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This spring, Bank of Louisiana provided three classes of second graders in the Louisiana Elementary School with a program teaching practical financial skills, habits and values necessary to save and handle money responsibly. Thanks to an innovative curriculum supplement, “Saving with Mandy and Randy,” students are doing more than reading and coloring story pages. They are learning vocabulary words related to savings, identifying coins, counting coins, adding and subtracting cents
For the first time in years, Louisiana residents will not be able to swim outdoors this summer in the city pool at Veterans Park. The Louisiana City Council voted to not fund the old and decaying pool when it passed spending plans for the 2015-2016 at its May 11 meeting. The YMCA, which ran the outdoor pool in conjunction with the city for many years, will not step in to
Bank of Louisiana installed solar panels on the roof of the Main Bank building on Third Street almost a year ago as part of the renovation process for the historic building. The project consisted of ninety-one 270 watt solar panels installed in a design customized to optimize performance. The entire system is 24.57 kilowatts that has equated to planting 468 trees every year. “The decision to utilize solar energy was
A ruling by the Missouri Public Service Commission (MSPC) will increase Ameren Missouri electric bills about $5.45 per month, according to the MSPC. The ruling granted a decreased rate for Noranda Aluminum, Inc., of New Madrid. Noranda is Ameren’s largest customer because of the electricity used at its smelter. Ameren said the cut for Noranda will keep the firm in business and keep overall rates lower in the future. The
Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner is negotiating with the top candidate for the new economic development director’s position. Niedner was given the okay to negotiate with the candidate by the city council at a special, closed-door executive session on Monday, April 27. If terms are not reached, Niedner was given the approval to negotiate with the council’s second choice of the top three candidates. “I cannot release names or ranges at
Clarksville has seen increased water and sewer rates in recent years to pay for new infrastructure but the city’s board of aldermen voted Thursday, April 16 to slightly decrease water costs to consumers. Under a new ordinance formula, city water customers will pay for each gallon after 1,000 used now instead of paying for every 250 gallons after 1,000. It used to be that a reading of 1,001 gallons would
Domenico’s Pizza Italian Restaurant owner Rosalinda Leone cuts the ribbon during ceremonies opening the new establishment at 123 South Third St. in Louisiana on Monday, April 13. With Leone is her family at left, with multiple members of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce behind her and at right.