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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.

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. 

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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.

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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.

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The unemployment rate in Pike County has been below 3.2 percent only a few times since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started publishing county-level information in the 1990s.

(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.