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BOWLING GREEN—It was a brisk, chilly morning Friday when the Pike County Health Department and Hospice held its fourth annual flag dedication ceremony and salute to veterans.

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BOWLING GREEN—Two youngsters shivering in the cold holding an ineffectual umbrella in a blowing snowstorm immediately showed the commitment the Bowling Green Middle School had to its program to honor veterans Monday.

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LOUISIANA – Republicans of Pike County met Nov. 7 at Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana.  Paul Lewis led in prayer and Dan Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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“I appreciate your invitation,” said my friend. “But I really can’t come back to the church.  That’s quite impossible.”

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The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is seeking applications from income-qualifying residents of Pike County for its home weatherization program.

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The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has promoted Andy Orf of Bowling Green from maintenance technician to a construction supervisor for the NECAC Self-Help Housing Home Rehabilitation program.

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Kayla Suchland of the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has earned a national certification.

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Teresa Ellsworth, of Bowling Green, has been promoted to property management director at the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation.

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CLARKSVILLE – Another enterprise was formally welcomed to Clarksville’s suddenly seemingly crowded business district Saturday: a small coffee shop on Howard Street, brewing coffee with a sense of mission.

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From Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 14 MoDOT will be doing bridge maintenance on the bridge on Missouri Rte. 161 over U.S. 61. The road will be reduced to one lane traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning one quarter mile before and one quarter mile after the bridge in each direction…

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Honey Shuck banquet raises awareness for military veterans

LOUISIANA – A crash last week just outside Louisiana left a man seriously injured while his only passenger — a two-year-old infant — was unharmed.

The License Office at Louisiana City Hall will no longer be open the last Saturday of the month.

LOUISIANA – City Council saw a fleshed-out set of proposed property tax increases at their meeting Monday. Together, the proposed levy would dedicate new funds to the city’s parks, cemetery and library, in the hope that it will relieve pressure from those line items on the city’s balance she…

“People can be so cruel,” said my friend.  “It’s like they take some twisted pleasure in saying or doing something that will make someone suffer.  If God is really so good, why does he allow that?”

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BOWLING GREEN – Champ Clark Honey Shuck Restoration Inc. held their annual banquet and meeting — styled a  “Salute to Veterans” — in honor of Bennett Clark and the American Legion Thursday, Oct. 24 at the historic Honey Shuck house.

Louisiana Community Betterment Association was pleased to present checks totaling $1,200 to the Louisiana Police Dept., Louisiana Fire Dept. and the Pike County Memorial Hospital EMS on Thursday, Oct. 25.  Each department received a check for $400. These donations were the results of the dem…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that firewood cutting for personal use will be allowed by permit on designated areas of Mark Twain Lake. The cutting period will begin on Oct. 28 and continue through Feb. 9.

BOWLING GREEN – An “Honor Flight” fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green High School Cafeteria. The meal will consist of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink.

Louisiana’s premier annual event is on for this weekend, and organizers have a lot in store.

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CLARKSVILLE – As he prepared his remarks honoring long-time fire-fighter Joe Mabry, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Lovell struggled to find the exact year Mabry first signed up Clarksville’s volunteer fire department.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced a tentative schedule for the demolition of the Champ Clark Bridge. Their press release is copied below. Local organizations are still selling opportunities to press the button — find the details here.

The Buffalo Township United Fund hosted its annual farm-to-table dinner last Friday, part of its efforts to raise money in support of good causes around Louisiana.

LOUISIANA – Destroying a major piece of infrastructure will usually get you a hefty  prison sentence and a lot of public ill will.

LOUISIANA – It all started in a grim moment, when John Kroeze’s car was rear-ended, outside of the building he is renovating to serve as a non-profit cafe.

FRANKFORD – Republicans of Pike County held their annual Lincoln-Reagan Day fundraiser on Oct. 4 at the Outer Road Event Center in Frankford. Attendees enjoyed a light buffet while visiting with officials and those aspiring to run for office. They also vied for door prizes. Trump flags, yard…