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Wed
27
Jul

Students Attend Leadership Training

Students Attend Leadership Training
Students Attend Leadership Training
Students Attend Leadership Training

A group of students for the Winn Parish 4-H attended the 4-H Teen Leadership Training at NSU on July 20. Several members presented at the training and some participated in the hands on activities.

The Atlanta branch of the Winn Parish Library recently held a Wood Mason Jar Craft event that was open to the public.

Alex Adams and Kaleb Womack of WSHS won the state championship in their weight category for the WSHS Powerlifting Team.

Wed
20
Jul

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Launch’s New 9­8­8 Number

*9-8-8 is a new easy to remember 3 digital dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). *The phone number for NSPL has been 1-800-273-TALK. While this 10- digit number will continue working, the new 3-digit dialing code of 9-8-8 will be active in Louisiana beginning July 16, 2022. *By dialing 9-8-8 you will be routed to a local contact center and connected with a live specialist trained in emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention. These contact centers are approved by the national network of Lifeline centers and accredited to provide telephonic suicide prevention work. *By dialing 9-8-8 you can also receive referrals to local behavioral health agencies/facilities. *Your call is routed to your local center based upon the area code of the phone you are dialing from. **In Louisiana area codes 504, 225, and 985 will be routed to VIA LINK. **In Louisiana area codes 318 and 337 will be routed to LACG.

Wed
20
Jul

Fall Baseball Tryouts To Be Held

Boys Coach Pitch ages 7-8 tryouts will be held on July 26 from 6:30pm-7: 30pm at the Grove Street Recreation Department, Field 3. Children cannot turn 9 years old before May 1, 2023. There will be weekly games in Natchitoches and the season will begin the first week of September.

Wed
20
Jul

Winnfield Middle School Beta Competes at Nationals

Winnfield Middle School Beta Competes at Nationals
Winnfield Middle School Beta Competes at Nationals
Winnfield Middle School Beta Competes at Nationals

Students from Winnfield Middle School have once again competed at the National level for the Junior Beta Convention. This year made nine appearances for the school in the past ten years. Their hard work, dedication, and tradition are to be commended. This year, thanks to top five finishes at the State Convention, the following individuals/ groups participated in both in-person and virtual competitions in June.

Virtually, our Elementary (5th grade) Quiz Bowl team took a test after placing second at State and placed tenth at Nationals. The team of Zachary Kelley, Natalie Parker, Kenneth Richard, and Carson Thompson should be very proud of their hard work and accomplishment of this place.

Wed
20
Jul

Winn Parish Library Accepting Applications

The Winn Parish Library is accepting applications for Library Director. Please contact Mona Bamburg at 318-628-4478 or mbamburg@state.lib.la.us for additional information and application package.

Wed
20
Jul

2nd Annual “Sip And Shop” Successful For Local Businesses

2nd Annual “Sip And Shop” Successful For Local Businesses
2nd Annual “Sip And Shop” Successful For Local Businesses
2nd Annual “Sip And Shop” Successful For Local Businesses

Local businesses participated in the second annual Sip and Shop on Friday, July 15. Stores stayed open after hours (5pm-9pm), offered refreshments, and greeted customers as they came by to shop. The local businesses that participated this year were Vintage Belles Boutique, Scentsational Scents, The Social Coffee House, Geaux 318 Entergy & Nutrition, The Mix Up, Pink Petal & Co Flower Truck & Events, Pretty Baked, Barn Door Boutique, and Pea Patch Art Gallery & Cafe

Wed
20
Jul

WPD Apologizes to Local Woman for Citation

WPD Apologizes to Local Woman for Citation

Article originates from Shreveport Times, July 13 by Meredith G. White

Winnfield, Louisiana woman Casey LaCaze-Lachney received an indecent exposure citation while attending a festival downtown and took to TikTok to complain. LaCaze-Lachney and her attorney Randall T. Hayes met with the Winnfield Chief of Police on Tuesday, July 12.

Hayes and LaCaze-Lachney met with Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter and Winnfield City Attorney Herman Castete on Tuesday. Hayes said both Carpenter and Castete acknowledged that LaCaze-Lachney did not violate the city’s indecent exposure ordinance.

“Mr. Castete said that he will have the citation officially dismissed,” said Hayes. “Both men told us that there is no body camera video of the incident. According to Chief Carpenter the officers all failed to turn on their cameras.”

Wed
13
Jul

Winnfield First Baptist Hosts July 4th Event

Winnfield First Baptist Hosts July 4th Event
Winnfield First Baptist Hosts July 4th Event
Winnfield First Baptist Hosts July 4th Event
Winnfield First Baptist Hosts July 4th Event

Winnfield First Baptist Hosts July 4th Event

Wed
13
Jul

Assessor Announces Home Value Freeze Program

State Law allows certain home owners to freeze the assessed value of their home. This could result in significant future tax savings for the home owner.

You may qualify for the Home Value Freeze program if you are totally disabled, a partially disabled veteran, or 65 plus years of age. You must also currently claim homestead exemption and our adjusted gross income does not exceed $100,000.00.

For more information please contact the Winn Parish Assessor’s Office at 318-628-3267.

Wed
13
Jul

AHS Students Present at Monthly WPSB Meeting

AHS Students Present at Monthly WPSB Meeting
AHS Students Present at Monthly WPSB Meeting

Students from Atlanta High School were present for the monthly meeting of the WPSB. Several lower elementary students spoke about how they spent their time at summer school, including harvesting a garden. Principal Wendy Miller was in attendance and shared updates about other activities that students participated in during the summer session. Grade recovery, remediation, and enrichment kept students engaged and eager to spend the weeks of their summer with their teachers and administrator. The students also participated in structured game playing, crafts, trivia, story time, and guest performers sponsored by Winn Parish Library.

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