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Wed
17
Jan

City Council Holds First Meeting Of 2

The Winnfield City Council held their first regular meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 9th, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Kiah Bevill. Fire Chief Brian Montgomery offered the invocation and all attendees participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.

There were no amendments to the agenda and it was adopted as presented. Councilmember Sarah Junkin read Ordinance 25 of 2017, which amended section 19-7.2 of the code of ordinances. The ordinance would require residents to be financially liable for damage to meters and would give them 90 days to pay the fines if a meter is damaged. A motion to adopt Ordinance 25 of 2017 was made by Ms. Junkin. Councilmember Matt Miller made a second to the motion. The Ordinance was adopted after a unanimous vote by councilmembers.

Wed
17
Jan

Chamber Announces Kid’s Coloring Contest

The Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is excited to announce their 2019 Art Calendar Contest. They would like to compile a calendar that shows the great monthly events and awesome spirit of our parish. All Winn Parish school-aged children are encouraged to use colored pencils, inks, crayons, chalk, etc. and get creative.

The Chamber is asking that our parish children compose and compile their favorite things about each month of the year—things that happen right here in Winn Parish.

 

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Wed
17
Jan

Fais Do Do On The Dug’ And Mardi Pardi, February 3rd

On Feb. 3rd, the Dugdemona Festival Board will be hosting their 2nd annual Fais Do Do, which includes an 80’s themed Mardi Pardi for ages 21 and older. Individual tickets for the dance are $10 if purchased in advance, and $15 at the door, with special pricing for groups who purchase tickets in advance.

There will be contests for the best 80s hairstyles, costumes, and more. The festival board also released information about Mardi Gras t-shirt sales last week. The short sleeve t-shirts are $18 and long sleeve tshirts are $22. Orders must by paid by January 19th. To order a Fais Do Do tshirt, contact Ms. Lindlay Howell at (318) 628-0401.

 

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Wed
17
Jan

Locals Honor Memory Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Schools and governmental offices were closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and on that day, local citizens and community leaders came together in a variety of ways to honor Mr. King’s memory.

 

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Wed
10
Jan

Winn Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Locals Thursday

Each year, the Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism hosts a reception to recognize the efforts of individuals and businesses that have made generous contributions to the rich volunteerism spirit of our parish.

 

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Wed
10
Jan

Krewe Of Kingfish Parade To Roll January 20th

The tradition of Mardi Gras can be traced back to medieval Europe, and Mardi Gras in New Orleans has been called “The Greatest Free Show on Earth”. Residents of Winn Parish are invited to participate in the season, without the long drive to New Orleans, or the crowds that gather at the downtown parades.

The Krewe of Kingfish has excitedly announced that their 26th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will roll on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Participating in a Mardi Gras parade is an experience like no other. The excitement from a float is one that is not easily forgotten.

This is your opportunity to become a part of Mardi Gras tradition that is older than Louisiana, herself. 

 

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Wed
10
Jan

The below freezing

The below freezing temperatures last week made the wood yard on Bessie Street a sight that isn’t often seen in Winnfield. photo submitted by Raymond Carpenter

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Wed
10
Jan

Teresa Phillips Announces Candidacy For Winnfield Dist. #5 City Council Seat

I, Teresa Caesar Phillips, would like to announce my candidacy for City Council District #5 of Winnfield, Louisiana. I have been married to Army Veteran Jessie Ray Phillips, Sr., for 30 years and we have three sons.

Their names are Ledontric Jervay Dale, Rico Philips, and Jessie Phillips, Jr. We also have one beautiful grandson; Ledontric, Jr. I have been a nurse for 32 years and due to my profession, I have always been willing to help and meet the needs of others. I want to make a difference in our community by listening and meeting the needs of the citizens with a calm voice of reason. I am a candidate who cares about your concerns. NOW is the time for a new start, a new face, and a new voice.

 

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Wed
03
Jan

Columbia Resident Perishes In House Fire NFPA Offers Winter Fire Safety Tips

On December 22, 2017, a resident of neighboring Caldwell Parish perished in a house fire. As a result the Louisiana State Fire Marshal issued the following Press Release.

“Columbia, LA – State Fire Marshal investigators continue to review the circumstances surrounding a deadly fire late Friday where a woman died.

Investigators responded to 349 Henry Martin Road in Columbia late Friday, December 22, after fire crews responded to a report of a residential structure fire shortly before 11:00 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters observed the home fully engulfed in flames. After entering the structure, firefighters found the body of 48-year-old Rebecca Dianne Baugh.

After being examined by investigators, the victim’s body was released to the Ouachita Parish coroner for autopsy. Preliminary findings indicate that Baugh died from smoke inhalation.

 

Wed
03
Jan

Welcoming 2018, And Looking Back On 2017

As of press time, the weather that had been forecast for Winn Parish and the surrounding area on New Year’s Eve, may have found area residents celebrating in the warmth of their own homes. The projected high temperature for December 31st was 39 degrees, with a low of 20 degrees, along with precipitation. We were also expected to receive freezing drizzle on the first day of 2018, as part of what the National Weather Service is calling, “The Coldest Temperatures This Winter Season”.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of American Adults said they be at home at midnight when 2018 arrived. Fourteen percent said they would be at a friend’s house, while five percent said they would be at a restaurant or bar.

 

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