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Karen Arico, the former vice president of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, was recently named president for the organization. During the BGCC meeting last week, she said Tracy Brookshier had stepped down from the role after the loss of her father to cancer.

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The heat and humidity might have prevented people from showing up early to the Louisiana riverfront, but once the sun dipped below the tree line, they filled the open field in anticipation of the fireworks display to come.

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Quite a few more people showed up for the second concert held in the Bowling Green Park this summer than the first. Once people heard about the free music under the open sky, they came out for a good time.

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More than two dozen citizens came together last Thursday at the Bridge Coffee House to participate in the Re-Storing Louisiana meeting. The growing group of involved citizens included the mayor, city council members, business owners and private residents. Carmen York, who helped launch the i…

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The 28th Annual Show Me Missouri State Chili Cook-Off was held on Saturday at the Clarksville riverfront. Hosted by the Raintree Arts Council, competitors from multiple states came to cook their signature chili for a chance to win prizes and to move on to the world championship set for Sept.…

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Bowling Green’s 200th Anniversary will be here before you know it. And the Steering Committee knows that, too, which is why they’ve taken giant strides toward creating a celebration that people will remember.

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Small towns were once known for their easy social gatherings. Peopled strolled the town square and local park, smiling and saying hi to one another.

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Stephen E. Moss, a local author, recently finished his book about World War I—“Through the Eyes of a Soldier: A World Gone Mad: The Life of William Rudolph.”

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As far as the eye could see out at Pike’s Off Road Park this past weekend there was nothing but mud and four-wheel drive vehicles of every shape and size. Beer was the beverage of choice and roaring engines were just about all one could hear.

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Hovering on updrafts high above the Clarksville lock and dam are dozens of bald eagles waiting to spot a fish in the churning Mississippi River. It’s Eagle Days again, and people from all over will be heading to Clarksville to take in the sights and possibly learn a thing or two about this c…

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It’s that time of year again to recognize the outstanding contributions of local businesses, civic organizations, and private citizens at the 50th Annual Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

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EOLIA—It started with a brisk 5K run early in the morning and ended with fireworks after the sun went down. For those attending, working or volunteering for Eolia’s second annual Light up the Night celebration, it was a full day of fun and excitement.

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BOWLING GREEN—Dozens of people gathered around the Christmas Tree in the lot next to the business chalets along S. Court Street just off the square in preparation for the tree lighting, some Christmas carols and a visit from Santa.

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LOUISIANA—A group of Louisiana citizens, mostly made up of local business owners and community leaders, met on Tuesday evening last week at the Bridge Coffee Shop because they have the motivation and desire to see businesses come back to life here in town.

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BOWLING GREEN—Last year, with almost every public gathering cancelled because of the pandemic, Tonya Teasley, her staff and family, decided to hold their own fall festival during their traditional opening of their corn maze and pumpkin patch.

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BOWLING GREEN—When one thinks of wine pairings it usually means pairing various wines with food. Saturday afternoon, the group Prometheus traveled to Bowling Green to pair their songs from around the world with wines from those regions.

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Colorfest began in October 1984 in downtown Louisiana, near the majestic Mississippi River. According to Kiffany Ardeneaux, in nearby in Clarksville, the people were holding their fall festival—Applefest—at that time.

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BOWLING GREEN—It took a little while for the excitement to build, but build it did this past Saturday as the people of Bowling Green and the surrounding county gathered along S. Court Street to watch the city’s first parade since 2019. Most parades and festivals were canceled last year becau…

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BOWLING GREEN—Come this Saturday, the town square will be filled with vendors, vintage cars and antique tractors for the 26th Annual Champ Clark Heritage Festival.

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The Downtown Hoedown is moving indoors. Starting at 6:30 p.m. the event will take place in the Southside Bar & Grill on the Square. The only change is the two bands will play from 7 – 9 p.m.—maybe longer if no one comes in to participate in karaoke night after that.