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YMCA pool project progressing smoothly

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Current temperatures probably don’t have area residents thinking about taking a dip. However, progress is being made on the Twin Pike Family YMCA’s aquatic center pool, with excavation almost done for the projected July completion. That means residents will be swimming indoors during cold weather at this time next year. For more, see the Nov. 26 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • Churches suspend Thanksgiving dinner

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    The churches of Louisiana will not hold the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for area residents this year at the Centenary United Methodist Church, according to Methodist church council member Sara Drummond. However, for those who still need a hand putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table, there is an option. The Community Food Pantry at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana will be handing out $10 meal vouchers from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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  • Bowling Green teen faulted for head-on crash

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a head-on accident on Sunday, Nov. 16 in Lincoln County was the fault of Corey A. Marks, 16, of Bowling Green. Marks was not injured and the the other driver only suffered minor injures. See the full story in the Nov. 19 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Pictured with Shaylen Martin for her signing are front row from left: Shane Martin (father), Martin and DeeDee Martin (mother); back row from left: Shayla Cox (HLGU Assistant Coach), Matt Cannon and Dan Hurst (HLGU Head Coach).

Martin signs with Hannibal-LaGrange

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The Hannibal-LaGrange softball program is happy to announce the signing of Shaylen Noelle Martin from Clarksville. Martin will graduate from Clopton High School this spring. “Shaylen is a great student and has the potential to be a successful softball player at HLGU,” commented Head HLGU Softball Coach Dan Hurst.  “We are excited to add her to our program.” Along with consistently being a member of the Clopton High’s A and

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  • Clopton cross country competes at state

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Left, Clopton’s Daniel Reading ran the course in 19 minutes and 48 seconds.
Center, Freshman Lady Hawk Katelynn Hammett ran at state in her first year of high school competition.
Right, Junior Clopton runner Luke Adams competed at state for the second time in his high school career.

    They didn’t win medals but three Clopton cross country team members got to run in the state Class 1 meet on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. Junior Luke Adams placed 90th with a time of 19 minutes and 28 seconds. Senior Daniel Reading placed 113th with a time of 19:48. Freshman Katelynn Hammett placed 121st with a time of 25:52. The Clopton trio

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  • IndianHawks female football player looking forward to another season

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Brianna Dickens

    Elsberry High sophomore Brianna Dickens made history this year as the first female student to play on the Clopton/Elsberry IndianHawks football team. Injuries have hampered her playing time on the offensive and defensive lines but she remains undeterred. Dickens has attended school in the Elsberry R-II School District since day one and was already well known to her fellow students due to her participation in softball, basketball and the marching

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Lifestyles

Overlook Farm Director of Operations Tom Vogt stands inside Avalon Hall, which will offer weekend meals starting Friday, Nov. 28.

Overlook Farm complex rebounding from catastrophic restaurant blaze

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Last April when Nathalie Pettus pondered the smoldering remains of her Clarksville Restaurant, the Station, she was already thinking about what could rise from the ashes. Pettus initially envisioned a new restaurant and gift shop, until she realized that would cost $2 million. So the Clarksville area’s largest private employer decided on a different tact tied to Pike County’s seasonal businesses. That’s how the Courtyard Restaurant came about, which just

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • Paynes to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Scott Payne - 2014

    Scott and Lois Payne of Pittsfield will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their daughters from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene in the Family Center in Pittsfield, Ill. The couple requests no gifts please. Mr. Payne and the former Lois Criss were married on Nov. 16, 1949 in Pittsfield, Ill., at the home of Brother Joe Maynard. Attendants

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Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • LHS presents Beauty and the Beast

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    LHS Beauty and the Beast

    Members of the Louisiana High School’s cast of “Beauty and the Beast” were busy praciticing a fight scene last week in preparation for this weekend’s performances. About 25 students will present the play at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Tickets are available at the door and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Headed to Nashville: Country musicians with local ties to compete

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Rhett Roberson, left and Brendan Roberson, right, make up The Brothers Roberson and will soon be playing in Nashville at a national competition.

    The Brothers Roberson came in second in the Country Showdown competition in Nashville in 2012 and are hoping to land the $100,000 grand prize when they compete again in the showdown on Jan. 21. Brendan Roberson, 25, and Rhett Roberson, 28, both call Springfield home. But Brendan works weekdays at J&D Auto and Tire in Louisiana for Jim Gott Jr., who is engaged to his mother, Angie Korte, of Louisiana.

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