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Wed
17
Apr

Winnfield City Council Acknowledges Autism Awareness Month at April 9 Meeting

The Winnfield City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on April 9, 2019. After the invocation and pledge, Ashley Glenn approached the council concerning the 2 nd Annual Autism Awareness Walk. This event is going to take place on April 19, 2019 at the Winnfield Senior High School Stadium beginning at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to support those in the community who are personally touched with Autism.

The council along with others in the audience wore blue in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. For the Old Business Action Items, there were two ordinances to approve the Holidays for Civil Service and Non-Civil Service. For the New Business, Action Items, the council discussed to Reinstate Historical Preservation District and extend delineation of historical district.

 

 

Wed
17
Apr

Forest Technology Program Celebrates One-year Anniversary

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Pictured from left to right: Kenneth Morgan - Forest Technology Instructor at CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus, Jordan Franks - Forest Technology Instructor at CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus, Annmarie Sartor - Communications Officer at Drax Biomass, Jay Evans - Procurement Forester/Site Manage at Drax Biomass, Jimmy Sawtelle - Chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Jeff Johnson - Campus Dean of Central Louisiana Technical Community College's Huey P. Long Campus

The Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) Huey P. Long Campus Forest Technology program is pleased to welcome Drax Biomass as an industry partner. The program is celebrating its one-year anniversary and recognizing Jay Evans, procurement site manager for LaSalle Bioenergy (Drax Biomass), for his assistance developing the Forest Technology Program. Evans is a member of the Forest Technology Occupational Advisory Committee which consists of industry leaders that guide the program toward producing students capable of performing jobs that industry needs.

Wed
10
Apr

Town and Country Presents “The Lost Ways”

April 13 Beekeeping for Beginners

Our honey bees are really struggling right now. Our so called modern farming techniques coupled with the varroa mite invasion has really done a number on our most important pollinator. The best solution for the problem is more backyard beekeepers.

Professional beekeeper, Tilman Corley, will be on hand to teach us the basics of beekeeping.

 

 

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Wed
10
Apr

Winn Parish School Board Installs New Walk Through Metal Detectors

The School Board for Winn Parish met for their scheduled monthly meeting on April 1, 2019. The board approved the calendar for the 2019-2020, with a total of 172 instructed school days.

For the maintenance and building portion of the meeting, the board reported that the walk through metal detectors were scheduled to be installed in the Winn Parish Schools on April 2. After a follow up on a few administration members and students, the metal detectors have been up and running for the past week.

Wed
10
Apr

Winners for the Hog Dog Pig Competition Awarded Cash Prize

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1st Place- Winn Health Center- Painting Credits:Dr. Susie Branch (Not Pictured)

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2nd Place-Winn Animal Clinic

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3rd Place- State Farm

The Winnfield Special Olympics that was scheduled to be held at the Winnfield Senior High School on March 14 th has been rescheduled for May 10 th .

 

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Wed
10
Apr

Downtown Market Fest Scheduled for May 11

Then annual downtown Market Fest for 2019 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11 th . It will kick off at 9 am, with fun activities for all ages. The annual Market Fest is a great opportunity for the community to appreciate the local home grown traditions of Louisiana. There will be local food, music, and arts of all sorts. An Old Fashioned Corn Grinding machine, along with the North Louisiana Vintage Tractor Club. This event will take place at the Winn Farmers Market on the corner of Main and St. John’s Street.

There will be a bouncy house for the little ones, and small livestock for exhibit. Bring your family our for a fun filled day to welcome the season of sweet springtime. The Market Fest is sponsored by the Winn Famers Market. Don’t forget on April 25, the Northwest beef and Forage Day will be taking place at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City. This event will begin at 8:30 am.

Wed
03
Apr

Rotary Hears How Technical Colleges Aim to Arm Students at Jobs Skills

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Pictured is Rep. Jack McFarland, Huey P. Long Campus Dean Jeff Johnson, speaker Chris Broadwater and Sen. Neil Riser.

In his introduction of the Rotary Club’s speaker Chris Broadwater on March 27, Rotarian Jack McFarland seemed to borrow a line from The Wizard of Oz with “Preacher and Lawyer and State Rep, oh my!” Now vice president for Workforce Policy for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Broadwater has filled all of those above posts was well as serving as assistant Secretary of Labor under Gov. Bobby Jindal.

He spoke about the system’s flexibility as it works to identify the jobs skills sought by industry then providing training generally in two years or less for students.

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Winnfield Police Officer Cleared in Complaint

A report released by Winn District Attorney Chris Nevils exonerates Winnfield Police Officer Justin Curry, relieving him of any criminal responsibility from injuries sustained by Tanisha Amos White on the night of November 5, 2018. Winnfield Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter followed local protocol for officer-related injuries and requested the Louisiana State Police to investigate. The FBI joined the investigation shortly thereafter.

Wed
03
Apr

WSHS Powerlifting Team Brings Home State Runner Up

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WSHS Powerlifting Team

The Winnfield Tigers added a new sport to their competition this year with Powerlifting. Coach Danny Carroll, along with Coach Jarvous Felton and Coach Lyn Bankston, melted together a group of students to participate in this challenging sport.

All season long these lifters, coaches, and those who were standing by to support gave their all. “The kids showed great character and competition drive during each meet. Being a first year program they excelled all year”, says Coach Carroll. The State Meet was held at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, where schools from all across Louisiana came to show what they have been training for all year.

The lifters at Winnfield Senior High School would lift five days a week, two hours per day. On competition week they would push a little further and lift up to four hours, with 72 hours rest time before competition day.

 

 

Wed
27
Mar

Community Spring Clean-up Deemed a Success

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City of Winnfield hosted a clean up day for the community. Several groups donated their time and effort to help out. There was a lunch provided for all those who volunteered. It was deemed a success! Pictured right are those who volunteered their time.

 

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