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Schools in eastern Pike County and throughout the state got a chance to check their progress and performance in yearly state reports issued late last month.

Cole Chidster was awarded the August “Kids Doing the Right Thing” award by Louisiana Community Betterment President Diana Huckstep and Police Chief April Epperson for his work helping at summer storytime events at the Louisiana Public Library at the Monday, Oct. 18 Louisiana City Council meeting.

In an effort to empower residents in rural areas of the state to go back to school and further their education, WGU Missouri has announced it has partnered with the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) to provide $100,000 in scholarships to residents who are served by an elec…

CLOPTON – The Clopton Alumni Group held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday Sept. 24, to finalize plans for their Annual Banquet to be held on Saturday, Oct. 12th. Doors will open at 5 p.m. A meet and greet will be held until time for the meal at 6:30 p.m.

The Louisiana High School Marching Band placed second in their division at the Macon – City of Maples Marching Festival on Sept. 21.  Aubrey Wendel, drum major, and Rebbeca Lewis, Color guard captain, accepted the trophy on the band's behalf. Rose Wilburn is the band director.

Stars and Stripes: On Wednesday, Sept. 25, First Baptist Community youth group invited all Louisiana students to participate in the nationwide See You at the Pole.  Approximately 50 students and faculty joined together at the high school flagpole for a time of prayer.  The youth group meets …

CLOPTON – Thursday’s meeting of the school board governing Clopton and Pike-Lincoln Technical Center followed a now familiar pattern: long and sometimes winding deliberations about the district’s finances leading to a vote that splits the board more or less in half.

HANNIBAL – Hannibal-LaGrange University and Moberly Area Community College signed an agreement Tuesday designed build a pipeline into under-populated parts of the teacher profession.

COTTLEVILLE, MO. – On Oct. 1, St. Charles Community College will host Manufacturing Day, the region’s largest student manufacturing workforce development event organized by the Grow Manufacturing St. Charles County Committee. The event will allow more than 1,000 students to learn about oppor…

BOWLING GREEN – The 35th Annual Alumni Banquet for Bowling Green High School will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12,, at 6:30 p.m. in the James A. Wilson Gymnasium. The cost is $25 for the meal per person, which includes annual dues.

The Louisiana Rotary Club and the Friends of the Library (FOL) have a long-standing relationship that is mutually beneficial to each group and to the Louisiana Public Library.  When Rotarians have a guest speaker at their weekly meetings, the guests are shown appreciation by the donation of …

On paper: Bowling Green High School students enrolled in the Publications course recently attended a yearbook and journalism workshop in Hannibal. Students enrolled in this course create the ‘Bobcaster’ school newspaper and ‘Speaker,’ the yearbook. During the training, students develop theme…

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…

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.

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.

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.