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Elks to hold annual chicken barbecue

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

Members of the Louisiana Elks Lodge 791 are preparing for the George Keith Annual Chicken BBQ starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 at the Elks Lodge, 120 N. 5th St. The meal will consist of BBQ chicken, slaw and baked beans. Tickets are being distributed to the membership but will also be available at the door. Serving will continue until everything is sold. The committee has also decided

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  • Clopton graduates 29

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    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.

    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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  • Volunteers oriented

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:01 am


    The Louisiana Area Historical Museum held an orientation for its 2015 season volunteers on Monday, May 18 at the museum. They are: from left, front row, board President Martha Sue Smith, Grace Jane Catlett, Ina Mae King, Dodie Poor, board member Dorothy Webb, Kathy Cash and Mary Littrell. Back row, board member the Rev. Randall Cone, Mary Ann Lovell, Ronnie Lawrence, Dora Lucas, board member Ann Narramore, Paul Schnitzer, Phyllis

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  • Daffron to hold fun run/walk event

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Daffron’s Relay for Life team is preparing for its third Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk event. This year’s event will be held at  Pike County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 13.  The event will begin at 8 a.m.  Race day registration will open at 7:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the Fairgrounds main gate, next to the back horse corral. This will be a mixed surface run so runners

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  • Louisiana to host first annual Waterfowl Weekend

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Louisiana will host its First Annual Waterfowl Weekend, featuring sanctioned duck and goose calling on May 15-17 at the riverfront as a fund-raiser for the Riverfront Development project, a renovation of the entire riverfront area. Sponsors of the event include the Louisiana Riverfront Development Commission and Foiles Migrators, Inc (FMI). Jeff Foiles of FMI and organizer of the Two Rivers Regional Duck and Goose Calling and the Illinois State Duck

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  • Quilt display to be featured at Begian waffle breakfast

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 11:25 am

    In the fall of 2012, W. T. Johnson, of Palmyra, presented a program at the Louisiana Area Historical Museum’s annual banquet. Johnson showed a sampler quilt of patterns designed to assist travelers on the Underground Railroad. Inspired by his story, Helen Crew decided to offer a class to anyone interested in learning to make a similar “Underground Railroad” quilt. The group of quilters, who dubbed themselves “The Christian Piece-makers,” has

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  • Tech center grand opening set

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    The grand opening of the newly rebuilt Pike-Lincoln Technical Center will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the facility in Eolia on Friday, May 8. The facility will be open for tours and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Free hot dogs, chips and soda will be available on a first come/first served basis. The old center was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin in

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