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Singing to open the program were: from left, Craig McPike, Chris Redd, Tom Burse, Delores Burse and Charlie Shelton.

Black history honored at Bethel AME Church

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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

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  • Local hoop shoot winners

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Hoop Shoot

    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

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  • Brothers Roberson win country music honors in Nashville

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Rhett Roberson, left, and Brendan Roberson won the Country Showdown in Nashville with their original tunes.

    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

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  • Anna Elder gets freedom with chair attachment

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Anna Elder is quickly learning how to operate the handcycle that has given her freedom of movement she didn’t have before at Louisiana Elementary School.

    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

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  • Clopton exchange student’s dream comes true with time in America

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Amanda Kriger

    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

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  • Hall of famer

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

    William Luke

    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.

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  • Ince family continues Christmas tradition

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    The children of the late Ralph and Darlene Ince continued their parents’ tradition of holding their Christmas family get-together in the First Christian Church fellowship hall the Saturday following Christmas.  There were  57 in attendance from 11 communities in four states. Those from Missouri who attended were Paul Ince and William, Jada and Meghan O’Donnell from St. Charles; Nathan, Lisa, Joel and Gracie O’Donnell of St. Robert; Michael, Dawn, Ben,

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