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Wed
08
Jun

Art Exhibit to Feature Winnfield Native

Art Exhibit to Feature Winnfield Native

Old Post Office Museum located at 513 Prairie Street in historic downtown Winnsboro, Louisiana is proud to present “the Language of Color” featuring the bold and dreamy abstracts of Louisiana native Traci James Canterbury.

After spending 30 years working in the technology and banking industries as a financial executive, Canterbury re-established herself as an artist in 2019 with pieces in homes from North Carolina to New Mexico.

Wed
08
Jun

“The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show” Performing at Winn Parish Library

“The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show” Performing at Winn Parish Library

“ The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show” will be performing at the Winn Parish Library as part of the 2022 Summer Reading Program. It features Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator with Laura and Tim Allred in a funfilled, energetic show of ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic, comedy, and audience participation. The times and dates of the performances are: June 14, 2022 – Atlanta Branch Library at 10:00 and the Main Branch at 2:00, June 15, 2022 – Sikes Branch Library at 10:00 and the Dodson Branch Library at 2:00.

Wed
08
Jun

Scholarship Recipients Hosted at Recent Rotary Meeting

Winnfield’s Rotary Club hosted two of its scholarship recipients for lunch on June 1, 2022. Our Rotary club awards scholarships to three graduating seniors annually, the Thomas Harrel and the Lawrence I. White scholarships to students attending four-year colleges or universities and the Don Purser scholarship to a student attending the Huey P. Long campus of Central Louisiana Technical and Community College.

Wed
08
Jun

Heart of Louisiana Humane Society Holds Event

Heart of Louisiana Humane Society Holds Event
Heart of Louisiana Humane Society Holds Event
Heart of Louisiana Humane Society Holds Event
Heart of Louisiana Humane Society Holds Event

Ninety-three cats and dogs were altered during the recently sponsored Rosie “Sug” Wells Spay & Neuter Event!

An immediate outpouring of interest since day one of posting for the event resulted in Heart of Louisiana Humane Society (HLHS) reaching out to local veterinarians to see if they would help honor the sponsored prices offered through HLHS. Odom Veterinary Hospital in Farmerville took 16 appointments to help, Kees Park Animal Clinic in Pineville took 4, Jonesboro Animal Clinic in Jonesboro took 14, and Natchitoches Animal Hospital in Natchitoches also took 16. Combining a total of 50 appointments that HLHS was able to schedule thanks to their help!

HLHS is very grateful that these clinics, their doctors and teams, support their mission statement.

Winnfield Animal Clinic took most of the burden, assisting in 43 procedures themselves over a 2 week period.

Wed
01
Jun

Feeding 5000 Event

Feeding 5000 Event
Feeding 5000 Event
Feeding 5000 Event

Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area, Feeding 5000 was formed to provide sensible solutions. The organization has grown since forming in October of 2021. The ministry has now fed over 4000 people locally. There are currently 38 million Americans that struggle with poverty.

Households with children that are headed by a single woman have the highest rate of food insecurity. 16.7% of all children do not know where their next meal is coming from with 22 million children relying on school for their meals. 12% of senior citizens are food insecure as well. New Mexico, Mississippi and Louisiana have some of the highest rates of hunger.

Reaching Forward Ministries and Feeding 5000 Outreach has a goal to take care of home first. They are passionate about helping people, no matter their situation.

Wed
01
Jun

LSP Investigate Deputy Involved Shooting in Winn Parish

LSP Investigate Deputy Involved Shooting in Winn Parish

On May 25, 2022, shortly after 5:00 p.m. the Winn Parish Sheriff ’s Office (WPSO) requested that the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations (LSP BOI) investigate a deputy-involved shooting. The incident involved the Jackson Parish Sheriff ’s Office (JPSO) and occurred on U.S. Highway 167 near Dodson. Detectives from LSP BOI responded to the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that deputies with JPSO responded to a disturbance at the Forest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro. As deputies approached the facility, they observed the suspect operating a vehicle that was leaving the scene. The suspect was later identified as 53-year-old Abe Banks of Jonesboro. Deputies attempted to stop Banks, but he refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued south on U.S. Highway 167 into Winn Parish. During the pursuit, Banks’ vehicle had a mechanical failure and stopped in the roadway.

Wed
01
Jun

“Click It or Ticket” Campaign for 2022

The Winnfield Police Department has joined many agencies in enforcement activities for the National “Click it or Ticket” campaign for Fiscal Year 2022. They are utilizing grant money awarded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to pay officers to work overtime in seat belt enforcement details.

ON-GOING ENFORCEMENT WAVE

May 23 - June 8, 2022 (Click It or Ticket It)

Louisiana law states that all drivers and passengers, regardless of which seat they occupy in a vehicle, must wear a seat belt or be properly restrained in a child safety seat that is properly installed. The fine for not being properly restrained is $50. Fines for improper child safety are $242.50. Besides being the law in Louisiana, wearing your seat belt is the single most important thing a driver or passenger can do to protect themselves in the event of a crash. The LHSC supports national programs such as “Click It or Ticket” that raise awareness of the need for proper restraint usage.

Wed
01
Jun

Alumni Reunion to be Held

The annual WHS/WSHS alumni reunion will be Saturday, June 25, 2022. Activities include a coffee on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 at WSHS. Please use the entrance adjacent to the bus dock. The banquet will be at the Central Louisiana Technical Community College beginning at 6:00 PM with a meet and greet hour from 5:00 to 6:00. Doors will open at 4:30. It is not too late to register and pay for the banquet meal. If you need a registration form, contact Jimmie Frazier Davies at 318-628-6622 or by email at jimmieleedavies@hotmail.com. Deadline for registration is June 11, 2022. If you would like to receive three alumni newsletters a year, contact Ms. Davies to be added to the database. With the exception of 2020 and 2021, the reunion has been held yearly on the fourth Saturday in June since 1955. The graduating class celebrating their 50th year hosts the reunion.

Wed
01
Jun

WSHS Holds Athletic Banquet

WSHS Holds Athletic Banquet

Tiger baseball boys were honored May 24 at the annual WSHS Athletic Banquet.

1 st Team All District: Jake Pharr, Hunter Tucker, Canyon Compton, Brady Johnson, Jacob Whisonant, and Ryland Brister.

2 nd Team All District: Aron Guerrero, Jake Hemphill, Bricen Page, Dyllan Lawson, and Eli Little.

All District Co-MVP went to Hunter Tucker.

The following is a list of other awards given: Coaches Award (Jake Pharr), Team MVP: (Hunter Tucker), Offensive MVP (Hunter Tucker), Defensive MVP (Brady Johnson/Dyllan Lawson), Clay Ferrand Memorial: Canyon Compton

Wed
25
May

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year
Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

Pictured with Wade are his wife, Cathy andforester, David Culp with Walsh Timber Company. Mr. Culp has been their forester for years and was excited for the Rivers family and crew. He came to speak on their behalf.

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

LLSIF Board of Directors pictured are (L-R) Tony McManus, Wade Rivers, Michael Franks, Don Tant, Steven Gaar. Not shown, Robert Franks

Louisiana Loggers Self­Insured Fund 2022 Logger of the Year

The beautiful cake was provided by Sweets by Nonnie and the special plaque was hand carved by Emmett Blundell of Jonesboro, La.

The Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund hosted an appreciation dinner on Friday, May 6 with invited guests of the Logger of the Year and the Louisiana Loggers Association board. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared by Jamey Maxwell, as well as a specialty cake by Sweets by Nonnie.

During the occasion, the 2022 Logger of the Year, Cathy and Wade Rivers of C & W Logging, Inc was honored. Wade was born into a logging family. His father, Sam A. Rivers, Sr., had his own logging job beginning in 1951. In 1974, he started Sam A. Rivers and Sons INC., where he employed 5 of his 7 sons. Wade went to work for his dad in 1976. He later went to work for his brother Vernon and eventually started up a job with his brother Lindsey and was contracted to Walsh Timber. In 1997, Wade formed his own company, C & W Logging, INC. The logging company has been a member of the Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund for almost 25 years.

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