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Andy Amelung and her father, Don, fold bulletins at Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green. Andy is the grand marshal in Saturday’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival parade, which will honor disabled people.

Festival to spotlight local history of serving disabled

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

Disabled people have found a welcome sign in Pike County for decades. Now, their neighbors are celebrating the diverse programs and abundant opportunities offered in a place that helped lead a fundamental change in national attitudes about those once mistakenly viewed as beyond societal inclusion. “Breaking Barriers” is the theme of the Champ Clark Heritage Festival parade, which is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in Bowling Green. Andrea

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  • District official addresses Rotary

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Rose Cooper

    Rose Cooper, Rotary District 6060 Annual Funds Chairman attended the Louisiana Club meeting on Aug. 28 to share and update local Rotarians.  Cooper made special note that Louisiana Rotarians have traditionally been a charitable club and that fact has not gone unnoticed by the district. It was explained that the district designated funds program provides money back to the district membership. The program is funded by district members’ past three

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  • Volunteers sought for Louisiana animal shelter

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    The Louisiana animal shelter needs a hand from volunteers, according to city Animal Officer Wiley Harrison. “We’re going to try a volunteer program again,” Harrison said Friday, Aug. 8. “Ever since Rich Hughes passed, I haven’t had a day off. He was my relief for cleaning up the pound.” A volunteer program was in place about four years ago, “but it didn’t go well,” Harrison said. “They didn’t pass their

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  • Red Cross official speaks to Louisiana Rotarians about local needs

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Morgan Waterkotte of the American Red Cross speaking to Rotary Club members.

    The Louisiana Rotary Club met for its regular weekly meeting on Thursday, July 31 at noon in the Christian Church fellowship hall. President Gregg Blaylock called the meeting to order and announced that the membership had accepted the application for membership of Kim Anderson, Manager at the local Orscheln store. Her induction will be scheduled at a later date.  Members also were asked to vote for directors to the board. 

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  • Volunteers needed at the Louisana Dog Pound

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 8:16 am

    The Louisiana Dog Pound has started a volunteer program. The animals would love the help cleaning and feeding. Walking the dogs is also a big help.Spending time with the cats and dogs is fun! Please help them. Call the ACO to let him know you want to help. 573-754-6270

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  • Louisiana students learn on trip to help Haitians

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Three Louisiana High School students and several others from the area recently got a life experience in a trip to help Haitians. Bailey Wallace, Chadwick Dowell and Dawson Miller made the trip with Louisiana High Interact Group and instructor Dr. John Piccone. They were accompanied by students from Bowling Green, Hannibal and Curryville. The students helped begin a new cement block school house for Haitian students in St. Marc, which

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  • Ward recognized

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Kenneth “Bucky” Ward, left, is presented with a Veterans Service Award by Peter Kinder.

    Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder recently presented Veterans Service Awards to 26 Missouri veterans who provide exemplary volunteer service to their communities. Winners were selected from seven regions of the state. The winners in Northeast Missouri were James Boettcher of Palmyra, Roger Kiesey of Troy and Kenneth “Bucky” Ward of Louisiana. Lt. Gov. Kinder honored all the winners at a banquet in their honor in the State Capitol in Jefferson

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