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Clopton High School Class of 2015 Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the speakers at graduation ceremonies at the high school on Sunday, May 17. For more graduation photos, see page 15.

Clopton graduates 29

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

The Clopton High Class of 2015 was smaller than recent years at 29 students, but that didn’t stop the students from enjoying their high school graduation on Sunday, May 17 at the high school. Superintendent Mark Harvey welcomed the crowd and introduced the Pike County (Clopton) R-III School District board. Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the senior speakers and Werkmeister punctuated his speech with a dance, a

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    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Mackenzie Hager gets pointed to her next station by Ashley Jenkins at the Rotary Club’s Reality Day on Thursday, May 14.

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    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:14 am


    A grand opening of the new Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia was held Friday, May 8 in ceremonies in front of the new facility. Missouri Rep. Jim Hansen, center, cut the ribbon while R-III School District Superintendent Mark Harvey displayed a special certificate and PLTC Director Martin Hanley watched. Well-wishers were treated to tours of the new building and the remodeled diesel and auto technical buildings next door. About 150

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  • Area students take annual Sophomore Pilgrimage

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    From left, Zane Porter, Representative Jim Hansen, Molly Ross and Bailey Beauchamp.

    On April 14, students from around the state gathered in Jefferson City for the 81st annual Sophomore Pilgrimage. This program, which is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri, recognizes high school sophomores who exemplify high standards of honor, courage, citizenship, scholarship, leadership and service. Three outstanding students represented area schools.  They were: Zane Porter from Bowling Green High School, sponsored by GFWC Heir Study Club; Bailey

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  • LHS alternative program earns eye of educators

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Meriwether School Director Christina Parrish, left, and student Samantha Hager discuss a lesson. Hager will attend Culver-Stockton College next year.

    Teacher-Director Christina Parrish wants to shatter the stigma of the Meriwether Alternative School for high school students in the Louisiana R-II School District. “This is not a bad kids school or the easy way out,” Parrish said last week. “It’s an alternative way to learn. It’s just a different way of receiving an education.” “Most kids don’t come here because of discipline,” said Chris Booth, Director of Credit Recovery at

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  • Pike-Lincoln tech center students win medals

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Pike Lincoln Tech students who won medals at the competition are: from left, back row, Gena Bartles, Jeff Love and Jordan House. Middle row, David Surls and Timothy Johnson. Front row, Samantha Purvines, Max Puleo, James York, Elijah Lanning and Steven Lovell.

    Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) students recently competed at the SkillsUSA and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state contests. Jeff Love from Louisiana High School won a first place medal  in the diesel hands on category at the SkillsUSA contest held at the State Technical College in Linn. (See accompanying story). SkillsUSA is a national association linking students to industry through competitions. More than 30 students represented Pike-Lincoln at the

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  • Love wins state diesel contest award

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Jeff Love runs a diagnostic test on a diesel truck at the Pike-Lincoln Tech Center, where is a student.

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