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Jim Parsons of Louisiana, in the foreground, drives a 1961 Chevy, while Loyd Groshong, in the background, drives a one-of-a-kind 1956 Plymouth.

Motorists attached to cars of youth

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

They don’t really have a name for their group and it isn’t an official club. But every third Friday, a group of seniors who are still attached to the cars of their youth get together at Hardee’s in Louisiana to reminisce and show the classic vehicles they still drive today. Roger and Donna Sperry, of Eolia, drive up each month in their gleaming red and white 1955 Crown Victoria. “He

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  • Pleasant Hill class gathers to celebrate 50th reunion

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Classmates from Pleasant Hill Class of 1964 are (L-R): Ron Hannel, Bob Robertson, Bob Reed, Mike Webster, Charollette (Daniels) Hirst, Rachel (Suhling) Asmus, Larry Forgey, Sharon (Wineland) VanDyne, Donna (Johnson) Lamme, John Garoutte, Evelyn (Dwyer) Pearson, Kenneth Connner,  Carolyne (Conner) Puskas, Susie (Wykoff) Edwards, Cathy (Grammer) Ottwell, Stan Kuck, Jim Howland, Bob Kelly, Denny Wombles.

    The Pleasant Hill class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Pikers in Louisiana. Thirty-four classmates and guests were in attendance  to have a meal, get reacquainted, share memories, catch up on each other’s lives and exchange information. A Memory Board was created by Charollette and Carl Hirst honoring the classmates lost through the years, totaling one-fourth of the class, namely; Gerald Anderson, Carolyn (Butler) Kirby,

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  • Louisiana Homecoming queen and king crowned

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 9:51 am


    Ashley Martin was named the Louisiana High School Homecoming Queen and Elijah Oblinger was named king during halftime ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 19. For more, see the Sept. 24 issue of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Pike County author draws on tough times for newly published novel

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Jim Yonker

    Although it’s not purely autobiographical, the new book “Southern Passage” by Pike County author Jim Yonker is based on his time dealing with racism in southern railway yards during his youth. Yonker lives outside Bowling Green and “developed the writing bug,” right after retiring from the parole office at Northeast Correction Center in Bowling Green about eight years ago. Yonker set up the office in 1998 and decided to stay

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  • Garden Club to host annual Tour of Homes

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The Gov. Lloyd Stark home will be one of the homes featured in this year’s Louisiana Garden Club Tour of Homes.

    The Louisiana Garden Club will host its annual Home Tour in  downtown Louisiana on Sept. 13 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sept. 14 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.). Eight structures on Georgia Street will be a part of the tour. Homes have been selected this year from the lower section of Georgia Street. The studio/ home of Jon Moran was once a grocery store. The art filled studio is an excellent use of

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  • 4-H Fashion Revue results

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Pike County 4-H held their Fashion Revue competition on Thursday, July 17.  This is an event for 4-H members enrolled in clothing projects.  Participants make or purchase their garment and then model it during the event.  Judging is based on fit and style of the garment. In the Clothes You Make, eight to 10 year old division, Emily Collins modeled her blue and red striped dress. Emily received a blue

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  • 104 years young

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Restora Privett

    Former Bowling Green resident Restora Privett got to celebrate two occasions Thursday at Lynn’s Heritage House – “National Senior Citizens’ Day” and her 104th Birthday. The festivities included live entertainment featuring her brother Sam Branstetter’s band and refreshments.

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