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Jan

Monday, January 3rd

Monday, January 3rd

Monday, January 3rd the city of Winnfield water system was shut down for several hours in order for workers to repair a water leak coming from a main line near 415 Bevill St.

Wed
05
Jan

Winnfield Mayor George Moss

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Winnfield Mayor George Moss arrives at work site where main water line was being repaired.

Wed
29
Dec

Winn Parish Police Jury Holds Monthly Meeting

The WPPJ monthly meeting was held on Dec. 20 th . The meeting opened with adoption of the minutes from previous meeting and public hearing. Police Jury President, Mr. Josh McAllister opened the floor for road superintendent, Mr. Perry Holmes, gave an update on the roads. Grading of the parish roads has been going as planned with exception rain putting things to a halt at times. “There is one motor grader down but hopefully it will be in soon,” said Mr. Holmes. Potholes are still being filled throughout the parish. District 4 police jury member Tammy Griffin asked if things were still on track with the work on highway 501 and Mr. Holmes stated that they are. It has taken 17 days to cut Jake Creel Rd. because of weather but Holmes states that it has finally been completed.

Wed
29
Dec

West Frazier Donates Hams

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Employees from West Frazier wait with Sheriff Jordan as vehicles line up to receive hams.

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Employees of West Frazier set to hand out hams to Winn parish residents.

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Vehicles lined up to receive hams donated by West Frazier, Joyce.

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Sheriff Cranford Jordan and deputies of WPSO assist in handing out hams donated by West Frazier

Many families were blessed this holiday season by receiving a ham donated by the local West Frazier plant. On Dec. 21 st , over 600 hams arrived at the Joyce location. Plant manager, Mr. Billy Bell stated that this is the second year that they have done this. Sheriff Cranford Jordan and deputies of the WPSO, as well as the Winnfield Police Department, assisted West Frazier employees in getting hams out to residents within the parish by delivering them, while the rest were handed off to residents as they lined up in their vehicles at the mill.

Wed
29
Dec

Sheriff Arrest Grinch 12/21

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Children throughout Winn Parish slept soundly awaiting the arrival of Christmas after learning that Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan arrested the famed Christmas thief, The Grinch on Dec. 21 st . Grinch, 56, a green male who resides on Mount Crumpit near Whoville, had been hiding in Winn Parish, waiting to steal Christmas trees, ornaments, decorations and presents for parish children.

Sheriff Jordan said, “We received a tip from Cindy Lou of Whoville who told us Grinch was heading to our parish. We set up surveillance and were able to spot his dog, Max, who was traveling on the shoulder of US 167 between Dodson and Tannehill. We secretly placed a microphone on his collar and let him go. Thankfully, he went to Grinch who was hiding in the woods near Highway 505. Grinch tells his dog everything, so we were able to listen in on his plans to ruin Christmas.”

Wed
22
Dec

Kiwanis Toys for Kids Program Distributes Toys

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Volunteer Ellie Bryant presents toys to recipients of the Toys for Kids program.

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Baskets full of goodies for Toys for Kids recipients.

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Bags of Toys have been packed and labeled for the children.

The Kiwanis Toys for Kids program has once again made sure children in the community will have a great Christmas. Over 300 children will receive gifts this year through this important outreach and it requires the efforts of many who give of their time and donations. The toys were distributed to families December 13 th and 14 th from the basement of the courthouse. Mrs. Rita James has been chairman of Toys for Kids for over 15 years. Each year James is joined by Mike Riffe who help’s with the task of purchasing toys. Sheriff Cranford Jordan has also worked with the program for over fifteen years. Each year he asks that his deputies participate and they are always eager to volunteer. This year $11,000 was raised at the boot drive and also through donations from businesses and individuals. Kiwanian’s Lamar Tarver, Steve Bates, Dylan and Starr Womack and Dr. Jerry Williams all assisted with the boot drive.

Wed
22
Dec

Retired Teacher’s Association Meet for First Time Since COVID­19

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Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bankston hosted the Winn Parish Retired Teacher’s Association meeting at their home on Dec. 14. It was a beautiful event with a Christmas theme. This is the first time the group has been able to meet since the COVID-19 epidemic forced things to come to a standstill. In attendance were over 30 members and of course those that have passed were there in spirit. The first item on the agenda was to discuss arrangements to honor those members who have passed since the epidemic. “If we do nothing else right throughout this next year, this has to be done right,” said Mr. Tommy Bankston. Also in attendance was the District 8

President, Mrs. Genevieve Gordon from Sabine Parish. Mrs. Gordon gave an update on events and meetings within the Association.

After the meeting was adjourned, members visited and enjoyed a beautiful display of food and refreshments.

Wed
22
Dec

Winnfield First Baptist Spends Eight Months Developing Three Year Strategic Plan

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Winnfield FBC members during “I Serve Sunday” project.

Winnfield First Baptist will be offering Christmas dinner to the community at no cost Friday, Dec. 24 th from 11:30am – 1:30pm. There will be curbside pick-up or dine-in. The church is located at 201 East Court St. This event is just a piece of a whole plan of things to come. Dr. Jerry Pipes, the pastor of Winnfield First Baptist, is excited about a new three year strategic plan that has been put into place to “Help everyone every where find and follow Jesus,” which is their mission statement. The church recently held an “I Serve Sunday” in which members went out into the community to assist and help others such as cleaning yards, delivering goody bags to the elderly, and other out reach projects. Members attended church, held prayer and then disbursed to their prospective projects.

There are 5 core values that drive their mission statement. Those five core values include:

Wed
15
Dec

Autumn Leaves Celebrates Christmas

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Autumn Leaves residents and staff enjoyed a great trip to the Saline Creek Christmas Tree Farms on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Owners, Mrs. Nikki and Mr. Scott Bedgood provided all with a picnic lunch. Photographer, Mrs. Patti Warren and Santa Claus were there to take pictures of all the residents. Mr. Scott demonstrated how they cut and bale trees when they are purchased. Mrs. Nikki also demonstrated how she makes wreaths that are also sold at the Christmas Tree Farm. Then the residents were able to tour the gift shop on the grounds as well. Autumn Leaves appreciates the Saline Creek Christmas Tree Farm for everything they did for our residents. It was such a treat for them to be able to go on such a nice little outing to experience Christmas in such a special way.

Wed
15
Dec

Shop With A Cop brings Christmas to local children

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Mr. Jessie Phillips has been over the Shop with a Cop program for many years and each year it grows with this year being the largest yet. This year there were over a hundred kids filling the civic center excited to shop. Santa was on hand to visit with the children and take a few pictures. As they loaded onto the rescue vehicles, fire trucks, and police vehicles, the anticipation and excitement would warm any heart. Mr. Phillips stressed that this program would not be possible without the local merchants, donations, and volunteers. Employees of the local Walmart assisted in helping with the event and shopping with the kids. Once again Shop with a Cop was a great success.

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