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Wed
21
Feb

“The Pink House” Engulfed In Early Morning Flames

A familiar landmark in Winnfield was forever changed in the early hours of February 19, 2018. The home located at the corner of Center and Pineville Streets, which has lovingly been referred to by locals as “the pink house”, went up in flames.

Winnfield Fire Department Fire Chief Brian Montgomery said a driver in the area called to report the structure fire at approximately 6:10 a.m.

Chief Montgomery said units were on the scene within minutes, and the fire was under control and extinguished by approximately 6:20 a.m. He said there were a couple of points of origin where fire began in the unoccupied dwelling, which prompted him to call in the Louisiana State Fire Marshal. “The State Fire Marshal is currently conducting an arson investigation, and if anyone has information regarding suspicious activity, they are asked to call the Winnfield Fire Department.”

 

Wed
14
Feb

RecordSetting Lows In January, Bring Highs In March

With record-breaking low temperatures across the south in December and January, Winn Parish was no exception. With freezing temperatures, came school closures, road closures due to icy conditions, and residents struggling with frozen pipes and power outages.

As a result of the artic blast, the demand for energy was increased across the nation, resulting in an increase in the cost of the energy. It is important to remember that a utility bill is not solely based on the usage of one household, but is also based on the cost to purchase the energy from providers. Winnfield residents will see the impact of the extreme cold temperatures and increased energy cost on their March 2018 bills

 

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Wed
14
Feb

Cancer Screening Van To Make Stop In Winn Parish

Are you a woman between the ages of 40 and 65? Or a man between the ages of 50 and 64? The Cenla Medication Access Program Cancer Screening Project’s mobile unit will visit Winn Parish on March 20 and 21 to offer eligible residents free breast, colon and cervical cancer screenings. Services offered on the van include clinical breast exams, digital mammograms, Pap smears, cervical exams, and FIT colon cancer screening take-home tests.

These services are free of charge for Central Louisiana residents who have no medical insurance and who meet the following age requirements: breast and cervical screenings are recommended for women ages 40-64; and colorectal screenings for men and women ages 50-64.

 

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Wed
14
Feb

WKS Celebrates Mardi Gras With Parade

Students in Mrs. Vines and Mrs. Bartley’s Class at Winnfield Kindergarten School did an amazing job this year decorating their Mardi Gras parade floats. The students were excited to be in the WKS Mardi Gras Parade and show off their creations.

 

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Wed
07
Feb

Local Couple Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On February 1, Jack and Betsy McLaren were presented with a Lifetime Achievement award for their accomplishments as owners of Central Industrial Supply in Winnfield. Matt Purser, a Winnfield native himself, made the presentation at the Field Market summit held in Pineville Thursday evening. The couple was recognized for their successful business endeavors since the founding of the company in 1984.

As local business owners and employer, the McLarens have always stressed quality customer service and integrity in business. When approached in 2017 by Crest Industries about becoming part of the Crest team, Jack first ensured that Crest would continue to operate from Winnfield and that the current employees would be retained.

 

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Wed
07
Feb

Weather Forces Fais Do Do To Be Cancelled, But Mardi Pardi Brings Back Memories Of The 1980s

Our temperamental Louisiana weather caused the Dugdemona Festival Board to cancel the Fais Do Do this past Saturday, but the indoor fun of the Mardi Pardi dance, was held in spite of the rain.

The Winnfield Civic Center was filled with over 21-year old partygoers, sporting their best 1980s outfits and hairstyles. Tables were decorated with themes from the 80s and provided a blast from the past for those attendees who are old enough to remember the era.

 

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Wed
07
Feb

Exxon Mobil Gives Back To WPS

Exxon Mobil has a long history of supporting educational programs that focus on improvement in math and science from pre-school to higher education. A local business, The Country Girl, nominated Winnfield Primary School for one of Exxon Mobil’s Educational Alliance grants. Mr. Scott Phelps of Lott Oil and Mrs. Angie Chandler of the Country Girl presented Mrs. Amy Dantzler, principal of Winnfield Primary School, with the $500 grant check.

 

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Wed
31
Jan

Dug’ Board Hosting Fais Do Do And Mardi Pardi This Saturday

Saturday will be a very busy day for members of the Dugdemona Festival Board as they host TWO exciting events to help celebrate the Mardi Gras season. At noon, vendors will be setting up at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds, with gates opening to the public at 2:30 in the afternoon. Political candidates will check in at 2:30 and at 3:00 they will participate in an old-time political stump, called the “Stewing on the Stump”. At 3:15, BINGO will begin, and the Pet Parade will begin at 3:30.

The Chicken Run will begin at 4:00, which will be followed by a King Cake Eating Contest at 4:30. At 5:00, everyone is invited to gather around as the bon fire is lit. The daytime activities will be full of fun for the entire family, with plenty of kids’ activities and food.

 

 

Wed
31
Jan

Members of Winn Community Health Clinic’s

Members of Winn Community Health Clinic’s Caring Friends chronic care management program gathered for their first luncheon at Lynda’s Country Kitchen. photo courtesy of WCHS

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Wed
31
Jan

Parish Students Celebrate 100 Days Of Sch

Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Murray’s class from Winnfield Kindergarten School celebrated their 100th day of school on Monday, January 29, 2018. The boys and girls were invited to dress like old people and enjoyed lots of fun 100day activities.

 

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