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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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  • Louisiana Garden Club holds first meeting of year

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:53 am


    The first Louisiana Garden Club meeting of the year was held March 10 at First Christian Church. Members of the Clarksville Garden Club also attended. Karen Armstrong, an educational consultant from the Kirksville Department of Conservation, presented an informative program on owls. Of the nearly 9,000 kinds of birds in the world, ,only about 150 are owls. Owls are among the few birds depicted on cave walls by prehistoric man.

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

Louisiana golfers drive to pair of wins

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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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  • Senior showcase

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm


    Four Clopton basketball players showed their stuff on the court on Saturday, March 29 at the EMO Senior Showcase games at North Callaway High School, including Shelby Dunn, who scored 20 points, 11 of 13 from the free throw line, four steals and five rebounds for the dark team, which lost to the white team 75-62. Dunn also won the girls three-point shot contest. Spencer Hicks scored seven points, grabbed

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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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  • Greenwood Cemetery Donations

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Recent memorial gifts to the Clarksville Greenwood Cemetery include: In memory of Mary Alice Jaeger Middleton, from Frank and Marilyn Omohundro. In memory of Mark Henley, from Frank and Marilyn Omohundro. In memory of Moss Ray Prewitt, from Frank and Marilyn Omohundro. In memory of Addie Triplett Bryant, from Virginia Triplett. In memory of Devoid, Florence and Sidney Mitchell, from David and Janice Robinson.  In memory of Edward and Genia

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Pet Stories


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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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm


    Trey is a 9-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier. He is a silly pup with oodles of energy. He wants to be your best buddy and will love you forever. To apply to adopt Trey, please contact C.A.P.A. by calling 573-470-2767 or emailing

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  • Area 4-H horse judging team competes at state

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    The Pike County 4-H horse judging team traveled to Columbia on March 15 to compete at the state 4-H horse judging competition. Competing were junior team members Katherine Dixon, Halle Roach, Kyle Homer, and Jessica Barnes. Jessica placed eighth in the individual top ten. The team placed fifth out of 16 teams, with 42 individuals competing in the junior division. Katy Homer, Ally Grote, Kelsey Homer, and Lance Dixon competed

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Citizen's Journalism

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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  • FBC Fun Day

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    First Baptist Church hosted a fun day on March 29.  Twenty-one kids turned out to watch the movie “Frozen”.

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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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  • Clopton third quarter honor roll

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The Clopton school district has released its honor roll lists for the third quarter. Students named are as follows. Seventh Grade Honor Roll:  Beverly Abel, Jessica Barnes, Grace Cooke, Bailey Dykes, Jenna Gronek, Madeline Hartwell, Jordyn Hughes, Allison Hunter, Danielle Illy, Bethany Klopcic, Kaitlyn Kuntz, Calynn Lockard, Jillian Lockard, Jaclyn Robinson, Robert Rothbard, Kyle Smith, Olivia Stanek, Damian Walker Honorable Mention:  Christopher Cannon, Donovan Denslow, Austin Lagemann, Caleb Marler, Thomas

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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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