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Wed
17
Jun

Utility Bill Assistance Announced at City Council Meeting June 9

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City Council discussing the agenda on June 9

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Winnfield City Council on Tuesday, June 9, approval of a grant was announced, an opportunity for help with bills payments was shared and the public hearing for the 2020-2021 budget was set.

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Wed
17
Jun

Price Becomes Fourth Generation LFDA President

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From left Waylon Bryan Price was installed as President of the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association by his father Jerry M. Price on June 2.

Waylon Bryan Price was elected President of the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association (LFDA) by his colleagues from across the state at their annual general session on June 2. Price, a licensed funeral director at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield, is a native of Winnfield and a graduate of Winnfield Senior High School. Being 4th generation funeral director, he follows in the footsteps of three generations of his family in funeral service.

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Wed
10
Jun

D.A.R.E. Fair Winners

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Pictured left to right: Sheriff Cranford Jordan beside winners Ja’Seona Sapp and Kale Ferriss at the 2020 D.A.R.E. Fair.

Congratulations to the following two students from Winnfield Middle School who each won a bicycle at the 2020 D.A.R.E. Fair on Saturday, June 6, in the parking lot of the Huey P. Long branch of the Central Louisiana Technical Community College: 10-year-old Ja’Seona Sapp and 10-year-old Kale Ferriss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

Atlanta Alumni Mtg Cancelled

The June 13, 2020 meeting of the Atlanta Alumni has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Any members still interested in making In Memory Of donations or dues contact Missy Sorter at (318) 229-7235.

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

WPSO Deputies Graduate Academy

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Pictured left to right: Deputies Jessica McDaniel, Alec Edwards, and John Walker being sworn in.

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Pictured left to right: Alec Edwards, Sheriff Jordan, Jessica McDaniel, and John Walker.

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, three Winn Parish deputies graduated from the North Delta Police Training Academy: Alec Edwards, Jessica McDaniel, and John Walker. Their families were unable to attend the ceremony because of COVID-19 restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

Kisatchie Recreation Sites Updates for Winn and Natchitoches

The Kisatchie National Forest welcomes guests as they return to enjoy the great outdoors. Please note that some restroom facilities remain shutdown. Also, some sites charge a small usage fee; call ahead to find out if this fee is applicable to each specific location. In addition, reservations are not required for campgrounds; they are first come, first served – except for Beaver Dam Campground on the Caney Ranger District. Lastly, motorized trail status changes with weather conditions. Please call the OHV Trail Status Hotline for updates at (866) 830-6467. The Winn Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest announces the following reopenings and closures, effective June 5, 2020:

Shut Down:

• Cloud Crossing Campground – no date yet on reopening

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Winnfield Utility Cutoff

The City of Winnfield reminds Winnfield residents that the utility bill cutoff is June 26, 2020. The last day to pay the user’s bill in full will be June 25 by 4:30 p.m. (in office payment). Residents with relevant questions may call (318) 628-4452.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

COVID Numbers Steadily Decline

According to updated statistics provided by Sheriff Cranford Jordan and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website, COVID-19 cases in Winn Parish are continually moving in a good direction.

Between Tuesday, June 2, and Sunday, June 7, active cases decreased from 75 to 70. During that time, recoveries increased from 102 to 115. Winn Parish hasn’t seen any deaths from the novel coronavirus since the passing of two residents from Winnfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in early April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

Winn Parish Industrial Board Induction

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Jason Tarver being sworn into the WPIB.

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Robin Cummings (left) and Joe Evans (right) being sworn into the WPIB.

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Pictured center: Bates, Tarver, Cummings, Evans, and McAllister.

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Winn Parish Industrial Board swore in new members, elected leaders, and brainstormed possible future opportunities for Winn Parish.

The Winn Parish Industrial Board is a board of commissioners representing the Winn Parish Economic Development District, which was established to promote and encourage the development of economic and industrial opportunities, stimulate the economy through renewed commerce and industry, and utilize and develop natural and human resources of the area by providing job opportunities.

Wed
03
Jun

Free COVID Testing to Come to Winn

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Winn Parish School Board observed social distancing guidelines at the May 26 meeting, as pictured above. Story begins on page 1, ends below.

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Above: Members of the Winn Parish community place senior portraits in front of Winn Parish schools to honor graduating seniors. See page 1 for the story.

Louisiana Office of Public Health enables Region 6 Mobile Testing Program.

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