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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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

CLARKSVILLE – This year’s annual Clarksville Applefest offers an opportunity for the town to show off how far things have come since this year’s flooding swamped much of the town. Organizers of the event have laid out a crowded roster of events to greet them.

The internationally-known band Cornet Chop Suey performed a wide-ranging selection of jazz and other tunes during its annual performance Sept. 28 at the Apple Shed in Clarksville. More than 150 people were treated to tunes such as “Dipper Mouth Blues,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Blueberry Hill,” “…

BOWLING GREEN – Kimberly Niemeyer, a member of the Bowling Green FFA chapter will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 30-Nov. 2 during the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

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Up and down the hill approaching Henderson Park, around the crown of Riverview Cemetery, and at scattered locations elsewhere around town Saturday, artists sat, trying to capture picturesque Louisiana scenes in the precious hours allotted to them as part of Golden Hills Plein Air.

ELSBERRY – Elsberry, Silex, and other Lincoln County residents have long known what the third weekend of September is:  the Lincoln County Old Thresher’s Show! But now they can also bank on knowing what the last Saturday of September is: the Elsberry Fall Festival.  The date for this year’s …

LOUISIANA – A little more than a month out, the details of Louisiana’s premier annual event is settling into place.

LOUISIANA – As of Monday evening, around 20 artists are signed up to paint Louisiana and its environs this weekend as part of Golden Hills of Louisiana Plein Air, the town’s annual open-air art event.

BOWLING GREEN – The Lincoln and Pike Women In Agriculture group will host the “Bowling Green Amish Bus Tour”  on Oct. 12.

PERRY, MO. – Come set sail with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mark Twain Lake Sailing Association for a day of pirate fun on Saturday Sept. 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Mark Twain Lake.

BOWLING GREEN – The Louisiana Elks Lodge No. 791 will once again hold a Youth Fishing derby for area youths age 4-12 on Saturday, Sept. 7.  

Members of the Louisiana Garden Club awarded the Yard of the Month to Jack and Trina Sims for the month of August. Jack and Trina have maintained their beautiful yard at 2300 Georgia Street during the midst of all of the Georgia Street corridor construction. Jack and Trina enjoy sitting on t…

Hannibal – The Haw Creek Club met Wednesday, July 3 at the Hannibal Nutrition Center with Frankie Epperson as Hostess. 

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.


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.