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Winn Parish School Board holds Monday night meeting

The Winn Parish School Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday, November 1, 2021. All board members were present except Browning and Clingan. At the meeting were children representing Winnfield Middle School 4-H. They presented information on their activities and one student demonstrated the difference in turkey calls and sounds. Atlanta High School 4H offered a video presentation that included their participation in wood skills competition in Springhill.

Two resolutions were passed. The first being district reapportionment and also continued employment of special counsel.

Superintendent Simmons offered comments on the lifted ban on mask requirements within the schools but stressed that school bus transportation still required masks. He also reminded everyone of the Veterans Day programs that will be coming up soon.

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Nov

Vigil is Held to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

Vigil is Held to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

Pictured are: Jessica, Lynsie, Meredith, Mary, Anne, Renee, Sarah, Emily, Erica, Kim, Brita, Madison, Tina, Stacey.

Vigil is Held to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

Cranford Jordan Winn Parish Sheriff

Vigil is Held to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

George Moss City of Winnfield Mayor

DART (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) held their annual candle light vigil on November 2, 2021 at Winnfield 1 st Assembly of God. This event is held to honor and remember victims of domestic abuse within the seven parishes DART covers, with Winn being one of those parishes. Pastor Shaun Garner opened the event with prayer and shared a word about the need for programs such as DART within the community. The ladies from Teen Challenge were in attendance and several of the ladies shared their stories of domestic violence. Other guest speakers included Sheriff Cranford Jordan, Mayor George Moss, and Karla Wroten with KVCL Radio. Each shared information about DART services and how important it is to work together to combat this crisis. Also as part of the yearly program, a roll call was done with the names of victims in the seven parishes that have been killed by domestic violence and concluded with a candle lighting ceremony to honor their memory.

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10
Nov

Winnfield Masonic Lodge to host gumbo dinner

It’s gumbo weather again and the Winnfield Lodge is here to serve. Come out and join us on Dec. 3 , 2021, from 11am-1pm. We are located at 106 N Bevill. Tickets are $10 each dine in or take out. For more information please contact 542- 2370, 413-1415, or 413- 1185.

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10
Nov

Open House Will Bring Live Music

Winn Chamber of Commerce will be providing live music by David Procell and Mike Roberts, and the Comeback Kids with Lindsay Procell and Lewis Spikes on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 during the annual Christmas Open House here in Winnfield. They will be preforming next to Pea Patch so bring your lawn chairs or park and sit in your vehicle.

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10
Nov

Christmas Downtown Open House November 11 and 12

The following is a list of businesses that will be participating in the Christmas Open House:

Images by Donna located in Rhema Nutrition

Life’s Little Blessings

Vintage Belle Boutique

Barn Door Boutique

Uptown Studio

Carolyn’s Popin Sweet Treats

Pretty Baked

Scentsational Scents and Jennifer’s Gaudy Girls

Family Jewel Box

You Never Know Shop

La Political Museum Vendors

Nichols

Pea Patch

Located in Pea Patch will be the following vendors:

Mary Delilah’s

So Blessed

Monday’s Child

Crayon Princess

Rustique Farmhouse

Smith Land & Cattle

Unique Designs by Audrey

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10
Nov

Sheriff to sponsor luncheon for all veterans

Sheriff Cranford Jordan will be hosting a luncheon on Nov. 11, 2021 at 12:00pm for all veterans. This event will be held at the Huey Long campus of La Central Community College on US 167. Dr. Jerry Pipes will be the guest speaker.

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10
Nov

Winn Parish residents vote

Two hundred and five absentee ballots were cast in the first five days of absentee voting at the Winn Parish Registrar of Voters Office. Ninety-one of those were in person, according to Registrar of Voters Bryan E. Kelly.

Winn Parish voters will have no local issues on the Saturday, November 13 ballot but they’ll join the rest of the state in voting on four proposed amendments to the state constitution.

Absentee or Early voting concluded Saturday. However, due to early deadlines we have the voting total through the end of day on Thursday, November 4.

A recap of the first five days of absentee voting showed a total of 205 votes cast. There were 76 Democrats casting absentee votes, 101 Republicans and 28 listed as other party.

Female voters have outnumbered male voters. They were 119 females to cast early votes while 86 males voted early.

Wed
03
Nov

Dodson High School receives extra dollars to boost student achievement

Dodson High School is one of various schools throughout the state to receive additional Accelerating Schools funding.

Late last month, The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced a total of $5.4 million in accelerating schools dollars would be distributed to qualifying schools. The initiative distributes an additional $50,000 to $100,000 in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to the schools with the greatest decreases in student mastery performances and/or greatest increases in student unsatisfactory performance from 2019 to 2021 on Louisiana’s statewide assessment.

“It is critical that we provide additional resources to students in schools with the most significant two year declines” said State Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley in a news release. He continued, ”We must do everything within our control to recover student learning loss and accelerate these schools’ performances as quickly as we possibly can.

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03
Nov

Winn Parish School Board drops most face covering requirements

Following a review of Governor Edwards’ most recent COVID-19 order, the Winn Parish School Board no longer requires face coverings to be worn inside school buildings. The Winn Parish School Board’s policy on face coverings was that they be strongly encouraged to be worn, but not required. That policy was superseded by Governor Edwards’ original indoor mask mandate. Federal regulations require that face coverings be worn when using public transportation, therefore face coverings will still be required to be worn on school busses.

Winn Parish’s pandemic response guidelines may be found on the winnpsb.org homepage under the heading of “2021-2022 Return to School Plan” or directly at the following link.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/1372/winn_parish_return_to_school...

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Tigers record first shutout of year

Tigers record first shutout of year

Winnfield Senior High junior running back Micah Simmons (25) turns the corner on one of his carries last week against Lakeview. Simmons ended the night with 21 yards rushing and the final touchdown of the night in the Tigers 33-0 win over Lakeview. Also shown for rate Tigers are Dyllan Lawson (22) and Kadaryn Thomas (21). Also in the photo is Kaleb Womack (51). The Tigers will end their season at home against Jena Friday night.

The Winnfield Tigers recorded their third straight win and first shutout of the season when they defeated district foe Lakeview 33-0 on Friday night.

The Tigers scores came in every area of the game except special teams. They had three runs for touchdowns, one pass for a score and an interception for six points in front of their hometown fans at Stokes-Walker Stadium.

The Tigers broke out of a scoring slump the last three games; where they were averaging only nine point a game. However, their defense has held opponents to just nine points in the last three games.

Dyllan Lawson led the Tigers rushing attack with 68 yards and one touchdown from one yard out on nine lugs. Trey Starks was credited with 62 yards on just two carries. Jake Norsworthy had one run ford 40 yards.

Norsworthy and Malachi Jackson connected on a 14-yard pass to another Tiger touchdown.

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