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Kindergarten and First Grade students perform at the Clopton Elementary Christmas Concert.

Clopton schools host annual Christmas Concerts recently

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

Clopton Elementary School hosted its annual Elementary Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event, organized by Nicole Seers, elementary music teacher, attracted many visitors. The sixth – 12th grade Christmas Concert is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Old Gymnasium at Clopton. The event, open to all, will feature three choirs and three bands, according to Band Teacher Amber Smith. Among the selections being

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • LHS presents Beauty and the Beast

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    LHS Beauty and the Beast

    Members of the Louisiana High School’s cast of “Beauty and the Beast” were busy praciticing a fight scene last week in preparation for this weekend’s performances. About 25 students will present the play at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Tickets are available at the door and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Headed to Nashville: Country musicians with local ties to compete

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Rhett Roberson, left and Brendan Roberson, right, make up The Brothers Roberson and will soon be playing in Nashville at a national competition.

    The Brothers Roberson came in second in the Country Showdown competition in Nashville in 2012 and are hoping to land the $100,000 grand prize when they compete again in the showdown on Jan. 21. Brendan Roberson, 25, and Rhett Roberson, 28, both call Springfield home. But Brendan works weekdays at J&D Auto and Tire in Louisiana for Jim Gott Jr., who is engaged to his mother, Angie Korte, of Louisiana.

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  • YMCA center to host “Lights On” program

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Students enjoy a science experiment during last year’s Lights On celebration at Clopton.

    Each October afterschool programs across the nation organize “Lights On” celebrations to celebrate achievements of afterschool children and to raise awareness and support for keeping the lights on afterschool. Twin Pike Family YMCA’s  21st Century Community Learning Centers recently hosted celebrations at the Louisiana Elementary and Bowling Green Elementary schools. Upcoming celebrations are: BONCL R-X will hold a Fall Festival on Oct. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Activities will include a

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  • Louisiana Alumni & Friends holding events Saturday during Colorfest

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Country Soul
Local band Country Soul, shown above during a recent performance, will be on hand for alumni activities on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association will host several events during the Country Colorfest. Anyone who has attended school in Louisiana, taught, or is a friend of the district is invited to attend. On Saturday, Oct. 18, an open house is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. at Louisiana High School. This is also open to all persons who have attended Louisiana schools and friends. Attendees will be able to visit with

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  • Calumet United Fund ice cream social set

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The United Fund of Calumet will host its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Various flavors of home-made ice cream, including vanilla, blackberry, peach, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, Heath bar, and more will be served with cake and other desserts. These can all be enjoyed while listening to music performed by local artists. Each year during the event, United

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