We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated

The 24th Annual Community of Faith Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 28, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Louisiana. This meal is prepared by many different area churches and sponsored by several area organizations, and is available free of charge to anyone desiring …

  • Updated

There are millions of reasons to quit smoking and probably only a few reasons why you feel like you can’t. We’ll spare you the normal lecture and share two alarming statistics: first, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women - about 1 out of 4 cancer d…

  • Updated

LOUISIANA – As we prepare for the Christmas season this year we are in need of sponsors for families in need. Please consider sponsoring a family for Christmas. Families will range in size from two children to six children.

  • Updated

The Haw Creek Club met Wednesday Nov. 6 at the Hannibal Nutrition Center in Hannibal Mo. Dorothy Flowers opened the meeting with a prayer. Members enjoyed a delicious meal of ham, sweet potato, corn, fruit cocktail and a large slice of home made bread.

  • Updated

“I appreciate your invitation,” said my friend. “But I really can’t come back to the church.  That’s quite impossible.”

  • Updated

Daloris Picone’s kindergarten class at Louisiana Elementary School gives advice of "How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey"  (Recipes are not kitchen tested)

  • Updated

On Thursday, Nov. 7, members of The American Legion Post 370, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 370 and VFW 5553 honored veterans at Lynn’s Heritage House and Maple Grove Lodge, two nursing homes in Louisiana.

  • Updated

The annual Community of Faith Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held again this year.  This free meal is open to anyone wanting to share in the food and fellowship on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.  Many people from several area churches and organizations will be not only contributing food items, …

ANNADA – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were honored to welcome mobility and visually impaired hunters back to Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge for the 10th annual hunt. Eight hunters and their assistants gathered at the refuge Oct. 25 - 27 for a weekend of deer hunting. Qualifie…

Schools in eastern Pike County and throughout the state got a chance to check their progress and performance in yearly state reports issued late last month.

Cole Chidster was awarded the August “Kids Doing the Right Thing” award by Louisiana Community Betterment President Diana Huckstep and Police Chief April Epperson for his work helping at summer storytime events at the Louisiana Public Library at the Monday, Oct. 18 Louisiana City Council meeting.

PAYNESVILLE – The Bethel AME Church in Paynesville plans to honor ‘seasoned saints’, who continually work in the different community churches.

  • Updated

The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 Auxiliary will host a Family Freedom Festival and Pre-Veteran Day Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9 starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

LOUISIANA – Charlie and Mary Perkins of Trailerman Trailers present a check for their matching challenge issued at the Buffalo Township United Fund's (BTUF) recent Farm to Table Dinner fundraiser. The dinner, held on Friday, Oct. 4, was again a sold out, successful event.  As a result of the…

In an effort to empower residents in rural areas of the state to go back to school and further their education, WGU Missouri has announced it has partnered with the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) to provide $100,000 in scholarships to residents who are served by an elec…

The tempo of missions being flown by Air Evac flight team 146 has picked up in a major way since the medical helicopter operation moved from Carrolton, Ill., to Louisiana.

Representatives of the Louisiana Garden Club presented the Yard of the Month award for October to Nikki Lee at 2219 North Carolina Street. She has a beautiful array of plants and other shrubbery that landscape the yard.

CLOPTON – The Clopton Alumni Group held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday Sept. 24, to finalize plans for their Annual Banquet to be held on Saturday, Oct. 12th. Doors will open at 5 p.m. A meet and greet will be held until time for the meal at 6:30 p.m.

Representatives of the Louisiana Community Betterment Association presented the LCBA Beautification Award to Michelle and Duane Thompson on Thursday, Sept. 26.  The Thompson's have done extensive repairs to the inside and the outside of the home, located at 216 N. 3rd. Street.  Pictured, fro…

MADISON, MO – Representatives of DAR chapters in northeast Missouri gathered at the Madison Area Community Center in Madison, Mo. on Sept. 13 for the annual meeting of the Northeast District of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. District Director Mitzie Pitford …

The Louisiana High School Marching Band placed second in their division at the Macon – City of Maples Marching Festival on Sept. 21.  Aubrey Wendel, drum major, and Rebbeca Lewis, Color guard captain, accepted the trophy on the band's behalf. Rose Wilburn is the band director.

Stars and Stripes: On Wednesday, Sept. 25, First Baptist Community youth group invited all Louisiana students to participate in the nationwide See You at the Pole.  Approximately 50 students and faculty joined together at the high school flagpole for a time of prayer.  The youth group meets …

CLARKSVILLE – Even if the weather is gloomy, there will be a light shining brightly at Clarksville United Methodist Church on Oct 6.The congregation is hosting a community re-dedication ceremony for its renovated stained glass windows at 5 p.m. that Sunday. The public is encouraged to attend…

CLOPTON – Thursday’s meeting of the school board governing Clopton and Pike-Lincoln Technical Center followed a now familiar pattern: long and sometimes winding deliberations about the district’s finances leading to a vote that splits the board more or less in half.

HANNIBAL – Hannibal-LaGrange University and Moberly Area Community College signed an agreement Tuesday designed build a pipeline into under-populated parts of the teacher profession.

COTTLEVILLE, MO. – On Oct. 1, St. Charles Community College will host Manufacturing Day, the region’s largest student manufacturing workforce development event organized by the Grow Manufacturing St. Charles County Committee. The event will allow more than 1,000 students to learn about oppor…

BOWLING GREEN – The 35th Annual Alumni Banquet for Bowling Green High School will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12,, at 6:30 p.m. in the James A. Wilson Gymnasium. The cost is $25 for the meal per person, which includes annual dues.

The Louisiana Rotary Club and the Friends of the Library (FOL) have a long-standing relationship that is mutually beneficial to each group and to the Louisiana Public Library.  When Rotarians have a guest speaker at their weekly meetings, the guests are shown appreciation by the donation of …

On paper: Bowling Green High School students enrolled in the Publications course recently attended a yearbook and journalism workshop in Hannibal. Students enrolled in this course create the ‘Bobcaster’ school newspaper and ‘Speaker,’ the yearbook. During the training, students develop theme…

LOUISIANA – The Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group met on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Seton Center on North Third Street in Louisiana.  There were 32 women in attendance representing nine area churches.