Lifestyle

Wed
01
Feb

Randa Connor Speaks to Kiwanis Club January 23

Randa Connor spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday, January 23, 2017. She grew up in Winnfield and after college knew she wanted to serve her community. She has a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice and is employed by Eckerd Kids. This job involves meeting the needs of children. In Winnfield she is involved with the Hog Dog Trials, the Forest Festival and the Winnfield Coalition.

The Winnfield Coalition is a group of business individuals who are working through community services to help others, in particular children. The coalition meets the 2nd Monday of each month at noon at the Library and anyone that would like to be involved is welcome to attend the meetings.

Wed
01
Feb

Happy 91st Birthday Mother Lois Collins

You are invited to Mother Collins 91st birthday February 5, 2017. We are requesting all friends and family to attend church service with her at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and then lunch after the service.

 

Wed
25
Jan

Kisatchie Quilt Guild January 19 Meeting

The monthly meeting of Kisatchie Quilt Guild was held on January 19,2017 with Carolyn Bramlett opening with prayer following by the Pledge of Allegiance. Reading of the November meeting minutes was given by Secretary Virginia Smith and Treasurer Billie Ann Bates gave her report. Benevolence report was given and request was taken for cards to be sent.

There was no report from the I Spy and Burn Quilt projects committee.

It was announce that the Jefferson, TX quilt show will be on January 27, 28 and 29, 2017.

 

Wed
18
Jan

The students of WSHS have

The students of WSHS have earned a combined total 4,285.4 Accelerated Reader points for the 1st nine weeks of school. The top point earners for first block classes were honored with a pizza party on Monday, December 19, 2016. Standing (L to R): Kevin Burton, Faith So, Jemarco Ballard, Harlie Gorham, Natalie Evans, Saaudiya Dale-Nixon, Kalani Sibley, and Ms. Paula Price (Librarian). Seated (Middle-L to R): Julie Bartley, Kelli Hemphill, and Elizabeth Heard. Seated (Floor-L to R): Jeshunta Walker, Laura Desadier, Ashley Carpenter, Ana Reynoza, and Janeberlyn Lejeune. Not pictured: Mersadies Ganey.

 

Wed
18
Jan

WGHA November Meeting Held

On November 19, 2016, the end of the year meeting of Winn Genealogy & Historical Association was held with a very good attendance. Guest speaker Mr. J.C. Hanna was introduced by program chairman Donald Boyett and held everyone’s attention with the revelation of the help needed to care for graves of Confederate soldiers. Mr. Hanna is the Louisiana Division Commander for The Sons of Confederate Veterans. Several of our members joined this worthy cause. We hope to have Mr. Hanna back during this new year. For those interested we do have some info on the SCV and there is a lot more to be found online.

 

Wed
04
Jan

Ratcliff, Villanueva to Wed

Michael and Kayla Taylor Ratcliff announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dannah Paige, to Oscar Villanueva, son of Oscar Sr. and Caritina Villanueva. Dannah and Oscar will exchange vows on January 28,2017 at the pavilion of the pines, 290 Co. Rd. 252, Jasper, TX. The 4:00 pm wedding will be followed by a sit-down dinner and reception.

 

Wed
28
Dec

American Legion Auxiliary Packs Christmas Bags For Nursing Home Veteran

Each year during the Christmas season, members of the Winn Parish American Legion Auxiliary Unit 8 assemble gift bags to be delivered to veterans residing at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home and Winnfield Nursing Home. Each bag contains a lap blanket, holiday mug, toiletries, sox, a sack of Christmas candy, and a personal note of gratitude from the local unit. Shown above are members of the American Legion Auxiliary with some of the bags they filled at a recent meeting. 

 

Wed
28
Dec

Local Lions Have Program on St. Judes

Shown in the picture with Lions Club President Dianne Kennedy is Karly Hubbard Stewart (on left) who presented the November 22 program to the club on the St. Judes Marathon. Mrs. Stewart is athe leader of the approximately 15 people who are going to Memphis, TN, to take part in the run on December 3, 2016. this is the third year the Winnfield team has participated and the group has pledged $2,500 for St. Judes. To reach their goal, the runners have held a golf tournament, bake sale, gumbo dinner, and sold tshirts. It costs 5 million dollars a day to operate St. Judes hospital for children. There is no charge for medical care and families of the patients are provided lodging at no cost. The survival rate for children with lueukemia has improved from 4% to 84% partially due to the research and care of the St. Judes Foundation.

 

 

Wed
21
Dec

Norris and Mitzi Curry

Norris and Mitzi Curry will be celebrating 50 years of marriage and 50 years in the gospel ministry on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church Family Life Center on Hwy 84 east of Winnfield from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. They have served at 8 different churches in their 50 years of ministry, including their home church, Hurricane Grove Baptist Church in Sikes, Calvary Baptist Church, Winnfield, and Hodge Baptist Church, Hodge. In addition, they served at Coldwater Baptist Church west of Natchitoches, Temple Baptist Church in Monroe, FBC Kentwood, Washington Baptist Church of Natchez, MS, and New Zion Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, MS. In addition to serving as pastor of these churches, Norris was chaplain at Winnfield Hospital for several years and Mitzi has taught piano lessons for many years in all the various locations they have lived. Norris also served as spiritual advisor at Humana Substance Abuse Clinic, Natchez and chaplain for two Hospice companies in Louisiana.

Wed
21
Dec

Master Chief Petty Officer (SWIAW) Thomas “Dean” Howell

The son of a Korean War Veteran Hospital Corpsman, and a teacher, Master Chief Howell was born in Winnfield, Louisiana, attended high school and college in Southeast Texas, and joined the Navy in July 2001.

Master Chief Howell attended Personnelman Class ‘A’ school at Navy Technical Training Center in Meridian, Mississippi before reporting to his first ship, USS Essex (LHD 2) at Sasebo, Japan, where he served as a Personnel Supervisor. While in Essex, he completed five deployments with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked, including an 8 month deployment to the Northem Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After his tour in Essex, he reported to Commander, Navy Personnel Command as the ITEM PO, Career Status Bonus/REDUX, and Suspended Pay Accounts program manager. While assigned to Commander, Navy Personnel Command, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

 

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