Louisiana Evangelistic Outreach (LEO) will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at 26101 Hwy. 54 in Louisiana. Hot dogs, Easter egg hunt, fun house for kids, live music, thrift shop and more.
The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610 and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual Easter egg hunt and cake walk Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m.
Pike-Lin Quilters will hold a charity work day Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Clarksville. Bring a lunch.
Louisiana Ward 3 city council candidate Tim Carter has been sued by two other candidates for libel and defamation of character in Pike County Circuit Court. None of the candidates are running against each other in the Tuesday, April 7 election.
Ward 1 candidate Mona Brown is seeking at least $50,000, attorney’s fees and court costs. She alleges that Carter defamed her in a report to the Missouri State Ethics Commission alleging she did not file personal finance disclosure documents and that her family business directly benefited from her being a council member. The commission found no grounds in Carter’s complaints and dismissed them.
Ward 2 candidate Kathy Smith is seeking at least $25,000, attorney’s fees and court costs. She alleges that Carter libeled her in a report to the Attorney General’s office and the ethics commission. Carter claimed that Smith made a motion and then voted for a block of appointments by Mayor Bart Niedner, one of which put Smith’s brother, Louisiana Fire Chief Mike Lesley, on the new public safety committee.
Carter said that constituted nepotism. Smith said she thought the vote okay because her brother is a non-voting member of the committee. The ethics commission refused the complaint because it was filed less than 60 days before the Tuesday, April 7 election. The Attorney General’s office chose not to act on Carter’s complaint and closed the case.
For the full story, see April 8 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.
The Louisiana Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 1-6 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 517 S. Carolina St., Louisiana.
Pike County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pike County Genealogy Library located at 5 E. Church St. in Bowling Green. For more information contact Linda Jo Harmon at 573-242-3788.
The Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610, Ladies Auxiliary and Junior Unit will hold their regular meetings Tuesday April 7 at 6 p.m. Elections will be held for the Post and Auxiliary and other decisions will need to be made. Special guest from the Relay For Life will be present.
The Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Career Center in Hannibal, along with the Northeast Missouri Workforce Investment Board, Hannibal National Guard and US Bank will host the Mark Twain Area Career Expo and Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, April 9 at the National Guard Armory, 561 Hwy. 61 South in Hannibal from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information, contact the Hannibal Career Center at 573-248-2520.
Conceal to Carry weapon classes will be held April 11, 18 and 25 at the Clarksville VFW beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Ben Merkling Jr., NRA certified pistol instructor will be the instructor. For information, Merkling at 636-358-0577.
Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste drop off event at the Bowling Green City Park Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information contact Cindy Hultz at 573-565-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.