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Wed
25
May

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year
Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

Pictured with Wade are his wife, Cathy andforester, David Culp with Walsh Timber Company. Mr. Culp has been their forester for years and was excited for the Rivers family and crew. He came to speak on their behalf.

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

LLSIF Board of Directors pictured are (L-R) Tony McManus, Wade Rivers, Michael Franks, Don Tant, Steven Gaar. Not shown, Robert Franks

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

The beautiful cake was provided by Sweets by Nonnie and the special plaque was hand carved by Emmett Blundell of Jonesboro, La.

The Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund hosted an appreciation dinner on Friday, May 6 with invited guests of the Logger of the Year and the Louisiana Loggers Association board. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared by Jamey Maxwell, as well as a specialty cake by Sweets by Nonnie.

During the occasion, the 2022 Logger of the Year, Cathy and Wade Rivers of C & W Logging, Inc was honored. Wade was born into a logging family. His father, Sam A. Rivers, Sr., had his own logging job beginning in 1951. In 1974, he started Sam A. Rivers and Sons INC., where he employed 5 of his 7 sons. Wade went to work for his dad in 1976. He later went to work for his brother Vernon and eventually started up a job with his brother Lindsey and was contracted to Walsh Timber. In 1997, Wade formed his own company, C & W Logging, INC. The logging company has been a member of the Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund for almost 25 years.

Wed
25
May

Winn Ranger District Hosts Fishing Derby

Winn Ranger District Hosts Fishing Derby

Jay Batiste, a 9 th Grader at AHS, scored PERFECT on the Algebra I LEAP 2025. He is pictured with his teacher, Mrs. Latasha Jones.

On Saturday, June 11, 2022 Kisatchie National Forest, the Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office, and the Winnfield Bass Club will host a Youth Fishing Derby on the Winn Ranger District. The Winn District invites children ages 2-12 to participate in the derby at the Bombing Range Pond, 7 miles west of Winnfield. Check-in will begin at 7:30am with fishing at 8:00am and concluding at approximately 10:00am with an award ceremony for the derby winners.

Please bring your own fishing gear (rods, poles, lines, hooks, etc), bait (for catfish and bream), water, sunscreen, chairs. Adults may cast for children, but are not allowed to reel in the fish.

Wed
25
May

Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Huey P. Long Campus, Practical Nursing Graduating Class XXXIV Pinning Ceremony - Wednesday May 18, 2022, at 6pm at CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus CLTCC College-Wide Graduation Ceremony - Thursday May 19, 2022 at 5pm at Rapides Parish Coliseum. Front Row (left to right): Chasten Atkins, Macie Demma, Cheryl Eaves, Myranda Lowe, Jessie Bradley Shyann Garner, Myleah Burks, Fonisha Stringer, Cheyenne Hattaway; Back Row (left to right): Billie Jade Etheridge, Stacy Jensen, Bailey Meggs, Bailey Scroggs, Destane Moore, Shadricka Babers, Jon’nae Bradley, Shelby Johnson, Hannah Brown.

Wed
25
May

Eastern Star Lodge No. 151 to Hold Vacant Chair Ceremony

Eastern Star Lodge No. 151 to Hold Vacant Chair Ceremony

On February 10, 1858, Eastern Star Lodge No. 151 of Winnfield was officially chartered. In spite of the many moves by the Lodge and at least two fires, the original by-laws adopted on that date have been preserved, as well as the minutes of the Lodge.

Through the changes of time, culture, and society, the Lodge has held steadfast to its history. That history includes wars that have been fought and lives that have been impacted by those wars. The Vacant Chair Degree is a ritual that is done by members of the Lodge to offer a stern reminder of the price paid not only by those who died in the service of our country, but also the price paid by their family and friends.

The Vacant Chair Degree was formerly a secret ritual created to honor Master Masons who died serving in the various wars fought since the founding of our country. Recently it was modified to honor all soldiers killed in battle, and is now open to the public.

Wed
25
May

Lady Chops Performing at Winn Parish Library

Lady Chops Performing at Winn Parish Library

Elizabeth Vidos, also known as Lady Chops, will be performing at the Winn Parish Library as part of the 2022 Summer Reading Program. Lady Chops is a one-woman drumming show. She is a talented percussionist whose past work includes performing in the hit show “STOMP.” Her program titled “Drum Roll Please” is energetic, interactive and fun for all ages as she incorporates over 15 different instruments including buckets, body percussion and the Cajun rubboard. The times and dates of her performances are: May 31, 2022 – Dodson Branch Library at 10:00 and the Main Branch at 2:00, June 1, 2022 – Calvin Branch Library at 10:00 and the Sikes Branch Library at 2:00.

Wed
25
May

Police Jury Asks Congress to Reject VA Closure

The Winn Parish Police Jury adopted a Resolution requesting the United States Congress reject the recommendation to close the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pineville. At the May 16 regular called meeting, Police Jury Vice President, Mr. Kirk Miles offered the Motion and received a second by Mr. Author Robinson.

Police Jury President, Mr. Josh McAllister added that other parishes have also adopted the same Resolution. He stated that there are many veterans in Winn Parish that use that facility.

The Resolution states the following:

Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides inpatient medical and surgical, inpatient mental health, community living centers, and outpatient services to veterans in the surrounding area.

Thousands of veterans are served each year at this facility, including a potential population of more than one hundred thousand veterans and an active patient roster of more than thirty seven thousand veterans.

Thu
19
May

Double Homicide and Multiple Shooting (update 05/19)

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Cameron Joe

 

Tuesday night at approximately 10:20 pm, a Winnfield officer responded to multiple gun shots fired at 501 Elliott Street in Winnfield to discover 2 deceased victims and 2 other gunshot victims.

Detectives and officers with the Winnfield Police Department worked all night processing the crime scene for evidence in the double homicide.

Jatarion Starks, age 24 of Winnfield, was pronounced dead on the scene. Another unidentified b/m subject was also pronounced dead.

The other 2 injured persons were Damion Hardwell and Kendall Reed.  Both were airlifted to Rapides Regional Trauma Center. Their condition is unknown at the time of this report.

Detective report that over 30 rounds of ammunition was fired within the house from several types of guns. Also found were over 10 pounds of illegal marijuana.

Wed
18
May

The Winnfield Fire Department

	The Winnfield Fire Department
	The Winnfield Fire Department
	The Winnfield Fire Department
	The Winnfield Fire Department

The Winnfield Fire Department continued live burn training on Lucky Ave. May 10, 2022 at 08:00 Hrs. 11 fire fighters and four fire apparatus participated. This effort continues to serve the citizens of Winnfield by helping to clean up abandon properties they own and helps the fire fighters freshen up their skills and keeps the apparatus in tip top shape and working condition.

Wed
18
May

Annual 2022 D.A.R.E. Fair

Annual 2022 D.A.R.E. Fair

It’s time once again for the Annual D.A.R.E. Fair. Each year, the Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office hosts this event and with the help of the community, offers a day of fun, food, activities for kids and adults to finish out the school year for the kids in Winn Parish as well as offer informative information.

This year’s D.A.R.E. Fair will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-1pm at the Central Louisiana Technical College in Winnfield. There will be door prizes, funnel cake’s, face painting, informational booths will be set up, and lots of giveaways. Also on hand will be the LLEGS Trailer, Teen Challenge, K-9 Demo, WPSO Drone, LA State Police, the Forest Service, and the Parish Library. Free hot dogs will be served as well.

This is a family event so everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the 2022 D.A.R.E. Fair. It will be a great time for all.

Wed
18
May

Saline Lake Drawdown Work And Shoreline Improvement Requires Corp Of Engineer Permit

Saline Lake Drawdown Work And Shoreline Improvement Requires Corp Of Engineer Permit

The Winn Parish Police Jury / Saline Lake Game and Fish Preserve Commission and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the scheduled drawdown of Saline Lake, in Natchitoches and Winn parishes, starting approximately June 1, 2022. The primary purpose is to control the growth of giant Salvinia during the upcoming summer months when growth potential is at its highest. The 2021 WLF aquatic vegetation management plan can be found on the LDWF website (Fisheries-Publications and Brochures-Inland Vegetation Management Plans-Saline Lake, Winn Parish).

The lake will dewater at a rate of 3 to 4 inches per day until it reaches a target drawdown level of 8 feet below normal pool stage. The control gates will close on approximately October 1, 2022, to allow the lake to refill for fall, winter and early spring recreational activities.

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