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Wed
07
Jul

Winn Parish resident turns 102 years old

Winn Parish resident turns 102 years old

Irene Jameson, who turned 102 years old, was able to spend time with her family after a year of COVID-19 kept them apart until recently.

Irene Jameson, who resides at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Winnfield, celebrated her 102 nd birthday.

This year she was able to celebrate with her family, instead of through glass like last year since COVID-19 protocols have lightened in recent months.

“COVID has made out time together mean more than it ever did, it’s made our time together so special,” Jameson’s family member Helen said. “The first time I was able to see her in person after COVID, I snuck up on her and she gave a big smile and said ‘How did you get in here?”

 

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Wed
07
Jul

The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show at Winn Parish Library

The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show at Winn Parish Library

Harvey Rabbit and Friends will be appearing at the main branch July 8.

“The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show” is returning to the Winn Parish Library.

Harvey Rabbit and Friends will be appearing at the main branch on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:00 p. m. The show features Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator with Laura and Tim Allured in a fun filled, energetic show of ventriloquism puppetry, music, magic, comedy, and audience participation.

 

 

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Wed
07
Jul

Win in Winn: Winn Parish Enterprise Giveaway

Win in Winn: Winn Parish Enterprise Giveaway

The Winn Parish Enterprise will be hosting a giveaway for prizes, like the recliner above. See more prizes on the back of this edition of the Winn Parish Enterprise.

The Winn Parish Enterprise will be giving out prizes weekly starting on July 7.

See the prizes to be givien away on the back page of this edition of the Winn Parish Enterprise.

Cut an ad out of the weekly edition of the Enterprise and bring it to that participating business. At the business, participants will fill out a card and attach it to the ad cutout, and place it in a basket.

Winner will be drawn randomly from a basket containing all entries each week.

Rules for the giveaway are:

 

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Wed
07
Jul

Al Simmons has first meeting as superintendent

Al Simmons has first meeting as superintendent

The Winn Parish School Board at the June 28 meeting, with Al Simmons taking his seat as superintendent for the first time.

The Winn Parish School Board met in a special public session on June 28, and Al Simmons took the superintendent seat for the first time. The meeting kicked off with Leah Clingan wanting to change the graduation dress code policy after WSHS prevented graduates this year from wearing military stoles. “I don’t care if it’s FBLA, FFA 4-H, if they have it they should be able to wear it,” Clingan said. “They’ve worked for it, there’s no reason why they can’t wear it.”

Clingan wanted the new policy to be in effect by the start of the school year, but Simmons didn’t know if enacting the policy would be plausible in that short a time span, but would like to have it take effect soon enough to give notice before the graduation in 2022.

 

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Wed
30
Jun

An Independence Day Reflection

July 4th, 1776. The Declaration of Independence. It has been noted many times that the Declaration is the “promise” of America and the U.S. Constitution, the “fulfillment” of the promise of America.

In the Declaration, with those eternal, elegantly written words, Thomas Jefferson firmly declared the separation of the thirteen existing states of the United States from Great Britain—due to the “long train of abuses and usurpations” which Jefferson carefully and eloquently outlined that King George III had inflicted on the new American states. This was, of course, the official legal and diplomatic pronouncement to the King, Great Britain, and the world that the United States was formally and politically separating from Great Britain.

 

 

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Wed
30
Jun

The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show at Winn Parish Library

 The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show at Winn Parish Library

Harvey Rabbit and Friends will be appearing at the main branch on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:00 p. m.

“The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show” is returning to the Winn Parish Library.

Harvey Rabbit and Friends will be appearing at the main branch on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:00 p. m.

The show features Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan, and T-Boy the Alligator with Laura and Tim Allured in a fun filled, energetic show of ventriloquism puppetry, music, magic, comedy, and audience participation.

Seating is limited, so arrive early and prepare to be entertained.

 

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Wed
30
Jun

A Mountain of a Man ­­ Remembering Claude L. O’Bryan

A Mountain of a Man ­­ Remembering Claude L. O’Bryan

Claude L. O’Bryan was the key figure in bringing one of the biggest events to Winn Parish, Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials.

In 1994, The Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce was tasked to come up with 12 events, one for each month in 1995, to celebrate the 100th birthday of Earl K. Long.

Two years prior, the parish did a similar event for his brother, Huey, and those events came and went.

While the chamber was able to come up with a handful, the last few months were proving problematic, the chamber was out of ideas.

In the corner Claude L O’Bryan sat chewing on his King cigar, and recalled some experiences he had with Earl throughout his life.

 

 

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Wed
23
Jun

Files signs with Hendrix College

Files signs with Hendrix College

Dane Files with his family, on front row, parents, Ashley and Mark Files. On second row are Kenzie Lipa, granmother Penny Shelton, great-aunt Sandie Parker and aunt, Maggie Morgan. On back row are grandfather Rodney Shelton and Coach Aaron York.

Files signs with Hendrix College

Dane Files signed his letter of intent to play wide receiver at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., at a ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic School

Come on, play football with us this year. We’ll have fun! Can’t you just hear teens urging a friend to pick up the pigskin and join the team so they can hang out and have fun? Thankfully one St. Mary’s senior listened to his friend and played football for the Tigers his senior year. And what a senior year it was! His time on that 100 yards of turf led to his recruitment and ultimate signing to play college ball. Dane Files signed his letter of intent to play at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.

And yes, he only played one year of his high school career but in that year, one where he had over 600 yards receiving, he got nods for All-District and nominations for All-State by both the sports writers association and the coaches association. Coach Aaron York said Files got his body in shape, but most importantly, had is academics in shape which always helps in the recruiting process.

Wed
23
Jun

Second annual Winnfield Juneteenth celebration a success

Second annual Winnfield Juneteenth celebration a success

Ray Muklis watching the Juneteenth Parade

Winnfield hosted its second annual Juneteenth celebration this Saturday, and enjoyed fun and games, and gave remembrance to the day that news reached the deepest parts of the confederacy that the slaves had been freed.

Juneteenth is a day celebrating June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas bringing the news that the Civil War had ended and the Emancipation Proclamation declared all those enslaved that they had been freed nearly two and a half years earlier.

“We want to empower those after us,” Temico Myers, who was in charge of putting together the event, said. “We want to leave the same legacy as those did before us.”

Event goers were able to enjoy a parade and activities like a cake walk, volley ball, barbecue and a spades and dominoes tournament and more this year, and is looking to get bigger next year, and turnout this year was bigger than expected.

 

 

Wed
23
Jun

Dodson Police Chief honored in Baton Rouge

Dodson Police Chief honored in Baton Rouge

Dodson Police Chief Daniel Hagan with his 2021 Heart of Law Award

Dodson Police Chief Daniel Hagan was one of the recipients of the 2021 Heart of Law Enforcement Wards in Baton Rouge on June 15.

Seven other law enforcement officers from Louisiana, from Ascension, Calcasieu, Greenwood, Jefferson, Ouachita, Slidell and Zachary Parish, joined Hagan in the award ceremony.

In 2019, Hagan found a teenage boy who was homeless at two in the morning, and brought him home and fed him. He let the boy stay with him until he contacted his aunt, and Hagan said the aunt was more than happy to bring him in.

 

 

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