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CLOPTON – The Louisiana High School Quizbowl team started their season on Tuesday, Jan. 14, with an undefeated run at the EMO Conference Quad event at Clopton High School.  

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Royalty: Clopton named its courtwarming queen and king and honored their court between games against Silex on Thursday, Jan. 16. Madison Horstmeier and Maleek McPike were Clopton’s 2020 courtwarming queen and king. Pictured, from left, freshman representative Grace Palmer, sophomore represen…

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CLARKSVILLE – It’s a happy coincidence of man and nature: Lock and Dam 27, just north of Clarksville, roils up the Mississippi, discombobulating fish and leaving them easy targets for birds of prey.

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Are you looking for a new outdoor adventure? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake in partnership with the Monroe City Whitetails Unlimited Chapter, the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee, the Northeast Missouri Wild Turkey Federation, the Missis…

VFW Post 4610 Commander Herbert Everett, along with Auxiliary Members Joanne Hammuck and Amy Cooke and youth members John and Grace Cooke and Alicia Harry visited area nursing homes on Friday, Dec. 18, where they distributed cookies and sang a Christmas carol to the veterans.They visited Map…

LOUISIANA – Louisiana Elementary School gets a visit from  Sarah Woodrow a Nutrition Program Associate, with University of Missouri Extension, once a week for six weeks  in total. Woodrow shares lessons that teaches students and adults about the value of healthy eating and important physical…

Pike County 4-H Recognition Celebration is an event to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 4-H members and volunteers during this past year. This year’s event was held on Oct. 27.

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LOUISIANA – For more than a quarter-century, lovers of Louisiana and its places of worship have gathered during the holiday season for the town’s annual mid-town church walk.

LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Community Betterment sponsored three Christmas activities this past weekend.  The first was a Children’s Painting Class.  The class was held at PCMH in the cafeteria on Saturday, Dec. 7.  The class instructor was Bev Cogar.  All the children had a wonderful time cre…

VANDALIA – At the Dec. 3 meeting of Agape House of Vandalia board, members were gratified to note an increase in guest numbers in October (71) and November (86).

CLARKSVILLE – The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 and Auxiliary, have nominated Rachel Hudson, FFA teacher at Clopton High School, to receive the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Award.

Greening: Thanks to the generosity of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and the help of Barker Horticulture, Clarksville was able to plant two redbud trees in Belle Rose Park. This is the second time Forest ReLeaf has assisted the Clarksville Park Committee with their beautification projects. To dat…

Troy, Mo. – Hearing loss is a silent, invisible hurdle that over 40 million Americans struggle with. It’s an expensive problem to combat, but this Christmas season there’s a chance for one adult and one child could get help hearing more clearly for free.

Volunteers served plate after plate  at the Community of Faith Thanksgiving Day Dinner Nov. 28 at Centenary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Louisiana. The free event served more than 450 people, according to Art Moore, the pastor of Centenary Methodist. That included 254 delivered…

Louisiana – The new Louisiana Community Christmas Tree was placed at the corner of 4th Street and Georgia on Thursday, Nov. 21.  The new tree is a result of a fund raising effort conducted by the members of the Louisiana Community Betterment Association.  

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.