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JEFFERSON CITY—Yesterday, Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson both tested positive for COVID-19. The first lady was tested Wednesday morning after experiencing mild symptoms. Although the governor was not experiencing any symptoms, he was tested as well and received a positive resu…

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Following reports of a positive COVID-19 test for First Lady Teresa Parson, and due to quarantine restrictions, Gov. Mike Parson’s campaign staff has confirmed he will not be able to attend the Missouri Press Association/KOMU-8 gubernatorial forum scheduled for today, Friday, Sept. 25.

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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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Corn maze and pumpkin patch big draw for Prairie’s Edge

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CLARKSVILLE—The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corp. is finding new residences for 26 families of the Clarksville Estates apartments as a precaution after an inspection revealed rusting support beams at the 47-year-old complex.

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The Pike County Health Department is currently offering a drive through flu shot clinic. It will be active until 6 p.m. today by the pavilion next to the new Bowling Green Convention and Visitor’s Center across the street from Ayrco Plaza.

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HANNIBAL—Weather permitting, Sept. 14 & 15, crews from Truesdell Corp., subcontractor of Massman Construction Co., will be performing sealing of minor cracks in the PPC overlay on the Champ Clark Bridge, located on U.S. 54 in Pike County at Louisiana. The bridge will be reduced to one la…

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Pike County, MO—The Pike County Health Department transitioned to a new state reporting system last week. As part of that PCHD it added more data on its county dashboard because of an increase in Rapid Antigen testing in the area.

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LOUISIANA—As a sign of goodwill, members of the Clopton Hawks football team arrived at the end of practice for the Louisiana Bulldogs on Thursday to hand over a check for the funds the Clopton team raised to help a young man who had been seriously injured in a traffic collision the week before.

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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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Pike County, MO—The Pike County Health Department was notified that there had been public exposure to COVID-19 at the Pike County Fair, which ran from July 28 to Aug. 1. Through its investigations, PCHD has identified three confirmed cases with multiple symptomatic cases.

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On Monday, Aug. 10 at 12:25 p.m. a Honda Accord driven by a 16-year old male from Louisiana, Mo., attempted to cross U.S. 54 on Kelly Lane and failed to yield to a MAC RV 600 driven by a 55-year old male. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the front of the 1988 RV struck the pas…

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HANNIBAL—Weather permitting, MoDOT crews will be performing patching operations on routes in Pike County. Please see below for locations and details.

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BOWLING GREEN—Once Jim Arico had been elected mayor, it became necessary for him to step down from his position on the Bowling Green Park Board to avoid a conflict of interest. Arico made the move during the Board of Aldermen meeting July 20.

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Jefferson City, MO –Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is reminding Missourians to take advantage of the back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend, beginning Friday, Aug. 7 and ending Sunday, Aug. 9. This annual event exempts certain back to school purchases including clothing, c…

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BOWLING GREEN—Pike County residents flocked to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the August Primary Election. Local elections decided yesterday are listed below. These results are considered unofficial until finalized by the county clerk.

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PIKE COUNTY, Mo.—Come Tuesday, Aug. 4, the polls for the primary election will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For a complete list of polling places and a sample ballot, go to http://www.pikecountymo.net/county-clerk.html

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BOWLING GREEN—The official start of the Pike County Fair came with clear skies and warm temperatures; perfect for the kickoff rodeo brought to the county fair by Outlaw/J5 Rodeo Co.

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BOWLING GREEN—Fire did heavy damage to two Lee Street Apartments in one building early Saturday morning leaving one injured and two families without a home.

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LOUISIANA—Recently, families for Louisiana RII schools received a back to school plan for when the school district would bring students back for the fall season.

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CLARKSVILLE—The school district’s administrative team and a group of stakeholders got together as a focus group to decide on the re-entry process for the students and staff of the Clopton R-III school system.

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ST. CLEMENT—The day’s heat was oppressive, but that didn’t deter folks from coming out to support the Knights of Columbus Picnic.

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BOWLING GREEN—Four of the candidates running for the 40th District state representative position, were on hand to answer questions from the media and the audience during the first of a set of forums Wednesday.