Lifestyle

Wed
12
Apr

The Winnfield Kiwanis Club

The Winnfield Kiwanis Club wants to thank all those who supported our Scholarship lunch. All 500 plates were sold. Thank you to Autumn Leaves Nursing Home (Jimmy Dale Zimmerman) for the potato salad and green beans and Mac’s Fresh Market for the bread and cakes. We appreciate Edward Jones (Joe Evans) for sponsoring a one hour live broadcast on KVCL at the Farmer’s Market during lunch. Thanks to Jim Nicol for being the head cook and doing an excellent job and for his early morning crew of Joe Evans, Keith Gates and Mickey Hoffpauir.

 

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Wed
05
Apr

La. Methodist Children’s Home Established in 1886

The Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home has its roots in a home for orphans in New Orleans that was established in 1886. They have been helping children ever since but the role of the home has changed, Winnfield Rotarians learned from development officer Howard Hines when he spoke here March 22.

Operations of that first Mercy Memorial Home in New Orleans were passed over to the Methodist Protestant Church in 1939.Meanwhile in north Louisiana, Methodists with a heart for orphans had opened a home in a small frame building in Bunkie in 1902.

When the site was moved to Ruston in 1904, the home on40 acres was still an orphan-age and changes have been made through the years. Then in 2009-10, the focus changed radically when the state asked them to become a residential psychiatric treatment center for children ages 11-17.These are all children who have been removed from their home environments for various abuse situations—physical, sexual, emotional.

 

Wed
05
Apr

State Senator Jay Luneau speaks to Kiwanis Club

State Senator Jay Luneau spoke to the Kiwanis Club Monday, March 27, 2017.Luneau is a second term senator representing District 29,which includes part of Winn Parish. He began by saying that it was probably not a surprise to anyone there that the state is broke.

Luneau said he is helped by getting feedback from the people he represents. He also said that the state house of representatives is like Washington and they vote along party lines while the state senate is more bipartisan.

In talking about the problems the state faces with the budget Luneau said he is opposed to making the penny tax permanent. We already have the highest sales tax in the nation without the temporary penny that was added. A lot of people complain about the property tax but Louisiana has the 3rdlowest property tax in the nation.

 

Wed
29
Mar

Brookshire’s and Del Monte teams up to aid hunger relief in our Winn Parish community

Through April 18, customers who purchase five Del Monte cans in one transaction, will receive a free can of Del Monte products. The new “You CAN Help” program encourages shoppers to donate some, or all, of the canned goods or other nonperishable food items to be donated to the Winn Parish Food Bank.

Brett Brewer, Director of Community Involvement for Brookshire Grocery Co. said, “We are proud to partner with Del Monte and the food banks in our communities in the fight against hunger.

 

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Wed
29
Mar

Availability Of Low Income Energy Assistance Funds (LIHEAP)

LaSalle Community Action Assn., Inc is announcing the availability of funds dedicated to assist eligible low income households with their energy payments. All applications are taken on a first come, first served basis. For this one day only.

Telephone appointments will be taken beginning the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:00 am until 11:00 a.m. until all funds are exhausted. To schedule an appointment you may call: 318-628-2153. An eligible household is one whose total income is at or below the levels listed in the table below and who have not received a previous benefit within the past six months.

 

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Wed
22
Mar

Danielle Cobb speaks to Kiwanis Club about Relay for Life

American Cancer Society representative Danielle Cobb spoke to the Winnfield Kiwanis Club about the upcoming Relay for Life event to be held at the Winnfield Senior High Football stadium on May 5, 2017. This is Cinco da Mayo day and the theme of the the Relay for Life is Cinco Da Mayo. At the present time they are recruiting teams and sponsors. They are also asking survivors to sign up on the survivor list. The chair person for the Relay for Life event this year is Toni McAllister.

Last year Relay for Life raised $40,727 which helped 22 people in Winn Parish. More people could be helped if they would call or go online to the American Cancer Society website.

 

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Wed
22
Mar

Kiwanis November Terrific Kids Announced

Kiwanis November Terrific Kids Announced

 

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Wed
15
Mar

President Rita James

President Rita James presented Past-President Mickey Parker with his 2016-17 Distinguished Kiwanian certificate awarded by Division 11 of the LaMissTenn Kiwanis district at the Mid-Winter meeting. Parker was unable to attend the Mid-Winter meeting so President James presented the certificate at the March 6th club meeting.

 

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Wed
15
Mar

Krewe of Kingfish Presents Program at Recent Rotary Meeting

It was Ash Wednesday, the day following Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras) when the Rotary Club of Winnfield heard a presentation on the efforts of the local Krewe of Kingfish to keep the spirit of Mardi Gras alive and well here in this north Louisiana community.

Rotarian Jane Purser had the program and it was she and her husband Don who chaired the committee that first brought Mardi Gras and the Krewe of Kingfish to Winnfield in 1993. That was the year that the city celebrated the 100th birthday of hometown celebrity Huey P. Long. Fellow Rotarian Samantha Kelly who now serves on the Krewe of Kingfish brought the presentation to the club.

 

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Wed
08
Mar

Central Management’s Rockstars Commitment Helps Staff Meet Rising Customer Expectations

Resident and family expectations have changed significantly in the nursing home industry over the past several decades and Winn-based Central Management continues to be a leader among Louisiana’s nursing facilities in adapting to meet those expectations.

Rotarian Teddy Price, Central Management’s CEO, brought several administrators to the Feb. 22 meeting of the Rotary Club of Winnfield for a program on the “Rockstars” program, one tool they are employing to encourage staffers to meet the changing expectations.

The length of stay of nursing facility residents is considerably shorter than it was 20 years ago. Then, the nursing home was often the final residence for a patient before they died. Now, with hospital stays being much shorter, rehabilitation in nursing facilities plays a much larger role. Customers are generally coming in younger and healthier than before. Last year, 7 in 10 transitioned back home with the completion of therapy.

 

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