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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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  • Even when I’m gone I’m not far away by Denny Hollingsworth

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Have you ever known anyone with The Right Stuff? I have; several people come to mind. First, it was the Bishop’s Boys, the Wright brothers, later the Spirit of St. Louis himself, Lucky Lindy, and of course Buzz Aldrin. I’ve been honored to have many intrepid friends including William Stephenson, Robert Lee Scott, James N. Rowe, Eddie Rickenbacker, Eric Haney and Hall Moore. You wouldn’t believe what I’ve experienced. Davy,

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  • Native American Quilts program presented at DAR meeting

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Quilts designed and made by Native Americans are beautiful and unique. Sue Warzocha, Associate Member of Pike County Chapter NSDAR, told of the history of their quilt-making at the April 2 meeting of the chapter at her home in Louisiana. The quilts are not only used for bedding and sitting, but are important to the ceremonies and traditions of many different tribes. Information about quilting came to the tribes through

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Events

Baccalaureate set at Clopton

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The Clopton High School Baccalaureate will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the Clopton High School. Pastors  from the area sponsor the Baccalaureate each year. Clopton Alumni Carla (Conway) Wilson will be the guest speaker. Wilson was recently named as Director of Athletics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is the first female leader of intercollegiate athletics at UMKC and the only female athletic director in

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  • Easter egg hunt, cake walk set for this Saturday in Clarksville

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 and Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Girls Unit will hold their annual Easter egg hunt and cake walk on Saturday, April 19 at the Clarksville City Park and VFW Post home. The Easter egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m. with the cake walk immediately following. These events have been held for around  30+ years for the community. The Easter egg hunt is for

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  • Proclamation signed

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Pike County Health Department is recognizing National Public Health Week by hosting events this week to promote this year’s theme, “Public Health: Start Here, Better Health. Better Missouri.”  Each day has a different focus and events scheduled.  There are still many opportunities for residents to participate this week. Today, Wednesday, April 9, they are offering free Cardiac Risk Assessments with cholesterol checks to the first five people and then will

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