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Wed
23
Jan

Community Gathered for MLK Prayer Breakfast

Over 75 in Attendance for the MLK Prayer Breakfast

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, community members of Winnfield gathered at the Winnfield Kindergarten Annex Cafeteria on Monday, January 21 st . Winn Parish Voters and Civic League sponsored a Prayer Breakfast for those in the community. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Etoy Ashley, with a opening song sang by Mr. Franklin Williams. A prayer was received by Rev. Otis Corley, Sr. Mayor George Moss greeted the crowd, along with Mr. Lionel Johnson with the Winn Parish Voters League. Mr. Louis Bell, Jr. gave a small greeting with the purpose of the occasion. 

 

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Wed
23
Jan

Chamber of Commerce Host Annual Awards Reception

Business of the Year, Louisiana Loggers Self-Insured Fund

The Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held its annual awards reception Thursday, January 17 at the Louisiana Political Museum. Awards were presented to New Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Business of the Year and The Spirit of Myrtis Allen Award.

Chamber President Laurinda Crenshaw welcomed the crowd to the reception and presented the New Business of the Year Award to RAF’s Bar-B-Que. Owners John Bruce and Eric Little both were born and raised in Winnfield. They are 2011 graduates of Winnfield Senior High School. After high school John worked at various restaurants while attending college and learned not only cooking skills but also gained management and business experience. Eric took an interest in grilling and smoking meats and perfected his then hobby through trial and error. The two joined forces in 2014 and jumped into the world of competition BBQ.

 

Wed
13
Feb

Ribbon Cutting for Chaddy Shack

Chaddy Shack owner Chad Vines, along with members of the community hold a ribbon cutting at their new location.

The Winn Chamber of Commerce, along with the Mayor and family and friends, attended the ribbon cutting for the new location of Chaddy Shack, located at 1011 W Court St, Winnfield, LA, owned and operated by Chad Vines.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Winn Dixie Youth Registration Has Begun

The Winn Dixie Youth League along with the City of Winnfield Recreation Department has begun registration for youth Baseball, Softball, and TBall for the 2019 season. Registration starts Monday Feb. 4 th , and will continue through March 16 th . Regular registration fee for this league is $60.00. Boys ages 4-14 and girls 4-15 are eligible for this exciting program.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

School Board Recognizes Students of the Year

Students of the Year L/R- Zaibriana McLaren, Jerome Batiste, Vonronkay Peters, Annie Heard, Zoey Canerday, Edward Teal, Kate Dupree, Maddox Duck, Ella Price, Elizabeth Page, Kaylee Parker

L/R Annie Heard, Elizabeth Page, and Edward Teal

The Winn Parish School Board met on Monday. February 4 th , for the Formal Reception honoring the Winn Parish Student of the year Representatives for 2018-19. For Atlanta High School, 5 th Grade- Jerome Batiste, 8 th grade- Zaibriana McLaren, and 12 th grade- Alissa Coolman.

Calvin High School was represented by 5 th Grade student Zoey Canerday, 8 th Grade- Kate Dupree, and 12 th Grade- Vonronkay Peters. 5th Grade- Maddox Duck, 8th Grade- Ella Price, and 12th Grade Kaylee Parker represented Dodson High School.

Elizabeth Page- 5th Grade and 8th Grade student Annie Heard represented Winnfield Middle School. Lastly Senior Edward Teal represented Winnfield Senior High School.

 

 

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Wed
06
Feb

Winn Parish DA Releases District Court Action

District Attorney Chris Nevils reports the following action was taken in Eighth Judicial District Court on January 15, 2019

DENNIS E. BAKER: Defendant entered guilty plea simple assault, sentenced to time served.

TONIE ESTELLE NEATHERLAND: Defendant entered guilty plea no drivers license on person and no seat belt first offense. Defendant ordered to pay fine on each charge and probation fee.

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Wed
06
Feb

Jordan Named Director of NSU School of Education

Katrina Woolsey Jordan

On January 7th, 2019, Dr. Katrina Woolsey Jordan, formerly of Winnfield, LA, was named as the Director of the School of Education at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Dr. Jordan continues to serve as the Assessment Coordinator for the NSU Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development as well.

Dr. Jordan grew up in West Monroe, LA and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly NLU) in 1996. She received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northwestern State University in 2003. Dr. Jordan then graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2010 with a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate in Special Populations. Additionally, she has certifications in Educational Leadership and Gifted Education.

Wed
06
Feb

Winnfield FFA Head to Nationals

Team Members: Emma Vines, Macy Hemphill, David Simmons, Matthew Harrell, Daniel Simmons, Peyton Little, and Steve Vines, FFA Advisor.

The Winnfield FFA, Future Farmers of America, took on the State Championship. The Senior FFA Parliamentary Procedure team took home State title, defeating eight other state finalists. He team will represent Louisiana in the National Finals in October 2019. The National event will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This was Winnfield’s 10 th State Championship in Parliamentary Procedure. FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Wed
30
Jan

Mardi Gras Weekend Activities and Parade

“Laissez le bon temps rouler!” This weekend is going to be full of Mardi Gras activities. Starting Friday, February 1 st , the Mardi Gras Market will be held at the Winnfield Civic Center from 5pm- 9pm. Saturday, the Krewe of Kingfish 27 th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will roll through Main Street at 2pm. Following the parade from 3pm to 6 pm, the Mardi Gras Market will continue with a crawfish boil to satisfy your appetite. The 80s Mardi Pardi will begin at 8pm at the Civic Center

 

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Wed
30
Jan

Cooking Up a Miracle

Are you tired of the same old tuna sandwich for lunch? Same old oatmeal for breakfast? Same old pudding for a treat? Visit the Mardi Gras Market in the Forestry Building on the Winn Parish fairgrounds where the Pilot Club of Winnfield is setting the table with a feast of Pilot Cookbooks this Friday from 5-9 pm and Saturday from 3-6 pm.

Easy, quick and delicious recipes are available for only $10, and the proceeds from the purchase go to support community efforts for children in need as well as the TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) camp for survivors and their caregivers.

 

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