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Five arrested for jewel-gun burglary, $200,000 worth of valuables stolen

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Four people from Eolia and one from Whiteside were arrested Tuesday, Sept. 2 in connection with a large gun and jewelry burglary at a home several miles west of Bowling Green. The burglary victim estimated losses of $200,000 worth of jewelry and about 200 handguns in the  break-in, according to Pike County Circuit Court records, but law enforcement officials did not locate that much contraband. The burglary occurred between July

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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.

Jazz band wows crowd in Clarksville

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

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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  • Louisiana area man sentenced to prison for assault

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Jamie Dee Stoops, 50, of the Louisiana area, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault and resisting arrest and was sentenced to seven years in prison in Pike County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to court records. Stoops dragged a woman off of a horse and choked her with the reins during an Oct. 13, 2013 trail ride near Ashburn, court records show. He escaped from arriving officers through

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  • Curryville woman seriously injured in airborne crash

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Maria R. Ritter, 27, of Curryville, was sent by helicopter ambulance to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries after she suffered a medical condition and crashed while southbound on Hwy. M in Pike County on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ritter’s vehicle went off the road, got airborne and struck a tree, the patrol reported. For the full story, see the Sept. 17 Louisiana

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IndianHawks win, Bulldogs lose

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

Friday, Sept. 12 football scores. Clopton-Elsberry-18, Mark Twain-12. Monroe City-52, Louisiana-22. For the full stories, see the Sept. 17 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • SC Bulldogs destroy IndianHawks on stormy night, 53-14

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

    IndianHawk sophomore running back Kevin Hammett didn’t get too far on this carry in the first quarter.

    Thunderclaps and lightning forced the Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks off the field for an extra 30 minutes on Friday, Sept. 5, but the rest didn’t do them any good against the South Callaway Bulldogs. The IndianHawks are now 2-1 on the year after the 53-14 home drubbing on Friday, Sept. 5. “South Callaway is a really good team,” said IndianHawks Head Coach Mike Scheibel. “At the 2a level when you have speed

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  • Bulldogs, Indian-Hawks both pummeled

    Posted on September 6, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Harsh weather delays didn’t help the Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks or the Louisiana Bulldogs from getting soundly beaten in Friday, Sept. 5 football games. The final scores were: South Callaway-53, Clopton-Elsberry-14. Centralia-49, Louisiana-0. For the full story on both games, see the Sept. 10 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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The Gov. Lloyd Stark home will be one of the homes featured in this year’s Louisiana Garden Club Tour of Homes.

Garden Club to host annual Tour of Homes

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

The Louisiana Garden Club will host its annual Home Tour in  downtown Louisiana on Sept. 13 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sept. 14 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.). Eight structures on Georgia Street will be a part of the tour. Homes have been selected this year from the lower section of Georgia Street. The studio/ home of Jon Moran was once a grocery store. The art filled studio is an excellent use of

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  • 4-H Fashion Revue results

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Pike County 4-H held their Fashion Revue competition on Thursday, July 17.  This is an event for 4-H members enrolled in clothing projects.  Participants make or purchase their garment and then model it during the event.  Judging is based on fit and style of the garment. In the Clothes You Make, eight to 10 year old division, Emily Collins modeled her blue and red striped dress. Emily received a blue

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  • 104 years young

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Restora Privett

    Former Bowling Green resident Restora Privett got to celebrate two occasions Thursday at Lynn’s Heritage House – “National Senior Citizens’ Day” and her 104th Birthday. The festivities included live entertainment featuring her brother Sam Branstetter’s band and refreshments.

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Calumet United Fund ice cream social set

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

The United Fund of Calumet will host its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Various flavors of home-made ice cream, including vanilla, blackberry, peach, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, Heath bar, and more will be served with cake and other desserts. These can all be enjoyed while listening to music performed by local artists. Each year during the event, United

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  • Sheriff’s office issues ice bucket challenge

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:32 am

    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

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  • Arts Council event featured Ingram

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Debra Ingram performs at a recent Raintree Arts  Council event.

    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.

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