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St. Clement crowds Mardi Gras royalty

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Members of the St. Clement School and parish crowned their Mardi Gras royalty during the annual celebration, held the first weekend of the month. Pictured above are the Mardi Gras attendants: Mikey Ostrowski, Scarlett Grote, Adam Twellman, Emily Collins, Hudson Crane, Stevie Korte, Trase Irvin, Mackenzie Stith, and King and Queen winners Lucas Jennings and Avery Daffron.  

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  • Bank of Louisiana pledges to Fairground project

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    The Pike County Fairgrounds will hopefully be receiving a facelift thanks to a generous pledge donation from Bank of Louisiana. At the last Fair Board meeting, a proposal was made regarding the construction of a new outdoor canopy and stage on the track, which would allow for the hosting of larger entertainment events, as well as better service the current acts it hosts annually. The project cost is estimated at

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  • Dr. Terry Newton – “Blessed” life immortalized in book of stories

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    “Blessed - Stories from a small town veterinarian,” a collection of short stories, is a glimpse into the life and times of Dr. Terry E. Newton. The stories featured were told by Dr. Newton and written and compiled by Courtney Leeper, the niece of Newton’s business partner, Dr. Dave Cerven.

    “You are about to begin a delightful journey into a rare and wonderful section of our world. You are about to enter the world of the life and times of Dr. Terry E. Newton,” it begins. “The most important thing that I can tell you about Dr. Terry Newton is that he is for real. As you read about his life, you may doubt that anyone can be that humble,

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Relay kicks off 2015 season

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm

The public is encouraged participate in the kick-off for the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pike County season. An event will be held at the Twin City Bowling Alley in Louisiana on March 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. All survivors, team captains, committee members, caregivers, participants, sponsors, and anyone interested in helping out with this year’s Relay for Life are welcome to attend. Information on becoming

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  • Pastor Appreciation Day

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    White Rose Baptist Church will be celebrating their Pastor’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Earl Strauther, along with his congregation from Bethel A.M.E. Church in Louisiana. Dinner will be served following morning services. Everyone welcome.

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  • “Messiah in the Passover” demonstration

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    “Messiah in the Passover,” a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held on March 22 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Louisiana. “Messiah in the Passover” will be conducted by Chosen People Ministries. Chosen People Ministries is an over 100-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believer that Jesus is the

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