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LOUISIANA—A group of Louisiana citizens, mostly made up of local business owners and community leaders, met on Tuesday evening last week at the Bridge Coffee Shop because they have the motivation and desire to see businesses come back to life here in town.

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BOWLING GREEN—Last year, with almost every public gathering cancelled because of the pandemic, Tonya Teasley, her staff and family, decided to hold their own fall festival during their traditional opening of their corn maze and pumpkin patch.

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BOWLING GREEN—When one thinks of wine pairings it usually means pairing various wines with food. Saturday afternoon, the group Prometheus traveled to Bowling Green to pair their songs from around the world with wines from those regions.

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Colorfest began in October 1984 in downtown Louisiana, near the majestic Mississippi River. According to Kiffany Ardeneaux, in nearby in Clarksville, the people were holding their fall festival—Applefest—at that time.

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BOWLING GREEN—It took a little while for the excitement to build, but build it did this past Saturday as the people of Bowling Green and the surrounding county gathered along S. Court Street to watch the city’s first parade since 2019. Most parades and festivals were canceled last year becau…

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BOWLING GREEN—Come this Saturday, the town square will be filled with vendors, vintage cars and antique tractors for the 26th Annual Champ Clark Heritage Festival.

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The Downtown Hoedown is moving indoors. Starting at 6:30 p.m. the event will take place in the Southside Bar & Grill on the Square. The only change is the two bands will play from 7 – 9 p.m.—maybe longer if no one comes in to participate in karaoke night after that.

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CURRYVILLE—Cooler than normal temperatures over the Memorial Day weekend made for near perfect conditions for a free concert being performed by the Missouri River Band at the Back 40 Campground.

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Sheri Grote is seen here painting angel wings on the back of the Ann Layne Boutique building, just off of N. Court Street. Grote, who is also an art teacher at Bowling Green R-I School District, said Ann Layne owner Stephanie Klott commissioned her to paint the mural after seeing something s…

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About eight or nine years ago, after Mark Daniels returned to his Missouri roots from spending some time in Guatemala. He would hear from the people he helped that he should write a book or have a movie made about his life.

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Santa Letters: The Bowling Green Times and the Louisiana Press-Journal will be publishing all Santa letters that we receive on Wednesday, Dec. 16. You can email your Santa letters to sschwartz@pikecountynews.com, bring them in to our office on the square in Bowling Green or mail them by Dec.…

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In an online post, the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce wrote: “The Board of Directors of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce has determined that, in consideration of the recent dramatic spike in cases of Covid-19 in our county, it would be in the best interest of the public to cancel the…

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BOWLING GREEN—It may have been delayed by two weeks, but that didn’t seem to dowse the enthusiasm for the truck and tractor pull at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

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LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Community Betterment Association held its Twin Pike Photo Contest and Exhibition Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Twin Pike YMCA on Kelly Lane in Louisiana.  This was the fifth year for the event, which is organized by the LCBA committee.

LOUISIANA – The group that would become Joyful Noise didn’t have a name when it gathered outside Centenary Methodist Church to sing Christmas songs more than a year ago.

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BOWLING GREEN – Ready for spring?  Why not get an early start and join the Pike County 4-H Council at its yearly “Springfest” on Sunday, March 1.  It will be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds.  The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sandwich ticket also includes dessert and dri…

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The deadline for submission of photos to compete in this year's Louisiana Community Betterment Photo Contest and Exhibition is quickly approaching.

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LOUISIANA – When Ronnie Stoops wrote the refrain for a song about his hometown, he didn’t realize that the old Champ Clark Bridge   was not long for this world — and how prescient his lyrics would prove to be.

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LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Community Betterment sponsored three Christmas activities this past weekend.  The first was a Children’s Painting Class.  The class was held at PCMH in the cafeteria on Saturday, Dec. 7.  The class instructor was Bev Cogar.  All the children had a wonderful time cre…

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Boo: A terrifying pumpkin was one of the frightening figures secreted throughout the Louisiana Elks Lodge in the lead-up to Halloween. The haunted house was put on by the Buffalo Township and Louisiana fire departments.

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LOUISIANA – Procrastinators beware: next year’s Colorfest is coming sooner than you think. If you were counting on 346 days until Louisiana’s premier autumnal event recurs, this is fair warning: you now have 322.

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Carl and Judy Schmidt, of Louisiana, entertained crowds with traditional music at the 43rd annual Hannibal Folklife Festival Oct. 19. Pictured, from left, are Carl, guitarist Jeanne Murray of Quincy, Ill., Judy, and bassist David Parrish of Lewistown, Mo. The song the group played at the tim…