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Wed
03
Jun

Summer Reading Program Canceled

The Winn Parish Library and branches would like to thank all who participate in our annual summer reading programs. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have decided not to have our summer reading program this year.

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Wed
03
Jun

Summer Feeding Program

The Winn Parish meal delivery program for students via Healthy School Food Collaborative ended Sunday, May 31, 2020.

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Wed
03
Jun

Annual D.A.R.E. Fair Set

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office will host the 11 th annual D.A.R.E. Fair at the Huey P. Long branch of the Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Everyone is invited.

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Wed
03
Jun

Winn Sees 81 Recoveries as June Begins

According to the report from Sheriff Cranford Jordan on Monday, June 1, 2020, Winn Parish is currently housing 86 active cases of COVID-19, 61 of which reside in Winn Correctional Center. In Winn Parish, 84 of the total 172 cases have already recovered. At WCC, 55 of the total 116 cases have recovered.

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Wed
03
Jun

Community Contributions Make Tribute Possible for Senior Class of 2020

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Atlanta High School senior signs. See story on page 1.

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Dodson High School senior signs. See story on page 1.

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Above and below: Calvin High School senior signs. See story on page 1.

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Several members and organizations of the Winn Parish community collaborated and donated funds to honor the graduating class of 2020. Senior signs were placed outside of Atlanta High School, Calvin High School, Dodson High School, and Winnfield Senior High School (pictured right).

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Wed
03
Jun

School Board “In Limbo” While Waiting

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Pictured above and top right: Members of the Winn Parish School Board social distance and use face masks at the May 26 meeting in the auditorium of Winnfield Senior High School.

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At the May 26 meeting of the Winn Parish School Board, Superintendent Steve Bartlett opened by commenting on the current state of things: “There’s nothing that we can compare this to because this has never happened before.” Mr. Bartlett explained that since education was not mentioned in Governor Edwards’ latest order, WPSB is “in limbo” while awaiting the next announcement on Monday, June 1. Mr. Bartlett reviewed that Winn Parish teachers, principals, assistant principals, and supervisors were all working diligently to try to continue educating students. WPSB pedagogical practices involved paper packets, digital instruction, and weekly contact between teachers and students.

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Wed
27
May

Trista Tyler Memorial Awards $6,000 in Scholarships

The Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship awarded $6,000 to Winn Parish Seniors that met the criteria for 2020. General requirements for this $500 scholarship are achieving an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better, earning an ACT score of 20 or above, being a member of a school athletic team for at least two years including senior year, remaining active in at least two clubs or school organizations, having a good attendance record with no major disciplinary action, displaying good character and a pleasant personality, and exhibiting dedication.

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Wed
27
May

LDWF Schedules Drawdown for Saline Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in conjunction with the Saline Lake Commission has scheduled a drawdown of Saline Lake (Natchitoches and Winn Parishes) for giant salvinia control, organic reduction, and fish habitat improvement. The drawdown is designed to reduce the further expansion of salvinia as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth.

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Wed
27
May

Parish Millage Rates Established

At the meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury on Monday, May 18, 2020, the Ad Valorem millage rates were approved as follows:

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Wed
27
May

Dixie Youth Season Canceled

The 2020 season of Winn Parish Dixie Youth ball has officially been canceled. Refunds will be issued in original form of payment if possible.

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