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Wed
13
May

Graduation

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141 students in Winn Parish will move their tassels to the left this week as graduation services are held at the four parish high schools. The festivities began last night in Atlanta, where nine students completed their high school careers.
 

 

Wed
13
May

Abraham talks trade, ISIS at Winnfield Town Hall

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Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-Mangham) held his inaugural Winnfield Town Hall Meeting last Wednesday, May 6 at the Winn Parish Library. Topics of discussion included the need for new trade agreements across the world, the threat of ISIS to national security, veteran’s affairs, and more.
 

 

Wed
13
May

Employees were honored

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Eleven Winn Parish School Board employees were honored with a reception on May 4 on the occasion of their impending retirement. Each retiree was presented with a plaque and a bell, as well as a touching written account of their school careers by principals and adminstrators. The presentation was followed by punch and hordourves provided by the Winn Parish School Board.
 
Wed
06
May

Road Tax Proposition passeswith overwhelming support

The Winn Parish Sales TaxProposition introduced by theWinn Parish Police Jury sawan overwhelming majority atthe polls on Saturday.68% of total votersapproved of the measure, anumber totaling 824. The naysnumbered 391, or just 32%.

 

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Wed
06
May

DuBois announces candidacy for Clerk of Court

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Brandon DuBois, a longstanding resident of the parish,would like to officiallyannounce his candidacy forClerk of Court of Winn Parish.Mr. Donald E. “Don” Kelley,who does not intend to seekre-election, currently holdsthe seat.

 

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Wed
06
May

Winn Parish Relay

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The Winn Parish Relay for Life event attracted hundreds of visitors to Stokes-WalkerStadium at Winnfield Senior High School on Friday, May 1. Proclaimed “Relay for LifeCancer Awareness Day” by the City of Winnfield, Relay for Life offered dozens of activi-ties for the family while also showcasing the plight of cancer patients and survivors in thearea. Relay presented awards to three different individuals on Friday, spotlighting CindyVarnell, Donna Parker and the late Harold Hickey.

 

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Wed
29
Apr

Kelley announces retirement after 32 years as Clerk

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Donald Kelley was elected to the office of Winn Parish Clerk of Court on Nov. 26, 1983. Ronald Reagan was nearly at the end of his first term as president, the threat of nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the U.S. loomed large, and the late
Max Kelley was serving as the mayor of Winnfield.
 
Wed
29
Apr

Winn Parish Relay for Life to honor survivors this Friday

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The Winn Parish Relay for Life event will celebrate survivors, caregivers and victims of all forms of cancer at the Winnfield Senior High School Stokes-Walker Stadium track and field on Friday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Obscenity ordinance introduced by Council

The April 14 meeting of the Winnfield City Council was a standard affair, highlighted by the inclusion of three ordinances. There was no guest or audience participation, so the council proceeded to the agenda fairly quickly. District 4 Councilman Matt Miller moved to add a new business non-action item to the agenda under the guise of “Cleanest City Competition.”
 
Wed
22
Apr

ParishFossilized wood in Central Louisiana

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The little-known petrifiedpalm “harvest” By GeorgiannGullett The story of whereLouisiana’s Gulf coast oncelay is literally written in stone– or in this case, wood thatturned to stone.An abundance of petrifiedpalm wood found in theCatahoula Formation inLouisiana, Mississippi andTexas provides evidence thatthe Gulf Coast once sat farnorth of its presentday loca-tion.

 

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