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Louisiana Elementary fifth graders are coming together to support one of their own - Anna Elder.

Community synergizes to help collection of “Tabs for Anna”

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:22 am

By William England and Australia Monjaraz Louisiana Elementary School’s fifth grade class has a special project they are doing for one of their own. Their classmate, Anna Elder, has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair because she has been paralyzed from the waist down since birth. The class wanted to give her something fun to do while playing outside as well as something that would help her get places faster,

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  • YMCA extends mentor program with new grant

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

    The YMCA’s Reach and Rise Mentoring program has received a grant for $103,000 that will ensure its continuance through Sept. 30, 2017, according to director Lori Helkey. The program just completed its first year with 16 mentors helping 16 area students deal with the difficulties and realities of life. Six more trained mentors await student match ups, Helkey said. The goal is to eventually make 30 mentor-student matches, she added.

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  • Relay raises nearly $40k

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Braxton Pitzer and Kaylee Long, with a little help from mom Sheila, cut the ribbon to kick off Saturday’s Relay for Life event.

    Saturday’s Relay for Life event, held at the Pike County fairgrounds, raised a total of $38,868.61, much to the delight of event chairpersons and participants. “It was an awesome night,” said chairman Ethel Drew. The occasion kicked off at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies and a horseshow. Additional events took place throughout the day and evening. Kountry Friends was the top-raising group, raking in $10,231.40, Cancer Stoppers, of the Pike

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  • Walnut Council to host fall meeting

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    The Missouri Chapter of the Walnut Council will host their fall meeting and tours on Oct. 3 and 4 on the Grafton Tree Farm located near Linneus. This is an opportunity to learn and discuss the management of Black Walnut and other fine hardwood trees. On Friday, we are planning to meet at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Lloyd Grafton’s Tree Farm. The Grafton family has been

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  • Clarksville VFW groups plan activities

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls plan to participate in the opening ceremonies at the Pike County Relay for Life at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 27. The VFW Post 4610, Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls unit will hold their regular meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 30 instead of Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the post home.

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  • Constitution Week proclamation signed

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    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.

    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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  • Five Louisiana students attend Boys State program

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

    By Holly Hill Five students from Louisiana High School attended American Legion Boys State in June: Elijah Oblinger, Jesus Ramos, Dallas Castagna, Jackson Chamberlain and Spencer Brown. The main purpose of Boys State is to teach young men about government and how life after school really is. Oblinger attended journalism school while living in Richardson City. His job in Richardson was to be the health commissioner. He made sure people

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