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Wed
22
Aug

Central Management and Lagniappe Homecare Give Back for St. Judes

Central Management Company and Lagniappe Homecare hosted their 9th annual Run for Your Life 5K and Fun Run on May 12th, 2018, at Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site.ž

This was another successful year with $12,000 being raised which brings our total contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the past 3 years to $33,000.ž

 

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Wed
22
Aug

Troopers Stay Focused on Impaired Drivers as Summer Winds Down

As the summer season comes to a close, Troopers across Louisiana will be on the lookout for any drivers who choose to drive impaired. Beginning today and running through the Labor Day holiday, Troopers will work closely with our local law enforcement partners to find and remove impaired drivers in an effort to help keep our roadways safe. In conjunction with the national

 

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Wed
22
Aug

New Louisiana Traffic Laws Impact DWI Convictions

Several new highway safety laws are now in effect in Louisiana, including stiffer penalties for DWI convictions, new laws concerning driving through flooded areas and the use of off-road vehicles on public roads.

Louisiana Capitol The new laws were passed during the 2018 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. Most of the new laws became effective on August 1, according to Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director Lisa Freeman.

 

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Wed
15
Aug

Car Accident in Winn Parish Kills Two People

Monday evening, August 6th, a crash involving two vehicles killed a man and a woman from Monroe, LA. Both were wearing a seat belt.

Troopers responded to the crash around 7:35 p.m., which occurred on US Hwy 84, near Gum Springs Road.

The crash involved a 2011 Nissan pickup, driven by Vincent Trotter (B/M 61 yrs) and a 2013 Ford pickup, driven by Bobby Ray McLarty (W/M 41 yrs) of Winnfield, LA.

 

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Wed
15
Aug

Community Comes Together For Back to School Extravaganza

What’s more important than giving back to the community? Chanatees Apparel LLC showed us, this past Saturday, August 11. The event took place from 10am-5om at the Winnfield Recreation Gym.

The extravaganza turnout was awesome. This young lady took her idea and made positive steps towards leaving her legacy in our city.

 

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Wed
15
Aug

Winn Parish Library Welcomes New Librarian

The Winn Parish Library welcomed the newest member of the team, Ms. Mona Bamburg. Ms. Bamburg was raised in Logansport, LA, where she graduated high School from Logansport High School.

She is currently a resident in Coushatta, LA. Mona received her higher education from Northwestern State, Louisiana Tech, and Centenary, finishing her degree in Education and Administration.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Free Meals Made Available to All Winn Students

The days of sending lunch money to school with your children have come to an end in Winn Parish. Beginning this school year, all students who are enrolled in a Winn Parish school will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch, thanks to a new program made available by the USDA.

The USDA’s Community Eligibility Program (CEP) allows for school districts in high poverty areas to serve free meals to all students, without the burden of collecting household applications. This means that parents in Winn will no longer have to fill out an application to determine eligibility for meal services in the school system. There are certain stipulations that accompany this program, however.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Fire Marshall Starts Investigation of Abandoned House Fires in Winnfield

Sunday morning, August 5th, around 4:30 Winnfield City Fire Department was dispatched to not only one structure fire, but two.

These two houses were located on Ames Will’s Street, standing next to each other. Both residences were fully involved when firefighters reached the scene. It took almost two hours to extinguish the fires of both structures. But only ten minutes after this call, there was a third house that was reported to be fully involved with flames. A house on Halsey St. was called in, with power lines down in the area. The Winn Parish Fire District #3 was dispatched as a mutual aid.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Author With Local Ties To Sign Books At Library this Saturday

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, the Winn Parish Library will be hosting the author Bruce A. Stewart. He will be signing books from 9 am to noon.

Stewart’s late father, Bill, was born in Chestnut and grew up in Natchitoches Parish. He is the grandson of Alex and Rosa Lee Stewart of Goldonna, with many Stewart relatives living in the area.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Winnfield Student Wins State In D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Miss Emily Nevils, of Winnfield, participated in the D.A.R.E. essay competition for the 5th grade D.A.R.E. program. She not only came out with first in her class, but also out of all six 5th grade classes in Winnfield.

Her essay then went to the District competition, where she competed against 8 districts, and again coming out with 1st place. This is the third year in a row for a Winnfield Student to win at District level.

 

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