Lifestyles

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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  • Honor came as surprise to her, but not to others

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Mary Perkins

    Mary Perkins was surprised when the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce named her Citizen of the Year. But it wasn’t surprising to many in the audience who know what she did to deserve it. When Perkins and husband Charlie Perkins moved here in 1995 and started Trailerman Trailers they made a pact. “We said we would give back to the community every year from a certain percentage of our profits,” Mary

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Travel

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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Education

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

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    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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  • Pike-Lincoln Tech bids to be opened Wednesday

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Pike-Lincoln Tech Fire

    Bids for the long-awaited rebuilding of the burned-down Pike Lincoln Technical Center are scheduled to be opened at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Clopton High School computer lab. The Pike County R-III (Clopton) School Board could award a contract at its Monday, April 14 meeting, according to Superintendent Mark Harvey. If the contracts are awarded, work to replace the structure in Eolia could start by Monday, May

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Religion

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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  • The Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition finalize plans

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    The Northeast Missouri Clergy Coalition has finalized plans for the gospel concert to be held on Sunday, April 6, at the River Of Church in Louisiana at 4:30 p.m. Special guest for the evening will be Rev. Danny and the Voices Of Praise and The Dynamic Silver Wings from St. Louis, along with local groups, the NEMCC choir and other local choirs will also be participating. The Northeast Missouri Clergy

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Health

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

    YMCA

    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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  • Nursing program information session April 2 at JWCC

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Individuals interested in pursuing a nursing career are encouraged to attend an information session about John Wood Community College’s nursing program April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the JWCC Pittsfield Education Center located at 1308 West Washington. Participants will learn more about JWCC’s nursing program and admission requirements. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk to nursing faculty about program expectations, courses, labs, clinical opportunities, support services and financial considerations.

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