Wed
14
Nov

Forest Festival Tshirt 2019

The Louisiana Forest Festival wants you to help design our t-shirts and poster for 2019!

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Pilot Club Host Beauty Pageant

Excited princesses sparkled on the back row (left to right): Toddler Miss Madison Freeman, daughter of Jerry and Brittany Freeman; Baby Miss Owynn Austin, daughter of Garrett and Morgan Austin; Princess Miss Madelyn Cotton, daughter of Tommy and Christie Cotton; Queen Morgan Mercer, daughter of Markesha and Chet Atkins and the late Matthew Mercer; and Teen Miss Cassidie Barthelemy, daughter of Jason and Melissa Barthelemy.

The Pilot Club of Winnfield, following a tradition for the last four decades, recently sponsored the Miss Winn Parish Pageant. Young ladies from toddlers to teenagers entered 8 categories, and the winner of each category received a crown. In addition, the queen received scholarship monies to assist in her college education.

On the front row of the WSHS stage from left to right and smiling with delight are Little Miss Hattie Austin, daughter of Garrett and Morgan Austin, People’s Choice Katherine Ann Page, daughter of Victor Lee and Kristen Page, and Deb Miss Gracie Mae Peppers, daughter of Billy Jack and Jodi Peppers.

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Election Results for the 2018 November Midterm Ballots

Winnfield City Court Judge Staci Wiley, third from left, joined approximately 100 Judges from all levels of the judicial system throughout North Louisiana in Natchitoches earlier this week as part of a daylong continuing education program for the judiciary. Shown with Judge Wiley are , from left to right, Tracy Thompson, executive director of the Louisiana Judicial College, Springhill City Court Judge John Slattery, judge Wiley, Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Van Kysar of Natchitoches, Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Pickett of Many, and 36 th Judicial District Court Judge Martha O’Neal of DeRidder.

After all is said and done, it is safe to say this midterm 2018 election had everyone on the edge of there seats. For the Congressional ballots, U. S. Representative, 1 st Congressional court goes to Steve Scalise, with a 71% vote, concluding in 192,526 total votes district wide out of 269,273 votes. For the 2 nd congressional District, Cedric Richmond in a Democratic seat, came in running with a total of 190,066 votes district wide out of 235,854 votesgiving him a 81% vote overall. To follow in 3 rd congressional District is Clay Higgins, taking a Representative seat with 56% votes, coming to a total of 136,871 votes out of 245,935 district wide votes. For the 4 th Congressional District “Mike” Johnson was voted in, holding a representative seat with 64% votes, coming in at a total of 139,307 votes out of 216,842 votes. Holding the 5 th congressional District is Ralph Abraham totaling out with 67% of the votes, resulting in 149,010 votes district wide out of 223,933 votes.

Wed
14
Nov

City Council Meets to Discussan Ongoing Investigation

Winnfield Christmas Open House was once again a huge success! Participating in the Novemer 8 event was Winnfield City Hall. Pictured above are members of the City Council, along with City Hall employees and our mayor. Left to right are: Katina Smith, Mayor George Moss, Sarah Junkin, Teresa Phillips, Jessie Phillips, Jessica Taylor, Aundre Bass. See more from Christmas Open House
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A Winnfield City Police Officer has been suspended without pay pending a Louisiana State Police investigation into an alleged police treatment complaint.

The woman, identified by media outlets as Tanisha White, reportedly suffered broken bones and severe damage to her eye. She reportedly has lost sight in her right eye because of the incident. She was transferred from the Winnfield Medical Center the night of the incident to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment.

The incident reportedly took place Monday, November 5. Local officials have not released the name of the officer involved. City of Winnfield officials, including the police department, would not discuss details of the event since it was turned over to State Police to investigate. State Police policy is not to offer comment until their investigation is complete and there was no timetable for when it would be completed.

 

Wed
07
Nov

Calvin High School FFA Team Compete at National Level

The State of Louisiana was certainly represented well at the National FFA Convention on October 22-26, when seven excited students from Calvin High School all loaded up for the long journey to Indianapolis, IN to compete against other teams representing their state for Parliamentary Law.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Veteran’s Day Luncheon Scheduled for November 9th at Huey P. Long Campus

There will be a Veteran’s Day Luncheon held on November 9th, 2018. This will be held at the Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield. Lunch will be served from 11am-1pm.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Downtown Christmas Open House, November 8th

The Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and local businesses have been working diligently to get ready for one of the biggest nights for the Holidays.

Christmas Open House will be November 8, 2018, from 5pm to 9pm. There will be many businesses open to have your seasonal shopping needs at your fingertips.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Tracy Wold speaks to Kiwanis Club at Recent Meeting

Tracy Wold, graduate of Winnfield Senior High, spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday about saving lives with tourniquets.

Wold is employed by Pafford EMS out of Ruston and they use planes, helicopters and ambulances to do their work. He worked in Winn Parish from 1997 – 2002 on the ambulance. Wold trained the local sheriff’s deputies in the use of tourniquets a few weeks back and gave each of them a tourniquet to carry with them.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Golden Years Host First Annual Senior Citizen Celebration

The first Annual Golden Years Celebration was held at the Pine Crest Annex building. The event took place on November 3, 2018.

Senior Citizens of 80 years of age and older were honored at this gathering.

 

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Wed
31
Oct

Winn Parish Jail Holds Open House

Thursday, October 25, the new Winn Parish Jail was open for the community to come and take a look.

This project has been in the making for the past five years, two of those years being construction. Current Sheriff Cranford Jordan offered top of the line hospitality to those who came out to tour the facility. A great lunch was provided for everyone, along with a coffee cup, compliments of the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

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