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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
23
Sep

Disaster debris removal

Disaster debris removal

Due to Hurricane Laura, making landfall on August 27, 2020, the Winn Parish Police Jury is coordinating the collection and removal of disaster debris. DRC Emergency Services, LLC will begin debris collection and removal on September 16, 2020. Residents are asked to separate disaster debris into four piles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
23
Sep

Voter registration Began Monday

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is joining registrars of voters across the state the week of Sept. 21-25, 2020 to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.

“Registering to vote is the critical first step in making your voice heard at the ballot box,” Ardoin said. “This fall, voters will select leaders at all levels of government and I encourage all unregistered voters to register to vote. Check your registration status at GeauxVote.com or on the GeauxVote app.”

Louisiana was one of the first states in the nation to implement an easy, convenient online voter registration portal. Citizens with a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana Special ID card can register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the convenience of their home or office by visiting https://voterportal.sos.la.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
23
Sep

One conversation can save a life, we just have to start it’

One conversation can save a life, we just have to start it’

Louisiana National Guardsmen participate in a Suicide Intervention Officer course offered through the Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Program at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, La., Sept. 11, 2020. Every guardsman within the LANG participates in their respective unit’s suicide prevention activities during September to the greatest extent feasible in order to promote continuing efforts to stop suicides within its ranks and identify resources available during a time of crisis. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Denis B. Ricou)

Every year, the Louisiana National Guard recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month and participates in activities and training to ensure units and leaders have the skills to recognize and intervene in potential suicide situations.

Every guardsman within the LANG participates in their respective unit’s suicide prevention activities during the month to the greatest extent feasible in order to promote continuing efforts to stop suicides within its ranks and identify resources available during a time of crisis.

“This has been an historic year of challenges for the Louisiana National Guard, and I’m incredibly proud of how each and every soldier and airman has answered the call without fail and performed with excellence and integrity,” said Brig. Gen. Keith Waddell, adjutant general of the LANG. “At this time, it is imperative that we reach out to our teammates and check on their health, both physically and mentally.”

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
23
Sep

Runner brings Boston Marathon to Winnfield

Runner brings Boston Marathon to Winnfield

Ashley Crawford, of Winnfield, who just crossed the finish line of her virtual Boston Martahon

Runner brings Boston Marathon to Winnfield

Ashley Crawford and her friend Colby Ray, who helped her train for the marathon and rode his bike alongside her.

While the 2020 Boston Marathon had been cancelled due to COVID-19, the 17,000 runners around the nation still took to doing the event in droves virtually. Among the runners, Ashley Crawford of Winnfield started her virtual Boston Marathon at the Winnfield Senior High School, and was greeted by family and friends who came to cheer her on Sept. 12.

“Doing the Boston Marathon was always on my bucket list, and I was pretty disappointed that it was cancelled,” Crawford said. “But in a way, it was more special since my family and friends were able to be there with me.”

The Boston Marathon put on an app that allowed all runners who participated virtually to see where they would have been on their journey in the actual 26.2-mile marathon.

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
16
Sep

Generator and Chainsaw Reimbursement for Hurricane Laura Survivors

Survivors who purchased or rented a generator and/or chainsaw as a result of Hurricane Laura may be able to receive FEMA reimbursement.

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Wed
16
Sep

Former Winn Parish agriculture teacher receives national honor

Former Winn Parish agriculture teacher receives national honor

Steve Vines of Winnfield was selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree - Teacher. The award is given to those who advance agriculture education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

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Wed
16
Sep

Can FEMA Help My Family Return to our Home? Understand What Losses FEMA May Cover

Hurricane Laura survivors who have uninsured or under-insured losses may be eligible for FEMA help to make their homes livable. FEMA assistance is not the same as insurance. Assistance only provides the basic needs for a home to be safe, sanitary and functional. Home damage must be related to Hurricane Laura. FEMA inspectors may contact survivors who registered for help to conduct a remote inspection and calculate losses.

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Wed
16
Sep

Hurricane Laura assistance

The state of Louisiana and FEMA encourage anyone who had Hurricane Laura damage to apply for federal disaster assistance.

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