Lifestyles

Classmates attending Saturday evening were front row, from left: Shirley (Welch) Howland, Shirley (Mitchell) Simpson, Donna (Setzer) Sperry, Joyce Rudd, Carole (Teague) Aylward, Donna (Duvall) Williamson and Melaney (Magruder) Mathis. Middle row from left: Larry Wright, Jerry Manor, Rex Bradley, Tom White, Jim Grimes, Jerry Woodward, Dennie Wafts, Dan Brown, Bob O’Shea and Maurice Williamson. Back row from left: John Davidson, Jim Cooper, Richard York, Jim Steele and Jim Teague. Also in attendance at one or both events but not pictured were: Ron Brown and Tom Steele.

CHS class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

The Clopton High School class of 1964 met for its 50th class reunion on Applefest weekend in Clarksville. The celebration began Friday evening at Eagle Bluff Country Club with dinner and an evening of sharing memories, reacquainting and catching up on each other’s lives. Twenty-two classmates and guests attended. The graduating class of 1964 had 43 members with four deceased. Seven convertibles and classic cars owned by class members, with

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  • Area Births

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Samuel Timothy Parsons

    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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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

Financial auditors give Louisiana School District glowing report

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

The Louisiana R-II School District received a glowing report from its financial auditor at the Monday, Oct. 20 board meeting. “Your fund balances are pretty exceptional compared with all the other districts in the state,” said Paul Richards of the Wade Staples auditing firm. “You’re really in pretty good shape.” Richards said the Louisiana district’s internal financial  controls are excellent and “better than all the other districts we serve.” Those

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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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  • 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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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

Local hospital has plan for Ebola, if needed

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:46 am

In order to address the recent concerns about Ebola, Pike County Memorial Hospital is assuring  that they are prepared should the disease surface in our community. Preparations by the Hospital include a review of Hospital protocols to insure they follow all CDC recommendations for an infectious disease.  Refresher sessions on the use of personal protective equipment have been conducted as well as assessing and increasing the inventory of PPE. As

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  • 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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