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Students enjoy a science experiment during last year’s Lights On celebration at Clopton.

YMCA center to host “Lights On” program

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

Each October afterschool programs across the nation organize “Lights On” celebrations to celebrate achievements of afterschool children and to raise awareness and support for keeping the lights on afterschool. Twin Pike Family YMCA’s  21st Century Community Learning Centers recently hosted celebrations at the Louisiana Elementary and Bowling Green Elementary schools. Upcoming celebrations are: BONCL R-X will hold a Fall Festival on Oct. 22 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Activities will include a

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  • Louisiana Alumni & Friends holding events Saturday during Colorfest

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

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Local band Country Soul, shown above during a recent performance, will be on hand for alumni activities on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association will host several events during the Country Colorfest. Anyone who has attended school in Louisiana, taught, or is a friend of the district is invited to attend. On Saturday, Oct. 18, an open house is scheduled from 3-5 p.m. at Louisiana High School. This is also open to all persons who have attended Louisiana schools and friends. Attendees will be able to visit with

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  • Calumet United Fund ice cream social set

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The United Fund of Calumet will host its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Various flavors of home-made ice cream, including vanilla, blackberry, peach, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, Heath bar, and more will be served with cake and other desserts. These can all be enjoyed while listening to music performed by local artists. Each year during the event, United

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  • Sheriff’s office issues ice bucket challenge

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:32 am

    After being challenged by members of the Pike County Ambulance, The Pike County Sheriffs Office employees fulfilled their ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) challenge, to both raise awareness of the disease and to help raise money to defeat the disease. The employees completed their challenge with the help of the Bowling Green Fire Department. The employees nominated the following agencies to complete the challenge; Pike County Children’s Division, Pike County, IL

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  • Arts Council event featured Ingram

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Debra Ingram performs at a recent Raintree Arts  Council event.

    Raintree Arts Council presented a stirring concert by well known local artist Debra Ingram and guest Jennifer Eisenhower.  Saturday night’s performance at Bowling Green High School gave the audience soaring vocals of contemporary country, gospel and old standards. Volunteers manned the tables for the refreshment served at intermission. Missouri Arts Council provided financial assistance for the performance.

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  • Successful fair in the books as event ends

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Another successful Pike County Fair is in the books as this year’s event came to a close Saturday. The fair, which ran Tuesday through Saturday of last week, is comparable to years passed, said fair board president Vernon Korte. According to Korte, the grand total of revenue for the 2014 fair appears to be slightly down from last year. “2013 was an exceptional year,” Korte countered, explaining the slight decrease

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  • Car show set in Vandalia, Mo.

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Boyd Barrett’s 1970 Chevelle SS will be featured on the dash plaques for this year’s Dam Few Cruisers car show to be held at the Vandalia Fair grounds Saturday, June 21. The car was built in Arlington, Texas and originally invoiced to L.R. Cooke in Lexington, Ky. Barrett bought it in 2000 from his friend, Bill Harris.  He waited a few years and then started a complete restoration of the

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