Local News

Summer Food Service Program

The Calcasieu Police Jury’s Human Services Department will offer a Summer Food Service Program for children under 18.  The program will be free and will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, until July 27, 2018.

No registration is required.  All food must be eaten on site and provided on a first-come, first-service basis.

Local Locations:

Vinton Middle School, 900 Horridge St
Vinton Recreation Center (Ward 7 Recreation), 1615 Horridge St.

Memorial Day 2018

2018 Memorial Day Program

A Memorial Day program was held on Monday, May 28, at VFW Post 9854 on Hwy 109.  Mayor Kenneth Stinson and VMAFC VP Houston Fruge gave the opening comments.  Guest speaker was Major Debbie McElhannon, USAR.  J.D. Malone gave a short presentation on the Bataan Death March.  Part of the ceremony included the awarding of certificates to the winners of the VMAFC Essay Contest.  Two of the winners, Brooklyn Landry and Grace Lange, gave remarks to the audience.  The other award winners were Corbyn Coleman, Taylor Frederick, and Madison Jones.

ECA Students

National Day of Prayer 2018

National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, May 3, citizens gathered in front of the Vinton Police Department to take part in the National Day of Prayer.  Leading the group in song were children from Emmanuel Christian Academy.  They also performed a song in sign language.  Rev. Andy Goff, Welsh Memorial Methodist Church, led the opening prayer.  David Smith gave the closing words.

New Cobblestone Inn and Suites Hotel in Vinton

The official opening of the new Cobblestone Inn and Suites Hotel in Vinton was on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser was in attendance and presided over the ribbon cutting.  Representing the Town of Vinton were Mayor Stinson and Council Members Patrick Vice and Stephanie Hardy.

Hello Southwest Louisiana!

City Council 2017
City Council 2017-2018, L-R Bliss Bujard, Marcus Renfrow, (not shown) William B B Loyd, Mayor Kenny Stinson, Kevin Merchant and Paul Patin

A quick reminder the next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 6:00 pm.

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