Lifestyles

Eckler sisters celebrate first, fourth birthdays

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

February was a busy month in the household of Ben and Angela Eckler, as both their daughters celebrated turning one year older! First up was Delci Elyse, who turned one-year-old on Feb. 5. Following a mere two weeks later was big sister, Carissa Lynn, who turned four-years-old on Feb. 21. Both girls were treated to special events to commemorate their birthdays on more than one occasion. Delci had a birthday

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  • Republicians hold meeting, discuss plans for Lincoln Day Dinner

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Republicans of Pike County held their February meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Following a carry-in meal, the meeting was called to order by President, Gale Frolos. The secretary’s report was read and the time for the Lincoln Day Dinner was changed to 6:30 p.m. The treasurer’s report was read and both reports were accepted. Kathy Gamm announced tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 28 are

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  • Teasleys celebrate 60 years

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Frank and Betty Teasley, of Silex, were guests of honor for a dinner party to celebrate their 60th anniversary at Woods Fort Country Club on Sunday, Feb. 1. The party was hosted by their children – Joni and Rick Gallup, Brent, Mary and Trent Teasley, Bennie, Tonya, Teagan and Payton Teasley. Also helping wereTory, Jessica, and Marley. Special guests were Frank’s best man, Jr. Adams and wife Rosie Adams and

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Travel

Dandridge among students to travel to Art Institute of Chicago

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Dustin Dandridge, junior history major from Frankford, was among a group of students to travel to Chicago as part of a history course at Culver-Stockton College. Students from Dr. Patrick Hotle’s “Twentieth Century Europe” class joined students from Dr. Scott Giltner’s “Historian’s Craft” class for a day trip to the Chicago Art Institute, Feb. 6. The visit to the Art Institute provided a valuable opportunity for students both to interact

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  • Suspected “black ice” causes rollover wreck

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Winter weather was the cause of a rollover wreck that caused minor to moderate injuries in two Bowling Green children on Valentine’s Day. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, on U.S. 61 three miles south of New London, in Ralls County. The Highway Patrol’s accident report indicates Tara E. Massman, 33, of Bowling Green,  was travelling  northbound in a 2004

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  • Young Farmers attend Leadership Conference

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Farm Bureau members from Pike County were among more than 500 young farmers attending the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference Feb. 6 through 8. The conference, held at the Lake of the Ozark’s Tan-Tar-A Resort, was a time to learn from experts in agriculture and swap stories of life on the farm with fellow farmers. The conference is organized by Farm Bureau’s state Young Farmers

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Education

Local students make Maryville Dean’s

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Maryville University has named the following area students to the Deans’ List for the Fall 2014 semester. Maryville undergraduate students are eligible for the Deans’ List when they complete at least 12 Maryville University credit hours in a semester with a minimum of a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 (perfect) scale. Students who were named to the Deans’ List include: Emily Peak of Middletown, studying Occupational Therapy Della Spratt

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  • Schindler inducted to honor society

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Jessica Schindler, freshman nursing major from Frankford, was among the 70 students who were inducted into Culver-Stockton’s chapter of Phi Eta Sigma during a ceremony held on campus, Monday, February 23. Phi Eta Sigma is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students. More than one million members have been inducted into the 377 chapters across the country. To become a member, students must earn

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  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month – PCADD provides opportunities for success

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm

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    Submitted by Pete Breting, Director, PCADD “To help Pike Co. citizens with developmental disabilities succeed.” This is the mission of the Pike Co. Agency for Developmental Disabilities (PCADD), and is something our Board of Directors and staff take very seriously. Success in life can take many forms: a good job, a good home, meaningful relationships, respect from our peers, connections to the greater community, and so on. Persons with developmental

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Religion

Pastor Appreciation Day

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm

White Rose Baptist Church will be celebrating their Pastor’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Earl Strauther, along with his congregation from Bethel A.M.E. Church in Louisiana. Dinner will be served following morning services. Everyone welcome.

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  • “Messiah in the Passover” demonstration

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    “Messiah in the Passover,” a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held on March 22 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Louisiana. “Messiah in the Passover” will be conducted by Chosen People Ministries. Chosen People Ministries is an over 100-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believer that Jesus is the

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  • Minister’s Message – “Let it Go”

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    By John Pinkston, The United Methodist Church   Since we’re in the season of Lent, I have a confession to make.  One of my favorite movies is Frozen, and this is the part where many of you who have little kids will bang you head on a wall, I like the song “Let it Go.”  I also apologize if you’ve got that song stuck in your head now. At this

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Health

Relay kicks off 2015 season

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm

The public is encouraged participate in the kick-off for the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pike County season. An event will be held at the Twin City Bowling Alley in Louisiana on March 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. All survivors, team captains, committee members, caregivers, participants, sponsors, and anyone interested in helping out with this year’s Relay for Life are welcome to attend. Information on becoming

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  • PCHD – “Missouri Law Supports Breastfeeding”

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm

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    Submitted by the Pike County Health Department   Missouri Law allows for mothers to feed anywhere they are legally allowed to be. Since babies must feed often, it is critical that businesses and public places support breastfeeding anywhere in their facility. It is the right thing to do, and it is the law. Women may NOT be asked to leave a building or go to a different room to breastfeed.

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    It was with immense sadness that I learned of the tragic passing of my fellow public servant, Tom Schweich. This is a devastating loss for our state as we have now lost a leader and a man of the highest integrity, character and dedication. I ask now that all Missourians pray for the Schweich family as they cope with this tragic loss. In the weeks and months to come we

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