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Wed
03
Jun

School Board “In Limbo” While Waiting

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Pictured above and top right: Members of the Winn Parish School Board social distance and use face masks at the May 26 meeting in the auditorium of Winnfield Senior High School.

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At the May 26 meeting of the Winn Parish School Board, Superintendent Steve Bartlett opened by commenting on the current state of things: “There’s nothing that we can compare this to because this has never happened before.” Mr. Bartlett explained that since education was not mentioned in Governor Edwards’ latest order, WPSB is “in limbo” while awaiting the next announcement on Monday, June 1. Mr. Bartlett reviewed that Winn Parish teachers, principals, assistant principals, and supervisors were all working diligently to try to continue educating students. WPSB pedagogical practices involved paper packets, digital instruction, and weekly contact between teachers and students.

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Wed
27
May

Trista Tyler Memorial Awards $6,000 in Scholarships

The Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship awarded $6,000 to Winn Parish Seniors that met the criteria for 2020. General requirements for this $500 scholarship are achieving an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better, earning an ACT score of 20 or above, being a member of a school athletic team for at least two years including senior year, remaining active in at least two clubs or school organizations, having a good attendance record with no major disciplinary action, displaying good character and a pleasant personality, and exhibiting dedication.

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Wed
27
May

LDWF Schedules Drawdown for Saline Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in conjunction with the Saline Lake Commission has scheduled a drawdown of Saline Lake (Natchitoches and Winn Parishes) for giant salvinia control, organic reduction, and fish habitat improvement. The drawdown is designed to reduce the further expansion of salvinia as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth.

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Wed
27
May

Parish Millage Rates Established

At the meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury on Monday, May 18, 2020, the Ad Valorem millage rates were approved as follows:

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Wed
27
May

Dixie Youth Season Canceled

The 2020 season of Winn Parish Dixie Youth ball has officially been canceled. Refunds will be issued in original form of payment if possible.

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Wed
27
May

CHS Senior Parade

The senior class of Calvin High School had a parade in Calvin on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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Wed
27
May

CHS Reunion Canceled

The annual reunion of the Calvin High School Alumni Association, traditionally held on the first Saturday of June

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Wed
27
May

Loggers Bill Blocked from Advancing to Regular Session

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Pictures from the first “Day of Louisiana Logging” in Winnfield on February 12, 2020. Seven Louisiana senators and seven representatives, the chief of staff for Congressman Abraham, former Congressman Rodney Alexander, local Police Jurors, Winnfield city councilmembers, and Louisiana loggers attended the meeting to build relationships and present information concerning a day in the life of a Louisiana logger.

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Pictured right: Toni McAllister and Josh McAllister addressing guests at the “Day of Louisiana Logging” in February.

The logging industry, a leading industry crucial to Winn Parish, has been facing unprecedented obstacles.

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Wed
20
May

Winn Parish Library Announces Limited Opening

The Winn Parish Library branches are pleased to announce that they will begin a limited opening schedule effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Winnfield, Atlanta, Calvin, Dodson, and Sikes locations. The library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. In an effort to ensure the health of our patrons and staff, we ask that certain guidelines are followed:

• Staff and patrons will be required to wear masks at all times. Patrons will be issued a mask if they do not have one.

• Computers will be cleaned every hour, on the hour. Computer time will be limited to the remaining portion of the hour. Patrons requiring the full hour on the computer should arrive at the top of the hour. Headphones will not be available. Barriers will be installed between computers.

Wed
20
May

Fee for Winnfield Residents Without 911 Signs

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Turn to pages 3 and 11 to see pictures from the parade put together by first responders and loved ones for Winn Parish nursing home residents! (Photographs taken at Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.)

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Posted 911 addresses can save lives. In an emergency, seconds can make a lifesaving difference. The City of Winnfield would like to encourage all city residents to have a valid 911 address posted on the property. The number shall be displayed in a location visible from the road to which the number is assigned.

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