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The Louisiana and Clopton FFA Chapters will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 21-28. This year’s theme is Go All Out! and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture. Designated as National FFA Week in 1947,
The history of black Americans and Lincoln School was celebrated in a special service and program at the Bethel AME Church in Louisiana on Sunday, Feb. 22. A good number of those in attendance went to Lincoln School during the segregation era. Lincoln School was opened in 1900 and wasn’t closed until Louisiana schools were fully integrated in 1961, according to Joanna Hammuck, whose mother went there. The school on
The six local “Hoop Shoot” winners who participated in district competition at Christian High School in O’Fallon on Jan. 10 are front row, from left, Shana Yates (Clopton), Kenny McCormick (Louisiana) and Tramaine Chatman (Louisiana); back row, from left, Lillian Dameron (Bowling Green), Laura Huckstep (Boncl) and Shawn Yates (Clopton). Winning first place in the 8-9 year old age group were Shana Yates making 13 out of 25 and Kenny
The burgeoning music career of the Brothers Roberson got a major boost recently when they won $100,000 and top honors at the national Country Showdown competition in Nashville, Tenn. Brendan, 25 and Rhett Roberson, 28, are the sons of Angie Korte-Traynor, of Louisiana. She is the fiance of Jim Gott Jr., of Louisiana. Brendan works at Gott’s J&D Auto and Tire in Louisiana during the week, but the brothers officially
Anna Elder can go just about anywhere she wants now and have fun doing it. Last week, the Louisiana fifth-grader took possession of a Rio Firefly Handcycle, a motorized attachment for her wheelchair that turns it into a three-wheeled motorcycle. “It’s fun, it goes everywhere,” she said. That includes the playground that she used to have to sit beside and other terrain that was out of the question. Elder is
Clopton High Rotary Exchange student Amanda Kriger loves everything about her new school, family and friends in eastern Pike County, with one notable exception. “It’s so cold,” she said last week on a 15 degree day. “I like the snow, but I don’t like the cold.” That’s to be expected from someone who lives in a country where the temperature often hovers around 100 degrees. Kriger, 16, hails from Francisco
Clarksville schools graduate William Luke has been named to the Village of Homewood Hall of Fame in suburban Chicago. He taught in the town’s school system for 39 years and was the head of the music department. He was also the choir director at the St. Paul Community Church in Homewood from 1957 to 1999. He is the brother of Francis Luke, of Clarksville.