The Bilieau Farms Rally Roosters are the champions of the Winn Parish Dixie Youth 9/10 year old league with a 12-1 record!
Northwestern State University awarded 905 degrees to 881 graduates during spring commencement May 11-12. Graduates collected diplomas for associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates and post-master’s degrees.
Commencement ceremonies were schedule for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 and 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11. The ceremonies were to be live streamed at www.nsula.edu. More information on commencement is available at www.nsula.edu/graduation.
Graduates listed by hometown (in Winn Parish) are as follows.
Atlanta – Susan Carter, Post Baccalaureate Certificate;
Dodson – Gaje Womack, Bachelor of Science; Melanie Thomas, Master of Arts in Teaching;
Winnfield — Rachel Fannin, Associate of General Studies; Matthew Harrell, Bachelor of Arts; Emalee Dill, Bachelor of Science; Taylor Womack, Bachelor of Science;
Mark your calendars now for this year’s youth fishing derbies on the Kisatchie National Forest. Go online to http://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie and look under “Features” to find applications and learn more information about these wonderful, FREE fishing opportunities. Most fishing derbies begin at 7 a.m. and end by 11 a.m. Times for the fishing derbies will be given closer to the dates of the events or as soon as they are determined.
June 3 – Bombing Range Pond, Winn Parish on the Winn Ranger District, registration application (Questions? Call 318-628-4664)
Baton Rouge– The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., reminds property owners to remain vigilant for termites during late spring and into the coming summer months.
With Louisiana’s warm and wet climate this time of year, termites can get especially active as they constantly seek out new food sources.
“Turning off outside lights at night or using yellow bulbs can help you avoid attracting swarming termites,” says Commissioner Strain. “However, there are also other proactive measures you can take on a regular basis to protect your property from the destruction of termites.”
- Fix any leaks in the roof, pipes, and outside faucets on your home.
- Repair rotting wood on the fascia, soffit, and exterior wood surfaces.
- Remove any wood lying under or around your home, and store firewood away from your home.
- Examine your home’s slab line and the base of piers for signs of termites.
- Clean the gutters on your home and repair sections that may be damaged.
- Trim tree limbs and vines that may be growing on your home.
- Drain water away from the slab or under your home; do not let it pool.
Treatments and annual inspections by a licensed, insured, and bonded pest control company are a good termite preventative. Between professional inspections, property owners can also look for mud tubes on slabs, piers, or walls; pinholes in wallboards; softness in flooring; or blisters in paint or wallpaper.
To find out which companies are certified and licensed to perform termite-related services, consumers can contact the LDAF at 225-925-4578, visit the LDAF website at www.ldaf.la.gov, or download the LDAF Business Search App (available in the Apple and Google Play store).
The City of Winnfield’s recent Spring Clean Up Day was a huge success! A day that was supposed to be full of rainy weather turned into a beautiful day! Thanks to everyone who came out to help clean the streets.
The USDA will hold an information session, sponsored by the City of Winnfield, on May 11 at 5 pm at the Winnfield Civic Center. Topics will include housing, farming, rural development and conservation so come learn about all the USDA has to offer.
Arts & Crafts Vendors:
10×10 – $35
10×25 – $45
Direct Sales – $50
Food Vendors – $85
Electricity Fee – $15
Winn Parish Medical Center’s Dr. Shelton and medical student Jianna Bona were guest speakers at last week’s meeting for the Kiwanis Club of Winnfield.
Seniors from Winnfield Senior High and Atlanta High School received Honor Cords on May 1 for their work in the Winn Parish 4-H Program.
Winnfield 1st Assembly of God’s Vacation Bible School is right around the corner: June 5-9, 6pm- 8:30pm. Register today for Camp Kilimanjaro!
Jambo! Welcome to Camp Kilimanjaro, where you’ll have an epic expedition through the book of Proverbs!
Every day, kids are faced with choices—will they choose wisely or foolishly? As they safari up Mount Kilimanjaro, your trekkers learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! And He’s filled the book of Proverbs with wise sayings for us! As they study Proverbs, your hikers will learn to have
- ears that hear and do the Word of God;
- hearts that trust in the Lord;
- tongues that are tame;
- hands that get to work;
- feet that walk with the wise!
Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Camp Kilimanjaro VBS June 5-9, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm.
Eight students from Winnfield Middle School participated in the Cenla Beginners Honor Band on April 22 at Buckeye High School.
The Louisiana Forest Festival appreciates everyone who participated and showed up for support for the inaugural LumberSnack competition on April 15. It was fun and most definitely entertaining!
The 2023 Mr Louisiana Forest Festival LumberSnack competition results :
1st place: Nate Vogt
2nd Place: Austin Stevenson
3rd Place: Jonah Chandler
4th Place: Andrew Sanders
Come out for a tree cutting good time at the Louisiana Forest Festival this Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.