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Nancy Cordes, left, receives a gift certificate from Amber Shafer, president of the Bank of Louisiana.

Bank honors Cordes

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Nancy M. Cordes was presented with a gift certificate awarding her a 10 day trip/cruise of her choice in honor of 30 years of continuous loyal service with Bank of Louisiana. Cordes was hired as a bank teller in January 1985. As a teller, she carries out various transactions for the customers such as accepting deposits, disbursing cash withdrawals, verifying and cashing checks, cross-selling additional bank services, and receiving and

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  • Provenance Project brings commerce

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:04 am

    The old ASL Pewter business is gone but it will soon be replaced by an Italian restaurant in downtown Louisiana.

    When the Louisiana City Council and mayor’s office were sifting through economic development ideas last year, they dusted off an old one that is already reaping benefits. The Provenance Project first used to attract artisans to Pike County more than 20 years ago was resurrected by the Louisiana Economic Development Committee last August. The idea was to attract artisans again and businesses to empty storefronts through a new project called

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  • Jenkins earns promotion

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:56 pm


    Ashley Jenkins has filled the position of Broker-Associate with Penrod Real Estate, LLC, after recently completing a broker licensure exam. Jenkins has been a full-time salesperson with the Louisiana-based real estate firm since 2012. As a lifetime resident of Pike County, she is also knowledgeable about the area. Jenkins is a Director of the East Central Board of Realtors, a member of the National Association of Realtors and Missouri Association

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  • Ten years of service

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:50 am


    Trailerman Trailers employee David Richards (left) was recently recognized for 10 years of service to the company. To celebrate the accomplishment, Richards was awarded a Trailerman 10-year anniversary jacket from Plant Manager Todd Peck (center) and a check from $750 from Shop Foreman Shane Calhoun (right). According to Trailerman Trailers officials, “Richards has been a superb employee and has shown exceptional devotion to his craft.”

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  • Donut shop reopens near river in Louisiana

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Nathan Ross cuts potatoes for breakfasts at Marge’s Donuts and Diner in downtown Louisiana.

    The donut shop in downtown Louisiana that has been closed since its former owner got in legal problems has reopened. The shop and restaurant at the corner of Georgia and Main streets which offers a view of the Mississippi  River is now known as Marge’s Donuts and Diner. It is named after Marge Himmelsbach. Her husband, Al Himmelsbach Jr., is now running the place. Himmelsbach invested money in the donut

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  • Louisiana Youth Council analyzes city’s needs

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    The newly established Louisiana Youth Council unveiled what members think are the city’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats at the Monday, Jan. 12 city council meeting. Youth council board member Brian Thompson said the group came up with its list after conducting an analysis of the city. “It’s what we feel is important to us,” Thompson said. “Youth involvement is critical.” The youth council was set up by the city

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  • Economic specialist urges local exporting

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Charles Holland

    When it comes to economic development, small community businesses in Missouri should export their wares and services. That was the message from Business Development Specialist Charles Holland of the University of Missouri Extension Service at the Monday, Jan. 5 Louisiana Chamber of Commerce meeting. Exporting does not always mean packaging an idea or service and sending it overseas, Holland said. It often means selling it to someone in the next

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