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Crossroads General Store and about 50 volunteers came together on Sunday to provide a Christmas dinner for all those who wanted one

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LOUISIANA – A three-car crash the morning of Saturday, Dec. 7, injured two drivers in Louisiana, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported.

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BOWLING GREEN – The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has been awarded $558,955 to upgrade homes and provide additional emergency services to clients.

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VANDALIA – A hoped-for federal grant to widen Hwy. 54 went to other projects in 2019, but supporters of the project committed at a meeting the week before last to keep trying to make it happen.

LOUISIANA – Ahead of a January deadline to submit ballot language, City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, to fine-tune their proposal to voters for a series of property tax increases.

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BOWLING GREEN—Santa Claus came to town and kicked off the holiday season last Friday. Beginning at dusk, the air was crisp and downtown Bowling Green was celebrating with lights, shopping and other activities, such as the “Living Windows” displays in participating businesses.

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BOWLING GREEN—Bill Allen, a local businessman, recently purchased the Ben Franklin building on the southwest side of the town square.

LOUISIANA – City Council voted at its Monday meeting to add a 25 cent charge to each monthly city water and waste removal bill in order to resume recycling service to Louisiana.

With his mother already homeless, one man journeyed across the state of Missouri between trips in and out of jail looking for a home. Nearby, a woman had been homeless for the past four years, never knowing when she might sleep somewhere with a roof over her.

LOUISIANA – People sometimes asked Charlie Shelton how he did it: his several jobs, his long hours, his other commitments in the community.

LOUISIANA – Volunteers worked away in the First Christian Church of Louisiana the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26, building  an imposing wall of shoeboxes. Each brick in that wall contained school supplies, toys and hygiene products — in short, a package of Christmas cheer, ready to be dispatch…

LOUISIANA – Last Tuesday’s City Council meeting returned to the question of an independent parks board for Louisiana — one of a series of proposals that Council Finance Chair Susan Fregeau introduced in an effort to create new streams of revenue to support city services.

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LOUISIANA – The two remaining spans of the Old Champ Clark Bridge splashed into the Mississippi Monday afternoon, blown to pieces in one of the last steps toward the bridge's complete obliteration.

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BOWLING GREEN—Wind-whipped snow slashed at them sideways, but these men faced worse. They stood tall and strong on Bowling Green’s town square to honor those veterans who fought for the freedoms all U.S. citizens hold dear.

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BOWLING GREEN—It was a brisk, chilly morning Friday when the Pike County Health Department and Hospice held its fourth annual flag dedication ceremony and salute to veterans.

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BOWLING GREEN—Two youngsters shivering in the cold holding an ineffectual umbrella in a blowing snowstorm immediately showed the commitment the Bowling Green Middle School had to its program to honor veterans Monday.

LOUISIANA – Republicans of Pike County met Nov. 7 at Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana.  Paul Lewis led in prayer and Dan Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is seeking applications from income-qualifying residents of Pike County for its home weatherization program.

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has promoted Andy Orf of Bowling Green from maintenance technician to a construction supervisor for the NECAC Self-Help Housing Home Rehabilitation program.

Kayla Suchland of the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has earned a national certification.

Teresa Ellsworth, of Bowling Green, has been promoted to property management director at the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation.

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CLARKSVILLE – Another enterprise was formally welcomed to Clarksville’s suddenly seemingly crowded business district Saturday: a small coffee shop on Howard Street, brewing coffee with a sense of mission.

From Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 14 MoDOT will be doing bridge maintenance on the bridge on Missouri Rte. 161 over U.S. 61. The road will be reduced to one lane traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning one quarter mile before and one quarter mile after the bridge in each direction…

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Honey Shuck banquet raises awareness for military veterans

LOUISIANA – A crash last week just outside Louisiana left a man seriously injured while his only passenger — a two-year-old infant — was unharmed.

The License Office at Louisiana City Hall will no longer be open the last Saturday of the month.

LOUISIANA – City Council saw a fleshed-out set of proposed property tax increases at their meeting Monday. Together, the proposed levy would dedicate new funds to the city’s parks, cemetery and library, in the hope that it will relieve pressure from those line items on the city’s balance she…