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Clopton FBLA hosts blood drive

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Clopton junior Sabrina Stewart prepares to give blood as the Clopton FBLA, advised by Lynn Hall, hosted a blood drive on Monday, March 23. The drive was conducted by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. The FBLA blood drive had 19 donors and collected 15 units of blood.

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  • Paddling upstream to Arctic

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    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.

    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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Travel

MoDOT sets road work

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

• Hwy. D – Tuesday, April 14, one lane traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Hwy. H to Hwy. 79 for pavement repair. • Hwy. D – Inactive spring/summer 2015 – Sealing operations from Hwy. 79 near Louisiana to Hwy. 61 at Eolia.

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  • 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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Education

ACT assessment at Louisiana High School

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm

On April 28, the first statewide census administration of the ACT will be given to all eleventh grade students throughout the state. Louisiana School District will allow private and home school students to participate in the ACT assessment. Any private, parochial or home school student wishing to participate in the assessment, should contact LHS School Counselor, Lisa Leake, at 573-754-6181 no later than April 26.

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  • It’s electric

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Fourth grade students at Clopton Elementary were given a chance to see a science lesson become reality during a special presentation given by Keith Mueller of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative on Wednesday, March 25. Students have been learning about electricity and how circuits work. Mueller explained how power lines work and stressed how to stay safe around them.

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  • Bill would consolidate BONCL

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

    BONCL School Administrator Cassie Huckstep-Spangler reads a book to Miss Kari Kroeger’s pre-school and Kindergarten class. The children are: clockwise, from bottom right, Carter Bowser, Tori Charlton, Macey Jordan, Lanee Ince, Payten Anderson, Araceli Oliver and Ryan Scott.

    A bill introduced in the Missouri legislature to consolidate small school systems is perceived as a threat to the BONCL R-X School District just outside of Louisiana. House Bill 1292 from Kurt Bahr, (R-O’Fallon) would require school districts with less than 350 students to be consolidated with two or more larger districts, using one administrative unit and one school board. That would essentially eliminate the BONCL school board and Administrator

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Religion

Ecumenical Holy Week services scheduled

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

Maundy Thursday will be observed Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at a service at the First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. The service observes Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, which is the Thursday immediately preceding Easter. It is observed in commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus. At this service, communion will be offered to all believers by intinction. A Good Friday service will be held Friday, April 3 at

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  • Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast group meets

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Roy Woolsey

    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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Health

Healthy kids day

Healthy Kids Day

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Pike County Memorial Hospital held a Healthy Kids Day on the hospital grounds on Saturday, April 11. Running under a multi-colored tent held by other children and parentes were Lillian Pille, 4, of Clarksville, and her mother, Amber Pille.

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  • Pike County celebrates Public Health Week

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Mark those calendars for Friday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for this free, fun, and healthy event at the Bowling Green City Park lower shelter house and walking trail. Rain date is set for April 17. In observance of National Public Health Week the Health Department is sponsoring this event for all area residents. During the fair participants will be able to take part in educational walking

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  • Pike County Health Department to host health and wellness fair

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice will recognize National Public Health Week by hosting a Health and Wellness Fair and promoting this year’s theme, “Public Health:  Better Health. Better Missouri.” “This Health and Wellness Fair featuring our Community Walk event shows how individuals and communities can take small steps in improving their health,” said Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN; Community Health Coordinator. “We all have a role to play in

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