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Colorfest delights thousands at 30th annual weekend festival

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:04 am

Large crowds turned out for Louisiana’s Country Colorfest on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19. After several weeks of rain threatened the city’s largest annual festival, the skies parted and provided two days of beautiful weather, undoubtedly adding to the turnout. “I was very happy,” said Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters. “My best guesstimate was there was around 4,000 people on Saturday and about 2,000 on Sunday. That’s a

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Letter to city puts focus on what to do with jail

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

A recent letter to the City of Louisiana from its insurance carrier has officials looking at how to deal with city jail inmates. Meadowbrook Insurance didn’t threaten to raise the city’s insurance rates in the letter, but did voice concerns about the jail “due to our inadequate staffing,” according to City Administrator Bob Jenne, who got the hint. Currently, inmates are watched by dispatchers but Meadowbrook thinks they lack proper

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  • IndianHawks win, Louisiana loses

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Final scores for Friday, Oct. 17: Clopton-Elsberry-20, Wright City-0. Highland-29, Louisiana-14. For details and photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • State bumps grain haul weight limits 10 percent

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Due to the bumper crop of corn and soybeans in Missouri and recent rains which interrupted harvest, MoDOT and Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday, Oct. 16 that grain trucks will be allowed to haul 10 percent more than their licensed weight. The heavier loads will not be allowed on Missouri interstates but will be on all other roads and highways. However, all posted weight limits for bridges must be adhered

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Hank Calvin (on top) and Dylan Noah combined for this sack of the Highland Cougars quarterback in the Oct. 17 home loss.

Punting game causes Bulldogs’ loss

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:14 am

Two blocked punts by the Highland Cougars and another bad snap on a punt attempt led to a 29-14  Louisiana Bulldogs loss on Friday, Oct. 17. Louisiana is now 0-9 on the season. The Bulldogs led 14-13 at the half but gave up 16 unanswered points in the second half to let the game get away. “The punting team hurt us and I wasn’t pleased with the way we finished

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  • Lady Bulldogs lose district crown in tight game

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

    The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs pose with their second place district plaque on Saturday, Oct. 11. They are: from left, top row, Olivia Capstick, Molly Ross, Allison Lawson, Alichia Johnson, Katie Blackwell, Samantha Henderson, Janel Lindsay, Elise Dewey, Macie Crane, Taylor Cunningham, Carley Maschmeier. Front row, Raelee Burse, Morgan Murry, Kaitlyn VanHooser, Ashley Martin, Madison Dolbeare, Samantha Pedersen and Savanna Burnett.

    The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs came close to winning the district softball championship for the second year in a row on Saturday, Oct. 11 but came up just short against Bowling Green. The Lady Bulldogs came in second in the district tournament and ended the year with their heads high and a 13-11 record. Bowling Green-2 Louisiana-1 “We also hit the ball well, but just right to Bowling Green,” said Louisiana

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  • IndianHawks win, Bulldogs lose

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks won a thriller with a goal-line stand at the gun and beat VarFar, 14-12 on Friday, Oct. 10. Louisiana didn’t fare as well, losing 44-20 to Macon. For more on the games, see the Oct. 15 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Classmates attending Saturday evening were front row, from left: Shirley (Welch) Howland, Shirley (Mitchell) Simpson, Donna (Setzer) Sperry, Joyce Rudd, Carole (Teague) Aylward, Donna (Duvall) Williamson and Melaney (Magruder) Mathis. Middle row from left: Larry Wright, Jerry Manor, Rex Bradley, Tom White, Jim Grimes, Jerry Woodward, Dennie Wafts, Dan Brown, Bob O’Shea and Maurice Williamson. Back row from left: John Davidson, Jim Cooper, Richard York, Jim Steele and Jim Teague. Also in attendance at one or both events but not pictured were: Ron Brown and Tom Steele.

CHS class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

The Clopton High School class of 1964 met for its 50th class reunion on Applefest weekend in Clarksville. The celebration began Friday evening at Eagle Bluff Country Club with dinner and an evening of sharing memories, reacquainting and catching up on each other’s lives. Twenty-two classmates and guests attended. The graduating class of 1964 had 43 members with four deceased. Seven convertibles and classic cars owned by class members, with

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  • Area Births

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Samuel Timothy Parsons

    Neal and Brittany Parsons of Louisiana, would like to announce the birth of their son, Samuel “Sammy” Timothy Parsons. He was born on June 10, 2014 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. At birth he weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Dennis and Brenda Parsons of Clarksville and Tim and Debbie Geary of Eolia. He is the great grandson of

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  • Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

    An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions

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Students enjoy a science experiment during last year’s Lights On celebration at Clopton.

YMCA center to host “Lights On” program

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

Each October afterschool programs across the nation organize “Lights On” celebrations to celebrate achievements of afterschool children and to raise awareness and support for keeping the lights on afterschool. Twin Pike Family YMCA’s  21st Century Community Learning Centers recently hosted celebrations at the Louisiana Elementary and Bowling Green Elementary schools. Upcoming celebrations are: BONCL R-X will hold a Fall Festival on Oct. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Activities will include a

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  • Louisiana Alumni & Friends holding events Saturday during Colorfest

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Country Soul
Local band Country Soul, shown above during a recent performance, will be on hand for alumni activities on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association will host several events during the Country Colorfest. Anyone who has attended school in Louisiana, taught, or is a friend of the district is invited to attend. On Saturday, Oct. 18, an open house is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. at Louisiana High School. This is also open to all persons who have attended Louisiana schools and friends. Attendees will be able to visit with

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  • Calumet United Fund ice cream social set

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The United Fund of Calumet will host its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Various flavors of home-made ice cream, including vanilla, blackberry, peach, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, Heath bar, and more will be served with cake and other desserts. These can all be enjoyed while listening to music performed by local artists. Each year during the event, United

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