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Tom Latos joins Lakeway Publishers as the new regional publisher for The Bowling Green Times, The Louisiana Press-Journal and The Vandalia Leader.

In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters.

BOWLING GREEN – The board of the Pike County Economic Development Authority signed off at their quarterly board meeting Monday on a plan to open up a computer at the organization’s office in Bowling Green a few days a week for people looking for work.

Curryville – Robert Jaxon Meyer, Curryville, Mo., is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

BOWLING GREEN – Jill Kiel has joined the staff at CBC Bank’s Bowling Green location where she will be serving as loan officer, the bank announced last week. 

LOUISIANA – A Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center will provide a sort of one-stop shop for locals looking for help getting back on their feet after this spring and summer's flooding starting this weekend.

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The unemployment rate in Pike County ticked upward in June according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. It reached 3.9 percent, above the 3.3 percent rate seen in May.

BOWLING GREEN – The Pike County Youth Fair Sale will take place this year on Thursday, July 25.  The sale will be held in the livestock barn at 7 p.m.

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LOUISIANA – Work has been underway for about a week on the last way-station on the route to the opening of the new Champ Clark Bridge: the construction of the approach over the Sny levee in Illinois.

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LOUISIANA – There’s no reason, in principle, most Americans don’t eat Chinese food for breakfast. But they don’t — which gave the China Restaurant, which brought Chinese food back to Louisiana this spring, a chance to slot into another niche in the local culinary scene.

(submitted photo)Bouncing back: Speed Commerce employees participate in a ping-pong tournament, one of the events marking the first anniversary of their new ownership. From left: Alissa Horton, Derek Ingram, Johnnie Taylor, Shelly Hill, Laura Martin, Dale Jordan, Michael Alexander and Helen Junge.

Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards, Co. brought together experts from across their industry recently for a growers symposium, an effort to pool the knowledge of industry experts.

The soon-to-be-closed gap on the Champ Clark Bridge (photo courtesy of Walter Logan)The installation of the last deck panels on the Champ Clark bridge represents a major milestone in the completion of the new bridge. (photo courtesy of Walter Logan)One of the last of 181 deck panels on the C…

Community State Bank of Missouri broke ground on its newest banking facility located at the Bowling Green Town Center on Tuesday, March 12.

The Northeast Community Action Corporation is trumpeting a report that the social services agency turned a little over $1 million in grants into more than $52 million in investment in housing in Northeast Missouri from fiscal year 2014 to fiscal year 2018.

Mark Blackwell of Hannibal has been promoted from contract maintenance technician to supervisor of the North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Self-Help Housing Home Rehabilitation program, NECAC President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick has announced.

Jeffrey McChristian from Liberty Utilities presents the deed to Tracy Brookshier, chairperson for the downtown committee and the first vice-president of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, and Deanna Feldmann, the president of the Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s February meeting. (su…

Bowling Green Times Editor Ethan Colbert informed the newspaper’s staff that he intends to leave the publication in late February. He has accepted a position with the Quincy Herald-Whig and will work as an investigative reporter and feature writer for the daily newspaper. In this new positio…

Missouri/Illinois — Freezing temperatures, snow and ice signal the start of the winter season throughout Missouri and Illinois. The U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to please help our letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.

A company spokesperson for Dollar General says that the retailer is “always evaluating new opportunities for store locations, but at this time, there are no plans to open a Dollar General in Frankford.” City council and members of the city’s administration discussed the national retailer at …

Helping to mark the 125th anniversary of Pike County Title Company, American First Title representatives presented Pike County Title Directors and Employees with a plaque congratulating them on the local company’s milestone. Pictured from left to right: Lorri Maragni, First American Title Un…

Bowling Green Board of Aldermen members Diane Kirkpatrick, pictured second from left, Terry Burris, and Craig Burnett review a proposal from Four Points Land Surveying and Engineering, Inc., regarding the proposed relocation of the city’s water and sewer lines near the intersection of Highwa…

 This undated photo provided by the Jefferson City (Mo.) Police Department shows Darnell Gray. Authorities are going door-to-door and using a helicopter to search for Darnell Gray, a missing 4-year-old boy in Jefferson City, Mo. Police Capt. Deric Heislen says Darnell Gray was last seen Wedn…