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Halloween tricks and treats abundant

Trick or treating will take place Monday night in communities across St. Francois County. Some additional activities are planned in various communities as well. Here’s a look at what’s happening in each city:


A Halloween parade will be held in Bismarck beginning at 2 p.m. The parade line-up will take place on the campus of the Bismarck School District at 1:45 p.m. The parade route will leave the school campus and proceed down Highway 32. The route will make a left on to Main Street and then will make another left on to Walnut Street. The route will continue along Walnut Street back to the school.

Trick-or-treating will take place on Monday evening.

Bonne Terre

There will be lots of stuff going on this weekend in Bonne Terre.

The Bonne Terre Fall Festival, organized by the Downtown Bonne Terre Association, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday with downtown businesses handing out candy.

The License to Cut, a Relay for Life Team, will serve chili, hot dogs, roasted corn, chili pie and soft drinks throughout the day at the old license office parking lot. Miller Meats and Loretta Lynn’s cafe will have food booths and there will also be craft booths.

A jack-o-lantern contest will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Commerce Bank parking lot.

The pet costume contest will be held at 5 p.m. at Critter Lane pet store. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

The Bonne Terre Fire Department will sponsor a costume contest for three different age groups at 6 p.m. at the old license office parking lot. Prizes will be awarded to winners of each age group.

In addition to the contests, there will be music provided by John McCartney’s Band, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Dave Black’s Band, from 7 p.m. to the end of the festivities.

The Bonne Terre Police Department will be handing out fingerprint kits to parents for their children and red ribbons as part of Red Ribbon Week. The Bonne Terre Public Safety Committee will also have a car there that children can hit with a sledgehammer for $1.


Trick-or-treating will take place on Monday in Desloge.


Trick-or-treating will take place on Monday night in Farmington.

Farmington Chamber of Commerce will hold &#8220Harvest Night 2005” party on Friday. Children ages 12 and younger may dress in costume and trick-or-treat downtown from 4-6 p.m. A list of participating merchants will be available on Friday afternoon at the Chamber officer, 302 N. Washington Street or at Long Park. Children also may pick up a reflective Halloween bag to use Oct. 31.

From 6-8 p.m., children may compete in the costume contest, make crafts, play games and enjoy refreshments at Long Park.

This is the third annual Harvest Night celebration sponsored by the Chamber.


Trick-or-treating will take place on Monday in Leadington.


Trick-or-treating is scheduled for Monday night in Leadwood.

Also, the senior class at West County High School will sponsor &#8220House of Horrors,” a haunted house in Leadwood City Park. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday through Monday. Cost is $5 per person, with proceeds going toward the cost of the senior class trip to Hawaii.

The &#8220House of Horrors” includes a maze and plenty of scary happenings. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent.

Park Hills

Trick-or-treating will take place Monday night in Park Hills.

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