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Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off annual drive for area agencies

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

The Buffalo Township United Fund (BTUF) kicked off its annual drive for 14 local area agencies last week with a goal of reaching $35,000. The BTUF gathered $28,000 last year, short of its goal, but still well-needed funds for the agencies that range from Girl Scouts to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and the Louisiana Area Historical Museum. The year got off to a good start when Charlie and Mary

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  • Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off campaign

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The Buffalo Township United Fund kicked off its 2014 campaign at a special breakfast held at the Seton Center on Thursday, April 10. Charlie and Mary Perkins of Trailerman Trailers immediately donated $5,000 to the fund that goes to all local organizations, like Head Start, Kids in Motion and the Pike County Council on Aging. No donated money leaves the area and administrative costs are less than one percent. The

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  • Honor came as surprise to her, but not to others

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Mary Perkins

    Mary Perkins was surprised when the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce named her Citizen of the Year. But it wasn’t surprising to many in the audience who know what she did to deserve it. When Perkins and husband Charlie Perkins moved here in 1995 and started Trailerman Trailers they made a pact. “We said we would give back to the community every year from a certain percentage of our profits,” Mary

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  • Local woman faces drug charge after allegedly posing as nurse; other drug arrests made

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm


    A Louisiana woman faces drug charges after allegedly impersonating a nurse on the phone to get prescription painkillers. Julie Noah, 36, was arrested Jan. 22 at Family Drug after picking up a prescription for the pain killer hydrocodone, according to a probable cause statement from Louisiana police. She is scheduled to be arraigned on charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain drugs and drug possession on Wednesday, April 9, according to

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  • Niedner is Louisiana’s new mayor

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Bart Niedner is the new mayor of Louisiana after beating Russell Stephens, David Minor, David Johner and Doug Dempsey in the Tuesday, April 8 election. In Louisiana’s Ward 1, Tim Carter defeated Neil Darnell. In Ward 2,Don Oakley came back to office, defeating Tom Hooper and Bruce McKenna. In Ward 4, Lori Helkey beat Jim Gott, Jr. and Amy Turner. In the Louisiana R-2 School Board race, Daryle Wallace, Melissa

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  • Despite rain, fire advisory still going

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Despite last week’s rains, the fire advisory for Pike County is still in effect, according to Emergency Management Director Al Murry. “We won’t lift it until things green up,” Murry said. The advisory is not a ban, because Pike County does not have that authority by current Missouri law, Murry said. A ban can only be issued when the federal government decides a state is at an extreme drought level,

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  • Mayoral candidates answer public

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    “How to get Louisiana back in shape,” could have been the subtitle to the political forum for five mayoral candidates on Wednesday, March 26 at the American Legion Hall. David Johner, Russell Stephens, Bart Niedner, Doug Dempsey and David Minor all took turns answering pointed questions from area media and the audience. Several of the questions dealt with the candidates plans for economic development and city priorities. Fixing streets, infrastructure

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  • Downtown Louisiana bank burglary thwarted

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Two male juveniles are in detention for allegedly trying to break into the downtown Bank of Louisiana on Thursday, March 27, according to the Louisiana Police Department. The juveniles were spotted by a bank employee at 5:10 p.m. The employee called police, who chased the juveniles on foot for a short distance before apprehending them, police said. For the full story, see the April 2 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Proposed power line won’t come through Pike County

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Clean Line energy has announced that its proposed Grain Belt Express power line will not pass through Pike County. Clean Line has selected a route north of here that will go through eight Missouri counties, Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe and Ralls. For the full story, see the April 2 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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