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Wed
06
Jan

Visitor to Winnfield here “On A Mission From Jesus” to teach, lead to healing

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Rick Pounders, of Key West, Fla., said he’s “on a mission from Jesus” traveling the country and letting people know what it takes to get to heaven. After being shot in Miami, Fla., Pounders drove himself to the hospital where he nearly died from his wound. This experience, he said, opened up his eyes.

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Krewe of Kingfish Hosts 24th Annual Mardi Gras Parade

The Krewe of Kingfish will be hosting its 24th annual Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Winnfield on January 16th at 4:00 pm. The theme of this year’s parade is “Once Upon a Mardi Gras”. The Krewe would like to extend an invitation to all civic organizations, schools, businesses, groups and families to join in this year’s fun. In conjunction with the parade this year and the theme, the Krewe will sponsor a costume contest at 3:00 at the Earl K. Long. Dress up as your favorite fairy tale prince, princess, villain or character and join us for some fun.

 

Wed
06
Jan

Local Man Dies From Gunshot Wound Dec. 28

Playing with a handgun resulted in death of 25yearold 

On Dec. 28 at 2:06 p.m., officers of the Winnfield Police Department responded to a 911 call at 1411 South Jones St., Apartment 17, of a person with a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as Gerelle Kimble, age 25, of Winnfield, was taken to the Winn Parish Medical Center Emergency Room by private car where he was initially treated and transferred to Rapides Regional in Alexandria, La. Kimble later died from the wound.

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Police Jury Approves 2016 Budget At Special Meeting

The Winn Parish Police Jury met Dec. 29 for a special called meeting to discuss the proposed 2016 budget. The following is an overview of the estimated revenues, expenses and balances of the budget as it was passed:

 

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Wed
30
Dec

Winnfield Quilts For Kids Chapter Donates 23 Quilts to CMNH

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Quilts For Kids is a program made up of volunteer quilters who transform fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children in need, and the Winnfield Quilts For Kids club is responsible for the smiles on 23 faces this holiday season.

 

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Wed
30
Dec

Winn Man’s Body Found

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The body of Johnathan D. Cofield, age 35, was discovered Tuesday, Dec. 22 at about 1:30 p.m. Cofield’s body was found approximately 300 yards southwest of the recreation center in Kisatchie National Forest.

 

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Wed
30
Dec

Police Jury Holds Final Meeting of 2015

The final Police Jury meeting of 2015 was held Monday, Dec. 21. Mr. Perry Holmes, Road Superintendent, said in the road update that the recent rain has been “putting a damper on things,” but the road crews are patching potholes each day as well as putting rocks down.

 

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Wed
30
Dec

Winn Schools Make The Grade

Winn Parish schools received a very welcome early Christmas present on Dec. 17 when the Louisiana Department of Education announced that all schools in the district had either kept or improved their school performance scores for the 2014-15 school year. The LDE released their annual school performance scores on Thursday, Dec. 17, a process in which public schools across the state receive a letter grade for their performance during a nine-month calendar school year.

 

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Tue
22
Dec

NSU merges with CLTCC for new program

Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Northwestern State University of Louisiana signed an agreement that will allow students who earn the Certificate for Manu facturing ( C4M) at CLTCC to apply the certification toward seven hours of credit in NSU’s engineering technology baccalaureate degree program.
 

 

Tue
22
Dec

Winnfield Christmas Parade Winners

The 2015 Winnfield Christmas Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis club and the City of Winnfield rolled from Earl K. Long Park down Main Street to the First Methodist Church on Friday, December 4th. The theme of this year’s parade was The Spirit of Winn Parish. The parade was led by the City Police, the Sheriff’s Office and Fire and Rescue vehicles.
 

 

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