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Clopton High Rotary Exchange student Amanda Kriger loves everything about her new school, family and friends in eastern Pike County, with one notable exception. “It’s so cold,” she said last week on a 15 degree day. “I like the snow, but I don’t like the cold.” That’s to be expected from someone who lives in a country where the temperature often hovers around 100 degrees. Kriger, 16, hails from Francisco
Clarksville schools graduate William Luke has been named to the Village of Homewood Hall of Fame in suburban Chicago. He taught in the town’s school system for 39 years and was the head of the music department. He was also the choir director at the St. Paul Community Church in Homewood from 1957 to 1999. He is the brother of Francis Luke, of Clarksville.
The children of the late Ralph and Darlene Ince continued their parents’ tradition of holding their Christmas family get-together in the First Christian Church fellowship hall the Saturday following Christmas. There were 57 in attendance from 11 communities in four states. Those from Missouri who attended were Paul Ince and William, Jada and Meghan O’Donnell from St. Charles; Nathan, Lisa, Joel and Gracie O’Donnell of St. Robert; Michael, Dawn, Ben,
Dale and Jeanette Robertson, of Old Monroe, and Fred and Debby Tepen, of Bowling Green, are pleased to announce the engagement and forth coming marriage of their children, Lauren Rose Robertson and Justin Emil Tepen. Lauren is the granddaughter of Everett and Rosemary Rottger, of Troy, and Edwin Robertson and the late Mary Ann Robertson, of Winfield. Justin is the grandson of the late James and Judith Gollaher and the
Louisiana High School senior Emily Love got a surprising phone call two weeks ago. It was from the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Virginia, informing her she was an award winner in it’s annual Youth Wildlife Artist Contest. Love learned she had come in second in the high school division from entries across the country and won $500. “I didn’t know it was them when they called me,” Love
Nan Buchanan, of Frankford, celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday, Nov. 23. Those helping her celebrate were Sandi Buchanan, Sam Davis, Jennifer Kennedy, Curtis Niffen, Haley Kirk and Cadence, Johnathan Kirk, Scott and Debbie Buchanan, Brandon Buchanan, Danielle Buchanan, Hayden and Holden, David and Melinda Buchanan, Cole Buchanan, Cory Buchanan, Chance Buchanan, Malinka Berlin, Michelle Maddox, Tori and Devin, Ashley Maddox, Lashelle Buchanan, Holly Lares, Shane Kennedy, Mike Buchanan, Nancy McCurdy
Five generations of the Clark family gathered recently. Pictured are, great-great-grandmother, Rose Clark, seated holding Christopher Shaine Granger. Back row, from left are great-grandmother Bonnie Owens, grandfather, Gary Cox, Jr. and mother Ashley Cox.