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Wed
06
Nov

Early Voting Ends Saturday

Early Voting Ends Saturday

Early voting will for the November 17 General Election comes to an end on on Saturday at the Winn Parish Registrar of Voters Office in the Winn Parish Courthouse.

The first day of absentee voting saw 221 Winn Parish residents cast ballots.

The ballot will include two statewide runoff races (Governor and Secretary of State), a State Senator for District 35, a member of the Winn Parish Police Jury for District Four and Dodson voters will also vote on a onecent tax proposition for 10 years to aid local government.

 

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Wed
06
Nov

Winn Chamber Plans Christmas Open House

Winn Chamber Plans Christmas Open HouseFUMC

The Annual Fall Fesst drew a large number of Trick or Treaters to downtown Winnfield last week for a family friendly, fun and free Halloween event. The two hour event include a costume contest, free hotdogs, candy and games for participants. The local unit of the Louisiana National Guard also sponsored an inflatable for the children’s enjoymnet.

Shopping, entertainment, refreshments and fun will be the order of the day on Thursday, November 14 when the annual Christmas Open House returns to Winnfield. Nearly two-dozen businesses have signed on to participate this year.

The event is sponsored by The Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Commission. The Christmas Open House will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

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Wed
30
Oct

Fall Fest is Thursday 5-7 p.m. on Main Street

A family friendly, free Halloween event returns for its seven year with the annual Fall Fest in downtown Winnfield on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. and concluding around 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, the Winn Chamber of Commerce, the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office and the City of Winnfield, the event is loaded with fun, candy and games for area trick or treaters.

There’s even a costume contest sponsored by the Winfield Pilot Club. Children are asked to dress up as their favorite character. There should be no scary or grotesque costumes because of the large number of small children that will be participating.

 

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Wed
30
Oct

Property Values Up Slightly, Parish Tax Notices Mailed

Property owners began receiving their parish property notices for 2019 from the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Those property taxes are due by December 31.

The total assessed value of property in Winn Parish for 2019 was set at $87,645,820, according to Assessor Lawrence Desadier. That is a slight increase over the 2018 total assessment of $86,968,019.

 

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Wed
30
Oct

Winn Parish Schools awarded $400,000 in DOJ funding

Winn Parish is one of two school systems in Louisiana to receive federal funding for programs to prevent school violence.

The Winn Parish School Board will receive $150,000 under Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) STOP School Violence Technology and Threat Assessment Solutions for Safer Schools Program.

Only two other agencies in the state received monies from the $85.3 million funding plan. Under BJA’s STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program, Caddo Parish School Board received $250,000. The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement received an additional $500,000.

 

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Wed
30
Oct

Early Voting Here Begins Saturday

Early Voting Here Begins Saturday
Early Voting Here Begins Saturday

Governor visits
with loggers

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards was in Winnfield last week at the invitation of the Louisiana Loggers Association. The area loggers met with Edwards at the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Museum. The expressed their concerns about issues facing their industry.

Early voting will begin on Saturday at the Winn Parish Registrar of Voters Office in the Winn Parish Courthouse.

The week-long voting period will be every day except Sunday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is Nov. 12 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee by mail ballot online through the state’s Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters).

 

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Wed
23
Oct

Lisa Williams Shows Determination in Work, Education and Business

Lisa Williams Shows Determination in Work, Education and Business

Rotarian Jay Hinckley invited Winnfield business owner/operator Lisa Williams to speak to the Rotary Club Oct. 16 about the T&L Vinyl Shop that she began 23 years ago.

Winnfield Rotarians heard a program Oct. 16 that was both a success story of a local business and a testimonial for the local vocational college.

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Wed
23
Oct

157 Residents Owed Money From State

In today’s Winn Parish Enterprise newspaper, on Pages 11 and 12, you’ll find a list of 157 Winn Parish residents owed money by the state of Louisiana.

The state currently has millions of dollars it wants to return to its rightful owners, but first it has to locate those to whom money is owed, according to State Treasurer John M. Schroder Sr.

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Wed
23
Oct

Sheriff Jordan Hosts Retired Teachers

Sheriff Jordan Hosts Retired Teachers

The Oct. 15 meeting of the Winn Parish Retired Teachers Association was hosted by Sheriff Cranford Jordan at the Sheriff’s Rifle Range. In photo, Jordan and his wife Dianne stand center amidst the large delegation of members attending the luncheon event.

The Winn Parish Retired Teachers Association enjoyed an Oct. 15 luncheon meeting at the Sheriff’s Rifle Range, hosted by Sheriff Cranford Jordan.

He commented that he enjoyed being with “law-abiding, honest folks.”

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Wed
23
Oct

Fall Fest Slated October 31

The First United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Winn Chamber of Commerce, the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office and the City of Winnfield, invite you to be a part of the 7th Annual Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.

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