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BOWLING GREEN—With a loud cheer and a huge burst of colors, more than two dozen hearty runners—and walkers—plus one dog—took off at Bowling Green’s big park in the first Color Run 5K put on by the Twin Pike Family YMCA.

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In April, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the overall hospital quality star ratings. CMS rated more than 4,500 hospitals from one to five stars, with five representing the highest quality rating. Pike County Memorial Hospital received an impressive four out of five st…

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LOUISIANA—From guns and ammo to pens and paper, and some bait thrown in on the side, if that’s what you’re looking for, you have Eagle Outfitters, Eagle Business Products, and 54 Guns Pawn and More, as well as The Fishing Shack available just outside of downtown Louisiana on Hwy. 54.

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Young entrepreneur sets her sights on business and career

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The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards ceremony last Thursday to honor local people for their efforts in making the community a better place to live.

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LOUISIANA—Louisiana will soon have a new pizza place now that Chad Bowen and his son, Chad Jr., are ready to open the doors on what was once a Pizza Hut restaurant.

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Sheri Grote is seen here painting angel wings on the back of the Ann Layne Boutique building, just off of N. Court Street. Grote, who is also an art teacher at Bowling Green R-I School District, said Ann Layne owner Stephanie Klott commissioned her to paint the mural after seeing something s…

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In March of 2001, Duke Energy North America sold 100% interest in the 640-megawatt power plant under construction just west of Vandalia to NRG Energy Inc., which later sold it to Ameren Missouri. Construction of the natural gas-fired facility began in May 2000 but was not fully operational f…

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—Tractor Supply Co., recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Orscheln Farm and Home in an all-cash transaction for about $297 million.

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Elisha and Clay Koenig have been part owners of the Realty Shop on Bus. 61 since 2017. Last month on Jan. 29 they bought out the other half and now are the sole owners of RE/MAX Realty Shop. Elisha said that she and Clay are high school sweethearts from Bowling Green High School. They have t…

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Last Thursday, Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes LLC in Bowling Green and Silex received licensure by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to operate a licensed crematory and is now operating under the name Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes and Crematory LLC after having completed a rou…

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The Board of Directors of Community State Bank of Missouri announced that Barbie Gamm and Bridgette Reuther have been promoted to vice-presidents and Brittany Henke has been promoted to assistant branch manager, as well as Megan Ginnings was promoted to loan support officer.

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BOWLING GREEN—The buildings around the city’s square look remarkably similar to when they were first constructed. Business names have changed over the years, but one—the Bowling Green Pharmacy—has been a steady operation in the building on the west side of the square.

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BOWLING GREEN—The recent improvements made to the Bowling Green Municipal Airport will now allow for twin-engine aircraft use of the facility. Saturday, members of Bowling Green’s Chamber of Commerce and members of the airport board, as well as a CMA engineer, attended a ribbon cutting cerem…

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Although the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was canceled because of the COVID-19 virus, the Chamber still awarded the annual recognitions given to individuals and businesses in our city. Members of the Chamber distributed the awards to the various recipients at their places of bus…

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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…