Lifestyles

Northeast Independent Living Services to celebrate 20th anniversary

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:23 am

NorthEast Independent Living Services will celebrate its 20th Anniversary early next month. A celebratory event will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the American Legion Hall on Highway MM in Hannibal from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will include a bounce house, numerous carnival-type games for children, face painting and music. We are also excited to announce that a Hannibal Fire Department truck, Hannibal Police Department D.A.R.E. vehicle,

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  • McElfresh, Booth to wed

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Michelle McElfresh and Chris Booth

    Michelle McElfresh of Louisiana and Chris Booth of Vincennes, Ind. announce their engagement. Michelle is the daughter of Darrell McElfresh of Donnellson, Iowa and Vicky and Kevin Keely of Louisiana. Grandparents are Joyce and Bob Findley of Louisiana, Patricia McElfresh of Lebanon and the late Lawrence ‘Mac’ McElfresh, and the late Charlie and Irene ‘Sissy’ Mitts. She is a graduate from Louisiana High School and a nursing graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange

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  • Library holds “Fiesta” story hour

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Twenty-three youngsters attended the “Fiesta” at the Louisiana Public Library on Wednesday, July 9. Children listened to read alouds, completed craft activities, received small gifts and each child attending was invited to select a “Keep Book”. Readers for the story hour were Leah Norvell and Jeremy Booth.  The books on display and the read aloud selections at the Story Hour were purchased through a GFWC Literacy Grant by GFWC Chautauqua

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Travel

Louisiana students learn on trip to help Haitians

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

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

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  • Veterans honored to be on flight

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Russell Ransdell

    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

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  • National off-road event finds way to Pike County, Illinois

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    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

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Education

Richard Murry, transportation director with the Louisiana R-II School District, inspects one of the 12 active buses of the district’s fleet. Changes have been made to the school’s bus schedule and will be printed in the Aug. 6, 2014, edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

Changes coming to Louisiana R-II bus schedules for 2014-15

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

A few minor changes will impact the bus schedules for Louisiana R-II School District for the 2014-15 school year, according to the district’s lead transportation official. Richard Murry, transportation director for the school district, said Monday, July 28, that three routes will change this year with most of the adjustments to the schedule affecting South Carolina Street. “We’ve moved most of South Carolina Street’s pickups and deliveries to North Carolina

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  • Louisiana R-II school district could lose tax funds from disputes

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The Louisiana RII School District could lose at least $45,000 if a lawsuit and an assessment of a moved business go against board district wishes. And that might just be the tip of the proverbial iceberg, according to district Superintendent Dr. Richard Basden and Pike County Assessor Donna Prior. Prior told the school board at the Monday, July 21 meeting that  Ameren Missouri seeks to decrease its 2013 assessment with

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  • Music boosters hold banquet

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Pictured are  Micah Goodin and Kaelee Wernowsky during the recent Louisiana Music Boosters Awards Banquet. Wernowsky was honored for representing the Louisiana Band at CCC districts.

    The Louisiana Music Boosters hosted its first ever Music Awards Banquet recently at the Louisiana High School Commons. Booster President Pam Todd-Watts said the event was very well accepted. Micah  Goodin awarded those who participated in color guard, band and the musical during the school year.

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Religion

Rebecca Glenn

Glenn speaks to Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast Group

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

The Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group met on Monday, June 9 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisiana with 37 in attendance from 10 area churches. Father Lou Dorn offered a prayer before the meal, which was prepared by the ladies of Bethel AME of Louisiana and the First Christian Church. President Judy Allely introduced Rebecca Glenn of Bowling Green, who is the Director of the Learning Center,

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  • Old Knob Baptist Church to hold annual services

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Mt. Ayre better known as “Old Knob Baptist Church” will hold its Annual Basket Dinner services on Sunday, Aug. 3 in Edgewood. Dinner will be served starting at 1:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 2:30 p.m. Services are held each year at the church and the money that is raised goes toward the upkeep of the Cemetery. These services are a long-standing tradition for the church and the

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  • Gospel Sing to be held

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:16 am

    A county-wide community gospel sing will be held on Sunday, July 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the air conditioned main building at the Pike County fairgrounds. The gospel sing is sponsored by the P.A.C.T. group, along with the Bowling Green  Ministerial  Association. Donations of canned goods will be collected for the Hope Center and the Bowling Green Ministerial Association. There is no charge for this event.

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Health

Free vaccinations offered by Pike County Health Department

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:21 am

The Pike County Health Department will be offering multiple free vaccination clinics during the month of August during their walk-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. These opportunities are for children 11 years old through 18 and college students’ ages 19 through 26. PCHD will also have two outreach clinic opportunities:  one will be in Louisiana at the

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  • Eastern Missouri Health Services gets new parking lot

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

    A new parking lot was recently poured at Eastern Missouri Health Services in Bowling Green due to the need and requests from the community. The existing parking lot is being re-striped to make the parking spaces wider.

    A new parking lot was recently poured at Eastern Missouri Health Services in Bowling Green due to the need and requests from the community. The existing parking lot is being re-striped to make the parking spaces wider.

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  • Health department hires Deeken as administrator

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Christopher Deeken

    The Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice Board of Trustees hired Christopher Deeken as their new Administrator. Deeken brings a strong educational background to PCHD including a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management, a Master’s degree in Health Administration, and a MBA in General Management. In addition to his educational background, he has also worked for a medical office in southern Missouri where he analyzed revenue, expenses

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