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Wed
19
Feb

Cigarette ban vote approaching

At the urging of District 29 State Senator Rick Gallot (DRuston), members of the Louisiana Legislature will consider a measure to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors during the 2014 Regular Session, which begins March 10. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or vaporizers, do not burn tobacco or produce combustible “smoke” like traditional cigarettes; however they do contain habit-forming nicotine.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Changes coming to driver’s licenses

Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that looks much the same; however, it contains features for greater security, protection of privacy and resistance to tampering. The new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other. A few examples are:
- Tri-color overlay
- Multi-colored fine line printing
- “Ghost” image of the customers photo.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Qualifying for City elections begin Wed

The qualifying period for offices in the City of Winnfield, including mayor, city council and chief of police, will take place  between Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Friday, Feb. 14. Candidates must register and pay at the Winn Parish Clerk of Court’s Office at the Winn Parish Courthouse between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on those respective dates.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Krewe of Kingfish Mardi Gras Parade to ride Saturday

The 2014 Krewe of Kingfish Mardi Gras Parade will roll through Main Street in Winnfield on Saturday, Feb. 15. The parade will begin at  4:00 p.m. with floats decorated in full New Orleans flair by local clubs and families and will include an appearance by Natchitoches Country music performer Trini Triggs 
 
Wed
12
Feb

2014 Winn Parish Students of the Year announced

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The Winn Parish School Board met for their monthly meeting on Feb. 3, where student achievement was the topic of greatest concern. Prior to the meeting, a reception was held to announce the 2014 Winn Parish Students of the Year.
 
Wed
12
Feb

Burst water pump results in boil advisory

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Winnfield citizens experienced a shock when they were trying to get ready for church on Sunday morning: there was little or no water available. A burst water pipe on West Lafayette Street was the culprit. Water spewed from underneath the concrete and city workers were unsure of where to fix the leak, resulting in a prolonged period without any water.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Sales tax figures up in 2013

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Sales tax collections in Winn Parish saw their highest numbers in four years in 2013, according to numbers released by the Winn Parish School Board. The City of Winnfield saw its 1.5% sales tax collection down to their lowest in over five years, collecting $1,110,790.80 over the year 2013. That is down from the $1,145,680.08 that was collected in 2012, signaling a difference of $34,889.28, or - 2.1%. The tax collections in 2012 were also down from 2011.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Winn Parish students get ‘hands on’ for healthcare program

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Pictured, left to right: Brooke Martin, Alanna Fox and Amelia Domanique.

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC) and LSUAlexandria (LSUA) recently presented the “CI: Healthcare” program for high school juniors and seniors living in CLAHEC’s upper eight-parish region, which included three students from Winn Parish. This unique program was a one-day interactive experience that provided students the opportunity to explore nursing and allied health fields.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Flu outbreak wrecks La; Winn still resistant

35 states have been designated “widespread” outbreak sites for Influenza, and Louisiana is one of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In order for a state to be considered widespread, more than 50% of the geographic region of the state has to report flu activity.
 
Tue
04
Feb

‘One ring’ scam affecting Winn

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Pictured above: a missed call from the ‘one ring’ scam that came to a member of the staff at the Enterprise.

A phone scam involving a phone call from the Caribbean Islands has been annoying people all over the United States, including Winn Parish. Phone calls that are listed in the missed calls as being from “Antigua/Barbuda” call cell phones, let them ring once, then hang up. The idea is to have people see the missed call and then have them call the number back, automatically charging $20 to your phone bill.
 

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