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Across generations: Clopton Elementary celebrated Grandparents Day on Sept. 5.  The kindergarten class performed a song and dance routine for their grandparents. They also enjoyed punch and cookies, and were given a tour of the classrooms, while being showered with homemade gifts. Courtesy photos

Fairgrounds – On Friday Aug. 23, 2019, the Clopton FFA Chapter, along with Louisiana and Bowling Green, went to the Pike County Fairgrounds to Young Farmer's Safety Day in Bowling Green. All fourth graders from schools in Pike County attended to learn about how to be safe and cautious. (Cour…

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FAIRGROUNDS – Pike County 4-H members took part in self-evaluation judging on their inside exhibits Monday, July 22. Members were judged on the quality of the item along with what they learned by completing it. There were 110 exhibits selected to go to the Missouri State Fair.

BOWLING GREEN – Bowling Green’s Mike Klott was Pike County’s representative among 43 4-H volunteers recognized at an event last month.

“Sunsets,” said my friend.  “Or the seashore, especially during a storm.  Or a field of wheat, stirred by riffles of a breeze.  When you see something like that, you just have to believe there’s a creator.  So much splendor can’t be simply the result of chance.”

PERRY, MO. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake invite you to "The Reptile Experience" starring Serengeti Steve and the array of animals that he has to show. The program will be held at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at Mark Twain Lake on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019…

BOWLING GREEN – The First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, located at the corner of Church and Broadway Streets, will be serving a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.  The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.  Everyone in the community is…

BOWLING GREEN – The Pike County Health Department inspects food sellers every four to six months to make sure they are following rules made to prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses. These establishments all passed inspection with no major violations for the month of August: Lucky Star B…

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CLOPTON – As Stephanie Grimes sat down for an interview in the early August, she was excited to get started with her first school year as the principal at Clopton Elementary.

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LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Friends of the Library have partnered with the Louisiana Elks Lodge No. 791 to utilize an Elks National Foundation Spotlight Grant to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to area youngsters.

PAYNESVILLE – The  officers and members of Bethel AME Church in Paynesville will be celebrating their pastor, Rev. C. Jessel Strong, and his wife, Arvella, at their second year appreciation program.

COTTLEVILLE, MO. – The 29th Annual St. Charles Regional College Fair is coming 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, to St. Charles Community College at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.

Dr. John Picone is the newest elected member of the Missouri Youth Sports Shooting Alliance (MYSSA) board of directors. MYSSA is a nonprofit organization that works to set up opportunities for youth shooting sports across the state of Missouri. MYSSA provides fundraising incentives, shooting…

A new year of pencils / a new year of books / cakes for teachers served up by cooks: Last Tuesday, the day before Louisiana schools opened for the new school year, teachers and staff gathered to enjoy a lunch and a wide selection of cakes served up by members of Louisiana Rotary. Photos cour…

CLOPTON – The Clopton Alumni Association held their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Community Food Pantry has worked hard to assist area families with their nutritional needs during the months of April, May, and June. Approximately 1,755 families have been served for a total of 4,690 individuals. Over 14,742 pounds of measured groceries and meat ha…

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BOWLING GREEN – When Bowling Green High School student Evan Meyer summed up his experience attending the Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program this summer, he experienced quite a bit listening to the renowned speakers.

BOWLING GREEN – The board of the Cancer Memorial Park announced the first Celebration of Life event to be held in Bowling Green on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13. The event will include a dinner for cancer survivors hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green and a luminary ser…

BONCL SCHOOL – A BONCL teacher has received a $500 grant from the Missouri Retired Teacher Association, the vice-president for the region of the organization that includes Pike County reported.

EOLIA –  Madyson Dawn Brown of Eolia has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Hannibal LaGrange University scholarship, awarded by the Missouri Baptist Foundation.  She will be honored at Resurrection Church in Eolia, Mo., on Sunday, Aug. 18.

LOUISIANA – Hospital patients are used to wearing identifying wristbands. Now, PCMH Hospital patients who have served in the military will also receive a band of another kind: one honoring their service to the country.

CLOPTON – A special meeting of the Pike County R-III Board of Education Thursday ground to a halt as board members disagreed over whether they had been provided with the information they asked for at their last meeting.

BOWLING GREEN – Meredith Martinson is the 2018-2019 Bowling Green High School Community State Bank Senior of the Month Scholarship winner.

LOUISIANA – A local farm family has released $2,500 to the Louisiana R-II school district through a program that allows farmers to back good causes in their communities.

FULTON, MO – There’s no better way to develop leadership skills than to practice, practice, practice. That is exactly what Louisiana High School sophomore Josephine Oblinger did while attending the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership In Practice student forum.

Resplendent: Representatives of the Louisiana Garden Club presented the July “Yard of the Month” to Cheryl Bradshaw.  Bradshaw’s home is located at 610 Seventh Street in Louisiana.  The presentation was made on Thursday, July 11. If you spot a property that you feel would be a good candidate…

LOUISIANA – Louisiana Community Betterment Association and the Louisiana Police Department are sponsoring National Night Out on the evening of Tuesday, August 6, 2019. National Night Out is an annual community building program that promotes positive community partnerships and neighborhood ca…

Red, white and blue: Brendan Obremski, age 8, was the winner of this year’s July 4th Coloring Contest. Brendan stopped by to pick up his $20 prize Tuesday morning. Photo by Stan Schwartz

BOLIVAR, MO – Emily Ayers of Curryville appears on the spring 2019 honor roll at Southwest Baptist University.

LOUISIANA – The Louisiana Alumni & Friends Association accepts all donations, memorials and honorariums from anyone who wishes to contribute to the scholarship fund.  The donations are tax-deductible contributions, which allow the Alumni Association to continue presenting scholarships to…

LOUISIANA – GFWC Chautauqua and Friends of the Louisiana Library are celebrating literacy with materials on outer space, purchased for this year’s Summer Story Hours.

MEXICO, MO – “Season 19” was the theme for the 4-H Teen Camp held June 6-9, 2019. Teens ages 12 to 14 from Audrain, Pike, Ralls, Clark, Shelby, Lewis, Knox and Marion counties took part in the camp at Camp Cedar Crest near Mexico.