Lifestyles

4-H Fashion Revue results

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Pike County 4-H held their Fashion Revue competition on Thursday, July 17.  This is an event for 4-H members enrolled in clothing projects.  Participants make or purchase their garment and then model it during the event.  Judging is based on fit and style of the garment. In the Clothes You Make, eight to 10 year old division, Emily Collins modeled her blue and red striped dress. Emily received a blue

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  • 104 years young

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Restora Privett

    Former Bowling Green resident Restora Privett got to celebrate two occasions Thursday at Lynn’s Heritage House – “National Senior Citizens’ Day” and her 104th Birthday. The festivities included live entertainment featuring her brother Sam Branstetter’s band and refreshments.

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  • Knight, Allen to wed

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Cheyenne Allen and A.J. Knight

    Amy and David Hill of Nebo, Ill. are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheyenne, to A.J. Knight, son of Elaine and Duncan Prior of Troy and Ralph and ReNell Knight of Racine, Wis. The couple will wed Sept. 6 at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in Illinois. Grandparents of the bride are Connie and Jim Manker of Griggsville, Ill. and Delores Allen of Pittsfield, Ill. Grandparents of the groom

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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

All three Eastern Pike County schools do well on APR tests

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm

All three eastern Pike County school districts did well on the Missouri annual performance report (APR) scores. More than half of the districts in the state raised their scores, including BONCL R-X schools which had a mistake rectified from last year’s scores and jumped substantially. Thirty-nine percent decreased like Clopton and four percent stayed the same like Louisiana. Individual scores fluctuated at the Louisiana R-II School District but the total

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  • Boosters bring spirit to stadium renovations

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Spectators line up for tickets at the relocated booth at Cunningham Field in Louisiana.

    Spectators at the first Louisiana football game of the season last week were treated to an improved Cunningham Field stadium. The $23,000 remodeling price tag was split by the Louisiana High School Bulldog Boosters Club and the school district, according to Activities Director Curtis Hendrickson. The most notable improvement to fans is the relocation of the ticket booth. The booth was moved about 30 feet north along the fence line

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  • INTRUDER: Simulated shooting trains school staff, police

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Officers subdued the second simulated shooter when he hid inside the teachers’ lounge.

    The rounds were blank but the bullet and shotgun casings pinging and spinning on the floor of Louisiana High School last week were real. So was a heavy pall of smoke in the air as Pike County deputies, Louisiana Police, BONCL and R-2 schools staff got a taste of what it was like to have real shooters inside the building. “One of the main points of this is to expose

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Religion

Free Heritage Fest breakfast set for Sept. 13 at local church

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

The First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, located at the corner of Church and Broadway streets, will be serving a free breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The breakfast is being provided as part of the church’s Acts of Kindness ministry. To learn more about the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, visit

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  • Glenn speaks to Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast Group

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Rebecca Glenn

    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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Health

Health department to offer flu vaccinations

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm

The Pike County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves, as well as others this flu season by being proactive and getting vaccinated. Research has proven that the single best way to prevent the flu is through receiving a flu vaccine every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccination. Due to this

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  • YMCA tumbling to begin

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Twin Pike Family YMCA will hold tumbling sessions at the YMCA on Monday nights. Mommy and Me will be from 5:30-6:15 p.m., PreK/K will be from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and sessions for grades one through three will be from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sessions options are Sept. 8-29, Oct. 6-27, or Nov. 3-Dec. 8. For more information contact the Twin Pike Family YMCA at 573-754-4497.

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  • Heat index warning through Sunday evening

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat index warning through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 of 105-110 degrees. The high heat index is being caused by temperatures in the mid to high 90s with extreme humidity, the NWS said. The combination will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness for the elderly, the very young and those without air conditioning. Strenuous outside work

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