Bunco Night

Friday, March 15, 5-10 p.m., Eolia Community Center, 100 Community Lane, Eolia, Mo.

Attendees must be 16 years or older. Event sponsored by Community Outreach. Contact Donna Graham or Linda Barnes for more information. Prizes will be awarded; entry $10 per person.

Seussical the Musical Junior

Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, doors open 6 p.m., Louisiana Middle School, 3321 Georgia Street, Louisiana, Mo.

Louisiana students present a tribute to the work of Dr. Seuss. Admission is $7.50 per person or a maximum of $30 per family.

Lions Pancake and Sausage Day fundraiser

Saturday, March 16, 7-11:30 a.m., Pike Pioneers Senior Center, 521 S. Georgia Street, Louisiaiana, Mo.

All-you can eat sausage and pancakes for $5 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets available from Lion members or at the door.

Celebration Birthday Lunch for Commander Herbert Everett

Saturday, March 16, 12-4 p.m., Clarksville Memorial VFW Post 4610, 109 S. First Street, Clarksville, Mo.

The meal is free and is being cooked by his wife: North Carolina BBQ, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and drink will be served. You may make a donation if you chose to the Post Repair Fund. If a large donation is given you will receive a receipt for tax purposes if needed. Please join us for some good social activity, friendship and food.Everyone is welcome to come. We thank you in advance if you choose to support our post repair fund.

17th Annual Bob O’Neal Junior Table Tennis Tournament

Saturday, March 16, 1-8 p.m., Crossing Church Gymnasium, 150 S. 48th Street, Quincy, Ill.

The Quincy Table Tennis Club is hosting the 17th Annual Bob O’Neal Junior Table Tennis Tournament on March 16th.  Competitors range in age anywhere up to and including 18 years old.  We have four specific age groups.  Ten and under (1-3pm), 13 and under (2-4pm), 15 and under (4-6pm) and 18 and under (6-8pm).  Players can compete in multiple age groups as long as they age qualify.  Trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded in each event.   The cost is $5 per entry.  Interested players should contact QTTC at 217-223-2536 or register at http://www.quincytabletennis.com at the “Bob O’Neal” tab.

St. Patrick’s Day Color Fun Run

Saturday, March 16, Check in at Bowling Green City Park, 7 a.m.

Late registration available till March 14 at 11:59 p.m. for $25 or for $15 for children under 12 years old. Participants will be sprayed with color at stations along the course, culminating in a celebration at the end of the race.

2019 Donkey Basketball

Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m., Clopton High School, 28176 Highway WW, Clarksville, Mo.

Watch donkey basketball and support Clopton’s trap team and attendees of the  Washington Leadership Conference of the Future Farmers of America.

Free Community Movie: The Sandlot

Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m., Frankford Community Center, Frankford, Mo.

Free to attend. Hot dogs, candy, popcorn and drinks will be sold for $1, with proceeds going to the Frankford Bicentennial Celebration.

Frankford Rural Fire Department: Third Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, March 17, Frankford First Christian Church basement, 11 a.m., 111 S. Main Cross Street, Frankford, Mo.

The Frankford Rural Fire Department will host its third annual spaghetti dinner served with garlic bread, lettuce salad, homemade desserts, tea and coffee. A goodwill offering will be accepted to help offset expenses.

Pike-Lin Quilt Guild Charity Work Day

Monday, March 18, 10 a.m. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 811 MO-79, Clarksville

Program will be Demo: Various Odd Rulers Used in Quilting. Hostesses will be Starla and Jackie R. Lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome!

Louisiana R-II Elementary Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings

Monday, March 18, Tuesday, March 19, Wednesday, March 20, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Louisiana R-II Elementary School, 500 Haley Avenue

Pre-Kindergarten screenings are for children who will be 4 years old before August 1. Kindergarten screenings are for children who will be 5 years old before the same date..   Parents should bring the following to screening: their child, the child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residence (utility bill preferred).

Missouri Agriculture and Livestock Market Outlook

Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Pike-Lincoln Technical Center community room, 342 VoTech Road, Eolia, Mo.

The Pike County Farm Bureau hosts Dr. Scott Brown, the director of strategic partnerships for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He will present a talk on the Missouri agriculture and livestock market update. Park in the back for easy access to the community room. No cost and no RSVP necessary. Call Mike McCrory at 573-754-2202 with any questions.

9-1-1 Board Candidate Forum

Thursday, March 21, 6:30-9 p.m., Pike County Courthouse third floor courtroom, 115 W. Main Street, Bowling Green, Mo.

Meet the candidates in the crowded field for positions on Pike County’s newly constituted elected 9-1-1 Board.

Bicentennial Celebration Community Meeting

Friday, March 22, 6 p.m., Frankford Community Center, Frankford, Mo.

An informational meeting open to the public about ongoing efforts to prepare to celebrate Frankford’s bicentennial.

Cornhole and music Bingo fundraiser

Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m., Bowling Green Middle School gym, 700 W. Adams Street, Bowling Green Mo.

A fundraiser for the Bowling Green High School Project Prom. Teams of two can enter for $20. Attendees can play eight rounds of music bingo for $20. Concessions will be available.

Annual Louisiana Elks Youth Fishing Derby

Saturday, March 23

The annual Louisiana Elks Youth Fishing Derby is open to all local youths aged 4-13. Prior registration is required and the deadline for registration is March 12. All information may be found on the Elks facebook page facebook.com/ElksLodge791 by email to elkslodge791@gmail.com or at the offices of local elementary schools.  Registrations must be signed by parent/guardian and returned as listed on the forms.  This project is funded by an Elks National Foundation Promise Grant helping Elks help their communities!

Put off Procrastination, Put on Peace

Saturday, March 23, 8:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Ramsay Creek Baptist Church, 20389 Missouri W, Clarksville

Ladies, if you are frustrated by missing the peace and purpose you think God has for you, join us for a workshop/retreat entitled “Put off Procrastination, Put on Peace.”

Former procrastinator Beth Sterne will help us recognize and deal with complications in our lives that result from procrastination. Find Beth’s website and weekly blog at putoffprocrastination.com.

If you would like to attend the event please RSVP by March 10 to Judy Colbert at 573-754-0710 or Cathy Mitchell at 573-242-3439.

Workbooks are $10 each, but there are scholarships available.

If you would like to participate in a mission project, please bring size-one diapers to be given to Options for Women. Lunch will be served.

Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 7 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m., Clarksville Appleshed, 702 S. Second Street, Clarksville

The Changelings Theatre and the Raintree Arts council present “Little Shop of Horrors”. Call 817-300-9796 for information.

Being a Bluebird Champion

Thursday, March 28, 1 p.m., New Life Christian Church, 213 N. Main Street, Eolia

Clarksville Garden Club presents a short lecture on Bluebirding 101 sponsored by the Missouri  Bluebird Society (MOBS) and supported by the North American Bluebird Society (NABS).

We hope you will fall in love with the Eastern Bluebird and other cavity nesters in your own backyard the more you learn. Joe and Linda Pridgeon have discovered so much about attracting and keeping bluebirds safe and happy that they can’t keep it for themselves any longer. Bluebird monitors get a front row seat on the life of bluebirds while helping them thrive.

With some guidance and tools, you can be a bluebird monitor too. Refreshments will be served. We will answer your questions or direct you to local experts. Plenty of free handouts available and sample birding displays to see.

Eolia Community Fire Annual Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 30, 5 p.m., Clopton High School, 28176 Highway WW

Tickets sold at Eolia City Hall and Elements of Design in Eolia for $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Tickets $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children under five enter for free. Money generated goes to support the fire district’s operations.

Spring Gospel Sing!

Sunday, April 7, 3-5 p.m., Pike County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green, Mo.

If you are interested in singing or playing at this event, email PACTPikeMo@gmail.com or text 314-941-0210. Spots will be alloted on a first come first serve bases; reach out before April 1. Attendees will be admitted at no charge.

2019 Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Friday, April 12, 5:30-11:30 p.m., Louisiana Elks Lodge #791, 120 N. Fifth Street, Louisiana, Mo.

The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce presents its annual event, this year with a Luau theme. Outstanding individual and businesses in Louisiana will be recognized and awarded at the event. A cash bar with specially prepared drinks will be available. Rob Brown will be the night’s DJ. The night will also feature a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle. RSVP by 5 p.m. on April 5.

Third Annual Bethel AME Church Banquet and Fashion Show

Saturday, April 13, 5 p.m., Clopton High School, 28176 State Highway WW, Clarksville, Mo.

Tickets will be sold for adults ($10) and children 5-12 years old ($5). Younger children will allowed to enter for free. Attendance prizes and a meal will be on offer for guests. This year’s show features two new stores: Ann Layne Boutique and Gypsy Soul from Bowling Green, Mo. The Rocking Horse from Clarksville, Mo. and Elegance Made Simple from Troy, Mo. from last year’s show will return.

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