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The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee is again sponsoring a city-wide holiday decoration contest this year. Categories will be for commercial, residential and religious themes. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. There will be no need for a registration for these prizes, but anyone is invited to contact the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce office to alert the committee. Judges are in place and dates for judging will
The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce has received almost 600 free items from American Express to help promote Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29. The pens, balloons, buttons, posters, stickers, and tote bags are available free to Louisiana merchants to be used as giveaways on the Nov. 29 to customers. Merchants can go to the chamber office at the corner of Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 79 by the Champ Clark Bridge
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
The secret Service and the Bowling Green Police will be hosting a fraud, counterfeit and bad check scam seminar Monday, Nov. 10 at 6:30. It will be held at the Bowling Green High School Auditorium and there is no charge to attend. The seminar will be conducted by Asst. Special Agent in Charge of the St. Louis Secret Service Office Douglas Roberts. For additional information, contact Jeff Kaufman at the
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum’s annual fall dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13 at American Legion Post 370 at 420 Kelly Lane in Louisiana. It will begin at 6 p.m. with a dinner prepared by members of the American Legion. “The Real John Wood” will be the topic for keynote speaker Reg Ankrom, a well-known speaker from Quincy, Ill. Tickets are currently available from any of the following
The two candidates for Pike County Presiding Commissioner will be at a public election forum on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Louisiana American Legion Hall. Democrat Terry Burris and Republican Chris Gamm, both of Bowling Green, will be asked questions from the media and the public. Public questions can be submitted from 6-6:20 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The Louisiana Country Colorfest will bring a throng and unlimited fun to the downtown area on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19. “We’ll have more than 100 vendors,” said Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters. Colorfest will officially kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a welcome from the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and the singing of the national anthem by Shaylen Martin. It will occur at the main stage