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Louisiana—Pike County Memorial Hospital’s radiology department has received an equipment upgrade.

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The Downtown Hoedown is moving indoors. Starting at 6:30 p.m. the event will take place in the Southside Bar & Grill on the Square. The only change is the two bands will play from 7 – 9 p.m.—maybe longer if no one comes in to participate in karaoke night after that.

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LOUISIANA—When Jodie Ries and Tiffanie Kurz started their business—Handmade Harvests—last October they had no idea it would grow so quickly. The popularity of their products, which they were selling at vendor events and online, showed them that they also needed a physical footprint in town.

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BOWLING GREEN—As of Thursday morning, sales of fireworks at the two stands near Bowling Green were a bit slow. Curtis Peak, owner of Peak Fireworks, and McCoy Thompson, operating as TNT Explosives, selling for Powder Monkey Inc. said they had seen slower than usual sales since opening on June 20.

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BLOWING GREEN—Most people don’t know what it is like for someone who was recently released from jail or prison and is attempting to start his or her life again. The bureaucracy and legal hurdles from some make going back behind bars an easier option, even if it’s something they truly don’t w…

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Within the coming week, the Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, Mo., will be conducting its annual emergency exercise. This exercise will involve staff members from NECC and possibly other law enforcement agencies. As a result, you may see an increase of departmental and law enfo…

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Closing Mo. Rt. 79 Saturday, July 3 from 5:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. for the Hannibal Cannibal race. Highway 79 from Church Street in Hannibal to Continental Cement on South 79 will be closed for the race. MoDOT advises that drivers should use an alternate route.

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LOUISIANA—More than 40 people—business owners, elected officials and others—gathered in the Elks Lodge here to talk about how to improve their towns. Most everyone from Louisiana agreed that there were too many empty storefronts in town.

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EOLIA—Friends and colleagues of former Pike County R-III School District Superintendent Mark Harvey gathered in the common room at the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center to say farewell.

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BOWLING GREEN—It may have been the hottest day of the week, but that didn’t stop the staff of the Pike County Health Department from setting up a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the parking area of the Bowling Green Visitors Center on Friday.

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CURRYVILLE—With Father’s Day just two days away last Friday, the Missouri Girls/Guys Racing Association held a Riding For Dad event here to celebrate fatherhood, and to give all age groups a chance to compete at bending poles and racing barrels.

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BOWLING GREEN—Unless you’re returning to Bowling Green from a trip south on Hwy. 61, you probably haven’t seen the new billboard that went up Thursday morning.

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LOUISIANA—Ryan Cornell, owner of Twin Pike Roastery, is looking to expand his coffee business by becoming a distributor in this area for coffee houses, restaurants and any retail business that sell coffee.

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Rev. Art and Diane Moore were honored by the congregations of Clarksville United Methodist Church and Centenary United Methodist Church at a farewell dinner in honor of his retirement.

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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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Drive thru for your Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) COVID-19 Vaccine THIS FRIDAY! No appointment necessary. PCHD will be at the Convention & Visitors Center Bureau Center Park from 3-6 p.m. FREE! Just bring your insurance cards and ID.

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Editor’s note: Following is a condensed version of a story by award-winning print and broadcast journalist, author and public relations professional Brent Engel, and is available free in its entirety at the Louisiana Area Historical Museum, 304 Georgia Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat…

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CURRYVILLE—Cooler than normal temperatures over the Memorial Day weekend made for near perfect conditions for a free concert being performed by the Missouri River Band at the Back 40 Campground.

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BOWLING GREEN—It might have been a little more subdued than previous years, but the VFW Memorial Day parade was every bit as patriotic as in year’s past.

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Clarksville American Legion Post 349 Memorial Day Celebration from noon to 2 p.m, in honor of Memorial Day, is going on now until 2 p.m. The Post is offering FREE hamburgers & FREE hotdogs. Chips, drinks, and desserts will be available for $1.

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BOWLING GREEN—When Bowling Green Fire Department Chief Adam Mitalovich heard about a grant opportunity from POET, a biorefining facility in Laddoina, he decided to apply for it in hopes of receiving funds to buy rescue equipment the department could use.

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LOUISIANA—The graduating class for Louisiana High School gathered in the school’s gymnasium May 14 to receive their diplomas. From the smiles on their faces and those of their families, this was a welcome event considering last year’s graduates could not have an in-person ceremony because of…