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Apr

Winn Parish Pre­k Registration

Winn Parish Pre-K Round Up, scheduled for April 3, 2020, was cancelled due to COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2020, registration information for Pre-K for the 2020-2021 school year may be obtained at the following locations: Atlanta High School, Calvin High School, Dodson High School, Winnfield Primary School, and the Winn Parish School Board Office.

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Wed
29
Apr

Annual Mtg of Bethlehem Cemetery Association Cancelled

The annual meeting of Bethlehem Cemetery Association scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020, will not be held this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing.

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Wed
29
Apr

City Juvenile Curfew Extended

At the special called meeting of the Winnfield City Council on April 22, the juvenile curfew from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m., set to expire in early May, was extended another 30 days. All councilpersons, except absent LaWanda Holden, voted in favor of the extension.

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Wed
29
Apr

Council Urges Residents to Display 911 Address

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Winnfield City Council on April 14, councilpersons met via Zoom video chat. Prior to the start of the meeting, Councilperson LaWanda Holden shared with everyone that the third annual Autism Awareness Walk will be rescheduled as soon as everything is reopened.

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Wed
22
Apr

School Buildings Closed for Remainder of School Year

On Wednesday, April 15, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation closing K-12 public schools in Louisiana to students until the end of the current school year, with students getting their education via remote learning, as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.

"Closing public schools in Louisiana for the remainder of the year is not a choice I was excited to make, but it is one that is necessary to protect the safety of our children, our teachers and staff, and the community at large," Gov. Edwards said. "But I want to be clear about something: this isn't the end of learning; it's just the end of students physically going to school campuses for the remainder of the semester. Remote learning will continue, and we will all work together to make sure that our students do not fall behind academically. In addition, we expect that school systems will continue to provide nutrition and meals for students."

 

Wed
22
Apr

Meet the New WSHS Head Football Coach

Meet the New WSHS Head Football Coach

Pictured above: Winnfield Senior High School Head Coach and Athletic Director with his family. The Watson’s: Coach Jay, Rachael (wife), Avery (10), Jayse (9), and Landrie (4).

Winn Parish Enterprise invites readers to meet the new Head Coach and Athletic Director for WSHS, though most probably already know him. Jay Watson, 1990 graduate from Jonesboro-Hodge High School, started coaching at Winnfield Senior High School right after graduating from Northwestern State University in 1997. He coached at WSHS for nine football seasons before leaving to coach at his alma mater for four years. Following that, Watson spent seven years at West Ouachita and two years as Head Coach and Athletic Director at Ruston Junior High School before returning last season to assist WSHS Coach Lyn Bankston. For the 2019-2020 school year, Coach Watson taught American history while coaching offensive line.

Coach Watson commented, “I’m just very, very grateful to be considered for this job. I’m fully aware of the tradition that Winnfield has in football, and I’m anxious to get started.”

 

Wed
22
Apr

Elections Moved Back Again

On Tuesday, April 14, at the request of the Louisiana Secretary of State, Gov. John Bel Edwards postponed Louisiana’s elections for another few weeks because of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state. The Governor originally moved the elections on March 13.

The Presidential Preference Primary election in Louisiana is hereby rescheduled for July 11, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. This impacts Winn Parish in that Election Day is now July 21 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Early Voting will be June 26-July 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Polls will be closed Sunday, June 28.

 

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Wed
15
Apr

Kindness Ripple Effect for COVID Crisis Workers

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Pictured above, left to right: Senior Trooper Chance Guilliams, Jamey Maxwell, Trooper Bradley Smith, and Trooper Travis Williams.

Ever since Governor John Bel Edwards issued a Stay at Home Order allowing only essential workers to continue operations, Louisiana has remained functional thanks to the perseverance and hard work of employees in these essential industries. These workers have not gone unnoticed, though, and individuals as well as companies have been creatively expressing their thanks for the sacrifices being made.

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Wed
15
Apr

Annual Spring Reunion Cancelled

The annual spring reunion at Fellowship Baptist Church in the Sikes community has been cancelled due to the coronavirus precautions.

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Wed
15
Apr

Unemployment Numbers Continue to Rise

According to the latest unemployment claims files from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 4, 2020 rose to 102,172 from the week ending March 28, 2020 total of 97,400. The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending April 4, 2020 increased to 120,744 from the week ending March 28, 2020 total of 58,027.

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