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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
03
Mar

Winn Parishes loses longtime sheriff deputy Jr. Branch

Winn Parishes loses longtime sheriff deputy Jr. Branch

Cargle Branch Jr. died on Feb. 28, after years of serving his community with his work at the ambulance services, the City of Winnfield Police Department and at the time of his death as a Sheriff Deputy for the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.

“It was a sad occasion when I received the call that one of my deputies passed during the night,” Sheriff Cranford said. “Jr. and I have been friends for many years.

 

 

 

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Wed
03
Mar

Vintage Belle Boutique

Vintage Belle Boutique

Vintage Belle Boutique, a clothing boutique in downtown Winnfield, held its Ribbon-cutting, hosted by the Winn Chamber of Commerce. Owner Destiny Stroud was met by a crowd of family and friends: Holly Beaubouef, Annie Heard, Josie Griffen Aaron Stroud and Ellie Stroud. 

 

 

 

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Wed
03
Mar

Mayor’s office updates emergency call numbers

The City after hour emergency call numbers have changed:

Electrical outages please call: 318-998-7014

All other emergencies(water,street, animal) please call: 318-628-7017

 

 

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Wed
03
Mar

Early voting for March 20 election

Early Voting will be held in the Registrar of Voters office in the Winn Parish Courthouse Saturday, March 6 through Saturday, March 13 (closed Sunday, March 7) from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM.

Enter through the Main Street entrance. The election will be Saturday, March 20. 

 

 

 

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Wed
03
Mar

Close up of Emily Higginbotham’s watercolor painting

Close up of Emily Higginbotham’s watercolor painting

Close up of Emily Higginbotham’s watercolor painting of New Orleans. The artwork will be on display at the Governor’s Mansion

 

 

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Wed
03
Mar

Emily Higginbotham

Emily Higginbotham

Emily Higginbotham, 8th grade Art student placed first in the LSBA Artwork Contest. She won for her watercolor of New Orleans. It will be on display at the Governor’s Mansion. From left Prinicpal Brent Carpenter, Higginbotham and art teacher Daniel Rockett.

 

 

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Wed
03
Mar

Winnfield native awarded Tenet of Tech

Winnfield native awarded Tenet of Tech

Zac Little, a native of Winnfield, was chosen as one of two seniors at Louisiana Tech as a Tenet of Tech for his academic excellence and outstanding dedication and contribution to his unveristy

Zac Little, Winnfield native and 2017 WSHS graduate was 1 of only 2 seniors to be presented with the Tenets of Tech Award for acknowledgement of his academic excellence and outstanding dedication and contribution to Louisiana Tech University at its annual Who’s Who Banquet on Feb. 25.

Little, a senior at Louisiana Tech, was 1 of 100 seniors nominated by faculty to be named to Tech’s Who’s Who. After resume submissions and interviews, 20 were chosen as Who’s Who, and the top 2 were honored with the Tenets of Tech Award.

Earlier this year, Little was selected via a rigorous process as Louisiana Tech’s

Homecoming King and also serves as 2020-2021 Student Government Association’s (SGA)

 

 

 

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Wed
24
Feb

WPSO start Search and Rescue program

WPSO start Search and Rescue program

Winnfield Fire Department using Heavy Rescue 1 to get to a family trapped in Calvin

WPSO start Search and Rescue program

The Winn Parish Sherriff ’s Office have started a Search and Rescue program and are looking for volunteers to assist in special events at local churches or in searching and rescuing individuals in the area who have gone missing.

“Many times we can use the extra help,” Sherriff Cranford said. “And we’ve been looking to start this program for a while, and we finally haves the funds to operate the program.

 

 

 

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