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Wed
27
Oct

Calvin Basketball Ready for 2021­2022

Calvin Basketball Ready for 2021­2022
Calvin Basketball Ready for 2021­2022

The 2021-2022 Calvin High School basketball teams are ready to start the season. This year Calvin has a senior class consisting of two girls and five boys on the teams. Senior girls include Stormie Carpenter and Jayden Pullig, while the boys have Joseph Adams, Scout Anderson, Sidney Anderson, Wayne Curtis Huckaby and Dylan Kyle. Coaches include Stephen Turner head girls and Lauren Emmons assistant girls while David Huckaby is the head boys coach.

Wed
27
Oct

The Winn Parish

The Winn Parish

The Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office participated in the Drug Take Back, which happened last Thursday. This program let local residents like Jan Beville, pictured above, drop off old or expired prescriptions for destruction.

Wed
27
Oct

McDow Law Firm Holds Ribbon Cutting October 21

McDow Law Firm Holds Ribbon Cutting October 21

Pictured are 1 st row: Kristen Green, Kim Bruce, Ellen Russell, June Melton, Jonathan McDow, Lindsey Dunlop, Destiny Stroud and Katricia McDow; 2 nd row: Lionell Johnson, Carolyn Phillips, Wynona Harrel, Cash Melville, Karen Tyler, Johnny Wooten, Keith Gates and Jesse Brewer.

Wed
20
Oct

Prevention and assistance tips as health care fraud grows nationwide

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By Amanda McElfresh

When Jimmy Davis presented his Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana card at a health care facility ahead of a medical procedure, he was stunned at the response. Unbeknownst to him, he no longer had Blue Cross coverage.

Wed
20
Oct

Winn Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest Winners

Winn Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest Winners
Winn Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest Winners
Winn Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest Winners

1st Place - Sunshine Cleaners

2nd Place - Uptown Studio

3rd Place - Winnfield Animal Clinic

Wed
20
Oct

Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success

Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success
Sikes Wolf Creek Festival a success

A great weekend was had by all who attended the Sikes Wolf Creek Festival. Lots of vendors, great food and music and best of all, folks from all around came out to enjoy the festivities.

It all started Friday night with a delicious fish fry. The band Borderline, entertained with music and was enjoyed by all.

Saturday morning kicked off with a parade. From then on, people just kept coming to take part enjoying the day and what a beautiful day it was! The weather was perfect!

The Sundown band performed at 11 a.m. with Hunter Courville bring Zydeco music at 7 p.m.

Be sure to check out the Sikes Wolf Creek Festival and Guild page on Facebook.

Wed
20
Oct

Drug Take Back happening Thursday

The Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office will participate Thursday in a nationwide program that lets local residents drop off old or expired prescriptions and unused over the counter medications for destruction.

Known as “National Drug Take Back Day”, the event will be held on Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office between the hours of 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

It’s a no questions asked program that allows individuals to submit for disposal pharmaceutical controlled dangerous substances, other medications and vaping devices to law enforce ment officers.

The turn in location will be at the Winn Parish Courthouse outside of the Sheriff ’s Office.

Dr. Mark Shelton, a local physician, said it was while doing some research on hospice care that he came across information on procedures for medical disposal. It was there he found out about the DEA Take Back Day and how it could impact the community.

Wed
13
Oct

Kiwanis Annual Fruit Sale

The annual Kiwanis fruit sale is going on now. This is our main fundraiser for the projects that we do for the children of our community and the world. The deadline for placing orders is November 15 th which is earlier than usual. Please contact a Kiwanian and order your fruit for Christmas. Available fruit includes apples, oranges, grapefruit, pears, clementines, citrus basket, and mixed four pack. Also available is cheese, avocados, and a wooden gift box including summer sausage and cheese.

Thank you for the support you provide for the Kiwanis club with our fundraisers. We appreciate it.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

Wed
13
Oct

Flu Vaccines Available At Health Unit

The Winn Parish Health Unit is participating in a statewide campaign “Roll Up Your Sleeve Louisiana.”

Through the Louisiana Department of Health, the local health unit is offering free vaccine clinics to area residents. Even if you don’t have insurance, there is no charge for the flu vaccine. If you do have private insurance, please bring those cards, you’re insurance will be billed.

The event is open to the public, walk-ups are welcome and participants are encouraged to wear short-sleeves or loose fitting sleeves.

It will be held on Tuesday, October 26 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Winn Parish Health Unit, 301 W. Main St., Suite 101 in Winnfield. There will also be a Drive-Thru flu vaccine next to the Farmer’s Market.

Wed
13
Oct

Pilot Club of Winnfield proudly presents the 2021 Winn Parish Fair Queens

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(From L to R) Front row: Toddler Miss Hayslee Mathis, daughter of Skylar and Colin Mathis, Little Miss Ava Meadows, daughter of Haley McClain and Cole Meadows, Petite Miss McKenna Box, daughter of Beth Box, Deb Miss Asytyn Cavazos, daughter of Dusty and Victoria Cavazos. Top row: Teen Miss Madelyn Cotton, daughter of Tommy and Christie Cotton, Baby Miss Audie McCartney, daughter of Cole and Holly McCartney, Miss Winn Parish Fair Queen Natalie Callender, daughter of Houston and Amber Callender, and Princess Miss Sienna Box, grand daughter of James and Sheila Box.

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