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Wed
23
Jan

Community Gathered for MLK Prayer Breakfast

Over 75 in Attendance for the MLK Prayer Breakfast

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, community members of Winnfield gathered at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex Cafeteria on Monday, January 21 st . Winn Parish Voters and Civic League sponsored a Prayer Breakfast for those in the community. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Etoy Ashley, with a opening song sang by Mr. Franklin Williams. A prayer was received by Rev. Otis Corley, Sr. Mayor George Moss greeted the crowd, along with Mr. Lionel Johnson with the Winn Parish Voters League. Mr. Louis Bell, Jr. gave a small greeting with the purpose of the occasion. 

 

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Wed
23
Jan

Chamber of Commerce Host Annual Awards Reception

Business of the Year, Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund

The Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held its annual awards reception Thursday, January 17 at the Louisiana Political Museum. Awards were presented to New Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Business of the Year and The Spirit of Myrtis Allen Award.

Chamber President Laurinda Crenshaw welcomed the crowd to the reception and presented the New Business of the Year Award to RAF’s Bar-B-Que. Owners John Bruce and Eric Little both were born and raised in Winnfield. They are 2011 graduates of Winnfield Senior High School. After high school John worked at various restaurants while attending college and learned not only cooking skills but also gained management and business experience. Eric took an interest in grilling and smoking meats and perfected his then hobby through trial and error. The two joined forces in 2014 and jumped into the world of competition BBQ.

 

Wed
12
Jun

Louisiana Loggers Association Puts Together Political Action Committee

The Louisiana Loggers Association has been working hard for our Loggers and Log Haulers. This year, the 25-year association reorganized and redirected the purpose of the LLA. With loggers struggling to survive this insurance crisis, representation at the capitol was vital. A Political Action Committee was put into place and more loggers were added to the LLA board. The LLA was able to form many friendships and allies with legislators and associations in Baton Rouge during this session. These friends assisted in aiding the LLA to benefit the timber community.

HB 106 (McFarland) – The Right to Farm and Forest Law; to include forest and timber land and forest and timber operations in the legislative declaration that agricultural land and operations must be protected; and to provide for relative matters.

 

Wed
05
Jun

Chuck Weeks Memorial Pro Life 2019 5K Winners Announced

0-9 Precious 1 st —Leo Bryant ; 2 nd —Carly Jo Griffin; 3 rd —Finlay McManus

Oldest Runner: Sammy Brian Youngest Runner: Jamison Pullig

 

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Wed
05
Jun

Gun Violence Awareness Month, Stay Aware

For the month of June, awareness has been set-aside for Gun Violence. Getting involved in our community to become more aware of how this type of violence has affected the people around us is important for many reasons. The Winnfield City Police Department will be hosting a Gun Violence Awareness program on Saturday, June 15 th at 11:00 A. M. This will be taking place at the Winnfield City Court Building.

Access to a firearm is the common denominator in every firearm-related death or injury. Psychologists work with law enforcement, public health researchers, and others to achieve a greater understanding of the different forms of firearm violence and its victims.

 

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Wed
05
Jun

Library Summer Reading Program Kicks Off

Readers of all ages will explore all things space this summer as the Winn Parish Libraries present “A Universe of Stories” during the summer reading program. The 2019 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prizes, story times, and more.

Registration for “A Universe of Stories” is going on now. Drop by your local branch and fill out a registration packet. Registration is complete after you check out your first book.

We are also excited to offer some of the most popular performers and “Out of This World” crafts. Our performers include Nathan J. Roberts, Matthew Noel, Frank and Tammy, Cowboy Bob, and Dorian LaChance. Unfortunately, Harvey Rabbit will not be able to join us this year. His friend, Laura Allured, is having some medical problems. I know you will join us in sending out our get well soon wishes. The crafts include galaxy slime, a space sun catcher and moon rocks.

 

Wed
29
May

Local Hog Traps Available to Landowners

Debra Hubbard, Dugdemona SWCD, Justin Reed US Forest Service, Brad Cooper, US Forest Service District Ranger, Madelyn Cheatwood, NRCS Natchitoches Field Office, and Macey Canerday, Natchitoches SWCD.

The Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District and the US Forest Service Winn Ranger District have recently signed an agreement to provide Feral Swine Trapping assistance to any landowner who owns or controls property within a 1-mile radius of the Winn Ranger District. This is a 5-year agreement to provide trapping assistance to control Feral Swine populations near Forest Service land.

Dugdemona SWCD personal presented a program on Feral Swine Control and the new agreement with the US Forest Service. Pictured from left to right are Debra Hubbard, Dugdemona SWCD, Justin Reed US Forest Service, Brad Cooper, US Forest Service District Ranger, Madelyn Cheatwood, NRCS Natchitoches Field Office, and Macey Canerday, Natchitoches SWCD.

 

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Wed
29
May

Winnfield Primary Principal Speaks On Merging of Two Schools

WPS Princial Candy Polk and Vice Principal Cory McCartney

With the 2018-19 school year coming to an end, there are some changes that are going to take place this summer. Candy Polk, Principal of Early Childhood Center and Winnfield Primary School, spoke to the Rotary Club on May 22, 2019, along with Vice Principle Cory McCartney. There will be a transition this summer, beginning the next school year, the Early Childhood Center and Winnfield Primary will all be on one campus. The school will be located in the present Winnfield Primary School building. Ms. Polk expressed some of the benefits that will come from this transition, with some of those being, effective supervision, all teachers, students and staff on one campus, saving the parish money and easy on the parents. Grades Pre-K through 4 th grade will be operating as one school. Some of the challenges that were found with having two campuses was trying to be two places at once. Principal Polk asked for the support not only from the parents, but also from the community as a whole.

Wed
29
May

Dug Fest Scheduled for June 1st

It is sweet summer time, and that means the Annual Dug Fest is here. With so many events going on and fun for everyone. Saturday, June 1 st , the day will begin with a Big Bass Bash, for those who love fishing. Hosted at Black Lake, at safe daylight boats will launch out and have until 3:00pm until weigh in. Starting at 8:00am the 5K Splash dash will roll out for those who like a good morning run.

There will also be Uncle Earl’s Watermelon Eating Contest, Water Pit Volleyball, BBQ Cook Off, and Dug Fest Idol, Battle of the Choirs, Chalk Walk, Soap Box Derby and so much more. These events will be taking place all through out the day.

 

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Wed
22
May

Ricks Honored at New Orleans Memorial Monument

Late Officer Kirt Ricks III

New Orleans Memorial Monument

City Marshal Sidney Walton and Chief Deputy Cassidy Martin

On May 8 th , 2019, City Marshal, Sidney Walton, and Chief Deputy, Cassidy Martin, attended the 18 th Annual Louisiana law Enforcement Officers Memorial held in New Orleans. The event was to honor those law enforcement officers that were killed in 2018 in the line of duty. Each officer name was etched on a memorial wall, which joined hundred of names of

 

 

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