Lifestyles

Restora Privett

104 years young

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Former Bowling Green resident Restora Privett got to celebrate two occasions Thursday at Lynn’s Heritage House – “National Senior Citizens’ Day” and her 104th Birthday. The festivities included live entertainment featuring her brother Sam Branstetter’s band and refreshments.

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  • Knight, Allen to wed

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Cheyenne Allen and A.J. Knight

    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

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  • Children enjoy Great Egg Drop at the Library

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Area children participated in the Great Egg Drop.

    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

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Travel

Louisiana students learn on trip to help Haitians

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

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

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  • Veterans honored to be on flight

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Russell Ransdell

    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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Education

Spectators line up for tickets at the relocated booth at Cunningham Field in Louisiana.

Boosters bring spirit to stadium renovations

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:35 am

Spectators at the first Louisiana football game of the season last week were treated to an improved Cunningham Field stadium. The $23,000 remodeling price tag was split by the Louisiana High School Bulldog Boosters Club and the school district, according to Activities Director Curtis Hendrickson. The most notable improvement to fans is the relocation of the ticket booth. The booth was moved about 30 feet north along the fence line

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  • INTRUDER: Simulated shooting trains school staff, police

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Officers subdued the second simulated shooter when he hid inside the teachers’ lounge.

    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

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  • The bells are ringing, school is back in session

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Pre-Kindergarten student Myles Miller wore his Superman shirt to the first day at Louisiana Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 14.

    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

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Religion

Free Heritage Fest breakfast set for Sept. 13 at local church

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

The First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, located at the corner of Church and Broadway streets, will be serving a free breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The breakfast is being provided as part of the church’s Acts of Kindness ministry. To learn more about the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, visit

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  • Glenn speaks to Ecumenical Women’s Breakfast Group

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Rebecca Glenn

    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,

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  • 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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Health

YMCA tumbling to begin

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Twin Pike Family YMCA will hold tumbling sessions at the YMCA on Monday nights. Mommy and Me will be from 5:30-6:15 p.m., PreK/K will be from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and sessions for grades one through three will be from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sessions options are Sept. 8-29, Oct. 6-27, or Nov. 3-Dec. 8. For more information contact the Twin Pike Family YMCA at 573-754-4497.

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  • Heat index warning through Sunday evening

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat index warning through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 of 105-110 degrees. The high heat index is being caused by temperatures in the mid to high 90s with extreme humidity, the NWS said. The combination will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness for the elderly, the very young and those without air conditioning. Strenuous outside work

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  • YMCA wraps up summer camp program in Pike County

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Campers enjoy lunch from Crossroads General Store.

    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

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