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Wed
11
May

Domestic Violence and Men As Victims

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(L – R) Mrs. Vicki Fletcher, Mrs. Penny Horne and Mrs. Carolyn Lang were all honored by AHS for their retirement.

When it comes to domestic violence, the conversation typically focuses on women as victims and men as perpetrators. After all, women make up at least 85% of the victims, and most often at the hands of male abusers. But men can be victims of domestic violence as well. Also, many men may not realize at the time that what they are experiencing is abuse.

Men are abused by partners on a daily basis and often times have been victims of childhood domestic violence, or grow up in an environment of abuse.

Male survivors of domestic violence can feel a stigma to be the “strong male” who should be able to fight back against an abusive partner. They may also feel that they will face discrimination from police or domestic violence shelters.

Wed
11
May

Winn Parish Prekindergarten Registration Continues

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Pastor Joel Hines of The Family Church opened up the House session at the State Capitol on May 5, the National Day of Prayer. Police Jury President, Josh McAllister (L) and Representative Jack McFarland (R) join him.

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Winn Parish and Winn Parish FFA were well represented at the State Capitol this past week. Pictured are State Sentinal, Parker Carlino (L) and State President, Peyton Little (R)

Winn Parish prekindergarten registration has been in progress since March 5, 2022. PreK registration will continue through June 24, 2022. Once a public school PreK class reaches 20 students, the class will be closed, and children will be allowed to fill seats in other locations. As of May 5, 2022, there are only 4 seats available at Atlanta High School, 6 seats at Calvin High School, 8 seats at Dodson High School, and 12 seats at Winnfield Primary School. Students will be placed on a waiting list once the class is full if they choose not to attend another school where seats are available. Please register your PreK student as soon as possible for best availability.

Wed
11
May

Pavement Cave In Forces Street Closures in Winnfield

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Main Street was temporarily closed effective May 5 from intersection of Main and N. St. John to intersection of Main and Church due to cave in. Outside crews were be brought in as soon as possible to determine cause and timeline for repairs.

Wed
04
May

Winnfield Municipal General Election Results

The turnout for the Municipal General Election on April 30 was low in Winnfield. The unofficial turnout was only 22.9%. City council, District 2 was the only item on the ballot with Ada Hall (DEM) defeating Winona Harrell (DEM) with Hall receiving 63% of the votes and Harrell receiving 37%.

Wed
04
May

DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY COMES TO WINN PARISH

All children under five in Winn, Jackson, Bienville, and Lincoln parishes are now eligible for registration for free books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! Jonesboro State Bank’s Pledge 10 program has expanded their Imagination Library partnership area to include all four parishes.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the first anniversary of bringing the Imagination Library to Jackson Parish than by expanding this opportunity to all the parishes in our primary service area,” explains Bank President Thurston Allen. “With our focus on education, youth development, community development, and financial literacy, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a terrific fit for the mission of Pledge 10.”

Wed
04
May

Kindergarten Registration Dates Announced for Winn Parish Schools

The excitement continues as future kindergarten students are encouraged to register for the 2022-2023 school year. The Winn Parish School Board would like to announce the following dates for kindergarten registration. Kindergarten Registration will be held at Calvin High School on Friday, May 13, 2022. Kindergarten Registration will be held at Winnfield Primary School, Atlanta High School, and Dodson High School on Monday, May 23, 2022. Birth certificate, up to date immunization record, and social security card are required for enrollment. If you are already enrolled in prekindergarten in the school where you will attend kindergarten, you do not have to attend Kindergarten Registration. Individual schools will send letters in the mail closer to the 2022- 2023 school year with information for their future kindergarten students so it is important that these students register their mailing information.

Wed
27
Apr

Calvin Lady Cougars are Sulphur Bound

Calvin Lady Cougars are Sulphur Bound
Calvin Lady Cougars are Sulphur Bound
Calvin Lady Cougars are Sulphur Bound
Calvin Lady Cougars are Sulphur Bound

The Lady Calvin Lady Cougars are headed to Sulphur. The girls shut out Plainview and took the win this past week with a 11-0 win.

Pitcher Haley Martin didn’t allow a single run, throwing a complete game shutout and leading the Cougars to victory.

In the first inning, Camden Johnson doubled on a 3-2 count and scored a run. In the fifth inning the Cougars gained five more runs. Senior Lauren Trawick got a home run and Haley Martin came through with a double.

Martin allowed zero runs on three hits over five innings, striking out five and walking one. Martin, Lily Barnes, Trawick, and Johnson all had multiple hits for the Lady Cougars.

The Lady Cougars will be playing the semi-finals at Frasch Park in Sulphur on Friday, April 29 against Summerfield with hopes to advance to finals on Saturday. Good luck Lady Cougars!

Wed
27
Apr

Parents Be Aware of Accessible Drugs and Alcohol

Parents Be Aware of Accessible Drugs and Alcohol
Parents Be Aware of Accessible Drugs and Alcohol

Two female juveniles were charged and later released to their parents after bringing and consuming alcohol and edible THC during school hours at Winnfield Middle School. The students were taken to Winn Parish Medical Center after their parents were called by school administration.

Due to both being juveniles, names are not being released. One student was charged with possession of Schedule I, possession of Schedule I in a drug free zone, and unauthorized possession of alcohol on school property, and public possession of alcohol under 21. The second student was charged with possession of schedule I and possession of schedule I in a drug free zone.

Sheriff Cranford Jordan asks parents to “please keep a vigil and watch what is going on with their children. This is so dangerous and there have been so many deaths due to drug overdoses recently. We love our children and want them safe.”

Wed
20
Apr

Crash on Gum Springs Road Claims the Life of Natchitoches Woman

Crash on Gum Springs Road Claims the Life of Natchitoches Woma

On April 17, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Gum Springs Road near Dickerson Road. This crash claimed the life of 32-year-old Da’Anna Kennedy of Natchitoches.

The initial investigation revealed a 2004 Toyota Camry, driven by 22-year-old Taylor Hudson of Natchitoches, was northbound on Gum Springs Road. For reasons still under investigation, Hudson’s vehicle crossed the centerlines into the southbound travel lane and collided head-on with a southbound 2014 Cadillac SRX, driven by Kennedy.

Kennedy, who was not restrained, sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries. Hudson, who was restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.

WPSO assisted the LSP.

Wed
20
Apr

Retirement Reception Held For Dr. Jerry Williams and Gayle Gilcrease

Retirement Reception Held For Dr. Jerry Williams and Gayle Gilcrease
Retirement Reception Held For Dr. Jerry Williams and Gayle Gilcrease
Retirement Reception Held For Dr. Jerry Williams and Gayle Gilcrease
Retirement Reception Held For Dr. Jerry Williams and Gayle Gilcrease

A retirement reception was hosted for Dr. Jerry Williams and his Office Manager, Mrs. Gayle Gilcrease on Friday. Residents and former patients turned out in abundance to offer their well wishes and blessings.

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