Wed
24
Oct

Atlanta Sportsmen Celebrate 42nd Consecutive Fish Fry

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‘Back in October 1976, a small group of high school guys planned a camping trip  at Pops {Leon Hanson} old hunting camp. Little did they know that some 42 years later this event would still be going strong. The first year they had about 8 or 9 members. Each year that number seemed to slowly grow, Many hunting, as well as, logging stories have been told through the years, by both the older, younger and today’s generations.

Around 1985, as they recall, the first challenge was issued by the older generation, “Bull and the boys” and the younger generation, “Coon and the boys”. The challenge was whichever team bagged the fewest squirrels had to dress the other teams kill. Well, it was close but “Coon and the boys” conceded defeat. They spent hours dressing squirrels, but the debt was paid off. The next year the same challenge was issued but “Coon and the boys” recruited more members.

 

Wed
24
Oct

Downtown Trick or Treat Scheduled for Oct. 30

First United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the Winn Chamber of Commerce, the City of Winnfield, and the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office, would like to invite you to join us down town for our Sixth Annual Fall Festival on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

(No scary costumes please!)

Main Street will be closed from the First United Methodist Church down to First Baptist Church so that we may bring you favorites such as Hot Dogs, a Children’s Costume Contest, Trunks of Treats, and many other fun activities.

 

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Wed
24
Oct

Winnfield Dominates Rapides Cross Country Meet

For the second time in three weeks, the WMS cross country team was outstanding at the Rapides Junior Runners meet held in Pineville. Their runners brought home 15 medals including 5 first place and 3 second place finishes. Medals were awarded to top 5 finishers.

In the junior high girls race, Chloe raced home In first place over the 2 mile course with a time of 16:39. James had the only time under 17 minutes for girls. Allison Phelps brought home the 5th place medal with a time of 17:08 followed closely by Annie Heard in 6th at 17:15. Lauren Poole finished 9th in 18:22.

 

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Wed
24
Oct

Safety Tips for Halloween

Walk Safely

Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.

Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.

Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

 

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Wed
24
Oct

Kids And Dogs = A Fall Festival Winner

Kids in costume? You bet. Dogs in costume? Yeah….can’t wait. The Pilot Club of Winnfield is hosting their annual Fall Festival Costume Contest for Kids on Tuesday, Oct. 30 on the Courthouse lawn across from the Pea Patch. Registration begins at 5:00 and judging will begin at 5:30. Ages 0 through 12 are welcome to enter. An adult should accompany and will be responsible for their entrants.

Wed
17
Oct

Winn Parish Car Accident Results in One Death

Late Saturday afternoon, a crash involving two vehicles killed an unidentified man and injured a man and a juvenile from Ruston, LA.

Troopers responded to the crash around 5:05 p.m., which occurred on US Hwy 84, west of Winnfield.

The crash involved a 2006 Kia, driven by an unidentified white male, and a 2013

Chevrolet pickup, driven by Thad Thornhill (W/M 44 yrs). The Kia was eastbound on US Hwy 84 when the driver lost control and crossed the centerline into the westbound lane. This action resulted in the Kia colliding head-on with the westbound Chevrolet.

 

 

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Wed
17
Oct

Local Artist Releases New Album of Southern Soul

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Nakia “Rhomey” Rhone Sr. is a local Southern Soul singer, right here in the city of Winnfield. He was born in Jonesboro, Louisiana.

He is the son of Doris Smith and Edward Rhone Sr. He has eight brothers and one sister. He was raised in Winnfield, where he graduated from Winnfield Senior High School in 1995. He began singing at the age of sixteen in his local church choir, which is Mt. Olive Baptist Church. After much appreciation shown for his singing from friends and family, he began competing in local talent shows.

 

 

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Wed
17
Oct

Hometown Girl, Taylor McCoy, Lands a Future with Finance

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Taylor McCoy, ’18, chose finance on whim. That quick decision made during Orientation before starting her freshman year set in motion a string of chance encounters leading to her position at a Fortune 500 company today.

“I was a little nervous about my choice at first because I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I wouldn’t take any finance courses until my junior year,” explained McCoy. “But, I got into that first very finance class and immediately knew I made the right choice.”

To McCoy, finance was “fun math,” and she loved the idea of using math to help people and companies. She was able to hone her financial skills in Ray’s Financial Trading Room—an experience she noted was not a class, but a job. McCoy was part of the first cohort to utilize the Trading Room’s advanced technology to plan the initial investment from the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).

 

Wed
17
Oct

WMS Runners Finish Strong At Good Hope Meet

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The 5-6th grade girls again produced a trophy winning performance as they led WMS runners at the Good Hope Middle Invitational in West Monroe. The girls finished 3rd in a field that included 8 schools.

Raelynn Bartlett raced to her 3rd top ten finish of the year, finishing 5th in 7:38. Breanna Pray also had her 3rd top ten finishing 9th in 7:50. Monica Smithson just missed the top ten finishing 11th in 7:55. Destiny Smith was next to cross the line for WMS in a time of 8:25, followed by Rylee Duff 8:38, Ellie Jo Bryant 8:42, Emmalie Higginbotham 8:51, Emily Nevels 9:03, Natalie Bruce 9:12, Addison Griffin 9:19, Laniya West 9:43, Jada Smith 10:31, Alli Jordan 10:34, and Mattie Miller12:00.

 

 

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Wed
17
Oct

Tiger Cross Country Races At Ruston

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In a field of predominately 5A schools, the Tiger cross-country team finished 8th in a field of 14. Senior Tyler Hight ran a career best time of 16:08 over the rolling 3-mile course to lead the Tigers. Tyler finished 6th overall out of 113 runners. Junior Cole DeBusk followed with a season best time of 19:00. Senior Edward Teal was next in 19:42 with senior Kaleb Hemphill close behind in 20:05. Junior Dylan Irby finished in 27:46.

 

 

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