Lifestyles

Emily Love

LHS artist Love captures national award

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

Louisiana High School senior Emily Love got a surprising phone call two weeks ago. It was from the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Virginia, informing her she was an award winner in it’s annual Youth Wildlife Artist Contest. Love learned she had come in second in the high school division from entries across the country and won $500. “I didn’t know it was them when they called me,” Love

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  • Buchanan celebrates 90th birthday recently

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Nan Buchanan, of Frankford, celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday, Nov. 23. Those helping her celebrate were Sandi Buchanan, Sam Davis, Jennifer Kennedy, Curtis Niffen, Haley Kirk and Cadence, Johnathan Kirk, Scott and Debbie Buchanan, Brandon Buchanan, Danielle Buchanan, Hayden and Holden, David and Melinda Buchanan, Cole Buchanan, Cory Buchanan, Chance Buchanan, Malinka Berlin, Michelle Maddox, Tori and Devin, Ashley Maddox, Lashelle Buchanan, Holly Lares, Shane Kennedy, Mike Buchanan, Nancy McCurdy

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  • Five generations

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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    Five generations of the Clark family gathered recently. Pictured are, great-great-grandmother, Rose Clark, seated holding Christopher Shaine Granger. Back row, from left are great-grandmother Bonnie Owens, grandfather, Gary Cox, Jr. and mother Ashley Cox.

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Travel

Angela Butler

Louisiana keeps license office with new leader

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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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  • 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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Education

FFA holds annual Barnwarming dance

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

By Collin  Stark The Louisiana FFA held a Barnwarming dance on Nov. 21. The goal for the event was to raise money for the Heart to Heart Center and the local community food pantry. The students had a great time singing, dancing and enjoying each other’s company. To be named barnwarming king or queen, one had to raise the most money. The king candidates were Austin Dove and Tyler Burleson.

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  • Scholarship Fund receives donations

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Memorial gifts, honor gifts and donations received from June 1-Oct. 1 for the Clopton Alumni Association Scholarship Fund as follows: In memory of Rosalyn M. Madden given by Otis G. Madden. In memory of Allen and Florence Sudholt given by Karen Sudholt Hudson. In memory of Catherine York Grote given by David and Janice Robinson; Richard Jr., and Rose Mary York; Ben and Hettie Hall and Bob and Annette Conrad.

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  • Cuivre River Electric Community Trust awards scholarships to local students

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Forty-two students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties received a total of $21,000 in scholarship awards from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust. Pike County students receiving scholarships are Kyriana Foster and Kaitlyn Huber. Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in

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Religion

Area churches to hold Christmas Eve services

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

Several area churches will host Christmas Eve services next week. Centenary United Methodist Church will present a Christmas Cantata on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Clarksville Christian church will hold its Christmas Eve Service Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Clarksville Christian Church, 502 S. 2nd St. in Clarksville. Buffalo Presbyterian Church on Pike 252 in rural Louisiana will hold its Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, Dec.

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  • Annual Church Walk to be held Dec. 14

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will sponsor its 21st annual Mid-Town Church Walk on Sunday, Dec. 14. A 15-minute holiday program will be held at each church, beginning at 3 p.m. at historic Bethel  AME Church at 6th and Tennessee Streets. The Walk will then progress to the First Christian Church,  First Baptist Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, Calvary Episcopal Church, and will conclude at the First Presbyterian Church at

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  • Youth group to sponsor Christmas wishes drive

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    The First Baptist Church Youth Group is sponsoring a collection drive for families in need. They will be out front of the church at 7th and South Carolina Streets on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. until noon collecting items. All donations will be taken to the Louisiana Press-Journal to fill the Christmas requests listed in the Spirit of Christmas article in the paper. Donations of toys, hats, gloves or

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Health

The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice group hosted its annual volunteer Christmas party recently at Saints Avenue Cafe.

Hospice volunteers with PC Health Department enjoy Christmas gathering

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice held its annual hospice volunteer Christmas party and dinner at Saints Avenue Café recently. Approximately 35 volunteers and guests were in attendance. Volunteer Chip Traynor gave the blessing prior to the meal. While Volunteer Coordinator Donna Ellison and Administrator Christopher Deeken gave thanks and presented gifts. The Hospice Volunteers of the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice provide many

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  • PCHD signs WIC contract for 2015

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The Pike County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2015 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Pike County Health Department will be able to serve 525 persons eligible for WIC every month. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program providing services to

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  • PCMH foundation does well at ‘wonderful’ fundraiser

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Silent auction participants view items at the PCMH Foundation dinner.

    More than $50,000 was raised by the Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) Foundation at its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bowling Green. “It was a wonderful evening,” said PCMH Administrator Lorraine Harness. “It took a lot of hours of people donating their time and it turned out well,” she said. About 240 guests dined in a decorated atmosphere and bid

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