Lifestyles

Michelle McElfresh and Chris Booth

McElfresh, Booth to wed

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Michelle McElfresh of Louisiana and Chris Booth of Vincennes, Ind. announce their engagement. Michelle is the daughter of Darrell McElfresh of Donnellson, Iowa and Vicky and Kevin Keely of Louisiana. Grandparents are Joyce and Bob Findley of Louisiana, Patricia McElfresh of Lebanon and the late Lawrence ‘Mac’ McElfresh, and the late Charlie and Irene ‘Sissy’ Mitts. She is a graduate from Louisiana High School and a nursing graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange

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  • Library holds “Fiesta” story hour

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Twenty-three youngsters attended the “Fiesta” at the Louisiana Public Library on Wednesday, July 9. Children listened to read alouds, completed craft activities, received small gifts and each child attending was invited to select a “Keep Book”. Readers for the story hour were Leah Norvell and Jeremy Booth.  The books on display and the read aloud selections at the Story Hour were purchased through a GFWC Literacy Grant by GFWC Chautauqua

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  • Freeman, Pease engaged

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

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    Shirley Freeman, of Bowling Green, announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Sarah Marie, to Caleb Eugene Pease. Sarah graduated from North Platte High School and attended Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, Neb.  She is employed at Community State Bank. Caleb graduated from Bowling Green High School and received an associate degree in auto mechanics from Linn Tech.  He is employed at Weber Automotive. He is the son

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Travel

Russell Ransdell

Veterans honored to be on flight

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

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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  • Locals do well at Missouri chili cookoff in Clarksville

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Chili Time
Larry Wright, of St. Charles, who is a graduate of Clopton High School, stirred his pot to a first-place finish in the “Anything Goes” category at the Show-Me State Chili Cook-off held Saturday, June 7 in Clarksville.

    A day of rain didn’t stop chili aficionados from cooking and consuming their favorite concoction at the annual Show-Me State Chili Cook-off in Clarksville on Saturday, June 7. “We had a good crowd,” said event organizer Linda Blakey. “It went as well as expected given the weather.” Prize winner George Rives, of Eolia, was cooking red chili under one of many tents at Riverfront Park. “I’ve been doing this for

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Education

Louisiana R-II school district could lose tax funds from disputes

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

The Louisiana RII School District could lose at least $45,000 if a lawsuit and an assessment of a moved business go against board district wishes. And that might just be the tip of the proverbial iceberg, according to district Superintendent Dr. Richard Basden and Pike County Assessor Donna Prior. Prior told the school board at the Monday, July 21 meeting that  Ameren Missouri seeks to decrease its 2013 assessment with

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  • Music boosters hold banquet

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Pictured are  Micah Goodin and Kaelee Wernowsky during the recent Louisiana Music Boosters Awards Banquet. Wernowsky was honored for representing the Louisiana Band at CCC districts.

    The Louisiana Music Boosters hosted its first ever Music Awards Banquet recently at the Louisiana High School Commons. Booster President Pam Todd-Watts said the event was very well accepted. Micah  Goodin awarded those who participated in color guard, band and the musical during the school year.

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  • Christianson graduates

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    John Wood Community College’s commencement exercises were held recently in the JWCC Student Activity Center in Quincy, Ill. The ceremony honored 334 students earning associate degrees and 236 students earning career/technical certificates. Gabrielle R. Christianson, of Louisiana, received an Associate in Science.

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Religion

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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  • Gospel Sing to be held

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:16 am

    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.

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  • Bethel AME in Paynesville to celebrate 178 years

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The Bethel AME Church, Paynesville will host its annual celebration of service to the community. This year marks the church’s 178th anniversary. The celebration will begin on Sunday July 13 starting with a dinner being served at 1:30 p.m. followed by a program at 2:30 p.m. Special guests for the event will be Rev. Marvin Davis, pastor of White Rose Baptist Church and his congregation from Bowling Green. The Bethel

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Health

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.

Eastern Missouri Health Services gets new parking lot

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

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.

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  • Health department hires Deeken as administrator

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Christopher Deeken

    The Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice Board of Trustees hired Christopher Deeken as their new Administrator. Deeken brings a strong educational background to PCHD including a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management, a Master’s degree in Health Administration, and a MBA in General Management. In addition to his educational background, he has also worked for a medical office in southern Missouri where he analyzed revenue, expenses

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  • Free lunch for Louisiana youths at nutrition site

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Children from two to 18 will be able to get a free lunch this summer at the Pike Nutriton Center at 521 Georgia St. in Louisiana. There are no restrictions or qualifications for any youth to get the meals. The center will be open for youth meals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays through Friday, Aug. 8, but will be closed on Friday, July

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