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Wed
16
Jan

Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, Jan. 21st

Monday, January 21 st , at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex Cafeteria there will be a Annual Dr. MLK Prayer Breakfast being held. The event will begin at 9:00am. Guest speakers will be Pastor Steven Smithson of First Baptist Church of Winnfield, and Pastor James Bonner of Morning Star Baptist Church, Winnfield. Everyone is invited to attend; this is a free admission event.

 

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Wed
16
Jan

School Board Welcomes New Members at January 7 Meeting

Winn Parish School Board members are sworn in at the January 7 meeting by Chesney Chandler, Winn Parish Clerk of Court. Members are: Matt Walton, Joe Lynn Browning, Todd Martin, Christy Harrel, Joe Llaine Long, Michelle Carpenter, Leah Clingan along with new members Harry Scott, Patrick Howell and Michael Riffe.

The Winn Parish School Board met on January 7 th , for the first meeting of 2019. There were some familiar faces along with new members as well. The Spring Semester is already underway for this school year.

For the first order of business, all members were sworn in by Clerk of Court, Chesney Chandler. New members include, Harry Scott, Patrick Howell, and Michael Riffe.

 

 

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Wed
09
Jan

Dodson Swears in 2019 Elected Officials

A ceremony was held at 5 p.m. on January 2, 2019 for the swearing in of the Dodson elected officials for the new term. Pictured from left to right are: Phillip Vines, Assistant Chief of Police; John Williams, Chief of Police; Gail Waddle, Lieutenant; Richie Broomfield, Mayor, holding his daughter Cheyenne; Gary Robertson, Alderman; Waymon Payne, Alderman; and Karla Shively, Alderman.

A ceremony was held at 5 p.m. on January 2, 2019 for the swearing in of the Dodson elect-ed officials for the new term. Pictured from left to right are: Phillip Vines, Assistant Chiefof Police; John Williams, Chief of Police; Gail Waddle, Lieutenant; Richie Broomfield,Mayor, holding his daughter Cheyenne; Gary Robertson, Alderman; Waymon Payne,Alderman; and Karla Shively, Alderman.

 

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Wed
09
Jan

Live Burn Training was held Saturday Jan. 5 by Fire Depts.

L/R: Cassidy Martin, John Micheal Pickett, Jonahan Montgomery, Charlie Long, Mathew Harrell, Brian Montgomery, Timmy Hudgins, Jonathan Johnson, Ryan Gagnard, Melissa Forcum, Philip Wilkerson

The Winnfield City Fire Department along with the Winn Parish Fire District #3 conducted a live burn training on January 5, 2019.

Firefighters from both stations were present to further their knowledge in the line of duty they serve for our community. The house that was used for training purposes was located on 701 Ames Wells St.in Winnfield, Louisiana. This house—having met the NFPA’s and City Fire Department’s criteria—was donated for the live burn demonstration.

 

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Wed
09
Jan

Lawsuit Filed Against Winnfield Police Department

Three law firms, along with the ACLU, have filed a joint lawsuit against the Winnfield Police Department.

The suit says, on November 5, 2018, Winnfield Police Officer Justin Curry shot Tanisha White with a taser. It says she was hit in her right eye. Attorneys say after permanently losing sight in this eye, White must now have it removed.

November 13th, the ACLU filed an open records request to get more details of the incident. So far attorneys say they have not gotten a response, which is why the lawsuit was filed.

 

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Wed
02
Jan

Sheriff Jordan Apprehends the Grinch

The children, and some adults, slept soundly for this Christmas. Winn Parish Sheriff Jordan arrested the famed Christmas thief, the Grinch. Grinch, 56, a green male who resides on Mount Crumpit near Whoville, had been hiding in Winn Parish, waiting to steal Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations and presents for parish children.

Sheriff Cranford Jordan said, “We received a tip from Cindy Lou of Whoville who told us Grinch was heading to our parish. We set up surveillance and were able to spot his dog, Max, who was traveling on the shoulder of US 167 between Dodson and Tannehill. We secretly placed a microphone on his collar and let him go.

 

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Wed
02
Jan

Winnfield Baseball Skills Camp Scheduled for January 4-5

The 2019 Winnfield Baseball Skills Camp will be help on January 4 th - 5 th on the Winnfield Senior High School Tiger Field.

It will begin each day from 8:30am through 12 pm. Please be at the field 30 minutes prior to starting time to register on Friday morning.

 

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Wed
02
Jan

Memory and Honor Lights Comes to A Close

For many people, the sweetest gifts of Christmas are the memories. And the best gifts for the New Year are the opportunities to make more. “January 1, 2019 is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”

Many Winn Parish residents made special memories for friends and families with the purchase of Memory and/or Honor lights, giving thanks for so many blessings.

 

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Wed
02
Jan

Huey P. Long Campus Announces New Program

Beginning this Spring 2019 Semester, the Huey P. Long campus, CLTCC will be offering a Integrated Education and Training.

The Program allows students who do not have their equivalency diploma to enroll and take college classes in Patient Care Technician, which covers CAN, Phlebotomy and EKG, or Welding. Students are able to take these classes while working toward earning their high school equivalency diploma through the Adult Education Program.

 

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Wed
26
Dec

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Grove Street Gym

L-R: Cory McCarty, Matt Miller, Daniel Rockett, John Bruce, Larinda Crenshaw, Shannan Chevallier, Mayor George Moss, AB Hall, Joe Chatman, Tony Thibadeaux, Detrick Williams, Kiah Beville, & Arthur Robinson

City of Winnfield Recreation Board recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, December 7, to announce and celebrate the completion of its phase I renovations to the Grove Street Gym (Rec Center) as well as playgrounds at Grove Street, Henderson Holden, and T&G parks in an effort to bring together our citizens for a healthier community. The project is funded in part by a Healthy Behaviors Program Grant from The Rapides Foundation.

The board later hosted a family day in conjunction with basketball tryouts. Everyone was provided a sac lunch to take with them upon departure. We encourage our citizens to enjoy family time in the park, playing on the new equipment. “While we aren’t finished with updates, this gives us a great start,” states Shannan Chevallier, City of Winnfield Vice Chairman, serving as a parish seat on the board.

 

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