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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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  • Memorial gifts received

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Recent memorial gifts to the Clarksville Greenwood Cemetery include: In memory of Benton Kains given by Robert and Karen Omohundro. In memory of Ernest and Addie Triplett Bryant given by Virginia and Charles Triplett. In memory of Becky Suddarth Wing given Stephen Cooper. Donation to the general fund by Andrew and Karen Spann, Marshal and Susan Folstein, Clarksville United Methodist Church, Frances Bogert, and Thomas and Lona Wallace. Donations for

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This year’s deer harvest ahead of 2013

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

Hunters checked 9,107 deer during the antlerless portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season, bringing this year’s tally to 194,997. Top harvest counties for the antlerless portion were Pike with 287 deer checked, Callaway with 283 and Macon with 257. Hunters checked 1,474 fewer deer during the antlerless portion this year than they did in 2013. However, when combined with preceding early youth, urban, and November portions, this year’s total stands

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  • Hoop shoot victors

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

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    Brother and sister Shawn Yates, 12, and Shana Yates, 9, of the Clopton schools, both won the Louisiana Elks Hoop Shoot contest on Nov. 22. The Yates each sank the most free throws out of 25 attempts in their age groups. They will now compete at the district level in O’Fallon in January.

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  • Young hunters successful this year

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that young hunters ages six through 15 checked 18,091 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of deer hunting seasons on Nov. 1 and 2. Top counties for the early youth hunt were Osage with 448, Franklin with 393, and Howell with 376 deer checked. Last year’s harvest total for the early youth hunt was 18,676. Antlered bucks accounted for 11,481 of deer harvested,

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Card Shower

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:34 am

A card shower is being requested for Alice Mosley in honor of her 94th birthday on Jan. 19. Cards may be sent to the following address: Alice Mosley, PO Box 331, Clarksville, MO 63336.

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  • Buffingtons welcome new arrival

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Cohen Allen Buffington

    A son, Cohen Allen was born on Dec. 6, 2014 to Mike and Kayla and big brother Ashton Buffington of Beaufort, S.C. He weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Mike and Lucy Buffington of Louisiana and Tony and Becky Tillman of Crestview, Fla. Great-grandparents are Nellie and the late Joe Buffington and Marion Woodward of Louisiana and Donna the late John Schwarz of

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  • Area children enjoy a breakfast with Santa

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Anna Stewart (right), age 3, getting her face painted by Clopton High School Cheerleader Jessica Barnes (left).

    Sixty participants enjoyed Christmas activities at the annual Clopton Parents As Teachers (PAT) Breakfast With Santa event held Saturday, Dec. 6. The event, held in the Clopton cafeteria, was co-sponsored by the Clarksville United Methodist Church. Sandi Lingua, PAT parent educator, Elementary Principal Linda Henderson, along with Debra Smith, Martha Hipes, Barb Meyer, Betty Hooten, Linda Frank and Bobbi Fox, coordinated the events which included ornament making, visiting with Santa,

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Pet Stories


Pet of the Week

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

Pretty Bailey is available for adoption. She is very shy, so a patient home is the best for her. Good with dogs and cats. Fully vetted and house-trained. To inquire or apply to adopt Bailey, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Dee Dee

    Dee Dee is a 10-year-old beagle that has found herself in need of a home once again. She is house-trained and a sweet, sweet girl. A home that she can retire in would be a special gift for this lady. To inquire or apply to adopt Dee Dee, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 9:34 am


    Fernando is a senior chihuahua mix, around 9-10 years old. He is a sweet man looking for a quiet home to retire in. Fully vetted, house-trained and crate-trained. Discounted adoption fee to a qualifying home. To inquire or apply to adopt Fernando, visit or call C.A.P.A. at 573-470-2767.

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Citizen's Journalism

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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  • Texting: “It Can Wait”

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Editor’s Note: Every day teenagers die on the roadways of this country because they are distracted by texting. Those grisly statistics can change, and a Hermann, Mo., student is doing her part to see they do. St. George eighth grade student Brenna Jones is the Missouri Middle School Division winner of the “It Can Wait” campaign aimed at discouraging texting while driving. The contest was sponsored in part by the

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  • 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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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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  • Clopton students earn incentive

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:13 am

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    The Clopton Sixth Grade Education team has developed an incentive program to reward student achievement on a quarterly basis. The criteria for the incentive program include: 95 percent attendance rate, passing all classes, no late assignments, no discipline issues and no more than one tardy. Students meeting all criteria were treated to an incentive/reward day on Dec. 18. This consisted of a MAP trivia game, including refreshments and door prizes,

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  • Clopton D.A.R.E. holds graduation

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Fifth Grade D.A.R.E. graduates pictured above are Christian Atteberry, Landon Blackwell, William Clark, Logan Dalrymple, Abigail Daskalakis, Lauren Denslow, Julia Eccles, Jordan Elliott, Paul Elliott, Kaylee Ellis, Errett Fitchett, William Hunter, Kylie Lucas, Lucas Martin, Nathaniel Martin, Kevin McGuire, Deacon Mitchell, Jack O’Brien, Abigail Patchin, Emma Pemble, Timothy Roed, Abagael Schlueter, Jonathan Shealor, Alexis Silvey, Kendall Smith, Mason Street, Landon Strus, Kaden Sutton, Lacey Sutton, Caleb Thompson, Tanner Turner, Macy Weitkamp, Tylee Wood and Samantha Wright.

    The Clopton Fifth Grade D.A.R.E. graduation was held Wednesday, Dec. 17. The program included D.A.R.E. shirts for all the graduates, refreshments and D.A.R.E. graduation certificates. Special awards were presented to two essay winners and two outstanding students (one chosen from each fifth grade class). Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte and D.A.R.E. Officer Kenda Flynn presided over the ceremony. Essay winners Jack O’Brien (Mrs. Allen’s class) and Kylie Lucas (Mrs. Bencomo’s

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village of the blue rose

Blue Rose gets check

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

The Knights of Columbus gave the Village of the Blue Rose a check for $716 last week from the group’s annual Tootsie Roll drive. Those in attendance were: front row, from left, Megan Speichinger and Julie Frost of the Blue Rose and Joseph Shuckenbrock of the Knights. Back row, Cletus Miller of the Knights and Blue Rose residents Tom Friedel, Marikate Benhardt, Donald Ringley, Scott Walters and Blue Rose Executive

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  • Louisiana youth benefit from local program

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Malia Harrison, a Louisiana 21st CCLC before and after school student, participates in the annual family shopping day held by the afterschool program.”

    The Twin Pike Family YMCA before and after school program has had a busy year this school year. Students have been busy participating in several exciting lessons and activities prepared by our Lay Foundation Enrichment Teachers, along with the regular Y staff Teachers. The Twin Pike Family YMCA 21st CCLC before and after school staff includes: Heather Barber, Debbie Triplett, Jeremy Booth, Loretta Woodward, Noveta Shepard, Teresa Pedersen, Stephanie Grimes,

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  • Volunteer of the year

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:55 am

    trish connelly

    Trish Connelly, left, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Clarksville Community Chamber of Commerce. A plaque was presented to her by the Chamber’s President, Joanna Brock, right, and Mayor Jo Anne Smiley. Connelly is on the front lines of sandbagging crews and is Chairman of the City’s Parks and Recreation Committee who single-handedly plants grass, pulls weeds, plans landscapes, arranges for landscaping rocks among other things.  She is also

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