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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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    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Samuel Timothy Parsons

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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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  • Clopton Homecoming Court

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Clopton Court
The 2014 Clopton High School Homecoming Court is as follows: from left, sophomores Ashtyn Lagemann and Stephen Talbert, seniors Sierra Smith and Michael Werkmeister, juniors Luke Adams and Ashley Ray, freshmen Matt Klopcic and Katelynn Hammett. The queen and king of the court will be named at halftime of the annual homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 10 versus VanFar.

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  • Louisiana chamber, county tourism board bind to attract state ad dollars

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s and Convention Bureau Director Chris Koetters has added a number of brochures to travelers coming through Louisiana.

    The Louisiana Visitor’s and Convention Bureau (LVCB) is bonding with the Pike County Tourism Commission to obtain more advertising dollars from the state of Missouri. LVCB and Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters will be the conduit to get co-op advertising funds from the Missouri Department of Tourism. The $4,000 the consortium is shooting for would double the county tourist board’s advertising budget, Koetters said recently. The funds would

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  • Motorists attached to cars of youth

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Jim Parsons of Louisiana, in the foreground, drives a 1961 Chevy, while Loyd Groshong, in the background, drives a one-of-a-kind 1956 Plymouth.

    They don’t really have a name for their group and it isn’t an official club. But every third Friday, a group of seniors who are still attached to the cars of their youth get together at Hardee’s in Louisiana to reminisce and show the classic vehicles they still drive today. Roger and Donna Sperry, of Eolia, drive up each month in their gleaming red and white 1955 Crown Victoria. “He

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  • Pleasant Hill class gathers to celebrate 50th reunion

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Classmates from Pleasant Hill Class of 1964 are (L-R): Ron Hannel, Bob Robertson, Bob Reed, Mike Webster, Charollette (Daniels) Hirst, Rachel (Suhling) Asmus, Larry Forgey, Sharon (Wineland) VanDyne, Donna (Johnson) Lamme, John Garoutte, Evelyn (Dwyer) Pearson, Kenneth Connner,  Carolyne (Conner) Puskas, Susie (Wykoff) Edwards, Cathy (Grammer) Ottwell, Stan Kuck, Jim Howland, Bob Kelly, Denny Wombles.

    The Pleasant Hill class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Pikers in Louisiana. Thirty-four classmates and guests were in attendance  to have a meal, get reacquainted, share memories, catch up on each other’s lives and exchange information. A Memory Board was created by Charollette and Carl Hirst honoring the classmates lost through the years, totaling one-fourth of the class, namely; Gerald Anderson, Carolyn (Butler) Kirby,

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