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Girls State was a rewarding experience

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:01 am

By Ryan Pursifull Over the summer, three LHS girls attended American Legion Girls State: Leah Waddell, Emily Love and Emily Francis. The girls got to stay in Ellis Hall at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Waddell, Love and Francis were assigned a political party. Waddell was in the Nationalist Party, while Love and Francis were in the Federalist Party. While at Girls State Waddell and Love both attended

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  • Use of Food Stamps Rises in Pike County, Missouri

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:46 am

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Pike County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Pike County residents receiving food stamps hit 13.8 percent in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services. That’s

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  • Things are Batty at LHS

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

    By Ryan Pursifull One of the major improvements to the high school after the renovations took place was additional lighting to the front parking lot. This improved lighting helps safety and convenience during nighttime events. Along with the benefits of this feature came an unforeseen consequence. The light draws in small bugs, which are the primary food source for the Missouri Brown Bat. The Brown Bat is a protected species

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  • FCA joins list of Louisiana High School clubs

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Louisiana High School recently created a new club called FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Head softball coach Bill Capps is in charge of the club. FCA was founded in Pittsburg in 1954 and many chapters are found throughout the United States today. FCA was created here at LHS so athletes could strengthen their relationships with Jesus and fellowship with other Christians at school. FCA provides training and resources for sponsors

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  • Pike County fire cause still undetermined

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    The cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Hwy. UU between Louisiana and Bowling Green on April 11 remains undetermined, according to the Missouri Department of Public Safety. “The fire is still considered undetermined due to the excessive loss of the structure,” said Communications Director Mike O’Connell. “This will remain the determination unless some new information were to be developed. “The fire consumed almost the entire structure, with

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  • Victorian life focus of Louisiana museum annual spring program

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will present its annual spring luncheon Saturday, May 10, featuring Carolyn Miller of Sedalia. Miller, who is a former teacher and is the wife of a minister, will be sharing information about life in Victorian times.  She will bring clothing and other items from that time period to put on display for all to see.  She delights in sharing her collections and her knowledge of

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  • Power line opponents to meet

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Despite Clean Line Energy’s announced decision to take a proposed high power line through Ralls County and not Pike County, opponents are still meeting in hopes of stopping the project all together. Opponents are also concerned the line could still come through Pike County. The Block Grain Belt Express group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at Mark Twain High School in Center.

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