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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
27
May

Trista Tyler Memorial Awards $6,000 in Scholarships

The Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship awarded $6,000 to Winn Parish Seniors that met the criteria for 2020. General requirements for this $500 scholarship are achieving an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better, earning an ACT score of 20 or above, being a member of a school athletic team for at least two years including senior year, remaining active in at least two clubs or school organizations, having a good attendance record with no major disciplinary action, displaying good character and a pleasant personality, and exhibiting dedication.

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Wed
27
May

LDWF Schedules Drawdown for Saline Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in conjunction with the Saline Lake Commission has scheduled a drawdown of Saline Lake (Natchitoches and Winn Parishes) for giant salvinia control, organic reduction, and fish habitat improvement. The drawdown is designed to reduce the further expansion of salvinia as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth.

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Wed
27
May

Parish Millage Rates Established

At the meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury on Monday, May 18, 2020, the Ad Valorem millage rates were approved as follows:

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Wed
27
May

Dixie Youth Season Canceled

The 2020 season of Winn Parish Dixie Youth ball has officially been canceled. Refunds will be issued in original form of payment if possible.

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Wed
27
May

CHS Senior Parade

The senior class of Calvin High School had a parade in Calvin on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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Wed
27
May

CHS Reunion Canceled

The annual reunion of the Calvin High School Alumni Association, traditionally held on the first Saturday of June

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Wed
27
May

Loggers Bill Blocked from Advancing to Regular Session

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Pictures from the first “Day of Louisiana Logging” in Winnfield on February 12, 2020. Seven Louisiana senators and seven representatives, the chief of staff for Congressman Abraham, former Congressman Rodney Alexander, local Police Jurors, Winnfield city councilmembers, and Louisiana loggers attended the meeting to build relationships and present information concerning a day in the life of a Louisiana logger.

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Pictured right: Toni McAllister and Josh McAllister addressing guests at the “Day of Louisiana Logging” in February.

The logging industry, a leading industry crucial to Winn Parish, has been facing unprecedented obstacles.

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Wed
20
May

Winn Parish Library Announces Limited Opening

The Winn Parish Library branches are pleased to announce that they will begin a limited opening schedule effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Winnfield, Atlanta, Calvin, Dodson, and Sikes locations. The library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. In an effort to ensure the health of our patrons and staff, we ask that certain guidelines are followed:

• Staff and patrons will be required to wear masks at all times. Patrons will be issued a mask if they do not have one.

• Computers will be cleaned every hour, on the hour. Computer time will be limited to the remaining portion of the hour. Patrons requiring the full hour on the computer should arrive at the top of the hour. Headphones will not be available. Barriers will be installed between computers.

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