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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.

Sep
13
Wed
PCMH Board of Trustees Meeting @ PCMH 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm

• Wednesday, September 13, there will be a meeting of the PCMH Board of Trustees at noon in the second floor conference room of the hospital.

Sep
14
Thu
Boy Scout Troop 156 Weekly Meeting @ Scout House at Sunset Park
Sep 14 @ 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
15
Fri
Hannibal Mark Twain Chapter of the Active and Retired Missouri State Employees (ARMSE) Meeting @ Hannibal Nutrition Center
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am

• Friday, September 15, The Hannibal Mark Twain Chapter of the Active and Retired Missouri State Employees (ARMSE) will meet beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Nutrition Center, 219 South Tenth Street in Hannibal. This month’s program will be presented by Brandon Buckman, Program Director for the Air Evac Team located in Quincy, IL. All current and retired State employees are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 573-221-8838.

Annual Clopton FFA BBQ
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Clopton FFA is hosting their annual FFA BBQ on September 15, 2017 from 3-7:30 p.m, in conjunction with the Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks Homecoming Football Game versus the North Callaway Thunderbirds. Tickets will be sold at the gate or you can contact any Clopton FFA member by Friday, September 8 to pre-order your tickets.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Mike Parrish @ St. Joseph Catholic Church-Seton Hall
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, September 15, Ladies Sodality and Knights of Columbus are having a free will offering Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Church Seton Hall on North 3rd Street in Louisiana. Dine in or carry out and 50/50 drawing. This is a benefit for Mike Parrish and donations are appreciated.

Sep
19
Tue
Cornet Chop Suey In-School Educational Program
Sep 19 all-day

Tuesday, September 19, Raintree Arts Council presents Cornet Chop Suey In-School Educational Program in Louisiana and Clopton High Schools.

Sep
21
Thu
Boy Scout Troop 156 Weekly Meeting @ Scout House at Sunset Park
Sep 21 @ 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
23
Sat
Clarksville Bicentennial Town Picnic @ Riverfront Park
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 23, the Clarksville Bicentennial Town Picnic in the Riverfront Park from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.