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Wed
05
Dec

State Trooper, Chris Adams Speaks to Rotary

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L/R Rotarian Delane Adams, Officer Chris Adams, Officer Albert Paxton

Rotarian Delane Adams had the program for the week of November 28 th , Rotary meeting.

He invited his son Chris Adams, whom works with the Louisiana State Police, to speak on the HAZMAT operations in Louisianan. Adams works with an emergency service unit that gets called out to control hazardous materials and explosives. For the North West region that Adams works in, there are 4 responders, himself and then his Lieutenant that cover that area. This region covers 29 parishes.

He presented several pictures of past HAZMAT incidents that have happened in Louisiana. This covers plants, barges, trucks, trains, and so much more transportations that carry hazardous material or things that are explosives or could potentially be explosives.

 

 

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Wed
28
Nov

Winn La Home School 4-H Kicks-off to a Good Year

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2018-2019 Officers Left to Right Wildlife Chairmen - Daniel Barnett and John Wade Hoffpauir; Reporter - Whitney Barnett; President - David Barnett; Vice-President - Gus Wilson; Secretary - Kiara McDaniel; and Not pictured Reporter - Annabelle Wilson

The Winn Louisiana Home school 4-H Member-At-Large club had its first meeting for the 2018-19 year on September 11, 2018 at the LSU Ag Center Extension office. From making crafts to giving back to the community, these young people are off to a good start.

Mrs. Kandace Hoffpauir, club leader, called the meeting to order. Twenty-five students were in attendance. Officers elected were as follows: President - David Barnett; Vice President - Gus Wilson; Secretary - Kiara McDaniel; Reporters - Whitney Barnett and Annabel Wilson; Wildlife Chairmen - Daniel Barnett and John Wade Hoffpauir. Officers stayed after the meeting to receive their respective duties.

 

 

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Wed
28
Nov

Modern Woodmen of America Help Raise Money for Fall Festival

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Left to Right: Denver Blackman, Ja’Koria Moody, Margaret Martin, Ja’Nise Startks, Isabella Schilling, Emma Morris

Modern Woodmen of America members in Atlanta, LA recently helped raise money for the annual Fall Festival at Atlanta High School.

The event raised $3,743.25, which includes $500.00 matched by Modern Woodmen through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The funds will be used to purchase educational and technology needs.

The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community causes organization or individual in need through fundraisers.

 

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Forest Festival Tshirt 2019

The Louisiana Forest Festival wants you to help design our t-shirts and poster for 2019!

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Pilot Club Host Beauty Pageant

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Excited princesses sparkled on the back row (left to right): Toddler Miss Madison Freeman, daughter of Jerry and Brittany Freeman; Baby Miss Owynn Austin, daughter of Garrett and Morgan Austin; Princess Miss Madelyn Cotton, daughter of Tommy and Christie Cotton; Queen Morgan Mercer, daughter of Markesha and Chet Atkins and the late Matthew Mercer; and Teen Miss Cassidie Barthelemy, daughter of Jason and Melissa Barthelemy.

The Pilot Club of Winnfield, following a tradition for the last four decades, recently sponsored the Miss Winn Parish Pageant. Young ladies from toddlers to teenagers entered 8 categories, and the winner of each category received a crown. In addition, the queen received scholarship monies to assist in her college education.

On the front row of the WSHS stage from left to right and smiling with delight are Little Miss Hattie Austin, daughter of Garrett and Morgan Austin, People’s Choice Katherine Ann Page, daughter of Victor Lee and Kristen Page, and Deb Miss Gracie Mae Peppers, daughter of Billy Jack and Jodi Peppers.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Tracy Wold speaks to Kiwanis Club at Recent Meeting

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Tracy Wold, graduate of Winnfield Senior High, spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday about saving lives with tourniquets.

Wold is employed by Pafford EMS out of Ruston and they use planes, helicopters and ambulances to do their work. He worked in Winn Parish from 1997 – 2002 on the ambulance. Wold trained the local sheriff’s deputies in the use of tourniquets a few weeks back and gave each of them a tourniquet to carry with them.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Golden Years Host First Annual Senior Citizen Celebration

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The first Annual Golden Years Celebration was held at the Pine Crest Annex building. The event took place on November 3, 2018.

Senior Citizens of 80 years of age and older were honored at this gathering.

 

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Wed
31
Oct

Christmas Post Cards Needed

Its that time of the year again for decorating the city for the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas Post Cards, downtown by the Post Office, are ready to be brought out! The goal this year is to have them decorated and put up in time for Downtown Open House, on November 8, 2018. All it will cost you is a piece of plywood, paint and a little time.

 

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Wed
31
Oct

Assistant Chief Russell Speaks to Rotary about ShopWith ACop

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Rotary held there weekly meeting. For this week they Bo Walker had the program, which he invited the Chief of Police, Johnny Ray Carpenter, and Assistant Chief Russell Jones.

For this meeting they spoke to us about the annual Shop-With-A Cop. The organization Operation Save A Kid was founded in 2007 by Chief Carpenter and Detective Jessie Ray Phillips with the goal to help disadvantaged and troubled children in our community. The organization began with purchasing bicycles for 50 children during the Christmas season.

 

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Wed
24
Oct

Safety Tips for Halloween

Walk Safely

Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.

Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

 

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