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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
17
Jul

Central Management Company Wins Employee Approved Award from NRC Health

Central Management is one of only 20 Independent Living, Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing organizations that has earned the remarkable distinction from NRC Health of being an Employee Approved Facility. Winners were selected according to the results from NRC Health’s 2018 Employee Experience Survey.

To qualify, organizations must have a high percentage of respondents willing to recommend their locations as places to work. In today’s competitive workforce, it is vitally important that employees feel that their voices are heard, thus contributing to company loyalty and job satisfaction.

Wed
17
Jul

LEPA Wades Through Major Electrical Industry Changes for 17 Cities, Including Winnfield

Cordell Grand

Kevin Bihm

The electrical industry has seen radical change, and that change has also greatly impacted the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority (LEPA), a unique agent of 17 municipal electrical systems. LEPA is now undergoing another change as its longtime General Manager Cordell Grand retired on June 30, and Assistant General Manager Kevin Bihm takes the helm.

Reflecting on 35 years at LEPA and 18 of those years as General Manager, Grand said LEPA has worked through three major shifts in purchasing electrical energy supply during his tenure, and the last, to membership in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) in December of 2013 was the most dramatic change in its history and has had continued implications.

Wed
17
Jul

3rd Annual Back to School Bash Set

The Winn Parish Healthy Initiative Coalition is happy to present the 3 rd Annual Back to School Bash set for August 1, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Winnfield, located at 300 Main Street. It will be from 10 a.m. to 1p.m.

The Back to School Bash is held each year to assist children of Winn Parish with their back to school needs. Each child is given a game card that resembles a Bingo card. They visit each station and participate in an activity that the vendor has. Then their game card is stamped, and they continue to the next station. When the card is filled up, the child receives a lunch and a bag of school supplies they can use at home. Many of the vendors are resources for parents who may need help not only getting their child ready for school but also for things throughout the year. Community service organizations also participate and provide information on the services they can offer to the community. Door prizes are given away throughout the event.

Wed
10
Jul

Winnfield Rotary Installs New President for 2019-2020

Many were in attendence for Bill Cassidy’s visit at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home

Samantha Kelly and Kevin Smith

The Winnfield Rotary Club has come to the end of another term for their president. This past year, Kevin Smith served as the president. The responsibility has been turned over to Samantha Kelly for the 2019-2020 year.

Wed
10
Jul

Senator Cassidy Visits Autumn Leaves

Teddy Ray Price and Senator Bill Cassidy

Matt Walton Introducing Bill Cassidy

July 3, 2019, Senator Bill Cassidy, along with more elected officials, were hosted by Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Winnfield. Cassidy met with the residents and staff, along with a tour of the facility. This was an effort to learn more about the nursing facility profession and the exceptional quality are that is provided.

As a physician, Senator Cassidy has spent much of his life improving the lives of his patients and as our senator; he is passionate about making America’s healthcare system both sustainable and the best in quality. In 2017, Autumn Leaves was nationally recognized for earning a 2017 Silver—Achievement in Quality Award through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. Based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework less than 1% of America’s Nursing facilities earn this prestigious award annually.

 

 

Wed
03
Jul

Lions Club Installation Banquet Held Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Congratulations to Kaylen Williams who was the recipient of the Alpha Delta Kappa Education Scholarship for 2019. She is shown here with Mrs. Sarita Horne, ADK member and DHS counselor

On Tuesday, June 25, at the installation banquet of 2019, several members and volunteers were recognized and thanked for service and commitment to the Winnfield Lions Club in reaching higher levels of humanitarian service. Outgoing president Mike Kennedy expressed appreciation for all the hard work carried out in 2018-2019 to further the goals of Lionism.

 

 

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Wed
03
Jul

Oshay Booker Apprehended in Tulsa, Oklahoma

On June 25, 2019, Oshay Booker was arrested in Tulsa, OK for the murder of Ronald “Cloud” Goff. Last Sunday around 3:30 A.M., Sheriff Cranford Jordan received reliable information that Oshay was located in the Tulsa area. After contacting the Tulsa Police Department and the Marshall’s Task Force, they were able to locate him in an apartment in downtown Tulsa.

 

 

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Wed
03
Jul

Katie Murphy, State Rep. Assistant, Spoke to Rotary June 19

Dist. 13 State Representative Jack McFarland of Winnfield with legislative assistant Katie Murphy of Monroe were both on hand at the June 19 meeting of the Rotary Club of Winnfield. Murphy works out of the district office in Jonesboro

Katie Murphy, legislative assistant to District 13 State Representative Jack McFarland, had prepared a presentation she’d make as guest speaker for the June 19 meeting of the Rotary Club of Winnfield.

Murphy arrived early and began making the acquaintance of Rotarians as they came into the room. Imagine her surprise when her boss, a member of the local club, walked into the back dining room at Lynda’s Country Kitchen shortly before the meeting’s start at noon.

 

 

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