The Final Score Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story: This Week at Rotary

The Final Score Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story: This Week at Rotary

(Above) Bryan Kelley, program duties; Jane Purser, Jenkins arranged ’ 8 speaker th grade and English was teacher; Steve Adams, QB when Jenkins played center; speaker Eddie Jenkins; and Jerry Price, former football player.

The Final Score Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story: This Week at Rotary

(Right) Veterans recognized by Rotary president Samantha Kelly: Jay Hinckley, Brian Brewton, Ted Wold, Samantha Kelly, Joe Evans, and Jerry Price.

For the Rotary meeting on Wednesday, November 13, Rotarian for the week was Bryan Kelley. His guest speaker was Eddie Jenkins, a Winnfield native who received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from LSU. Jenkins became a licensed clinical social worker, worked 32 years for Louisiana Office of Mental Health, served as a therapist and clinical supervisor, ended his career as Deputy Secretary of the Office of Mental Health, and for the past 8 years served as Director of Mental Health for Volunteers Of America. Most importantly, Jenkins is proud of his two honorable sons and two perfect granddaughters, although he is most notably known for his love of all things Winnfield and football, for which he played center on the 1971 state runner-up team.

Eddie Jenkins gave the most animated recap of Winnfield football history as could be recited. The passion gleamed in his eyes as he started in 1909 and worked his way up to current-day. All of his research accumulated amounts to an astounding two million words. (For reference, the Bible contains an estimated 783,000 words.) Jenkins recounted players’ and coaches’ names, game scores, yards, passes, and plays as though they were as familiar to him as his name and address.

 

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