Winn Parish Arrest Report

The Winn Parish Journal is changing the format of the Arrest Report. We will post arrest from Winnfield Police Department on Monday and arrest from Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office
Name: Dequndrious Howard
Date: 12-19-2020
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Charge: Felon In Possession Of Firearm, Possession Of Firearm In Pres Of CDS, Possession Sched II W/ Intent, Possession of Synth Cannabinoids

Name: Carlos Jose Franco Santos
Date: 12-24-2020
Race: Hispanic
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Charge: No Driver’s License, No Insurance

Name: Placid Chidozie Nwokorie
Date: 12-26-2020
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Charge: Driving Under Suspension Without Accident, Speeding 15-24 MPH Over Limit, Vehicle License Required, False/Imitation MVI Sticker

Name: Marcus U. Jackson
Date: 12-27-2020
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Charge: Speeding 45 MPH or Over in Excess of Limit

Name: Dylan Shayne Howell
Date: 12-27-2020
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Charge: Proper Equipment Required On Vehicles, Driving Under Suspension W/ Accident, Unsafe Vehicle W/ Accident, Stop Signs And Yield Signs, Careless Operation-2nd Offense, Resisting An Officer By Flight

Name: Tony Brown, Jr.
Date: 12-28-2020
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Charge: Speeding 45mph Or Over In Excess Of Limit, Driving Under Suspension W/O Accident

Name: Jessica Leann Malone
Date: 12-29-2020
Race: White
Gender: Female
Age: 33
Charge: Failure to Appear 

Name: Christopher Paul Moreno
Date: 12-29-2020
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Charge: Failure to Appear 

Name: Shawn T. White
Date: 12-29-2020
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Charge: Fugitive (Hold for Caddo Parish) 


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YOUR CONTRIBUTION

  • Perform, schedule, delegate and oversee work to meet customer commitments and expectations
  • Perform quality inspection on all work performed prior to components leaving the shop
  • Hold daily departmental safety, quality, and production meetings
  • Manage, mentor, coach, and train employees
  • Oversee repairs, overhauls, assembly, and installation of components for hydraulic systems
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals, mechanical and electrical schematics, and other specifications to determine the repair method on failed components
  • Ensure Safety JSA’s are filled out properly
  • Make sure company safety rules and regulations are being followed
  • Manage external purchases and services processing purchase orders and utilizing accurate costing methods 

YOUR VALUE

  • Build and grow a successful business in Winnfield with the resources and support of Louisiana Machinery Company
  • Provide strong leadership and management to develop a strong team
  • Maintain and promote high level of safety compliance

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Remember This? Dipper’s New Year’s Celebration

“Happy New Year!” Everyone in New Orleans, it seemed, was out in the streets celebrating the passing of the old year, 1912, and was welcoming in the new, 1913.  Brass bands paraded through the neighborhoods playing Dixieland jazz by torch light.  People with expendable incomes shot off Roman candles and other fireworks, while others celebrated by making as much noise as possible with whatever they could find.  People banged on pots and pans, scrap pieces of metal and tin, anything that would make a noise.  Another popular form of ringing in the new year was firing guns into the air, which was and is illegal in most cities and towns.  They accompanied whatever noise they could make by yelling, “Happy New Year!” 

Eleven-year-old Dipper had no money for frivolities such as fireworks.  He grew up in one of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods in New Orleans.  His father had left when he was just a few years old and his mother worked odd jobs to keep Dipper and his sister fed.  Dipper had several “stepfathers” through the years, some of which were good for Dipper’s family, but most were not.

Dipper took odd jobs to help his mother buy food for the family.  Even at the young age of eleven, he realized he needed to do his part for his family’s survival.  He hustled newspapers, coal, and anything else he could get his hands upon legally.  He and three of his friends became street performers and formed a singing quartet.  Dipper and his friends walked down street after street singing the popular hits of the day.  If someone liked their singing and had some spare change, they motioned for the quartet to sing a few songs for them.  Afterword, the customer gave them some spare change, which the quartet divided up.  Dipper gave his earnings to his mother. 

On December 31, 1912, Dipper and his four friends wandered through the streets looking for a customer with some spare change.  Dipper was well prepared to ring in the new year.  Earlier in the evening, he went into his mother’s trunk and found his stepfather’s .38 caliber revolver pistol.  He stealthily removed the pistol from the trunk and slipped it into his pocket.  He had found his noisemaker.

Dipper and the other members of the quartet were enjoying themselves on this New Year’s Eve.  They sang, laughed, joked around, and sang some more.  As they were walking and singing on Rampart Street, they were interrupted by six shots from a small caliber pistol.  “dy-dy-dy-dy-dy-dy.”  Someone yelled, “Happy New Year!”  Dipper heard what a pathetic sound the small caliber pistol made and motioned to his friends.  He pulled the .38 caliber pistol from his pocket, aimed it toward the sky, and fired.  POW!   POW!   POW!   POW!   POW!   POW!  “Happy New Year!”  People all around them laughed. 

After the laughter died down, Dipper pocketed the pistol and the quartet continued down Rampart Street singing for tips.  A little while later, Dipper reloaded the pistol, aimed it toward the sky, and fired six more shots.  POW!   POW!   POW!   POW!   POW!   POW!  Just then, Dipper felt two strong hands grab him from behind.  His friends ran.  For Dipper, there was no escape.  The two strong hands belonged to a New Orleans detective.  He begged, cried, and pleaded for the detective to allow him to go home, but the detective disregarded his pleas and took him to jail.

Dipper was scared.  He had never been arrested and wondered what would become of him.  The next morning, a juvenile court judge sentence him to spend an undetermined length of time in the Waifs’ Home for Boys.  A policeman transported Dipper and several other boys to the Waifs’ Home in a prison cart led by two horses.     

Dipper was terrified when they reached the Waifs’ Home.  He and the other boys were stripped of their clothes, forced into showers, were checked for lice, and received ill-fitting uniforms.  One of the keepers led the newcomers into the mess hall where other inmates sat eating “white beans without rice out of tin plates.”  For three days, Dipper was too afraid to eat.  The keepers and other inmates mocked Dipper for not eating, but he gave no response.  On the fourth day, his hunger was too strong for him to ignore.

In addition to scrubbing floors, making beds, and a myriad of other undesirable but necessary chores, the keepers at the Waifs’ Home taught Dipper and the other boys various skills.  Mr. Jones drilled the boys every morning and taught them the proper way to use rifles in formation with wooden rifles.  Mr. Alexander taught carpentry and gardening.  Mr. Davis gave the boys other vocational training, which included music.  One of the only choices the boys had in the Waifs’ Home was their selection of vocation.  Dipper had always been drawn to music and naturally gravitated towards Mr. Davis’s orchestra.  For the first six months, Mr. Davis refused to allow Dipper to actually play any instrument, and Dipper had been too afraid to ask.  Finally, Mr. Davis asked Dipper if he wanted to play in the band.  Dipper was excited.  Rather than hand him a cornet, the instrument Dipper had dreamed of playing, Mr. Davis handed him a tambourine.  Although disappointed, Dipper played the tambourine with such unique style that Mr. Davis immediately made him the drummer in their marching brass band.  Within a short time, Mr. Davis, pleased at Dipper’s quick progress with the drums, taught him how to play an alto saxophone.  Dipper was a quick student and progressed quickly.  Dipper became the bugler for the Waifs’ Home, which was a coveted position because the bugler was excused from most of the undesirable chores required of the other boys.  Dipper had so impressed Mr. Davis that he made Dipper the leader of the brass band and taught him how to play the cornet.  Dipper “was in seventh heaven.”  Dipper practiced the cornet faithfully and impressed everyone who heard his unique style. 

He was eventually freed from the Waifs’ Home.  For years, Dipper worked at manual labor during the day and played his cornet at night.  He eventually became world-famous for his unique playing and singing abilities.  Had it not been for Dipper’s arrest on New Year’s Eve and his incarceration at the Waifs’ Home for Boys, we may never have heard the musical talents of a man who went by many nicknames including Dipper, Dippermouth, Pops, and Satchmo (short for Satchel Mouth).  Dipper’s real name was Louis Armstrong.

Source:

Armstrong, Louis. Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans. New York: Da Capo Press, Inc., 1986.      


My Opinion – Electoral College Process Allows For Principled Objections

By Royal Alexander/Opinion

Votes not ‘regularly given’ or an elector not ‘lawfully certified’ include objections to individual electoral votes or to state returns as a whole

Polling indicates that as much as 54% of the country feels the presidential election was not fairly and honestly conducted and, therefore, that the outcome is illegitimate.  So, at this point, what can be done about that?

Short of the U.S. Supreme Court deciding to hear a case that challenges the voting procedures in the contested states, the only likely constitutional and/or statutory path left is an objection in the Joint Session.  The objection would have to be based on the allegation that an electoral vote was “not regularly given” or that an elector was “not lawfully certified.”  (3 U.S.C. § 15).  These two grounds are considered by legal scholars to include objections to individual electoral votes or to state returns as whole.

The specific procedure for making objections to the counting of electoral votes is as follows:  The objection must be presented in writing and must be signed by at least one Senator and one Representative.  The objection must state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the grounds for the objection.  When an objection is properly made in writing and endorsed by at least one Senator and one Representative, the joint session is suspended, and each house then meets separately to consider the objection.

So, the House meets alone and the Senate withdraws from the House chamber to also separately consider and debate the objection for no more than two hours and then vote whether to count the electoral vote (s).  If both houses then vote separately and, by a simple majority, don’t each agree to the objection, the objection fails and those electoral vote (s) are counted.

Of course, the reason the electors are so important is because the Electoral College is the formal body that actually elects the President and VP.  Each state has as many “electors” in the Electoral College as it has Representatives and Senators in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. (LA. has 8).  So, when voters vote in a Presidential election, they are actually voting for a slate of electors who vow to cast their ballots for that ticket in the Electoral College.

On Jan 3, 2021, the new Congress will be sworn in.  On Jan. 6, 2021, at 1:00 pm, the new Congress counts the electoral votes at a joint session of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House in the U.S. House chamber.  The President of the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence, presides over the joint session.  This process usually certifies a winner of the presidential election.

We will see whether it does this time.  Even if the outcome of the election is not changed, making objections that must be separately heard and voted upon is a highly visible—and highly principled—manner by which to formally declare on the record whether this election was conducted in a way that deserves the faith in, and support of, millions of American voters.

(P.S.  As an aside, I offer again that the State Legislatures in each of the disputed states—Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania—clearly possess the plenary (complete) constitutional authority to decide which electors to certify.  Recall that because the new Congress doesn’t meet until Jan. 3rd, electoral votes are not counted until Jan. 6, and a new president is not inaugurated until Jan. 20th, any certification that has been made—remember Dec. 8th and Dec. 14th are statutory deadlines not constitutional ones—can still be rescinded and a correct certification of electors made by each legislature.  It is the state legislatures that must act).

The views and opinions expressed in the My Opinion article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Winn Parish Journal. Any content provided by the authors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything.


Notice of Death December 29, 2020

WINN:
Brenda Haddox Etheridge
January 10, 1949 – December 24, 2020
Service: Thursday, December 31 at 10 am at First Baptist Church

Janet Brookins
August 26, 1957 – December 25, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Shirley Ann Coleman
July 19, 1952 – December 24, 2020
Service: Wednesday December 30 at 1 pm at the chapel of Kinner and Stevens funeral home in Jena

NATCHITOCHES:
Charles Clifton Ferguson
December 08, 1929 – December 27, 2020
Service: Thursday, December 31 at 1 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home

Ruthie Lee Fisher
December 24, 2020
Service: Saturday, January 2 at 10 am at the Goodwill Baptist Church on Holmes Street in Natchitoches

Ruby Lee Hicks
December 27, 2020
Service: Saturday, January 2 at 1 pm in the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

Alice Oliver
December 24, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Jennifer Robinson
December 8, 1972 – December 25, 2020
Service: Friday, January 1 at 12 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery

Jayen Smith
September 11, 2001 – December 23, 2020
Service: Arrangements TBA

Willie Brown
January 8, 1965 – December 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Bobby Jean Parker
August 9, 1955 – December 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

McTavish Raymond
June 22, 1972 – December 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Sophia Willoughby Washington
December 15, 2020
Arrangements TBA

SABINE:
James Sisk Jr.
January 8, 1962 – December 22, 2020
Service: Wednesday, December 30 at 2 pm at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel

RED RIVER:
Mary Lucille Williams
August 26, 1955 – December 25, 2020
Service: Wednesday, December 30 at 2 pm at Bethany Cemetery

Paul Avery Blakesley
October 03, 1956 – December 28, 2020
Service: Saturday, January 2 at 12 pm at Baker Cemetery


Congressman Elect Luke Letlow Passes Away Due Complications From COVID

District 5 Congressman-elect Luke Letlow has died after being diagnosed with Covid-19, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday evening.

On December 18th, Letlow announced via his Facebook page that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was “at home resting, following all CDC guidelines, quarantine protocols, and the recommendations of my doctors.” Letlow was later admitted into a Monroe hospital on December 19th after his symptoms worsened. He was then transferred to Ochsner-LSU Health on Tuesday, December 22nd, where he was placed in intensive care. Dr. G.E. Ghali, the chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, said in a statement at the time that Letlow was in “stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit” and was receiving the drug Remdesivir and steroids as part of his treatment.

According to a post on the Republican congressman-elect’s Facebook page, “Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away this evening at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport due to complications from COVID-19.”

“Luke had a servants’ heart and a passion for the people of District 5 and all of Louisiana. His life was dedicated and committed to making a better future for our state and our country!”

-Louisiana Loggers Association Executive Director Toni McAllister.

“Luke has been a great friend not only to my family but to the logging and agriculture business’ in Louisiana for a long time. I have always respected and admired his love for the people of Louisiana. We definitely lost one of the great ones. Please pray for Julia and his family.”

-Winn Parish Police Jury President Josh McAllister

Letlow, who served as chief of staff to former Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.) before being elected to fill that seat, was supposed to be sworn into Congress on Sunday. Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff on the day of Letlow’s funeral.

Letlow is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, PhD., and two young children.

This story is developing and will be updated when more information is available.


Winn Parish Arrest Report

The Winn Parish Journal is changing the format of the Arrest Report. We will post arrest from Winnfield Police Department on Monday and arrest from Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

Winnfield Police Department
Name: John W. Dooley, Jr.
Date: 12-24-2020
Address: Homeless
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Charge: Home Invasion
Bond: Not Listed


Winn Parish LDH COVID Weekly Update 12/27/2020

According to the Louisiana Department of Health website on December 27, 2020, Winn Parish reported 1,190 (981 confirmed – 209 probable) total new cases of COVID 19. An increase of 68 cases since 12-13-2020. Three additional deaths were reported in Winn Parish increasing the parish total to 29 (27 confirmed – 2 probable). The average number of cases reported daily has dropped to 3.6. 

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Winn Correctional Center

According to ICE.GOV as of 12/22/2020 there are 12 detainees with confirmed cases of COVID 19 currently under isolation or monitoring at the Winn Correctional Center (WCC). There have been  no additional deaths keeping the total number of deaths of a detainee who died after testing positive for COVID-19 while in ICE custody at WCC at one. There have been 258 total confirmed COVID-19 cases at WCC since testing began in February 2020. These numbers did not change since last week’s update.

There have been no official numbers reported by Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office or LaSalle Management regarding number of positive COVID cases or deaths amongst staff at WCC. 

Winn Parish Long-Term Care Facilities

The latest Nursing Home Report dated  December 22, 2020, reflects  no new cases among residents, and no new case among staff reported for this week at Autumn Leaves Nursing & Rehab Center. Winnfield Nursing & Rehab also reported no new cases among residents, and 0 new cases among staff.

Facility Autumn Leaves Winnfield Nursing & Rehab
Parish Winn Winn
Resident Census 85 78
Total COVID-19 Cases
Among Residents
32 64
New COVID-19 Cases
Among Residents
Since Last Report (12-16-20)
0 0
Of Total Resident Cases, Number Whose Infections Began at this Facility 30 60
Total Residents
Recovered
29 54
Total COVD-19 Deaths
Among Residents
2 10
Total COVID-19 Cases
Among Staff
33 41
New COVID-19 Cases
Among Staff
Since Last Report (12-16-20)
0 0
Total Staff Recovered 33 41

Winn Parish Schools

COVID-19 cases reported to LDH by K-12 Winn Parish Schools as of the 12/23/20 report:

Parish No. of Schools
in Parish
Faculty/
Staff/
Volunteer
Total Cases
Student
Total Cases
Faculty/
Staff/
Volunteer
Cases Reported
12/14 – 12/20
Student
Reported
12/14- 12/20
Winn 6 35 92 greater than 0 and less than 5 5
Cases are defined as individuals reported to have positive SARS-CoV-2 molecular or antigen laboratory tests. Cases are self-reported
by K-12 schools currently enrolled in the school reporting system.


LifeShare Blood Drive – Tomorrow

LifeShare Blood Center mobile bus will be at Walmart in Winnfield, 5940 Highway 167 N, tomorrow from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. To schedule an appointment to donate click schedule appointment

One in three people will need blood at some time in their life. When someone in the communities we serve needs blood, it is our responsibility to have it safe and readily available. The only way we can do that is through your donations.

With no substitute for human blood, volunteer blood donations saves lives right here in our community every day. If you can give blood, please do. If you can’t, please encourage and support others who can and help spread the word.Donating blood only takes a short amount of time a few times a year, or when you are eligible.

The blood donation process generally follows these steps:

  • Before giving blood, make sure that you meet the requirements, get a good night’s sleep, eat regular meals and drink plenty of fluids. 
  • After you present a photo ID and read the information sheet you will undergo a mini exam (temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and iron level) and then provide confidential answers to health history questions. 
  • The donation takes place in a comfortable chair. Most donors feel a slight prick when the needle is inserted and nothing after that. 
  • After the donation, you should sit down and have a snack and beverage. If you experience any light-headedness let your donor technician know and lie down until you feel better. Do not use tobacco products for the next 30 minutes. Leave the arm bandage on and do not engage in strenuous activity or lift heavy objects for the next two to four hours. For the next 24 – 48 hours be sure to increase fluid intake. 

By being a frequent blood donor you are fulfilling an important community responsibility.

The following are general guidelines for how often you may give.

  • Whole blood donation every 56 days (8 weeks) 
  • Apheresis procedures:
    • Double red cell every 112 days (16 weeks) 
    • Plasma every 28 days (4 weeks) 
    • Platelets every 14 days (2 weeks)


CITY OF NATCHITOCHES: OPPORTUNITY- MAINTENANCE MECHANIC I

Position: Water & Sewer Department – Maintenance Mechanic I

Description: Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City water, sewer and storm drainage facilities and systems.

Qualifications: Must be able to acquire a LA Water or Sewer Operator Certification. Applicants that already have certification are preferred and will be eligible for an increased pay rate.

Contact: City of Natchitoches Human Resources Department located at 1400 Sabine St., or P.O. Box 37, Natchitoches LA 71458-0037. Applications may also be picked up upstairs at City Hall located at 700 Second St, Natchitoches, LA or you can download an application at http://www.natchitochesla.gov

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through January 6, 2021.

THE CITY OF NATCHITOCHES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Notice of Death December 27, 2020

GRANT:
Angie Eugenia LaCaze

December 3, 1951 – December 23, 2020
Service: Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville

NATCHITOCHES:
Ruby Lee Hicks
December 27, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Alice Oliver
December 24, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Jennifer Robinson
December 8, 1972 – December 25, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Linda Dickerson
Service: Tuesday, December 29 at 11 am at Saint Savior Baptist Church

Jayen Smith
September 11, 2001 – December 23, 2020
Service: Arrangements TBA

Lois Kerry
January 21, 1961 – December 20, 2020
Service: Monday, December 28 at 12 pm at Emmanuel Cemetery, located at 2260 Emmanuel Road in Chopin

Joseph Antee
December 22, 2020
Service: Tuesday, December 29 at 11 am at the St. Augustine Catholic Church of Isle Brevelle

Willie Brown
January 8, 1965 – December 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Bobby Jean Parker
August 9, 1955 – December 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

McTavish Raymond
June 22, 1972 – December 21, 2020
Arrangements TBA

Sophia Willoughby Washington
December 15, 2020
Arrangements TBA

SABINE:
Lester Anderson Savell of Florien, Louisiana
March 24, 1927 – December 26, 2020
Service: Monday, December 28 at 2 pm at Pleasant Hill Cemetery (ward 2) in Florien


Faris Cooper Wyatt February 27, 1931 – December 20, 2020

Mrs. Faris Cooper Wyatt, age 89 of Winnfield, passed away December 20, 2020, at Autunn Leaves Nursing Home.

Mrs. Wyatt, a native of Jackson Parish, grew up in the Quitman area. She was an accountant and graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in accounting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winnfield where she served as the financial secretary for many years. She operated a couple of businesses in Winnfield and was a member of Palestine Chapter No. 55 O.E.S.

Mrs. Wyatt was preceded in death by her parents, children Lisa Meyers and Mark Meyers, husband Marvin Wyatt, brothers Elton Cooper and James Cooper and her sisters Gloria Pizanie and Marie Ford.

She leaves to cherish her memory her Grandsons Andy Stevenson, Mark Meyers, Jr., Chris Stevenson; great grandchildren Austin, Lisa, Makayla, Eli, Makenzie, Pyron, Nelly, Kali and Alana. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Winnfield, LA with Rev. Dick DeBusk officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery in Quitman under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

Friends may visit at the family at the church from 11:00 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Austin Stevenson, Chris Stevenson, Andy Stevenson, Mark Meyers Jr., Eli Stevenson, and Jacob Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Howard, Layton Sepulvado and Pyron Meyers.