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Wed
09
Sep

Sign-up for FEMA help after Hurricane Laura

If you were affected by Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22-27 and you live in Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion, Vernon, or Winn Parish, you may be eligible for FEMA help.

Assistance provided by FEMA for homeowners and renters can include grants for rent and repairs to make their primary home habitable. It can also help other serious disaster-related needs like replacing essential household items, medical and dental expenses and funeral and burial costs.

Survivors should file an insurance claim at the same time as they apply to FEMA. Save yourself time, if you have insurance, you must file a claim.

 

 

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Wed
09
Sep

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Josh McAllister, President of the Police Jury, and other volunteers at the First Presbyterian Church

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Fire Chief Brian Montgomery helping with Red Cross distribution at the Fire Department

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Winnfield City Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter directs traffic for supply distribution

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Monica Evans and her children hand out supplies at the First Presbyterian

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

National Guard on Main Streetto help with relief efforts

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

From left Tiffany Boyd, Monica Evans, Katresha Small and Pastor Brian Small who have volunteered in the St. Maruice community to bring supplies.

Winn Parish pulls together after Hurricane Laura wreaks havoc

Area around the Winnfield Senior High School under water immeditaely after the storm

“We’ve never had this kind of natural disaster,” President of the Winn Parish Police Jury Josh McAllister said. “When the national guard got here we were told we were the most severely affected parish in Louisiana besides the ones hit on the coast.”

Since Hurricane Laura swept through Louisiana on Aug. 27, and after the immediate aftermath of trees and power lines making the roadways in Winn Parish impassable, the communities in the parish have banded together.

“I got everything packed in my truck the Wednesday after the hurricane hit and haven’t been back home since,” McAllister said at the First Presbyterian Church where he, his wife and other volunteers had gathered to give out food and water to Winnfield residents.

 

 

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Wed
02
Sep

Phone Line Set Up for Families Trying to Locate Laura Survivors in State­Provided Hotel Rooms; Families Can Also Use Online Form

Phone Line Set Up for Families Trying to Locate Laura Survivors in State­Provided Hotel Rooms; Families Can Also Use Online Form

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Laura to state-provided hotel rooms.

 

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Wed
02
Sep

Is the DATA Furnished to Louisiana Citizens True?

Dear Editor:

The Marx Brothers famously quipped, “Who ya gonna believe, me or your own eyes?” In Louisiana, our daily COVID-19 briefings have taken on the same spirit. Our hospitals were never overrun, the lockdown did not stop the spread, and “two more weeks” of restrictions has become six months. At some point, we must hold our leaders accountable with their own facts.

 

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Wed
02
Sep

FEMA Individual Assistance Approved for Seven Additional Parishes

FEMA Individual Assistance Approved for Seven Additional Parishes

Gov. John Bel Edwards announces that FEMA has approved an additional seven Louisiana parishes for Individual Assistance following Hurricane Laura, bringing the total number of parishes where residents are eligible for aid to 16. The newly approved parishes are Rapides, Natchitoches, Sabine, Winn, Grant, Jackson and Lincoln.

 

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Wed
02
Sep

Laura Slams Winn Parish

Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish
Laura Slams Winn Parish

“It was the worst storm I’ve ever live through,” Sheriff Cranford Jordan said. “Most of the roads in Winn Parish were impassable, but we are blessed to live in a logging community where they could help clear the roads. We couldn’t have done this alone.”

 

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Wed
02
Sep

Multi­Parish Burn Ban in Effect

Multi­Parish Burn Ban in Effect

State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning a n d Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602, for the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, Jackson, Jeff Davis, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, Union, Vernon and Winn.

Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government. This order is effective as of 8 a.m., August 31, 2020 and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

 

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Wed
26
Aug

Pledge 10 Fall 2020 Grant applications now open

Applications are now being accepted from Jackson, Winn, Bienville and Lincoln parish nonprofit organizations and public agencies for JSB Pledge 10 grants. The grants assist with innovative projects that promote education, youth development, financial literacy, or community enrichment in this four-parish service area. Awards range from $2,500 to $10,000.

Recent Pledge 10 grant awards impacted community health and wellness, youth development, and elementary school projects. “Pledge 10 grants are a valuable part of our corporate giving. The process helps identify partners in our service area that have worthwhile projects and allows us to help them accomplish their goals,” explains Jonesboro State Bank president Thurston Allen.

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Wed
26
Aug

Understanding Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can be physical or psychological, and it can affect anyone of any age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. It may include behaviors meant to scare, physically harm, or control a partner. And while every relationship is different, domestic violence typically involves an unequal power dynamic in which one partner tries to assert control over the other in a variety of ways.

Insults, threats, emotional abuse, and sexual coercion all constitute domestic violence. Some perpetrators may use children, pets, or other family members as emotional leverage to get their victim to do what they want. Victims of domestic violence experience diminished selfworth, anxiety, depression, and a general sense of helplessness that can take time and often professional help to overcome.

Wed
26
Aug

2020 Census in Winn Parish still critically low

Mayor George Moss and other residents of the City of Winnfield met on Thursday, Aug. 20 to discuss actions to raise the 2020 census in Winn Parish, which has been marked as “Critically low” and puts Winnfield in danger of losing its city status and revert to a village, bringing a loss of funding among other things detrimental to Winn Parish.

The census will impact Winn Parish in many ways, like disaster planning, small business development, Medicare and highway construction.

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