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Ali Love turns two

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Ali Lillian Love, daughter of Rob and Lisa Love, turned two on June 26. She celebrated her birthday on June 28 at Party Time in Wentzville. Ali treated her friends to a Sesame Street party. Pizza, cake, ice cream and soda were served to all the children. They also received treat bags with coins to play at Party Time. The children attending were cousins Matthew and Abbi Tranor, Sisaleigh and

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  • Overlook Farm complex rebounding from catastrophic restaurant blaze

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Overlook Farm Director of Operations Tom Vogt stands inside Avalon Hall, which will offer weekend meals starting Friday, Nov. 28.

    Last April when Nathalie Pettus pondered the smoldering remains of her Clarksville Restaurant, the Station, she was already thinking about what could rise from the ashes. Pettus initially envisioned a new restaurant and gift shop, until she realized that would cost $2 million. So the Clarksville area’s largest private employer decided on a different tact tied to Pike County’s seasonal businesses. That’s how the Courtyard Restaurant came about, which just

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • Paynes to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Scott Payne - 2014

    Scott and Lois Payne of Pittsfield will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their daughters from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene in the Family Center in Pittsfield, Ill. The couple requests no gifts please. Mr. Payne and the former Lois Criss were married on Nov. 16, 1949 in Pittsfield, Ill., at the home of Brother Joe Maynard. Attendants

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  • Louisiana churches Thanksgiving dinner suspended

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The churches of Louisiana will not hold the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for area residents this year at the Centenary United Methodist Church, according to Methodist church council member Sara Drummond. No group came forward to assemble, cook and serve the dinner which fed 300 people in 2013, Drummond said. There are hopes the dinner can be put on again next year, she added. For the full story, see the

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  • Sellmeyers celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Ray and Agnes color

    Raymond and Agnes Sellmeyer, of Vinita, Okla., will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29. They were married at St. Clement Catholic Church in St. Clement on Oct. 29, 1949. They have been involved in dairy farming and ranching their entire life, beginning in Tulsa, Okla. in 1949 and then moving their dairy to Vinita, Okla. in 1964. Agnes’s parents were the late Theodore and Cecelia Miller of St.

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  • LHS Class of 1946 holds 68th class reunion

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Members of the class of 1946 attending its recent reunion are front row from left: Hayden Adkison, Dude Branstetter, Carolyn Welch Hanger, Donald Shuford and Donald Ince. Standing from left are: Betty Conrad Allen, Peggy Boyd Readey, Betty Dunn Hirsch, Naomi Rubemeyer Gottman, Bea Henry Goodin and Romona Elder Miller.

    The Louisiana High School Class of 1946 held its 68th class reunion Friday, Oct. 17 at Bella’s Frigento Ristorante. After the noon luncheon more visiting was enjoyed at the home of Hayden and Phyllis Adkison. Don Ince served as the alumni class president until the 30th reunion. From 1976 until the present, Hayden Adkison has held that position. Bea Goodin has been the secretary-treasurer and historian for the class through

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