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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
17
Apr

Louisiana Forest Festival Queens Crowned

Hadley James, Avery Moras, MaSiah Drewitt, Allie Kate, Gracie Mae Peppers, Madelyn Cotton, Macy McFarland, Hayden Thompson

With family and friends cheering them on, 21 young ladies walked with great poise on stage at Winnfield Senior High School, seeking to represent their state in the 2019 Louisiana Forest Festival Pageant. Each one dazzled the audience of cheering friends and families with her own stage presence and sparkling smile.

 

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Winnfield City Council Acknowledges Autism Awareness Month at April 9 Meeting

The Winnfield City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on April 9, 2019. After the invocation and pledge, Ashley Glenn approached the council concerning the 2 nd Annual Autism Awareness Walk. This event is going to take place on April 19, 2019 at the Winnfield Senior High School Stadium beginning at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to support those in the community who are personally touched with Autism.

The council along with others in the audience wore blue in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. For the Old Business Action Items, there were two ordinances to approve the Holidays for Civil Service and Non-Civil Service. For the New Business, Action Items, the council discussed to Reinstate Historical Preservation District and extend delineation of historical district.

 

 

Wed
17
Apr

Forest Technology Program Celebrates One-year Anniversary

Pictured from left to right: Kenneth Morgan - Forest Technology Instructor at CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus, Jordan Franks - Forest Technology Instructor at CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus, Annmarie Sartor - Communications Officer at Drax Biomass, Jay Evans - Procurement Forester/Site Manage at Drax Biomass, Jimmy Sawtelle - Chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Jeff Johnson - Campus Dean of Central Louisiana Technical Community College's Huey P. Long Campus

The Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) Huey P. Long Campus Forest Technology program is pleased to welcome Drax Biomass as an industry partner. The program is celebrating its one-year anniversary and recognizing Jay Evans, procurement site manager for LaSalle Bioenergy (Drax Biomass), for his assistance developing the Forest Technology Program. Evans is a member of the Forest Technology Occupational Advisory Committee which consists of industry leaders that guide the program toward producing students capable of performing jobs that industry needs.

Wed
10
Apr

Town and Country Presents “The Lost Ways”

April 13 Beekeeping for Beginners

Our honey bees are really struggling right now. Our so called modern farming techniques coupled with the varroa mite invasion has really done a number on our most important pollinator. The best solution for the problem is more backyard beekeepers.

Professional beekeeper, Tilman Corley, will be on hand to teach us the basics of beekeeping.

 

 

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Wed
10
Apr

Winn Parish School Board Installs New Walk Through Metal Detectors

The School Board for Winn Parish met for their scheduled monthly meeting on April 1, 2019. The board approved the calendar for the 2019-2020, with a total of 172 instructed school days.

For the maintenance and building portion of the meeting, the board reported that the walk through metal detectors were scheduled to be installed in the Winn Parish Schools on April 2. After a follow up on a few administration members and students, the metal detectors have been up and running for the past week.

Wed
10
Apr

Winners for the Hog Dog Pig Competition Awarded Cash Prize

1st Place- Winn Health Center- Painting Credits:Dr. Susie Branch (Not Pictured)

2nd Place-Winn Animal Clinic

3rd Place- State Farm

The Winnfield Special Olympics that was scheduled to be held at the Winnfield Senior High School on March 14 th has been rescheduled for May 10 th .

 

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Wed
10
Apr

Downtown Market Fest Scheduled for May 11

Then annual downtown Market Fest for 2019 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11 th . It will kick off at 9 am, with fun activities for all ages. The annual Market Fest is a great opportunity for the community to appreciate the local home grown traditions of Louisiana. There will be local food, music, and arts of all sorts. An Old Fashioned Corn Grinding machine, along with the North Louisiana Vintage Tractor Club. This event will take place at the Winn Farmers Market on the corner of Main and St. John’s Street.

There will be a bouncy house for the little ones, and small livestock for exhibit. Bring your family our for a fun filled day to welcome the season of sweet springtime. The Market Fest is sponsored by the Winn Famers Market. Don’t forget on April 25, the Northwest beef and Forage Day will be taking place at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City. This event will begin at 8:30 am.

Wed
03
Apr

Rotary Hears How Technical Colleges Aim to Arm Students at Jobs Skills

Pictured is Rep. Jack McFarland, Huey P. Long Campus Dean Jeff Johnson, speaker Chris Broadwater and Sen. Neil Riser.

In his introduction of the Rotary Club’s speaker Chris Broadwater on March 27, Rotarian Jack McFarland seemed to borrow a line from The Wizard of Oz with “Preacher and Lawyer and State Rep, oh my!” Now vice president for Workforce Policy for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Broadwater has filled all of those above posts was well as serving as assistant Secretary of Labor under Gov. Bobby Jindal.

He spoke about the system’s flexibility as it works to identify the jobs skills sought by industry then providing training generally in two years or less for students.

 

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