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Kindergarten and First Grade students perform at the Clopton Elementary Christmas Concert.

Clopton schools host annual Christmas Concerts recently

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

Clopton Elementary School hosted its annual Elementary Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event, organized by Nicole Seers, elementary music teacher, attracted many visitors. The sixth – 12th grade Christmas Concert is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Old Gymnasium at Clopton. The event, open to all, will feature three choirs and three bands, according to Band Teacher Amber Smith. Among the selections being

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • LHS presents Beauty and the Beast

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    LHS Beauty and the Beast

    Members of the Louisiana High School’s cast of “Beauty and the Beast” were busy praciticing a fight scene last week in preparation for this weekend’s performances. About 25 students will present the play at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Tickets are available at the door and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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Santa Land

Clarksville’s Santa Land a yuletide wonder again

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

Clarksville’s Santa Land inside three rooms of city hall is once again startling locals and tourists with its huge display of Christmas trees, ornaments, lights and figures. It will remain open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 3, according to Mayor Jo Anne Smiley, who provides most of the display material from a large collection. In addition, Santa is there from 10 a.m. to 4

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  • Church to hold “Blue Christmas” service

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    The community is invited to a special quiet meditative worship service on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 704 Georgia St. The worship is offered especially for people who are finding Christmas bittersweet this year. Christmas often brings remembrances of persons and events that have been a part of lives in the past, but that are now changed or gone. This is the time of year

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  • VFW groups make Christmas plans

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post  4610 and Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls Unit  are making plans for its Christmas carry-in dinner to be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Those attending need to bring a covered dish. Any Junior Girl who will be participating in the gift exchange, needs to bring a $3 gift. The Post, Auxiliary and Junior Girls Unit will hold its regular meeting on Sunday

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