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Wed
16
Mar

Atlanta High School Competes in AG’s Louisiana LifeSmarts Competition

Atlanta High School Competes in AG’s Louisiana LifeSmarts Competition

Students from AHS participated in the 10 th Annual Louisiana Life Smarts Competition in Baton Rouge on March 11. The statewide consumer education competition hosted by Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office tests teens in grades 9-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technolo gy, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

“Congratulations to the Bulldogs of Atlanta for their impressive display of knowledge on such important issues as banking, energy, fraud, nutrition, privacy, and security. The LifeSmarts competition is meant to prepare students to enter the real world as educated and informed young adults. These fabulous students represented Winn Parish and our entire State very well; and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.” – AG Jeff Landry

Wed
16
Mar

BOM Bank

BOM Bank

BOM Bank is a sponsor of the Dodson High School softball program. Pictured left to right: BOM’s Kira Yeates and Carrie Hough, Dodson Head Softball Coach Krystin Bruno, Assistant Coach Brittenee Underwood, and BOM’s Jarrod Abraham.

Wed
16
Mar

Kiwanis Scholarship Meal

The annual Kiwanis Scholarship meal will be held Monday, April 4, 2022 at the Winn Farmers Market on Main Street. The menu will consist of Boston Butt steak, potato salad, green beans, bread and dessert. It is take out only and pickup is 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Delivery is available for large orders. Tickets are $10 each and available from any Kiwanis member.

This scholarship meal funds our scholarships for high school seniors in the schools of Winn Parish which includes Atlanta, Calvin, Dodson and Winnfield Senior High School. This year we will also give a scholarship to the Central Louisiana Technical College. We appreciate all the support we get from the community with our projects that help the children of our community.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

Wed
16
Mar

Chairman of Recreation Board Speaks to Rotary

Chairman of Recreation Board Speaks to Rotary

So many great things are happening in Winnfield for the children of the community including updating of all of the playgrounds within the city. Shannan Chevallier, Chairman of the Recreation Board spoke to Rotarians at the March 9 meeting and gave updates on projects going on. Through a $300,000.00 grant from the Rapides Foundation, there have been many repairs done to parks and recreation. The City of Winnfield, LSU Ag Center, Winn Parish Police Jury, and the CDC have all been active in the projects and have each helped financially. There were several forums held during the process allowing citizens to give their input and feedback.

No park in Winnfield had been updated in 50 years. Former Mayor, Kiah Beville began the process during his term and it has gone forward with the help of the board and grants received. Mrs. Chevallier shared slides of each park and the improvements made. Functional equipment was needed for all of the parks.

Wed
09
Mar

Mayor of Atlanta

Mayor of Atlanta
Mayor of Atlanta

Mayor of Atlanta, Mrs. Janet Finklea is pictured with Mr. Gregg Davies as well as Mrs. Susan McLaren who is a representative of Atlanta Methodist Church.

Wed
09
Mar

Calvin Advances to State Semi Finals

Calvin Advances to State Semi Finals
Calvin Advances to State Semi Finals

The Calvin Cougar basketball team defeated the Hicks Pirates in quarterfinal action by the score of 68-51 to advance to the state semifinals in Lake Charles for the first time since 2003. The #1 ranked Cougars will take on the #4 ranked and defending state champion Simpson Broncos on Tuesday, March 8 th at 4:30 pm in Burton Coliseum.

Wed
09
Mar

Winn Parish Prekindergarten Registration Scheduled

Winn Parish PreKindergarten registration will be held in place of Round Up from March 5, 2022 through June 24, 2022. Beginning March 5, 2022, registration information for PreK for the 2022-2023 school year may be obtained at the following locations: Atlanta High School, Calvin High School, Dodson High School, Winnfield Primary School, and the Winn Parish School Board Office. All students must be four years old on or before September 30, 2022 to enter the four-year-old program. Information required for registration includes: 1) the completed Winn Parish Early Childhood Application 2) income verification 3) copy of child’s social security card 4) copy of the child’s birth certificate 5) up to date immunization record and 6) parent/caregivers’ proof of residence.

Wed
09
Mar

Winnfield Mayor Takes on Challenge of Inherited Drainage Issues

Winnfield Mayor Takes on Challenge of Inherited Drainage Issues

Mayor George Moss met with Field Representative, Murphy Chestnut as well as former Mayor of Monroe, Mr. Jamie Mayo who works with M5 Consulting concerning the long going drainage issues. The City of Winnfield is currently involved in multiple lawsuits filed by residents of Boone, Perkins, Dunbar, Orange, and Martin Luther King Streets concerning drainage issues dating back to 2017. Mayor Moss has reached. Pictured from L to R: Jamie Mayo, Jessie Phillips, Murphy Chestnut, and Mayor George Moss.

Wed
09
Mar

Sheriff Jordan Thankful for WPSO Deputies

Sheriff Jordan Thankful for WPSO Deputies

Sheriff Cranford Jordan gives credit to his deputies within the WPSO for helping to control spending and have a balanced budget. Jordan states that at the beginning of the fiscal year of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, the savings balance was $6,734,720.00. After paying $3,000,000.00 on the Winn Parish Detention Center note, they were left with a balance of $4,639,955.00. On January 28, 2022 the remaining balance owed on the Detention Center was $3,737,743.54. Jordan hand delivered the payoff check at that time. The remaining balance in the reserve in case of emergency is $900,000.00. Money was saved over the course of 9 years to pay off the Detention Center note.

Wed
02
Mar

Residents Participate In Beauty Pageant

Residents Participate In Beauty Pageant
Residents Participate In Beauty Pageant

Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehabilitation held a beauty pageant for residents on February 24. There were many family members and friends in the audience to cheer for their loved ones. Each contestant was escorted in and answered questions for the judges. The room was decorated with a Mardi Gras theme and each contestant received a beautiful rose. It was a hard job for the judges because every single contestant looked amazing.

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