Year: D’Mario Weathersby, of Clinton (E.Feliciana)
Outstanding Exercise Science Sports and Wellness Major of the Year: Lauren Magleau, of Spain
Alpha Tau Gamma Omega Cole Award: Delaina Doyle Walley, of Hineston (Rapides)
Ann McAllister Excellence in Social Work Award: Georgia Barfield, of Dry Prong (Grant)
Ann McAllister Excellence in Social Work Scholarship: Kayla Dauthier, of Jarreau (Point Coupee)
Social Work Student of the Year Award: Holly Tony, of Haughton (Bossier)
The Dr. James Quillin Memorial Psychology Student of the Year: Sydni Gross, of Lambertville, Michigan
Language and Literature
George Amos English Scholarship: Keirsten Lejeune, of Leesville (Vernon)
Ada Osborne Scholarship: Zane Blanchard, of Belle Rose (Assumption)
Alpha Mu Gamma Outstanding Member Award: Bethany Nichols, of Boyce (Rapides)
Alpha Mu Gamma Outstanding Senior Award: Delaina Doyle Walley, of Hineston (Rapides)
Carson Scholarship in English: Bethany Nichols, of Boyce (Rapides)
Ellander Ridge Scholarship: Mackenzie Strickland, of West Monroe (Ouachita)
English Faculty Scholarship: Delaina Doyle Walley, of Hineston (Rapides)
Ivey Gravette Scholarship in English: Samantha Ray, of Centerpoint (Avoyelles)
Mary Kate Bailes Freshman Essay Award: Anna Hooker, of Boyce (Rapides)
Mayme Hamlett English Scholarship: Cheryl Bullock, of Pollock (Rapides)
Media, Communication and Theatre
Ethel Holloman Memorial Journalism Scholarship: Victoria Watson, of New Iberia (Iberia)
Frank & Helen Bennett Endowed Scholarship in Theatre: Nicoy Harris, of Grand Forks, North Dakota
Fred Kendrick Memorial Journalism Scholarship: Phoebe Lim, of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)
Fred Lollar Scholarship in Public Relations: Nathan Roper, of Alexandria (Rapides)
Media and Communication Outstanding Freshman in Production: Sollon Scott, of Marrero (Jefferson)
Media and Communication Senior Excellence Award: Noel Schonhoff, of Slidell (St. Tammany)
Ortis Journalism Scholarship: Brandon Brown, of Lavon, Texas
Oscar Hoffmeyer Endowed Scholarship in Journalism: Sollon Scott, of Marrero (Jefferson)
Richard-Burton Endowed Scholarships:
-Communication Studies Emily Slay, of Pineville (Rapides)
-Convergence Media Kai Stone, of Kaplan (Vermillion)
-Theatre Carmen Taffi, of Pineville (Rapides)
Media/Communication “And Then Some” Award: Kai Stone, of Kaplan (Vermillion)
Wildcat Debate “And Then Some” Award: Camille Allgood, of Denham Springs (Livingston)
Wildcat Debate Top Novice Award: Zavier Whiting, of Fayetteville, Georgia
Missions and Ministries
Christian Studies Award: Ashley Young, of Benton (Bossier)
Zondervan Greek Award: Spencer Murdock, of Pollock (Grant)
Zondervan Theology Award: Evangeline Tudor, of Pineville (Rapides)
Alsup Voice Award:
1st:Peyton Newton, of Alexandria (Rapides)
2nd: Italia Sosa, of Pineville (Rapides)
3rd: A’melia Perkins, of Pineville (Rapides)
B.B. McKinney Scholarship Award: Peyton Newton, of Alexandria (Rapides)
Carroll Lowe Scholarship Award: Billi Barber, of Slidell (St. Tammany) and Selena Torres, of Alexandria (Rapides)
Dixie Sylvest Moss Award: William Dunham, of Monroe (Ouachita)
Edith Kilgore Kirkpatrick Music Scholarship: Samantha McCullough, of Oakdale (Allen)
Gloria Joy Moore Scholarship: A’melia Perkins, of Pineville (Rapides)
Music Service Award: Kyle Dupre, of Houma (Terrebonne)
Pierre Valmont Blanchard Award for Vocal Achievement: Kyle Dupre, of Houma (Terrebonne)
Richard Hill Endowed Scholarship: Emma Walker, of Ball (Rapides)
Robert W. Poole Endowed Scholarship: William Dunham, of Monroe (Ouachita)
Sue McGahey Elgin Endowed Scholarship: Caleb Williams, of Frierson (DeSoto)
Carol Anne O’Quinn Award: Ethan Lanford, of Pineville (Rapides)
Hansel B. O’Quinn Award: Ethan Barnes, of Ball (Rapides)
J.F. Richie Memorial Award: Harrison Bieber, of Dry Prong (Grant)
Jarrell Memorial Award: Harrison Bieber, of Dry Prong (Grant)
Outstanding First Year Chemistry Award: Will Patton, of Bossier City (Bossier)
Rocky Vidrine Memorial Award- Outstanding Freshman in Pre-Med: Morgan Tradewell, of Deville (Rapides)
The Monroe Hilburn Award: Ethan West, of Ville Platte (Evangeline)
Courage in Nursing: Maurtavius Evans, of Boyce (Rapides)
Division of Nursing Award: McKenna Bryant, of Pineville (Rapides)
Jean Livley Leadership Award: Lessley Fontenot, of Lafayette (Lafayette)
Nursing Association for Students Recognition Award: Adrianna Hedgemon, of Delhi (Richland)
Donies & Novie Magee Scholarship Award: Shelby Cumpton, of Quitman
“These students represent the University’s vision for ‘Preparing Graduates and Transforming Lives’ demonstrated by their commitment to academic excellence and Christian scholarship,” said President Dr. Rick Brewer. “The great tradition of equipping students for lives of learning, leading, and serving emblematic of Louisiana Christian University is evidenced by the work of our faculty and students. The University’s devotion to the Great Commandment is certainly expressed by our students’ dedication to “love God with heart, soul, and mind.”
Dr. Jeannie Gauthier, chair of the Division of Language and Literature, received the Olive Anne Rau Endowed Chair of English during the ceremony, as well. Eminent Scholars and Professorships are designed to recognize outstanding faculty and support productivity.
“Recognizing students who have excelled academically in the collegiate environment has long been a tradition at Louisiana Christian University,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Cheryl Clark. “School deans, departmental chairs, program directors, and faculty members work diligently to identify exceptional students. Students recognized at Honors Convocation represent LCU’s brightest scholars who have excelled in and outside the classroom.
“We are proud to recognize this year’s student honorees who exemplify academic excellence and a passion for learning. They have challenged themselves and discovered new pathways to personal success. We also celebrate our exceptional faculty who teach, mentor, and lead by example.”
Many Man Arrested For Zwolle Aggravated Arson
School Board Recognizes Powerlifting, Fishing Teams
The MHS State Champion Powerlifting Team and State Champion Fishing Team were recognized during a School Board meeting on April 17. They were honored to have the students and their parents in attendance.
CPR and EMR Refresher
Members of Central Sabine Fire recently completed a refresher class for CPR/AED and EMR. These certifications must be renewed every two years and are vital to the department. Most of the calls for assistance are medical related.
South Sabine Fire District expands
South Sabine Fire District is currently under construction of two new stations. Pictured is the foundation for Station 11 located off WhiteCity Rd. Station 12 will be located off Sandel Rd. Both of these stations will house a pumper and a service truck and construction should be completed by June.