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Local Charged With Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Burglary, Arson and More

The Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal issued the following News Release after an incident that occurred in Winnfield on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

WINN PARISH, LA- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a Winnfield man for allegedly crashing into a home and setting it on fire in an attempt to kill a woman.

Anthony “Tony” Autrey (DOB 6/18/61) was booked into the Winn Parish Jail Tuesday, April 3, for one count of Aggravated Arson, one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Burglary and two counts of Aggravated Arson, one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Burglary and two counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. The OSFM was contacted just after 11 a.m. to assist in determining the cause and origin of a fire at a home in the 300 block of Faith Drive in Winnfield.

 

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2018 Louisiana Forest Festival Pageant Queens Crowned

The Miss Louisiana Forest Festival Pageant was held Saturday, April 7th at the WSHS auditorium. Each year the Pilot Club of Winnfield hosts the pageant to crown queens who will participate in the Forest Festival activities including riding in the parade. Many contestants participated to win their place as “Queen” for each age division. This year’s parade is set for Friday, April 20th beginning at the Earl K. Long Memorial Park.

Ladies who judged the contestants were from Jacksonville, Fl. and West Monroe. Each judge scores the ladies on various categories and the scores are given to three other individuals who “tally” the scores. After the tallies are confirmed among those three, the winners are announced. Judges are also given the job of choosing a winner in each category for “Most Photogenic”, “Prettiest Eyes”, “Prettiest Hair”, “Best Fashion”, “Prettiest Smile” and “Most Beautiful”.

 

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Winnfield Lion’s Club Hosts Their Annual “Just Because” Rose Campaign

The Winnfield Lion’s Club delivered 300 dozen beautiful, long stemmed roses to Winnfield residents March 16th. This event is set each year between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Many dozens of roses are pre-purchased by individuals and delivered to lucky recipients “Just Because”. It is a great way to say, “Thinking of you” or “You mean so much to me”. Not only do individuals purchase the roses, but sponsors gather to ensure that every female resident at the local nursing homes receive a dozen each.

 

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Winnfield Senior High School Tiger Baseball

After the Winnfield Senior High School Baseball seven game winning streak was snapped in a 2 – 3 loss to Cedar Creek High School, and falling to North DeSoto High School, the boys rallied back to defeat a strong 4 – A Buckeye High School team with a score of 3 – 1.

The boys were then defeated by Loyola Prep, who is ranked 10th in the state in Division 2 for private schools, with a score of 1 – 3.

The Tigers started district play with a sweep of Red River High School with three games, none of which went past the 5th inning. The first game was played at home and was halted as the Tigers were coming up to bat in the bottom of the 4th inning. The Tigers had a 10 – 0 lead, when the game was stopped due to bad weather. The Red River coach conceded defeat so the game could count, as it was only in the 4th inning.

 

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Lovell, Thurmon Wed March 10 in Double-Ring Ceremony

Savannah Lea Lovell and Walker Matthew Thurmon were united in marriage Saturday, March 10, 2018 in a double-ring ceremony at Los Paloma in Benton, LA. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lovell IV of Winnfield, Louisiana. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Troy Thurmon of Monroe, Louisiana.

Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lovell III of Winnfield, Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Arnold of Baton Rouge, the late Mrs. Joyce Arnold, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davies of Winnfield. The groom is the grandson of Mrs. Caressa Walker of Monroe and the late Mr. Charles Walker, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Thurmon of Monroe.

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Scenes From the 2018 Community Easter Egg Hunt

Scenes From the 2018 Community Easter Egg Hunt

 

 

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Tommie Joe “Trey” Beasley, III

Tommie Joe “Trey” Beasley, III, age 41 of Shreveport, Louisiana passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. Born Friday, February 11, 1977 in El Paso, Texas, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Felix J. and Annie Ernestine Mercer; and paternal grandparents, Tom, Jr. and Ernestine Beasley. Tommie was an avid LSU fan and a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity at ULM. He loved his niece and nephew like they were his own children. Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Tommie Joe Beasley, Jr., Tupelo, MS; mother, Betty Jean Mercer Beasley, Shreveport, LA; sister, Natasha Clifton (Morris, Jr.), Jonesboro, LA; nephew, Cayden James Clifton, Jonesboro, LA; and niece, Presley Holder, Jonesboro, LA. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Andrew Partington officiating. Interment followed in Garden of Memories, in Winnfield.

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David Edward Gregoire

David Edward Gregoire, age 52 of Dodson, passed away April 7, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Gregoire loved spending time with his friends and riding his Harley. He will be remembered for helping people and he had a real passion for truck driving which he did for more than 20 years. He was the son of the late Joseph P. Gregoire and the late Loretta Young Gregoire. He is survived by his son, Daniel Jumper of Dubach. David was a beloved brother and also leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Jason Gregoire and wife Kecia, of Dodson, and Quintin Jordan of Jena; and a sister Connie Jordan and husband Royce, of Dodson, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with interment following in the Gayla-Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro. Friends may visit with the family in the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services.

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Selbie Annette “Annie” Goodwin

Birth: 01-09-1970 Death: 04-09-2017

It’s been a year since you left us, so I’m sending you a dove to heaven with a parcel on its wings. Be careful when you open it. It’s full of beautiful things. Inside are a million kisses wrapped up in a million hugs to say how much we miss you and sending all our love. We hold you close within our heart and there you will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again. Every second, every minute, every hour of every day, forever we will miss you.

Love, Mom, Roger, Dawn, Sam and Boys Delisa, Tommy and family Corey and Crystal

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Glyn Roy “Peazzer” Hatten

Mr. Glyn Roy “Peazzer” Hatten, age 87 of Sikes, Louisiana passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. Born Sunday, February 22, 1931 in Hill, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by parents, Wayne P. and Thelma Beavers Hatten; wife, Geraldine Hatten; sister, Eunice Hatten Womack; and niece, Teresa Hatten Barton. Mr. Hatten served our country in the United States Army and was a truck driver for many years. Those left to cherish his memory include brothers, Troy Hatten (Retha), Charles Lyndal Hatten (Jean), and Fay Hatten; 2 step-grandchildren; and 9 Nieces and Nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Southern Funeral Home, from Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Hart Assembly Of God with Rev. Danny Green and Rev. Kevin Womack officiating. Interment followed in Wright Cemetery, in Sikes, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Serving the family as pallbearers were Karl Lane Womack, Kenneth R.

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