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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Traffic across the Big Calumet Creek Bridge on Hwy. 79 near Clarksville will cease when it is replaced later this year.

Bridge replacement will close Hwy. 79 from mid-July to mid-November

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

The replacement of the Big Calumet Creek Bridge on Hwy. 79 just north of Clarksville will close the highway from July to November, according to Clarksville Mayor Jo Anne Smiley. Smiley reported to the city’s board of aldermen at the Thursday, April 16 meeting that people would have to get used to “traveling many miles around” but will have a new bridge at the end of the project. Clarksville officials

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  • MoDOT sets road work

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    • Hwy. D – Tuesday, April 14, one lane traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Hwy. H to Hwy. 79 for pavement repair. • Hwy. D – Inactive spring/summer 2015 – Sealing operations from Hwy. 79 near Louisiana to Hwy. 61 at Eolia.

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  • Hwy. 79 bridge work planned

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing bridge maintenance on Hwy. 79 between Elsberry and Louisiana beginning Tuesday, March 31. The work is expected to continue until Friday, April 10 and there will be lane closures; however, all lanes will open at the end of the work day. Other work planned by MoDOT in the near future for Pike County includes: • Hwy. P – Monday, March 23 to Friday,

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Clopton High School Class of 2015 Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the speakers at graduation ceremonies at the high school on Sunday, May 17. For more graduation photos, see page 15.

Clopton graduates 29

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

The Clopton High Class of 2015 was smaller than recent years at 29 students, but that didn’t stop the students from enjoying their high school graduation on Sunday, May 17 at the high school. Superintendent Mark Harvey welcomed the crowd and introduced the Pike County (Clopton) R-III School District board. Valedictorian Megan Dameron and Salutatorian Michael Werkmeister were the senior speakers and Werkmeister punctuated his speech with a dance, a

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  • Rotary Reality Day opens eyes at LMS

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Mackenzie Hager gets pointed to her next station by Ashley Jenkins at the Rotary Club’s Reality Day on Thursday, May 14.

    Middle school eighth graders got a dose of adulthood on Thursday, May 14 at the annual Louisiana Rotary Club Reality Day at the school. Reality Day is an exercise for the students to begin realizing what it will take to support themselves as adults. Students pick a profession and are assigned a salary by the Rotary members. They then must craft a budget for housing, transportation, taxes, insurance, clothing, savings,

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  • PLTC Grand opening

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:14 am


    A grand opening of the new Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia was held Friday, May 8 in ceremonies in front of the new facility. Missouri Rep. Jim Hansen, center, cut the ribbon while R-III School District Superintendent Mark Harvey displayed a special certificate and PLTC Director Martin Hanley watched. Well-wishers were treated to tours of the new building and the remodeled diesel and auto technical buildings next door. About 150

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Prayer Day

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:31 am

Members of the Louisiana Ministerial Alliance and the community gathered at the riverfront on Thursday, May 7 for the National Day of Prayer. Prayers were said for the city, its officials and individuals.

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  • Ecumenical Holy Week services scheduled

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Maundy Thursday will be observed Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at a service at the First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. The service observes Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, which is the Thursday immediately preceding Easter. It is observed in commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus. At this service, communion will be offered to all believers by intinction. A Good Friday service will be held Friday, April 3 at

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  • Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group meets

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Roy Woolsey

    The Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group met at Centenary United Methodist Church in Louisiana on March 9 with a total of 42 in attendance representing 11 area churches.  Pastor Art Moore, minister of the host church, welcomed everyone to the meeting.  The breakfast was prepared and served by the ladies of Calumet Presbyterian Church and Centenary. Roy Woolsey of Troy, sales manager for seven counties for the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter

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Hannibal hospital named stroke center

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Hannibal Regional Hospital (HRH) has been named a Level III Stroke Center. This Missouri Stroke Center Designation status was granted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as a component of the Time Critical Diagnosis System throughout the state. “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States.  As a Level III Stroke Center, Hannibal Regional Hospital is

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  • Healthy Kids Day

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Healthy kids day

    Pike County Memorial Hospital held a Healthy Kids Day on the hospital grounds on Saturday, April 11. Running under a multi-colored tent held by other children and parentes were Lillian Pille, 4, of Clarksville, and her mother, Amber Pille.

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  • Pike County celebrates Public Health Week

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Mark those calendars for Friday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this free, fun, and healthy event at the Bowling Green City Park lower shelter house and walking trail. Rain date is set for April 17. In observance of National Public Health Week the Health Department is sponsoring this event for all area residents. During the fair participants will be able to take part in educational walking

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