Lifestyles

Traveling upstream on the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean are: from left, Dan Flynn, Adam Trigg, Winchell Delano,  John Keaveny, Luke Kimmes and Jarrad Moore.

Paddling upstream to Arctic

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Pike County residents know that adventurers paddle, peddle  or walk long stretches of the Mississippi River each year, passing through Louisiana and Clarksville for a cause or just the pleasure. But few start at the Gulf of Mexico and paddle upstream with designs on reaching the Arctic Ocean. That’s what a six-member group called Rediscovering North America was doing last week just as the ice was finally thawing out of

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  • Retired teachers attend legislative day at capitol

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Retired teachers from Pike County who attended the Legislative Day are in front, Mary Twellman and in back from left,  Debi Ingram, Cheryl Ward, Louise Hunter, Nancy Wilfong, Larry Wilfong and Frank Berlin.

    Several members of the local retired school personnel chapter attended the annual MRTA Legislative Day in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Many retired educators from all across Missouri attended, to meet and discuss educational issues with their state representatives and senators. The Pike County group met with state senator Brian Munzlinger and state representative Jim Hansen. They discussed issues such as the full funding of the Foundation Formula for

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  • Line dancing taught at Clopton YMCA program

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Clopton YMCA Before and After School students were found kicking up their heels to songs such as “Electric Slide” and “Cotton Eyed Joe” during the month of January as they were given the opportunity to learn the skills of line dancing. Elizabeth Bencomo, Clopton teacher, presented a special program to all YMCA students, providing them with this new knowledge in a fun way. The Twin Pike Family YMCA Before and

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Travel

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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  • Hwy. 79 bridge will be replaced this summer, will mean closure

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    The Big Calumet Creek Bridge will be taken down and a new one will be built this summer.

    A new bridge is planned to replace the limited-load span on Hwy. 79 just north of Clarksville, according to MoDOT officials. The Big Calumet Creek Bridge will be replaced this summer and put up for adoption, should any community want it. The almost 300-foot bridge was closed to large truck and bus traffic in November when an inspection showed structural deficiencies on the 79-year-old span. That forced a weight limit

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  • MoDOT sets road work schedule

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be doing work on the following routes in Pike County on the dates and time indicated. • Hwy. 61 – Wednesday, March 11, one-lane traffic on the southbound lanes for concrete patching from County Road 310 to Hwy. HH from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph while the work is being completed. • Hwy. J – Thursday,

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Education

Louisiana Science Fair winners announced

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Louisiana Elementary and Middle Schools recently announced Science Fair winners. Earth Science, grades 3-5: third place, Jasmine Perez; second place, Blake Maier and first place, Russel Price and Lindsey Reeves. Earth Science, grades 6-8: third place, Tori Darnell and Estefania Ramirez; second place, Cori Johner and Sydney Hodkins and first place, Caitlin England. Life Science, grades K-2: first place, Dominic Hathaway. Life Science, grades 3-5: third place, Brilin Stewart; second place,

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  • Math contest competitors

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm

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    Louisiana middle school students recently competed with nine other area schools in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual regional math contest. Participating this year were: from left, Kellen Dewey, Dalton Gloe, Amanda Sencenbaugh, Abby Moon, Ti Niedner, Caitlin England, Aubrey Wendel, Emily Hughes, Marianne Edwards and Rebecca Calvin. Not pictured are Logan Crocker, Cecelia Hathaway, Michael Powers and Marin Powers.

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  • Clopton holds science fair

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Clopton science fair county winners are, back row, from left, Jack O’Brien, Logan Hall, Mary Margaret Garrett, Daniel Harvey, Justin Griego and Brendan Patchin; front row, from left, Landon Blackwell, Katherine Dixon, Olivia Brune, Megan Harrelson, Riley Walker and Jared Hoehn.

    The Clopton Science Fair, for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade, was held Monday, Feb. 23. A reception was held at 5:30 p.m. and awards were presented at 6 p.m. There were 10 projects chosen to compete at the Pike County Science Fair to be held March 10 at St. Clement. These include: Life Science K-2: Kain Eivins; Life Science 3-5: Landon Blackwell; Earth Science 3-5: Jack O’Brien; Life Science

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Religion

Roy Woolsey

Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group meets

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm

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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  • First Baptist Church to host Passover Seder event

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    “Messiah in the Passover”, a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held on March 22 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Louisiana. “Messiah in the Passover” will be conducted by Chosen People Ministries. Chosen People Ministries is an over one hundred-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe that Jesus

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  • World Day of Prayer to be observed March 6

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6. Locally, the service will be held on Friday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church , 121 N. 8th St. in Louisiana. This year, the women of the World Day of Prayer (WDP) Committee of The Bahamas worship service speaks of radical love which comes from humility,

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Health

Pike County Health Department waives screening criteria during April

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. It is an opportunity to normalize routine STD testing and conversations about sexual health. With an estimated 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occurring every year in the United States, it is clear that sexually

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  • Twin Pike Family YMCA updates

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Twin Pike Torpedoes  summer swim team for ages 5-18. The Twin Pike Torpedoes summer swim team is a competitive but fun way to improve stroke technique, speed and endurance while making new friends. Twin Pike Torpedoes’ season will run June through August. Swimmers must be able to swim one lap freestyle and one lap backstroke. Practice times are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from

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  • Health department to offer CPR classes

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    The Pike County Health Department would like to remind the public that it offers CPR classes through the American Heart Association. These classes are conducted at various times during the year and are taught by three certified instructors, Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN; Kim Gamm, RN and Robyn Orf, LPN. The class lasts three to four hours and teaches infant, child, and adult CPR including the use of an AED. There are

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