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Wed
15
Apr

Winnfield awarded for “Cleanest City” district win

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The City of Winnfield was judged for the statewide “Cleanest City” contest on Friday, April 10, amidst a downpour of torrential rain. Winnfield Mayor Kiah Beville escorted members of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation around town, where the city was judged based on cleanliness and litter.
 
Wed
08
Apr

Out of the Past: History of Coochie Brake

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Originally published in 1989. A local retired educator casually noted recently that the timber industry has been, and still is, the economic lifeblood of Winn Parish and the surrounding area. With this in mind, Staff Historians recall herewith a fact well
worth remembering by the older generation and certainly worth documenting for the younger persons of this Central and north Central Louisiana area.
 
 
Wed
08
Apr

Local girl takes silver medal in shooting competition

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On March 8, International Women’s Day, it was an American shotgun trio who turned the celebration into a mostly all- American affair for the fourth time during the 2015 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Series season
opener in Acapulco, Mexico. Among them, the Bayou State’s own Caitlin Connor.
 
 
Wed
08
Apr

Winnfield to be judged for “Cleanest City” on Friday

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The City of Winnfield will be judged for the cleanest city contest on Friday, April 10. The Louisiana Cleanest City judges will be escorted by Winnfield Mayor Kiah Beville around noon on Friday, where they will drive through the entrance of the city on
Highway 167, and will then move through Main Street, Maple Street, and stop at the schools and the Winn Parish Library.
 
 
Wed
08
Apr

Bond Commission Subcommittee approves election

The Ad Hoc Election Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bond Commission met on March 16 at 9:00 a.m. and included in their agenda was the road tax proposition that will be up for a vote in Winn Parish on May 2, 2015.
 
 
Wed
01
Apr

Bond Commission Subcommittee approves election

The Ad Hoc Election Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bond Commission met on March 16 at 9:00 a.m. and included in their agenda was the road tax proposition that will be up for a vote in Winn Parish on May 2, 2015. The item, introduced as
“L15-121,” by the Winn Parish Police Jury, is described as a ½% sales tax, for a period of 10 years,  beginning July 1, 2015 for the purpose of improving, maintaining and repairing public roads and bridges.
 
 
Wed
01
Apr

The Winn Parish Medical Center

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The Winn Parish Medical Center won first place in the Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s “Parade of Pigs” contest. The “Hambulance” was picked by a team of judges chosen from the community. Second place went to the Pea Patch’s “Frankenswine,” and Honorable Mention was awarded to Relay for Life’s Dr. Seuss-inspired pig.
 
 
Wed
01
Apr

20th Uncle Earl’s attracts 30,000 visitors

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The organizers of the 20th Annual Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials promised that the emerald anniversary would be one
for the books, and they certainly did not disappoint. There were over 30,000 visitors to the hog dog trials over the five-day spectacular, making this one of Winn Parish’s largest attended public events in decades. Everything about the 20th
Uncle Earl’s was the biggest ever: the most spectators, the most vendors and the most dogs.
 
 
Wed
25
Mar

Trista Tyler Tournament Announces Winnersand Sponsors for 12th Annual Event

The 12th Annual TristaTyler Nothing But Net BassTournament held on March14, 2015 at Red RiverMidway Marina at St.Maurice, La. was a great suc‐cess, despite the high water.A total of 69 boats partici‐pated.

 

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Wed
25
Mar

Winnfield named district’s cleanest city

Pictured above are the judges for the Louisiana Cleanest City Contest looking throughWinnfield’s book of evidence at the Pea Patch Gallery on Tuesday, March 17. The judges,left to right: Carolyn Weeler (Marion, LA), Ann Smith (Marion, LA and District Chairmanof the Cleanest City Contest), Adina Miller (Marion, LA) and Jean Gilstrap (Farmerville,LA and State Chairman of the Cleanest City Contest).

The City of Winnfield wasnamed “Cleanest City” in itsdistrict last week after fourrepresentatives from the statetoured the area.Winnfield won the cleanestcity in District F, competingagainst other cities likeMarksville, Rayne, St.Martinville, Tallulah andHarahan, among others.

 

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