Pickle in peril: Youngster publishes book with a humorous look at a pickle

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

“The Life and Death of Patrick the Pickle” had such a good ring to it that Riley Perrine felt compelled to use it as the title for his recently published children’s book. The Louisiana Elementary School fifth grader reasoned he could have called the protagonist “Peter the Pickle” or “Paul the Pickle” but it just didn’t fit. So Perrine stayed with his title, which pretty much explains the story, although

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  • Louisiana Rotary presents peace scholars

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    The Louisiana Rotary Club, under the leadership of President Bart Niedner, hosted two World Peace Scholars this week as they presented programs on bullying prevention and peace building to local student leaders in Louisiana. These internationally-trained peace-builders provided inspiring, world-class training in peace-building to the students.  The opportunity for local youth to meet and work with these impressive individuals who have dedicated their lives to world peace was unparalleled. In

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  • Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off campaign

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The Buffalo Township United Fund kicked off its 2014 campaign at a special breakfast held at the Seton Center on Thursday, April 10. Charlie and Mary Perkins of Trailerman Trailers immediately donated $5,000 to the fund that goes to all local organizations, like Head Start, Kids in Motion and the Pike County Council on Aging. No donated money leaves the area and administrative costs are less than one percent. The

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May OATS schedule in Pike County

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

There will be no service on May 26, Memorial Day. From Pike County to: Hannibal  – Thursdays – call 800-654-6287 for reservations. Bowling Green in town – Tuesdays a.m. Louisiana, Clarksville and Paynesville to Bowling Green – Tuesdays p.m. To schedule a ride, simply call the volunteer OATS contact in your community. When the local contact cannot be reached call the OATS Office at 800-654-6287. To schedule a ride on

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  • Paranormal hunters have spooky time at old Louisiana hospital

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    The Missouri Paranormal and Crypto Society had an active evening of encounters with spirits, ghosts, or apparitions Friday, April 11 at the old Pike County District Hospital in Louisiana. Society member and Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Koetters said the Saturday, April 12 session was not as active, but Friday’s definitely was. “It’s like fishing,” Koetters said. “Sometimes you don’t get a bite and sometimes they’re jumping in

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  • Illinois bills could cause flooding in Pike County

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    2013 Flood

    The Neighbors of the Mississippi are worried that a set of bills sailing through the Illinois legislature will mean more high water for Pike, Lincoln and St. Charles counties. But whether they can stop the Illinois legislature from passing the bills that would raise levees one-half foot remains to be seen. The battle is reminiscent of the group’s attack on Plan H several years ago, a plan that the Corps

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Pike Tech rebuild contractor picked, construction expected to start in May

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The Pike County R-III (Clopton) School Board has selected a main contractor to rebuild the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center which burned down in December 2011. “We’re hoping to break ground in May if the weather will let us,” said Superintendent Mark Harvey. “The bids were very close.” Board members picked LayneCo Construction Services of O’Fallon, which submitted the low bid of just over $3,445,000 Harvey said. “They come with good references,”

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  • Pike-Lincoln Tech rebuilding slated for May

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The rebuilding of the burned down Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia could start the first week in May if the weather permits according to Pike County R-III (Clopton) Schools Superintendent Mark Harvey. The Clopton School Board picked the low bid of just under $3.5 million from Layneco Construction Services, of O’Fallon. Phase one plans call for a new main building to house nursing, computer and technical classes. A second shop

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  • Pike Lincoln Technical Center students compete

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm


    Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) students attended the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference at Linn State Technical College in Linn, April 3-5. Students left from PLTC early Thursday morning and spent the next three days competing and representing our school in different contests. On Saturday, the results were announced. Anothony Caruthers placed third in the Diesel Equipment Technology Post-Secondary contest. Shane Coleman placed first in the Welding Technical Information Post-Secondary

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Day of Prayer to be observed in Louisiana

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

The National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 1, will be observed in the City of Louisiana with a service set for 7 a.m. at the riverfront gazebo. In the event of inclement weather the event will be moved to Louisiana City Hall to the Council Chambers in the lower level. The public is invited. A special invitation is being given to city officials, public safety workers and city employees. This

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  • Bowling Green Christian Church welcomes humorist for fundraiser

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Humorist Julie Patrick-Barnhill will be speaking for a fundraiser at the Bowling Green High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 3, at 2 pm. Barnhill is a Missouri girl, a graduate of Brunswick High School and Hannibal LaGrange University, humorist, national/international speaker, author of 11 books, columnist, radio guest speaker, former elementary teacher, and a mother of three children. Her focus addresses the realities of parenting, life, home, work, and eternity. 

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  • ‘Beautiful Africa’ to be presented at Family Resource Center

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Watoto, a holistic care program, initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people, is thrilled to present a brand new choir tour entitled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation. The production will be presented at the Family Resource Center in Edgewood at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25. With vibrant, original African music; dance routines; life-transforming stories, the tour is indicative of the new generation of leaders emerging

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Kids Expo aims to help kids exercise minds, bodies

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

On Saturday, April 26, the Twin Pike Family YMCA and Pike County Memorial Hospital is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Healthy Kids Day/Kids Expo takes place at the Twin Pike Family YMCA on 614 Kelly Lane in Louisiana, from 9 a.m. to noon and features fun, active play and educational activities, such as planting vegetables, a fishing pole casting

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  • Pike County Health Department to offer ‘Safe Sitter’ courses

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens ages 11 to 13 on: Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration deadline is April 25) Thursday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration deadline is June 6) Tuesday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration deadline is June 6) Classes will be held at the Pike

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  • Goodin introduced as new YMCA president

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm


    The Twin Pike Family YMCA Board of Directors and staff held their annual membership meeting at the YMCA facility on Wednesday, March 26.  This meeting is held to allow the Board of Directors and staff the opportunity to share the successes of the past year with members, supporters and the communities served by the YMCA, while recognizing those who have been part of making it all happen. Exiting President, Brad

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