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02
Jul

Winn Dixie Darlings finish strong second place

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The Winn All-Stars Dixie Darlings, ages 7-8, earned second place in the Dixie State Tournament in Alexandria. The
Darlings lost 7-0 to Sabine Parish, a team that made it all the way to the Dixie World Series last year and placed second in the nation
 
Wed
25
Jun

Select Winn voting precincts to be merged, consolidated

The Winn Parish Police Jury met for their regular meeting on June 16, where the issue of merging voting districts was at the forefront of the agenda. The Louisiana Secretary of State’s office sent a letter to the jury, the Winn Parish Clerk of Court Don Kelley and Winn Registrar of Voters Rita James notifying them that in an effort to save money, voting districts with less than 
300 active registered voters would be merged or consolidated with other districts.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Local runners to tackle marathon for St. Jude’s

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Two Winn Parish residents are turning their exercise regimen into a cause for good. Lori Spangler and Jennifer Dill, two Winnfield runners, have registered to be “St. Jude Heroes” and committed themselves to running a 26.2 mile marathon in December to help raise money for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. 
 
Wed
25
Jun

Winnfield High School Reunion to be held this weekend

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The Winnfield High School class of 1964 will be hosting the 2014 Winnfield Class Reunion this weekend. The event will kick-off at 6:30 on Friday with a dinner and dance at the Winnfield Civic Center, followed by coffee on Saturday morning from 10:00 until noon
 
Wed
18
Jun

Jindal signs education legislation in Winnfield

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Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared in Winnfield on Thursday, June 12 to sign HB 944, a bill that will strengthen the “JumpStart” program in Louisiana. Designed to provide certain job skills in educational criteria in rural and urban high  schools, JumpStart allows for a career diploma to be an equivalent to the traditional high school diploma 
 
Wed
18
Jun

Driver injured in log truck accident

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A Winn Parish log truck driver sustained injuries after an accident resulted in his log truck overturning while traveling 
on Highway 499. Law enforcement officials responded to an emergency call on Monday afternoon about an accident south of Sikes. Daniel Wilson of Sikes was driving his log truck when his  load shifted while taking a curve.
 
Wed
18
Jun

Alice in Wonderland comes to Winnfield Library

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Alice in Wonderland will take a trip through the rabbit hole and end up at the Fellowship Hall of First Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23. Area children will be thrilled as The Hamstead Stage performs a play as part of the Winn Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program
 
Wed
11
Jun

“Harvey Rabbit and Friends” returns to library June 12

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“The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show” will be appearing at the Moss Street Gym on Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m. and at the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. as the library continues with the 2014 Summer Reading Program,
“Fizz, Boom, Read!”
 
Wed
11
Jun

Victim escapes with bruises, account of sexual slavery in Natchitoches

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Chains, guns, attempts to flee. Law enforcement officers struggled to describe a case of human trafficking and sexual slavery uncovered Saturday, May 31 that resulted in multiple arrests. The investigation began around 11 p.m. when Robeline Assistant Town Marshall Shelby Borders was approached by a victim dragging a 35-foot logging chain and a bucket.
 
Wed
11
Jun

Deputy recognized for 50 years of service

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Few can claim that they spent 50 years in service to the  community, but Deputy John H. Martin is one of them. Martin began his career in Winn as an Auxiliary Deputy under Sheriff Sanford Jordan in the early 1960s, and he has been working within the reigns ever since
 

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