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Walnut Council to host fall meeting

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

The Missouri Chapter of the Walnut Council will host their fall meeting and tours on Oct. 3 and 4 on the Grafton Tree Farm located near Linneus. This is an opportunity to learn and discuss the management of Black Walnut and other fine hardwood trees. On Friday, we are planning to meet at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Lloyd Grafton’s Tree Farm. The Grafton family has been

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  • Clarksville VFW groups plan activities

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:41 am

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls plan to participate in the opening ceremonies at the Pike County Relay for Life at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 27. The VFW Post 4610, Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls unit will hold their regular meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 30 instead of Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the post home.

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  • Constitution Week proclamation signed

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Members of Pike County Chapter NSDAR met with Mayor Bart Niedner in his office on Sept. 2 to witness the signing of a proclamation stating that Constitution Week would be observed in Louisiana Sept. 17-23. This year marks the 227th anniversary of the drafting of the constitution by the Constitutional Convention. From left: Chapter Regent Louise Sitton, Vice-Regent Cindy Blaylock and Secretary Marilyn Johnson are shown with the mayor.

    Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner recently signed a proclamation declaring “Constitution Week” in the city. The document read as follows: P R O C L A M A T I O N Whereas, September 17, 2014 marks the two hundred and twenty-seventh anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and Whereas, it is fitting and proper to officially recognize this magnificent

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

Shaw strikes once again

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:52 am

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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  • Cheerleaders excel at summer camp

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

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    By Margaret Matteson This summer the LHS cheerleaders attended their first cheer camp administered by the Universal Cheerleading Association. The camp took place at Drury University in Springfield, where the girls stayed on campus for two days. They went to classes every day and learned many skills to use this year. The girls’ hard work showed when they were awarded five trophies and two plaques. Emily Francis and Bailey Wallace

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Greenwood Cemetery Breakfast

Greenwood Cemetery board honors the Bartlett family’s history

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

It has been 146 years since the inception of a Clarksville city cemetery and in 2014 a community of approximately 15,000 souls is interred in this burial ground that is known as the Greenwood Cemetery. While the city is charged with maintaining the cemetery property it has become financially impossible to tackle the many ongoing maintenance issues. This is not just a Clarksville cemetery problem and many  small communities continually

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  • Coming Back to School

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    By Josh Runyon For most people coming back to school is either really exciting or really dreadful. For me, I was ecstatic to come back to school. Doing nothing all day and not seeing any of my friends was becoming boring. I enjoy seeing all my friends and my favorite teachers again.  By far my favorite part of coming back to school is definitely starting football season. I love starting

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  • Celebrates 93rd birthday

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm


    Aldon Veach celebrated his 93rd birthday on Aug. 21 by playing golf at the Pike County Country Club. John Veach furnished the cake and ice cream. He is shown here with his fellow golfers at PCCC. Front row, left to right: John Veach, Aldon Veach and Fred Bridwell. Middle, left to right: Joe Martin, Harry Benn, Terry Dean, Tom Wallace, Kenny Allen and Galen Johnson. Back, left to right: Steve

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Pet Stories


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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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm


    Jasper is a young dog needing a home. He is fun and loves to play. He is cautious around new people,but warms up quickly. No small children, please.  To apply to adopt Jasper, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 10:28 am


    Cali-Co is about 12 weeks old, playful and loving. She is up to date on vaccinations, spayed, dewormed, FeLuk negative, and microchipped. She will make an ideal indoor pet. To apply to adopt Cali-Co, 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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Bailey Wallace interacts with the children in Haiti.

Students, teacher enjoy summer trip to Haiti

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

  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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  • LHS welcomes new face

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Ms. Brittney Jahr

    By Zach Richardson Louisiana High School has welcomed a new member to the staff. Ms. Brittney Jahr accepted a position as the Algebra A, Algebra B and Geometry teacher. Jahr grew up in the town of Columbia, Ill. She attended college at Missouri S&T in Rolla. At Missouri S&T, Jahr majored in applied Mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education. “I wanted to share my passion for math with other

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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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  • Community Betterment judges impressed with area projects

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Missouri Community Betterment judges, Brian Gerau of Jackson and Angela Crawford of Cuba came to Louisiana Sept. 10, to hear presentations of community projects submitted for state wide competition with results to be announced at the 51st Annual Missouri State Community Betterment Conference to be held in Columbia, Oct. 19-20. Rev. D. Randall Cone, interim co-chairperson of the local Community Betterment committee welcomed the judges, along with other community members

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  • Festival to spotlight local history of serving disabled

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

    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.

    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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