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Wed
23
Jun

Dodson Police Chief honored in Baton Rouge

Dodson Police Chief honored in Baton Rouge

Dodson Police Chief Daniel Hagan with his 2021 Heart of Law Award

Dodson Police Chief Daniel Hagan was one of the recipients of the 2021 Heart of Law Enforcement Wards in Baton Rouge on June 15.

Seven other law enforcement officers from Louisiana, from Ascension, Calcasieu, Greenwood, Jefferson, Ouachita, Slidell and Zachary Parish, joined Hagan in the award ceremony.

In 2019, Hagan found a teenage boy who was homeless at two in the morning, and brought him home and fed him. He let the boy stay with him until he contacted his aunt, and Hagan said the aunt was more than happy to bring him in.

 

 

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Wed
23
Jun

Al Simmons elected as new Winn Parish superintendent

Al Simmons elected as new Winn Parish superintendent

Al Simmons and his mother and father Mickey and Nina Simmons

Al Simmons elected as new Winn Parish superintendent

Al Simmons and Todd Martin

The Winn Parish School board elected Al Simmons as the new superintendent of the parish, who takes over the role after Steve Bartlett’s retirement after 21 years of service.

The meeting lasted nearly 5 hours as the school board interviewed two candidates for the vacted role, the other candidate being Jonathan Garrett of Rapides.

Attoreny Jon Guice was in attendance to make sure the interviewing process was held at legal standards for the state and gave his reccomendation on how the interviewing process should go.

Wed
16
Jun

Governor Edwards kills bill to help fix roads in Winn Parish

Governor John Bel Edwards killed a handful of projects, including a bill that’d bring $1 million for roads in Winn Parish.

Edwards has the extraordinary power of the line-item veto, allowing him to pick-and-choose what to ditch without rejecting an entire bill. The Legislature could decide to override his vetoes in their final day in session, but that would require a two-thirds majority of both chambers.

The Democratic governor nixed nearly $1.8 million in local projects. That included a $400,000 appropriation for a utility substation in Erath, home of Rep. Blake Miguez, the House Republican majority leader. Edwards earlier this week vetoed legislation from Miguez that would have forbidden private contributions from defraying election costs.

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Wed
16
Jun

St. Maurice looking for donations to keep its community cool

St. Maurice looking for donations to keep its community cool

From left Pastor Brian Smalls and Monica Evans who have started accepting donations of fans for their St. Maurice community

St. Maurice looking for donations to keep its community cool

Jahi Kass of Winnfield donating fans to St. Maurice

St. Maurice looks to be prepared going into summer with the community resource center hosting a fan drive to help the elderly or those without central air conditioning units stay cool in the heat.

“It’s gonna be a hot summer,” Pastor Brian Small said, who volunteers at the local community center. “We want to make sure with this hot summer coming up that those that don’t have a way can keep cool.”

The community center has looked for ways to help its community, and last summer was essential by passing out food and water after St. Maurice was devastated by Hurricane Laura and without electricity for weeks.

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Wed
16
Jun

Winnfield students denied chance to wear graduation stole

Five students at Winnfield Senior High School that have enlisted into the Louisiana National Guard were barred from wearing military stoles

Maj. John Carmouché Jr., Louisiana National Guard Company Commander said, “the stoles signify their commitment to the National Guard after they’ve raised their right hand so that others in the community can see that and share in their achievement.”

Griffin said she “made a rapid decision” not to allow it just moments prior to graduation on May 21 st , in a statement to KNOE. Griffin said the decision is “in no way indicative of a lack of respect” for the students’ future military service.

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Wed
16
Jun

Winn Parish FFA members big success at State FFA Convention

Winn Parish FFA members big success at State FFA Convention

Results of Winnfield’s productive day at State Championships on June 7 with five state banners and two state championships Results were 1st- Annie Heard, Prepared Public Speaking. 1st- Parker Carlino, Geaux Teach Ag, 2nd- Peyton Little, Employment Skills, 3rd- Parliamentary Procedure (Annie Heard, Allison Phelps, Lauren Poole, Micah Simmons, Joy So, and John Spikes), 4th- Lauren Poole, Prepared Public Speaking 5th- Conduct of Chapter (Olivia Busha, Joey Carrithers, Mackenzie Green, Tessa Haynes, Bailey Lenard, Eli Little, and Alyssa VanBlaricum)

Winn Parish FFA members big success at State FFA Convention

Dodson High School took 1st Place Team in FFA Food Science and Technology CDE: From left Hunter Vines, Trenten Howard, Kimberly Harris and Noah Freeman

Winn Parish FFA members big success at State FFA Convention

Dodson High School FFA took 2nd Place in FFA Food Science and Technology. From left Kyle Brown, Anna Worthington, Madison Harris, BJ King

Winn Parish FFA members big success at State FFA Convention

From left Sadie Beaubouef and Caleb Barton of Dodson High School took home first place state champions in their proficiency of sheep production and turg grass management respectively. These awards are based on each student's supervised agricultural experience program

Winn Parish FFA members big success at State FFA Convention

Three members of Dodson FFA were awarded the state FFA degree. Less than 2 percent of Louisiana FFA members are awarded this degree annually. L to R: Sadie Beaubouef, Catherine Martin, and Kimberly Harris.

Members from the Winnfield and Dodson FFA chapter attended the 92nd State FFA Convention in Alexandria, LA June 7th-10th. This assembly offers students the opportunity to participate in Career Development Events (CDE) that allows students to test their knowledge and skills in a competitive manner.

The Winnfield High School FFA Chapter brought home 5 CDE/LDE Top 4 finishes, 4 Proficiency Top 4s, 3 State Titles, Scholarship Recipients, 8 State Degrees, 5 Margaret Mayeux Blue Jacket Award Winners, and the chapter being recognized with the Area II CDE/LDE Sweepstakes Award and the 4th best overall chapter in the state according to the National Chapter Award.

In addition to these accomplishments, Parker Carlino and Peyton Little were officially installed as the Louisiana State FFA Sentinel and President respectively.

Wed
09
Jun

Greggory Davies reappointed to state commission

Greggory Davies reappointed

Greggory Davies was reappointed to a state law enforcement commission on June 4

Greggory Davies of Winnfield was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice after serving on the commission for eight years under Governor Kathleen Blanco and four years under Governor Bel Edwards.

“It’s an honor to serve the state and to know you have the confidence of the governor,” Davies said.

The Mission of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement is to improve the operations of the criminal justice and juvenile justice system and promote public safety by providing progressive leadership and coordination within the criminal justice community.

Wed
09
Jun

Winnfield FFA Chapter announces 2021­2022 Executive Comittee

Winnfield FFA Chapter announces 20212022 Executive Comittee

From left Bailey Lenard, Tessa Haynes, Alyssa VanBlaricum, Peyton Little, Gracelyn Chevallier, Joy So, John Spikes, Olivia Busha, Parker Sonnier, Lauren Poole, Karlie Garner, Chloe Whisonant, Erin Townsend, and Annie Heard.

The Winnfield FFA Chapter is proud to announce our 2021- 2022 Executive Committee:

Chapter Officer Team:

President- Annie Heard

Vice President- Lauren Poole

Second Vice President- Tessa Haynes

Secretary- Parker Sonnier

 

 

 

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Wed
09
Jun

Two Winnfield FFA Chapter members named to state officer positions

Two Winnfield FFA Chapter members named to state officer positions
Two Winnfield FFA Chapter members named to state officer positions

From left Peyton Little and Parker Carlino were both named state officers in FFA

On June 1 Peyton Little and Parker Carlino were both announced as the 2021-2022 LA FFA State President and LA FFA State Sentinel respectively.

The two had completed their application on May 30, and the Nominating Committee officially turned their recommendation for the two to be state officers on May 31.

The Louisiana FFA State Officer team consists of ten elected FFA members who serve as student leaders and advocates for agriculture and agricultural education.

The Louisiana FFA Association is composed of 11,300 student members from 204 FFA chapters in 51 parishes.

In addition to Little’s role as LA FFA State President he will serve as a student advisor at home in the Winnfield FFA Chapter.

More information about the Louisiana FFA Association is available online at www.laffa.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

 

Wed
02
Jun

NSU Winn Parish graduates for the Spring semester

Six Winnfield natives graduated this Spring from Northwestern State University this Spring semester.

They are:

Ryan Foster, Associate of General Studies;

 

 

 

 

 

 

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