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Several integral players for the 2014 Heritage Fest gathered last Wednesday to give an update on the event’s highlights. Pictured (from left): Heritage Festival Chairman Tara Massman, Grand Marshal Andrea Amelung, play coordinator Brent Engel, Chad Perkins, and Brian King.

Heritage Festival 2014 shaping up

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

This year’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival seems to be shaping up nicely, according to a report given by event chairman Tara Massman last week. Heritage Fest, with a theme of “Breaking Barriers,” will be held on the Bowling Green Square on Saturday, Sept. 13. A parade will kick off the special event at 10 a.m., with additional activities throughout the day. Heritage Fest 2014 will include a play written by

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  • Little Mr./Miss Firefighter 2014

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Little MrMiss firefighter

    Congratulations to this year’s Little Mr. and Miss Firefighter, Brayden Dotson and Jacy Lowrance. Brayden is the son of Jod and Laura Dotson of New London. Jacy is the daughter of Tim and Maria Lowrance of Vandalia.  

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  • YMCA program updates

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Aug. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. National competition for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Kids compete in punting, passing, and place kicking. Top qualifiers move on to regionals. Free to all! Held at the soccer field at Wallace memorial Park in Louisiana. Participants must bring valid a copy of their birth certificate.   Coed Softball Twin Pike Family YMCA Coed Slowpitch Softball wrapped up July 20

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PCHD to offer free vaccines

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

The Pike County Health Department will be offering multiple free vaccination clinics during the month of August during our walk-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. These opportunities are for children 11 years old through 18 and college students ages 19 through 26. They will also have two outreach clinic opportunities:  one will be in Louisiana at the Twin Pike

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  • Youth Fair cattle show highlights young showmen

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The Pike County Youth Fair Cattle and Bucket Calf Show took place on Thursday, July 24.  The evening began with the bucket calf class followed by the breeding stock and completed with the steer show. The bucket calf class is judged mainly on the exhibitor’s knowledge and care of the animal. Austin Scherder exhibited the Champion Bucket Calf and his trophy was sponsored by Doris Twellman, CPA.  Donni Reading showed

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  • Goat show award winners

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The goat show was held on Tuesday, July 22. Champion Dairy Doe was shown by Evan Scherder.  The Reserve Champion Dairy Doe was exhibited by Evan Scherder. The Champion Dairy Buck was exhibited by Austin Scherder. The Best of Show Dairy Goat was exhibited by Evan Scherder.  Her trophy was sponsored by Prairie’s Edge Garden Center. Austin Scherder exhibited the Reserve Best of Show Dairy Goat.  The Champion Meat Doe

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