Register Now – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Interactive Workshop in Winnfield Oct. 5-6

SaveCenla, a nonprofit organization focused on providing the public with information and events that will promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention, is hosting a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) interactive workshop October 5 – 6, from 8 AM – 4:30 PM both days at CLTCC in Winnfield located at 5960 US-167, Winnfield, LA 71483. There is no cost to register. 

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan to support their immediate safety. Although healthcare providers widely use ASIST, participants don’t need formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

​Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice. As a result, over 2,000,000 people have taken the workshop. In addition, studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide. 

Saving Lives from Suicide

Thoughts of suicide are surprisingly common. At any given time, around 1 in 25 people is thinking about suicide to some degree.

For most people, thinking about suicide isn’t about wanting to die. Instead, it’s the tension between their reasons for staying alive and their desire to escape from the pain that feels unbearable.

Within this tension lies the risk of death and the possibility of intervention, hope, and life. This is where someone with the right skills can help tip the balance and change a life forever. This is where LivingWorks training comes in.

For more information on the ASIST two-day training, click here.

Register for the two-day workshop in Winnfield, La here.


Rotary Club of Winnfield Learns About Suicide Prevention and Intervention

“On the night of January 31, 2018, I climbed to the top the Purple Heart bridge [over the Red River between Pineville and Alexandria] and stood there for nine minutes, telling myself if one person stops and tries to help, I won’t jump. But over 100 cars crossed the bridge and no one stopped to help.” The personal testimony of Kyah Iles is dramatic and heartbreaking. No one stopped to help; someone did call 9-1-1, and a police officer came to the scene. His method of intervention was to leave his patrol unit, run toward her as fast as he could as she stood poised to jump, and yell “STOP!” She jumped.

Fortunately for Ms. Iles, her husband and young son, and the citizens of Central Louisiana, her outcome was different from the outcome of 98% of all people who jump off bridges to end their lives. The 98% succeed in ending their lives—Ms. Iles did not; she fractured a wrist and suffered hypothermia, but she was rescued from the frigid waters and lived to give her testimony about her struggle with mental illness to help others suffering from similar mental health disorders.

The guest speaker of Rotarian Lee J. Taylor, Ms. Iles, at the age of 27, is a suicide survivor, a suicide interventionist, a suicide prevention and intervention trainer, and a crisis intervention trainer. Today she trains law enforcement officers NOT to run toward and yell at a person poised to commit suicide. She works for the Central Louisiana Human Services District, which provides mental health treatment, treatment for substance abuse disorders, and support and services for those with developmental disabilities.

Iles related the story of her youth, when she had a good home life, made good grades in school, was heavily involved in school activities as well as extracurricular leadership activities, such as RYLA [Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening]. On the surface, she appeared to be a well-adjusted, happy, and productive teenager, always smiling and cheerful, but she was not. She was in pain psychologically because she had a mental illness called bipolar disorder with psychotic features.

She was 16 when first hospitalized for treatment of her condition at Brentwood Hospital in Shreveport. She perceived that, in contrast with the other teenagers in Brentwood at the time, she had no reason to have mental health disorder, because she was raised in a happy well-ordered family by Christian parents. When she was discharged and returned to school, she covered up her problem and said she had been “on vacation with her family.”

Ms. Iles went on the graduate from high school and attended NSU in Natchitoches. At this time, although she had been prescribed medication to help control her brain chemistry and her mental health disorder, she was not taking her meds because, as she told herself, she “didn’t need them,” she was “trusting God to take care of her.” Little did she know at that time that, although she seemed to be functioning well and had almost completed the requirements to obtain her bachelor’s degree, her mental health disorder was worsening. One day as she was walking across campus, she suffered a mental breakdown, was detained by campus security, handcuffed and removed from campus in a patrol unit. Northwestern administration sent a letter to her which said she could not return to campus without written clearance to do so from her doctors. Her doctors would not provide the required written clearance, so she left school.

Kyah started her own business and got married. After giving birth to a son, she suffered from severe postpartum depression. During this time, she had electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which is much changed from the way “shock treatment” was performed in latter part of the 20th century—the late 1900’s. However, it did not improve her condition significantly.

On January 31, 2018, when her son was two-years-old, Ms. Iles was still suffering from pain due to bipolar disorder, she went about her day as normal until that night when she went to the bridge. At that time, all she could think of was the need “to stop the pain,” the same motivation as any other suicide victim. She said someone ends his life by jumping from the Purple Heart Bridge across the Red River every two years, although the public rarely learns of it. Indeed, although her jump from the bridge was publicized, she was not identified, and her friends were unaware of her suicide attempt.

Surviving her attempted suicide was a turning point for Kyah. She was tired of being in pain, covering up, smiling and pretending to be alright, so she shared her story on social media, got it out into the public eye, and it was shared over 1000 times. “I turned my mess into a message,” she says, and she began to feel better, to acknowledge she had a brain disorder and would not get better without taking her medications. She began taking her medication as prescribed and devoting herself to trying to help others in the same situation. She acknowledged that a mental health disorder is the same as any other chronic disease like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, requiring medication to ease the pain, and started working to get this message to others who are in pain due to mental health disorders.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death of persons between the ages of 14 and 24. Ms. Iles urges everyone to recognize that mental health problems stem from physical imbalances in the brain, that many people suffer pain from such illnesses, and that we should all think of and treat such disorders in the same way—they are a normal part of life for many people, and we must all understand this and acknowledge it in the way we treat those around us who are burdened with mental health disorders, by treating them the same as we do those who have other chronic diseases. We must look beneath the superficial appearance and masks people wear and try to discern if the person who tells us he or she is fine, okay, alright, really IS alright. We must stop viewing such illnesses as if they are something of which the patient should be ashamed, so as to eliminate the need to hide it and cover it up.

If a mental health disorder goes untreated, the person suffering with the disorder is at high risk of suicide, and we must see depression, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses as common, not shameful. We must encourage those around us who are struggling with mental health disorders to speak up about it, to get treatment and to reach out for support from those around them.

Ms. Iles spoke to the Rotary Club to publicize the suicide prevention and intervention workshop she will be leading here in Winnfield at the Central Louisiana Community and Technical College on October 5 and 6, 2021. The local training was inspired by recent events in this community resulting in the deaths of two teenagers at their own hands; concerned citizens in the parish recognized that the people of our community need to learn how to identify or recognize signs and symptoms of mental health issues, suicidal thoughts and plans, prevention of both development of suicidal thoughts and attempts, and how to intervene in such plans and actions.

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training [ASIST] course is a two-day, two-trainer training program that teaches participants in the course how to assist those at risk for suicide. There will be no charge for taking the training, and anyone can get more information or sign up for the course at CLTCC or on the website.

The resources available for suicide prevention and intervention as developed to date should be in our schools, our churches, extracurricular and civic organizations. Every effort must be made to get the information and resources out to all parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, club and team leaders, church leaders. Moreover, the stigma and shame attached to mental health problems must be eliminated from all cultures.

After audience questions were answered by Ms. Iles, the meeting was adjourned with the Rotary motto, “Service above self!”

Pictured above: Rotarian Bob Holeman, Kyah Iles, Rotarian Kim Nation


Know Before You Vote – Constitutional Amendments on November 13th Ballot Explained

Winn Parish voters will go to the polls on November 13 to cast ballots on four statewide constitutional amendments.

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order on Sept. 9 formally delaying the upcoming fall elections in Louisiana, following severe damage from Hurricane Ida in southeast Louisiana, which would make holding the election difficult and could lead to challenges for displaced voters.

According to the Secretary of State’s office:

  • The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Oct. 13. 
  • The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Oct. 23. 
  • Early voting is Oct. 30 through Nov. 6 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 31) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 
  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Nov. 9 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters). 
  • The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is Nov. 12 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).

The four amendments on the ballot are:

Proposed Amendment No. 1 (Act 131 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature proposing to add Article VII, Section 3.1 to the Louisiana Constitution.) 

“Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for the streamlined electronic filing, electronic remittance, and the collection of sales and use taxes levied within the state by the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission and to provide for the funding, duties, and responsibilities of the commission?”

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder spoke to the Rotary Club of Winnfield earlier this year regarding  Proposed Amendment No. 1. If passed, he said the amendment would create a State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission to “provide for the streamlined electronic filing, electronic remittance and the collection of sales and use taxes levied within the state,” according to the bill.

Proposed Amendment No. 2(Act 134 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature proposing to amend Article VII, Section 4(A) of the Louisiana Constitution.)

“Do you support an amendment to lower the maximum allowable rate of individual income tax and to authorize the legislature to provide by law for a deduction for federal income taxes paid?” 

Proposed Amendment No. 3(Act 132 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature proposing to amend Article VI, Section 39 of the Louisiana Constitution.)

“Do you support an amendment to allow levee districts created after January 1, 2006, and before October 9, 2021, whose electors approve the amendment to levy an annual tax not to exceed five mills for the purpose of constructing and maintaining levees, levee drainage, flood protection, and hurricane flood protection?” 

Proposed Amendment No. 4(Act 157 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature proposing to amend Article VII, Section 10(F)(2)(a) and (b) of the Louisiana Constitution.)

“Do you support an amendment to increase the amount of allowable deficit reductions to statutory dedications and constitutionally protected funds from five percent to ten percent?”

To find out more about each amendment and what a yes or no vote means click below.


Winn Parish School Board Committee Meetings Today

Winn Parish School Board Committees will meet Monday, September 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Winn Parish School Board. 

Executive

Todd Matin
Matt Walton
Joe Lynn Browning

Academic and Instruction

Joe Llaine Long
Leah Clingan
Patrick Howell
Harry Scott
Brandon DuBois

Finance and Budget

Christy Harrell
Michelle Carpenter
Patrick Howell
Joe Llaine Long
Brandon DuBois

WINN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Committee Meeting Agenda
September 27, 2021

Academic and Instruction– Long, Clingan, Howell, Scott, DuBois
1. Louisiana Comeback

Finance and Budget – Hanell, Carpenter, Howell, Long, DuBois
1. School Lunch Prices

Executive – Martin, Walton, Browning
1. Contract for Demographic Services
2. Set Agenda


Notice of Death September 26, 2021

NATCHITOCHES:
Linda Marie Willis
May 26, 1957 – September 19, 2021
Service: Saturday, October 2 at 9:30 am at the Baptist Cemetery in Allen

George Harold Puryear
March 10, 1931 – September 17, 2021
George will be laid to rest alongside several generations of the Puryear family in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Holly Springs, MS on Saturday, September 25, 2021 with a graveside ceremony. There will be memorial services at the First Baptist Church of Marrero, LA (his home church) and Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchitoches, LA at a later date.

Lomma Peter Sarpy, Jr.
June 08, 1954 – September 21, 2021
Service: Monday, September 27 at 7 pm in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home

Detre Willis
March 28, 1972 – September 22, 2021
Service: Sunday, October 3 at 11 am in the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

Joseph Lynch
September 20, 2021
Service: Saturday, October 2 at 2 pm at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

James Clark
September 21, 2021
Service: Saturday, October 2 in the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

Felenn Sowell
September 08, 2021
Arrangements TBA

Minnie Johnson
September 04, 2021
Arrangements TBA

SABINE:
Rickey Lane Malmay
January 17, 1970 – September 23, 2021
Service: Tuesday, September 28 at 10 am at St. Ann Catholic Church


The Pastor’s Pen – Communication 

Hi there, this is Shaun Garner, Pastor at Winnfield 1st Assembly of God:

In any battle, Whether it’s a wartime event or simply living life one day at a time,communication is key. Without it the world would be in chaos, Yet people go without using it  every day.

The lack of communication can mean Life or death when it comes to a military operation, It may mean failure in a business deal, Or as most men know,it can mean driving around for an hour because we refused to ask for directions. In every sense we have to have some form of communication.

In the fast pace world we live in today, it seems to be more or less just a go with the flow  motion , without paying any attention to the many signs of communication in the world around us. It can come as the voice of a child telling you he’s hungry or as a sign One may show when they are aggravated, and slowing down to read these signs of communication could possibly save a lot of heartache down the road.

As a believer I’ve learned that to get the communication around me, that’s on a vertical level right, I must have the communication horizontally in place for it to work properly, that is my communication with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When we slow down long enough to have that communication with him he can help us see the signs that are communicated around us in our family, at our workplace, and even at the shopping center.

Truth is , at the end of this month, My wife and I will have celebrated 22 years of marriage, and yet we have not got this communication thing 100% figured out yet. But I know that without it we would not have made it this far and not every thing communicated has been verbal, we learn to take note of what the other is saying and what the other needs by paying attention, and even though we miss a lot, you can’t stop trying. Many times the kids would come in with a smile And  say everything’s OK, but through communication we would find out that a lot of times there was a burden that they just didn’t know how to talk about.

To sum it up, Communication is important and when we communicate with Christ we learn where our true help comes from, and when we communicate with our family we learn things about each other that we can talk through and help each other with. I would also encourage that you get plugged in to a local church,  whether it’s the church I pastor, or one of the other great churches in our community, get plugged in, and start  a line of communication with other believers who will pray with you and encourage you in the life struggles which we all face from time to time. 

We want you to know that you are loved and that you’re not alone. The enemy wants to cut out all communication, because he knows that will ruin relationships and destroy lives. And we may never get it perfect , I know I sure haven’t, but we must keep a line of communication open if we want to succeed in life.


Film being Shot in Shreveport Seeks Extras, Vehicles from 1960s and 1970s

by Brad Dison

Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? This could be your chance.

Do you have an old car and want to have it in a movie?  This could be your chance to do that as well.  

A thriller entitled “The Man in the White Van,” is filming in Shreveport and is casting extras (background actors/actresses) as well as vehicles from 1974 and earlier.  The tagline for the movie is: “Set in 1974 in Florida, this true-crime, Hitchcockian thriller about an ominous white van that begins stalking a young girl leads to a terrifying Halloween nightmare.”

It is easy and free to get started. 

  1. Visit mycastingfile.com
  2. Register for a free account (they have a “Pro” accounts available which are not free but this is not necessary)
  3. Complete your profile
    1. Answer as many of the questions as possible.  The more complete your profile is, the more likely you are to get a part.  (Unless you have an agent, these will be non-speaking parts)
    2. Be sure to add pictures of yourself. Most casting agents want a headshot (a picture from your chest up) and a picture of you from head to toe.   (don’t include filtered or touched-up pictures.  Casting agents are interested in your facial features, bone structure, etc.  They will be responsible for fixing your hair and makeup if necessary.)
    3. Be sure to add your correct clothing sizes.  This will aid wardrobe in having clothing that fits when you arrive.  Sometimes you will be able to wear your own clothing.  (I once got a featured part, not because of talent, but because I fit the outfit which was designed for someone who failed to show up.)
    4. Include a good phone number and email address that you check regularly.
    5. Don’t worry about not having experience.  A production assistant will give you full instructions and will help you throughout the filming process.
    6. Where it asks if you are a singer or play instruments?  Be honest and be prepared to perform in front of hundreds of people.
    7. If you want to have your vehicle(s) considered to be used in films, be sure to add photos and descriptions in the proper section.  (I have a 1965 Ford car which was cast in this movie within a few hours of me adding pictures and description in my profile.)
    8. There is even a spot in your profile where you can include photos of your pets if you would like for them to have a shot at a movie part.

Once a part comes available which the casting agent thinks you would be good in, someone from the casting office will call or email you. 

They usually keep shooting locations secret.  They will provide you with instructions if you get cast.  

Working as an extra in films can be a lot of fun.  Good Luck!!!


Angler Perspective – A Thankless Job

We’ve all, at one time or another, had those jobs that nobody else wants. Those jobs, where no matter what decisions you make, everyone will not be happy. If you’ve ever run a bass tournament, you’ll find out quickly that there’s not a bigger bunch of whiners on the planet than bass fishermen. If you feed them hamburgers for good performance, they want to know why they didn’t get a ribeye. They really are the most selfish and spoiled outdoorsmen that exist. They like to be catered to and hailed for their skills and abilities to catch bass. Another way to say it…they’re brats!

Without Tournament Directors (TD’s), anglers would be the inmates running the asylum. TD’s are the guys that run bass tournaments for different organizations all across the country and have a tough job trying to satisfy bass fishermen. They don’t write the rules, they just enforce them, even when they know it will hurt an angler or a team. That’s not their intention to hurt anyone, but it’s a part of the job that goes with being a tournament director. Sometimes they have to be the bad guy whether it’s a one-pound penalty for a minor violation, or worst, a disqualification, which is rare. An example of a one-pound penalty would be weighing a dead fish. If there’s one thing that’s really emphasized in bass tournaments today, it is keeping your fish alive before weigh-in. An example of a disqualification would be not wearing a life jacket either during practice or on tournament day.

But without good TD’s, bass tournaments would be a mess. They constantly have to hear anglers complain about this and that including, but not limited to, accusations from other anglers like… they were fishing too close, they were fishing my spot, they ran through a no wake zone, they weren’t wearing their life jackets….and the list goes on and on! Bass fishermen love rules, as long as they don’t apply to them. No matter what the TD decides on a situation, someone will not be happy. But for a fishing circuit or tournament trail to be successful, it better have a good strong TD who’s not afraid to hurt someone’s feelings. Nothing will ruin a tournament trail quicker than a weak director who does not enforce the rules, or even worse, changes or alters the rules the morning of a tournament. This will make anglers load their boats and leave….. never to return. Every tournament trail that’s ever failed, was usually because rules were not enforced with consistency. If things aren’t run the right way, anglers will abandon ship quicker than setting the hook on a big bass.

So today, I salute all the guys who have taken on that role of TD and had to be the bad guy every once in a while. They spend countless hours on the road and away from their families just like anglers do. In some cases, they literally go from one event to the next, loading and unloading, breaking down and setting up. They make sure the polygraph exams are done correctly. They coordinate all take-offs the morning of the tournament and they make sure all anglers are off the water safe and on time. Then they have to run the weigh-in and pass out checks, before packing up and heading to the next event. So, the next time you’re in a bass tournament or following a bass trail, tell the tournament director “thank you” for doing a great job. Till next time, good luck, good fishing, and don’t forget to set the hook!

Steve Graf
Owner/Co-host

Hook’N Up & Track’N Down Show
And Tackle Talk Live


DOTD Announces Bid Results – $1.6 Million to Winn Parish for Pavement/Overlay Project

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced yesterday that 16 projects around the state were let on September 22, 2021.

15 contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $101.5 million.

All projects let on September 22 and their apparent low bids are as follows:

New Route:

  • Construction of LA 3241 between LA 36 and LA 435 in St. Tammany Parish: $62,565,356.72

Bridge Replacement and Repair:

  • Replacement of U.S. 90 bayou bridge in Jefferson Davis Parish: $2,452,295.23
  • Replacement of North 16th Bridge in Rapides Parish: $2,022,204.00
  • Repair of Grand Lake Swing Bridge on LA 384 in Cameron Parish: $429,800.00
  • Westbank Expressway rehabilitation on U.S. 90Z in Jefferson Parish: $3,403,382.00

Pavement/ Overlay:

  • Grading, milling, patching, and overlay on LA 173 between LA 1 and U.S. 71 in Caddo Parish: $2,443,842.33
  • Grading, milling, patching, overlay, and paving on Martin Luther King Boulevard between S. Claiborne and St. Charles in Orleans Parish: $6,494,258.50
  • Grading, milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 182 between LA 3069 and LA 317 in St. Mary Parish: $3,073,198.14
  • Milling, patching, and overlay on U.S. 425 between Gilbert and Winnsboro in Franklin Parish: $3,850,399.40
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 1-Y, LA 413, and LA 415 in Pointe Coupee Parish: $2,770,085.69
  • Milling, patching, and asphalt surface treatment on LA 8, LA 115, and LA 126 in Avoyelles, Grant, and Natchitoches parishes: $1,861,453.43
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and signalization on U.S. 71 between Barksdale AFB and I-20 in Bossier Parish: $1,955,303.35
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 1268 between U.S. 165/LA 2 and U.S. 165/U.S. 425 in Morehouse Parish: $5,084,877.45
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 124 between Winn Parish line and LA 125 in LaSalle Parish: $1,652,096.14

Congestion Mitigation and Safety:

  • Left turn lane construction on LA 30 at LA 3115 in Iberville Parish: $838,903.09

Other:

  • Sidewalks along Bootlegger Road in St. Tammany Parish: $618,702.20

Construction projects are prioritized by road/bridge condition, urgency of improvements, type/volume of traffic, crash records, unforeseeable emergencies that caused damage, and several other factors.

For more information about these projects, please visit www.dotd.la.gov.


Shop with a Cop Annual Motorcycle Ride Happening Tomorrow

Donate and Sponsor a Child

Shop with a Cop is having its annual motorcycle ride fundraiser Saturday, September 25, 2021. Registration is at 9 AM and kickstands up at 10 AM. 

The approximately 110 mile ride will begin at the Winnfield Police Department located at 405 S. Jones St., Winnfield, LA 71483. 

After the ride burgers, hotdogs or sausage on a bun will be served at the Winnfield Police Department. 

$30 per bike/rider is free/includes lunch. Those not registering or riding may still enjoy lunch for $5.

All proceeds go to the less fortunate children (picked by local schools) who are all given a special amount of money and escorted by a first responder, police official and firemen to pick out their own Christmas gifts.

For more information please contact the Winnfield Police Department 318-628-3511 or Michelle Nugent 318-413-0344


Notice of Death September 23, 2021

NATCHITOCHES:
Lomma Peter Sarpy, Jr.
June 08, 1954 – September 21, 2021
Service: Monday, September 27 at 7 pm in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home

John Raymond Moss
August 27, 1958 – September 16, 2021
Service: Friday, September 24 at 3 pm at Bellwood Cemetery

Detre Willis
March 28, 1972 – September 22, 2021
Arrangements TBA

Michelle Ann O’Donnell
May 09, 1969 – September 17, 2021
Service: Saturday, September 25 at 10 am at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home

Joseph Lynch
September 20, 2021
Arrangements TBA

James Clark
September 21, 2021
Arrangements TBA

Cyldia B. Groce
September 17, 2021
Service: Saturday, September 25 at 11 am at the Pentecost Baptist Church on Hwy 1 South in Natchez

John Jackson Sr.
September 15, 2021
Service: Saturday, September 25 at 2 pm at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 318 North Street in Natchitoches

Ricky Lane Carpenter
May 27, 1961 – September 14, 2021
Service: Saturday, September 25 at 11 am at Fern Park Cemetery in Natchitoches

Gloria Shields
September 12, 2021
Service: Saturday, September 25 at 10 am in the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Felenn Sowell
September 08, 2021
Arrangements TBA

Minnie Johnson
September 04, 2021
Arrangements TBA

SABINE:
Ernest “Ernie” Constable Jr.
October 16, 1946 – September 22, 2021
Service: Sunday, September 26 at 9:30 am at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel

Dan “Bo” Richard Holden, Jr.
March 6, 1963 – September 18, 2021
Service: Sunday, September 26 at 3 pm at Toro Baptist Church

James Rickey Hebert
May 20, 1963 – September 12, 2021
Service: Saturday, September 25 at 10 am at Spring Ridge Baptist Church

RED RIVER:
Stanley Derrell Horton
October 28, 1938 – September 19, 2021
Service: Friday, September 24 at 11 am at Open Door Fellowship Church


Registration for Pee Wee Flag Football Extended

The City of Winnfield Recreation Department registration for the Pee Wee Flag Football League is open! 

Boys and girls ages 4-12 are eligible for this exciting program. The registration fee is $40 per application. The registration deadline is Friday, September 17th.

Late registration will be held Monday, September 20th – Friday, September 24th and will be $50 per application. 

Tryouts will be held Saturday, September 18th at the Grove Street Recreation Center on Field #2. Tryout times for each age group will be posted at a later date. 

For more information concerning flag football please contact the City of Winnfield Recreation Department at 318-628-3413.