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Dodson Teen Challenge Speaks to Rotary Dec. 19

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L/R Tim Higdon, Sam Parrott, Jeremiah Hall

For Wednesday’s meeting—December 19—Kiah Beville had the program. He invited director Sam Parrott of the Teen Challenge Program located in Dodson.

He brought along with him Jeremiah Hall, who is eight months into the program and Tim Higdon who works as a coordinator for the ministry segment. Teen Challenge is a faith-based year long program that strive to change men and women’s life with drug and alcohol addictions.

Sam Parrott, told the club about how he actually came through the program. Statewide the program holds around 180 students, holding around 40 at the Dodson.

 

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26
Dec

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held at Grove Street Gym

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L-R: Cory McCarty, Matt Miller, Daniel Rockett, John Bruce, Larinda Crenshaw, Shannan Chevallier, Mayor George Moss, AB Hall, Joe Chatman, Tony Thibadeaux, Detrick Williams, Kiah Beville, & Arthur Robinson

City of Winnfield Recreation Board recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, December 7, to announce and celebrate the completion of its phase I renovations to the Grove Street Gym (Rec Center) as well as playgrounds at Grove Street, Henderson Holden, and T&G parks in an effort to bring together our citizens for a healthier community. The project is funded in part by a Healthy Behaviors Program Grant from The Rapides Foundation.

The board later hosted a family day in conjunction with basketball tryouts. Everyone was provided a sac lunch to take with them upon departure. We encourage our citizens to enjoy family time in the park, playing on the new equipment. “While we aren’t finished with updates, this gives us a great start,” states Shannan Chevallier, City of Winnfield Vice Chairman, serving as a parish seat on the board.

 

Wed
26
Dec

Larry Wayne Durbin

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Larry Wayne Durbin, age 68, of Hollister, Missouri passed away December 1, 2018. He entered this world July 22, 1950, in Winnfield, Louisiana, the son of JB and Martha Ruth (Walters) Durbin. He was joined in marriage June 26, 2001 to Julie Morgan. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Larry proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was quite the character and kept people laughing when he was around. Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting, mowing the lawn, working in the vegetable garden, being with his “buddy” Conner, and watching Gunsmoke. He was a hardworking man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; a set of twins at birth; grandson, Timmy Corzine Jr.; and his grandparents.

Wed
12
Dec

Winnfield Baseball Skills Camp Scheduled for January 4-5

The 2019 Winnfield Baseball Skills Camp will be help on January 4 th - 5 th on the Winnfield Senior High School Tiger Field. It will begin each day from 8:30am through 12 pm. Please be at the field 30 minutes prior to starting time to register on Friday morning. It is $75.00 per child for the ages 8-15 years old. Campers will receive instruction from the Winnfield Senior High School’s current head coach, Mike Breaux, along with his coaching staff and players. 

 

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Wed
12
Dec

Club 13 Fundraiser Friday Evening

Club 13 will hold a fundraiser for 4-H Friday night, December 14. They will be selling hot chocolate and homemade baked goods in front of Family JewelBox. All proceeds and donations from this event will go to the local 4-H Club.

 

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Wed
12
Dec

WMS 4-H members collected Christmas socks

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WMS 4-H members collected Christmas socks, pencils, erasers, and stockings to be donated to Patrons Elementary School in Panama City, FL. This school was devastated by Hurricane Michael. Pictured below are: Mattie Miller, Josie Perret, Daniel Luke Page, Raelynn Bartlett, Breanna Pray, Elizabeth Page, Canyon Compton, Emily Nevils, Brenton Carpenter, Ellie Joe Bryant, Annie Heard, Alex Rodriguez, Lauren Poole, and Noah Shows.

WMS 4-H members collected Christmas socks, pencils, erasers, and stockings to be donated to Patrons Elementary Schoolin Panama City, FL. This school was devastated by Hurricane Michael. Pictured below are: Mattie Miller, Josie Perret,Daniel Luke Page, Raelynn Bartlett, Breanna Pray, Elizabeth Page, Canyon Compton, Emily Nevils, Brenton Carpenter,Ellie Joe Bryant, Annie Heard, Alex Rodriguez, Lauren Poole, and Noah Shows.

 

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Wed
12
Dec

Whitaker graduates with Masters Degree

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Matthew Dane Whitaker, of Winnfield will graduate with a

Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Northwestern State University this Friday. Matthew is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Psi Chi honor society, as well as being a member of the American Counseling Association. He also serves as the Mu Kappa Alumni Association president for his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha.

 

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Wed
12
Dec

Cross Country All-State Academics

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The WSHS Cross Country team landed two graduating seniors on the All-State Academic Team for the 2018 year: Tyler Hight and Edward Teal. The LHSAA recognizes performance by its student athletes not only for their athletic ability, but also for the excellence achieved in the classroom.

The program recognizes senior student athletes who have maintained the necessary GPA requirements of having kept a four year cumulative 3.5 GPA or above in order to receive ALL-State Academics while participation in varsity sports.

 

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Dec

City of Winnfield Christmas Weekend Events

The Winnfield Christmas Parade will be beginning at 6 pm on December 14 th , this Friday. Before the parade strolls through Main Street, there are more activities going to be taking place.

The Mayor, George Moss, along with City Hall would like to invite you to the Library on December 14 th , to meet and greet the Grand Marshalls for he parade.

 

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12
Dec

Tigers Land Seven on District 3-2A District Team

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Winnfield Senior High School is proud to announce the annual post-season awards for the 2018 Football Season. Seven Tigers received recognition from District coaches as All District selections. Eight players received Honorable Mention.

Coach Lyn Bankston says “this is a tribute to all the hard work, dedication, and mindset these players developed and for the attitude they had towards their teammates.” He added, “It’s just a culture you have to develop and mindset which will far exceed the athletic playing field”.

 

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