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Eric Sterne and Jessica Allen

Allen and Sterne to wed

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:04 am

Ethan and Penny Allen of Foristell are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Allen, to Eric Sterne, son of Geoff and Susan Sterne of Clarksville. Allen  is a graduate from Timberland High School and is attending Lindenwood University where she will obtain her bachelor’s degree in elementary education next spring. Sterne is a graduate of Clopton High School and Illinois Central College in Peoria, Ill. He

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  • Quilters get stitch in time from Underground Railroad

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

    From left Julie Phillips, of Whiteside, Margo Hill, of Bowling Green and Geil Heyer, of Eolia work on quilts as members of The Christian Peace Makers.

    They meet once a month to sew, relax and enjoy the discussion. But The Christian Peace Makers are also creating beautiful quilts, inspired by the oral history of the Underground Railroad. Group leader Helen Crew got the idea when she learned about quilts that had panels in them giving coded clues to fleeing slaves on where to link with the Underground Railroad. When performance artist W.T. Johnson of Hannibal did

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  • Ward honored

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm


    Kenneth “Bucky” Ward was presented with a 50-year membership pin in the Order of the Eastern Star at a reception hosted by Nightingale Chapter No. 117 at the Masonic Temple in Louisiana. A decorated cake and punch was served to family and friends at the 2 p.m. event on Sunday, April 12.

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  • Make-A-Wish

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 11:12 am


    Leukemia patient Michael King, 8, of Clarksville, threw the first pitch at the Clopton-Silex baseball game on Thursday, April 23 at Clopton High. The game encompassed a fund-raiser for King to attain his Make-A-Wish trip to Pearl Harbor. He also received a camera for his trip. After King threw the first pitch, Clopton catcher Michael Werkmeister signed it for him. King is the son of Travis and Amanda King of

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  • Johnsons celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Johnson

    H.L. (Lavon) and Edna Johnson of Pleasant Hill, Ill., observed their 70th wedding anniversary on March 26. On March 29, family members attended church with them at the Nebo Baptist Church. Family members presented music and comments with the Johnsons’ great-grandson, Derek Hibben, playing a viola solo of “Amazing Grace.” Following church services, the family had lunch in the banquet room of the Cardinal Inn in Pittsfield, Ill. Special guests

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  • Story hour

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    library story hour

    Jerald Dawson, 5, at left, and sister Brianna Dawson, 8, both of Louisiana, practice motor skills while making toy rabbits at the Louisiana Library on Saturday, April 18, right after story hour. The library has landed a grant from the state that will fund story hours every Wednesday in July from 2 to 3 p.m.

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  • Clopton FBLA hosts blood drive

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    blood drive pix

    Clopton junior Sabrina Stewart prepares to give blood as the Clopton FBLA, advised by Lynn Hall, hosted a blood drive on Monday, March 23. The drive was conducted by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. The FBLA blood drive had 19 donors and collected 15 units of blood.

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