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Cody Brown, a senior from Louisiana High School, loads the trunk of a car with a full bag of healthy produce last Wednesday during the food distribution event held by the Heart to Heart Community Outreach food pantry in conjunction with the St. Louis Area Food Bank.

Food fair assists dozens of Pike County families; volunteers help

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

More than 200 Pike County families were the beneficiaries of a food distribution event held last Wednesday on the grounds of the Louisiana American Legion. The distribution, organized by the St. Louis Area Food Bank in conjunction with Heart to Heart Community Outreach’s food pantry of Louisiana and the Hope Center food pantry of Bowling Green, resulted in 23,069 pounds of healthy foods for 210 families. “We have a lot

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  • Barges get stuck on railway bridge

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Barges broke free and got stuck under the turntable of the historic railroad bridge at Louisiana on Tuesday, July 22.

    Two barges were lodged under the turntable of the Louisiana railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Louisiana after breaking free from a tow about 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22. U.S. Coast Guard St. Louis office spokesman Petty Officer Berry said no one was injured in the mishap and no pollution occurred as the Press-Journal went to press. Berry said the barges broke free from a string of 15,

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  • Hwy. 79 open past Clarksville

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Mississippi River flood waters have receded enough to allow MoDOT to open Hwy. 79 south of Clarksville. The highway is also open to Louisiana and points north.

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Molly Ross

Ross puts leadership in practice at Chamber program

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:08 am

There’s no better way to develop leadership skills than to practice, practice, practice. That is exactly what Molly Ross, a student at Louisiana High School, did while attending the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice program. Ross joined more than 120 high school students who were selected as future leaders from schools across the state. Held on June 22 to 25 on the Westminster campus in Fulton,

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  • New chamber office opens at bridge, Koetters celebrates with major award

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters just moved into the organization’s new building at Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 79 and the foot of the Champ Clark Bridge.

    The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has officially moved to its new location at the foot of the Champ Clark Bridge. In addition, chamber Director Chris Koetters recently won a prestigious regional Chamber of Commerce award to add to the new facility. The chamber office is now in the old Pick-A-Dilly convenience store building on the north side of Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 79 (Third Street). The chamber had been at

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  • County Market to open August 19

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm


    County Market officials said today the new store in Louisiana will open on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The grand opening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music and free hot dogs, followed by a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting, the official said. To see the full story, see the July 23 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I didn’t take all of my vacation last year, which wasn’t smart at all. I’ve learned to pace myself as I advance in years and taking vacation is a large part of it. At this age, if you don’t relax, your body will shut you down anyway, so you might as well time it right, like on a vacation. This year I’m taking off for the Lake of the Ozarks

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I was glued to my television during the recent World Cup and thoroughly enjoyed the 1-0 final won by the German team over Argentina. The sport is growing in the United States due to the strong showing of the men’s team during the cup and the women’s team winning it twice in past tournaments. There is also a quiet groundswell going for Major League Soccer (MLS) around the country, with

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    With the flood and the unexpected death of Louisiana Police Chief Rich Hughes last week, City Administrator Bob Jenne was spot on when he said it’s been a rough July already for the city. The flood is being dealt with, thanks to some hard work in Louisiana and Clarksville, and both towns will recover. But it will be awhile before area citizens psychologically get over Hughes’ sudden death. It’s hard

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