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After being challenged by members of the Pike County Ambulance, The Pike County Sheriffs Office employees fulfilled their ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) challenge, to both raise awareness of the disease and to help raise money to defeat the disease. The employees completed their challenge with the help of the Bowling Green Fire Department. The employees nominated the following agencies to complete the challenge; Pike County Children’s Division, Pike County, IL
Raintree Arts Council presented a stirring concert by well known local artist Debra Ingram and guest Jennifer Eisenhower. Saturday night’s performance at Bowling Green High School gave the audience soaring vocals of contemporary country, gospel and old standards. Volunteers manned the tables for the refreshment served at intermission. Missouri Arts Council provided financial assistance for the performance.
Another successful Pike County Fair is in the books as this year’s event came to a close Saturday. The fair, which ran Tuesday through Saturday of last week, is comparable to years passed, said fair board president Vernon Korte. According to Korte, the grand total of revenue for the 2014 fair appears to be slightly down from last year. “2013 was an exceptional year,” Korte countered, explaining the slight decrease
The Champ Clark Heritage Festival Car and Truck Show will be held at the Bowling Green courthouse square Saturday, Sept. 13 rain or shine. Registration will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anyone wishing to drive their vehicle in the parade will need to be at the Bowling Green High School by 9:30 a.m. The car and truck show will have 24 different classes with multiple awards in each class. Special
The Champ Clark Heritage Festival, with a theme of “Breaking Barriers,” will be held on the Bowling Green Square on Saturday, Sept. 13. A parade will kick off the special event at 10 a.m., with additional activities throughout the day. Heritage Fest 2014 will include a play written by Brent Engel, “Pike County Path Makers,” an expanded car show, and much more. New additions to this year’s event will be
Plans are underway for the third Golden Hills of Louisiana Plein Air to be held Sept. 13. The Plein Air is functioning as a committee under the auspices of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. The committee is seeking support for this event. Last year, 32 artists were brought to the event – most from areas other than Pike County. This year, the event will be paired with the Louisiana Garden