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Aug
26
Sat
Clopton Alumni Choir @ Clarksville Christian Church
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Clopton Alumni Choir holds rehearsals on the last Saturday of each month at the Clarksville Christian Church on Highway 79 from 10 a.m. until noon.

The Pentecostals of Louisiana Revival
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, The Pentecostals of Louisiana are having revival. The speaker will be Rev. Mark Tipton with special singing, awesome worship and great preaching. All in the community are welcome to come out and join us! Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. located at 501 Nebraska Street in Louisiana.

Aug
27
Sun
United Fund of Calumet Township Annual Ice Cream Social @ American Legion
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 27, The United Fund of Calumet Township will be serving home-made ice cream and cake at their Annual Ice Cream Social. This year it will be held at the American Legion in Clarksville from 2-4 p.m. Don’t miss this delicious event.

Aug
29
Tue
4-H Council Meeting
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm

The 4-H Council will meet on Aug. 29 at 6:30 pm at the courthouse. We will be reviewing the summer events and making plans for the new year.

Aug
31
Thu
Boy Scout Troop 156 Weekly Meeting @ Scout House at Sunset Park
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm

Troop 156 meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Scout House in Sunset Park. All boys ages 11 to 18 years are welcome to come and join.
If you would like more information, please contact Donnie Ince at 573-754-0531 or visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/Boy-Scout-Troop-156-Louisiana-MO-440901572685057/

Sep
5
Tue
Pike County Tourism Commission Meeting @ Louisiana Visitors Center
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm

• Tuesday, September 5, Pike County Tourism Commission will meet at the Louisiana Visitors Center at 2:00 p.m.

Sep
6
Wed
PCMH Diabetic Support Group Meeting @ PCMH Cafeteria
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 6, PCMH Diabetic Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Speaker Robert Martin, RPH will discuss New Medications in the treatment of Diabetes. For further information call 573-754-5531 for Jill Perkins at X-7615 or Anna Thomas at X-342.

Sep
7
Thu
Boy Scout Troop 156 Weekly Meeting @ Scout House at Sunset Park
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm

Troop 156 meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Scout House in Sunset Park. All boys ages 11 to 18 years are welcome to come and join.
If you would like more information, please contact Donnie Ince at 573-754-0531 or visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/Boy-Scout-Troop-156-Louisiana-MO-440901572685057/

Sep
8
Fri
New Champ Clark Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony @ Louisiana Riverfront
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
New Champ Clark Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony @ Louisiana Riverfront | Louisiana | Missouri | United States

The public is invited to celebrate the beginning of construction on a new Champ Clark Bridge. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday, September 8 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the riverfront in Louisiana.

Several dignitaries are expected to attend the ceremony to either speak or help break ground. Incorporated into the ceremony is participation from both Missouri and Illinois, as well as local talent. “We are pleased to bring together so many people and organizations who have helped make this project a reality,” said Missouri Department of Transportation Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough. “It will truly be a memorable occasion for all in the region,” she continued.

We are delighted to inform you the great grandson of James Beauchamp Clark, for whom the bridge is named, will be a special guest speaker during the ceremony. J. Bennett Clark, who resides in the St. Louis area, is an honorary board member of the Champ Clark Honeyshuck Restoration, Inc., a non-profit entity dedicated to preserving “Honeyshuck,” Champ Clark’s home in Bowling Green. James Beauchamp Clark is Missouri’s only Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and was nearly elected President of the United States in 1912.

The new Champ Clark Bridge will bear the same name.

 

According to Keith Killen, P.E., and Champ Clark Bridge project director, area residents will see construction beginning at the U.S. Route 54 and Missouri Route 79 intersection. “There will be curb, gutter and sidewalk work, as well as new lighting and pavement installed in this area,” Killen said. “Although the design of the entire project will continue to be developed, we are pleased no businesses are being displaced in that area,” he mentioned. The only displacement is the sign at the Ayerco convenience store. “The new bridge will tie in very close to where the old bridge does, and that construction will be at the very end of the project,” he explained. He also clarified that the old bridge will stay open while the new bridge is being constructed, barring any significant safety or maintenance issues.

Project “offices” are being set up in the city so the contractor, Massman Construction Co. and MoDOT, can be on site throughout the project. “We appreciate the city working with us to determine a location and help us get set up,” Killen said. He expects the offices, which are being housed in trailers, to be set up by early October.

Parking is being directed by the City of Louisiana. Please follow those directing traffic.

Interviews with all speakers, including MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna and Illinois Secretary of Transportation Randall Blankenhorn, will be possible.

Sep
10
Sun
Ashburn Fire Dept. Turkey Shoot
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm

• Sunday, September 10, Ashburn Fire Dept. Turkey Shoot at 12 p.m., 18 miles south of Hannibal on Hwy. 79 or 14 miles north of Louisiana on Hwy 79. Rain or Shine! Shells will be furnished for 4.10, 20, 16, and 12 gauge. Prizes are ham, pork loin, turkey and bacon. All proceeds will help the Fire Dept. purchase equipment.