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More charges filed in theft case

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Terri Knapp, 36, of Eolia, has had 45 additional charges of receiving stolen property filed against her in connection with a Bowling Green area burglary last summer. Knapp is scheduled to appear in Pike County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Nov. 12. She remains in custody at the Pike County Jail on a $25,000, cash only bond. Knapp was arrested Sept. 2 on seven counts of illegally possessing firearms and one

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  • Women’s breakfast group learns about PCMH services

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Dakota Redd

    The Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group met on Sept. 8 at Seton Center with a total of 50 in attendance representing a dozen area churches. Father Lou Dorn offered a prayer and then a bountiful breakfast was served. It was prepared by the ladies of Mary Queen of Peace Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dakota Redd, Emergency Services Director of Pike County Hospital and Linda Black, RN, explained many former

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  • Community synergizes to help collection of “Tabs for Anna”

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:22 am

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

    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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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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Applefest Art Show results from annual Clarksville festival released

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

The Raintree Arts Council held its 40th Annual Art Show and Competition on  Oct. 11 and 12. This event was with the  support from the Missouri Arts Council. In the adult divisions 35 artists with 83 works were on display. In the student division there were 237 with Bowling Green Elementary, Frankford Elementary, Clopton schools, Highland Middle School, Highland High School, Area Homeschoolers, Louisiana High School and Logan private Classes

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  • Lewis attends convention

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:18 am

    The National Garden Clubs, Inc. Central Region met at Chaska, Minn. for the Regional Convention. Central Region consists of seven states, most of which border Missouri. Joyce Lewis and other members of Clarksville Garden Club, (past State President, Maisie Keeser) along with Joan Hood of Webster Groves and Karen Blackmore, FGCM Second Vice President of Columbia traveled together. Lewis, Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri President, represented the state at many

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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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Pet Stories


Pet of the Week

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

Mackey is a beautiful long hair declawed cat desperate for a new home that will always be there for him. He loves to relax and enjoy life. To adopt Mackey, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Coco Chanel

    Coco Chanel is a sweet blue pit bull that has had some struggles in her life. Her determined spirit has helped her become a wonderful dog in spite of the past. She is available for adoption. Visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767 to apply to adopt this beauty.

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  • 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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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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A large crowd gathered before the Oct. 20 Louisiana R-II School District board meeting to see students rewarded for their academic excellence.

Students honored for academic prowess

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Proud parents and guardians packed the high school commons on Monday, Oct. 20 for the annual Louisiana R-II School District’s Student Academic Recognition awards night. The awards were based on state testing done during the 2013-2014 school year. Here are the students who were honored for the grades they were in last year: Grade 3: Riley Anderson, Communication Arts; Lauren Burleson, Math; Elaina Butler, Math; Syler Feldewerth, Math; Sydney Graver,

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  • Louisiana Schools set conference schedules

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Louisiana R-II schools will be holding Parent/Teacher conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23. Louisiana Elementary and Middle School conferences will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. both days. Louisiana High School conferences will be held from 1-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. both days. School will dismiss at 12:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23 and will not be in session on Friday, Oct.

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  • National Honor Society Induction

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:12 am

    NHS inductees

    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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Interact gears up for philanthropy

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

By Collin Stark This school year, the Interact Club is raising money to sponsor a child in Haiti. The money raised will pay for two meals a day, a uniform for school and tuition for the student to attend classes. The club is also raising money to build benches and a podium for the outdoor classroom at LHS. Interact is planning on expanding its community garden to include a native

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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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