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Vesterbrook Farm celebrates national CSA Sign-up Day Feb. 28

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Vesterbrook Farm is pleased to join other farms from around the country for National CSA Sign-Up Day on February 28. The day encourages food consumers to buy a share of their local farm’s harvest for the 2015 season, a buying model known as Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA. CSA has become an important model to support local agriculture since it was introduced to the United States in the 1980s and

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  • Pink flamingos

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:16 am

    The River of Life Church youth group is doing a fundraiser throughout the towns of Louisiana and Bowling Green. A flock of pink flamingos may land in your yard. It is based on donations and whether permission is granted. They are installed for a few days, then for a donation they will migrate to a new house of your choice.

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  • Contract awarded

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    The Office of Administration, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Revenue, has awarded the management contract for the Bowling Green License Office to S & K Licensing LLC in Frankford. All license office contracts in Missouri are awarded through a competitive bid process. The Bowling Green License Office will remain at its current location at 1420 Business Hwy. 61 South. All local license offices are overseen by the Missouri

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academic team

Academic team falls victim to rough schedule

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

By Margaret Matteson The LHS Academic Team traveled to South Shelby on Feb. 12 for week four of the CCC dual matches. The junior varsity played a tough match that ended with a score of Louisiana 100, South Shelby 150. Sophomore Bryan Grant led the scoring for the Bulldogs with four correct tossups. Junior Carolina Taylor answered two tossups correctly, and sophomores Katelyn Watts and Marcelino Gutierrez answered one tossup

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  • Quiz Bowl finds success in conference

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

    By Holly Hill The LHS Quiz Bowl team began the conference season Thursday, Jan. 22 by hosting Monroe City. The varsity team was defeated 210-370 but answered a total of 21 tossups. Lloyd Cunningham led with four tossups, Samantha Pederson had three, Mason Haddock had three and Jesús Ramos had two. The team also answered nine bonus questions. On Thursday, Jan. 22 the junior varsity struggled with nerves and bonus

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  • LHS golf coach steps down

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Louisiana High Golf Coach Derrick Branstetter has resigned, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. He remains as the school’s head boys basketball coach. Branstetter’s successor will probably be selected at the Tuesday, Feb. 17, Louisiana R-II School District board meeting, according to Activities Director Curtis Hendrickson. “We’ll definitely have a team. I think we’ll be good,” Hendrickson said Monday, Feb. 2. Branstetter’s team finished second in

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Seniors enjoy last home basketball game

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:34 am

By Josh Runyon On Thursday, Feb. 19, the LHS seniors enjoyed their last home basketball game as a Louisiana Bulldog. This year the Dogs are 16-7 and clinched the conference title against the South Shelby Cardinals. This year’s senior boys include two starters: Elijah Oblinger and Kendon Chatman. Kendon has played for four years and started the last two years. Unfortunately Kendon tore his ACL and meniscus in a previous

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  • Junioritis turns epidemic

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

    By Margaret Matteson As we begin our second semester here at LHS, many students are anticipating the end of the school year. With many important events approaching in the last few months of school, students are becoming anxious for the school days to be over and the pool days to start. Most people hear about students suffering from senioritis, but few people take into account the problem of junioritis. As

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  • LHS welcomes Foreign Exchange student

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Ceci Mariuz

    By Ally Cross In August, LHS greeted Italian foreign exchange student Cecilia Mariuz with open arms. Cecilia came from a town called San Vito al Tagliamento in the Italian region Fruili- Venezia- Giulia, only an hour and a half from Venice. During her stay in Louisiana, her host families are Jim and Stacy Ross and Will and Laura Martin. While in the USA, Cecilia has visited different places in Missouri

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Pet Stories


Pet of the Week

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 9:53 am

Leo is a Great Pyrenees available for adoption. He is a big boy that requires a SECURE fence for his yard. He is fully vetted and ready for a new home. To inquire or apply to adopt Leo, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:32 am


    Jionni is a playful guy that needs a home. He will be a wonderful companion. To inquire or apply to adopt Jionni, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Keep pets out of the cold this winter

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

    By Kristen White Winter is here in full force, so it is time to think about outside animals. There are a lot of animals that die from the cold weather because their owners forget about them outside or they simply do not have a home. Living in a rural area like Pike County, many people have outside dogs. Some are used for hunting, others are just too big to be

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Citizen's Journalism

The Dawg Pound lives

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:41 am

By Collin Stark The Louisiana High School has been known for their exuberant student section since its inception in 2010. People in the tri-state area know the student section as the Dawg Pound. Johnny Benning, also known as the founder and the godfather of the Dawg Pound, is credited for the creation of the outstanding club. After Johnny graduated, he passed down the throne to Bryson KinKade, who made sure

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  • New beginnings

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:57 am

    By Joshua Runyon Once a year, every person on the planet has a chance to become a new and better person. At midnight on Dec. 31 everybody has a chance to have a new beginning and start over. Somebody could completely change his or her morals and become a better person. New Year’s resolutions can range anywhere from losing weight, getting in better shape, quitting smoking or just fixing problems

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  • Vote on Final Project

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What would you do with $5,000 to better Louisiana? A group of young ladies are getting the opportunity to CHANGE their WORLD right here in Louisiana. After a three day over night training retreat the girls have narrowed down project ideas to three possible choices. Please attend this project deciding meeting January 21st, 2015 in City Hall at 4:00 pm. Come get involved and voice your opinion on how a

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FBLA contest

FBLA represented LHS well at districts

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

By Elijah Oblinger On Feb. 10, members of the LHS Future Business Leaders of America participated in the District Seven FBLA Conference and Competitions at Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal. There were 17 schools represented, with over 350 students participating. Thirteen students from LHS competed and some did very well. Five students from LHS placed in the top ten in their events and two qualified to compete at the Missouri

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  • Students thrive in PLTC computer program

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:55 am

    By Collin Stark Eric Reid and Kendon Chatman both attend Pike- Lincoln Technical Center and participate in the Computer and Networking Technology program. Eric wants to continue his education past PLTC and become a video game designer. Kendon wants to major in computer science. The Computer and Networking Technology program is designed as a one to two year program that studies computer hardware, operating system software and networking technologies. The

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  • Louisiana Middle School honor roll announced

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Louisiana Middle School has announced its Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll for the first semester. To earn Honor Roll, a student must attain a 3.0 GPA and to earn Principal’s Honor Roll, a student must attain a 3.5 GPA. Sixth Grade Principal’s Honor Roll: Nayzeth Ambrocio, Ryleigh Ann Marie Austin, Kaitlyn Marie Benjamin, Madelyn Marie Bolton, Rebecca Elizabeth Calvin, Asia Jahinee Campbell, Marianne Rose Edwards, Caitlyn Susanne Gloe, Sidney

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YN newsEagle Days

Watching the eagles fly

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:30 am

By Zach Richardson On Jan. 23, Elijah Oblinger, Emily Francis, Savannah Boehlein and I volunteered at Eagle Days in Clarksville. Throughout the day, we had to help set up many activities in the Apple Shed. The kids had the chance to feel animal fur and try to identify what animal it was. They could also test their grip strength at the Grip-O-Meter. For most of the day, we were helping

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  • Food drive gets support from Pittsfield business

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Recently the Louisiana High School Interact Club approached Pittsfield Save-A-Lot about supporting a canned food drive for the food pantry prior to the holiday season. Save-A-Lot responded by donating three shopping carts full of canned goods to help feed the needy in the Louisiana area! Thanks to the business’ help the Interact club has been able to provide 1800 pounds of food to help the needy so far during the

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  • February is beginning of big push for after prom

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:03 am

    By Elijah Oblinger The After Prom Committee is kicking off their fund raising this February by selling chocolate covered strawberries and holding an LHS Alumni Basketball game. All of the money raised by these events will go directly to the after prom fundraiser. Chocolate covered strawberries will be sold for $8 for six strawberries. Both milk and white chocolate options are available. You can also buy six chocolate covered pretzel

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