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BOWLING GREEN—During the school board meeting in mid-April, Bowling Green R-1 School Superintendent Matt Frederickson thanked the board for their frugalness when it came to the school budget, because it set the school system up for success in the coming academic years.

BOWLING GREEN—Three positions on the school board were up for election this year said, President Bob Kirkpatrick. All three of the incumbents agreed to serve on the board again for another year. They are: Roger Colebert, Holly Delgman and Kirkpatrick.

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BOWLING GREEN—Although the parking lot parade had to be cancelled because of rain, the storm cleared just in time to allow Bowling Green High School seniors to swing by the school to pick up their caps and gowns.


COLUMBIA, Mo.—University of Missouri and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service said they would postpone their annual series of management-intensive grazing schools in 2020 because of safety concerns about COVID-19.

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Bowling Green—A stay-home order issued by the Pike County Health Department the afternoon of Friday, April 3, aims to “ensure that the maximum number of people stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Pike County while enabling essential services to continue.”


I pulled into Bowling Green at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday having just done a photo shoot out at the Bowling Green Reservoir. I wanted to document some of the vandalism that was done out there. Mostly the damage was spray painting. You would think after the invention of the written word more t…

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The Pike County Health Department recognizes the concern of others during this coronavirus pandemic and want to make sure our citizens are well informed and prepared.  On March 16, 2020 President Trump issued new guidelines to help protect Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.  This ini…

The World Day of Prayer — a yearly occasion for prayer, community and charity crossing national borders — was celebrated at two locations in Pike County last week: at Elmwood Community Church in Louisiana on Friday, March 6 and Bethel A.M.E. Church in Paynesville on Saturday, March 7. Both s…

MONTGOMERY CITY – The Louisiana Junior Varsity Quizbowl team competed in the Montgomery County High School JV Tournament on Monday, March 2.  The Bulldogs were 2-2 with wins over Mark Twain A (270-190) and Mark Twain B (240-90) and losses to Clopton (160-490) and Montgomery County (150-270).  

BOWLING GREEN – The LHS Quizbowl team continued to build its winning record last week EMO Quad event at Bowling Green on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

BOWLING GREEN – The main room at the Pike County Fairgrounds filled quickly Sunday morning after 4-H opened the doors to its Springfest fundraiser.

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LOUISIANA – During a brief presentation at the Louisiana R-II school district building, Stephen Hunter, assistant superintendent for Bowling Green R-I school district and Todd Smith, superintendent for Louisiana R-II school district each received a check from Chadwick Dowell for $3,450.

LOUISIANA – Bingo fanatics absolutely crammed into the American Legion the night of Saturday, Feb. 22 for a chance to fill those rows and columns — and to help pay off student lunch debt at Pike County schools.

Louisiana – Women, men, and children in more than 170 countries and regions  — and in Louisiana, Missouri — will celebrate the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6. This year, the women of the WDP Committee of Zimbabwe call us to worship considering the words “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk.…

CLARKSVILLE – The Clarksville Garden Club is hosting a program on the successful care and maintenance of the eastern bluebird.

EOLIA – Annie N. Rudd, who recently celebrated her 107th birthday, was born in 1913 in Prairieville, Mo., which was located outside of Eolia. Her mother, Mrs. Lula Bell Thomas, was a seamstress and a stay-at-home mom. Frederick Thomas, her father, worked on farms in the area. She was the sec…

A group of locals plans to tour Tunica and Memphis, Tenn. between July 6 and June 10. For information, contact Joanne Hammuck at 573-847-2266, email joannehammuck@yahoo.com or call Virginia Starks at 573-253-3109.

Suzanne Howland’s kindergarten class has been learning about their community and the people that help in the community. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, April Epperson and Josh Langley from the Louisiana Police Dept stopped by for a visit to share with the class what they do and how they help the community.

CLOPTON – Just in case students have not experienced enough snow this winter, 21st Century Twin Pike YMCA students at Clopton Elementary recently learned how to make their own Insta-Snow in a STEM project.

NEVADA, MO. – On Friday, Jan. 31, PLTC sent seven welding students to the Welding Competition at the Missouri Welding Institute. This is a full day competition that challenges even the best welders. Students competed against over 200 other students from four different states. This is the eig…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the opening of a new playground at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center. The playground is the result a grant received by the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee (a 501c3 Corps of Engineer partner) from the M…

EOLIA – The December students-of-the-month for at the Pike Lincoln Techinical Center were announced after the vocational school returned to session in January.

EOLIA – Twenty-one students participating in Pike-Lincoln Technical Center’s Practical Nursing Program were recognized at a Pinning Ceremony held on campus in Eolia, on Jan. 14. The ceremony marked the halfway point in their nursing education. Traditionally known as a capping ceremony, the n…

CLOPTON – Pike County R-III school district continues to struggle to find bus drivers — a situation that has Superintendent Mark Harvey to take to the roads himself to cover routes.

Soups up: Penny Wombles serves up chicken noodle soup to Mary and Ricky Fournier during Clarksville United Methodist Church’s annual Eagle Days luncheon Jan. 25. The menu also featured chili, hot dogs, chips, dessert and drinks. Proceeds will be used for renovations to the 112-year-old build…