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Champ Clark Bridge to close Oct. 6-10 for repairs

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

Weather permitting, MoDOT plans to close the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana from 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6 to some time on Friday, Oct. 10. That will allow motorists to use the bridge to attend the Saturday, Oct. 11 Applefest in Clarksville. The bridge is closing for expansion joint repairs, MoDOT said. For the full story, see the Sept. 24 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Weight limit set on bridge, future closure possible

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    MoDOT crews installed load signs on the Missouri side of the bridge last week, a possible indication of worse things to come.

    A routine inspection of the Champ  Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana has resulted in a load limit restriction for large trucks crossing the 86-year-old span. The Hwy. 54 bridge is inspected annually, but could be inspected more often considering its deteriorating condition, MoDOT Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough said last week. It is also possible that future inspections could result in a reduced load posting or a

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  • Jazz band wows crowd in Clarksville

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Clarinet player Jerry Epperson of Clarksville performed in a variety of musical styles with the Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band at the Apple Shed in Clarksville on Saturday.

    The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band delighted the crowd with its virtuosity at Clarksville’s Apple Shed on Saturday, Sept. 13, sponsored by the Raintree Arts Council. The band played its New Orleans-style jazz but also did show tunes and jump-jive swing for the largest audience ever for the band’s annual visit to Pike County. Playing clarinet and saxophone for the band was former Clopton High School band teacher and Clarksville

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Burbridge joins local real estate agency

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

LaNora Burbridge has joined Century 21 The Wells Group at its Bowling Green office. Burbridge has 33 years of experience in the field and for the last 30 years was Broker/Owner of LaNora Burbridge Real Estate. “We are so pleased to announce that LaNora will be joining our team.” said Brenda Wells, Broker/Owner of Century 21 The Wells Group. “We believe her experience will greatly enhance the services we provide

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  • Thanks for the memories. Meyer Retires from BOLA

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Peggy Meyer

    Peggy Meyer, Assistant Branch Manager at West Branch, has decided to retire after 23 years of loyal service with Bank of Louisiana. Meyer worked from 1986 to 1991 with Bank of Louisiana as a Customer Service Representative. After a short leave of absence, she returned in November 1996 and has been a Teller and New Accounts Representative as well as holding the title of Assistant Branch Manager at Bank of

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  • Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:34 pm


    Big Winner Brenda Scranton, center, of Louisiana, was the winner of Louisiana County Market’s “Win Free Fried Chicken For A Year” sweepstakes in conjunction with the store’s grand opening. Presenting Scranton with her gift card are, left, Store Director John Nickell and Lousiana Press-Journal General Manager/Advertising Sales Representative Brian Thompson.

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Several disparate thoughts are rolling around the noggin this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• In the last year, I’ve seen and heard enough for a lifetime about one of the worst books I’ve ever read, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hailed by many as the greatest American novel ever written, Gatsby is an over-written bore to me and always will be. I recently heard

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

    There was a scary moment at the ball park in Louisiana last week when a spectator came close to being electrocuted after touching an electrical cord on the ground. From what I could gather, the spectator was just trying to help Louisiana High School staff set up the sound system for the softball game when she touched the cord. Somehow she got grounded — maybe from sitting on the metal

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I didn’t want to write about Ferguson until some of the smoke had cleared. Certainly there is enough blame to go around to find fault with just about anybody involved, but I don’t hear much about the big picture. The fact of the matter is that the Ferguson incident exposed the St. Louis region for being the segregated society it is and has been ever since I can remember. If

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