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Delilah Foiles operates “The Little Nook” in Atlas, Ill. and plans to move her shop to downtown Louisiana, where she will also have a gourmet coffee shop.

New coffee-art shop for downtown Louisiana

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:34 pm

The Provenance Project Revisited has struck again by landing a new coffee and art shop for downtown Louisiana. Delilah Foiles hopes to open “accuppajoe coffee co.” and “The Little Nook” at 305 Georgia Street some time around mid-May. Foiles will offer gourmet coffee, fruit and vegetable smoothies and pastries in the coffee shop and feature locally-made pieces of art in “The Little Nook” portion of the business. “It will be

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Truck careens off Hwy. 54 in Louisiana

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

A truck driver in the eastbound lane on Hwy. 54 at the Louisiana city limits had to drive off the road and down an embankment at 5:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 to avoid a westbound vehicle that had drifted into his lane. No one was injured in the mishap, according to the truck driver, but traffic had to be controlled and detoured by the Louisiana Police until 8:30 a.m.

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  • Dyno Nobel unaware of link to chemical release

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Dyno Nobel spokesman Jeffrey Droubay said Wednesday, March 25 that his firm is “unaware of any link” the chemical plant may have had to the hospitalization of eight people working on the Calumet Missouri plant expansion next door on Friday, March 20. Calumet officials said Dyno Nobel might have been responsible for a chemical release that overwhelmed the workers but added that it is also investigating the matter to see

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  • State jettisons three complaints leveled against Louisiana candidates

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Three of the state complaints filed by Louisiana City Council candidate Tim Carter against two standing board members have now been dismissed. A complaint filed by Carter against Ward 2 Council woman Kathy Smith alleging nepotism with the state attorney general was dismissed March 12. It alleged that Smith committed nepotism when she filed a motion and voted to be on a  council public safety committee with her brother, Fire

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Clopton’s Josh Miller (15) tagged the runner out on this rundown between third base and home, preventing a run that could have changed the face of the game.

Clopton wins first game, beating Winfield 3-2

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

The Clopton Hawks decided to start their season a day early at home to dodge a coming storm and won a 3-2 pitching duel against the Winfield Warriors on Monday, March 23. Clopton and Winfield both scored two runs in the second inning. The Hawks managed to scratch out a run in the fifth inning, which held up as the winning tally. Clopton senior right fielder Vince Hollocher made a

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  • LHS girls swim team approved

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Students seeking an alternative sport got their wish at the Monday, March 16 meeting when the Louisiana R-II School Board voted to start a Louisiana High girls swimming team. “This is a great opportunity for our young women and the school district,” said Superintendent Dr. Richard Basden. “This is history for the school district,” and the first new sports program in many years. Cheerleader Bailey Wallace said she was interested

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  • Clopton Lady Hawks win third place trophy

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm


    The Clopton Lady Hawks came from behind to beat Northeast (Cairo), 54-41 to capture the third place trophy at the state basketball tourney in Columbia on Friday, March 13. For the full story and photos, see the March 18 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Traveling upstream on the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean are: from left, Dan Flynn, Adam Trigg, Winchell Delano,  John Keaveny, Luke Kimmes and Jarrad Moore.

Paddling upstream to Arctic

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Pike County residents know that adventurers paddle, peddle  or walk long stretches of the Mississippi River each year, passing through Louisiana and Clarksville for a cause or just the pleasure. But few start at the Gulf of Mexico and paddle upstream with designs on reaching the Arctic Ocean. That’s what a six-member group called Rediscovering North America was doing last week just as the ice was finally thawing out of

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  • Retired teachers attend legislative day at capitol

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Retired teachers from Pike County who attended the Legislative Day are in front, Mary Twellman and in back from left,  Debi Ingram, Cheryl Ward, Louise Hunter, Nancy Wilfong, Larry Wilfong and Frank Berlin.

    Several members of the local retired school personnel chapter attended the annual MRTA Legislative Day in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Many retired educators from all across Missouri attended, to meet and discuss educational issues with their state representatives and senators. The Pike County group met with state senator Brian Munzlinger and state representative Jim Hansen. They discussed issues such as the full funding of the Foundation Formula for

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  • Line dancing taught at Clopton YMCA program

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Clopton YMCA Before and After School students were found kicking up their heels to songs such as “Electric Slide” and “Cotton Eyed Joe” during the month of January as they were given the opportunity to learn the skills of line dancing. Elizabeth Bencomo, Clopton teacher, presented a special program to all YMCA students, providing them with this new knowledge in a fun way. The Twin Pike Family YMCA Before and

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Travis Spratt to perform at local church Feb. 8

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Travis Spratt, a lead vocalist with the Pierce Arrow Theater in Branson will be performing in Louisiana on Sunday, Feb. 8. Spratt will be presenting a vocal concert for a fundraising event sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church. The event will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, located at 7th and S. Carolina Streets in Louisiana. An array of desserts will be served at 4 p.m. in the church

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  • Eagle Days

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:10 am

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    Johanna Burton of the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park spoke to the crowd Sunday, Jan. 25 with an American bald eagle on her arm during the annual Eagle Days event in Clarksville. While some bald eagles live in Pike County along the Mississippi River, many more migrate through and stop to fish at the lock and dam in Clarksville during the winter months. Also at the event was sanctuary

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  • Contest winners announced

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee has announced the winners of the city-wide Christmas/holiday decoration contest. According to the Louisiana Community Betterment Committee, the winners are as follows. In the residential category, first prize is awarded to Mike and Glenda Sherman at 811 N. 8th St.; second prize is awarded to  Kenny and Lil Peabody at 1811 Michael Drive; and third prize is awarded to Rodney and Diane Todd at 411

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