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Wed
09
Nov

Stacey Rachal, Winn Parish DART Advocate, spoke to Kiwanis Club

DART(Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) Advocate Stacey Rachal spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday, October 31, 2016. DART works with domestic abuse victims and their familie seven if they don’t leave the abusive situation. DART was founded in 1984 in Ruston, La. Louisiana is #2 in the nation in domestic abuse. DART provides a 24 hour crisis line, shelter, counseling and domestic abuse education. They help with safety planning and getting restraining orders. While many say that restraining orders are just a piece of paper and don’t work, Rachal says they do work. That piece of paper means that the abuser can be arrested if he comes near the abused. A law that was passed by the Legislature is called Gwen’s law (a domestic abuse victim who lost her life) and if an abuser is arrested he or she has to stay in jail for 5 days before bail can be set. These 5days in jail can help to defuse the situation.

 

Wed
09
Nov

20th Annual Christmas Open House Thursday

Ready or not, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. The Winn Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 20th annual Christmas Open House from 5 to 9 pm Thursday, November 10th.Every year the town looks forward to showcasing their beautiful city to the community and surrounding areas and believes this event is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season.

 

Wed
02
Nov

Judge Jay Caraway speaks to Kiwanis Club

Judge Jay Caraway spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Judge Caraway has served on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals for 20 years and is up for re-election. He has connections to Winnfield in that his Grandfather was a former pastor of the Methodist Church and his father was born here. He is a member of the Lions Club in Bossier City. Judge Caraway said his bias is that the judiciary as a whole contributes greatly to the stability of our society. The cornerstone of society is the “rule of Law ”.

 

Wed
02
Nov

Winners of the Pumpkin Character Contest

The Winn Parish Library had LOTS of fun with its first Pumpkin Character Contest. Students checked out a book from the Winn Parish Library and decorated a pumpkin based on a character from that book. Three age divisions were set up, and all of the library branches participated. Over 30 pumpkins were entered from all over the parish, but in the end there could only be one champion for each division. Three judges from the community scored the pumpkins and the winners were: 

 

Wed
26
Oct

Chorus to spread ‘A Cappella Fever’

Piney Hills Harmony chorus of Ruston will join with Bayou Blend quartet from Monroe and River Cities Jubilee chorus of Shreveport to present “A Cappella Fever” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in Ruston’s Dixie Center for the Arts. Three Winnfield residents will perform with Piney Hills Harmony at the event – Alanna, Keera and Rebecca McNeill.

 

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Wed
26
Oct

Past President Mickey Parker

Past President Mickey Parker presented Margaret Coon with the Kiwanian of the Year Award at the 2016-17 Installation Banquet held Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

 

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Wed
19
Oct

On October 13 the Home Hardware Center held their annual Customer Appreciation Day.

On October 13 the Home Hardware Center held their annual Customer Appreciation Day. The Home Hardware Center brought their traveling BBQ to town and served up free sausage dogs and Cokes to all who came by the store.

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Wed
19
Oct

MurphyShields Wed June 25

Sarah and Jacob exchanged marriage vows at 6:00 in the evening on June 25th at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Calhoun, LA. Johnny Hankins and Lavelle Spillers officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Joe and Cindy Shields of Dodson, LA and Jeff and Terri Murphy of Calhoun, LA. The grandparents of the bride are Jerline Jordan and the late John Jordan of Dodson, LA and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Shields of Quitman, LA. The grandparents of the groom are Pat Golson and the late Percy Golson of West Monroe, LA, Nelwyn Murphy of Arkansas, the late Edward Murphy of Texas, and Thomas Doss of California.   

Wed
12
Oct

Lorraine’s Holds Ribbon Cutting, Has New Owner

Lorraine Taylor has been serving Winnfield for the past 45 years as the owner of Lorraine’s Beauty Shop. At the end of August, Lorraine’s daughter Nikki Hanson purchased the salon. With the new owner comes a new name and location, Lorraine & Company Hair Salon is located at 207 South Abel St. Winnfield. 

 

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Wed
12
Oct

The winners of the 2016 Miss Winn Parish Pageant

The winners of the 2016 Miss Winn Parish Pageant as shown .

 

 

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