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Louisiana and Clopton FFA Chapters celebrate FFA Week

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

The Louisiana  and Clopton FFA Chapters will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 21-28. This year’s theme is Go All Out! and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture. Designated as National FFA Week in 1947,

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  • Science fair set

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Students in Pike County Schools are looking forward to the Pike County Science Fair to be held on Tuesday, March 10, at St. Clement School. St. Clement will be hosting the Pike County Science Fair in the Parish Center, located behind the school. Judging will start at 9 a.m. and awards will be announced at 6:30 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 to allow interested families and friends to see

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  • Truman State announces honors lists

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Truman State University has released the fall honor list. Students on the President’s List must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average. Students from this area on the the list are: Shelby Brown of Louisiana, English and Brent Hammett of Eolia, English,  Pre-Education/Elementary. Students on the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List must attain a semester 3.50-3.99 grade point average. Students from this area on the list are:

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  • 100 days of school celebrated

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Students enjoying a “100 Days of School” song.

    Clopton Elementary celebrated 100 days of school on Tuesday, Jan. 27 with a student “relay race” during Morning Gathering. Two teams of 10 students each raced to do 10 different activities in the fastest time. Kindergarteners had to clap 10 times; first graders had to turn around 10 times; second graders had to snap 10 times; third graders had to give (and receive) 10 random “high fives”; fourth graders had

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  • Clopton fourth grade students enjoy Eagle Days

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    class pix at Apple shed

    Fourth graders from Clopton Elementary were treated to a presentation by Cathy Spahn, naturalist with the World Bird Sanctuary, on Friday, Jan. 23 at the Apple Shed. She spoke about the different types of eagles and then showed the students an African eagle and an American Bald Eagle. Following her presentation, the students traveled to the Visitors’ Center in Clarksville where telescopes were trained on several eagles nesting in the

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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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