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09
Sep

Police Jury passes motions to help Village of Atlanta, apply for State Bond

The Winn Parish Police Jury met Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 for the regular meeting. Regular business included the monthly report on Section 8 by Executive Director Annie Goods and a motion to approve the monthly invoices from Doris Leeper.

 
Wed
09
Sep

Plum Creek Foundation donates pickup truck to Good Food Project

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The Plum Creek Foundation recently donated a gently used 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to the Good Food Project (community gardens program) of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.

 
Wed
09
Sep

New Tractor Supply Company store planned for Winnfield

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Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced that construction is underway on a new location in Winnfield.

 
Wed
02
Sep

Hunters, campers taxfree holiday begins Friday, ends Sunday

The 2015 Louisiana second amendment weekend sales tax holiday for hunters and campers will run from Friday, Sept. 4th, through Sunday, Sept. 6th. In 2009, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 453 providing “…that the state and local sales and use tax shall not apply to consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies each year for a certain period…”
 
Wed
02
Sep

Catholic church donates $4,000 to Louisiana Right to Life Federation

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On August 26, 2015, a check for $4,000 was presented to the Louisiana Right to Life Federation. Ryan Verret, director, accepted the check on behalf of the federation. The funds were raised in May at the Chuck Weeks Memorial Pro Life 5K sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Vickie Weeks, Christin Page, Daniel Luke Page, Elizabeth Page and Catherine Page, members of the Chuck Weeks family, presented the check. Also present was Tracy Kelley, director of the event. Mr. Verret thanked the family and expressed his appreciation on behalf of the unborn children of Louisiana.
 
Wed
02
Sep

Terry Brown seeks reelection to House District 22

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Today I am announcing my intention to seek re-election to the District 22 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. It has been my honor to serve the people of District 22 during the past 4 years as your voice in the Louisiana Legislature. I am a conservative and an Independent candidate, and I have consistently voted for the responsible use of your tax dollars.
 
Wed
02
Sep

Rotary District

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Rotary District 6190 Governor Jerry Wall of Monroe visited the Rotary Club of Winnfield at their August 26 meeting. The District Governor challenged the club in areas of membership growth, projects that support the local community particularly in the area of youth development and in giving to the Rotary Foundation which allows this international service organization to do good around the world.
 
Wed
02
Sep

Natchitoches Tour of Homes Set for October 911

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Remember when life was a little easier, and the pace was a little slower? Remember when neighbors visited each other and saw not just houses, but homes that were built to individual taste and furnished with style? If you’re ready to experience that time again, Natchitoches has just the thing for you.
 
Wed
26
Aug

Superintendent Steve Bartlett visits Rotary Club with update on school year

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Every year the Superintendent of Winn Parish Schools, Steve Bartlett (left) attends the local Rotary weekly meeting and gives an update on the upcoming school year. Superintendent Bartlett has been in the education field for 41 years and has served as the superintendent for 15 years. He mentioned what a privilege it is to have this job and how rewarding it has been.
 
Wed
26
Aug

Winnfield Police reports rise in juvenile gang crimes

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Gangs. Just the word brings images to the mind of violence, crime and youthful offenders. Mention gang to anyone, and they think of colors, guns, fights, killings, tattoos, ethnic groups, racial groups, hate…the list goes on. Movies and television have created a vivid picture of gangs and their associated violence, most in large metropolitan areas. These ideas are reiterated by the national media services. After all, violence sells and this only happens in large cities.
 

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