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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—If you’re looking for some good, high-protein drinks to carry you through the day, or a nutritional alternative to an afternoon energy drink, then Full Throttle Nutrition is the place for you.

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   The not-for-profit Northeast Community Action Corp. teamed with Boy Scouts Troop No. 156 of Louisiana to install a Feed Your Neighbors Food Box outside the Scout House in Louisiana’s Sunset Park. The free, 24-hour service is available to those who want to pick up food and hygiene products…

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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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Pike County native to be inducted into NBA Hall of Fame

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In June, Alan Hurd was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that attacks the mucus membranes. His family pulled together to give him all the support they could. With all the treatments he’ll need, they said he has a long road ahead of him.

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For the past 14 years, Pike County has been providing backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the county’s school children. Up until last year, the Back to School Fair, which is held on the Pike County Fairground, families were allowed into the main building to pick up their supplies.

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Bucket list gets one shorter after trike ride

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BOWLING GREEN—The main goal of the Downtown Revitalization Committee is to draw more people back to the downtown area of the city. With the weather finally cooperating, that’s what happened Friday afternoon when the Farmers & Artisans Downtown Marketplace came to life.

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BOWLING GREEN—Police Chief Don Nacke said he is ready to retire. A notice appeared in an earlier issue of the Times seeking a successor for Nacke when he steps down from the roll he’s had for the last seven years.

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JEFFERSON CITY—Gov. Mike Parson announced the launch of a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, MO VIP, to encourage vaccination among all Missourians age 12 and up. 

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BOWLING GREEN—Sobriety changed her life and her business. Owner of Gypsy Soul Salon and Boutique, Brittney Reuther, faced her life head on more than five years ago, when she realized that alcohol was running and ruining her life.

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Louisiana—Pike County Memorial Hospital’s radiology department has received an equipment upgrade.

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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.

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LOUISIANA—When Jodie Ries and Tiffanie Kurz started their business—Handmade Harvests—last October they had no idea it would grow so quickly. The popularity of their products, which they were selling at vendor events and online, showed them that they also needed a physical footprint in town.

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BOWLING GREEN—As of Thursday morning, sales of fireworks at the two stands near Bowling Green were a bit slow. Curtis Peak, owner of Peak Fireworks, and McCoy Thompson, operating as TNT Explosives, selling for Powder Monkey Inc. said they had seen slower than usual sales since opening on June 20.

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BLOWING GREEN—Most people don’t know what it is like for someone who was recently released from jail or prison and is attempting to start his or her life again. The bureaucracy and legal hurdles from some make going back behind bars an easier option, even if it’s something they truly don’t w…

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Within the coming week, the Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, Mo., will be conducting its annual emergency exercise. This exercise will involve staff members from NECC and possibly other law enforcement agencies. As a result, you may see an increase of departmental and law enfo…

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Closing Mo. Rt. 79 Saturday, July 3 from 5:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. for the Hannibal Cannibal race. Highway 79 from Church Street in Hannibal to Continental Cement on South 79 will be closed for the race. MoDOT advises that drivers should use an alternate route.

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LOUISIANA—More than 40 people—business owners, elected officials and others—gathered in the Elks Lodge here to talk about how to improve their towns. Most everyone from Louisiana agreed that there were too many empty storefronts in town.

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EOLIA—Friends and colleagues of former Pike County R-III School District Superintendent Mark Harvey gathered in the common room at the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center to say farewell.