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Wed
28
Nov

Grand Marshals Announced for the 2018 Christmas Parade

As everyone winds down from the Thanksgiving festivities, the Christmas Holidays have officially begun for many. With tree décor, Christmas lights, and shopping, there is one night the community looks forward to, and that is the Christmas Parade.

This year it is scheduled for November 30, 2018. From the police and fire personal, to city hall, churches, business and clubs, this is an opportunity to celebrate the season with the community.

As always the Grand Marshals selected will be leading the parade on that Friday night. Those selected are all from the Winn Parish School Administration for the 2018-year.

Steve Bartlett, who serves as the Winn Parish School Superintendent, has been an educator for the past 44 years in Winn Parish. That is 19 years in a classroom, 6 years as school principal and district supervisor, and 19 years as Superintendent of Schools.

 

 

Wed
28
Nov

Community Comes Together for Annual Singing & Fellowship

2018 Community Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 18 th , the First Baptist Church of Winnfield was filled with people from all over Winn Parish, coming together for fellowship and singing. To start off the program, Pastor Steven Smithson of First Baptist of Winnfield led an opening, followed by an opening prayer given by Shaun Garner of Winnfield First Assembly of God. Frank Fuller of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church gave a scripture reading. At the conclusion of the reading, a choir of First Methodist and First Baptist members combined led in congressional singing. To follow those songs of praise, a prayer for our State and Nation was given by Pastor Russell Jones of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church of Dodson. Tyson McIntrye gave the congregation a scripture reading, followed by a prayer by Reverend Tomell Hamms of New Zion Baptist Church over our local churches.

 

Tue
20
Nov

Veterans Honored at Annual Luncheon

Fifty-three Winn Parish veterans and their families were honored guests last week at the annual Veterans Luncheon sponsored by the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Cranford Jordan. The luncheon, held on the Huey P. Long Campus of the Central Louisiana Technical College system, paid special tribute to local veterans as well as those veterans who are no longer with us. Sheriff Jordan and his deputies have held this special program for a number of years.

This year, there were over 100 people on hand for the program. Guest speaker for the program was Director of Missions for the North Central Baptist Association Brother Craig James.

 

 

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Tue
20
Nov

WSHS Cross Country Compete at State Meet

Coach Charles Carroll talking to the boys before the start of the race.

For the second time in 2 years, the WSHS Tiger cross country team finished in the top 10 at the LHSAA State Meet held on the campus of NSU in Natchitoches. Racing in mud, rain, cold and wind, the worst conditions ever seen at the state meet, the Tigers finished 8 th out of 30 schools represented in the 2A race. They were led by Senior Tyler Hight who finished 11 th overall in field of 160+ runners. Hight was followed in order by junior Cole DeBusk, senior Kaleb Hemphill, senior Edward Teal, junior Jailyn Carter and junior Brandon Florence.

This team had the top 2 finishes in program history after finishing 7 th at last year’s state meet. Congratulations to these young men for an outstanding year and particularly to the 3 seniors: Kaleb Hemphill, Tyler Hight, and Edward Teal.

 

Wed
14
Nov

Election Results for the 2018 November Midterm Ballots

Winnfield City Court Judge Staci Wiley, third from left, joined approximately 100 Judges from all levels of the judicial system throughout North Louisiana in Natchitoches earlier this week as part of a daylong continuing education program for the judiciary. Shown with Judge Wiley are , from left to right, Tracy Thompson, executive director of the Louisiana Judicial College, Springhill City Court Judge John Slattery, judge Wiley, Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Van Kysar of Natchitoches, Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Pickett of Many, and 36 th Judicial District Court Judge Martha O’Neal of DeRidder.

After all is said and done, it is safe to say this midterm 2018 election had everyone on the edge of there seats. For the Congressional ballots, U. S. Representative, 1 st Congressional court goes to Steve Scalise, with a 71% vote, concluding in 192,526 total votes district wide out of 269,273 votes. For the 2 nd congressional District, Cedric Richmond in a Democratic seat, came in running with a total of 190,066 votes district wide out of 235,854 votesgiving him a 81% vote overall. To follow in 3 rd congressional District is Clay Higgins, taking a Representative seat with 56% votes, coming to a total of 136,871 votes out of 245,935 district wide votes. For the 4 th Congressional District “Mike” Johnson was voted in, holding a representative seat with 64% votes, coming in at a total of 139,307 votes out of 216,842 votes. Holding the 5 th congressional District is Ralph Abraham totaling out with 67% of the votes, resulting in 149,010 votes district wide out of 223,933 votes.

Wed
14
Nov

City Council Meets to Discussan Ongoing Investigation

Winnfield Christmas Open House was once again a huge success! Participating in the Novemer 8 event was Winnfield City Hall. Pictured above are members of the City Council, along with City Hall employees and our mayor. Left to right are: Katina Smith, Mayor George Moss, Sarah Junkin, Teresa Phillips, Jessie Phillips, Jessica Taylor, Aundre Bass. See more from Christmas Open House
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A Winnfield City Police Officer has been suspended without pay pending a Louisiana State Police investigation into an alleged police treatment complaint.

The woman, identified by media outlets as Tanisha White, reportedly suffered broken bones and severe damage to her eye. She reportedly has lost sight in her right eye because of the incident. She was transferred from the Winnfield Medical Center the night of the incident to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment.

The incident reportedly took place Monday, November 5. Local officials have not released the name of the officer involved. City of Winnfield officials, including the police department, would not discuss details of the event since it was turned over to State Police to investigate. State Police policy is not to offer comment until their investigation is complete and there was no timetable for when it would be completed.

 

Wed
07
Nov

Calvin High School FFA Team Compete at National Level

The State of Louisiana was certainly represented well at the National FFA Convention on October 22-26, when seven excited students from Calvin High School all loaded up for the long journey to Indianapolis, IN to compete against other teams representing their state for Parliamentary Law.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Veteran’s Day Luncheon Scheduled for November 9th at Huey P. Long Campus

There will be a Veteran’s Day Luncheon held on November 9th, 2018. This will be held at the Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield. Lunch will be served from 11am-1pm.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Downtown Christmas Open House, November 8th

The Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and local businesses have been working diligently to get ready for one of the biggest nights for the Holidays.

Christmas Open House will be November 8, 2018, from 5pm to 9pm. There will be many businesses open to have your seasonal shopping needs at your fingertips.

 

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Wed
31
Oct

Winn Parish Jail Holds Open House

Thursday, October 25, the new Winn Parish Jail was open for the community to come and take a look.

This project has been in the making for the past five years, two of those years being construction. Current Sheriff Cranford Jordan offered top of the line hospitality to those who came out to tour the facility. A great lunch was provided for everyone, along with a coffee cup, compliments of the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

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