Lifestyle

Wed
26
Apr

Walmart Generosity Plus Rotary Dedication

One of the many axioms used in today’s vernacular is the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” That attitude is particularly evident in the partnership between Wal-Mart and the Winnfield Rotary Club. Through the philanthropy of the international Wal-Mart chain, generous check of $1500 was presented to Rotary President Jennifer Vidrine by local Store Assistant Manager Roy Mercer.

This grant money from Wal-Mart has allowed the Rotarians to work tirelessly to help provide for school uniforms for local students in need, to distribute a personal copy of a Dictionary for all 3rd graders, to sponsor leadership training for high school students at Camp RYLA, and to enable educational assistance for students with dyslexia.

Wed
19
Apr

2017 Forest Festival Queens

Pictured from left are: Scarlett Elaine Shell - Baby Miss, Ashtyn Victoria Cavazos - Toddler Miss, Adriana Grace Allbritton - Little Miss, Amelia Fae Staggs - Petite Miss, Adalynn Ruth McDow - Debutaunte Miss, Morgan Lynn Crenshaw - Miss Louisiana Forest Festival, and Elizabeth Jane Page -Princess Miss. Sponsors for the pageant were: Winn Parish Nephrology, Bank of Winnfield, Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehab Center, Winn Lumber Company, Pharmacy Services of Winnfield, Pea Patch, and Designing Women.

 

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Wed
19
Apr

Sherry Eidt Speaks to Kiwanis Club

Sherry Eidt, local membership sales manager of AirMedCare Network spoke to the Kiwanis club Tuesday, April 11th. AirMedCare is an alliance among Air Evac Life Team, Med-Trans Air Medical Transport, and REACH Air Medical Services creating America’s larger air ambulance membership network.

The Air Evac Lifeteam services rural areas and one is stationed behind the Winn Parish Medical Center. Last month 17 flights originated there. There are 6 bases in Louisiana and they are at Shreveport, Rayville, Opelousas, Kinder, Oschner and now Winnfield. The rotor wing (helicopter) is what is stationed at these bases. They also have 37 fixed wings that are available for different reasons. It is an air ambulance service that transports to a higher level of care. The Winnfield base began operation for this area in the middle of February. Each flight has a registered nurse, a paramedic and the pilot

 

Wed
12
Apr

Pea Patch Gallery to HostPhotography ShowThrough End of May

The Pea Patch Gallery is hosting a photography show by local professional photographer, Joe Stroud. The show will be up through the end of May, and is of special interest to locals.

On display are several of Mr. Stroud’s wildlife images. They are large images, with some even printed on canvas.

When asked about how he became interested in wildlife photography, Mr. Stroud said, “As a child growing up in north Louisiana, the outdoors played a pivotal role in forming my passion for nature and wildlife. Like most kids, spending time hunting and fishing were the first steps to understanding the woods, the movements and behavior of its inhabitants. My passion for photography began when I saw Jim Brandenburg’s image, “White Wolf Leaping” in National Geographic magazine.”

 

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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