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Louisiana Rotary presents peace scholars

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

The Louisiana Rotary Club, under the leadership of President Bart Niedner, hosted two World Peace Scholars this week as they presented programs on bullying prevention and peace building to local student leaders in Louisiana. These internationally-trained peace-builders provided inspiring, world-class training in peace-building to the students.  The opportunity for local youth to meet and work with these impressive individuals who have dedicated their lives to world peace was unparalleled. In

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  • Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off campaign

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The Buffalo Township United Fund kicked off its 2014 campaign at a special breakfast held at the Seton Center on Thursday, April 10. Charlie and Mary Perkins of Trailerman Trailers immediately donated $5,000 to the fund that goes to all local organizations, like Head Start, Kids in Motion and the Pike County Council on Aging. No donated money leaves the area and administrative costs are less than one percent. The

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  • Honor came as surprise to her, but not to others

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Mary Perkins

    Mary Perkins was surprised when the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce named her Citizen of the Year. But it wasn’t surprising to many in the audience who know what she did to deserve it. When Perkins and husband Charlie Perkins moved here in 1995 and started Trailerman Trailers they made a pact. “We said we would give back to the community every year from a certain percentage of our profits,” Mary

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  • Louisiana poetry student Haddock takes honors

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Mason Haddock

    Mason Haddock’s yen for poetry started at Louisiana Elementary School. He was moved by Shel Silverstein’s “Falling Up” anthology of poems and his book “Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings.” But Haddock didn’t master his ability to read poetry until he was in Michael Humphrey’s speech class at Louisiana High School. Humphrey has students read poems to each other “as a warm-up exercise before they get up and make

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  • French exchange student enjoying mellower lifestyle in Louisiana

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm


    Life at Louisiana High School is slower for Rotary Club exchange student Gaywen Muliloto-Tokava than it was in his native Lyon, France, but he’s hardly complaining. Muliloto-Tokava has been here since last July and has now assimilated into the rural culture of Pike County after moving from France’s second- largest city. “It was hard at the beginning but now I really like it,” he said. “I just went to Chicago

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  • Louisiana Garden Club holds first meeting of year

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:53 am


    The first Louisiana Garden Club meeting of the year was held March 10 at First Christian Church. Members of the Clarksville Garden Club also attended. Karen Armstrong, an educational consultant from the Kirksville Department of Conservation, presented an informative program on owls. Of the nearly 9,000 kinds of birds in the world, ,only about 150 are owls. Owls are among the few birds depicted on cave walls by prehistoric man.

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  • Pike County democratic club “springs” into action

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Circuit Clerk Jerri Harrelson, left, introduced the evening’s speaker, County Clerk Melissa Kempke, right, to the Pike County Democratic Club.

    The Pike County Democratic Club welcomed in the spring season at its monthly meeting held on March 20th at the Pike County Health Department conference room. Upcoming district and state meetings were announced. Melissa Kempke, Pike County clerk, presented a program on elections. Topics covered were the upcoming elections, statewide candidates and voter registration. Those present were reminded that July 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the

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