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Wed
14
Jun

Hunter Martin Earns Purple Jacket Club Membership

NATCHITOCHES – Twenty-five Northwestern State University students have been selected as members of The Purple Jacket Club, one of the university’s oldest honorary service organizations. Students are selected based on scholarship, outstanding achievement, exceptional leadership and high ideals.

Those selected are Maggie Harris of West Monroe, Mallory McConathy of Stonewall, Maria Rome of Baton Rouge, Rebekah Aultman of Mangham, Shanteria Montgomery of Homer, Shelby Glenn of Houma, Taylor Poleman, Kiera Jones, Latrice Smith and Jade Gaines of Shreveport, Jamie Brooks of Greenwell Springs and Kenedy Lampert of Deville.

Wed
07
Jun

DARE Officer Jones Speaks at Recent Rotary Meeting

When DARE first came to schools across the country, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program aimed at teaching young children to “Say NO to Drugs.” However, the focus has changed local DARE officer Anna Jones told the Rotary Club of Winnfield on May 17.

As it turned out, the more children learned about drugs, the more likely they were to being exposed to them. As a result, DARE personnel now go into schools as officers to help children develop a positive relationship with law enforcement. There were 403 students who took part in Winn’s DARE program this year just ended.

“In the past, we were unintentionally showing kids what they could do,” Jones explained. “Now we teach about choices, consequences, responsibilities. How to be safe. Now we talk about alcohol, tobacco, bullying. How to respond. How to avoid situations.”

 

Wed
07
Jun

NSU to Host Writing Camps

The Northwestern State University Writing Project will host two summer writing camps on June 12-16 and 19-23.

The first camp on June 12-16 is for adolescent writers in grades 7-12. The second camp on June 19-23 is for young writers in grades 2-5. The camps will held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the third floor of Kyser Hall on NSU’s Natchitoches campus. The fee for each camp is $125.

 

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Wed
24
May

Winnfield Rotary Celebrates 90 Years

Members of the Rotary Club of Winnfield celebrated the 90th anniversary of the founding of the local service organization with a family-centered fish fry May 4.

The club was chartered May 13, 1927, when there were only a few Rotary clubs established in Louisiana. Shreveport was the first in 1914, followed by Alexandria (1916) and Monroe (1918). Smaller towns began to see clubs in 1922 (Natchitoches), 1924 (Leesville) and 1925 (Bunkie). A second Shreveport club (South Shreveport) came online just six weeks before Winnfield.

Wed
24
May

Head Start Winter Recruitment Underway

The Pine Belt Head Start Program is now accepting applications for children born between October 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014 for the 2017-2018 school year. Head Start is a pre-school educational program for children who are three to five years of age. The child must be three by September 30 of the school year. Head Start will consider those children not eligible for kindergarten, meeting eligibility requirements. Head Start will enroll children with disabilities who are professionally diagnosed as of their third for fourth birthday.

Transportation will be provided on a limited basis and may not be door-to-door in the communities we serve. Reasonable assistance will be offered to all perspective families, with the understanding that the agency my provide all, none or some transportation.

 

Wed
17
May

Dodson Town Council . . . . . . . . . . .

An attempt by Dodson Mayor Richie Broomfield to comply with state law and set salaries of Village Officials fell by a 2-3 vote after a lengthy, complicated and contentious discussion last week. The meeting also was highlighted by previous minutes not being approved because of public comments included in them.

Wed
17
May

25th Annual Bonnie and Clyde Festival May 1920 in Gibsland

The Authentic Bonnie & Clyde Festival Committee invites you to join us in Gibsland, La. on Friday night May 19, 2017 and all day Saturday, May 20, 2017 for our 25th festival as we take you back to 1934 with events planned for the Bonnie and Clyde Festival. This year’s festival is being held in memory of L. J. “Boots” Hinton who was the son of Deputy Sheriff Ted Hinton who was a participant in the actual ambush. You will witness five factual reenactments of mock bank robberies and shoot outs in the streets! This festival began in May 1993 because visitors were stopping and inquiring at Gibsland City Hall and the local gas stations for information about Bonnie & Clyde and requesting instructions to the marker at the ambush site.

 

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Wed
10
May

Rotary Hears About New Airlift Operation at WPMC

The recent sound of helicopters in the skies over Winnfield is evidence that the helipad at Winn Parish Medical Center is once again in full use.

Hospital CEO Bryan Bogle on April 26 told the members of the Rotary Club of Winnfield that AirMedCare opened an airlift operation here on Feb. 14. He invited several representatives of the company to explain how this higher level of care can benefit individuals and the community as a whole. Reducing the time it takes for patients to receive definitive care for any medical emergency can save lives.

Wed
10
May

Couple Celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary May 12

Travis “Butch” and Janice Carpenter were wed May 12, 1967. A true example of Holy Matrimony. Love, Your Girls, Grandkids, Family and Friends

 

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Wed
03
May

Delta Kappa Gamma

Three educators were recognized at the April meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma, for their many years of outstanding service and dedication to education. Ms. Linda Keyes was recognized for 25 years of service, Ms. Sheila Causey received the Golden Rose Award for 35 years of service, and Ms. Billie Ann Bates was recognized for her 50 years of service in the field of education.

 

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