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Correctional Center to Hold Illegal Immigrants/Undergo Renovations

Winn Correctional Center will house up to 1,100 federal immigrant detainees and undergo a $6 million renovation in the form of new roof and air conditioning

Winn Correctional Center has relocated all but 100+ of its prisoners to other locations. Those who are have remained are Class A trustees are being retained to maintain operations of the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office chase team. The trustees will continue caring for the dogs and horses used on the chase team to track down suspects.

The facility is in prime position to expand, and in doing so boost the local economy.

How are they exporting prisoners and expanding at the same time?

 

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Domestic Shooting Kills Former Mayor, Goff

Oshay Booker, WANTED

Former Winnfield Mayor and City Councilman Ronald “Cloud” Goff

The Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for 39-yearold Oshay Booker. He described as 5’09” and 160 pounds. According to a post on Sheriff Cranford Jordan’s Facebook page, the shooting happened Tuesday on Spillway Road. The suspect is believed to have fled the area in a forest green Honda Pilot. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. On Wednesday, the sheriff posted that he may be headed out of state.

Oshay’s victim is former Winnfield mayor and city councilman Ronald “Cloud” Goff, Oshay’s stepfather.

 

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Richard “Dick” Davis

Richard “Dick” Davis, loving husband and father of four, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the age of 83. He was born on February 15, 1936 in Kalispell, Montana.

He married his lifetime love, Sue Davis on April 5, 1958. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1964, then was a member of the Air Force Reserves and the National Guard. He worked in the oil and gas industry for over 60 years in the U.S. and abroad.

He was greatly loved by his family and always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He lived a full life with many adventures and loved to travel, camp and be outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

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James Glenn Stroud

Mr. James Glenn Stroud, age 73 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Born Thursday, December 13, 1945 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Effie Mae Sandidge Stroud and G.H. Stroud; wife, Melba Tarver Stroud; son, James Scott Stroud; brothers, Basil and Charles Stroud; and sister, Ruth Stroud,

Mr. Stroud loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Brian Scott Stroud (Tammy); daughter, Teresa Stroud McGee (Darcy); daughter, Jami Stroud; son, Chuck Stroud (Charlotte); sister, Judy Harlan (Wayne); brother, George Stroud (Mary); 10 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 9:00 AM until time of services.

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Gerald D. Prather

Gerald D. Prather, 70 of Montgomery, LA was born to Lela and Paul Prather on Friday, September 24, 1948. He passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Lancaster, California.

Gerald was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He served his country from 1967 to 1971 in the U.S.A.F. serving one tour in Vietnam.

His passion was restoring antique cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Lela Prather.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years Linda L. Prather; one son, Greg Prather (Danica); brother, Wayne Prather; three grandchildren, Chase Prather, Casey Scharfenberg (Sam) and Kristen Martin; Three great grandchildren Hallie, AdLynn and Sophie; two adopted grandchildren Karleigh and Lindsey Davidson; his close friend and adopted son Cheyenne Welch.

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Connie (Temple) Leach

Mrs. Connie (Temple) Leach received her healing and was escorted through the portals of heaven Friday, June 7, 2019. Born in Jonesboro, Louisiana January 31, 1953. Mrs. Leach was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and spending time with them. She had many friends and as a former school teacher at Saline High School, there are many of her former students that she still loved and cared about. Mrs. Leach loved her Lord and Savior and her church, Friendship Baptist Church, where she was active in many different areas.

Funeral services were held at the funeral home 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 11, 2019 with Dr. Don Crosswhite and Reverend Stuart Toms officiating. Interment will follow in the Friendship Cemetery in Friendship under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

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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.

 

 

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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!

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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.

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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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