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Wed
10
Jun

Kisatchie Recreation Sites Updates for Winn and Natchitoches

The Kisatchie National Forest welcomes guests as they return to enjoy the great outdoors. Please note that some restroom facilities remain shutdown. Also, some sites charge a small usage fee; call ahead to find out if this fee is applicable to each specific location. In addition, reservations are not required for campgrounds; they are first come, first served – except for Beaver Dam Campground on the Caney Ranger District. Lastly, motorized trail status changes with weather conditions. Please call the OHV Trail Status Hotline for updates at (866) 830-6467. The Winn Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest announces the following reopenings and closures, effective June 5, 2020:

Shut Down:

• Cloud Crossing Campground – no date yet on reopening

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Winnfield Utility Cutoff

The City of Winnfield reminds Winnfield residents that the utility bill cutoff is June 26, 2020. The last day to pay the user’s bill in full will be June 25 by 4:30 p.m. (in office payment). Residents with relevant questions may call (318) 628-4452.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

COVID Numbers Steadily Decline

According to updated statistics provided by Sheriff Cranford Jordan and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website, COVID-19 cases in Winn Parish are continually moving in a good direction.

Between Tuesday, June 2, and Sunday, June 7, active cases decreased from 75 to 70. During that time, recoveries increased from 102 to 115. Winn Parish hasn’t seen any deaths from the novel coronavirus since the passing of two residents from Winnfield Nursing and Rehabilitation in early April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

Winn Parish Industrial Board Induction

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Jason Tarver being sworn into the WPIB.

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Robin Cummings (left) and Joe Evans (right) being sworn into the WPIB.

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Pictured center: Bates, Tarver, Cummings, Evans, and McAllister.

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Winn Parish Industrial Board swore in new members, elected leaders, and brainstormed possible future opportunities for Winn Parish.

The Winn Parish Industrial Board is a board of commissioners representing the Winn Parish Economic Development District, which was established to promote and encourage the development of economic and industrial opportunities, stimulate the economy through renewed commerce and industry, and utilize and develop natural and human resources of the area by providing job opportunities.

Wed
03
Jun

Free COVID Testing to Come to Winn

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Winn Parish School Board observed social distancing guidelines at the May 26 meeting, as pictured above. Story begins on page 1, ends below.

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Above: Members of the Winn Parish community place senior portraits in front of Winn Parish schools to honor graduating seniors. See page 1 for the story.

Louisiana Office of Public Health enables Region 6 Mobile Testing Program.

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Wed
03
Jun

Summer Reading Program Canceled

The Winn Parish Library and branches would like to thank all who participate in our annual summer reading programs. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have decided not to have our summer reading program this year.

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Wed
03
Jun

Summer Feeding Program

The Winn Parish meal delivery program for students via Healthy School Food Collaborative ended Sunday, May 31, 2020.

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Wed
03
Jun

Annual D.A.R.E. Fair Set

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office will host the 11 th annual D.A.R.E. Fair at the Huey P. Long branch of the Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Everyone is invited.

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Wed
03
Jun

Winn Sees 81 Recoveries as June Begins

According to the report from Sheriff Cranford Jordan on Monday, June 1, 2020, Winn Parish is currently housing 86 active cases of COVID-19, 61 of which reside in Winn Correctional Center. In Winn Parish, 84 of the total 172 cases have already recovered. At WCC, 55 of the total 116 cases have recovered.

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Wed
03
Jun

Community Contributions Make Tribute Possible for Senior Class of 2020

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Atlanta High School senior signs. See story on page 1.

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Dodson High School senior signs. See story on page 1.

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Above and below: Calvin High School senior signs. See story on page 1.

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Several members and organizations of the Winn Parish community collaborated and donated funds to honor the graduating class of 2020. Senior signs were placed outside of Atlanta High School, Calvin High School, Dodson High School, and Winnfield Senior High School (pictured right).

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