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DARE Fair Celebrates DrugFree Winn Students

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The 2016 DARE Fair was a success despite the pouring rain Saturday, April 30. The DARE fair is an annual event to celebrate the end of the DARE program for school students.

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May

4H Commodity Ambassador Contests Name State Winners

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4-H’ers from across the state competed in the 2016 State 4-H Commodity Ambassador contests on April 19 on the LSU campus. Students from grades four through 12 participated in the chicken, egg, seafood, sugar and turkey ambassador contests, and 15 winners were chosen.

 

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04
May

“Under The Big Top” With Relay For Life

Join Winn Parish Relay For Life “Under The Big Top” this Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Located at the Winnfield Senior High School football field, the 2016 Relay For Life will have activities for everyone.

 

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Wed
27
Apr

Downtown Garage Sale May 7

The 2016 Downtown Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 7AM. Spaces for set up are located Downtown in the large parking area between The Pea Patch and the Post Office. Some Downtown merchants will be set up in front of businesses.
 
Wed
27
Apr

Jury Amends Personnel Manual

The Winn Parish Police Jury met Monday, April 18 for a regular meeting. The Jury adopted a resolution to amend the personnel manual to allow the secretary/ treasurer position to terminate employees at their discretion, a move surrounding parishes are also making. The proposal simply gives the position the authority to hire and fire employees, the process of firing will remain as it is stated in the manual.
 
Wed
27
Apr

Winnfield Resident Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison For Failure To Register As Sex Offender

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of La.) – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Winnfield resident was sentenced last week to 70 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender after moving to Louisiana from Michigan. Dexter Lavar Powell, 38, of Winnfield, La., was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of failure to register as a sex offender. Powell was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.
 
Wed
27
Apr

West Central La. Operation Christmas Child 2016

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The West Central Louisiana Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Team celebrated the 2015 Shoebox Collection efforts Saturday, April 16 at the Charles Cloud car museum in Campti, La. A special 'thank you' to all churches, individuals, businesses and organizations in Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Winn Parishes for making 2015 so successful.
 
Wed
20
Apr

Two Arrested For Simple Arson

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Winn Parish Sheriff ’s deputies arrested two men Wednesday, April 13 in connection with the arson of two abandoned structures Friday, April 8. Deputies working the theft of an ATV off Hwy. 84 apprehended a suspect whose clothes smelled like a burnt house, according to Sheriff Cranford Jordan. Through this man, suspects were developed regarding the fire.

 

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Apr

City Council Condemns Five Properties; Promotes Fire Captain, Department Head

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The Winnfield City Council cleared five properties for condemnation at the April 12 meeting. Led by a motion by Councilwoman Sarah Junkin, the Council removed one property, the Delaughter Estate, from the condemnation list after hearing from the property owner and seeing photos of renovation progress.

 

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Apr

2016 Forest Festival Brings Visitors, Contests to Winn

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The 2016 Louisiana Forest Festival took place regardless of the dreary weather that parked over Winn Parish last weekend. April 15 and 16, woodsmen and spectators poured into Winn Parish to participate in the Louisiana Forest Festival’s host of competitions and showcases.

 

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