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Wed
15
Jan

Rotary Meets Political Writer

Rotary Meets Political Writer

Pictured above: Rotarian Jack McFarland with guest Greg Hilburn.

Rotarian for the week of January 8, 2020, was State Representative Jack McFarland. McFarland’s guest was Ruston native and Louisiana Tech graduate Greg Hilburn, the chief political writer for Monroe’s The News-Star. His writings also can be found in Alexandria’s The Town Talk, The Shreveport Times, and Lafayette’s The Daily Advertiser, all parts of the USA Today network.

Wed
08
Jan

NSU family remembers Carley McCord through memorial scholarship

NSU family remembers Carley McCord through memorial scholarship

Carley McCord

NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University family came together in grief following the tragic loss of alumna Carley McCord, a well-known sports journalist and digital media reporter who was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Lafayette Saturday, Dec. 28. Friends remembered McCord as a remarkable and involved student who stayed in touch with her NSU family and was a devoted Demon supporter.

McCord, 30, earned a degree in journalism at NSU in 2011. As an undergraduate, she worked in NSU’s Recruiting Office for four years where she was a Student Ambassador and gave tours to prospective students.

“She was driven, energetic and was out to set the world on fire,” said Jana Lucky, NSU’s former director of Recruiting, now director of Enrollment Services. “Carley was very determined, but also kind and genuine. She was well-known in sports media throughout the state and always used the hashtag #womeninsports. She was a loyal Demon.”

 

Wed
08
Jan

WSHS POWERLIFTING TEAM TAKES HOME 1ST PLACE, SECOND YEAR COMPETING

WSHS POWERLIFTING TEAM TAKES HOME 1ST PLACE, SECOND YEAR COMPETING

Atlanta High School started off the first day of school in 2020 with their monthly Back to School Celebration! Around 20 parents volunteered to be a part of the cheerful welcome for students. This month’s guest speaker for the Celebration Rally was Pastor Chad James of Atlanta Baptist Church. Pictured above, left to right, are Carolyn Lang, Pastor Chad James, AHS Principal Renea Johnson, and Brian Small. Photos of the rally below.

The Winnfield Senior High School Powerlifting Team traveled to Calvary Baptist High School this past Saturday and took home the 1 st place trophy to start the new year off on a positive note. Coach Danny Carroll said, “When you come to a meet like this and have this type of competition and come out on top, it’s a testament to the dedication this team has.” When the scores were processed, Winnfield edged out West Monroe High School for first place and Peabody High School placing third.

 

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Wed
01
Jan

Baby Sleep Safety Awareness at Rotary

Baby Sleep Safety Awareness at Rotary

Pictured left: Rotarian Scarlett Lee and guest Kim Nation with Healthy Baby Initiative.

Recently, the Rotary Club of Winnfield welcomed Kim Nation, one of the pioneers behind the Baby Safe Sleep Alliance of Winn Parish. The goal of this Baby Sleep Safe Initiative is to create a safe sleeping environment for babies from the age of birth to 12 months, to educate caregivers, and to provide helpful resources.

Nation shared that in 2018, the infant mortality rate in Louisiana (the number of deaths per 1000 live births) was 8.9. In 2015-2017, Louisiana held the 5 th highest infant mortality rate. Most parents are familiar with SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), which occurs when a child between 0-12 months passes away with no explanation. However, SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby less than one year old in which the cause was not obvious before investigation. After investigation, though, a cause is found (commonly asphyxiation or suffocation).

 

Wed
25
Dec

Autumn Leaves Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s Resident Christmas Party

Autumn Leaves Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s Resident Christmas Party

The best thing about the holidays is undoubtedly the time spent with loved ones. The residents at Autumn Leaves welcomed friends and family on Thursday, December 19, to their annual Christmas party. The staff of Autumn Leaves joyfully served plates to the residents, and the mood was set by local entertainer Steve Wells. 

 

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Wed
25
Dec

Winnfield Tiger Band Annual Christmas Concert

Winnfield Tiger Band Annual Christmas Concert

7-12th Grade Advanced Band, pictured top left: TJ Atkins, Caleb Cabellero (Senior), Clarissa Denmon, Cheyenne Fannin, Aaron Frieu, Gabrielle Frieu (Drum Major, Senior), Dillon Goods, Quen Guillory, Rianna Mafnas, Shania Mclain, Ava Moody, Gage Nugent, Leilani Polson, Cherlanna Richard, Michael Schneider, Joshua Sibley, Carmelite Street, and D’Travion White

On Thursday, December 19, Mr. Larry Williams and Mrs. Kathy Bankston presented the 2019 Winnfield Tiger Band Annual Christmas Concert.

The WSHS Colorguard performed a routine to “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson.

Two individuals from the Colorguard, Carnya Dorsey and Shyanne Phillips, gave beautiful a cappella vocal presentations to two traditional Christmas songs.

 

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Wed
11
Dec

Scenes from the 2019 Christmas Parade

Scenes from the 2019 Christmas Parade
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2019 Kiwanis Christmas Parade Winners

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Wed
11
Dec

Atlanta High School Celebration

Atlanta High School Celebration
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On the first Monday of every month, Atlanta High School is the place to be! AHS started a new tradition in November that students love: the AHS Celebration Pep Rally.

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Wed
04
Dec

Winn Parish Supporting Toys for Kids

Winn Parish Supporting Toys for Kids
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Wed
04
Dec

Local Church Welcomes Nursing Home Residents

Thanksgiving was a little sweeter this year for Winn Parish nursing home patients from Autumn Leaves and Wyatt Manor, thanks to Hurricane Creek Baptist Church. For over 30 years the church has been providing a Thanksgiving meal to bring holiday warmth to a sometimes forgotten community.

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