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Clarkville VFW organizations meet

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post, Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls Unit held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Christian Church in Clarksville. Alphonso Webb Junior Vice Commander, Mary Tarpein, Ladies Auxiliary President and Samatha Chatman, Junior Girls President presided. The main topics discussed were fundraisers. The groups will participate in Heritage Day activities at Bowling Green; Post and Auxiliary will sell hot dogs, chili dogs and bottled

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  • Junior VFW girls attend state conference

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 Junior  Girls attended the Department of Missouri Junior Girls Conference in Springfield. While there Samatha Chatman was elected as Department  of Missouri VFW Junior Girls President for 2014-2015 year. Chatman is also the President for the Clarksville Jr. Unit Other elected and appointed officers at the conference were: Bailey Dykes – Junior Girls President; Beverly Abel – Secretary and Trinity Shealor – Colorbearer No.

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  • Clarksville Library celebrates 104 years in the community

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The Clarksville Library, located on Highway 79 and is open from 4   p.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays,  recently celebrated another milestone. It all began on July 5, 1909, when the idea of a library was well on its way to becoming a reality and the president and secretary of the club were authorized to enter into a lease of Lot Number 112 in the city of Clarksville from E.C. Dameron. The

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Punt, Pass and Kick competition to be held

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick will be held Thursday,  Aug. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is a national competition for boys and girls ages six to 15. Kids will compete in punting, passing and place kicking. Those who qualify will move on to the regional competition. It will be held at the soccer field at Wallace Memorial Park in Louisiana. A valid copy of a birth certificate is required for

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  • Pike County 4-H shooting event held

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Pictured above are some of Pike County’s 4-H members who recently competed in the Pike County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational: Trenton Haas (far left), Hannah Hortness (center, right), and Andrew Biggs (far right).

    Pike County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational was held recently at Ka-Tonka near New London. Area 4-H members participated in Small bore, Archery, Shotgun, Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Muzzle loading. Results for Pike County members follow: Shotgun Intermediate Singles – Chase Miller, fourth; Peyton Sambo. Audrain County Intermediate Squad won team medals. Senior Singles – Michael Filder, fifth;    Jordan Shaw and Garrett Swarnes. Senior Doubles – Jordan Shaw, second;    Garrett

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  • Louisiana’s Green named to baseball all-star team

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Louisiana High School 2014 graduate Dustin Green has been selected for the second annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game. Green was a pitcher and infielder for the Bulldogs and one of the team’s top hitters. The game will be played at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Clemens Field in Hannibal. If that game is rained out, it will be played the next evening at 7 p.m. All-Star

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Hallows family meets for annual reunion

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The descendents of William and Louisa Hallows gathered at the home of Douglas Hallows, son of Luther Hallows, on July 4 for their annual reunion. The weather was ideal, no rain or extreme heat, just right. Others attending from Luther’s family were Mickie Hallows Stewart and Don Stewart. All of the original 10 children and many of the grandchildren of William and Louisa are now deceased so the numbers are

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  • Artists to Flock to Louisiana

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Artists will be flocking to Louisiana Missouri on September 13 for the 3rd annual Golden Hills of Louisiana MO Plein Air Painting Event. After a fantastic second event of unparalleled success last year, this year promises to be even better. Visual artists from 3 states participated in last years event to paint “en plein air” the hills, valleys, buildings and people in and around Louisiana. “En Plein Air” is a

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  • Battle, Derr to wed

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    alysha and david bw

    Dan and Tracy Battle, with Malinda Derr and the late David Derr of Troy, would like to announce the engagement of their children, Alysha Nichole Battle and David Lee Derr. Alysha is a 2009 graduate of Troy Buchanan High School and a 2014 graduate of University of Missouri with a degree in bio-chemistry/bio-technology and clinical laboratory science.  She is currently employed by Barnes/Jewish Hospital as medical technologist. Alysha is the

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Pet Stories


Pet of the Week

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:53 am

Ruby is a small girl, ready to go! She is compact-sized, a perfect fit for any size home. She loves her walks and loves to play. Well-behaved young lady, gets along with most dogs. To apply to adopt Ruby, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 10:26 am


    This beauty is Raven. She loves to stick her tongue out at people and smother them with kisses. She is a stout girl with loads of fun and love to give. To apply to adopt Raven, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Volunteers Needed

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 11:11 am

    This week, we are asking for help with the Louisiana Dog Pound. They are starting a new volunteer program and need your assistance to take care of the animals. It is a great opportunity for people 16 years old and up. the animals need you and it is fun!. Please call the pound at 573-754-6270 to offer your help. Leave a message if there is no answer.

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Citizen's Journalism

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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  • FCA joins list of Louisiana High School clubs

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Louisiana High School recently created a new club called FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Head softball coach Bill Capps is in charge of the club. FCA was founded in Pittsburg in 1954 and many chapters are found throughout the United States today. FCA was created here at LHS so athletes could strengthen their relationships with Jesus and fellowship with other Christians at school. FCA provides training and resources for sponsors

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LMS students honored for hard work last term

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Students at Louisiana Middle School were recognized as part of the second semester honor roll for the 2013-14 school year. Honor roll students were as follows: Eighth Grade Principal’s Honor Roll: Tanner Ahart, Raelee Burse, Olivia Capstick, Elise Dewey, Zachary Ellsworth, Michael Francis, Cameron Harper, Cecelia Heil, Katelynn Hoskins, Janel Lindsay, Ryan Murray, Shannon Niffen, Brianna St. Clair and Rachel Williams. Eighth Grade Honor Roll: Jessica Bolomey, Gary Bowen, Lauren

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  • American Legion awards scholarships

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    The American Legion Post No. 370 of Louisiana awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors this year; two to Bowling Green students and two to Louisiana students. The Louisiana boy’s scholarship went to Tristan D. Castiglia son of Corey and Carol Hathaway. Tristan plans to attend college and major in psychology and become a psychiatrist. The Louisiana girl’s scholarship went to Melissa Cheyenne Powers daughter of Ivies Clay Powers Jr.

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  • Louisiana R-II announces Open House/Registration Dates

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Louisiana RII school district recently announced its 2014-2015 Open House/Registration Dates. Louisiana RII School District-wide open house will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 5-7 p.m. Freshman Transition Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 7 beginning at 6 p.m. in the LHS Commons Louisiana High School Registration Seniors: Monday, Aug. 11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Juniors: Monday, Aug. 11 from noon-2:30 p.m. Sophomores and Freshmen: Tuesday, Aug. 12 from  noon-2:30 p.m.

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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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