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Louisiana Councilman Carter resigns

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Louisiana City Councilman Tim Carter has resigned from office effective immediately. Carter said Friday, Sept. 26 that he resigned because he has moved from Ward 1 to Ward 3. “Whenever you vacate your ward, you have to resign by state law,” Carter said. “Otherwise I wouldn’t be resigning.” Carter said there is a strong probability he will run for the council again in April 2015 for a Ward 3 seat.

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  • Man gets 10 years for meth

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:04 am

    A man arrested in Eolia last November with three ounces of methamphetamine and chemicals to make more has been sentenced to prison. George D. Mathes, who last lived in Louisiana, was given 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty in Pike County Circuit Court earlier this week. For the full story, see the Oct. 1 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Clark Bridge to close Oct. 6-10 for repairs

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

    The frail and 86-year-old Champ Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River at Louisiana will close for repairs Oct. 6-10, according to MoDOT. Weather permitting, contractor Concrete Strategies of St. Louis will close the bridge at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 and reopen it some time on Friday, Oct. 10, MoDOT said. That will allow traffic to cross the bridge on the way to the Applefest in Clarksville on Saturday,

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LaNora Burbridge

Burbridge joins local real estate agency

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

LaNora Burbridge has joined Century 21 The Wells Group at its Bowling Green office. Burbridge has 33 years of experience in the field and for the last 30 years was Broker/Owner of LaNora Burbridge Real Estate. “We are so pleased to announce that LaNora will be joining our team.” said Brenda Wells, Broker/Owner of Century 21 The Wells Group. “We believe her experience will greatly enhance the services we provide

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  • Thanks for the memories. Meyer Retires from BOLA

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Peggy Meyer

    Peggy Meyer, Assistant Branch Manager at West Branch, has decided to retire after 23 years of loyal service with Bank of Louisiana. Meyer worked from 1986 to 1991 with Bank of Louisiana as a Customer Service Representative. After a short leave of absence, she returned in November 1996 and has been a Teller and New Accounts Representative as well as holding the title of Assistant Branch Manager at Bank of

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  • Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:34 pm


    Big Winner Brenda Scranton, center, of Louisiana, was the winner of Louisiana County Market’s “Win Free Fried Chicken For A Year” sweepstakes in conjunction with the store’s grand opening. Presenting Scranton with her gift card are, left, Store Director John Nickell and Lousiana Press-Journal General Manager/Advertising Sales Representative Brian Thompson.

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm

I walked into a waiting room last week and saw a guy about my age with a ball cap on that immediately caught my eye. Emblazoned across the front of the cap it said “Proud Vietnam Veteran.” That kind of a cap didn’t exist 30 years ago, when Vietnam veterans were still not admitting their service because all they got for it was grief. I’m not a veteran but family

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Call me an isolationist if you will but I’ve about had it with these wars we keep waging and I see parallels to Vietnam all over the place. Young men and women with the courage to enlist have been subjected to numerous deployments the past 13 years and I’m wondering just how fair that is. Sure, they knew what they were getting into, but do you think anyone thought they

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Several disparate thoughts are rolling around the noggin this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• In the last year, I’ve seen and heard enough for a lifetime about one of the worst books I’ve ever read, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hailed by many as the greatest American novel ever written, Gatsby is an over-written bore to me and always will be. I recently heard

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