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Wed
18
Apr

Pleasant HillCrossroads Water Board Issues Urgent Message to Users

An urgent letter to the members of the Pleasant Hill – Crossroads Water System was received from the Water Board regarding water usage in the referenced area.

The letter read in part, “Due to the main storage water tank being off-line for necessary maintenance and repairs, there will be very limited storage capacity for water availability, at this time.”

 

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Wed
11
Apr

Early Voting, April 14 21, 2018

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, residents of Winnfield will vote in a run-off election to choose a new Mayor for the City of Winnfield. Candidates vying for the mayoral seat are Jessie Edwards and George Moss. Residents of District 1 will elect a new City Councilperson to represent them, with their choice being between Lawanda Holden and “Ann” Pinkney.

 

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Wed
11
Apr

Local Charged With Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Burglary, Arson and More

The Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal issued the following News Release after an incident that occurred in Winnfield on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

WINN PARISH, LA- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a Winnfield man for allegedly crashing into a home and setting it on fire in an attempt to kill a woman.

Anthony “Tony” Autrey (DOB 6/18/61) was booked into the Winn Parish Jail Tuesday, April 3, for one count of Aggravated Arson, one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Burglary and two counts of Aggravated Arson, one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Burglary and two counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. The OSFM was contacted just after 11 a.m. to assist in determining the cause and origin of a fire at a home in the 300 block of Faith Drive in Winnfield.

 

Wed
11
Apr

2018 Louisiana Forest Festival Pageant Queens Crowned

The Miss Louisiana Forest Festival Pageant was held Saturday, April 7th at the WSHS auditorium. Each year the Pilot Club of Winnfield hosts the pageant to crown queens who will participate in the Forest Festival activities including riding in the parade. Many contestants participated to win their place as “Queen” for each age division. This year’s parade is set for Friday, April 20th beginning at the Earl K. Long Memorial Park.

Ladies who judged the contestants were from Jacksonville, Fl. and West Monroe. Each judge scores the ladies on various categories and the scores are given to three other individuals who “tally” the scores. After the tallies are confirmed among those three, the winners are announced. Judges are also given the job of choosing a winner in each category for “Most Photogenic”, “Prettiest Eyes”, “Prettiest Hair”, “Best Fashion”, “Prettiest Smile” and “Most Beautiful”.

 

Wed
11
Apr

Winnfield Lion’s Club Hosts Their Annual “Just Because” Rose Campaign

The Winnfield Lion’s Club delivered 300 dozen beautiful, long stemmed roses to Winnfield residents March 16th. This event is set each year between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Many dozens of roses are pre-purchased by individuals and delivered to lucky recipients “Just Because”. It is a great way to say, “Thinking of you” or “You mean so much to me”. Not only do individuals purchase the roses, but sponsors gather to ensure that every female resident at the local nursing homes receive a dozen each.

 

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Wed
04
Apr

Mrs. Jane Purser Honored At March 2018 Rotary Meeting

On March 7, 2018, the Winn Rotary Club held their regular noontime meeting at Lynda’s Country Kitchen, with Brother Michael Brakefield as the special guest. Brakefield, the pastor of Hope Chapel in Jonesboro, spoke to the group that gathered over lunch, about his own time spend homeless and incarcerated, and about the passion he has to address homelessness in our own community.

He then discussed plans for the Kisatchie House of Hope shelter that will be opening in Winnfield. He also invited those in attendance to join with Brother Jared Little at First United Methodist Church for an informational banquet about the planned Kisatchie House of Hope.

 

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Wed
04
Apr

Walker Family Participates in 2018 Ride AtaxiaDallas

On March 24,2018 Kate Walker, along with her parents, Jason and Rachel and about another forty plus people that formed “KATE’S KREWE” participated in the 2018 RIDE ATAXIA-DALLAS in Denton, Texas. There were over three hundred cyclists participating in the event.

Ride Ataxia has three courses for riders, 6 mile, 25 mile and 50 mile rides and is used as a method to raise funds for research by the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance in search of a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare genetic, degenerative, lifeshortening nuero-muscular disorder that afflicts about 15,000 people worldwide and 5,000 people in the United States.

 

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Wed
04
Apr

17Year Old And Juvenile Arrested, Charged With Two Local Burglaries

The Winnfield Police Department issued the following News Release on Friday, March 29, 2018.

On March 28, 2018, Winnfield Police Officers responded to a burglar alarm at Mac’s Fresh Market, located at 1111 West Court Street in Winnfield. When officers arrived, they saw someone inside the store, and Winnfield Police Officers and Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriffs quickly surrounded the building to prevent the escape of the suspects. After a search of the building, Cody Dunlap (DOB 04/17/2000) of 1003 East Elm Street in Winnfield and a 16-year old juvenile were found inside the store and arrested.

 

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Wed
04
Apr

NSU Addiction Studies Program Ranked No. 6

Northwestern State University was recently ranked number 6 in the nation for quality and affordability for their online bachelor’s program in addiction studies. The two higher education websites that published the ranking are guidetoonlineschools.com and online.org.

Addiction studies graduates typically work as addiction counselors, and the bachelor’s degree program offers an understanding of the human mind, addictive behaviors, and advances in addiction counseling.

“We are glad to see our program receive national recognition for both quality and affordability,” said Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Biscoe, who is director of the Louisiana Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

 

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Wed
28
Mar

Winn Parish Voters Support Continued Funding for Parish Health Unit, Library and Road Districts, Winnfield Mayor’s Election and District 1 Becomes Runoffs

Primary elections were held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, and results have Winn Parish residents expecting to see some changes in local government.

Four candidates ran for the City of Winnfield Mayor’s office, and residents can now mark their calendars to vote in two runoff elections on April 28, 2018.

In the runoff for the Winnfield Mayoral Office are Democrat Jessie “Mr. Jessie” Edwards, who garnered 28.35% of the votes, and George Moss, with no party affiliation, who gained 47.30% of the votes. Votes for Manual Espejel and Jeffery Hamilton, Sr. were split almost equally with them receiving 12.5% and 11.85% of the votes, respectively.

 

 

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