Wed
23
Jan

2018-2019 WSHS Football Banquet

Football Banquet 2018-2019
2018 Academic 2A All-State Team
Matthew Harrel

2018 3-2A All District First Team
Cole Debusk, Rasheed Lyles, Tristen Williams

 

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Wed
23
Jan

Community Gathered for MLK Prayer Breakfast

Over 75 in Attendance for the MLK Prayer Breakfast

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, community members of Winnfield gathered at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex Cafeteria on Monday, January 21 st . Winn Parish Voters and Civic League sponsored a Prayer Breakfast for those in the community. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Etoy Ashley, with a opening song sang by Mr. Franklin Williams. A prayer was received by Rev. Otis Corley, Sr. Mayor George Moss greeted the crowd, along with Mr. Lionel Johnson with the Winn Parish Voters League. Mr. Louis Bell, Jr. gave a small greeting with the purpose of the occasion. 

 

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Wed
23
Jan

Chamber of Commerce Host Annual Awards Reception

Business of the Year, Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund

The Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held its annual awards reception Thursday, January 17 at the Louisiana Political Museum. Awards were presented to New Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Business of the Year and The Spirit of Myrtis Allen Award.

Chamber President Laurinda Crenshaw welcomed the crowd to the reception and presented the New Business of the Year Award to RAF’s Bar-B-Que. Owners John Bruce and Eric Little both were born and raised in Winnfield. They are 2011 graduates of Winnfield Senior High School. After high school John worked at various restaurants while attending college and learned not only cooking skills but also gained management and business experience. Eric took an interest in grilling and smoking meats and perfected his then hobby through trial and error. The two joined forces in 2014 and jumped into the world of competition BBQ.

 

Wed
03
Apr

Deano Thornton Speaks to Kiwanis Club

Deano Thornton

Deano Thornton with Trinity Community Health Centers of Louisiana spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday, March 25, 2019. The corporate name is still Winn Community Health Center but with the addition of other clinics in other parishes it is now called Trinity Community Health Centers of Louisiana to include all clinics. Each clinic has its own name. Thornton had a power point presentation as he presented a time line for the clinic and the expansion.

This is the 10 th anniversary of Winn Community Health Clinic. The money was allocated in 2009 and the clinic opened in July of 2009 with 5 employees. Now there are 150 employees over the Trinity Community Health system. The clinic moved to its current location in 2010. At this time additional property has been purchased on W. Lafayette St. and W. Court St.

 

 

Wed
03
Apr

Winnfield Rotary to Host Pistol and Clays Tournament

The Winnfield Rotary Club will host the annual Pistol and Sporting Clays Tournament Saturday, April 13, 8:30 AM-1 PM (lunch included) at the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Shooting Range. Our tournament this year will again incorporate both a pistol course and a shotgun course. Participants will compete in the tournament as 5 man teams, shooting both shotguns and pistols. Pistol ammunition and shotgun shells will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams. Door prizes will also be given out. We are holding this event in Winn Parish to encourage more of our local citizens and businesses to join in the fun and our 2018 event was successful in that endeavor. We believe that the 2019 event will be even better! This tournament is our major fundraiser for the many projects and ongoing programs that serve our youth and local community. A registration form is enclosed so gather up your buddies and customers to join in the fun!

Wed
03
Apr

Winnfield Sr. High School Winning Streak Snapped By Buckeye

The Winnfield Baseball Team welcomed 4A Buckeye to their home field on Tuesday, March 26. However the welcome was short lived as the Tigers found themselves trailing after the first inning 0-2. The Tigers came out flat and rusty with numerous errors throughout the game causing them to trial throughout the game. The Cardiac Kids were able to get within one when the score was 1-4 in the bottom of the third and the Tigers got a much needed line drive shot to right field bringing in two runs helping the boys get within one run making the score 3-4. Top of the fourth Buckeye managed to get two more runs increasing their lead again. The Tigers were not ready to give up and mustard one run of their own in the bottom of the fourth making the score 4-6. At the top of the fifth the Tigers defense and pitching buckled down and kept the visitors from scoring.

Wed
03
Apr

Rotary Hears How Technical Colleges Aim to Arm Students at Jobs Skills

Pictured is Rep. Jack McFarland, Huey P. Long Campus Dean Jeff Johnson, speaker Chris Broadwater and Sen. Neil Riser.

In his introduction of the Rotary Club’s speaker Chris Broadwater on March 27, Rotarian Jack McFarland seemed to borrow a line from The Wizard of Oz with “Preacher and Lawyer and State Rep, oh my!” Now vice president for Workforce Policy for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Broadwater has filled all of those above posts was well as serving as assistant Secretary of Labor under Gov. Bobby Jindal.

He spoke about the system’s flexibility as it works to identify the jobs skills sought by industry then providing training generally in two years or less for students.

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Winnfield Police Officer Cleared in Complaint

A report released by Winn District Attorney Chris Nevils exonerates Winnfield Police Officer Justin Curry, relieving him of any criminal responsibility from injuries sustained by Tanisha Amos White on the night of November 5, 2018. Winnfield Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter followed local protocol for officer-related injuries and requested the Louisiana State Police to investigate. The FBI joined the investigation shortly thereafter.

Wed
03
Apr

WSHS Powerlifting Team Brings Home State Runner Up

WSHS Powerlifting Team

The Winnfield Tigers added a new sport to their competition this year with Powerlifting. Coach Danny Carroll, along with Coach Jarvous Felton and Coach Lyn Bankston, melted together a group of students to participate in this challenging sport.

All season long these lifters, coaches, and those who were standing by to support gave their all. “The kids showed great character and competition drive during each meet. Being a first year program they excelled all year”, says Coach Carroll. The State Meet was held at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, where schools from all across Louisiana came to show what they have been training for all year.

The lifters at Winnfield Senior High School would lift five days a week, two hours per day. On competition week they would push a little further and lift up to four hours, with 72 hours rest time before competition day.

 

 

Wed
03
Apr

Puckett Willis

Puckett Willis passed away peacefully on March 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. Puckett was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Parker Willis. He is survived by his daughters Susan Willis and Jennifer Buckley (Phant), and three grandchildren, Parker Fliedner, Sam Buckley IV and Matthew Buckley.

Puckett was born in Sikes, Louisiana on August 17, 1924, the son of Ernest Willis and Lena Puckett Willis. He attended Sikes High School, graduating in 1941. While there, he met Rose Willis, who became his high school sweetheart and later his wife. Rose and Puckett were married in 1952 and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary prior to her death in 2018.

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