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26
Jan

Amy Kelley speaks to Kiwanis

Amy Kelley speaks to Kiwanis

Left to right: Amy Kelley, Hospice Consultant and Megan Frederick, Volunteer Coordinator for Legacy Hospice speaking at the Kiwanis Club meeting, Jan. 18, 2022.

Amy Kelley, Hospice Consultant, from Legacy Hospice spoke to the Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Accompanying her to the meeting was Megan Frederick, Volunteer Coordinator. The Hospice Director is Sherry Spivey. They also have 3 Registered Nurses and 3 aides, a social worker, chaplain, and an office manager. They can accept patients within a 50 mile radius. At this time they have about 18 patients.

Wed
26
Jan

Delta Kappa Gamma’s New Year Meeting

Delta Kappa Gamma’s New Year Meeting

The Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its “New Yea” meeting on January 18, 2022, at the Louisiana Political Museum. President Laure Derr called the meeting to order. Special guests Dr. Lori Meyer and Jana Smith were welcomed. Denise Young, chairman of the hostess committee gave the inspiration for the meeting. Diane Jordan blessed the food. The gathering of educators enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Sharon Brewton. Following the meal, Linda Keyes, chairman of the Research Committee, spoke on the importance of research in our lives. Members of the Research Committee assisted Linda. Missy James gave a synopsis of what an educator is. Dana Collins gave out pens and notepads to be used for the motivating talk. Linda then introduced the speaker Dr. Lori Meyers. She spoke on leaving a legacy in Delta Kappa Gamma. Lori spoke on how our lives should be like a stone thrown in a pond.

Wed
05
Jan

The Farm Wife

The Farm Wife

The new year is here, and with it comes the hopes and prayers that this one is better than the last ones. Still, one of our goals for the year is to be able to quickly adjust to whatever the future may have in store for us. Many of us have had to adapt to things we never thought would happen.

By living a simple lifestyle, you may be able to take those adaptations and adjustments in stride, with very few, if any wrinkles to iron out.

What exactly is a Simple Life? To me it means choosing your priorities, slowing down, focusing more on faith, family, and home, and less on societal demands, dependence on outside sources for food, entertainment, supplies and other material, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Wed
05
Jan

7 Bible Reading Tips for 2022 - Part 1 of 2

7 Bible Reading Tips for 2022 - Part 1 of 2

The purpose of this article is to provide advice that can enhance your reading of Scripture in 2022. Oh what a treasure chest of spiritual riches God has placed at our fingertips! Now more than ever, may the Word be sweeter than honey and more precious than gold.

Here are seven tips to help you read the Bible this year.

TIP #1: Read the Bible Like Any Other Book

My first suggestion is to embrace what I call “A Better Way to Read the Bible.” Simply put, a better way to read the Bible is to read it like any other book, which means we read the whole thing. Think about the last time you read a book that you truly enjoyed and from which you benefitted greatly. Did you read it all, or just a portion? Did you read only a few sections, or did you start at the beginning and go all the way to the end. I’m stating the obvious, but to truly understand a book, isn’t it best to read it in its entirety?

TIP #2: Read the Bible Like No Other Book

Wed
29
Dec

Kiwanis November 2021 Terrific Kids

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Atlanta

Left to right: Eden Altenberger, Kentavion White, Karsyn Wright, Maddilyn Joseph, Emma Lummus. Principal Wendy Miller and Kiwanian Lamar Tarver

Calvin

Left to right: Kaden Mattox, Easton Garrett, Hailynn Gibbs, Kate Keiffer, Max Carson. Kiwanian: Shonna Moss

Dodson

Left to right: Emeri Tillman, Ellyson Gates, Ryder Diffey, Alaska Williams. Not pictured: Genesis Walker Kiwanian: Mary Lou Blackley

Winnfield Primary School

Kindergarten

Left to right: Lane Smith, Chantry Jones, Kaileigh Williams, Terrence Sapp. Administrative Assistant Resa Johnson, Kiwanians Dylan Womack and Margaret Coon, Principal Tiffany Martin.

Winnfield Primary School

Grade 1

Wed
22
Dec

City of Winnfield

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WPD Chief, Johnny Ray Carpenter delivers ham to Ms. Donna Prater this Christmas season as part of donation from Walmart.

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Walmart employees donate hams to City of Winnfield and Operation Save a Child Program.

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WPD Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter gives ham to a local mail carrier as part of the outreach program involving the city of Winnfield and Operation Save a Kid.

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Another thankful resident received a ham donated by Walmart.

City of Winnfield recently teamed up with Operation Save a Kid and Walmart to bring a little Christmas joy to residents in the community. Mayor Moss, WPD Chief Carpenter, and CEO of Operation Save a Kid distributed over 40 hams to residents within the city of Winnfield and brought a smile to many faces.

Wed
22
Dec

Superintendent of Schools Al Simmons Spoke to Kiwanis Club

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Dr. Bill Gaddis and Winn Parish Superintendent of Schools at the December 14th Kiwanis club meeting.

Al Simmons, Superintendent of Schools, spoke to the Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Simmons said we have a very good educational system here. We have been known for excellence for many years. He attended school in Winnfield, graduated in 1986 and then graduated from LSU. He followed a tradition of a family involved in education with his grandparents and great-grandparents being involved in the educational system in Winn Parish. He taught and coached at Crowley High School for 3 years and returned to Winnfield in the mid 90’s to be close to family. He was Assistant Principal at the Kindergarten school, then was Assistant Principal and Principal at the Intermediate school. In 2007 he became the Personnel and Transportation officer at the Central Office.

Wed
15
Dec

Atlanta High School Students Recognized for BETA Projects

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The Atlanta High School BETA Club was recognized for winning 2 nd place in their Service Learning Project as well as 2 nd place in Robotics.

Wed
15
Dec

Winn Parish School Board Holds Monthly Meeting

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Students from Winnfield Primary School shared about their garden. Pictured above are: Hadley Golemon, Harmony Jackson, Kaiden Milstead, John Michael Rouse, and Jayce Triplett

The WPSB meeting was held on Dec. 6 th . Students were present for the school spot light portion of the meeting and talked about activities going on at the schools within the parish. Students from Winnfield Primary School talked about their garden and slides were presented to show the vegetables that were being grown and the success of the project. WPS school nurse Kacie Smith, Principal Tiffany Martin, as well as several family guests of the students were in the audience. Student’s Jaden Pullig and Wayne Curtis Huckaby represented Calvin and talked about the success of their athletics program. Business was next on the agenda and motion carried after reading the minutes of the November 1 st meeting. All board members were present with the exception of Clinghan. Superintendent Simmons shared a few words about the sales tax checks that would be disbursed to school board employees a bit early this year. Plans were for them to go out on the 8 th .

Wed
17
Nov

Family Still Seeking Help in Locating Missing Man

Family Still Seeking Help in Locating Missing Man

Timothy Northcut has been missing since July 2, and a $2,000 reward will be given out for information that leads to his whereabouts

A $4,000 reward will be given out to anyone that can help lead to the whereabouts of the missing Timothy “Timmy” Lee Northcut.

Northcut male with brown gray hair. He weighs about 170 pounds and is 5’10 in height.

He was last seen at 2:30 a.m. Friday July 2, 2021 at Lil Brown Bag wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

If anyone has any information about Northcut please call the Winn Parish Police Department at (318) 628-4611.

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