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Wed
07
Dec

Sample Ballots for Dec 10 Election

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Rev. and Mrs. Brian Montgomery of Jordan Hill UPC joined together in prayer with the McDavid family and staff of Mama’s Iron Skillet before their first day of business in the new building, previously Linda’s Country Kitchen.

Wed
07
Dec

Winn Parish Registrar of Voters Bryan Kelley Speaks to Kiwanis

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The annual Christmas Parade Reception was held at the Winn Parish Library on Dec 2 prior to the parade. The reception was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Winnfield and honored this years Grand Marshal, Winn Community Food Pantry. Above are faithful volunteers from this wonderful Christian ministry. Continue to pages 14-15 for more pictures and a list ofparade participants and winners.

Rita James introduced Winn Parish Registrar of Voters Bryan Kelley. Kelley took Mrs. James job when she retired as registrar of voters in July, 2018. Kelley told the club how to register to vote and there are several ways. You can register in person with your driver’s license or ID, you can register on-line on the Secretary of State website or on the Geaux Vote site or app. You can also register by mail and at the DMV or Public Assistance offices. The deadline for in person registration is 30 days prior to an election and the deadline for on-line registration is 20 days before election. That makes it too late to register for the upcoming election on December 10th. Early voting is going on at this time. Some persons can also vote by mail. Those include senior citizens, the disabled, military and overseas workers. There are other reasons you can register to vote by mail if you are in the hospital or a nursing home or perhaps incarcerated on a misdemeanor charge.

Wed
07
Dec

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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Lauren Poole was recently named WSHS Student of the Year. Congragulations to Lauren.

Bring your children to visit Santa. Beginning Dec 10 - 23 he will be at his house near the Winnfield Post Office each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm.

Wed
30
Nov

Toys for Kids Boot Drive Shows Successful Turnout

Toys for Kids Boot Drive Shows Successful Turnout
Toys for Kids Boot Drive Shows Successful Turnout
Toys for Kids Boot Drive Shows Successful Turnout
Toys for Kids Boot Drive Shows Successful Turnout
Toys for Kids Boot Drive Shows Successful Turnout

Not only was Nov 25 Black Friday, it was also a great time to give to the Toys for Kids Boot Drive. The boot drive is sponsored by Winn Kiwanis in conjunction with the Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office and the Winn Parish Fire Department. Deputies, firemen, and Kiwanians all gathered together at the red light near Walmart in Winnfield and accepted donations from those who passed by. The dreary weather didn’t hinder the day of giving.

This event is held each year during the holiday season to raise funds for gifts that are given to children in Winn Parish. The Toys for Kids program began over 17 years ago by the Timbermen and later by Kiwanis.

Wed
30
Nov

Deadline Nears for Christmas Parade Entries

Deadline Nears for Christmas Parade Entries

Kaitlin Hatten was recently recognized as New Teacher of the Year at Goldonna Elementary/Jr. High School.

The 2022 Winnfield Christmas Parade is set for Dec 2 at 6:00pm on Main Street. If you are interested in participating in the parade, please complete an entry form and return it to the Louisiana Political Museum or email to shonnamoss@gmail.co m. The entry deadline is Nov 30.

This year’s theme is “A Louisiana Christmas” and parade sponsors are Winn Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis of Winnfield, and the Louisiana Political Museum. A fireworks display will follow the parade and is being sponsored by City of Winnfield.

Entry forms can be picked up at the Louisiana Political Museum, City Hall or Sabine State Bank.

Wed
30
Nov

The Winnfield Fire Department began live burns as of November 30

The Winnfield Fire Department began live burns as of November 30, 2022. If you would like information about the department burning one of your properties go by the station located at 306 S.Abel St and ask for Chief Montgomery or Asst. Chief Martin. If it meets requirements you will be added to the list. All the department is asking for this is a simple donation of bottled water and/or Powerade/Gatorade.

Wed
30
Nov

Dove Award Winner Comes to Winnfield

Dove Award Winner Comes to Winnfield

Dove Award winner, Joseph Habedank, will present a free Christmas Concert on December 1, beginning at 7pm at First Baptist Church in Winnfield. Joseph and his wife Lindsey live in Nashville, TN. He was just named Gospel Music’s Favorite Soloist for the 4th consecutive year. He also has a powerful unique testimony about addiction and the power of God’s redemption. He will be sharing some of his won amazing songs as well as some Christmas favorites.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to share an evening with this wonderfully talented young man. It will be a fantastic kickoff to the Christmas season.

Wed
30
Nov

Winnfield Recognized for Sending Electrical Crew After Hurricane Ian

Winnfield Recognized for Sending Electrical Crew After Hurricane Ian

Shown at the LEPA Board of Directors meeting after receiving their commendation are the Winnfield linemen who provided mutual aid in Florida. They are, from left, lineman Joseph Conroy, groundman Josh Colyer Jr., LEPA Chairman and Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft, Jonathan Paul, Lafayette Electric Operations Manager; Greg Labbe’, and apprentice Grady Williford. Mayor Gerald Hamms was also recognized for approving this mutual aid effort.

The Louisiana Energy and Power Authority (LEPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution at its Nov. 17 meeting, commending the City of Winnfield line workers who traveled to Florida to assist the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) in restoring electric service after Hurricane Ian.

The City sent a 4-member crew, two bucket trucks and a pick-up truck to assist FMEA after Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on September 28, 2022. The Winnfield lineworkers traveled and worked for two weeks with lineworkers from Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) to help restore electric service in the communities of Gainesville and Lakeland, Florida.

FMEA requested mutual aid assistance from LEPA just prior to the hurricane’s arrival. Winfield had received valuable assistance from mutual aid line workers from other states, including Florida after it suffered significant damage from Hurricane Laura in 2021.

Wed
30
Nov

Police Jury Holds Regular Monthly Meeting

Mr. Perry Holmes, Road Superintendent, gave a road update at the regular monthly meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury. During that update he stated that grading is going well with the exception of issues with one of the graders. He also added that he has not been able to get #57’s rock since the Mississippi River is down so he has been using a 2” rock. “Hopefully we will get #57’s in a couple of weeks,” stated Holmes.

Also, DOTD bridge inspectors recently inspected the bridge on Beulah Church Road and the bottoms of the pipes are starting to rust so the rating has dropped from a 7 to a 3, requiring a load rating being put on it, although he is looking into the price of replacing those three pipes.

Mr. Kenneth Pardue of Southern Tire Mart near Creston, La was in the audience and recognized by jury president, Josh McAllister. Mr. McAllister thanked Pardue for being present and for bidding on tires this year.

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