Palmyra, 22 Bowling Green, 14 OT
Clopton-Elsberry, 58 North Shelby, 0
South Shelby, 50 Louisiana, 27
Van-Far, 22 MMA, 6
Mark Twain, 32 Paris, 19
Bowling Green, 9 Winfield, 1
The old saying tells us better late than never.
Louisiana will host a fireworks show Sunday night (Aug. 31).
The annual event sponsored by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce was supposed to have taken place July 4th, but flooding forced a postponement.
The only activities that have been cancelled are the pageants. Vendors will be selling food near Main Street between Georgia and South Carolina staring at 5 p.m. Sunday, and music will be provided.
The fireworks show will begin 30 minutes after dark.
Labor Day Weekend travelers can expect the lowest gas prices in four years.
Prices in Missouri ranged Thursday from three dollars and four cents per gallon in Sikeston to three dollars and 49 cents in Ladue.
In Pike County, prices were at three dollars and 29 cents a gallon Thursday, which was a nickel higher than the state average for Missouri.
In Illinois, prices ranged from three dollars and seven cents in Flora to four dollars and 79 cents in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge.
Analysts say that a year ago, the cost was about 10 cents per gallon higher. Almost 30 million people are expected to make road trips this weekend, up by more than one percent from 2013.
An excessive heat warning remains in effect for Pike County Missouri and pike County Illinois through Tuesday evening.
The thermometer could come close to the record high Tuesday. Factor in the humidity and heat index readings may reach 110 degrees.
The National Weather Service warns that interior vehicle temperatures will reach lethal levels in a matter of minutes. People who work outside are reminded to take extra precautions and drink plenty of water.
The record high for Louisiana on August 26th is 96 degrees, which was set in 1991. The all-time air temperature high was 106 degrees on August 30th of 1994.
Routine inspection and maintenance will start Monday (Aug. 25) on the Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Work will cease during the Labor Day Weekend, but resume from September 2nd to 4th.
Temporary traffic signals will be set up in the work zone and there will be a nine-foot width restriction for vehicles.
Although funding is not available, replacing the 86-year-old structure is on Missouri’s transportation priority list, with pre-construction work expected to continue.
Bowling Green, 47 Louisiana, 14
Clopton-Elsberry, 50 Winfield, 22
Van-Far, 46 North Shelby, 0
Brookfield, 43 South Shelby, 8
Centralia, 42 Highland, 6
Macon, 21 Palmyra, 0
Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte Reports the following.
On Aug. 20 at 4:21 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office 911 operator received a call from a man at 14399 Pike 340. The male caller stated he had accidently shot his wife. Responding to the scene were Northwest Fire Protection District First Responders, Pike County EMS, an Airevac Helicopter and the Sheriff’s Office.
Colleen Rusher, 42 of that address received a gunshot wound to her forehead. She was transported to a St Louis area hospital and was listed in serious condition as of 9 a.m. this morning. Steve Rusher, 47 of that address was the caller. The only other occupant pent of the house at the time of the incident was the Rusher’s juvenile son.
Pike County Missouri authorities are investigating what they were told was an accidental shooting that left a woman with a wound to the head.
The incident took place Wednesday afternoon at a home on a rural road southeast of New Hartford near the Pike/Lincoln County line. A 911 call came from the home at 4:21 p.m.
Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte said a woman with a head wound was taken by medical helicopter to a St. Louis area hospital. A condition report was not available.
Korte did not immediately have the woman’s age, but said she was likely in her early 40s. He identified the weapon as a long gun.
A man at the home was being held for questioning by investigators, but his name had not been released because he had not been charged as of Thursday morning. Korte said a male juvenile also was home at the time.
Korte said Thursday morning that it was still unclear how the incident happened and that investigators were looking at all possibilities.