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Members of Pike County Chapter NSDAR met with Mayor Bart Niedner in his office on Sept. 2 to witness the signing of a proclamation stating that Constitution Week would be observed in Louisiana Sept. 17-23. This year marks the 227th anniversary of the drafting of the constitution by the Constitutional Convention. From left: Chapter Regent Louise Sitton, Vice-Regent Cindy Blaylock and Secretary Marilyn Johnson are shown with the mayor.

Constitution Week proclamation signed

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner recently signed a proclamation declaring “Constitution Week” in the city. The document read as follows: P R O C L A M A T I O N Whereas, September 17, 2014 marks the two hundred and twenty-seventh anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and Whereas, it is fitting and proper to officially recognize this magnificent

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    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

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  • Historical Museum awarded grant

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Louisiana Area Historical Museum Board members Dorothy Webb, Pat Glenn, Judy Schmidt, Martha Sue Smith and Ned Glenn with Community Foundation Board Chair Andy Sprague from Kinderhook, Ill. The museum recently received a grant from the foundation.

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  • NECAC to end Affordable Care Act services Aug. 31

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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  • Clarkville VFW organizations meet

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post, Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls Unit held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Christian Church in Clarksville. Alphonso Webb Junior Vice Commander, Mary Tarpein, Ladies Auxiliary President and Samatha Chatman, Junior Girls President presided. The main topics discussed were fundraisers. The groups will participate in Heritage Day activities at Bowling Green; Post and Auxiliary will sell hot dogs, chili dogs and bottled

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  • Junior VFW girls attend state conference

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 Junior  Girls attended the Department of Missouri Junior Girls Conference in Springfield. While there Samatha Chatman was elected as Department  of Missouri VFW Junior Girls President for 2014-2015 year. Chatman is also the President for the Clarksville Jr. Unit Other elected and appointed officers at the conference were: Bailey Dykes – Junior Girls President; Beverly Abel – Secretary and Trinity Shealor – Colorbearer No.

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  • Clarksville Library celebrates 104 years in the community

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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