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Wed
29
Oct

Congress, amendments and local races on ballot for Nov. 4 primary

The 2014 mid-term election open primary will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and a heated battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress will (hopefully) be decided.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Jury sets public meeting date for new tax election

The Oct. 20 meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury began with an announcement by President Jack McFarland of a public meeting that will be held on Monday, Dec. 15 where an ordinance will be passed to authorize a half-cent sales tax. If it’s approved on December 6, the board will have an open meeting on Dec. 15 and vote to levy the tax.
 
Wed
29
Oct

El Camino Commission holds meeting in Winnfield

Pictured, left to right: front: Murphy McMillan, Hyram Copeland, Carolyn Phillips, H. L. Irvin. Back row: Rick Nowlin, Ken Freeman, Mike Tinnerello, Bob Holeman, Lee Posey, James Scarborough.

The Louisiana El Camino East/West Corridor Commission met on Oct. 22 to discuss by-laws and elect new officers for 2015. The East/West Corridor Commission is made up of a group of local mayors and individuals who represent parishes that are part of the El Camino East/West Corridor. The Commission is dedicated to a project that would fourlane five states along U.S. Highway 84.
 
Wed
22
Oct

ADK

In celebration of ADK Month, the Omicron Chapter of ADK made a donation to the Winn Parish Library in the form of a novel written by local author and business owner Heather Pendarvis.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Winn Fall Festival slated for Thursday, Oct. 30

The Winn Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Winnfield and the First United Methodist Church of Winnfield will be holding the second annual Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Council adopts mobile home ordinance

The Winnfield City Council passed an ordinance at last week’s regular meeting that set limits on where mobile homes can be placed within the city limits. Ordinance No. 12 of 2014, introduced by District 4 Councilman Matt Miller, states that “mobile homes and manufactured housing may not be placed on any parcel of land that fronts on or adjoins Maple Street, Main Street, Center Street, U.S. Highway 167 North and South in the City of Winnfield and U.S. Highway 84 West from it’s intersection with U.S. Highway 167 to the western city limits of the City of Winnfield.”
 
Wed
15
Oct

Winnfield Senior High School celebrated their 51 Homecoming during the week of Oct. 6- 10

Winnfield Senior High School celebrated their 51 Homecoming during the week of Oct. 6- 10. A parade that rolled through Downtown Winnfield on Thursday kicked off the festivities and it was capped off with the football game against General-Trass  and dance on Friday night. The 2014 Homecoming Court was presented on Thursday morning, with Raven Hebert named Queen and Dazy Turner and Alex VanBlaricum named Maids. 

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Wed
15
Oct

The Central Louisiana Technical Community College

The Huey P. Long Campus of the Central Louisiana Technical Community College in the meeting was adjourned. Winnfield was filled with retired employees of the Winn Parish School Board to hear speaker Dean Moberley of the Office of Group Benefits discuss changes to insurance coverage on Friday, Oct. 10

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Wed
08
Oct

Two millage renewals on Nov. 4 ballot

In addition to the election of U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative and fourteen Louisiana constitutional amendments, two parish
renewals will be on the ballot in Winn on Nov. 4. The renewals, which are voted on every five years, are for the management of the Winn Parish Library and the upkeep of roads and bridges in the parish by the Winn Parish Police Jury.
 
Wed
08
Oct

Fair discount results in food donation

The Winn Parish Fair allowed for visitors to take a discount off of their wristband purchases if three cans of food were donated at the gate. Many patrons took advantage of that deal. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Kirk Miles (of the Winn Parish Fair Board) delivered several large bags filled with cans that were collected at the fair to the Winn Food Pantry at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnfield. Pictured are food pantry volunteers Brenda Kelley and Sue Adams, and Miles, holding just a portion of the donation received.
 

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