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Louisiana Elementary fifth graders are coming together to support one of their own - Anna Elder.

Community synergizes to help collection of “Tabs for Anna”

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:22 am

By William England and Australia Monjaraz Louisiana Elementary School’s fifth grade class has a special project they are doing for one of their own. Their classmate, Anna Elder, has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair because she has been paralyzed from the waist down since birth. The class wanted to give her something fun to do while playing outside as well as something that would help her get places faster,

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  • YMCA extends mentor program with new grant

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

    The YMCA’s Reach and Rise Mentoring program has received a grant for $103,000 that will ensure its continuance through Sept. 30, 2017, according to director Lori Helkey. The program just completed its first year with 16 mentors helping 16 area students deal with the difficulties and realities of life. Six more trained mentors await student match ups, Helkey said. The goal is to eventually make 30 mentor-student matches, she added.

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  • Relay raises nearly $40k

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Braxton Pitzer and Kaylee Long, with a little help from mom Sheila, cut the ribbon to kick off Saturday’s Relay for Life event.

    Saturday’s Relay for Life event, held at the Pike County fairgrounds, raised a total of $38,868.61, much to the delight of event chairpersons and participants. “It was an awesome night,” said chairman Ethel Drew. The occasion kicked off at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies and a horseshow. Additional events took place throughout the day and evening. Kountry Friends was the top-raising group, raking in $10,231.40, Cancer Stoppers, of the Pike

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LHS Powder Puff football 2014

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

By Collin Stark Powder Puff football is a tradition held around the country where girls play football. It is called Powder Puff because girls do not play down and dirty tackle football. Instead they play flag football, which at times can be mistaken for tackle. LHS held its annual Powder Puff game on Sept. 17 as part of Homecoming festivities. It was once again the seniors and freshmen teamed up

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  • Shaw strikes once again

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Jordan “Top Shot” Shaw recently competed in the Lewis County trap shoot, bringing home first place.

    By Elijah Oblinger Jordan “Top Shot” Shaw competed in the Lewis County trap shoot placing first, and the Katonka trap shoot, placing second. He said, “I just practice as much as I can. I practice shooting like I’m shooting in an actual competition so I can be excellent.” He shoots a case of 25 shells to get in a full day’s work. Jordan can shoot many different types of guns,

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  • Lady Hawks rained out, many games ahead

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

    The Clopton Lady Hawks softball team was rained out after four innings at North Callaway on Tuesday, Sept. 9 and was losing 2-0. The game will be resumed at a later date that has not been set. The Lady Hawks were rained out of a home game against Montgomery County on Thursday, Sept. 11. That game will be made up at a date that has not been announced. Next games

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Chautauqua visits Missouri Girls Town

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:18 am

GFWC Chautauqua members Sue Warzocha, Judy Dew, Sue Deines, Julie Stephens, Mary Dockery and Ginger Kottwitz. Six GFWC Chautauqua members recently attended an open house at Missouri Girls Town which is near Kingdom City. Members were entertained with original poetry, songs and dances performed  by Girls Town clients.   The group delivered school supplies and gifts to reward the girls for their reading. Judy Dew hosted the October meeting at her

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  • Beauty and the Beast cast is announced

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:21 am

    By Holly Hill This year’s musical to be performed at Louisiana High School is Beauty and the Beast, directed by Mr. Micah Gooden and Ms. Teresa Long. The musical will take place on Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. The cost to watch the play will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Mr. Gooden said his hopes for the play were to see new people introduced into

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  • Louisiana High Class of 1964 reunites

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

    The Louisiana High School Class of 1964 reunited recenlty. Attendees included, front row, left to right: Patti Wickell Urczyck, Pam Morrow, Annice Schaper Wetzel, Patty Sitton Grant, Sue Price Reynolds, Glenda Richardson Pitzer, Kathy Martin Cash and Charlotte Dewey Perrine. Middle Row, left to right: Tom Hamlett, John Ray, John Word, Ronnie Blackwell, Larry Silvey, Judee Jeffries Adair, Bennie Sloan, Charlotte Peterson Mantle, Sherrill Barker Wahlgren, Jennifer Hobkirk, Kathie Barnum Correll, Jane Rule Reeves, Martha Miller Peck and Phil Pitney. Back row, left to right: Carl Littrell, Gary Reeves, Mary Henderson Lindsay, Sue White McMahill, Bill Perkins, John Buzzy Lovell, Doug Hallows, Pat Brown Blackwell and Marion Miller.

    The Louisiana High School class of 1964 met for its 50th class reunion on Labor Day weekend. The celebration began with an informal “meet and greet” at Piker’s on Friday evening. Saturday evening, a dinner was held at the Elks. Joining the classmates were former teachers Don and Priscilla Giltner and Dorothy Webb. Names of 13 deceased classmates were read followed by a moment of silence. A letter from George

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Pet Stories


Pet of the Week

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

Miranda is a cute young dog that is good with kids, dogs, and cats. The perfect pet! She loves to please her person and have some snuggle time. To apply to adopt Miranda, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:20 am


    Miss Lizzy is still available for adoption. She is also in need of a new foster home ASAP. Can you open your heart and home to her? She gets along with dogs and kids, not sure about cats. To inquire or apply to adopt or foster Lizzy, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 11:47 am


    Mavis is a sweet little shi tzu/bichon mix looking for a home. She is good with older kids, dogs, and cats. She is house-trained and would love a furever home of her own. To apply to adopt Mavis, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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Citizen's Journalism

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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NHS inductees

National Honor Society Induction

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:12 am

By Josh Runyon Every year at this time National Honor Society sends out invitations to qualified applicants to apply for acceptance in NHS. Some of the criteria to be accepted are that the students have to be in 10th through 12th grade, have a 3.0 GPA, and proof of leadership and service activities. A committee of faculty member then reviews the applications and rates each student on character, leadership and

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  • Students, teacher enjoy summer trip to Haiti

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Bailey Wallace interacts with the children in Haiti.

      By Kristen White This summer three LHS students and a teacher took a trip to Haiti. These representatives of our school built benches and chalkboards for the new school they worked hard to raise the funds to build, in addition to raising the funds to make the trip. The school was built on a reclaimed garbage dump with hogs and chickens nearby. While there they also built a wall

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  • CREC scholarship deadline set for Oct. 1

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:07 am

    College students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties are encouraged to apply for a Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Scholarship. The CREC scholarship deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 1. Scholarship funds are donated by CREC members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. For more information on the scholarship program, or to obtain an application, visit

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Rotary Donation

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Rotary donation The Louisiana Rotary Club submitted a successful grant application for matching funds through the District’s Designated Funds. Rotary District 6060’s Community Assistance Program provides an opportunity for Rotary Clubs to use Rotary Foundation District Designated Funds to undertake projects in local communities. This is the second grant the club received and was used to purchase food for the Pike County Council on Aging. Shown with Pike County Council

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  • The Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

    By Zach Richardson The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, also known as FCA, is a new organization at LHS.  As stated in FCA Leadership Manual, the purpose of FCA is “to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, serving HIM in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.” FCA wants to grow Christians spiritually,

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  • Renner participates in service activities

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Shelby Renner, freshman nursing major of Louisiana,  was among the 550 Culver-Stockton students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who spent Saturday, Aug. 23 volunteering for the sixth annual Extreme Dome Makeover, Culver-Stockton’s largest community service event. The volunteers spruced up 16 work sites in the town of Canton. Volunteers spent the day doing various activities like painting, landscaping and cleaning. Project sites included both public areas and private residences.

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