1 Winnfield, LA Heart of the Forest Copyright 2015 State Portion of the Cleanest City Contest To Be Held Friday, April 10 Serving Winn Parish Since 1924 Member of La. Press Assn. Winn April Winn Parish School Board- Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. Village of Dodson- Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. Fire District #3- Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. Dugdemona Conservation Meeting- Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. Winnfield City Council- Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. Winn Parish Police Jury- Monday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. Village of Calvin- Monday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. Village of Atlanta- Monday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Index Weather 2A Editorial 4A Obituaries 6A Arrest Report 5A Legals 15-17A Society 7-A Church 8-9A Parish Enterprise Vo. 90 #50 16 Pages in 1 Section Wednesday, April 8, Manhunt still on for burglary suspect Area Deaths Vera Russell Bayles Eudora Brown Gloria Nell Browning Frederick (Fred) Jackson Chandler Clarence David Radford Danny R. Smith Ruth Olivia Stroud Dennis Turner Evelyn Moore Wall Obituaries Page 6-A Monthly public meetings Dustin Desadier A parish-wide search is currently underway for a wayward burglary suspect who fled the scene of a crime on Tuesday, March year old Kenneth Kenny Bratton, of Winnfield, has been on the run since a burglary attempt ended with the arrest of his two cohorts and his escape on La Highway Bratton, along with 24-year old Dustin Desadier of Winnfield and 32-year old Shelly Baxter of Trout, broke into a residence in the Atlanta area of Highway They soon found out that they had broken into the wrong house. The homeowner, armed with a loaded shotgun, penned Desadier to the ground while the authorities were alerted. Desadier was arrested on charges of simple burglary and possession of methamphetamine. Baxter, who was found hiding under a truck, was arrested on charges of simple burglary, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Xanax and possession of drug paraphernalia. Desadier, whose bond was set at $175,000, is currently in custody at the Winn Parish Jail. Baxter was transferred to the Concordia Parish Correctional on a $50,000 bond. Bratton, however, fled the scene of the crime through the The City of Winnfield will be judged for the cleanest city contest on Friday, April 10. The Louisiana Cleanest City judges will be escorted by Winnfield Mayor Kiah Beville around noon on Friday, where they will drive through the entrance of the city on Highway 167, and will then move through Main Street, Maple Street, and stop at the schools and the Winn Parish Library. In the district round of competition, Winnfield won cleanest city in District F (those cities with a population Shelly Baxter back of the house and has been on the run ever since. Sheriff deputies immediately closed off areas of Winn Parish and Scott Franklin, LaSalle Parish Sheriff, brought in a Bloodhound to help with the search. Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan noted that it was believed that Bratton caught a ride on Highway 34, and has been missing ever since. Winnfield to be judged for Cleanest City on Friday between 4,500 and 9,500) and received an impressive score in the mid-90s (out of 100 possible). Litter is the most important area of judging, followed by the overall aesthetic of the area. Grass growing through sidewalks, weeds growing on fences, etc. will be marked off on Winnfield s overall score. Beville did not want to schedule a city clean up day on the Saturday before Easter, so he asks that residents and businesses who see grass Continued on page 2-A Bond Commission Subcommittee approves election The Ad Hoc Election Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bond Commission met on March 16 at 9:00 a.m. and included in their agenda was the road tax proposition that will be up for a vote in Winn Parish on May 2, The item, introduced as L15-121, by the Winn Parish Police Jury, is described as a ½% sales tax, for a period of 10 years, beginning July 1, 2015 for the purpose of improving, maintaining and repairing public roads and bridges. The Winn sales tax was the final item on the subcommittee s agenda. Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils provided additional information for the tax. The motion to approve the election was made by Rick McGimsey (representing an absent Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell) and seconded by Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. The motion was unanimously approved. Among other parishes on the agenda, Winn was the only parish requesting an election for roads and bridges. Other sales taxes were approved in Jackson Parish (.6%, for waste management), Lafourche Parish (1/4%, for drainage and flood protection) and the City of Leesville (1/2%, for police and fire equipment and maintaining the sewage system). The search continued throughout the week, and was suspended only momentarily on April 3 due to severe weather. It wasn t until Easter Sunday that a significant break was found in the case. Bratton broke into a residence on La 1232 and stole four guns, including three half-inch shotguns and a 270 rifle, and a tractor which he abandoned at Calvin High School. Bratton was then considered armed and dangerous. Deputies immediately set up a perimeter around the village, searching vehicles on both sides of Highways 156 and 501. It was discovered that Bratton had been squatting in an empty house on Highway 501. He had been there for several days, as food items were found on the property. The search in Calvin continued throughout the day on Monday, and as of press time on April 6, he had not been apprehended. Bratton is wanted on five counts of burglary, two counts of criminal trespass and one On March 8, International Women s Day, it was an American shotgun trio who turned the celebration into a mostly all-american affair for the fourth time during the 2015 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Series season opener in Acapulco, Mexico. Among them, the Bayou State s own Caitlin Connor. Connor would join teammates Kim Rhode and Morgan Craft in representing 50 percent of the women s skeet final and the trio would walk away with the top two podium spots, a sixth-place result and an Olympic country quota. It was the second time 34-year old Kenneth Kenny Bratton is currently on the run from authorities in Winn Parish. count of criminal damage to property. More warrants are expected to be issued. Law enforcement agencies that have assisted the sheriff s office in the search include the Louisiana State Police, DeSoto Parish Sheriff s Office, Jackson Parish Sheriff s Office, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, the Atlanta Police Department, in four events that all three American shooters made finals following the performance of the Men s Double Trap team that started the trend two days prior. Connor (Winnfield, Louisiana) faced-off against her teammate, five-time Olympic medalist and current Olympic Champion Kim Rhode in the all USA final but would have to settle for her third career World Cup silver medal. Her strong performance denotes an even stronger American women s skeet presence, as the Louisiana native was on the podium for the first time since Connor, who shot 72 in the Dodson Police Department, Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole, LaSalle Parish Sheriff, and the Winnfield Marshal s Office. The Winn Parish Sheriff s Office asks that anyone with information concerning Bratton to please call the office at (318) or 911. The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame was host to a meeting of the Louisiana State Probation and Parole Management on Tuesday, March 24. Parole officers and management from around the state of Louisiana were in attendance, including local officer Danny Green. Acting Director Phyllis Shullman was honored for her retirement. Local girl takes silver medal in shooting competition Caitlin Connor Continued on page 2-A
2 Page 2-A Wednesday April 8, 2015 Winn Parish Enterprise-News American Weekly Weather Forecast Wednesday, April 8 - Wednesday, April 15 April 8 Major Times 2:34 AM - 4:34 PM 3:05 PM - 5:05 PM Minor Times 9:42 AM - 10:42 AM 8:26 PM - 9:26 PM April 9 Major Times 3:34 AM - 5:34 AM 4:04 PM - 6:04 PM Minor Times 10:38 AM - 11:38 AM 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM April 10 Major Times 4:33 AM - 6:33 AM Solunar Table April 8 - April 14 5:01 PM - 7:01 PM Minor Times 11:29 AM - 12:29 PM 10:35 PM - 11:35 AM April 11 Major Times 5:29 AM - 7:29 AM 5:55 PM - 7:55 PM Minor Times 12:14 PM - 1:14 PM 11:40 PM - 12:40 AM April 12 Major Times 6:22 AM - 8:22 AM 6:47 PM - 8:47 PM Minor Times --: :-- 12:56 PM - 1:56 PM April 13 Major Times 7:12 AM - 9:12 AM 7:37 PM - 9:37 PM Minor Times 12:42 AM - 1:42 AM 1:34 PM - 2:34 PM April 14 Major Times 8:01 AM - 10:01 AM 8:25 PM - 10:25 PM Minor Times 1:44 AM - 2:44 AM 2:11 PM - 3:11 PM Looking Back... Enterprise headlines from 10, 20 and 30 years ago... March 20, 1985: March 22, 1995: March 23, 2005: Trials Best Ever, Police Jury Considers New Angle Roof Problems Mount To Litter; Countdown Begins (Company Holding Guarantee Jury Okays Metal Detector for Towards April Festival Defaults); Bubba Star of Courthouse; State Police Activities; Up With People Uncle Earl Dog Show that Arrest 3 on Drug Charges Here April 8; Judges Name Drew Crowds to Winnfield Here; Estes Bozeman Winner In Festival Queen Saturday;1995 Miss LA Receives 50-Year Weather Contest; Cancer Program Forest Festival Chosen Here; Service Award. Thursday; Unemployment Atlanta High School chosen Follows State. Class C Champions. Connor... qualification, would connect on 13/16 targets versus Rhode, but it wouldn t be enough against Rhode s one miss. The 24-year-old Connor wouldn t let a slow start ruin a triumphant return. A firstround 22/25 would put her on the brink of medal elimination, but two perfect rounds to close qualification would earn her a spot among the top-six finalists. I knew after my first round I was going to have to fight hard and not give up if I wanted to make the final. This competition was a great example of not giving up until it s over. Overall, it was a really fun competition and I was super excited that all three of us girls made it into the final. Connor was previously a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She now resides with her parents in Winnfield, but will enroll at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge to finish her bachelor s degree in political science. Along with three World Cup silver medals, Connor has also earned four National Championship medals and is a two-time National Junior Olympic champion. The U.S. performance helped secure an Olympic quota in the event with and the U.S. has now achieved the maximum number of Olympic slots available per country in this event (2 quotas), with Brandy Drozd having already secured one at the 2014 ISSF World Championship in Granada as the world champion. With these four women, plus Junior World Champion Dania Vizzi, seven-time World Cup medalist Haley Dunn(Eddyville, Iowa) and a strong junior team, the toughest test for this American contingent will be earning a spot to compete in the Olympic Games. Connor is among those battling for two Olympic spots and can do so by either earning enough points based on individual performances in international competition throughout 2015 or by beating her fellow U.S. teammates during the Olympic Trials matches set for October and March She will compete next at two additional World Cup events including Al Ain, UAE and Lanarca, Cypress, as well as the 2015 USA Shooting Spring Selection Match in Ft. Benning, Georgia. USA Shooting s shotgun team is looking to build off an historic season that saw it earn16 World Cup and 11 World Championship medals along with three earned Olympic quotas. That goal got off to enthusiastic beginning in Acapulco. Not losing a bit of the momentum, Connor and her teammates went down to the spring-break mecca and began 2015 with a flourish. In the five shotgun disciplines, Team USA athletes won four of them, earned two additional medals, scored 10 top-six finishes and captured three Olympic quotas. Downtown Garage Sale set for May 2 The Winnfield Downtown Garage Sale will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Just in time for spring cleaning, the 2015 Downtown Garage Sale will have spaces available in the large parking lot between The Pea Patch and the Winnfield Post Office, as well as some Downtown merchants who will be set up in front of their businesses. Letters to the Editor Do you have an opinion? Let us know what you think! Write a letter to the editor. Winn Parish Enterprise Proper Brushing is essential to healthy teeth and gums. Payment plan for braces & Dental Lab on Site *Braces $3,800 *Implants *Crowns *Dentures *Bridges *Partials Dr. Leonard N. Hedrick, DDS Dr. Guy Hedrick, DDS Dr. Joshua Huffman, DDS MARKETPLACE FOR CHEVROLET AND BUICK General Dentistry 5611 Shreveport Hwy. Tioga, LA The garage sale is open to anyone, including church groups, individuals, civic clubs and school clubs. This is a great opportunity for a fundraiser, as school and church groups are welcome to sell items or concessions. Early set up times will be available on Friday, May 1. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis. It s the perfect time for Spring Cleaning, it s free to set-up and large crowds are expected, said Winn Chamber of Commerce President Aleta Hoffman. Rain or shine, the garage sale will be there! For more information, contact the Winn Chamber of Commerce at (318) or Gail Shelton at (318) Judging... growing in concrete or overgrown grass anywhere in the vicinity of the city, to please make sure that it is alleviated. City workers will be collecting limbs and working on mowing, weather permitting.
3 Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Winn Parish Enterprise-News American Page 3-A Out of the Past: History of Coochie Brake Originally published in Edenborn s Coochie Brake swampy area near Atlanta which held rare cypress trees. A local retired educator Among these was one tree casually noted recently that headlined in a New York the timber industry has been, Herald news story dated and still is, the economic March 23, 1923 and written lifeblood of Winn Parish and from New Orleans (replayed the surrounding area. With to the Louisiana Railway & this in mind, Staff Historians Navigation Company) as Tree in Louisiana is 2,500 recall herewith a fact well worth remembering by the Years Old. older generation and certainly Giant Cypress is Fifth in worth documenting for the Longevity of Living Things. younger persons of this Interesting excerpt from Central and north Central this 1923 report include: Louisiana area. The fifth oldest living Staff Historian Raymond thing on earth, and the third Carpenter, the Enterprise s oldest in North America, is a pressman and dedicated col- giant cypress tree in what is lector of historical materials, known as Edenborn Brake in was immediately reminded of Winn Parish, this state (Louisiana) according to Carlton F. Poole of the Louisiana State Conservation Department. The age of the tree has been placed at 2,500 years by Prof. Herman Schrenk of St. Louis, and other scientists who have examined it. According to records, it is exceeded in longebity only by the Santa Maria del Tule near Oa Xaca in Mexico, 5,000 to 6,000 years old; the Dragon tree at Oretava Island of Teneriffe, 4,500 uears old; the Redwood tree in California, 4,000 years old, and the Bacob tree in Senegal, 4,000 years old. The Edenborn Cypress was budding into life when Rome was a village of mud roads and hovels The tree was 600 years old when Christ was born in Bethlehem and was more than 2,000 years old when Columbus sailed into the Atlantic to begin his voyage of discovery. One of the tree Cypresses left standing with it was felled by a storm some months ago. Edenborn has offered the aged giant and its two companions to the Conservation Department, to do with them as it sees fit, so long as none is injured. The Department plans the construction of a highway to them so that the spot may be visited more easily by tourists and home folk. The tree, its age established (about ) at 2,500 years and designated at that time as Fifth Oldest Living Thing on Earth, and, Third Oldest In North America, was killed when a fire in 1925 swept through the area. This disaster, naturally, cancelled previous plans of the U.S. Department of Conservation to build an access road into the area where the tree was peculiarly situated for one of its species, for while cypress usually grows in swamps, the Edenborn specimen stands in a hollow between hills. From further documentation on this subject (gratefully acquired in 1982 by Staff Historian Raymond Carpenter from Winn Parish Library and added to his extensive historical collection), the following most interesting facts are: the cypress was salvaged in 1927 after it had been burned, and the sapwood falling away, but still an 18foot long crosscut saw wasn t long enough to span its stump without chiseling out around the handles. They cut that tree off about 18 cr 20 feet above ground, veteran Winnfield logger T.B. Plunkett recalled. Plunkett s big mule team hauled the light wood aboard a log wagon to Atlanta where two 12-foot logs filled a boxcar. They (federal conservation department) took two logs off the tree, but capped with the natural roof provided a fine duck blind in later years. It is not wasting away, forester John Read for the Olin Batheison Corporation reports. Read is one of several parties who made use of the stump as a duck blind. Some of the big trees were made into house shingles by residents of the vicinity. Plunkett also reported having pulled big logs from underneath a thick mud covering in the swamp. There have been several people who dug down into the mud and uncovered these logs. They re not as large as the big tree the government cut down, but there must be plenty of trees under that mud, he said. The Coochie Brake tree scaled about 23,000 board feet In a report on Coochie Brake, Harris and Veatch in 1989 gave it a timber (estimate) volume of 131,000,000 board feet. This included 87,000,000 feet of cypress, 29,000,000 feet of red gum, 14,000,000 feet of cypress, 30,000 feet of virgin pine. 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4 Opinions/Editorial Page Page 4A, April 8, 2015 Opinion by: Thomas Sowell Renowned Conservative Columnist for Townhall.com Etiquette Versus Annihilation Trade promotion authority, the farm bill, and the H2b guest worker program topped the list of issues that a Louisiana Young Farmer s and Rancher s group discussed with Louisiana s Congressional delegation during their annual visit to Capitol Hill in March this Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat. It is amazing indeed, staggering that so few Americans are talking about what it would mean for the world's biggest sponsor of international terrorism, Iran, to have nuclear bombs, and to be developing intercontinental missiles that can deliver them far beyond the Middle East. Back during the years of the nuclear stand-off between the Soviet Union and the United States, contemplating what a nuclear war would be like was called "thinking the unthinkable." But surely the Nazi Holocaust during World War II should tell us that what is beyond the imagination of decent people is by no means impossible for people who, as Churchill warned of Hitler before the war, had "currents of hatred so intense as to sear the souls of those who swim upon them." Have we not already seen that kind of hatred in the Middle East? Have we not seen it in suicide bombings there and in suicide attacks against America by people willing to sacrifice their own lives by flying planes into massive buildings, to vent their unbridled hatred? The Soviet Union was never suicidal, so the fact that we could annihilate their cities if they attacked ours was a sufficient deterrent to a nuclear attack from them. But will that deter fanatics with an apocalyptic vision? Should we bet the lives of millions of Americans on our ability to deter nuclear war with Iran? It is now nearly 70 years since nuclear bombs were used in war. Long periods of safety in that respect have apparently led many to feel as if the danger is not real. But the dangers are even greater now and the nuclear bombs more devastating. Clearing the way for Iran to get nuclear bombs may probably will be the most catastrophic decision in human history. And it can certainly change human history, irrevocably, for the worse. Against that grim background, it is almost incomprehensible how some people can be preoccupied with the question whether having Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress, warning against the proposed agreement, without the prior approval of President Obama, was a breach of protocol. Against the background of the Obama administration's negotiating what can turn out to be the most catastrophic international agreement in the nation's history, to complain about protocol is to put questions of etiquette above questions of annihilation. Why is Barack Obama so anxious to have an international agreement that will have no legal standing under the Constitution just two years from now, since it will be just a presidential agreement, rather than a treaty requiring the "advice and consent" of the Senate? There are at least two reasons. One reason is that such an agreement will serve as a fig leaf to cover his failure to do anything that has any serious chance of stopping Iran from going nuclear. Such an agreement will protect Obama politically, despite however much it exposes the American people to unprecedented dangers. The other reason is that, by going to the United Nations for its blessing on his agreement with Iran, he can get a bigger fig leaf to cover his complicity in the nuclear arming of America's most dangerous enemy. In Obama's vision, as a citizen of the world, there may be no reason why Iran should not have nuclear weapons when other nations have them. Politically, President Obama could not just come right out and say such a thing. But he can get the same end result by pretending to have ended the dangers by reaching an agreement with Iran. There have long been people in the Western democracies who hail every international agreement that claims to reduce the dangers of war. The road to World War II was strewn with arms control agreements on paper that aggressor nations ignored in practice. But those agreements lulled the democracies into a false sense of security that led them to cut back on military spending while their enemies were building up the military forces to attack them. Young Farmer and Rancher Group Meets With Entire La. Congressional Delegation year. The YF&R group armed themselves with information at the American Farm Bureau headquarters in Washington, D.C. AFBF s Executive Director of Public Policy Dale Continued on page 12-A Healthy Lifestyles: Letting Go of Anger, Part IV Terry Driskill. MA, MA Licensed Professional Counselor This article is in memory of Dawson Perkins from Quitman High School. It is a knock no parent or grandparent ever wants to have when the Louisiana State Police drives up to your home to tell you your child has been killed in an automobile accident involving an underage driver under the influence of alcohol. It was a Friday night in December 2014 when Dawson was killed while riding in the truck of a friend who was under the influence of alcohol. Dawson missed his birthday within a week and Christmas. There are lots of whys when a community experiences a tragedy involving anyone. The whys are never answered sometimes but sometimes the family is able to get closure from a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is proud of the millions of young people leading successful and productive drug-free lives. We realize that D.A.R.E. is not a cure-all for the multifaceted epidemic of drug abuse. In addition to teaching kids the dangers of drug use and violence, D.A.R.E. also focuses on fun activities that promote positive lifestyles. To celebrate drug-free living, the Winn Parish Sheriff s Office is planning a D.A.R.E. Fair in May of this year. We would like to ask you to join forces with the Winn Parish D.A.R.E. Unit to take a stand against drugs and violence. Together, we can make a difference in Winn Parish. The Winn Parish Relay for Life have set their monthly meeting dates from now until the main event on May 1. The meeting dares are as follows: Monday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. Bank Night, Presbyterian Church of Winnfield 302 S. Bevill Street senseless accident that should have never happened. Then there are the many what ifs that have no answer. But, one thing remains and will remain for a long time and that is the loss of a son and grandson who had so many friends and so much athletic potential in baseball at Quitman High School. He had made the team and was going to start at catcher. This never happened because of an underage drinker at the wheel of a truck. Yes, there have been families who are reading this article know exactly the emotional pain this family is suffering nearly four months later. Here are the facts on underage drinking. Alcohol consumption by youth under the age of 21 is a major health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs. Alcohol use among under aged youth accounted for over 4300 deaths. In the United States, ages 12 to 20 consumed 11% of the alcohol. On average, underage drinkers consume more drinks per drinking occasion than adult drinkers. In 2010, there were approximately 189,000 ER visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol. In 2013, 10% of youth drove after consuming alcohol. Also, in 2013, 22% rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet, 2014). What can be done about this serious problem? First and foremost, parents have to begin to be better role models for their adolescents. They will do what they see their parents do. Secondly, a parent cannot be the source of receiving the alcoholic drink. This D.A.R.E. Fair Meeting April 10 One Relay for Life meeting left Friday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. Relay for Life of Winn Parish WSHS Football Field Winn Parish Relay for Life still has slots open for sponsors who wish to set up a booth. Civic groups, schools, businesses and everything in between is welcome. Today s presence of drugs and violence among our youth is not the outcome of criminal activists promoting crime, but the result of good, law-abiding citizens remaining silent. The reality is, with our silence comes a great cost: Our youth! This is the point of our joining together. We are not only taking a stand against drugs and violence, but we are promoting positive and healthy alternatives. Kids need to be aware of the numerous resources in our community. The D.A.R.E. Fair is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in our kids to come out and demonstrate what they have to offer. We need volunteers to participate in the planning, advertising, and implementing of this event. It is important that we have input from the community so we can include everyone who provides youthrelated activities: sports, clubs, VBS, police/fire/ems, youth ministries, Sunday school outreach, martial arts, band, dance, gymnastics, cheer anyone who promotes safe and drug-free living. Our next planned meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room (next to Veteran s office) of is expected to have happened in the case with Dawson. The other adolescent s parent is suspected of giving their son the alcohol. Thirdly, adolescents need to know that drinking is not a cool thing to do because someone always gets hurt or killed when drinking. Fourthly, teaching your child to drink in moderation. What is moderation? If alcoholism runs in the family, then there is an addiction gene being passed down. The gene can pass over some family members but attacks another. Why take the risk? Lastly, and the most important reason for being a good role model: You do not want to get the knock at the door from the Louisiana State Police advising you of an alcohol-related fatality involving your child or grandchild. THINK WHO YOU ARE INFLUENCING WHEN YOU DRINK. the Winn Parish Courthouse. Look for signs! This will be a meet and eat. We will provide drinks and desserts, so bring a lunch if you d like. If you wish to help but cannot attend the meetings, please feel free to contact us. We can definitely use you! Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you! Your Winn Parish D.A.R.E. Officer Deputy Anna Jones Winn Parish Enterprise AND WINNFIELD NEWS-AMERICAN Winnfield, Louisiana Phone or Entered as Periodicals at the Post Office at Winnfield, Louisiana, under Act of March 5, Published each Wednesday in Winnfield, Louisiana Identification No Subscriptions within the local trade area are $30 per year. In State Subscription is $45 & Out of State is $55. 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