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05
May

Free Strenghtening Families Program Classes begin May

The Strengthening Families Program is scheduled to begin classes on May 11, 2021, at the Tommy Hamms Memorial Youth Activity Building located at 703 Moss St., in Winnfield. There will be an open house at the same location on May 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and volunteers will be taking applications for enrollment at the open house.

This program provides parents and kids with research-proven skills to promote healthy brains, strong happy families, and addiction-free youth in an easy and fun setting.

“Make that commitment to your children and give them the skills to keep them from abusing alcohol and drugs,” Shonna Moss said. “It will improve your family now and help to improve their futures for the rest of their lives.”

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Wed
05
May

Sheriff’s Office uses grant buy new vehicles and traffic units

Sheriff’s Office uses grant buy new vehicles and traffic units

New Tahoe’s that the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office bought with their COVID-19 grant

Sheriff’s Office uses grant buy new vehicles and traffic units

The D.A.R.E. vehicle

Sheriff’s Office uses grant buy new vehicles and traffic units

New traffic units

The Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office have bought new Tahoe’s to update the sheriff ’s fleet and three traffic units to serve the community.

“Most will agree that 2020 brought us many problems,” Sheriff Cranford Jordan said. “During the COVID-19 virus time, the ladies in my office did a wonderful job in applying for a COVID grant for our office.”

Also, the Sheriff ’s Office unveiled their new D.A.R.E. truck, be sure to keep a look out in the parish for it.

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Wed
28
Apr

Winnfield FFA forestry team

Winnfield FFA forestry team

Winnfield FFA forestry team named state champions The Winnfield FFA team was named state champions along with placing 1st in the state contest, our team ranked 1st in Area II and received numerous individual awards, including: Peyton Little: Overall High Individual, Lauren Poole: Overall 3rd Place Individual, Annie Heard: Overall 4th Place Individual, John Spikes: Overall 8th Place Individual and Joy So: Overall 9th Place Individual. From Left Lauren Poole, Annie Heard, Joy So, Peyton Little and John Spikes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
28
Apr

Chuck Weeks 5 K Pro Life Run/Walk

Due to the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 situation the Chuck Weeks 5 K Pro Life Run/Walk has been CANCELLED and there will be a T-SHIRT SALE instead. The Pro Life race has been held since 2015 in memory of Chuck Weeks, a young man from Calvin, Louisiana. Chuck was a man who exemplified drive, dedication and love for his community. In every aspect of life, Chuck strived to be the best, and to make the world a better place. His commitment to excellence and motivation of others were evident throughout his life. This year Chuck’s family and friends will continue to honor Chuck’s drive and dedication to his community by having a t-shirt sale. The monies raised from the sale of t-shirts will be used to enhance the lives of children everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
28
Apr

April 24 election results

On this month’s ballot was the run-off elections of Bese-District 4 and District 7 Police Juror.

Bese – District 4, a multi-parish race —

Michael Melerine (Rep), 23,541 votes, 62 percent of the vote, won against Cassie Williams (Dem), 14,546 votes, 38 percent of the votes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
28
Apr

Another investigation made in sexual abuse investigation

Another investigation made in sexual abuse investigation

James “Jimmy” Sayne

Another investigation made in sexual abuse investigation

Lyn Deanne Weldon

Another arrest was made by the Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office by an investigation that started on March 29 into alleged sexual abuse of minors that had been going on for several years.

On April 20, 2021, the Sheriff ’s Office made the arrest of Lyn Weldon on 2 counts of principle to molestation of a juvenile and cruelty to juveniles. Weldon’s bond was set at $275,000.

The arrest comes shortly after the investigation led to the arrest of James Sayne for three counts of first degree rape, two counts of molestation of a juvenile, three counts of indecent behavior of a juvenile, false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
28
Apr

2021 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame inductees selected

2021 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame inductees selected

Ed Steimel

2021 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame inductees selected

Jim McCrery

2021 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame inductees selected

Gregory Tarver

2021 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame inductees selected

Robert Adley

The Louisiana Political Museum is proud to announce the 2021 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees. Induction activities begin in Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The induction banquet will be held at the Shreveport Convention Center. Tickets for the induction banquet can be purchased from the museum for $200.00 each by calling (318) 628-5928 prior to June 11, 2021. All tickets must be reserved and paid in advance.

Robert Adley: After graduating from Airline High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps and volunteered for Vietnam. After serving in California, Virginia, Okinawa, and Vietnam, he received an Honorable Discharge in 1967.

Upon returning home, he attended college at LSU Shreveport and held various jobs, including working as a NASO stockbroker where he became active in the oil and gas industry, raising funds to drill and explore.

Wed
21
Apr

Sheriff announces arrest and investigation of sexual abuse case

Sheriff announces arrest and investigation of sexual abuse case

Mugshot of James Sayne who was arrested on multiple charges of sexual abuse

Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan announced the arrest of James Sayne on April 14.

The charges are:

Three counts of first degree rape

Two counts of molestation of a juvenile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
21
Apr

Winnfield Middle School LEAP 2025 Testing Schedule

The LEAP 2025 testing window set by the LDOE is April 26-May 26, 2021. ALL virtual and face-to-face 5th and 7th grade students at Winnfield Middle School will test April 26-29 and May 3-4. During those days of April 26-29 and May 3-4, the 6th and 8th grade students will be participating in virtual learning and will not attend school face to face. ALL virtual and face-to-face 6th and 8th grade students at Winnfield Middle School will test May 10-13 and May 17-18. During those dates of May 10-13 and May 17-18, the 5th and 7th grade students will be participating in virtual learning and will not attend school face to face. Calendars of the testing schedule of each grade level were sent home with 3rd 9 weeks report cards. Please contact WMS at 628-2765 if you have any questions.

Winnfield Middle School LEAP 2025 Testing Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
21
Apr

Calvin Softball team bring home District Championship

Calvin Softball team bring home District Championship

Standing L to R: Peyton Smith (SO), Haylie Martin (8th), Alexis Vercher (SO), Emma Bevill (SR), Hannah Barber (SR), Josie Camp (SR), Rebecca Peters (SO), Maddie Caskey (SR), Lauren Trawick (JR). Kneeling L to R: Camden Johnson (FR), Karlee Abels (FR), Kyleigh Blundell (8th), Natalie Callender (FR), Mattie Barnes (8th), Jacie Carter (SR), & Lilly Barnes (FR). Not pictured Alayna Martin – Statistician, Coaches Chad Camp, Stephen Turner and Cody Martin.

The Calvin Lady Cougars captured the 2021 4-C District Championship on Tuesday, April 13 after defeating Georgetown Bulldogs 17-2. The Lady Cougars have had a great regular season ending with a record of 16-10. Throughout the season these girls have been ranked #1 in the state! Like any team, they have had their bumps and bruises but they have continued to play hard and play as a team.

This team will graduate 5 seniors, a couple of whom have been a part of 5 district championships since 7th grade, except their 11th grade which was cut short due to the coronavirus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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