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Louisiana churches Thanksgiving dinner suspended

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The churches of Louisiana will not hold the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for area residents this year at the Centenary United Methodist Church, according to Methodist church council member Sara Drummond. No group came forward to assemble, cook and serve the dinner which fed 300 people in 2013, Drummond said. There are hopes the dinner can be put on again next year, she added. For the full story, see the

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  • River of Life ministries expanding thrift store

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    River of Life Church Pastor Mark Sheppard takes a break while getting the church’s new thrift shop ready in the Raintree Mall.

    Flush with donations, the River of Life Church Community Bargain Shop in Louisiana is expanding into two more locations. The shop was expected to open a facility at the western end of the Raintree Mall last week and plans to occupy the old ALPS grocery store across Georgia Street some time next spring, according to Pastor Mark Sheppard. “We just needed more room,” Sheppard said. “We had to have it.

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  • First Christian Church to host “Revive Our Land”

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    On Saturday, Nov. 1, the First Christian Church of Louisiana will open its sanctuary for people to gather together to “Revive Our Land” through an evening of music, prayer, and proclamations for revival. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 517 South Carolina Street. In addition to honoring Pike County veterans, elected officials and candidates in this pre-election event, the church hopes to have a

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  • ‘Both Hands’ mission to repair home, raise funds for adoption of child

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    In conjunction with the “Both Hands, One for the Orphan, One for the Widow” mission, on Saturday, Oct. 18, Chris and Leslie Fuller (Ray) and their family and friends will be working on the home of Maymie Wheeler, who lives in Clarksville, and raising funds for an upcoming adoption of a Chinese youth. Wheeler has been a widow for 41 years and has lived in the same house since the

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  • Local church welcomes new pastor

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Bill and Brenda Maupin

    Dr. and Mrs. Bill Maupin are the new pastor and first lady of the First Baptist congregation in Louisiana. Bill was born in Louisiana and grew up on a farm south of Eolia. His wife, Brenda, is from Laddonia and they met while attending Hannibal LaGrange University. Bill and Brenda have three children and 18 grandchildren who also reside in Northeast Missouri. The pastor and his wife are returning to

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  • Joy to the glass: church windows restored

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The Rev. Don Kelley in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Louisiana with the restored stained glass windows.

    Some people don’t like to clean windows but for some it’s a business with bright overtones. Jacksonville Art Glass of Jacksonville, Ill., has just reinstalled the stained glass at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana after rebuilding and cleaning the windows over most of this year. The effect is breathtaking and the refurbished windows were introduced to the public at a special unveiling on Sunday, Sept. 28. “The glass is

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  • Dedication ceremony scheduled

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

    First Baptist Church has completed the restoration of the stained glass windows in the sanctuary. Twenty-seven windows were removed from the building, completely disassembled, cleaned and put back together. The result is brand new windows that were first put in over 150 years ago. There will be a dedication during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Sept. 28. An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. that same

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