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Wed
23
Jan

Community Gathered for MLK Prayer Breakfast

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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

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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
15
Sep

Winn Parish residents gathers in rememberance of 9/11

Winn Parish residents gathers in rememberance of 9/11

The entire nation paused this Saturday in remembrance of the 20 year anniversary to one of the darkest times in American history, the attacks that took place on 9/11.

Since the United States formed there have only been two attacks on our home soil, On Dec. 7, 1941 when the Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor killing 2,403 Americans and wounding 1,178 others, and nearly sixty years later when suicide bombers hijacked four planes, crashing two into the World Trade Center in New York and one into the Pentagon. The last plane was overcome by the passengers of United 93, who thwarted the bombers plans, even though it costs them their lives, and it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania saving countless live at the Pentagon, that planes target.

Todd Beamer was one of those passengers on United 93, and as the passengers rebelled against the bombers, he shouted his iconic line of “let’s roll” before storming the terrorist.

Wed
15
Sep

Atlanta High School fishing team off to good start to season

Atlanta High School fishing team off to good start to season

The Atlanta High School fishing team had a good 2020-2021 showing as they qualified for the state tournament, and they had a good first outing for this season as the snagged first and second place in the Grand Bayou Tournament.

Cody King got first place and big bass of the day, with Denver Blackman reeling in second place.

Wed
15
Sep

Calvin FFA team advances to Nationals

Calvin FFA team advances to Nationals

Principal Justin Tinsley, Gunnar Yocum Kate Dupree, Emma Canerday, Kaylie Canerday and AG instructor Chad Camp

The FFA Veterinary Science team of Calvin High School placed in the top 25 of the nation to qualify for competing in the national convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on Ooct. 27-30.

The team is made up of Emma Canerday, Kaylie Canerday, Kate Dupree and Gunnar Yocum with Ag instructor Chad Camp. While usually to qualify you have to win the state competition, this year due to COVID-19 the national convention only took the top 25 state winners from the states plus Puerto Rico.

The CHS team were required to do an online event to further cement their place in the competition, and were announced last week that they had made it in.

“The online tests can always be harder,” Yocum said. “In person if I have to identify equipment I can look around, turn it, look at different parts of it, but online I see a picture and I can’t do any of that.”

Wed
08
Sep

Winnfield Victorious Over Jonesboro Hodge

Not sure if football stadiums have defibrillators but Friday night there were a lot of hearts that stopped once or twice in the exciting Winnfield Tigers 22-20 victory of the Tiger variety from Jonesboro Hodge.

The Winnfield Tigers kept their edge in victory in a rivalry that goes back almost a century.

Winnfield got scores on a 71 yard pass interception return from Trey Stark, a junior defensive back, a pair of eight yard TD runs from seniors Travon Nichols and Dyllan Lawson and a pair of two point conversions Daniel Luke Page, a freshman.

The teams were knotted up 14-14 at halftime but like most of their battles, it would come down to the wire.

Wed
08
Sep

WPSO extends help

WPSO extends help
WPSO extends help

The Winn Parish Sheriff ’s office has aided various South Law enforcement agencies with equipment and manpower since Hurricane Ida struck the state a week ago.

Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan reports Winn Correctional Center Major Chad Chelette delivered a emergency generator on Wednesday of last week to Sheriff Jason Ard of Livingston Parish.

Then on Thursday, Winn Parish responded for another call for assistance.

They sent five vehicles and seven Winn Parish Deputies to Lockport in LaFourche Parish. Lockport was one of the communities in the direct path of Ida. Sheriff Jordan said the seven deputies will be assisting with security. They also carried additional fuel and water. They were followed to

State by Lockport Jack Representative of McFarland was He Winnfield. bringing six pallets of water.

Wed
08
Sep

Winn Parish sends help in aftermath of recent Hurricane Ida

Winn Parish
Winn Parish
Winn Parish
Winn Parish
Winn Parish

Winn Parish is full of good people. Winn Parish Police Juror Josh McAllister stated, “I am amazed at the generosity of our people and would not want to live anywhere else in the world! Toni McManus McAllister and I are heading down, early Thursday morning to Livingston Parish and will deliver all of the donations that everyone brought this week. As well as those contributed by Effect Fitness, LLC. We will also bring some fuel and saws and help in whatever capacity we can. I can not begin to name everyone who contributed, but it was a ton and we know those people will be so thankful for it. Thanks again to everyone who contributed.

Wed
01
Sep

Walton Speaks About COVID to Rotarians at Recent Meeting

Walton Speaks About COVID to Rotarians at Recent Meeting

Matt Walton spoke to Autumn Leaves’ response to Covid over the past 18 months of the pandemic. Show with him is Robin Wisonant, director of nursing.

“Keeping our residents safe is our top priority,” Autumn Leaves Nursing & Rehabilitation Center administrator Matt Walton told Winnfield Rotarians at their Aug. 18 meeting as part of his report on how this local nursing home has responded to the Covid pandemic since it first appeared early in 2020.

Autumn Leaves’ preparations and response to the virus have seen results far better than reports from some other homes, he said. “The most positive cases we’ve ever had at one time has been eight. We’ve been blessed.”

Wed
01
Sep

The Social Coffee

The Social Coffee

The Social Coffee House Holds Grand Opening Monday, August 23 Pictured above are: Bob Holeman, Shonna Moss, Ellen Russell, June Melton, Sydney Ferguson, Melody Bonnette, Frederick Bonnette, Melissa Taylor, Kristan Green, Kim Bruce, Winona Harrell and Logan Elliott.

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