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.
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.
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.
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.
City Hall will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 18, 2019.
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.