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Three Louisiana High School students and several others from the area recently got a life experience in a trip to help Haitians. Bailey Wallace, Chadwick Dowell and Dawson Miller made the trip with Louisiana High Interact Group and instructor Dr. John Piccone. They were accompanied by students from Bowling Green, Hannibal and Curryville. The students helped begin a new cement block school house for Haitian students in St. Marc, which
Two U.S. military veterans from Louisiana who were on Great River Honor Flights to Washington D.C. in recent months have one thing in common. It was one of the highlights of their lives. Don Giltner Army veteran Don Giltner, 80, took the trip honoring veterans for their service in April and fellow Army veteran Russell Ransdell, 84, went in May. Giltner served from 1954 to 1959 during the Cold War
They came from locations coast to coast, from Canada and Florida, for one purpose: to put their off-road rigs to the test, and perhaps promote their products a bit in the process. And that they did as 27 vehicles built for off-road driving gathered in Pike County, Ill. last week as one stop on the annual Ultimate Adventure. The event sponsored by Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine, is held in
A day of rain didn’t stop chili aficionados from cooking and consuming their favorite concoction at the annual Show-Me State Chili Cook-off in Clarksville on Saturday, June 7. “We had a good crowd,” said event organizer Linda Blakey. “It went as well as expected given the weather.” Prize winner George Rives, of Eolia, was cooking red chili under one of many tents at Riverfront Park. “I’ve been doing this for
For 146 years Greenwood Cemetery has been a constant in the Clarksville community with its 24.6 acres serving as the final resting place for more than 15,000 grave sites. Tradition continues every year when the American flags are placed on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day by Rex Hipes. During the week preceding the holiday, people still come and wash headstones and place arrangements on the family plot. The
• Hwy. 61 — Surface improvements at various locations in northbound lanes through Saturday, June 14 and in southbound lanes through Saturday, May 24; Estimated completion is this fall. • Champ Clark Bridge US 54 — Steel grid deck and joint repair on Champ Clark Bridge tentatively scheduled to begin the week of Monday, June 2, lasting four to five days.
There will be no service on May 26, Memorial Day. From Pike County to: Hannibal – Thursdays – call 800-654-6287 for reservations. Bowling Green in town – Tuesdays a.m. Louisiana, Clarksville and Paynesville to Bowling Green – Tuesdays p.m. To schedule a ride, simply call the volunteer OATS contact in your community. When the local contact cannot be reached call the OATS Office at 800-654-6287. To schedule a ride on