Local Entertainment

Car show set in Vandalia, Mo.

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

Boyd Barrett’s 1970 Chevelle SS will be featured on the dash plaques for this year’s Dam Few Cruisers car show to be held at the Vandalia Fair grounds Saturday, June 21. The car was built in Arlington, Texas and originally invoiced to L.R. Cooke in Lexington, Ky. Barrett bought it in 2000 from his friend, Bill Harris.  He waited a few years and then started a complete restoration of the

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  • Twin Pike Family YMCA aquatics center on the way

    Posted on May 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Brian Black of Black Construction moves rebar around the footings for the new YMCA aquatic center.

    The Twin Pike Family YMCA aquatic center project is making progress and should be open in 2015, according to Executive Director Marsha Garrison. “They’re moving along really well,” Garrison said of Black Construction, of Pleasant Hill, Ill., which is building the center. “It should be open by mid-summer of next year,” or earlier, Garrison said, barring any major change orders. Footings were poured last week and the steel for the

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  • Historical society learns about Louisiana’s Mesker Buildings

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Downtown Louisiana has the sixth largest number of Mesker buildings in the United States and Chuck Hoffman told the Pike County Historical Society why that is important at the April 15 meeting at Seton Hall in Louisiana. The Mesker Iron Works was started by German immigrants in Cincinnati, Ohio and then in St. Louis. They produced decorative metal facades for wooden buildings and produced a catalog in 1884. The buildings

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National Entertainment

Events

Awards ceremony planned for Kids in Motion

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Douglass Community Services invites area residents will host the Bowling Green “Kids In Motion”  end-of-summer celebration and awards ceremony on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 319 West Church, Bowling Green. The guest speaker for the event is Heather Buchanan of the Pull A Hammi Foundation. Administrators hope that local KIM participants and their families will join them to reflect on and celebrate

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  • Louisiana officials trying to boost National Night Out, crime prevention

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Louisiana Police Chief Rich Hughes was trying to bolster National Night Out from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 and the Neighborhood Watch program in the weeks before he died. Hughes said the effort with the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Community Betterment Committee was designed to create tighter neighborhoods and boost crime prevention in his last interview with the Louisiana Press-Journal. “Officers come around to block party locations and tell citizens

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  • Summer Story Hours scheduled

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The Friends of the Louisiana Library recently announced the Summer Story Hours that will take place at the Library each Wednesday in July. On July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 2 p.m.– 3 p.m. children ages four to seven and eight to 12 can participate in the “Fizz, Boom, Read” programs. Other themes this summer will include “Fiesta” (highlighting books from the GFWC Literacy Grant) and “Fun With

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