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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.

 

Wed
14
Dec

Winn Parish Holiday Library Hours

The Winn Parish Library will be closed from noon on Thursday, December 22nd until Monday, December 26th so the library staff can celebrate the Christmas holidays with their families. The library wishes all of Winn Parish a very Merry Christmas, and looks forward to re-opening on Tuesday, December 27t.

 

Wed
14
Dec

Laurie Payne returned to speak

Laurie Payne returned to speak to the Rotary Club of Winnfield for the third time at their Nov. 30 meeting. The first she came with her father Robert Charles Payne (a WSHS coach in the 1970s) when she was seeking the Miss Louisiana title. Her second visit two years ago came following her father’s death when she promised to carry on his inspirational blog site, “Building a Batter You.” Her most recent visit focused on being a single mom and how she hopes others can find inspiration from the narratives on her belief that the role of a single mom is both challenging and worthy. Arranging the program was Rotarian Jim Pinkerton.

 

 

Wed
07
Dec

Members of the Rotary Club

Members of the Rotary Club of Winnfield spent time at their Oct. 26 meeting placing nameplates in the front of about 200 dictionaries. They would later give a dictionary to each third grade student in Winn Parish. Mrs. Grant’s class shows off their new books with Rotarians Kevin Smith, Bob Holeman and Mary Doherty.

 

Wed
07
Dec

25-“Learning In The Fall with Halloween Safety and Pumpkin Carving”

We Celebrated “Learning In The Fall with Halloween Safety and Pumpkin Carving” on Monday, October 24, 2016. Mr. Lamar Tarver, Kiwanis member of Winn Parish was our guest and pumpkin carver for this event. A book about an odd shaped square pumpkin was read and tips about Halloween safety were distributed to students attending. Door prizes, snacks and pumpkin carving kits were provided to parents of students attending. Students and families of our elementary students of Atlanta High School attending this event were: Emma Bryant, Andrew Chevallier, Nia Peters, Raelynn &Anna Claire Bartlett, Kaniya Jackson, Demontrez Sapp, Cody King, Connor McLaughlin, Blake Sanders, Carlie &Braxton Slayter, Andrew Roberts, Micah & Wyatt Durbin, Emma Lummus, Dalton & Denver Blackman.

 

Thu
01
Dec

Kiwanis Club Thanksgiving Program

Vice President Gina Banks presented a Thanksgiving Program to the Kiwanis club, Monday, November 21. She gave a short history of the Thanksgiving that we celebrate today. Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb” wrote many letters to different government leaders before Abraham Lincoln finally proclaimed a National Thanksgiving each November. This was toward the end of the civil war and he wanted to bring the country together. It wasn’t until Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency that Thanksgiving was designated to be held on the 4th Thursday of November. Banks also read some Bible verses on Thanksgiving. We then went around the room and every member of the club said something that we were thankful for. Some of the things mentioned were family, health, freedom, our country, God, our town and parish. We are very blessed and we need to be a thankful people.

 

 

Thu
01
Dec

Couple Celebrates 60 Years

Frank and Melba Bandy will be celebrating their 60 years of marriage on December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Methodist Church (Hwy. 34) in Montgomery. Both are graduates of Atlanta High School and were married November 22, 1956. Come help celebrate this monumental event. No gifts, please, as your presence is gift enough.

 

 

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