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Wed
27
May

CHS Senior Parade

The senior class of Calvin High School had a parade in Calvin on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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Wed
27
May

CHS Reunion Canceled

The annual reunion of the Calvin High School Alumni Association, traditionally held on the first Saturday of June

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Wed
27
May

Loggers Bill Blocked from Advancing to Regular Session

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Pictures from the first “Day of Louisiana Logging” in Winnfield on February 12, 2020. Seven Louisiana senators and seven representatives, the chief of staff for Congressman Abraham, former Congressman Rodney Alexander, local Police Jurors, Winnfield city councilmembers, and Louisiana loggers attended the meeting to build relationships and present information concerning a day in the life of a Louisiana logger.

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Pictured right: Toni McAllister and Josh McAllister addressing guests at the “Day of Louisiana Logging” in February.

The logging industry, a leading industry crucial to Winn Parish, has been facing unprecedented obstacles.

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Wed
20
May

Winn Parish Library Announces Limited Opening

The Winn Parish Library branches are pleased to announce that they will begin a limited opening schedule effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Winnfield, Atlanta, Calvin, Dodson, and Sikes locations. The library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. In an effort to ensure the health of our patrons and staff, we ask that certain guidelines are followed:

• Staff and patrons will be required to wear masks at all times. Patrons will be issued a mask if they do not have one.

• Computers will be cleaned every hour, on the hour. Computer time will be limited to the remaining portion of the hour. Patrons requiring the full hour on the computer should arrive at the top of the hour. Headphones will not be available. Barriers will be installed between computers.

Wed
20
May

Fee for Winnfield Residents Without 911 Signs

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Turn to pages 3 and 11 to see pictures from the parade put together by first responders and loved ones for Winn Parish nursing home residents! (Photographs taken at Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.)

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Posted 911 addresses can save lives. In an emergency, seconds can make a lifesaving difference. The City of Winnfield would like to encourage all city residents to have a valid 911 address posted on the property. The number shall be displayed in a location visible from the road to which the number is assigned.

Wed
20
May

Majority of Active Cases in WCC

As of Sunday, May 17, 2020, Sheriff Cranford Jordan stated that Winn Parish had a total of 43 active cases and 44 recovered. Added with the original two deaths Winn Parish suffered early during the outbreak, Winn Parish total cases have reached 89. New light, however, was shed on the primary location of the slow spread as Sheriff Jordan clarified that 29 of the 43 active cases came from Winn Correctional Center.

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Wed
20
May

City Council: Electricity Not Free or Forgiven

Electricity bills, Census forms, and blighted property were among the topics addressed at the Winnfield City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 12.

Wed
13
May

Montgomery High School Alumni Banquet Reset

The Montgomery High School Alumni Banquet scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 will need to be rescheduled for a later date, or may have to be canceled regrettable.

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Wed
13
May

Whisonant Honored As Louisiana’s Top High School Youth Volunteer

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Caroline Whisonant (PRNewsfoto/Prudential Financial, Inc.)

Caroline Whisonant of Winnfield Senior High School was one of two recognized for outstanding volunteer service during the 25th annual, and firstever virtual, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards national recognition celebration. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), named Caroline Louisiana’s top high school youth volunteer in February.

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Wed
13
May

Poisso Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

Poisso Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

Adam Poisso, photo courtesy of Facebook.

Shortly before 5:15 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on I-20 just east Choudrant. The crash claimed the life of a man from Tallulah, LA.

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