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Monday, Oct. 9

At the Robeline-Marthaville Water System, papers were signed Sept. 28 for the final transaction of the buy-out that we have been waiting on for over a year. Even with paper work signed, there are lots of other things to do to become the Sabine Parish Water District 1.   Everything will stay as is for now.

The office in Robeline will be open for payments. The district will let water customers know when plans become final.  There is no idea as of yet on how long all of this will take.  So keep doing what you are doing. Checks and money orders will still be paid to the Robeline-Marthaville Water System.   When the transaction is final, Sabine Parish Water District #1 will not take cash. It will take only money orders or checks.  Please keep that in mind.  We are finally almost to the end of this nightmare. We have clear water and it will keep getting better when we are finally tied in with District #1.

After everything is complete, the Robeline-Marthaville Water System office will be closed.  No clue on when that will take place but things will probably start moving at a fast pace to get everything finally hooked up and done with.  I’m sure it has been a nightmare for District #1 as well as it has been for us.  Last week was Natchitoches Parish Fair and Rodeo. Marthaville 4-H made a big showing and walked away with several wins.  Abbie Rodriguez, Madeline Mitchell, Kyler Pearson, Layton Parks and Zack Birdwell won the Forestry Skills Contest.

These 4-H students showed all kinds of skills in this contest.  And to walk away in first place proved just how good and determined they were to win.  On school day, there were over 800 students who attended the fair. They were there to enter contests, see the arts and crafts on display and see if they won anything.  Marthaville students Lucas Broadway, Gabe Roe, Dayton Saunders and Aubrey Allen won the 4-H shooting contest.   October is 4-H month for the Community Service Project.

Members are in need of gently used coats and jackets, in any size, for “Coats for Kids.” The first week in October is National 4-H Week and the school has planned lots of activities and fun things to do.  There will be events throughout the week such as a scavenger hunt, donut breakfast and school beautification.    We received the heartbreaking news last Thursday that my husband’s brother, Richard Horn of Moss Bluff, had passed away.  Richard and I were the same age and had been classmates at Many High School. Richard was the youngest of 10 children in the Horn family.  Services will be Saturday, Oct. 14 and will include visitation at 1 p.m. at the Belmont Fellowship Hall and graveside service at the Belmont Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.