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Jury votes to apply for bridge repair funding

by Charles Crain

The Winn Parish Police Jury met on Nov. 18 to discuss new hires, finances and to mull over applying for funding that will repair several bridges throughout the parish. First on the agenda was an update on road progress given by Road Superintendent Perry Holmes.
 
Mon
02
Dec

“A Cajun Night Before Christmas”

Winnfield City Hall has decked their hall with a festive window display, encompassing the theme of “A Cajun Night Before Christmas.” Based on the famous 1992 children’s book by Louisiana author James Rice, the elaborate display is decorated with traditional Christmas icons and undercut with some recognizable “lagniappe.”
 
Mon
02
Dec

Winn student to perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

MaKayla Shelton, a student at Winfield Senior High School, has been selected to participate in the 2013 Macy’s Great American Marching Band as one of the select number of students from Louisiana. The Band is celebrating the 87th anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and will take an honor position in the parade on November 28, 2013. Students were selected based on their musical ability and past achievements. The opportunity was open to students from over 14,000 high schools across the United States.
 
Mon
02
Dec

WPS celebrates Thanksgiving

Kristy Avant with daughter Karly.
Winnfield Primary School allowed for some pre-Thanksgiving family time when parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were invited to a special meal on Nov. 21. A traditional southern Thanksgiving Day lunch of chicken and dressing, with all of the trimmings, was served.
 
Tue
19
Nov

Kiwanis announces Christmas parade on Dec. 6

The Winnfield Kiwanis Club has announced that the annual Downtown Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Tue
19
Nov

Holiday Open House delights locals past and present

The holiday season officially began in Winn Parish Thursday night with the annual Downtown Holiday Open House. Locals and out-of-towners toured the shops and got a head start on their Christmas gifts.
 
Tue
19
Nov

Winn backs McAllister and propositions

by Charles Crain
 
Vance McAllister and Neil Riser competed in a head-tohead showdown for Winn Parish votes on Saturday. McAllister ended up winning both the parish and the district’s vote, but it was a closer race in Winn Parish than it was in the rest of the district.
 
Tue
19
Nov

‘Tis the Foliage

You don’t have to drive through New England to see leaves changing colors.
 
Wed
06
Nov

Despite threat of rain, Fall Festival off without a hitch

by Charles Crain
 
Fortune smiled on trick-ortreaters in Winn Parish on Halloween as two days of stormy weather gave way to sunshine about 30 minutes before the Downtown Fall Festival was slated to begin. Trick-or-treaters donned rain boots underneath their costumes to combat puddles, but that was a far cry from a weather front that threatened the event all together.
 
Wed
06
Nov

Tigers face Jonesboro for district title Friday

by Charles Crain
 
The Winnfield Tigers clenched another win in District play this week, taking down Oak Grove 22-8. Coach Andy Pyles congratulated his team as they rose to the occasion against their toughest opponent yet.
 

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