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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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Clopton – A draft budget was approved at the June 24 meeting of the Pike County R-III Board of Education.

MEXICO, MO – “Super Heroes” was the theme for 4-H Junior Camp held June 3-6, 2019 at Camp Cedar Crest near Mexico. Youth ages eight to 11 from Audrain, Pike, Ralls, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Shelby, Scotland and Marion counties took part in the camp.

Rachel Beard, Brandy Farmer, Michael Powers and Marin Powers compete at Brentwood.Reader submitted photo.

(photo by Adam Thorp/Louisiana Press-Journal)(From left) Superintendent Todd Smith, Louisiana Elementary School Principal Stacy Hamlett, Tina Chidster, and NuToys Leisure Products representative Laura Schellenberg.

photo by Adam Thorp/Louisiana Press-JournalPike County R-III Superintendent Mark Harvey and Board President Bob Danuser look out on a crowd, including expelled school board member Greg Talbert (in yellow shirt).

Louisiana Middle School student Johnny Picone shortly after being recognized with the overall award in the Pike County Science Fair. Photo by Adam Thorp/Louisiana Press-Journal

Left to right: Hunter Hobbs, Jerry Perez, Michael Powers, Marin Powers, Evan Jones, Brandy Farmer, Rachel Beard and Samantha Kilby. (submitted photo)

During the District VII Leadership Conference, it was announced that 18 members of the Bowling Green High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America would be advancing to the Missouri FBLA State Leadership Conference and competitions this spring.