Singing to open the program were: from left, Craig McPike, Chris Redd, Tom Burse, Delores Burse and Charlie Shelton.

Black history honored at Bethel AME Church

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:14 pm

The history of black Americans and Lincoln School was celebrated in a special service and program at the Bethel AME Church in Louisiana on Sunday, Feb. 22. A good number of those in attendance went to  Lincoln School during the segregation era. Lincoln School was opened in 1900 and wasn’t closed until Louisiana schools were fully integrated in 1961, according to Joanna Hammuck, whose mother went there. The school on

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  • Local hoop shoot winners

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Hoop Shoot

    The six local “Hoop Shoot” winners who participated in district competition at Christian High School in O’Fallon on Jan. 10 are front row, from left, Shana Yates (Clopton), Kenny McCormick (Louisiana) and Tramaine Chatman (Louisiana); back row, from left, Lillian Dameron (Bowling Green), Laura Huckstep (Boncl) and Shawn Yates (Clopton). Winning first place in the 8-9 year old age group were Shana Yates making 13 out of 25 and Kenny

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  • Brothers Roberson win country music honors in Nashville

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Rhett Roberson, left, and Brendan Roberson won the Country Showdown in Nashville with their original tunes.

    The burgeoning music career of the Brothers Roberson got a major boost recently when they won $100,000 and top honors at the national Country Showdown competition in Nashville, Tenn. Brendan, 25 and Rhett Roberson, 28, are the sons of Angie Korte-Traynor, of Louisiana. She is the fiance of Jim Gott Jr., of Louisiana. Brendan works at Gott’s J&D Auto and Tire in Louisiana during the week, but the brothers officially

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Pike DAR meets at state headquarters

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Roslyn Heights in Boonville is headquarters for the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. A week-long Christmas open house is held there each year offering lunch and tours of the beautifully decorated Victorian house for the public. Pike County Chapter held the chapter meeting there on Dec. 10.  Children of a local church preschool sang Christmas songs as the entertainment that day. Attending were Regent Louise Sitton, Vice

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  • Louisiana keeps license office with new leader

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Angela Butler

    Louisiana will retain its state vehicle license office in city hall now that Angela Butler has been hired as the new office manager. Last month city officials were worried the office which handles motor vehicle transactions could close. That was because the city was having trouble finding a qualified candidate for the manager’s job who was willing to accept the $10.50 per hour salary after Katherine Schilling resigned in October.

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  • FTA tours Culver Stockton College

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Rachel Williams, Cecilia Maruiz, Molly Ross, Taylor Cunningham, Katelynn Hoskins, Leah Waddell and Lloyd Cunningham enjoy their guided tour of Culver Stockton College.

    By Josh Runyon On Oct. 29, the Future Teachers of America, FTA, took a trip to Culver Stockton College. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors toured the college. They learned all about the simulated classrooms where students learn teaching skills to use in their careers. Then, they toured the rest of the college and enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria. When asked if she would ever consider going to Culver Stockton College

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Science fair set

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

Students in Pike County Schools are looking forward to the Pike County Science Fair to be held on Tuesday, March 10, at St. Clement School. St. Clement will be hosting the Pike County Science Fair in the Parish Center, located behind the school. Judging will start at 9 a.m. and awards will be announced at 6:30 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 to allow interested families and friends to see

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  • Truman State announces honors lists

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Truman State University has released the fall honor list. Students on the President’s List must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average. Students from this area on the the list are: Shelby Brown of Louisiana, English and Brent Hammett of Eolia, English,  Pre-Education/Elementary. Students on the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List must attain a semester 3.50-3.99 grade point average. Students from this area on the list are:

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  • 100 days of school celebrated

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Students enjoying a “100 Days of School” song.

    Clopton Elementary celebrated 100 days of school on Tuesday, Jan. 27 with a student “relay race” during Morning Gathering. Two teams of 10 students each raced to do 10 different activities in the fastest time. Kindergarteners had to clap 10 times; first graders had to turn around 10 times; second graders had to snap 10 times; third graders had to give (and receive) 10 random “high fives”; fourth graders had

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World Day of Prayer to be observed March 6

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:37 am

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6. Locally, the service will be held on Friday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church , 121 N. 8th St. in Louisiana. This year, the women of the World Day of Prayer (WDP) Committee of The Bahamas worship service speaks of radical love which comes from humility,

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  • Youth group to hold kick-off celebration

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    First Baptist Church in Louisiana will hold a kick-off celebration for its Open Community Youth Group for all students in grades six through 12 on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 6-7 p.m.  The celebration will be held at First Baptist Church at 608 S. Carolina St. in Louisiana. Meetings, which will continue weekly on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at the church, are open to all students in grades six through

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  • Ministerial alliance to hold service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:59 am

    A service to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25 at Bethel AME Church at 6th and Tennessee Streets in Louisiana. The program begins in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served in the lower level immediately following the service.  Special music will be offered by members of the First Baptist Church choir. The program, which is sponsored

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Pike County Health Department to offer health fair on Thursday, Feb. 26

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Each year February is designated as “American Heart Month” and the Pike County Health Department is offering life-saving heart disease facts and screenings to the public. The Health Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Health Department office located in Bowling Green. Services offered include: total cholesterol including HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose (9-12 hours fasting is required for

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  • Safe donation

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    elks fire dept

    Louisiana Elks Lodge 791 contributed $1,000 for a new thermal imaging camera for the Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department and presented it at the Monday, Feb. 2 city council meeting. From left are: Louisiana Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Porter Elliott, Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Lesley, Captain Philip Quattrocchi, Captain Mike Chidster, and Elks Lodge Leading Knight Robert Brown. The department has raised $4,220 of $12,000 needed, according to Lesley.

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  • Sneakers and Snowflakes

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:33 am

    sneakers and snowflakes

    There wasn’t much snow on the ground but plenty of tennis shoes at the annual Sneakers and Snowflakes run put on by the Twin Pike Family YMCA at the Louisiana riverfront on Saturday, Jan. 24. About 70 runners participated, the highest amount ever for the event, according to YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison.

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