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Sometimes I think that people who don’t care for sports really don’t understand what it does for a person. Major league sports salaries, taxpayer-financed stadiums and high-ticket prices are easy to criticize and should be, but that misses the big picture. I particularly think about the many kids I see involved in high school sports here who are not gifted athletes, not stars and whose names rarely get in the
On Wednesday, May 15, a community celebration of faith and accomplishment for graduates of Louisiana High School will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, 7th & South Carolina Streets at 7 p.m. This annual Baccalaureate is sponsored by the Louisiana Ministerial Alliance, with ministers and representatives from eight local churches participating in the service. A reception will follow. For more information, please call the church office at 573-754-4412.
The Louisiana High School Interact Club held a banquet Tuesday night to celebrate this year’s accomplishments and look forward to future success in next year’s program. Student leaders Kelsey Henderson, Stephanie Crawford, Meghan Pursley, Jennifer Radcliff and Shelby Renner provided an overview of the Interact Club’s undertakings throughout the past school year. The dinner was followed by a whole hog raffle drawing and a silent auction. Special thanks goes out
Time to clear out the notebook with a few reflections on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ••• I would imagine Dylan Smith will remember the date of Monday, April 29, 2013, for the rest of his life. Early that day, the Louisiana High School senior athlete tied for first place as an individual at the district golf tournament and his team came in first as well. That afternoon,
Louisiana Elementary and Middle school students, grades 3-8, will take the MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests in April and May. The eighth-grade Algebra I students will take an EOC (End of Course) test on May 8. If you have any questions please contact Kathleen Booth at the elementary school 573-754-6904 or Tammy Shireman at the middle school at 573-754-5340. High school students will start their EOC in April. Grades 9-12
The Louisiana electorate sent a strong, yet simple message to the Louisiana government on April 2. It is time for change. They said that concrete plans for the resurrection of a crumbling town are paramount and grudges shouldn’t be part of the picture. In the past 18 months many people have told me they wish the council and Mayor Tom Wallace would stop bickering between themselves on purely political matters
Can someone please explain America’s love for the insanity that pervades TV? First of all, many of them are not “reality shows.” They are scripted, acted and produced with little or no spontaneity. There’s more realism in the conservations I have with my dog, Stanley, than there is in the Kardashians’ kitchen. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t sit around reading Chaucer or quoting Shakespeare. You can often find me