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08
Jun

Winn CASA Volunteers

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Four Winn CASA Volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) were sworn in by Judge Jacque D. Derr at the Winn Parish Courthouse on Monday, June 6. The advocates from left are Marcie Huddleston, Karla Wroten, Angela Rodgers and Michelle Carpenter. A reception for the advocates followed at the Winn CASA Office.

 

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Wed
08
Jun

More Than Just A Library Director, Mary Doherty Retires After 25 Years

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After 25 years as the Director of the Winn Parish Library, Mary Doherty is stepping down. In those 25 years, Doherty has seen a lot of changes and made a lot of changes happen. “One of the biggest things was computers,” she said. “When we got our first computer it was huge. We were so proud of it.”

 

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Wed
08
Jun

Harvey Rabbit to Perform at Winn Library June 16

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"The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show" will appear at the Winn Parish library at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 and again at the Calvin Branch at 2:00 p.m. as the library continues with the 2016 Summer Reading Program, "ON YOUR MARK, GET SET ... READ! Two performances will be held: one at the main library 10:00 a.m. and another at 2:00 p.m. at the Calvin Branch, Calvin, LA.

 

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Wed
08
Jun

Drawdown on Saline Lake

A drawdown on Saline Lake is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 14, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The purpose of the drawdown is to fight the aquatic plant growth engulfing the lake. The lake, created in 1933 with the building of Allen Dam, has been plagued with heavy aquatic vegetation that causes problems for boaters and fishermen.

 

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Wed
01
Jun

Lack Of Answers In Shooting Death Leads To Protest

WINNFIELD, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A lack of answers is leading a mourning family to protest police response to a fatal shooting in Winnfield. Family members say Fernando Jewitt was shot and killed in broad daylight, and the Winnfield Police Department has provided little in the way of justice. 

 

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Wed
01
Jun

The newly constructed Dollar General store

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The newly constructed Dollar General store in Dodson held its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 28. The new store is located at 5936 US-167 and is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

 

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Wed
01
Jun

Congressional Aides Meet at Museum

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East/West Highway Corridor delegates met here in Winnfield on May 25 with aides from our congressional delegation. Seated from left are Heather Urena (Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning District); Lee Turner, region director for Rep. John Fleming, 4th District; Donna Howe, office manager for Rep. Ralph Abrahams, 5th District; Stephanie McKenzie, regional director for Sen. Bill Cassidy, and Quint Carrier, director for Sen. David Vitter. Standing are board members Hiram Copeland (Vidalia), Rick Nowlin (Natchitoches), Sherry Rabb (Vidalia), Murphy McMillan (Jena), president James Scarborough (Natchitoches), H.L. Irvin (Vidalia), Glen McGlothlin (Vidalia) and Carolyn Phillips (Winnfield). Volunteers have worked for 24 years in efforts to complete a 4-lane traffic corridor from east Georgia to west Texas. 

 

Wed
25
May

Winn Republican Parish Executive Committee

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Winn Republican Parish Executive Committee members met with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and wife Cher on Tuesday, May 10 at the Louisiana Right to Life Benefit in Baton Rouge. Pictured left to right: Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Cher Nungesser, Samantha Kelly and Keith Gates.

 

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Wed
25
May

Cowboy Bob to Appear at Library to Kick Off Summer Reading Program

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All children and their parents are invited to come and enjoy Robert Neyland’s performance at “Cowboy Bob” that is dynamic, energetic and entertaining at Winn Parish Library Wednesday, June 1 10 a.m. and again at the Sikes Brank at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 2 he will be at the Atlanta Branch at 10 a.m. and the Dodson Branch at 2 p.m. “Cowboy Bob” is bringing his Wild West Round Up to the Winn Parish Summer Reading Program! There will be Cowboy songs, a magic show, a mini Rodeo and balloon animals. A Hooting Hollering good time is guaranteed for all!

 

Wed
25
May

Student-Athlete Earns $1,000 LHSAA Scholarship

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Nineteen-year-old Jasmine King, a senior at Winnfield Senior High School, was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship through the 2016 LHSAA Scholarship Program. King, who plays basketball and runs track, applied for the scholarship through LHSAA in the fall of 2015.

 

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