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Winn Parish will soon be Work Ready Community

September is being proclaimed as ‘Work Ready Month,’ and Winn Parish will soon join an exclusive number of communities in the United States to be certified as a ‘Work Ready Community.’ The certification comes from ACT, Inc., and is recognized nationally as a powerful workforce development tool, as well as an economic development tool.
 
Wed
19
Aug

Police launch ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

As summer winds down, the Winnfield Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of the national crackdown on drunk driving. The 20-day, highly visible campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled over, is a partnership with the National Highway Safety Administration to curb impaired driving and safe lives. August 19-September 7 (Labor Day), law enforcement partners nationwide will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messaging about the dangers of driving drunk, coupled with checkpoints and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce the toll of drunk driving.
Wed
19
Aug

Lea Walker

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Lea Walker, 9, of Winnfield earned the title of second runner up after competing in the Pre-Teen Louisiana Scholarship and Recognition Program. The program was held July 3-5 at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s Best and Brightest top female honor roll students, ages 7-12, competed for more than $5,000 in education bonds, prizes and awards.

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Wed
19
Aug

U.S. Sen. David Vitter visits Winnfield Rotary Club

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U.S. Senator David Vitter last week told Rotarians here that he is working in Washington to be a “voice for the taxpayer” but didn’t waste the opportunity to mention that he will be running for governor in the October’s election. The Metairie resident spoke at the Aug. 12 meeting of the Rotary Club of Winnfield as a guest of Rotarian Angel Martin. He opened with the observation that the list of good-paying yet unfilled jobs in this state is longer than the list of our unemployed. This highlights his observation that “it’s not the Great Depression we’re in. Rather, we lack a suitable trained workforce.”
Wed
19
Aug

La. Governors Project kicked off at La. Politics Museum

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By Emily Frame
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) kicked off its new initiative Friday, Aug. 14 of providing the backstory of Louisiana politics with the hope that voters will learn effective ways to impact the future of politics in the state. “We believe an understanding of modern Louisiana’s history is essential to charting the course for our state’s future,” said LEH Executive Director Miranda Restovic. “This retrospective of the last 50 years in Louisiana politics will be essential on election day 2015 and in years to come.”
Wed
12
Aug

La. Governors Project to kickoff in Winnfield FridayFollowing

As Louisiana voters prepare toelect a new governor this fall,the Louisiana Endowment forthe Humanities (LEH)announces a new initiative toraise awareness of the state’spolitical history. The Louisiana Governors Project:A Historic Job Description is aseries of public forums inseven parishes that will bringLouisianans together to discuss the careers and legacies of our past seven governors.

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Wed
12
Aug

Retirement

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Following the retirement of Donald Kelley, Kim Gilliam, Deputy Clerk of Court, was offi-cially signed into office on Friday, July 31. Gilliam will serve in this capacity until the newclerk, who will be elected in the fall, takes office on July 1, 2016.

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Wed
12
Aug

Hanson wins world log championship

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Roger Hanson, of Atlanta,thought that he was hitting abullseye when he made a tripto the Southeastern U.S.World Championship at theWood Chopping Festival inWebster Springs, WestVirginia back in May.

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Wed
12
Aug

Enterprise welcomes new editor

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Hello Winnfield, my nameis Emily Frame and I amreplacing Charles Crain aseditor of the Winn ParishEnterprise beginning August 10. Originally from Kenner, Irecently graduated from Northwestern State Universitywhere I earned a bachelor’sdegree in MassCommunication and served aseditor-in-chief of The CurrentSauce, NSU’s student-runnewspaper.

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Wed
12
Aug

Burn ban effective throughout Winn Parish until further notice

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Per Winn Parish Ordinance 003 of 2006, based on the fol-lowing information, Troy L. Rogers, Parish Corrdinator/FireChief, has declared that a burn ban has been placed into effectas per the attached Notice to the Public. This burn ban shalltake effect Aug. 8, 2015 at 8 a.m. and remain in effect untilfurther notice.The Keetch Byran Drought Index (KBDI), which can befound athttp://www.losc.lsu.edu/products/weekly_kbdi/KBDI_Color_Current.jpg, indicates that the majority of Winn Parish is mea-sured to be 800 and above.

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