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Samuel Timothy Parsons

Area Births

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

Neal and Brittany Parsons of Louisiana, would like to announce the birth of their son, Samuel “Sammy” Timothy Parsons. He was born on June 10, 2014 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. At birth he weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Dennis and Brenda Parsons of Clarksville and Tim and Debbie Geary of Eolia. He is the great grandson of

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  • Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

    An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions

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  • Clopton Homecoming Court

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Clopton Court
The 2014 Clopton High School Homecoming Court is as follows: from left, sophomores Ashtyn Lagemann and Stephen Talbert, seniors Sierra Smith and Michael Werkmeister, juniors Luke Adams and Ashley Ray, freshmen Matt Klopcic and Katelynn Hammett. The queen and king of the court will be named at halftime of the annual homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 10 versus VanFar.

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Travel

Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions

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  • MoDOT plans county road work

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

    • Hwy. 61 – Through Friday, Oct. 31. One- lane traffic for pavement undersealing on southbound lanes from Pike County Road 310 and Hwy. N near Bowling Green to Hwy. E south of Eolia. • Hwy. FF/D at Hwy. 61 – From Wednesday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 30. One-lane traffic will be controlled by flaggers with a 12-foot width restriction on the bridge while crews are present for expansion

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  • Louisiana students learn on trip to help Haitians

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Three Louisiana High School students and several others from the area recently got a life experience in a trip to help Haitians. Bailey Wallace, Chadwick Dowell and Dawson Miller made the trip with Louisiana High Interact Group and instructor Dr. John Piccone. They were accompanied by students from Bowling Green, Hannibal and Curryville. The students helped begin a new cement block school house for Haitian students in St. Marc, which

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Education

Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions

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  • Parent/Teacher conferences planned

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Louisiana R-II schools will be holding Parent/Teacher conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23. Louisiana Elementary and Middle School conferences will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. both days. Louisiana High School conferences will be held from 1-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. both days. School will dismiss at 12:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23 and will not be in session on Friday, Oct.

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  • Play teaches Louisiana elementary students about bullying, individuality

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Students at Louisiana Elementary School watch the performance of “Unsorted” to learn about individuality.

    Entertainment can be used to teach life lessons about bullying and individuality and that’s what happened at the Louisiana Elementary School last week. On Thursday, Oct. 2, students watched the play “Unsorted” by national playwright Wesley Middleton and performed by the Metro Theater Company of St. Louis. The play was brought to the school by the Raintree Arts Council of Pike and Lincoln counties. Five cast members in the one-act

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Religion

‘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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Health

Registrations due for YMCA events

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

Youth Flag Football Clinic (Ages 6-14) and Mighty Stars Flag Football (Ages 4-5) Registrations for both programs are due Oct. 15 and the starting date is Oct. 16.  Both programs will be held at the Louisiana High School practice football field.  The cost for these programs are $25 for YMCA members and $35 for non-members. Boys and girls will be taught the fundamentals of the game by volunteer coaches in

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  • Physician returns home to serve county patients

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Dr. Brooke Colbert (left), a Clopton High School graduate, has come back to the area to serve patients in her native home region.

    Another local physician has come home to provide specialized care for patients at Pike County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brooke (Gregory) Colbert began seeing patients on Sept. 2 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana. Colbert grew up in Pike County and graduated from Clopton High School. After high school, she went on to graduate Cum Laude with her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then completed both

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  • Water boil order in west Louisiana

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    A water boil order has been issued in Louisiana for the area west of 30th Street until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the city water department. Fifth Gear was doing work in the area and a drop in water pressure forced the boil order, a department spokesperson said.

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