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Presiding commissioner candidates square off; Voters decide Tuesday

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The only contested Pike County political race on Tuesday, Nov. 4 is for presiding commissioner. The two candidates for the spot answered questions of the media and crowd at a Thursday, Oct. 23 forum at the American Legion Hall in Louisiana. Democrat Terry Burris and Republican Chris Gamm appeared before about 50 voters. Gamm was unopposed in the primary and Burris beat out incumbent Dan Miller to run against Gamm.

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R-II board not eager to arm staff

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Don’t look for Louisiana R-2 School District teachers or administrators to be carrying firearms any time soon. In a lengthy discussion about arming school staff members at the Oct. 20 board meeting, board members came to a consensus that it was not a good idea. Instead, the board agreed to keep looking at ways to increase security internally. Arming school staff members has been on the American conscience because of

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  • Letter to city puts focus on what to do with jail

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

    A recent letter to the City of Louisiana from its insurance carrier has officials looking at how to deal with city jail inmates. Meadowbrook Insurance didn’t threaten to raise the city’s insurance rates in the letter, but did voice concerns about the jail “due to our inadequate staffing,” according to City Administrator Bob Jenne, who got the hint. Currently, inmates are watched by dispatchers but Meadowbrook thinks they lack proper

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  • IndianHawks win, Louisiana loses

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Final scores for Friday, Oct. 17: Clopton-Elsberry-20, Wright City-0. Highland-29, Louisiana-14. For details and photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Louisiana running back Cody Brown got grabbed by the head on this play against Monroe City.

Louisiana loses to Monroe City, 46-0; closes out disappointing campaign

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm

The Louisiana Bulldogs ended their season on the road against the Monroe City Panthers on Friday, Oct. 24 and suffered a 46-0 shutout. The Bulldogs were 0-10 for the season. Four turnovers by the Bulldogs didn’t help and the Panthers scored 32 points in the first quarter. “Too many mistakes and a lack of consistency really hurt us,” said Louisiana Head Coach Greg Purdum. Monroe City scored on a 22-yard

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  • Bulldogs, IndianHawks seasons end with losses

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Football Friday Night Scores: Class 2, District 6 Van-Far 26, Clopton-Elsberry 24 Class 1, District 1 Monroe City 46, Louisiana 0 For full details on these games and the conclusion of the 2014 high school football season for Louisiana and Clopton-Elsberry, see the Wednesday, Oct. 29 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Punting game causes Bulldogs’ loss

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Hank Calvin (on top) and Dylan Noah combined for this sack of the Highland Cougars quarterback in the Oct. 17 home loss.

    Two blocked punts by the Highland Cougars and another bad snap on a punt attempt led to a 29-14  Louisiana Bulldogs loss on Friday, Oct. 17. Louisiana is now 0-9 on the season. The Bulldogs led 14-13 at the half but gave up 16 unanswered points in the second half to let the game get away. “The punting team hurt us and I wasn’t pleased with the way we finished

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Lifestyles

Members of the class of 1946 attending its recent reunion are front row from left: Hayden Adkison, Dude Branstetter, Carolyn Welch Hanger, Donald Shuford and Donald Ince. Standing from left are: Betty Conrad Allen, Peggy Boyd Readey, Betty Dunn Hirsch, Naomi Rubemeyer Gottman, Bea Henry Goodin and Romona Elder Miller.

LHS Class of 1946 holds 68th class reunion

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

The Louisiana High School Class of 1946 held its 68th class reunion Friday, Oct. 17 at Bella’s Frigento Ristorante. After the noon luncheon more visiting was enjoyed at the home of Hayden and Phyllis Adkison. Don Ince served as the alumni class president until the 30th reunion. From 1976 until the present, Hayden Adkison has held that position. Bea Goodin has been the secretary-treasurer and historian for the class through

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  • CHS class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Classmates attending Saturday evening were front row, from left: Shirley (Welch) Howland, Shirley (Mitchell) Simpson, Donna (Setzer) Sperry, Joyce Rudd, Carole (Teague) Aylward, Donna (Duvall) Williamson and Melaney (Magruder) Mathis. Middle row from left: Larry Wright, Jerry Manor, Rex Bradley, Tom White, Jim Grimes, Jerry Woodward, Dennie Wafts, Dan Brown, Bob O’Shea and Maurice Williamson. Back row from left: John Davidson, Jim Cooper, Richard York, Jim Steele and Jim Teague. Also in attendance at one or both events but not pictured were: Ron Brown and Tom Steele.

    The Clopton High School class of 1964 met for its 50th class reunion on Applefest weekend in Clarksville. The celebration began Friday evening at Eagle Bluff Country Club with dinner and an evening of sharing memories, reacquainting and catching up on each other’s lives. Twenty-two classmates and guests attended. The graduating class of 1964 had 43 members with four deceased. Seven convertibles and classic cars owned by class members, with

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  • Area Births

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Samuel Timothy Parsons

    Neal and Brittany Parsons of Louisiana, would like to announce the birth of their son, Samuel “Sammy” Timothy Parsons. He was born on June 10, 2014 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. At birth he weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Dennis and Brenda Parsons of Clarksville and Tim and Debbie Geary of Eolia. He is the great grandson of

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Students enjoy a science experiment during last year’s Lights On celebration at Clopton.

YMCA center to host “Lights On” program

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

Each October afterschool programs across the nation organize “Lights On” celebrations to celebrate achievements of afterschool children and to raise awareness and support for keeping the lights on afterschool. Twin Pike Family YMCA’s  21st Century Community Learning Centers recently hosted celebrations at the Louisiana Elementary and Bowling Green Elementary schools. Upcoming celebrations are: BONCL R-X will hold a Fall Festival on Oct. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Activities will include a

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  • Louisiana Alumni & Friends holding events Saturday during Colorfest

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Country Soul
Local band Country Soul, shown above during a recent performance, will be on hand for alumni activities on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association will host several events during the Country Colorfest. Anyone who has attended school in Louisiana, taught, or is a friend of the district is invited to attend. On Saturday, Oct. 18, an open house is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. at Louisiana High School. This is also open to all persons who have attended Louisiana schools and friends. Attendees will be able to visit with

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  • Calumet United Fund ice cream social set

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The United Fund of Calumet will host its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Various flavors of home-made ice cream, including vanilla, blackberry, peach, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, Heath bar, and more will be served with cake and other desserts. These can all be enjoyed while listening to music performed by local artists. Each year during the event, United

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