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FULTON, MO – There’s no better way to develop leadership skills than to practice, practice, practice. That is exactly what Louisiana High School sophomore Josephine Oblinger did while attending the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership In Practice student forum.

Resplendent: Representatives of the Louisiana Garden Club presented the July “Yard of the Month” to Cheryl Bradshaw.  Bradshaw’s home is located at 610 Seventh Street in Louisiana.  The presentation was made on Thursday, July 11. If you spot a property that you feel would be a good candidate…

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LOUISIANA – Louisiana Community Betterment Association and the Louisiana Police Department are sponsoring National Night Out on the evening of Tuesday, August 6, 2019. National Night Out is an annual community building program that promotes positive community partnerships and neighborhood ca…

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Red, white and blue: Brendan Obremski, age 8, was the winner of this year’s July 4th Coloring Contest. Brendan stopped by to pick up his $20 prize Tuesday morning. Photo by Stan Schwartz

BOLIVAR, MO – Emily Ayers of Curryville appears on the spring 2019 honor roll at Southwest Baptist University.

LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association accepts all donations, memorials and honorariums from anyone who wishes to contribute to the scholarship fund.  The donations are tax-deductible contributions, which allow the Alumni Association to continue presenting scholarships to…

LOUISIANA – GFWC Chautauqua and Friends of the Louisiana Library are celebrating literacy with materials on outer space, purchased for this year’s Summer Story Hours.

MEXICO, MO – “Season 19” was the theme for the 4-H Teen Camp held June 6-9, 2019. Teens ages 12 to 14 from Audrain, Pike, Ralls, Clark, Shelby, Lewis, Knox and Marion counties took part in the camp at Camp Cedar Crest near Mexico.

Clopton – A draft budget was approved at the June 24 meeting of the Pike County R-III Board of Education.

MEXICO, MO – “Super Heroes” was the theme for 4-H Junior Camp held June 3-6, 2019 at Camp Cedar Crest near Mexico. Youth ages eight to 11 from Audrain, Pike, Ralls, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Shelby, Scotland and Marion counties took part in the camp.

In seven days, I rode that euphoric, endorphin-filled ride from 216 to 211. With a day to go, and miles of humidity-induced sweat to show for my effort, I was sure I had two pounds of water weight just waiting for the proper motivation to let go. The promised land – 208 – would be mine!Excep…

Alayna Eveland of Pike County is shown with the spoils of her first successful turkey hunt. The tom had three beards, and weighed in at 22 pounds, 10 ounces. Alayna is the daughter of Alan and Jamie Eveland.

I can hold a grudge. Like, forever.I remember once being so angry with someone that we didn’t speak for over two years. To this day, I have no recollection of why I was mad. I just know I was mad. And if I was that mad, I must have had a good reason. And if I had a good reason for being angr…

t took over 50 years, but the mystery surrounding the tragic death of a young Pleasant Hill, IL man in the early days of the Vietnam war is finally answered. John Drew Campbell died on November 22, 1965, as a result of drowning, when the land vehicle Amtrac (LVTE-P5) in which he was a passen…

I will never forget my first long-distance solo flight. Even though I was being “graded” – the big cross-country solo is a requirement for licensure – I opted for the longer version of the test so I could just be up there longer, so I could really and truly experience a real sense of the air…

The Women’s Care Staff at Hannibal Regional Hospital announced two recent births to local families.

During the first quarter of 2019 the Louisiana Community Food Pantry served 964 families for a total of 2506 individuals. This amounts to a distribution of approximately 10,550 (plus) pounds of food.

OATS Transit, a Missouri based not-for- profit transportation provider, announced today that it has received a grant from Cuivre River Electric Community Trust totaling $2,400. In an effort to ensure residents are provided reliable transportation to allow them to live independently in their …

OATS Transit, a non- profit transit provider for rural areas, has issued its May schedule for Pike County locations.The service will be closed May 17 in observance of Memorial Day.Bowling Green and Curryville to Bowling Green in town (Tuesdays before noon).Louisiana, Clarksville and Paynesvi…

Rachel Beard, Brandy Farmer, Michael Powers and Marin Powers compete at Brentwood.Reader submitted photo.

Mackenzie Barr plays with Pheobe the dog after the morning’s programming ended. photo by Adam Thorp

(photo by Adam Thorp/Louisiana Press-Journal)(From left) Superintendent Todd Smith, Louisiana Elementary School Principal Stacy Hamlett, Tina Chidster, and NuToys Leisure Products representative Laura Schellenberg.

“Going to church,” said my friend. “It just seems so hypocritical. I mean, the people who attend regularly aren’t any better than the rest of us. I guess I’ve always felt it’s more honest to admit that I’m not a Christian — not that I think I’m particularly evil, but I’m no saint, either. Th…

photo by Adam Thorp/Louisiana Press-JournalPike County R-III Superintendent Mark Harvey and Board President Bob Danuser look out on a crowd, including expelled school board member Greg Talbert (in yellow shirt).