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22
Apr

Rotary hosts sporting clay competition

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The Rotary Club of Winnfield hosted a sporting clay competition April 11 at the Natchitoches Shooting Range. This was the second annual competition, a fund-raiser to help support club projects including scholarships, school uniforms, dictionaries, adult literacy, youth ball team and more. Bank of Winnfield hosted Winn's 5-man team Saturday, including Jim Colvin, Buddy Heard, Steve Adams, Delane Adams and Don Causey. Other Winnfield Rotarians assisting included event coordinator Brian Brewton, District Governor Bob Holeman, president Rusty Russell, chef Bo Walker, secretary Jay Hinckley and advisor Joe Evans.
 

 

Wed
22
Apr

WWIIera Bomber entertains spectators in Winnfield

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The sunny and clear skies on Friday, April 17 made way for an Austin man to make quite the entrance in Winn Parish.
Claude Hendrickson, an engineer from Austin, TX, flew into the David G. Joyce Airport in Winnfield in a World War II-era bomber plane.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Louisiana Forest Festival

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Downtown Winnfield was shut down on Saturday to celebrate the return of an old staple of the Louisiana Forest Festival: the bed races. A team of racers jolted from Winnfield City Hall to the site of the old Winnfield Hotel, hoping to edge out the competition. The Family JewelBox emerged victorious, winning first place in the race and taking home the prize for funniest bed, which was named “Bed of Roses.”
 
Wed
15
Apr

School Board set changes to 20152016 school calendar

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The Winn Parish School Board began their April meeting with recognition of student achievement, with representatives from each high school in attendance to show off their wares.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Welcome Magazine now available

A 24-page glossy magazine, which serves as your guide to Winn Parish, is now being distributed throughout the area. The magazine not only features events and Festivals of Winn Parish communities, but also focuses on our history and culture.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Bratton apprehended, booked into Winn Parish Jail

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The nine-day manhunt for a burglary suspect came to a close last Thursday as 34-year old Kenneth “Kenny” Bratton was ooked into the Winn Parish Jail following his capture by Jackson Parish Sheriff’s deputies. He was covered with mosquito bites and days of running had caused his ankles to swell.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Winnfield awarded for “Cleanest City” district win

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The City of Winnfield was judged for the statewide “Cleanest City” contest on Friday, April 10, amidst a downpour of torrential rain. Winnfield Mayor Kiah Beville escorted members of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation around town, where the city was judged based on cleanliness and litter.
 
Wed
08
Apr

Out of the Past: History of Coochie Brake

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Originally published in 1989. A local retired educator casually noted recently that the timber industry has been, and still is, the economic lifeblood of Winn Parish and the surrounding area. With this in mind, Staff Historians recall herewith a fact well
worth remembering by the older generation and certainly worth documenting for the younger persons of this Central and north Central Louisiana area.
 
 
Wed
08
Apr

Local girl takes silver medal in shooting competition

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On March 8, International Women’s Day, it was an American shotgun trio who turned the celebration into a mostly all- American affair for the fourth time during the 2015 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Series season
opener in Acapulco, Mexico. Among them, the Bayou State’s own Caitlin Connor.
 
 
Wed
08
Apr

Winnfield to be judged for “Cleanest City” on Friday

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The City of Winnfield will be judged for the cleanest city contest on Friday, April 10. The Louisiana Cleanest City judges will be escorted by Winnfield Mayor Kiah Beville around noon on Friday, where they will drive through the entrance of the city on
Highway 167, and will then move through Main Street, Maple Street, and stop at the schools and the Winn Parish Library.
 
 

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