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Wed
11
Feb

20th Uncle Earl’s set in a few weeks

Listen closely and you’ll hear it. The stone pigs being delivered. The round table at Ember’s a buzz with activity. Having a reunion in March? Sorry, the hotel is all booked that particular weekend. There’s an event going on, and in the words of Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy, it’s “kind of a big deal
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Local businesses honored at Winn Chamber reception

Local business and community involvement seemed to be the running theme of the Winn Chamber of Commerce and
Tourism’s annual reception on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 27.
 
Wed
04
Feb

Mardi Gras Parade this Sat.

The Krewe of Kingfish Mardi Gras Parade will roll  through Downtown Winnfield and celebrate its 23rd year this Saturday, Feb. 7. Line-up for the parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Earl K. Long Park. The actual parade will begin at 3:00 p.m.
and will travel down historic Main Street.
 
Wed
28
Jan

Winn Fire District holds first regular meeting of 2015

Winn Parish Fire District #3 held their first regular meeting of 2015 on Monday, Jan. 12, with a hefty agenda. The first item of new business included a packet that was received from the P.I.A.L. (Property Insurance Association of Louisiana), which specified items and criteria in which the fire district must meet.
 
Wed
28
Jan

Jury elects officers for 2015, hears bridge inspection update and possible closures

The Winn Parish Police Jury held their first regular meeting of 2015 last Tuesday, Jan. 20, and the message that seemed to resonate the most was a theme that has carried over from 2014: rising costs and smaller funds.
 
Wed
21
Jan

Council introduces first ordinance of 2015

The Winnfield City Council met for their monthly meeting on Jan. 13, and the agenda mostly consisted of questions asked by members of the council. District 2 Councilman Gerald Hamms, who inquired as to whom would appoint a new city marshal should the office become vacant, introduced the first non-action item of the night.
 
Wed
21
Jan

MLK Prayer Breakfast observed here Monday

Dozens of Winn Parish citizens gathered at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, Jan. 19. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Memorial Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Winn Parish Voters and Civic League, began with a call to order by Master of Services Louis Bell, Jr.
 
Wed
14
Jan

School Board elects new officers

The first 2015 meeting of the Winn Parish School Board started with a swearing-in by Winn Clerk of Court Donald Kelley. Three new board members joined eight incumbents on Monday, and a light agenda made for a pleasant start for this new board.
 

 

Wed
14
Jan

LDEQ holds ribbon cutting for new Courthouse parking lot

Representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality were in Winnfield last week for an official ribbon cutting of the new Courthouse parking lot.
The new parking lot across from the Winn Parish Courthouse had an official ribbon-cutting last week, where various representatives from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and local government were in attendance. The parking lot, which has been available for use since Sept., is the first of its kind in the state of Louisiana. Made of a special material called pervious concrete, its purpose is to eliminate storm water runoff and to provide storm water pollution prevention. 
 

 

Wed
14
Jan

Elected officials swornin parishwide in Jan.

Winn Parish Clerk of Court Don Kelley administers the oath of office to incoming Justices of the Peace in Winn Parish. Pictured, left to right: Shirley Tubbs, Tammy Griffin, Nelda Murphy, Roy Jones, Ricky White, Bryan Price. Not pictured: Kirsten Allen, Mark Johns.
Jan. 1 began a new term for elected offices in Winn Parish and across the state, with several newly elected officials joining even more incumbents for this term. The highest-ranked of those elected are two new members of Congress, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy and U.S. Representative Dr. Ralph Abraham. They took their oaths of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the U.S. Senate.
 

 

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