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Jeff Love runs a diagnostic test on a diesel truck at the Pike-Lincoln Tech Center, where is a student.

Love wins state diesel contest award

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Jeff Love learned to fix vehicles watching his dad, Curt Love, of the Love and Son firm of Louisiana. The senior at Louisiana High School is also a diesel mechanics student at Pike- Lincoln Tech Center, (PLTC). Love used his expertise to recently win scholarship money at a national SkillsUSA competition at State Technical College in Linn. SkillsUSA is a national association that ties schools and technical businesses through competitions.

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Clarksville man injured in Hwy. D crash

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 8:21 am

Timothy A. Carr, 33, of Clarksville, suffered moderate injuries in a Hwy. D crash on Saturday, April 25, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, (MSHP). Carr’s vehicle went off the road and hit a tree at 7 p.m., the MSHP said. For the full story, see the April 29 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Elsberry man charged with manslaughter

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:18 am

    The driver in a vehicle crash that killed Jacob E. Roper, 23, of Foley, on April 16 on Hwy. P in Pike County has been charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated according to Pike County Circuit Court records. Jeremiah D. Hampshire, 37, of Elsberry, was also charged with felony assault for driving while impaired and causing an injury. Hampshire was represented by his attorney in a Wednesday, April 22 count

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  • Council approves state prisoner work program

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    The Louisiana City Council voted 6-0 to utilize inmate labor at the Monday, April 13 board meeting. The city will take advantage of a program from the Northeastern Correctional Center in Bowling Green that supplies inmate labor. Voting for the program were council members Mona Brown, Don Oakley, Jeff Guay, Kathy Smith, Chuck Hoffman and Lori Lewis. Councilman Russell Stephens was absent. The city will have to pay $7.50 per

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Kevin Hammett slides into home plate with a run during the Hawks big first inning against Montgomery County.

Hawks continue to soar undefeated

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

The Clopton Hawks were 7-0 after three wins last week bolstered by good pitching and timely hitting. Clopton-13 Elsberry-3 The Hawks only had to go five innings before invoking the 10-run rule with the home victory on Monday, April 20. Clopton was leading 3-1 at the end of the first inning and then erupted with five runs in the second inning and five more in the third inning. Elsberry had

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  • Louisiana baseball team record goes to 6-4 on year

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    The Louisiana Bulldogs lost two games and won one last week to move their season record to 6-4. A loss to Clopton is in an accompanying story. Elsberry-7 Louisiana-4 The Bulldogs lost at home to the Indians on Monday, April 13. Elsberry scored one run in the third inning and two more in the fourth to make it 3-0. The Indians scored once in the fourth inning, twice in the

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  • Bulldog golfers second at Louisiana tourney

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:40 am

    The Louisiana High School (LHS) Bulldogs golf team came in second place at the LHS Bulldog Quad on Wednesday, April 1 at the Pike County Country Club. Palmyra came in first with a collective score of 171 strokes. Louisiana had 184 strokes, followed by Bowling Green with 230 and Van-Far with 243. Noah Wilson was the individual tournament winner with a 39. Louisiana senior Dallas Castagna was second with a

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Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Johnson

Johnsons celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

H.L. (Lavon) and Edna Johnson of Pleasant Hill, Ill., observed their 70th wedding anniversary on March 26. On March 29, family members attended church with them at the Nebo Baptist Church. Family members presented music and comments with the Johnsons’ great-grandson, Derek Hibben, playing a viola solo of “Amazing Grace.” Following church services, the family had lunch in the banquet room of the Cardinal Inn in Pittsfield, Ill. Special guests

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  • Story hour

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

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    Jerald Dawson, 5, at left, and sister Brianna Dawson, 8, both of Louisiana, practice motor skills while making toy rabbits at the Louisiana Library on Saturday, April 18, right after story hour. The library has landed a grant from the state that will fund story hours every Wednesday in July from 2 to 3 p.m.

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  • Clopton FBLA hosts blood drive

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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    Clopton junior Sabrina Stewart prepares to give blood as the Clopton FBLA, advised by Lynn Hall, hosted a blood drive on Monday, March 23. The drive was conducted by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. The FBLA blood drive had 19 donors and collected 15 units of blood.

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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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