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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
Things were “smashing” at the Library on Wednesday July 23 at the Great Egg Drop. A team of young engineers, with help from parents and Friends of the Library members Julie Stephens and Stan Ehinger, created safe havens for their eggs and watched them being dropped by city administrator, Bob Jenne outside the library. Youngsters ages four to six joined the young scientists as an enthusiastic audience for the big
If his father hadn’t fallen ill, Eolia farmer and Korean War veteran John Hood probably wouldn’t be here today. Hood, 84, recently gave an account of his experiences in the Korean War at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. Hood was drafted in 1951 and said he experienced a number of heavy battles during his time in Korea, a stay that was much shorter than for most other soldiers. Early in 1952,
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
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
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
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
Schools across western Pike County opened smoothly over the past week, although Clopton schools found themselves without the Internet on the first day of classes, Tuesday, Aug. 19. “We’re off to a good start otherwise,” said Pike County R-III (Clopton) District Superintendent Mark Harvey. “We’ve got a solid number of students.” Exactly how many was unknown due to the computer problems but the number is close to the 453 enrolled
Pike County R-III (Clopton)Schools recently announced its back-to-school information for the 2014-2015 school year. Thursday, Aug. 14: •“Back-to-School Night” PK-12 from 4–7 p.m. •PK Registration from 4–7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: •First Student Day for Clopton and Pike-Lincoln Technical School. Registration for new students will be done by appointment. Please contact the following to set up an appointment to register a new student: For the Clopton campus call 573-485-2488 or
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,
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
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.
YMCA Day Camp was held at Louisiana Elementary School from June 30 through Aug. 8 for children from all over Pike County. Many important things happened in day camp this summer. One addition was summer lunches being provided by Operation Food Search in St. Louis and catered by Crossroads General Store in Bowling Green. The meals were great and really enjoyed by the children. Other day camp activities included arts
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
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.