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Wed
21
Mar

Louisiana Forest Festival Board Bringing Fun For The Family

It’s just about time for the 2018 Louisiana Forest Festival to arrive in Winn Parish, and the fun will begin with a 6:00 p.m. parade on Friday, April 20th. Following the parade, there will be festival food, vendors, live music by Beaux Atkins, and a fire works display, at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds.

On Saturday, festival goers can expect an interactive kids zone, “Heart and Hustle” Fun Run, 4-H competitions, forestry equipment displays, professional lumberjack sports, festival food, arts and crafts, skidder and loading competitions, wood carvers, live music and many more events for both adults and children to enjoy.

 

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Wed
14
Mar

No Need for Constitution Convention; Current and Former Senators Believe

 On the heels of a botched special session to fix the state’s budget problems, a 90day regular session began last week with speculation it will end early so lawmakers can re-address the issue on the tail end of the session.

A number of current and former lawmakers are calling for a Constitutional Convention to strip some of the approximately $2.5 billion that has become constitutionally dedicated since the 1974 Constitutional Convention. Our current constitution, adopted in 1975,  is one that has been amended nearly 200 times, often to dedicate tax dollars for specific purposes. By contrast, the US Constitution, which has been around 230 plus years, has only been amended 27 times.

The argument for the Constitutional Convention is that lawmakers are having fewer and fewer dollars to take care of state business and removing those dedications would free up money to do so. 

 

Wed
14
Mar

Local Caregiver Arrested

The following Press Release was issued on March 6, 2018 from Sheriff Cranford Jordan of the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On February 14, 2018, the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office received information from the Office of Adult Protective Services, a division of the LA Dept of Health, of possible crimes against a person with infirmities in Winn Parish.t investigation and as a result warrants were obtained for Jessica Hester DOB: July 12, 1972, of Winnfield, LA. Hester was employed by the Future Expectations Home Health at the time the alleged offenses occurred. 

 

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Wed
14
Mar

City Invites Residents To Team Up To Clean Up

This Saturday, the City of Winnfield is hosting Team Up to Clean Up, and invites teams and individuals to participate and help clean up our city.

Clean Team registration will begin at 8:30 and clean up will begin at 9:00. Clean up will take place until noon, when a volunteer lunch will be pro vided at the Farmers Market. 

 

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Wed
14
Mar

Honorees Inducted Into La. Political Museum Hall Of Fame

 A crowd descended upon the World War II Museum in New Orleans on Saturday, March 10, 2018, to honor a special group of individuals. The U. S. Freedom Pavilion was filled with eight honorees, their families, friends, and guests from across the state.

Since the beginning of the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame, in 1993, each year a group of special individuals who have significantly impacted politics in Louisiana, have been honored. The honorees are celebrated for their unique contributions to the political landscape of Louisiana, and this year was no different.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday were Rev. Avery Alexander, Jay Dardenne, Quentin Dastugue, James Gill, Charles Lancaster, Jr., Newell Normand, Dr. Alton Ochsner, Sr., and Rep. Steve Scalise. Rev. Alexander was born in Terrebonne Parish and raised
 

 

Wed
07
Mar

Kisatchie House Of Hope Holding Informational Banquet, Thursday

A group of local volunteers noticed a while back that Winnfield and our parish was developing a problem with homelessness. Most people hear the term and think of someone living under an overpass, or in an alleyway. That isn’t always the case. Many homeless individuals fear being identified as homeless for different reasons, so they hide. There have been homeless people living in the woods on the edge of town. Homeless individuals have spent nights in the waiting room of the hospital, just to stay out of the rain. And, yes – they have been found wandering the streets, because they had no place to go. Some have even committed non-violent crimes when weather is unbearable, so that they have a warm bed to sleep in – in the city jail. It is important to know that there are even entire families who are homeless.

 

Wed
07
Mar

Council Approves Fire Dept. Promotions, Receives Recreation Department Update

The regular meeting of the Winnfield City Council was held on February 13, 2018, with Mayor Beville, all Councilmembers, and guests in attendance. The meeting was called to order by the mayor and after the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, the council made one amendment to the meeting agenda.

Ms. Jan Brown, owner of property at 1400 Maple Street then addressed the mayor and council, regarding her concerns about the property. She told the council that the property had been purchased at a tax sale, meaning she could not alter the property for a period of time.

 

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Wed
07
Mar

CLTCC Dean Speaks at TACHE Conference

The Central Louisiana Technical and Community College system garnered attention and was presented as a model for adult education. Our local campus can boast that Jeff Johnson, Campus Dean of the Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield was the guest speaker, representing the CLTCC system. The following press release was received from the offices of CLTCC.

Alexandria, La., Feb. 1, 2018 — Jeff Johnson, Winnfield Campus Dean and Director of Adult Education, recently spoke at the Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education (TACHE) annual conference in Memphis. Johnson presented information on how adults in Louisiana can pursue their high school equivalency diploma and take college courses at the same time for a reduced tuition rate.

 

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Wed
28
Feb

Winn Parish Responds To Recent Shootings, Asks For Citizen Help In Reporting Threats

Following the recent tragic school shooting in Lakeland, Florida, there have been at least two copycat type threats made at Louisiana schools. According to Louisiana State Police, “in Tangipahoa Parish, the threat contained actual credible information which was quickly addressed by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. In another situation, a student in Evangeline Parish was arrested for posting online threats. However, the majority of threats received were found to have no credible danger to public safety.”

Wed
28
Feb

Plate Lunch Fundraiser To Benefit Winn PD Lt. Chuck Curry

Winnfield Police Department Lieutenant Chuck Curry has recently been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and our community has joined together to offer support to Lt. Curry and his family, during this trying time.

After many doctor visits and researching options, Mr. Curry left Winnfield last week to receive treatment at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Atlanta, Georgia. Chuck and Angie will be in Atlanta for approximately six and a half weeks, and will incur some expenses which will not be covered by insurance, such as room and board, meals and gas.

 

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