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Clarinet player Jerry Epperson of Clarksville performed in a variety of musical styles with the Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band at the Apple Shed in Clarksville on Saturday.

Jazz band wows crowd in Clarksville

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band delighted the crowd with its virtuosity at Clarksville’s Apple Shed on Saturday, Sept. 13, sponsored by the Raintree Arts Council. The band played its New Orleans-style jazz but also did show tunes and jump-jive swing for the largest audience ever for the band’s annual visit to Pike County. Playing clarinet and saxophone for the band was former Clopton High School band teacher and Clarksville

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  • Louisiana area man sentenced to prison for assault

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Jamie Dee Stoops, 50, of the Louisiana area, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault and resisting arrest and was sentenced to seven years in prison in Pike County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to court records. Stoops dragged a woman off of a horse and choked her with the reins during an Oct. 13, 2013 trail ride near Ashburn, court records show. He escaped from arriving officers through

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  • Curryville woman seriously injured in airborne crash

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Maria R. Ritter, 27, of Curryville, was sent by helicopter ambulance to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries after she suffered a medical condition and crashed while southbound on Hwy. M in Pike County on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ritter’s vehicle went off the road, got airborne and struck a tree, the patrol reported. For the full story, see the Sept. 17 Louisiana

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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 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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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

    There was a scary moment at the ball park in Louisiana last week when a spectator came close to being electrocuted after touching an electrical cord on the ground. From what I could gather, the spectator was just trying to help Louisiana High School staff set up the sound system for the softball game when she touched the cord. Somehow she got grounded — maybe from sitting on the metal

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I didn’t want to write about Ferguson until some of the smoke had cleared. Certainly there is enough blame to go around to find fault with just about anybody involved, but I don’t hear much about the big picture. The fact of the matter is that the Ferguson incident exposed the St. Louis region for being the segregated society it is and has been ever since I can remember. If

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