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Ali Love

Ali Love turns two

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Ali Lillian Love, daughter of Rob and Lisa Love, turned two on June 26. She celebrated her birthday on June 28 at Party Time in Wentzville. Ali treated her friends to a Sesame Street party. Pizza, cake, ice cream and soda were served to all the children. They also received treat bags with coins to play at Party Time. The children attending were cousins Matthew and Abbi Tranor, Sisaleigh and

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  • Overlook Farm complex rebounding from catastrophic restaurant blaze

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Overlook Farm Director of Operations Tom Vogt stands inside Avalon Hall, which will offer weekend meals starting Friday, Nov. 28.

    Last April when Nathalie Pettus pondered the smoldering remains of her Clarksville Restaurant, the Station, she was already thinking about what could rise from the ashes. Pettus initially envisioned a new restaurant and gift shop, until she realized that would cost $2 million. So the Clarksville area’s largest private employer decided on a different tact tied to Pike County’s seasonal businesses. That’s how the Courtyard Restaurant came about, which just

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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Travel

Rachel Williams, Cecilia Maruiz, Molly Ross, Taylor Cunningham, Katelynn Hoskins, Leah Waddell and Lloyd Cunningham enjoy their guided tour of Culver Stockton College.

FTA tours Culver Stockton College

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm

By Josh Runyon On Oct. 29, the Future Teachers of America, FTA, took a trip to Culver Stockton College. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors toured the college. They learned all about the simulated classrooms where students learn teaching skills to use in their careers. Then, they toured the rest of the college and enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria. When asked if she would ever consider going to Culver Stockton College

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  • Cyclists boosting arts, sports visit Louisiana en route to New Orleans

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Mark Brown plays the piano bike while, from left, Jules Cunningham, Sam Genon and Marty Stano listen on Georgia Street in downtown Louisiana.

    An Englishman in a canoe during the winter, a Captain America character in the grueling summer and Indians in the fall have all traversed through the Louisiana area in recent years in a trek down the Mississippi for one cause or another. But perhaps the most unique group traveling from the Minnesota headwaters to New Orleans pedaled through Louisiana last Thursday, Oct. 9 on a contraption designed to attract contributions

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  • MoDOT plans county road work

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

    • Hwy. 61 – Through Friday, Oct. 31. One- lane traffic for pavement undersealing on southbound lanes from Pike County Road 310 and Hwy. N near Bowling Green to Hwy. E south of Eolia. • Hwy. FF/D at Hwy. 61 – From Wednesday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 30. One-lane traffic will be controlled by flaggers with a 12-foot width restriction on the bridge while crews are present for expansion

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Education

Cuivre River Electric Community Trust awards scholarships to local students

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Forty-two students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties received a total of $21,000 in scholarship awards from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust. Pike County students receiving scholarships are Kyriana Foster and Kaitlyn Huber. Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in

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  • Clopton named top high school by ratings firm

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Clopton High School has been named one of the top 100 high schools in the St. Louis metropolitan area by a national ratings service. Niche started out as a rating service for prospective college students and their parents. It now also rates school districts for families moving around the United States. Clopton ranked 23 on the top 100 list, most of which is dominated by much larger schools from mid-Missouri

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  • Louisiana FFA attends National Convention

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    By Ryan Pursifull The 87th National FFA Convention was held once again in Louisville, Ky., and it was attended by FFA members from all around the United States. The Louisiana FFA, sponsored by Mr. Bill Capps, took eight students to the FFA National Convention. The students were Katelyn Watts, Ally Cross, Carolina Taylor, Ashley Sheppard, Carly Heil, Ryan Pursifull, James Rubino and Eric Reid. In the National Convention the FFA

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Religion

Louisiana churches Thanksgiving dinner suspended

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The churches of Louisiana will not hold the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for area residents this year at the Centenary United Methodist Church, according to Methodist church council member Sara Drummond. No group came forward to assemble, cook and serve the dinner which fed 300 people in 2013, Drummond said. There are hopes the dinner can be put on again next year, she added. For the full story, see the

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  • River of Life ministries expanding thrift store

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    River of Life Church Pastor Mark Sheppard takes a break while getting the church’s new thrift shop ready in the Raintree Mall.

    Flush with donations, the River of Life Church Community Bargain Shop in Louisiana is expanding into two more locations. The shop was expected to open a facility at the western end of the Raintree Mall last week and plans to occupy the old ALPS grocery store across Georgia Street some time next spring, according to Pastor Mark Sheppard. “We just needed more room,” Sheppard said. “We had to have it.

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  • First Christian Church to host “Revive Our Land”

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    On Saturday, Nov. 1, the First Christian Church of Louisiana will open its sanctuary for people to gather together to “Revive Our Land” through an evening of music, prayer, and proclamations for revival. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 517 South Carolina Street. In addition to honoring Pike County veterans, elected officials and candidates in this pre-election event, the church hopes to have a

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Health

Silent auction participants view items at the PCMH Foundation dinner.

PCMH foundation does well at ‘wonderful’ fundraiser

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

More than $50,000 was raised by the Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) Foundation at its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bowling Green. “It was a wonderful evening,” said PCMH Administrator Lorraine Harness. “It took a lot of hours of people donating their time and it turned out well,” she said. About 240 guests dined in a decorated atmosphere and bid

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  • Louisiana student gets more than candy for Halloween at assembly

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Anna Elder, center, front row, got hugs from classmates Catrina Turnbaugh, at top, Samantha Kilby, at left and Landon Haddock after it was announced that the money had come in for her wheelchair scooter attachment.

    Louisiana Elementary School students were excited before their annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 31. But they became even more excited after a special announcement assembly just before they marched in their costumes. In that assembly, fifth grade teacher Stacy Kingsley announced that the monetary goal had been reached in the Tabs for Anna campaign. It meant that fifthgrader Anna Elder will now get a Rio Firefly, a scooter type

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  • Local hospital has plan for Ebola, if needed

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:46 am

    In order to address the recent concerns about Ebola, Pike County Memorial Hospital is assuring  that they are prepared should the disease surface in our community. Preparations by the Hospital include a review of Hospital protocols to insure they follow all CDC recommendations for an infectious disease.  Refresher sessions on the use of personal protective equipment have been conducted as well as assessing and increasing the inventory of PPE. As

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