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Wed
09
Jul

City officials sworn in July 1

A bright, warm summer morning greeted several Winnfield citizens as they gathered in the Winnfield Civic Center to take the oath of office and assume their new elected positions on July 1. Mayor Kiah Beville, Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter
and Winnfield City Council members Jesse Edwards, Gerald Hamms, Sarah Junkin and Matt Miller were officially sworn into office during a ceremonious event notable for the air of “hope” surrounding the Winnfield Civic Center
 
Wed
09
Jul

NRA cuts $20,000 check in Winn

The National Rifle Association Foundation wrote out a check to the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office totaling $20,000. The money was the cut of what was raised from the 2013 NRA Banquet that was held in Winn last August. Upkeep of the Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range is the primary use of the money.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Winn students participate in AHEC summer program

For the fourteenth consistent year, Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (Central LA AHEC) collaborated
with Winn Parish Medical Center and Winn Parish School Board to bring the “A-HEC of a Summer” program to students in the area. Selected high school students volunteer at Winn Parish Medical Center for 15 days during the summer.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Winnfield Class of ‘64 hold 50 year reunion

The Winnfield High School class of 1964 hosted the 50 anniversary of their graduation during the weekend of June 27 and 28 at the Winn Civic Center. The class of ’64 was the last to graduate from the old high school, located across from the Winnfield Primary School, before the opening of the current Winnfield Senior High School. 
 
Wed
02
Jul

Winn Dixie Darlings finish strong second place

The Winn All-Stars Dixie Darlings, ages 7-8, earned second place in the Dixie State Tournament in Alexandria. The
Darlings lost 7-0 to Sabine Parish, a team that made it all the way to the Dixie World Series last year and placed second in the nation
 
Wed
25
Jun

Select Winn voting precincts to be merged, consolidated

The Winn Parish Police Jury met for their regular meeting on June 16, where the issue of merging voting districts was at the forefront of the agenda. The Louisiana Secretary of State’s office sent a letter to the jury, the Winn Parish Clerk of Court Don Kelley and Winn Registrar of Voters Rita James notifying them that in an effort to save money, voting districts with less than 
300 active registered voters would be merged or consolidated with other districts.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Local runners to tackle marathon for St. Jude’s

Two Winn Parish residents are turning their exercise regimen into a cause for good. Lori Spangler and Jennifer Dill, two Winnfield runners, have registered to be “St. Jude Heroes” and committed themselves to running a 26.2 mile marathon in December to help raise money for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. 
 
Wed
25
Jun

Winnfield High School Reunion to be held this weekend

The Winnfield High School class of 1964 will be hosting the 2014 Winnfield Class Reunion this weekend. The event will kick-off at 6:30 on Friday with a dinner and dance at the Winnfield Civic Center, followed by coffee on Saturday morning from 10:00 until noon
 
Wed
18
Jun

Jindal signs education legislation in Winnfield

Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared in Winnfield on Thursday, June 12 to sign HB 944, a bill that will strengthen the “JumpStart” program in Louisiana. Designed to provide certain job skills in educational criteria in rural and urban high  schools, JumpStart allows for a career diploma to be an equivalent to the traditional high school diploma 
 

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