NSU awards 905 diplomas May 10-11

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;

Youth Fishing Derby on June 3

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)

LDAF Urges Vigilance During Termite Season

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).

Winn Parish Chamber: Business of the Week Spotlight

Rehab Services of Central Louisiana in Winnfield is dedicated to providing the highest quality in mental health rehabilitation services. Their philosophy of care is centered on the principle that rehabilitation services should be consumer driven, family oriented and constructed within the context of the patient’s natural environment. It is their belief that everyone has rehabilitative potential, and it is their professional duty to identify and build on strengths in order to address each individual family needs.
Goals include providing clients with the opportunity to obtain the skills, support and empowerment that are necessary to improve their ability to function at an optimum level within their community.
Licensed Child Psychiatrist
Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Licensed Professional Counselors
Mental Health Specialists
103 West Boundary St
Winnfield, LA 71483
If you would like to become a member of the Winn Parish Business Chamber of Commerce or know of a local business that would, please contact us! 

USDA Information Session: May 11

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.

Vendors wanted for June 10 Degdemona Summer Fest

Vendors are wanted to participate in the 7th Annual Dugdemona Summer Fest in Winnfield on June 10 on Main Street.
At the Dugdemona Hayride you are guaranteed to have a great time! After the success of the 2022 event, event organizers decided to stay an evening festival, kicking off at 4 PM and ending at 11:55 PM!
Booth Space 10×10 or 10×20.
Food trailers and boutique trailers welcome!
Food, Direct Sales, Arts and Crafts, etc ALL VENDORS WELCOME.
Contact Lindlay Howell at 318-628-0401 or at lindlay@dugfest.com to reserve your spot!

Arts & Crafts Vendors:

10×10 – $35

10×25 – $45

Direct Sales – $50

Food Vendors – $85

Electricity Fee – $15

Apply below:

Winn Chamber Business of the Week Spotlight: Four Corners Mobile

The Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism announced this week’s Business of the Week Spotlight: Four Corners Mobile Coffeehouse. Tucker has purchased his mobile coffee truck and began his very own franchise. He brings delicious products to towns along with festivals, weddings and special events. This will also allow him to follow his calling and burden for ministry. Follow Four Corners Mobile on Facebook to stay in the loop on when Tucker is set up in Winnfield each week.
Four Corners Mobile locates at Ivan Smith Furniture.
Email: Www.fccoffeehouse@yahoo.com
Contact: 318-533-3296
If you would like to become a member of the Winn Parish Business Chamber of Commerce or know of a local business that would, please contact us!

Jambo: Welcome to Camp Kilimanjaro

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.

*Ages 4-12*

Register Today

Louisiana Forest Festival this weekend, LumberSnack winners announced

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.