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LMA District “G” Meeting

This year Vinton hosted the Louisiana Municipal Association’s District “G” meeting at the Vinton Knights of Columbus Hall. The highlight of the evening were the nomination of candidates for the upcoming officer elections. Mayor Kenneth Stinson was nominated for reelection as LMA Vice President.

“Poochie” Wilkinson 90th Birthday

Long-time Vinton resident Samuel “Poochie” Wilkinson celebrated his 90th birthday at the United Methodist Church on April 28, 2019. In honor of his services to the community and the military, Mayor Kenneth Stinson presented Mr. Wilkinson with a proclamation stating April 28 to be Sam “Poochie” Wilkinson Day.

Mr. Wilkinson has three children: Deborah, Scott, and Sam.

Vinton Public Works Accepting Applications

The Town of Vinton Public Works Department is now seeking applications for several open positions:

  • Fulltime water/wastewater operator, Level II Certifications preferred.
  • Fulltime lineman in the Electrical Department.
  • Temporary employee in Public Works.

Salary will be based on experience.  Applications may be picked up at and submitted to Vinton City Hall on Monday to Thursday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – noon.  For more information, please contact Terry Vice, Director of Public Works, at City Hall (337-589-7453).  The Town of Vinton is an equal opportunity employer.

In Memoriam David T. Riggins

Farewell and Funeral Service

We are saddened to report the death of David T. Riggins, the former Mayor of Vinton.  We offer our condolences and sympathies to all family and friends.

David Riggins was mayor of Vinton from 2000 until 2007, when he accepted a position as financial advisor with Government Consultants, Inc.  He had served the Vinton community in different roles over the years, including Mayor, City Councilman, Justice of the Peace, board member of the Ward 7 Recreation Center, and President of the Louisiana Municipal Association.

Please send your prayers and best wishes to his family in this time of grief.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23 at:

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
300 N. Blake St
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Visitation will start at 9:00 am and the funeral will be at 11:00 am.

Community Christmas 2018

Santa Claus dropped by City Hall to make a special appearance with a bounty of toys for tots. On hand to receive presents as part of his Make a Wish was Drake Quebedeaux.

Town of Vinton Accepting Applications

The Town of Vinton is accepting applications for two open positions in the Public Works department.  The openings are for a full time electrical person and a full time lineman.

Applications can be picked up and submitted at Vinton City Hall.  Please note we are an equal opportunity employer.

First Federal Bank Grand Opening

On Monday, October 8, at 10:00 am, First Federal Bank of Louisiana had a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new branch building opening in Vinton.  First Federal moved into the building on Center St that formerly housed Iberia Bank.  The Vinton High School Band played before the ceremony.  The Boy Scouts of America led the Pledge of Allegiance.  And even Gumbeaux Gator was on hand to enliven the event.  Refreshments were served afterwards in the bank building.

Coffee with the Mayor

The Town of Vinton hosted a “Coffee with the Mayor” on the morning of Friday, October 5 for citizens to meet and talk with Town officials and others.  Among the participants were representatives of Westlake Chemical, who presented the Vinton High School Band with a donation of $500.00

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