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CLARKSVILLE – Friends of the Clarksville library gathered Sunday for an early celebration of the country’s birthday and of the library’s dedication 109 years ago.

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Louisiana –  Deciding not to nix Colorfest for 2019 turned out to be more-or-less the easiest question on the table at a meeting of concerned citizens on Thursday.

All local Vietnam Veterans will be honored on Saturday, March 30 with a recognition program and lunch at First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana. Reservations are not necessary. Pike County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is hosting the event for the veterans and their spouses,…

Louisiana Community Betterment will be holding a Photo Exhibit on Saturday, February 23, at the Twin Pike YMCA. Doors open at 4 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s Rise and Shine Heat Up St. Louis fundraiser is from 6-10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Hardee’s locations in Bowling Green and Louisiana.

Missouri’s oldest Eagle Days event took place this past weekend in Clarksville as area onlookers had the chance to observe and learn about eagles during a variety of activities.

•Wednesday Jan. 23, Pike County Oats Group will hold their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 23, at 1 p.m. at the Pike County Nutrition Center in Louisiana.

Saturday, Jan. 19, LHS Alumni and Friends Association will hold their next planning committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the State Farm Insurance office located at Main and Georgia Streets. Anyone who attended school in Louisiana, administrators or staff or anyone just interested in our schools…

Successes over the year so far were discussed during the recent Clopton PTO meeting. The meeting, held Jan. 8, was presided over by PTO President Ann Denslow.

The Northeast Elks District Hoop Shoot contest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Louisiana High School gymnasium. The first place winners from all 10 Elks Lodges in the Northeast District will be competing for the chance to advance to the State Contest.

Officials with the Raintree Arts Council recently announced the line-up for the 2019 theatre season at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. Among the shows to be performed this year are: “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Death of a Salesman,” “Winnie the Pooh,” and “The Handbag Lady.” 

Pictured are the Lesters, of St. Louis, often called “St. Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music.” They have been performing for four generations, with a signature sound of inspired arrangements and vocal artistry. Pictured from left is Brian Lester, his daughter-in-law Bailee Lester, and his s…

The Louisiana Area Historical Museum’s annual fall banquet will celebrate “Louisiana’s Roaring Twenties” on Thursday evening, November 8, at the American Legion Post 370, located on Kelly Lane. Admission is by ticket only, which can be purchased for $30 from any museum board member or by cal…

• Friday, Oct. 19, Bethel AME Church, Paynesville will hold their Annual Fall Fish Fry from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will be serving plates and sandwiches. Plates will consist of catfish fillets, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans (choice of two) dessert and drinks. You may dine in or carry o…

On October 13 and 14, area residents are invited to visit Clarksville for their 40th Annual Applefest. Clarksville, once home to three orchards, remembers its heritage with a Fall Festival. The event begins Saturday with a parade traveling north on Highway 79 for all watchers to enjoy and fo…

• Wednesday, Oct. 3, Blood Drive at Allparts located at 20151 Highway UU in Louisiana from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Scheduling is now available at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Allparts to schedule an appointment.