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Wed
28
May

Finding “Finding Bigfoot:” The Conclusion

Francis Adkins and Shirley Raspberry stand in Raspberry’s backyard, where they say several Bigfoot sightings have taken place.

When last we left Goldonna, that bastion of Bigfoot activity, Shirley Raspberry and her brother, Lonnie, were recanting stories of odd occurrences and painting a frightening picture of what life around these Saline Lake Neanderthals entails. It’s the roar, they said, that puts them in an uneasy state. They aren’t the only residents who are chilled by it.
 
Wed
28
May

Jury gives project updates

The May 19 meeting of the Winn Parish Police Jury was a short affair, with only two new business items on the agenda. Jurors took time at the end of the meeting to comment on projects within the parish, however, and Road Superintendent Perry Holmes was on hand to give a road update.
 
Wed
28
May

Sales tax collections for first quarter of 2014

First quarter sales tax collections received from the Winn Parish School Board were released last week. A total of $1,910,802.06 was collected across five taxing bodies through the first three months of 2014.
 
Wed
21
May

Council awards contract; thanks city workers

The Winnfield City Council met on May 13 to discuss a wide range of topics and guest participation included a couple of thankful citizens. First to speak was James Scarborouth, who was in attendance to discuss the El Camino Easter/West Corridor, just as he had at the Winn Parish Police Jury meeting in April 
 
Wed
21
May

2014 Winn Parish Honor Graduates

Front row, left to right: Lilith Choate, Clayton Horne, Alexis Jackson, De’Ja Jenkins, Alana Abels, Hannah Brown, Heather Cameron, Madelynn Carpenter, Hannah Dupree, Katy Zimmerman. Second row: Skyler Canady, Brianna Chelette, Caroline Herring, Julie Jordan, Gavin Kelly, Cacy Leger, Nolan Roberts, Parker Shows, Marly Weeks.
 
Wed
14
May

‘No change’ in mayor recount

Front row, left to right: Nick Meyers, Polly Stafford and Rita James. Back: Bryan Kelley.

A voting recount was held on May 8 at the Winn Parish Registrar of Voter’s Office in Winnfield. The recount, requested by Raza “Ali” Mughal, was conducted by two officials from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, Winn Parish Clerk of Court Don Kelley and two members of the Board of Election Supervisors, with assistance from Winn Registrar of Voters Rita James and Deputy Registrar Bryan Kelley.
 
Wed
14
May

Chief warns of vehicle breakins

A purse was stolen out of this vehicle while it was parked under the owner’s carport.

Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter of the Winnfield City Police Department would like to advise the citizens of Winnfield and Winn Parish that a rash of vehicle break-ins has occurred over the last few weeks. The break-ins are widespread and are not relegated to one specific area.
 
Wed
14
May

Market Fest 2014 this Friday

The Winn Farmer’s Market Market Fest 2014 event will be held on Friday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Market Fest is located at the Winn Farmers’ Market on the corner of Main and St. Johns Street in Winnfield. Downtown merchant booths will be available, and there will be fun for the entire family.
 
Wed
14
May

Gates announces Public Service Commissioner candidacy

Keith Gates appeared at the Louisiana Public Service Commission meeting in Bossier City on May 7 and announced that he would challenge Foster Campbell for the Public Service Commission (“PSC”) District 5 seat this fall. Gates stated that he entered the race “because the people of our state deserve lower rates, better service, and less bull.”
 
Wed
07
May

Beville elected mayor of Winnfield

The City of Winnfield elected its newest mayor on Saturday, May 3 and named two new candidates to the City Council.
Benjamin “Kiah” Beville, retired businessman and lifelong resident of Winnfield, won a narrow victory against challenger Raza “Ali” Mughal
 

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