Two Louisiana citizens and the city captured awards at the Missouri Community Betterment Conference at Lake of the Ozarks on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 20-21.
Clay Logan won an adult leadership award for his dedication to city and community matters.
“I am honored and appreciative that they considered me,” Logan said. “Sally (Logan) and I have enjoyed making contributions to the community.”
Logan was the president of Stark Bro’s and was on the Pike County Memorial Hospital board for 35 years. He was a city council member, active in the Presbyterian church and a past Rotary president.
College freshman Kelsey Henderson received a Youth Leadership Award for her work helping to form the Rotary Interact, a club formed by Rotary in which students interact with projects. Henderson still contributes to the program, which has contributed 300 pounds of food to local food pantries. The students are also raising money to build a school in Haiti.
“I feel pretty good about this,” Henderson said. “I didn’t expect it at all. When I was volunteering, you just help out.”
Henderson volunteered at Head Start, Eagle Days and vacation bible school, won the Twin Pike Family YMCA Employee of the Year and several sports awards as a softball and track athlete at Louisiana High School.
She was on the student council and made the National Honor Society for two years.Other winners
Louisiana High School’s Rotary Interact also got second place for the Youth Group of the Year Award in its population category.
Louisiana took a fourth place in the Community of the Year Award in its category.