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Wed
30
Mar

WPPJ Holds Monthly Meeting

The monthly regular meeting of the WPPJ opened with adoption of the agenda as well as adoption of the minutes from both the Feb 22, 2022 regular meeting and the March 7, 2022 regular meeting.

Parish Road Superintendent, Mr. Perry Holmes informed the committee and audience that sand bags were being furnished for Winn Parish citizens with prospective rainfall expected. He went on to give an update of the Infrastructure bill. The state sent information of 3 bridges that qualify for the program and an opportunity to add bridges to the list.

Grass cutting season is just around the corner and equipment is being serviced to prepare for that. Also, Grating is being done but there have been delays due to the rain. The plus side of the rain delay is the work that is being able to be done on fixing signs in the parish.

Wed
30
Mar

Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony

Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony
Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony
Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony
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Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony
Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony
Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony
Winn Parish Dixie Youth Holds Opening Day Ceremony

It was a day of excitement for parents and children in Winn Parish. The beautiful weather added to the perfect day for the opening ceremony of Dixie Youth, which was held at the Winnfield Recreation Center. Lynn Bankston opened with a word of prayer followed by the national anthem. The season was dedicated in memory of sweet Emmy Bostick. Wishing all of the kids a great season.

Wed
30
Mar

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

On March 20,2022, during an afternoon fishing outing near Che Che Dam, Winn Parish resident, Robert Norris, noticed this vehicle showing up on his boat equipment in about 15 feet of water. Robert called our office and Sheriff Jordan requested the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff ’s Office Dive Team who responded and assisted Pardue’s Wrecker Service in recovering the vehicle.

WPSO investigators located a VIN and Sheriff Jordan was able to determine that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Grant Parish on March 11, 2003. Sheriff Jordan notified Sheriff McCain of Grant Parish of the discovery.

Wed
23
Mar

Wayne Curtis Huckaby and Joseph Adams Honored

Wayne Curtis Huckaby and Joseph Adams Honored

The awards for the 2021-2022 Calvin Cougar basketball team are starting to roll in. Wayne Curtis Huckaby was selected as an LHSAA all-star for the West squad. He played in the all-star game held on Saturday, March 19th at Louisiana College in Pineville. At halftime of the game, Joseph Adams received a trophy of recognition as being named to the LHSBCA all-state second team. This team recognizes the top ten players of all classifications in the state of Louisiana. Congratulations to these deserving Cougars, they make our community proud!!

Wed
23
Mar

Winnfield Voters to elect City leaders on Saturday

Winnfield Voters to elect City leaders on Saturday

Winnfield voters will head to the polls on Saturday to elect a mayor and five members of the city council. A total of 18 local residents have qualified for the six positions of leadership for the City of Winnfield.

The only elected city position not on the ballot is that of Police Chief. Current Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter did not draw any opposition in his re-election bid during the qualifying period at the end of January.

A total of 541 absentee votes were cast during the early voting period that ended last Saturday.

Of the six races on the ballot, two will definitely be determined on Saturday. Those races are in Districts Three and Four. Only two candidates qualified in each of those districts.

In District Three: the candidates are Chiquita Caldwell and Sarah Junkin. The two candidates for the District Four seat are Matt Miller and Ashley Rhymes.

On the ballot for Mayor are Gerald “Scooter” Hamms, Timothy Hudgins and George Moss.

Wed
23
Mar

Winnfield Homicide

Winnfield Police Officers responded to a stabbing on North St John Street on March 16 at approximately 11:00 pm . Upon arrival they learned that a Winnfield man, Thomas K. Spillers, Jr, age 39, had been stabbed by another male suspect. Efforts to revive Spillers were unsuccessful. With the assistance of the Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office, the investigation resulted in the arrest of Jimmy Keen, age 51, currently living at the N. St John Street address. Keen has been charged with 2 nd Degree Murder and is currently held at the Winn Parish Detention Center. Bond has not been set.

Wed
23
Mar

Winn Retired Teacher Association Memorialize Four Members Who Passed

Winn Retired Teacher Association Memorialize Four Members Who Passed
Winn Retired Teacher Association Memorialize Four Members Who Passed
Winn Retired Teacher Association Memorialize Four Members Who Passed
Winn Retired Teacher Association Memorialize Four Members Who Passed

The Winn Retired Teachers Association met on March 15,2022 and continued to honor and remember those members who passed during the COVID pandemic. There were over 45 people present including family of those who were to be memorialized. WRTA President, Mr. Tommy Bankston, introduced each family member and then continued the meeting with the business being taken care of before fellowship and food.

Wed
23
Mar

Sheriff Cranford Jordan Announces Recent Arrests

Sheriff Cranford Jordan Announces Recent Arrests

Ronald D Guin, 43 1400 Center St Winnfield, La 71483 (Father) Katelyn E Brodine, 23 1400 Center St Winnfield, LA 71483 (Mother) Johnnie M Miles, 52 129 Long Rd Calvin, La 71410 Stephanie L Sims, 37 410 Front St Calvin, LA 71410

On March 4, 2022, Winn Parish deputies were called to the emergency room of the Winn Parish Medical Center for possible child abuse.

Patrol Deputies and Detectives began a combined investigation, which led to four Winn Parish residents, to include the father and mother of the child, to be arrested after warrants were obtained. The child was placed in the care of LA Department of Child Protective Services.

All four arrested persons were charged with:

Failure to seek assistance

Cruelty to a juvenile

Brodine, Miles, and Sims were taken into custody on March 15. Guin was taken into custody on March 16.

Bond was set at $7,500 and all are currently housed at the Winn Parish Detention Center.

Wed
16
Mar

Early Voting

Early Voting for the Spring Municipal Primary Election will be held in the Registrar of Voters office in the Winn Parish Courthouse Saturday, March 12 through Saturday, March 19 (closed Sunday, March 13) from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM. Enter through the Main Street entrance. The election will be Saturday, March 26. See sample ballot on page 4.

Wed
16
Mar

Mrs. Page’s class

Mrs. Page’s class

Mrs. Page’s class was very excited to participate in a Mardi Gras float contest. Congratulations to Asia Thomas – 1 st place, Akira McFarland – 2 nd place, and Jada Guin – 3 rd grade.

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