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Wed
07
Mar

Kisatchie House Of Hope Holding Informational Banquet, Thursday

A group of local volunteers noticed a while back that Winnfield and our parish was developing a problem with homelessness. Most people hear the term and think of someone living under an overpass, or in an alleyway. That isn’t always the case. Many homeless individuals fear being identified as homeless for different reasons, so they hide. There have been homeless people living in the woods on the edge of town. Homeless individuals have spent nights in the waiting room of the hospital, just to stay out of the rain. And, yes – they have been found wandering the streets, because they had no place to go. Some have even committed non-violent crimes when weather is unbearable, so that they have a warm bed to sleep in – in the city jail. It is important to know that there are even entire families who are homeless.

 

Wed
07
Mar

Council Approves Fire Dept. Promotions, Receives Recreation Department Update

The regular meeting of the Winnfield City Council was held on February 13, 2018, with Mayor Beville, all Councilmembers, and guests in attendance. The meeting was called to order by the mayor and after the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, the council made one amendment to the meeting agenda.

Ms. Jan Brown, owner of property at 1400 Maple Street then addressed the mayor and council, regarding her concerns about the property. She told the council that the property had been purchased at a tax sale, meaning she could not alter the property for a period of time.

 

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Wed
07
Mar

CLTCC Dean Speaks at TACHE Conference

The Central Louisiana Technical and Community College system garnered attention and was presented as a model for adult education. Our local campus can boast that Jeff Johnson, Campus Dean of the Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield was the guest speaker, representing the CLTCC system. The following press release was received from the offices of CLTCC.

Alexandria, La., Feb. 1, 2018 — Jeff Johnson, Winnfield Campus Dean and Director of Adult Education, recently spoke at the Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education (TACHE) annual conference in Memphis. Johnson presented information on how adults in Louisiana can pursue their high school equivalency diploma and take college courses at the same time for a reduced tuition rate.

 

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Wed
28
Feb

Winn Parish Responds To Recent Shootings, Asks For Citizen Help In Reporting Threats

Following the recent tragic school shooting in Lakeland, Florida, there have been at least two copycat type threats made at Louisiana schools. According to Louisiana State Police, “in Tangipahoa Parish, the threat contained actual credible information which was quickly addressed by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. In another situation, a student in Evangeline Parish was arrested for posting online threats. However, the majority of threats received were found to have no credible danger to public safety.”

Wed
28
Feb

Plate Lunch Fundraiser To Benefit Winn PD Lt. Chuck Curry

Winnfield Police Department Lieutenant Chuck Curry has recently been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and our community has joined together to offer support to Lt. Curry and his family, during this trying time.

After many doctor visits and researching options, Mr. Curry left Winnfield last week to receive treatment at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Atlanta, Georgia. Chuck and Angie will be in Atlanta for approximately six and a half weeks, and will incur some expenses which will not be covered by insurance, such as room and board, meals and gas.

 

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Wed
28
Feb

Mayoral Candidate Correction

Last week, the Winn Parish Enterprise published an article regarding the upcoming March 23, 2018 election, in which registration deadlines and candidates names were listed.

In an oversight, one City of Winnfield Mayoral candidate was omitted from the story. It is with great sincerity, we offer an apology to Mr. Manuel Espejel, whose name was inadvertently left out of the article. Mr. Espejel is a candidate for the City of Winnfield Mayor’s Race.

 

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Wed
21
Feb

Winn Parish Students Of The Year Recognized

Some very special young men and women were recognized with a reception prior to the February 2018 meeting of the Winn Parish School Board, where their many accomplishments gained them accolades. At that reception, the students who represented each of our schools in the 2017 – 2018 Student of the Year contest were honored as their respective principals introduced them to all of those in attendance.

Representing Atlanta High School were 5th grader Isabella Schilling, 8th grader Elizabeth Hastings, and senior Yoloni McFarland.

Calvin High School 5th grade Student of the Year was Reagan Dupree. Kaylie Canerday represented the 8th grade, and, Kallie Kieffer was the 12th grade Student of the Year from Calvin High School.

 

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Wed
21
Feb

“The Pink House” Engulfed In Early Morning Flames

A familiar landmark in Winnfield was forever changed in the early hours of February 19, 2018. The home located at the corner of Center and Pineville Streets, which has lovingly been referred to by locals as “the pink house”, went up in flames.

Winnfield Fire Department Fire Chief Brian Montgomery said a driver in the area called to report the structure fire at approximately 6:10 a.m.

Chief Montgomery said units were on the scene within minutes, and the fire was under control and extinguished by approximately 6:20 a.m. He said there were a couple of points of origin where fire began in the unoccupied dwelling, which prompted him to call in the Louisiana State Fire Marshal. “The State Fire Marshal is currently conducting an arson investigation, and if anyone has information regarding suspicious activity, they are asked to call the Winnfield Fire Department.”

 

Wed
14
Feb

RecordSetting Lows In January, Bring Highs In March

With record-breaking low temperatures across the south in December and January, Winn Parish was no exception. With freezing temperatures, came school closures, road closures due to icy conditions, and residents struggling with frozen pipes and power outages.

As a result of the artic blast, the demand for energy was increased across the nation, resulting in an increase in the cost of the energy. It is important to remember that a utility bill is not solely based on the usage of one household, but is also based on the cost to purchase the energy from providers. Winnfield residents will see the impact of the extreme cold temperatures and increased energy cost on their March 2018 bills

 

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Wed
14
Feb

Cancer Screening Van To Make Stop In Winn Parish

Are you a woman between the ages of 40 and 65? Or a man between the ages of 50 and 64? The Cenla Medication Access Program Cancer Screening Project’s mobile unit will visit Winn Parish on March 20 and 21 to offer eligible residents free breast, colon and cervical cancer screenings. Services offered on the van include clinical breast exams, digital mammograms, Pap smears, cervical exams, and FIT colon cancer screening take-home tests.

These services are free of charge for Central Louisiana residents who have no medical insurance and who meet the following age requirements: breast and cervical screenings are recommended for women ages 40-64; and colorectal screenings for men and women ages 50-64.

 

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