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25
Aug

Winn Parish becomes a leader in Second Amendment Sanctuary

Winn Parish has joined Pointe Coupee Parish as the only two parishes in Louisiana to declare themselves as a Second Amendment Sanctuary and as such will oppose gun control measures enacted by other governmental bodies.

The resolution, offered by Juror Kirk Miles, passed last week. Pointe Coupee (New Roads) passed their resolution on August 10, just four days prior to the Winn Parish Police Jury action.

The only other parish to date that has addressed the second amendment sanctuary parish in Louisiana was in St. Mary Parish (Franklin) but they rejected the measure 10-1. Currently there is a petition in Caddo Parish asking for their parish government to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

This movement is a growing trend after Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed a measure that would have allowed residents to “conceal carry” a firearm statewide. The failure by Republicans to override the governor’s veto of the bill, just added fuel to the fire.

 

 

Wed
25
Aug

Jury to request ARPA funds for parish water systems

The Winn Parish Police Jury could be on the verge of initiating one of the biggest water works projects in parish history thanks to monies from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that was signed into law March 11 of this year.

At their meeting last week, Jurors authorized their President, Joshua McAllister, to solicit proposals from water systems in Winn Parish for ARPA funds.

“If we are able to get awarded, the Jury will match some funds to help these water projects. This will be the biggest water workover ever to happen in Winn Parish.” McAllister said.

The ARPA package includes $350 billion nationwide in aid for state and local governments, along with additional funding for other areas like education, rental assistance and transit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
25
Aug

D2 Clean­Up Day August 28

District 2 Clean-Up Day, sponsored by D2 Councilman Gerald “Scooter” Hamms will be held August 28, from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. We will meet up at the Moss Street Gym. Come out and help! Volunteers are needed! Supplies, food and beverages provided for volunteers.

The boundary lines for District 2 are as follows:

North Side-West Lafayette

East Side-South Jones Hwy. 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
25
Aug

A 53 Year Journey Comes to an End Sept. 9

A 53 Year Journey Comes to an End Sept. 9

Pictured from left are: Dr. Randy Cole, Eva Rodriguez and Trenia Denis.

After graduating from West Monroe High School in 1968, Randy Cole began his journey at Louisiana Tech University. In 1972 he completed his Bachelor Science degree and was accepted to LSU School of Dentistry that fall.

During these 4 years he would become part of a study group that included Joe Gardner (Baton Rouge), Martin Morris (Zachary), Mike Nolan (Monroe) and Bill Gaddis (Jena).

In their senior year Dr. Cole and Dr. Gaddis determined that Winnfield would be a good place to start a practice. They joined Dr. Jack Evans here in Winnfield. By 1982 they had outgrown that original office so that year

Dr. Cole left to go solo at a newly constructed facility on West Court Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
25
Aug

Why I Established a Morning Routine

Years ago before I established a morning routine, I would set my alarm in the morning allowing myself just enough time to hurriedly down a cup of coffee and get dressed before work. Needless to say,I had no extra time in the morning to exercise, pray, or make daily goals. I had always desired to exercise in the morning, have time to pray, and write down my goals for the day. I also had a dream that I would be able to go running in the mornings but never thought it was possible being I had never run a day in my life.

I had heard before that the most successful people get up at 5 am and have an established morning routine with their top (5) priorities being done first thing in the morning. I laughed at the mere thought of waking up so early, as I didn’t like mornings and I enjoyed sleeping; but I was in a quandary as I wanted to have time to exercise and have some time for myself in the morning.

Wed
25
Aug

Sheriff’s Arrests

8/15/2021

Shomari K. Roberson-B/M 21 of Natchitoches, LA, Possession of Schedule I Marijuana, Open Container, Made Bond.

Jerade R. Sanders-W/M 33 of Winnfield, LA, Violation of Protection Order, Terrorizing, Possession of Firearm by Criminal Felon, Failure to Appear, In Jail.

Wed
25
Aug

As food came into the parish

As food came into the parish

As food came into the parish to help families in need, volunteers of all ages worked together to make distribution possible

Wed
25
Aug

At least 13 churches

At least 13 churches

At least 13 churches across Winn suffered storm damage during the hurricane with ‘Old’ Union Baptist listed among the worst-hit.

Wed
25
Aug

Trials, Blessing of Winn’s Worst­Ever Natural Disaster Recounted One Year After Laura’s Unwelcome Arrival

As a boy growing up in Baton Rouge with a gracious 100 miles of trees, swamps and crops between us and the Gulf of Mexico, I never felt much threatened by hurricanes which, I believed, would surely dissipate before they reached the capital. Even during my LSU years, I can recall the couple of hurricanes that we “rode out” being not much more than Louisiana storms with a calmer eye in the midst.

When we moved to Winnfield where that safety net was stretched to some 200 miles, you’d have to believe a hurricane would be something you’d watch on TV, not through your den window. Especially when Katrina brought no more than a few clouds across our blue sky on August 5, 2005. But one month later when Hurricane Rita struck Lake Charles, her fury continued up through Winn, making believers of any doubters of God’s power, even this far inland.

Wed
25
Aug

Jonesboro Native to be Inducted

Jonesboro native and 1978 JHHS graduate, Doug Ireland, will be member of the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF)during festivities held in Natchitoches, LA on August 26th-28th. Ireland was selected as a winner of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism after a distinguished career as a multiple award winning Sports Journalist, Sports Information Director at Northwestern State University (NSU) and Chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

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