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Winn Parish Students Participate in “AHEC of a Summer” Program

For the seventeenth consistent year, Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (Central LA AHEC) collaborated with Winn Parish Medical Center, and Winn Parish School Board to bring the “A-HEC of a Summer” program to students in the area. Selected high school students volunteer at Winn Parish Medical Center for 15 days during the summer. This program is an excellent tool by which students can explore different health care professions and make decisions about their future based on experience and observation.

 

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Jun

Alice Florene Keen

Mrs. Alice Florene Keen, age 82 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Born Monday, April 6, 1936 in Sikes, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Edna Truitt McDow; husband, Gene Everett Keen; Infant Son; Infant Daughter; and brother, Norman Joe McDow. Mrs. Keen was a lifetime member of United Baptist Church where she was a charter member and Sunday School Teacher. She was a member and past president of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Keen served as a Justice of the Peace and was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Home Demonstration Club.

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Jun

Lenard Leroy Henderson

Lenard Leroy Henderson, 79 of Georgetown, Louisiana passed from this life on Friday, June 22, 2018 at his residence in Georgetown, Louisiana. He was born Friday, July 29, 1938 in Selma, Louisiana to the union of Dodd and Hattie (Armstrong) Henderson. He was a graduate of Georgetown High School and was a member of Tullos First Baptist. Leroy started working in the oil industry for Justiss Mears Oil Company and later worked for Hunt Petroleum, where he retired after numerous years. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Verlene Henderson of Georgetown. One son Leonard R. Henderson & wife, Patty, of Georgetown, LA, a daughter, Darlene Lindgren, & husband, Wade, of Hibbing, MN. Two granddaughters, Stephanie Henry, & husband Hugh, Tessa Myrick & husband Daniel, two grandsons, Stephen Williams, and Derrick Henderson.

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Jun

Jesse Hamilton Dauzat

Funeral services for Jesse Hamilton Dauzat were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Living Word Church in Minden, Louisiana with Pastor Andrew Maddox, Pastor Trey Waller, and Bro. Brian Montgomery officiating and special speaker Jamie Dauzat. Interment followed at Old Sparta Cemetery in Jamestown, Louisiana. Jesse was born May 14, 1982 in Rapides Parish and entered into rest June 16, 2018 in West Monroe, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his son, Alden Garland. He is survived by his wife, Bridgette Dauzat, son, Lyndon Garland, daughters, Hannah Dauzat and Hailey Worsham, mother, Regina Randall and husband Eddie, father, Leslie Dauzat and wife Lynn, mother and father in-law, Betty and Ronald Hughes, sisters, Jessica Dauzat and fiancé Wayne Gaubert, Wendy Randall, and Shera Finney, brothers, Leslie (Bubba Dauzat, Jr.

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Jun

Jay Baxley

Mr. Jay Baxley, age 51 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Born Sunday, October 2, 1966 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Olivia Baxley; parents, Earnest James Baxley, Sr. and Carolyn Crooks Baxley; fiancé, Nikki Wilkerson; sister, Kristy Avant (Terry); nieces and nephews, Kalyn and Karly Avant and Bradley and Christopher Miller and well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Winnfield with Rev. Steven Smithson, Rev. Lamar Carpenter and Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment followed in Garden of Memories in Winnfield.

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May

Winn Parish School Board Honors Retirees

On May 7, 2018, the Winn Parish School Board recognized seven employees for the Winn Parish School Districts in their years of service followed by retirement. The Superintendent of the school board opened up with a warm welcome to family and friends who had come out to support these retirees. From Atlanta High School, Denise Young recognized Paul Collins who served as a coach. From Dodson High school Principle Beth Parker recognized two employees.

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May

House Fire Takes Family’s Home of 25 Years

Tuesday, May 8th, the Winnfield City Fire Dept. received a call around 2:30am for a working house fire. It was said to be 40- 50% involved when the City Fire Dept. arrived on scene. The WPFD#3 was also on the scene. The residents’ neighbor’s made the call to 911 Emergency, when the residents of the household notified them. The family that lived at 128 Ridge Avenue resided there for over 25 years. Thankfully there ware no injuries to the occupants or the firefighters on scene. The occupants have contacted American Red Cross for relief and assistance. To the officials knowledge there were no working smoke detectors in the house. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

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May

Greetings From the New Editor

Greetings! My name is Rachael Montgomery, and I am the new Winn Parish Enterprise Editor. I have lived in Winn Parish all my life, residing in the small community of Jordan Hill. I graduated high school from Georgetown High, and recently graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Louisiana College. I am a member of the Jordan Hill UPC congregation, where I help with the music and Sunday school. I am looking forward to completing my Masters in Criminology next summer through Loyola University of New Orleans. It is a privilege to serve as the editor for the town of Winnfield, a town I hold dear to my heart. I am looking forward to being of service for my community, along with our city officials. I am here to serve you, the town of Winnfield, bringing to you the weekly news of our great community.

 

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May

La Sports Hall of Fame Museum Recognizes 50 Yrs. Special Olympics

An exhibit recognizing 50 years of Special Olympics in Louisiana opened up last weekend in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum. The exhibit will run until January 12 of next year.

The exhibit “Brave in the Attempt: Special Olympics in Louisiana” explores the history of Special Olympics with an emphasis on the organization’s efforts in Louisiana. The exhibit includes photos and memorabilia from the 50 years of Special Olympics in Louisiana as well as shinning the spotlight on the athletes and trailblazers of Special Olympics.

 

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May

Winn Community Health Center Holds Recent Caring Friends Luncheon

There was a great turnout for the 2nd Caring Friends Luncheon hosted by the Winn Community Health Center. This outreach program is for the patients who are apart of the Chronic Care Management Program. This opportunity for patients with chronic illnesses, will be hosted every three months.

A Patient Care Coordination Team was put in to place, to improve the overall clinical care and for the management of chronic disease conditions. This team offers coaching telephone calls for patients with a chronic illness. These luncheons are a chance to meet face to face with the voices that are behind phone helping patients along their journey. They also offer handouts for patient’s information purposes and special speakers.

 

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