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More than 400 meals were served on Thursday, Nov. 28 during the 19th annual Community of Faith Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Louisiana. “It’s a big project,” said dinner coordinator Greg Dolbeare. “We started planning the last Tuesday of October. There’s about 15 area churches involved.” Donations of more than $1,000 from the churches and individuals paid for the dinner at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Louisiana. “There was a
A lot of people paddle the Mississippi River for charity and adventure, but few do it with icicles hanging off their canoe. Kevin Brady, 30, of Gloucester, England, is doing just that this winter, in an effort to raise money for the children’s ward at his hometown’s hospital through the Pied Piper Appeal charity. The money will go for services and equipment at the hospital. Brady started Sept. 15 at
The roof of Louisiana’s historic Masonic Temple has been replaced, along with cleaning and capping the five flues in the building. Worthy Matron Kathy Waite, secretary of the Masonic Temple Board, reported on the work completed at the Nov. 11 meeting of Nightingale Chapter No. 117. Other work included replacing the old stone wall to the rear entrance with a new concrete retaining wall and new steps to the sidewalk
The stereotype of motorcycle clubs all being outlaw Hell’s Angels types is long gone. These days, motorcycle clubs include people of good reputation in all walks of life who simply like to give back to their communities and feel the wind in their face as they hit the open road. That is particularly true of The Twin Pike Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, headquartered in Louisiana. The chapter is one
A series of proclamations and resolutions over the last year has helped showcase the service to America of John Brooks Henderson. It all started in the former Missouri U.S. Senator’s hometown of Louisiana, where Mayor Tom Wallace signed a proclamation declaring 2013 as the Year of John Brooks Henderson. The proclamation states that the city “recognizes the importance of one of its own in changing the course of national history”
Joyce Lewis, FGCM state president, and Maisie Keeser, former FGCM state president of the Clarksville Garden Club, joined federated garden club members throughout the St. Louis metro area as well as members from seven states at the 81st Central Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Convention held in northern Indiana on Oct. 16-18. A presentation was made by Sonja Miller on “Quilt Gardens of Elkhart County, Ind.” Also, interactive seminars
Do you have a passion for fishing? Are you willing to pass that passion on to someone new? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is looking for volunteer instructors for its new angler recruitment program, an effort to get more people fishing. These local volunteer instructors will teach anglers of all ages how to fish for a variety of fish species and how to use different types of fishing equipment.