Don’t Miss the 2021 Fall Festival – This Thursday- Downtown Winnfield

The Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and the City of Winnfield invite you to the 2021 Fall Festival. 

Bring the family out for some Fall festivities in downtown Winnfield on Thursday, October 28th.

Trunk or Treat from 5 – 7

Costume Contest will start at 6:30 in the grass area beside town hall

Age Groups:
0-3 years
4-7 years
8-12 years

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Drop off location: Town Hall (in the grass area)
Have Pumpkins there between 4:30-5:00pm
Age Groups:
PreK-1st
2nd-5th
6th-8th

For questions or to reserve a spot contact: Shonna Moss 628-0169


WPSB Committee Meetings Today

Winn Parish School Board Committees will meet Monday, October 25, 2021, at 5:00 PM in the meeting room of the Winn Parish School Board.

Executive Committee

Todd Martin
Matt Walton
Joe Lynn Browning

Academic and Instruction

Joe Llaine Long
Leah Clingan
Patrick Howell
Hany Scott
Brandon DuBois

Academic and Instruction– Long, Clingan, Howell, Scott, DuBois
1. Parent Concern – WSHS
2. SPED Procedures
3. COVID Update

Executive – Martin, Walton, Browning
1. Reapportionment
2. Board Member Training
3. Set Agenda


Louisiana Secretary-Treasurer Sets Out on Logger Relief Tour Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 26th, 2020, Louisiana Secretary Treasurer John Schroeder will set out on a marketing tour in an effort to bring more awareness to the Louisiana Loggers Relief Program.

The Louisiana Loggers Relief Program allows logging businesses to receive a grant of $25,000 following a tough year of pandemic concerns and hurricane impacts that have affected state loggers.

The Treasurer’s schedule is:
 
Tuesday, October 26th, 2020
 
ARRIVE: 8:30AM
1st stop: DOGGETT/JOHN DEERE
6321 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA
318-442-0455: store
 
ARRIVE: 11:00AM
2nd stop: D&G Auto Parts
7639 US Hwy 165, Columbia, LA 71418
(318) 649-7095: store
 
ARRIVE: 12:15PM
3rd stop: DOGGETT/JOHN DEERE
7370 Frontage Road, Monroe.LA 71202
(318) 343-8787: store
 
ARRIVE: 3:30PM
4th stop: DOGGETT/JOHN DEERE
6725 Greenwood Road, Shreveport 71119
(318) 631-3090: store
 

Winnfield Police Department Arrest Report

City of Winnfield Police Department

Name: Jaqueline McCordie
Date: 10-19-2021
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Charge: Failure to Appear, Possession of Schedule II, Remaining After Being Forbidden

Name: Antonio Whisonat
Date: 10-19-2021
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Charge: Accessory After the Fact, Possession of Schedule II, Remaining After Being Forbidden

Name: Cody Dunlap
Date: 10-19-2021
Address: Winnfield, LA
Race: White
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Charge: Accessory After the Fact, Possession of Schedule II, Remaining After Being Forbidden


KATE’S KREWE RIDES AGAIN

THE RIDE IS BACK ! After being cancelled last year due to COVID, ”RIDE ATAXIA-DALLAS” is scheduled to take place on November 6th, 2021, at University of North Texas, Discovery Park, Denton, Texas. As always, there will be three rides taking place with 6, 27 & 50 mile route options. Lunch will once again be catered by Outback Steakhouse.The ride is always fun for everyone and is one of the major fundraising events for FRIEDREICH’S ATAXIA RESEARCH ALLIANCE ( FARA ). The goal for the Dallas ride is $175,000 this year. Our team, Kate’s Krewe, has participated in the ride over the past few years. The ride, along with our other fundraising efforts, has helped Kate raise over $100,000 for FARA. With your help we can add to that total this year and further assist in the efforts to treat and find a cure for FA through their research studies and clinical trials.

Kate will not be riding this year, but will be there to support and encourage the Kate’s Krewe team as well as her fellow team leaders and their riders.We invite you to join Kate’s team, ride, volunteer, and/or donate. It is through the generosity of you and many others that keeps their hopes and dreams alive (prayers are always welcome).

Please consider helping to support our efforts by making a donation to FARA. FARA is a national, public 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization. This can easily be done several ways, first by going to the internet to: makeithappencurefa.com , then clicking on Kate’s Krewe Team Page and then select DONATE , or by calling one of us to pickup your donation or mail it to us (phone & address below).

Thank you for your consideration and please keep Kate in your prayers.

Bo & Chris Walker
318-663-4047 318-663-1611
700 W North St
Winnfield,LA 71483


Notice of Death October 24, 2021

WINN:
William Terrance Boyer
July 20, 1957 – October 21, 2021
Service: Monday, October 25 at 2 pm at Southern Funeral Home

NATCHITOCHES:
Iris Victoria Dixon
April 24, 1957 – October 20, 2021
Service: Tuesday, October 26 at 10 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Spanish Lake

Jean Attaway Jennings
February 23, 1943 – October 20, 2021
Service: Monday, October 25 at 12 pm at Bethel Congregational Methodist Church near Pleasant Hill


October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For most, the purpose of DVAM is to become educated about the warning signs, prevention, and treatment of domestic violence. For one woman, though, DVAM serves as a reminder of her own heart-rending experience as a survivor of domestic violence.

I followed Brandy Sloan’s before I ever became an advocate.  I read an article about her story and it resonated with me.

Brandy was one of nearly 12 million people affected by domestic violence each year. At the outset of their relationship, her ex-boyfriend’s behavior gave no indication of his potential for aggression, intense anger, and violence.

In fact, Brandy described his early behavior as gentle, sweet, and romantic. “He was the man of my dreams,” she said.

As their relationship wore on, the fairytale façade eroded and gave way to extreme emotional outbursts, attempts to control every aspect of her life, and verbal abuse.

“I felt like I was always walking on eggshells,” she said.

As her ex-boyfriend’s need for power and control escalated, Brandy became isolated from friends and loved ones. Her sense of shame kept her from reaching out for help, afraid to reveal that her picture-perfect relationship had evolved into a prison of fear and intimidation.

Brandy had become financially dependent upon her boyfriend and was afraid she would not be able to survive on her own. She made attempts to appease her boyfriend’s demands, but the verbal and emotional abuse only grew worse. The abuse turned physical, starting with pushing and shoving, and graduating to punching and kicking.

After each violent episode, Brandy would notice a dramatic shift in her ex-boyfriend’s behavior. She saw the reemergence of the romantic, thoughtful man who had initially swept her off her feet. He sent flowers, and pined for her return during phone calls.

When Brandy returned to the relationship, this surreally peaceful state became filled with tension that would eventually culminate in abuse. This pattern of events is known as the Cycle of Violence.

“I felt trapped in that cycle,” said Brandy.

On the night of Aug. 22, 2010, Brandy summoned the courage to break the cycle by telling her boyfriend the relationship was over.

Enraged by her announcement, he picked up an aluminum baseball bat and began striking her, fracturing Brandy’s skull and breaking numerous bones in her hands.

He concluded his rage-filled response by strangling Brandy until her body grew limp.

With life-threatening injuries and near death, Brandy lay in a pool of her own blood. Her sense of self-worth was shattered.

Fortunately, Brandy was discovered by paramedics and transported to the hospital. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested, charged, tried, and sent to prison where he remains today.

In the aftermath of this life-altering event, Brandy has used therapy, survivor support groups, and her unshakable faith as part of her healing process. Most notably, she finds solace in playing the piano, a gift that was nearly taken from her.

Brandy said that although her ex-boyfriend is in prison, she has not yet overcome the fear he instilled in her all those years ago.

She has used her painful experiences to educate others facing similar circumstances. She works tirelessly as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence in San Antonio’s civilian and military communities. Her accomplishments include starting a music program at Women’s and Children’s Shelter run by Family Violence Prevention Services.

Brandy’s mission, as she put it, is to “ensure that survivors never feel alone.”

If you or someone you know is at risk of domestic violence please call DART at 318-648-0559 or if it is an emergency and you are in need of immediate safety, call our crisis line at 1-888-411-1333. 

As part of our awareness for victims and to honor those who have suffered, we will be holding a vigil at Winnfield 1st Assembly on November 2, 2021 at 6:30pm.  We will have guest speaker as well as the ladies from Teen Challenge who will share their stories.  Please join us.


Pilot Club of Winnfield Installs 2021-22 Officers

The Pilot Club of Winnfield installed their 2021-22 officers on Tuesday, October 19th. Pilot International mission is to influence positive change in communities throughout the world . To do this we come together in friendship and service, focusing on encouraging brain safety and health and supporting those who care for others.

From right: Mrs. Gayle Gilcrease- Vice-president, Mrs. Lisa Price- Treasurer, Mrs. Michelle Nugent, President and Mrs. Kimberly Bruce Futrell- Secretary


2021 Fall Festival – Thursday, October 28th – Downtown Winnfield

The Winn Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and the City of Winnfield invite you to the 2021 Fall Festival. 

Bring the family out for some Fall festivities in downtown Winnfield on Thursday, October 28th.

Trunk or Treat from 5 – 7

Costume Contest will start at 6:30 in the grass area beside town hall

Age Groups:
0-3 years
4-7 years
8-12 years

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Drop off location: Town Hall (in the grass area)
Have Pumpkins there between 4:30-5:00pm
Age Groups:
PreK-1st
2nd-5th
6th-8th

For questions or to reserve a spot contact: Shonna Moss 628-0169


KATE’S KREWE RIDES AGAIN

THE RIDE IS BACK ! After being cancelled last year due to COVID, ”RIDE ATAXIA-DALLAS” is scheduled to take place on November 6th, 2021, at University of North Texas, Discovery Park, Denton, Texas. As always, there will be three rides taking place with 6, 27 & 50 mile route options. Lunch will once again be catered by Outback Steakhouse.The ride is always fun for everyone and is one of the major fundraising events for FRIEDREICH’S ATAXIA RESEARCH ALLIANCE ( FARA ). The goal for the Dallas ride is $175,000 this year. Our team, Kate’s Krewe, has participated in the ride over the past few years. The ride, along with our other fundraising efforts, has helped Kate raise over $100,000 for FARA. With your help we can add to that total this year and further assist in the efforts to treat and find a cure for FA through their research studies and clinical trials.

Kate will not be riding this year, but will be there to support and encourage the Kate’s Krewe team as well as her fellow team leaders and their riders.We invite you to join Kate’s team, ride, volunteer, and/or donate. It is through the generosity of you and many others that keeps their hopes and dreams alive (prayers are always welcome).

Please consider helping to support our efforts by making a donation to FARA. FARA is a national, public 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization. This can easily be done several ways, first by going to the internet to: makeithappencurefa.com , then clicking on Kate’s Krewe Team Page and then select DONATE , or by calling one of us to pickup your donation or mail it to us (phone & address below).

Thank you for your consideration and please keep Kate in your prayers.

Bo & Chris Walker
318-663-4047 318-663-1611
700 W North St
Winnfield,LA 71483


Angler Perspective – Wrapping Up 2021 Fishing Season

Each year during the months of October and November, anglers sit down and look at all the different schedules for the many bass tournament trails that exist. There are so many circuits today that fishermen have to choose what they are going pursue the next year. Anglers today are pulled in so many different directions that it’s almost impossible to fish everything going on. You have a great selection of team circuits (two anglers in a boat) like Bass Champs, The Texas Tournament Trail and now the Pro Texas Team Trail. The other pro/am tours that are on an angler’s radar for the next season, include the ABA (American Bass Anglers) Open Series, The ABA Solo Top 150, Major League Fishing BFL (Bass Fishing League) and the MLF’s Toyota Series. Each of these has a consistent following and each represent different levels of fishing competition. Many of the same anglers follow at least two of these and a few follows three. The Toyota Series is the best of the best and has some anglers actually make a living following this circuit.

For me, at some point in my career, I have followed each of these, but the two that I focus on now are with American Bass Anglers (ABA). For the last few years, I have fished the Open Series and now the new Solo Top 150 that started this year. The ABA Tour has what they call the Ray Scott National Championship. This is, and continues to be, a great event with anywhere from 175 to 200 pros and co-anglers from all over the country. I have qualified for this event 5 of the last 6 years including next year’s 2022 at Lake Eufaula. ABA does a great job of keeping the cost down on all their tours while trying to accommodate the weekend warriors (working man). Their new Solo 150 Pro Tour is a prime example of that with a $600 entry fee for a two-day event with the chance to win $20,000 dollars. No other circuit offers a better payback than ABA does.  

For me, it’s been the tale of two seasons. The first half of the year was not anything special, but I kept myself in contention with hopes of a better second half. At one point, I thought that my season was doomed. But I had a strong finish in the last two ABA Open Series events with a 2nd place finish at Sam Rayburn and a 7th place finish at the ABA Two-Day Championship on Lake Texoma. This landed me a 5th place overall in the Angler of the Year standing for 2021 and qualified me for the Ray Scott National Championship at Lake Eufaula Alabama. This is an event I’m really looking forward to next April!

I’m still currently fishing the new TTO Pro Team Tour with one more event left for 2021 at Lake Sam Rayburn on November 20th & 21st. Even though my tournaments are coming to an end, I will use this time to experiment and learn new techniques or maybe get better at finesse fishing. But one thing is for certain, I do not worry about winterizing my boat as I continue to fish all through the winter months and prepare for 2022. So, this fall, enjoy the fall feeding frenzy and get ready for some of the best bass fishing action of the year! Good luck, good fishing and don’t forget to set the hook!

Steve Graf, Co-Host
Hook’N Up & Track’N Down Show
And Tackle Talk Live


Notice of Death October 21, 2021


WINN:
Donald Wayne Prather
May 20, 1950 – October 15, 2021
Service: Sunday, October 24 at 3 pm in Montgomery Cemetery

NATCHITOCHES:
Jean Attaway Jennings
February 23, 1943 – October 20, 2021
Service: Monday, October 25 at 12 pm at Bethel Congregational Methodist Church near Pleasant Hill

Blanche Solomon Marshall
March 26, 1926 – October 16, 2021
Service: Friday, October 22 at 10 am at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Natchitoches

Rev. Wayne Hicks
January 17, 1938 – October 07, 2021
Service: Saturday, October 23 at 1 pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Natchitoches

WPSB Job Fair Tomorrow

Thursday, October 21, 2021

ON SITE INTERVIEWS
Bring your resume or evidence of qualifications.
All positions require a criminal background check.
Some positions require pre-employment drug testing.

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

  •  Bus Drivers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Food Service Workers
  • Custodial Workers
10:00 – 11:30 amAtlanta Library
10:00 – 11:30 amDodson Library
1:00 – 2:30 pmCalvin Library
1:00 – 2:30 pmSikes Library

KATE’S KREWE RIDES AGAIN

THE RIDE IS BACK ! After being cancelled last year due to COVID, ”RIDE ATAXIA-DALLAS” is scheduled to take place on November 6th, 2021, at University of North Texas, Discovery Park, Denton, Texas. As always, there will be three rides taking place with 6, 27 & 50 mile route options. Lunch will once again be catered by Outback Steakhouse.The ride is always fun for everyone and is one of the major fundraising events for FRIEDREICH’S ATAXIA RESEARCH ALLIANCE ( FARA ). The goal for the Dallas ride is $175,000 this year. Our team, Kate’s Krewe, has participated in the ride over the past few years. The ride, along with our other fundraising efforts, has helped Kate raise over $100,000 for FARA. With your help we can add to that total this year and further assist in the efforts to treat and find a cure for FA through their research studies and clinical trials.

Kate will not be riding this year, but will be there to support and encourage the Kate’s Krewe team as well as her fellow team leaders and their riders.We invite you to join Kate’s team, ride, volunteer, and/or donate. It is through the generosity of you and many others that keeps their hopes and dreams alive (prayers are always welcome).

Please consider helping to support our efforts by making a donation to FARA. FARA is a national, public 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization. This can easily be done several ways, first by going to the internet to: makeithappencurefa.com , then clicking on Kate’s Krewe Team Page and then select DONATE , or by calling one of us to pickup your donation or mail it to us (phone & address below).

Thank you for your consideration and please keep Kate in your prayers.

Bo & Chris Walker
318-663-4047 318-663-1611
700 W North St
Winnfield,LA 71483