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New bus, security high on Louisiana school board’s budget wish list

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:29 am

A new bus, security vestibules, parking lot repairs and heating-cooling units will get serious attention and maybe funding for the 2015-16 Louisiana R-II School District’s budget. Board members and Superintendent Dr. Richard Basden started compiling the budget “wish list” at the Tuesday, Jan. 20 meeting. The list will be refined monthly as the July budget deadline nears, he added. The budget will be about $7 million in operating funds and

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  • Weight lifting classes catching on at LHS

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Louisiana High School junior Jose DelaRosa lifts weights after school as part of football coach Greg Purdum’s weight lifting program for students.

    When Greg Purdum arrived to take over the Louisiana High School football program in 2013, he brought more to the school’s athletics department than most probably realized. Purdum has been a football coach for 37 seasons, but he has also been a strength coach for the past 35 years, teaching students and players how to properly lift weights. There are now  four personal fitness classes at the high school where

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  • UCM announces recent dean’s lists

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    The University of Central Missouri recently announced its  Dean’s Lists. Each semester, the Dean’s List is divided into two parts. The first list includes the names of students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and the second list includes the names of students who attained a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99. The following Pike County students earned a spot on the 4.0 Dean’s List at

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  • Scholarship program promotes agriculture careers

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture. High school seniors and college students in Missouri and other eligible states can apply for this opportunity. Students have until Feb. 1 to complete the application online at FFA.org/scholarships. The scholarships are

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  • LHS ag department growth leads to improvements

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Louisiana High School agriculture instructor Bill Capps shows a Plasmacam that cuts metal in decorative patterns with the aid of a computer.

    Curriculum growth is bringing improvements to the agriculture department at Louisiana High School. Agriculture instructor and FFA Advisor Bill Capps showed the Louisiana R-II School District board some of the improvements in a recent tour. In the back shop, two  large overhead doors have been replaced along with the heating units, Capps said. He also demonstrated a Plasmacam cutting tool to the board. The tool cuts a pattern drawn on

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  • FFA donation

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    FFA donation

    Louisiana High FFA members recently donated checks for $250 apiece to the food pantries of Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach and the churches of Louisiana. Ron Wahlgren, far left, accepted the check for the churches pantry from Samantha Henderson. Patty Bolton, far right, accepted the Heart-to-Heart check from Ally Cross. The FFA also donated canned goods to the food pantries.

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  • FFA holds annual Barnwarming dance

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    By Collin  Stark The Louisiana FFA held a Barnwarming dance on Nov. 21. The goal for the event was to raise money for the Heart to Heart Center and the local community food pantry. The students had a great time singing, dancing and enjoying each other’s company. To be named barnwarming king or queen, one had to raise the most money. The king candidates were Austin Dove and Tyler Burleson.

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