Wed
10
Oct

Grant Writing Training Clinic Announced for Winnfield

Each year millions of dollars are awarded through grant funding and competitive contract proposals each year by private foundations, government agencies, businesses, and federated entities such as United Way.

Grants can encourage economic development, support construction, municipal infrastructure, technical assistance, business start-ups, youth services, STEM education, rural development, and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities and regions.

In addition, every day businesses submit competitive proposals for contract bids that will expand their client base, add new jobs, and increase revenue.

 

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10
Oct

Shooting Spree Results in One Critical Patient

The early Saturday morning hours proved to be exhausting for Winnfield Police Officers as they responded to multiple gunshot calls. They first responded to a report of gunfire at a car in the Maplewood apartment complex on South Jones Street. The car was occupied by 2 males. The driver received minor injuries from broken glass. He was treated at the scene and released. He reported hearing at least 6 shots in the area.

A 911 call from the Winn Parish Medical Center reported a gunshot victim at the Emergency Room. The victim was identified as Montais Brown of Winnfield. Brown sustained injuries from 6 shots to his back. It was discovered to have occurred at the Maplewood complex. He was not an occupant of the earlier vehicle. Brown was transferred to Rapides Regional Medical Center where he has undergone 3 different surgeries over the weekend. He is currently listed as in critical condition.

 

Wed
10
Oct

A Miracle in the City of Winnfield

A five-month-old in Winnfield is getting a second chance at life. Journee Castle was born in April. Her grandmother, Shelia Mitchell, says she has been a fighter ever since.

When Journee’s mom was five months pregnant, doctors found out Journee had a heart defect. She was scheduled to have surgery after she was born, but her condition was so severe doctors could not perform the surgery.

“Doctors told her she either could watch her die or pray and ask God to come in and work a miracle,” Mitchell said.

 

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Wed
10
Oct

WMS Excels At Rapides Cross Country Meet

The WMS cross country team brought home 12 medals for top 5 finishes at the Rapides Junior Runners meet held at the Ward 9 Recreational Complex in Pineville. This included 3 first and 2 second place finishes.

Chloe James started the morning finishing 2nd in the middle school girls race in a time of 15:27. Lauren Poole followed in 8th at 17:59.

In middle school boys action Kaden Victor placed 17th with a time of 15:51.

 

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Wed
10
Oct

Cross Country Races At Pine Prairie

Tyler Hight claimed top honors as the Tiger cross country team placed fifth at the Prairie Run held at Pine Prairie High School. Hight was first in 16:54 while Cole Debusk was 13th in 20:05, Kaleb Hemphill 17th in 21:34, and Edward Teal at 25th in 22:21. Brandon Florence finished with a time of 25:45 while Dylan Irby came in at 30:58 over the 3 mile course.

In the varsity girls race, Grayce McDavid finished 11th with a time of 25:27. This was her first race of the season.

 

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10
Oct

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, international health campaign lasting the month of October that is intended to increase global awareness of breast cancer. In the United States the monthlong campaign is known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first organized effort to bring widespread attention to breast cancer occurred as a weeklong event in the United States in October 1985.

Since then, campaigns to increase awareness of the disease, to educate people about methods of prevention and early detection, and to raise money to support research have extended to countries around the world.

 

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Wed
10
Oct

Hardtner Fall Festival Scheduled for October 19th

Our Health Fair will be Friday, October 19th, from 10am-2pm under the pine trees on the walking track in front of Hardtner Medical Center. We anticipate over 100 vendors, including, but not limited to: home healths, hospices, nursing homes, insurances, banks, rehab centers, sitter services, specialty physicians, and medication programs. There will be music, games and door prizes. We will have free thyroid screenings, blood pressure checks, vision screenings, and glucose checks. Heart screenings will be available for $30 if you are interested. We will have the LPSO Drug Dog Demonstration and our Drunk Driving Simulation Course.

 

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Wed
10
Oct

Mrs. Irine Ashley

Mrs. Irine Ashley, age 84 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Born Saturday, March 17, 1934 in Winnsboro, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Hudson Franks and Hubert Perry Franks; husband, James Ashley; and brother, W. H. Franks. Mrs. Ashley enjoyed being outside working in her flower beds, cooking and walking. She loved her family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Connie Ashley; sons, Alvin, Eddie (Jerri), Woody (Lynn), Pat, and Chris Ashley; grandchildren, Gary (Natasha), April, Kevin, Payton, Summer, Bryce, and Leah; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Lea Glass; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends., The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Southern Funeral Home, from 12:00 PM until time of services. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Spikes and Rev.

Wed
10
Oct

Albert Michael “Mike” Cockerham

Mr. Albert Michael “Mike” Cockerham, age 70, of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018. Born Thursday, December 4, 1947, in Winnfield, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield and was a graduate of Northwestern State University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. His hobbies included fishing, woodworking and gardening, but above all, he most enjoyed helping other people. Mr. Cockerham was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Howard and Clara Rachel Carpenter Cockerham; first wife, Janice Richards Cockerham; siblings, Howard Cockerham, Frances Williams and Cathy Franks; nephew, Roger D. Lowery.

Wed
10
Oct

Billy Wayne Strickland

March 3, 1942 – Oct. 7, 2018

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