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Mother fights for equal education for all students

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

Erin and Phillip Johnson of Gordonsville have a soft spot when it comes to children—especially those who are the most vulnerable. The couple already had two sons of their own, but after viewing a documentary that depicted how orphaned, disabled children in the Ukraine were treated, they decided to reach out in 2010 and adopt a child from that country. “Everyone told us we were nuts—even our social worker,” Erin

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  • Town treasurer to resign

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The town of Louisa is looking to hire a new town treasurer after Carol Brown’s recent resignation. Brown’s resignation was due to unforeseen circumstances, according to Louisa Town Manager Brian Marks. “We’re all sad to see her leave,” Marks said of Brown, whose last day will be Dec. 12. The Town welcomed Brown to the treasurer position back in March after Donna Pinter, former treasurer, retired at the end of

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  • Headstone headed to local veteran’s resting site

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Mamie Johnson reminisces as she looks at pictures of her husband, Carl. She looks forward to a headstone being placed on his grave.

    Carl L. Johnson served his country for three-and-a-half years as a member of the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. During World War II, he rose to the rank of a Technician Fifth Grade – called a TEC 5 for short – which is a title with responsibilities similar to that of a corporal. It has been nearly 70 years since Johnson left the Army and more than 11 years

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Nazifa Shakeri, manager of Peebles Department Store in Louisa, presents a check for $971.40 to Louisa Education Foundation Director Ava Pippin, President Page Kemp and Treasurer Doug Whitlock  at their November officers’ meeting.

30 Days of Giving

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Peebles had designated LEF as its Fall 2014 charity of choice in Stage Stores’ semi-annual “30 Days of Giving” campaign to encourage their stores, associates and customers to give back to their local communities. From September 12 to October 12, 2014, Peebles’ shoppers in Louisa had the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or $5 to Louisa Education Foundation at checkout. Louisa Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the

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  • Louisa opens dialysis center

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Jessica Waller, clinic manager at Fresenius Dialysis Center, sits in a patient’s chair where she normally takes care of them. She said it felt different being on “the other side.”

    After a year of construction, Fresenius Dialysis Center in Louisa will open Dec. 5, but with a little catch. “CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has 30 days from the very first treatment to come in and audit us,” said Jessica Waller, clinic manager for the center. Until that happens, FDC will have one patient to treat and one patient only. However, a line is forming for treatment at

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  • Mehlhaff awarded humanitarianism fellowship award

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:58 am

    The Louisa County Lions Club observed its Charter Night on Oct. 28 celebrating 62 years since its founding in 1952. Members and their guests enjoyed a meal served by the Women of the Moose at the Louisa Moose Lodge. Lion President Joel Kendall presided over the program which recognized the club’s accomplishments and called out its only remaining charter member, Past District Governor Lion Howard Marshall. The highlight of the

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So many choices

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

There’s no more putting it off…Christmas is here. The holiday displays in the stores have been trying to warn us since August and some of us just didn’t listen.  No worries, I have discovered Facebook auction sites. Not eBay, not Craigslist, not even Freecycle; Facebook auctions.  No long delays on delivery, just arrange to meet behind the Popeye’s on Laburnum and give them the cash and they give you the

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  • Texting: It can wait

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Editor’s Note: Every day, teenagers die on the roadways of this country because they are distracted by texting. Those grisly statistics can change, and a Hermann, Missouri student is doing her part to see they do. St. George eighth grade student Brenna Jones is the Missouri Middle School Division winner of the “It Can Wait” campaign aimed at discouraging texting while driving. The contest was sponsored in part by the

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  • A day to not give thanks

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:59 am

        Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for what we have.  Not so much what we’ve gotten for ourselves, but what’s been provided for us by others.  Like the Virginia colonists who shared a table with the Native Americans at the first Thanksgiving (yeah, even John Kennedy had to admit that one during his presidency; Pilgrims weren’t the first to host the feast, they simply had better marketing), the

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