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Wed
21
Aug

Local Man Dies In Natchitoches Parish Shooting

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Robert Vascocu

At approximately 8:17 p.m., NATCOM 911 Center received 911 reports of a shooting in the 800 block of Weaver Cemetery Road near Chestnut.

NPSO deputies and Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office responded to the scene arriving in 19 minutes.

Deputies discovered a male identified as Dalton Edward McQuillin, 24, lying in the front yard of a residence with life threatening injuries from a single gunshot wound to the head.

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug

“Rotary Connects the World”

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Rotary President Samatha Gates (Left) and District Governor for Rotary Alan Barth (Right)

On Wednesday, August 14, the Winnfield Rotary Club hosted District Governor (North Louisiana), Alan Barth of Monroe. In his speech, he gave an overview of the goals and expectations of the Rotary club at the local, national, and international level. He introduced the mission statement for the Rotary Club this year:

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Winnfield City Council Holds August Meeting

On August 13, the Winnfield City Council held their regular monthly meeting. After addressing some public concerns about the community, the council recognized those who participated in repairing the animal shelter in Winnfield. Under old business, councilman Hamms followed up on a previous nonaction item inquiring about the charter for the City Marshall and City Judge and elections. It was determined that the City Marshall and City Judge became 6 year terms to align with the District Attorney and District Judge. This issue was set aside. Next, a motion to Adopt Ordinance No. 12 of 2019- Placement and Removal of Trash/Garbage Receptacles was tabled.

 

 

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Wed
14
Aug

It’s Back to School in Winn Parish

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Maddison Moore (Left) and Olivia Busha (Right) are two students who attended Winnfield Middle School’s Open House held on Thursday, Aug. 8.

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Wed
14
Aug

Qualifying Ends, State and Local Elections Set

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Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan was the first candidate in line when qualifying opened last Tuesday. He was joined by Deputies Randy Turner (left) and Aleta Hoffman (right) as Deputy Clerk of Court Hayden Boyett assisted with the qualifying. Approximately 25 people qualified for 18 local races in the parish.

Qualifying ended Thursday at 4:30 P.M. for both state and local elections. Of the 17 local races up for election, 11 will be elected without opposition. Lee J. Taylor (No Party) of Winnfield challenges Incumbent Sheriff Cranford Jordan Jr. (No Party) of Winnfield.

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Wed
14
Aug

Winn Parish School System Holds Opening Day Assembly

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From left to right school board members Matt Walton, Duran Johnson, Leah Clingan, Michelle Carpenter, Michael Riffe, Joe Llaine Long. State Senator Jim Fannin, State Senator Gerald Long, and State Representative Jack McFarland, Executive Director of Louisiana Association of School Superintendents Mike Faulk, Sheriff Cranford Jordan, school board member Todd Martin, and Superintendent Steve Bartlett.

On Thursday August 8 th at the CLTCC campus in Winnfield, the Winn Parish School Board held an assembly for the entire school system in preparation for the new school year. Every teacher in the parish assembled for a breakfast followed by presentations from the Superintendent Mr. Steve Bartlett and Princinpals Renea Johnson (Atlanta High School), Paula Jones (Calvin High School), Aaron Durbin (Dodson High School), Candy Polk (Winnfield Primary School), Brent Carpenter (Winnfield Middle School), and Jane Griffin (Winnfield Senior High School).

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Wed
07
Aug

WSHS Students Receive Forestry Tech Certifications

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In order from left to right, Ryan Riley-Atlanta Ag teacher, Aaron Babers-Dodson Ag teacher, Trevor Higgs-Georgetown, Hannah Bruce-Grant, Ethan Fralick-Grant, Hunter Neathery-WSHS, Emma Vines-WSHS, Tyler Garner-Georgetown, Shyann Goodeaux-WSHS, Austin Stevenson-WSHS.

During the school year, a select few students from Winnfield Senior High and other schools across the state qualified through competition to participate in a forestry certification during the first and second weeks of July. The program covered silviculture, dendrology, biology, business math, surveying, forestry implements, mapping, locating information, and more.

 

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Wed
07
Aug

Offices Up for Re-Election

List of Offices in Election within Winn Parish Aldermen Village of Calvin Assessor Chief of Police Village of Calvin Clerk of Court Constable Justice of the Peace Ward 10 Coroner Justice of the Peace Justice of the Peace Ward 6 Mayor Village of Calvin Mayor Village of Sikes

 

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Wed
07
Aug

Qualifying Ends Soon and Other Election information

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The Winn Parish Enterprise is looking to feature articles of outstanding seniors in Winn Parish during the 2019-2020 school year. Parents may provide pictures and an article describing that senior’s accomplishments and plans after high school. Please email all documents to news@winnparishenterprise.com or visit the office during our work hours.

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Wed
31
Jul

First Baptist Church Will Host Guest Speaker From Operation Christmas Child

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On Sunday, August 18 at 11 AM, First Baptist Church is having a guest speaker, Jamacia David, whose life was changed by the work of Operation Christmas Child. Jamacia David grew up in Guyana, South America. With her father working in another country and her mother struggling to make ends meet, life was tough, until one day, she received a shoebox from Operation Christmas child. Every year Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with toys and other goods to give to children in need from other countries. If you are interested in donating to Operation Christmas Child, contact First Baptist Church for more details.

 

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