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BOWLING GREEN—There are several boxes around town that have free food items for people in need. Out in front of Pawsitively Pampered Pets along W. Main Street there is now a Pet Pantry—a box for our furry and feathered friends.

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BOWLING GREEN—Craig Burnett co-owner of Forever Primitives and Luncheonette was working on expanding his business to provide more floor space for dine-in customers when he discovered an old second of wall that had numerous signatures on it.

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Tattoo and piercing studio opens on the square

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BOWLING GREEN—Ed and Regina Woods, owners of Woods Smoked Meats, a meat processing plant with a retail store and deli located along Bus. 54, have sold the business to HWC Meats, a partnership between Mike Sloan, owner of Hermann Wurst Haus in Hermann, Mo., Cory Hawkins, owner of Central Miss…

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BOWLING GREEN—When he was 14, McCoy Thompson got his first push mower so he could start cutting lawns. He got a taste for what hard work could bring—money, real money.

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LOUISIANA—Kayla Caldwell recently opened a branch office of Edward Jones, a financial advising company. She held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the new space on Georgia Street.

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BOWLING GREEN—Julie Hood Leverenz recently retired from the health care field, working for Hannibal Regional Health Care System. Now she’s embarked on a new path—one where she plans to leverage her years of knowledge to help others.

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LOUISIANA—A Louisiana resident was concerned that the Georgia Street project was taking too long to complete and was probably over budget, as it impacted downtown businesses.

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BOWLING GREEN—Bobby Boland was taken aback when he learned Bowling Green Chevy closed so abruptly. Back in February, the dealership seemed to be running along just fine, and the next day, car carriers arrived to load up the inventory and the doors slammed shut leaving a lot of the staff stunned.

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HERMANN Mo.—Rhineland Bancshares Inc. has entered into a purchase and merger agreement to acquire Clifford Bancshares Inc., the holding company for CBC Bank. Under the terms of the agreement, CBC Bank will be merged into Rhineland Bancshares’ affiliate bank, Peoples Savings Bank of Rhineland…

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BOWLING GREEN—Members of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau gathered at the new Bowling Green Visitors Center on Friday to host an open house.

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Business that specializes in weddings is finding its way

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Heatupstlouis.org, a non-utility, independent education and advocacy charity serving the greater bi-state area by paying energy bills, announced a record-breaking $705,000 raised during the 20th Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat benefit on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. This is a 76% increase over…

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BOWLING GREEN—Local entrepreneurs will soon have the opportunity to set up shop close to the square in downtown Bowling Green as soon as the first chalet is completed and placed on the lot that fronts S. Court Street next to MASH.

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EOLIA, Mo.—Pike-Lincoln Technical Center held a needs assessment meeting earlier this month, seeking input from employers looking to hire trained workers in their various fields.

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A ribbon-cutting Friday, Nov. 29, marked the recovery of the Clarksville Antique Center, which is almost totally reopened after being hard-hit by floods earlier this year. Owner Angi Grossnickle (far right) will show of the improved facilities at an open house this weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m…

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LOUISIANA – There were plenty of interested parties when Charlie and Mary Perkins quietly indicated that they were looking for a buyer for Trailerman Trailers.

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LOUISIANA – Louisiana Community Betterment, Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and the Unified Economic Development Council have joined forces with the Louisiana merchants to sponsor "Shop Louisiana Local" on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.  This event will run from 8 a.m. until noon.  

TROY, MO. – Members of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, who are currently enrolled in the co-op’s medical alert registry, will soon receive correspondence, which requests completion of a new form in order to maintain status as a medical priority account.

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A survey of businesses across the country conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics  found that the average weekly wage for workers in Pike County was $631 in the first three months of 2019, the federal agency announced earlier this month.

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CLARKSVILLE – With the river down and Route 79 open, Clarksville residents are beginning the process of imagining what their town might look like after the floods of 2019.

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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.

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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.