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Color Guard hold successful auditions

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

If you have been to a parade or football game and have seen the Marching Bulldogs, you have seen the Color Guard twirling their flags and performing routines to the music. Recently auditions were held to choose the squad for 2014-2015. Mr. Micah Gooden, band and Color Guard director, was pleased with the number of girls auditioning. “Having 24 students try out for Color Guard was hectic but amazing. It

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  • Bowling Green police department to collect unwanted prescriptions

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    On Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Bowling Green Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Area residents are invited to bring medications for disposal to Bowling Green Police Department at 15 West Church Street.  The service is free and

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  • Century 21 agents receive awards

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    The annual awards ceremony for the Mark Twain Association of Realtors was held Jan. 24, at Fiddlesticks Restaurant in Hannibal. The Association serves five counties in Northeast Missouri and consists of approximately 140 realtors. Century 21 The Wells Group LLC., of Bowling Green, has several agents who were honored with the Awards of Excellence. Through their performance records, these agents have shown that their customers are the number-one priority. The

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First turkey

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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  • Louisiana golfers drive to pair of wins

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Louisiana’s Hunter Feldewerth chips onto the green at Pike County Country Club during the match against Van-Far.

    The Louisiana golf team won two matches last week, one on the road and one at its  Pike County Country Club home course. Louisiana wins Louisiana dominated the Indians at home on Thursday, April 10 and Van-Far only had three scores that qualified. The Bulldogs shot a collective 191. The Bulldogs were led by junior Justin Lenz, who shot a 40. Junior Dallas Castagna had a 44, followed by freshman

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  • Bulldogs take pair of games in CCC tournament action

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    CCC Tourney The Bulldogs won twice at the Clarence Cannon Conference Tournament in two games played Saturday, April 5, at Highland against Highland and Mark Twain. Louisiana-6 Highland-4 “We were not at our best defensively but took advantage of some mistakes by them and had some timely hits as well,” said Louisiana Head Coach Ryan Griffin. “We were pleased with their ability to overcome some adversity and find a way

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Reading attends stock show

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:51 pm

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  • Adamses happy to help

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Kent and Debbie Adams have been playing Santa and Mrs. Claus for the community for several years, topped off by the annual Winter Wonderland in downtown Louisiana the day after Thanksgiving. When it looked like the event wouldn’t happen last year because of dwindling Girl Scout participation, the Adamses decided to act. They gave the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce $600 “and I said here, go have the parade,” Kent Adams

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  • OATS announces schedule for April

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    The following is the April schedule for the Pike County OATS service. Thursdays – Pike County to Hannibal. Please call 1-800-654-6287 for reservations. Tuesday mornings – Bowling Green in town. Tuesday afternoons – Louisiana, Clarksville and Paynesville to Bowling Green. First, second and fourth Wednesdays – Service along Highways 24, 61, 40/61 from Palmyra to Hannibal to New London to Bowling Green to Troy to St. Louis on the Weekly

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Pet Stories

The Healthy Pet

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

By Annette M. Dixon, DVM Heartworm disease is one of the easiest diseases to prevent. However veterinarians throughout the area and the United States diagnose it regularly in dogs and cats. Heartworms, or Dirofilaria immitis, are long, thread-like parasitic worms that live in the heart and pulmonary arteries of its host. Dogs are the primary host for heartworms. However cats, ferrets, and even humans can be susceptible to infection. A

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:27 am


    Rocky is a 6-year-old male Rottweiler. Sweet fella that loves to cuddle. He has lived a hard life, and is just learning how to be a dog. Prefers to be an only pet, no kids. Walks great on a leash, crate trained. Would love to find a home to call his own. To adopt Rocky, please contact C.A.P.A. by calling 573-470-2767 or emailing

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:47 am


    Lizzy is now one year old and still in need of a home. Such a great dog! Fully vetted and loves to play. To apply to adopt Lizzy, please contact C.A.P.A. by calling 573-470-2767 or emailing

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Citizen's Journalism

Pike County fire cause still undetermined

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

The cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Hwy. UU between Louisiana and Bowling Green on April 11 remains undetermined, according to the Missouri Department of Public Safety. “The fire is still considered undetermined due to the excessive loss of the structure,” said Communications Director Mike O’Connell. “This will remain the determination unless some new information were to be developed. “The fire consumed almost the entire structure, with

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  • Victorian life focus of Louisiana museum annual spring program

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will present its annual spring luncheon Saturday, May 10, featuring Carolyn Miller of Sedalia. Miller, who is a former teacher and is the wife of a minister, will be sharing information about life in Victorian times.  She will bring clothing and other items from that time period to put on display for all to see.  She delights in sharing her collections and her knowledge of

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  • Power line opponents to meet

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Despite Clean Line Energy’s announced decision to take a proposed high power line through Ralls County and not Pike County, opponents are still meeting in hopes of stopping the project all together. Opponents are also concerned the line could still come through Pike County. The Block Grain Belt Express group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at Mark Twain High School in Center.

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Academic Team ends season at district tourney

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:34 pm

The Academic Team traveled to Monroe City on April 12 to compete in the District Tournament. In round one the team lost to Paris by a score of 210-280. Zach Reever was the high scorer with 70, followed Sam Pederson and Mason Haddock with 30 each. The team lost a tight battle in round two, losing to Clopton 210-220. Reever was the high scorer for the team again with 80

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  • Twin Pike Family YMCA announces summer school schedules

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The Twin Pike Family YMCA 21st CCLC before and/or after school programs are planning their summer sessions.  Our summer school session programming will include reading and math activities, STEM, Food and Fun, swimming, crafts, field trips and guest presenters. At Clopton an all-day three-week summer session will be held May 26 – June 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clopton summer session students need to bring a sack lunch.

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  • Clopton science fair winners

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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Louisiana Head Start awards

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Douglas Community Services/Head Start hosted a community partnership awards luncheon in Hannibal on Friday, April 4. Receiving certificates of appreciation were Mary Lindsay, Elks National Foundation chairman with Louisiana Elks Lodge #791; and Patty Bolton of Heart to Heart Outreach, Louisiana. Also pictured is Shannon Henderson, Louisiana Head Start center manager. This presentation was in recognition of the winter celebration held in December for the Head Start children and their

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  • Student Council has successful blood drive

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    American Red Cross

    By Holly Hill People often wonder why donating blood is important. Others even say donating blood is not important. Actually it is very important! Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. On average a blood transfusion takes three pints of blood, most requesting Type O-, the universal blood type. Blood cannot be successfully created in a lab, so donation is the only way to get blood for

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