Wed
19
Sep

4 H Jr. Leader Meeting Held

Our second Jr. Leader meeting was held on September 11, 2018. CASA representative, Jodie Taylor, came to talk to us about CASA and what they do. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Agents. She told us how the CASA volunteers help the children in the program. CASA is looking for volunteers. If you would like to be one you have to be 21 years old and you can contact the CASA office for more information. She also mentioned child abuse and what to do if you suspected it happening. If you ever suspect child abuse please contact someone who can stop it.

 

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Wed
19
Sep

Dr. Bill Gaddis reports on Kiwanis conventions

At the September 11th Kiwanis club meeting Dr. Bill Gaddis (secretary-treasurer of the club) reported on the International Convention and the District Convention that he attended in July and August.

This was the 109th Kiwanis International Convention and it was held in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Gaddis talked about the opening session which featured Rudy Reuttiger, a motivational speaker. His story was made into a movie called “Rudy” several years ago.

 

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Wed
12
Sep

Former Winnfield Officer’s Life Taken in Car Accident

State Troopers responded to a car accident around 6:30pm on Friday, September 7th. The crash involved a 2006 Ford Crown Vic—the Police Vehicle—driven by Montgomery Officer Kirt R. Ricks III of Winnfield; and a 2006 Ford pickup, driven by Gary W. Pinder.

The police vehicle was northbound on US Hwy 71 when Ricks lost control and excited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, Ricks overcorrected his vehicle, reentered Hwy 71, and traveled into the southbound lane.

This action resulted in the police vehicle colliding with the Ford pickup. Ricks and Pinder were pronounced dead at the scene. Pinder’s only passenger, identified as Robert Carter of Montgomery, was not wearing his seat belt and sustained minor injuries.

 

 

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Wed
12
Sep

Botched Robbery Attempt Results in Shooting

Winnfield—-An attempted robbery at a residence located on Ridge Avenue in Winnfield resulted in a Winnfield man receiving multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers were called to the residence at about 11:30 pm Tuesday night, September 4, by neighbors who heard the gunshots.

Upon arrival it was discovered that a male victim had left the scene and sought medical treatment at the local emergency room and later transferred to the Rapides Regional Trauma Center in Alexandria where he is now listed in stable condition.

 

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Wed
12
Sep

Patrick Horn, Former Local, Held Book Signing for New Release

Saturday, September 8th, Patrick Horn held a book signing for his newest, and first release of Pad Pennywell. Horn was raised in the community of Atlanta, Louisiana, where he graduated from Atlanta High School.

He stated it took him altogether roughly five years to complete this book. Although it is listed as a Historical Fiction, the story he was inspired with came from his Grandfather, Wilber “Bill” Barton.

 

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Wed
12
Sep

Saying ‘I Do’ and Enjoying It Too

(NewsUSA) - For many brides, the quest to plan the perfect day can quickly turn into a nightmare trip down the aisle. Here are a few tips to keep your wedding day bliss from turning into the honeymoon blues.

* Marriage Planning 101: Once the ring goes on, the race to plan the perfect wedding begins, giving couples little time to think about the marriage itself or how their wedding spending decisions could affect their future. But smart couples are now setting aside time to address pre-wedding issues such as what they will do when it comes to financial planning, spending money, raising children and family politics.

With nearly half of all newlyweds taking on debt to finance their "big day," couples should take every opportunity to make their wedding-related and everyday spending count toward their future.

 

Wed
12
Sep

Mr. Patrick Francis Duffy

Mr. Patrick Francis Duffy, age 68 of Montgomery, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Born Wednesday, August 31, 1949 in Mansfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, William Duffy and Mary Ellen Horn Duffy; and brother, John “Johnny” Duffy. Mr. Duffy was raised in Pineville, Louisiana. He retired after 28 years with Diamond Offshore. Mr. Duffy was an avid sportsman and spent all of his spare time in the woods hunting or in the boat fishing. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sherry Fowler Duffy; daughters, Missy Duffy Smith (Phillip) and Mindy Duffy Braquet (Brian); grandchildren, Destini Smith, Jessica Smith, and Levi Braquet; God-Child, Erin Nation Dunn; siblings, Will Duffy (Kathy), Katie Duffy Nation, Robbie Duffy, Paul Duffy (Lynn), and Tommy Duffy (Shelly); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A Rosary was held at the Southern Funeral Home on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 5:30 PM.

Wed
12
Sep

Mrs. Delia Thompson

Mrs. Delia Thompson, age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Born Tuesday, July 1, 1947 in Verda, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Tellie Dubois and Tennie Coolman Dubois; the father of her children, L. G. Thompson; and daughter, Robbie Youngblood. Mrs. Thompson enjoyed cooking and working with her potted plants. Above all, she loved her family, especially her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Rhonda “Kay” Revier (Dale), Lisa Dubois (Harlan), and Trudy Burkes; grandchildren, Zachary Revier (Natasha), Michael Fielder (Traci), Shane Fielder, Kayla Fielder, Brandon Dubois (Hannah), Brittany Shirley (Seth), Lance Vercher (Candise), and Courtney Youngblood; 21 great grandchildren; sister, Carol Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Wed
12
Sep

Edith Ann McDaniel Price

Mrs. Edith Ann McDaniel Price, age 80 of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home after a long and protracted illness. Mrs. Price was the daughter of the late Simon G. McDaniel and the late Audie Townsend McDaniel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Larry L. Price; sister, Helen McDaniel Chapman; brother, Marvin McDaniel. Mrs. Price was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winnfield where she was organist for more than 50 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Louisiana Tech and her Master’s in Organ Performance from Northwestern State University. Mrs. Price was retired as a piano instructor having taught children from Winn and surrounding parishes for more than 50 years and was co-owner of Southern Funeral Homes, Inc.

Wed
05
Sep

Hurricane Season to Reach Peak in the Coming Weeks

The sleeping giant may be about to awaken.

Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is forecast to ramp up over the next couple of weeks. “Weather models have flipped the switch on the Atlantic hurricane season and see multiple areas of development possible starting mainly this weekend,” weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue said.

One storm could spin up in the Caribbean over the next couple of days and potentially affect Florida over the Labor Day weekend. Looking further ahead, “there is the potential for two or three tropical features spinning over the Atlantic by the second weekend in September,” AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said.

 

 

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