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LOUISIANA—Even with the seats spread out across the Louisiana High School gymnasium floor, there was still a good number of parents on hand to congratulate the academic achievements of their children.

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During the production process of creating the Louisiana Press-Journal, a page of photos from the Clopton High School graduating class was inadvertently deleted from the final version of the print issue. With this notice is the full page of the graduating class from 2021. This page will appea…

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April 26 was the start of Work Zone Awareness Week, across the nation. Within hours, a MoDOT vehicle on I-64 in St. Louis was struck while protecting a crew removing large debris from the roadway. These vehicles are driven by team members who want to keep their coworkers safe, but always wan…

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Editor’s note: The following story is adapted from the book ‘They Call Us Pikers’ by author, historian and public relations professional Brent Engel of Louisiana.

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A night to remember: Members of the graduating class of Louisiana High School gathered in the schools gymnasium Saturday night for their prom. The Louisiana Royal Court from left  to right, (back row), Jordon Luck, Emma Inglis, Cole Martin, Annine Sanders, Jamie Sencenbaugh, and Bryan Renner…

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CLARKSVILLE—People started gathering early outside the Appleshed Saturday evening for Clopton’s 2021 prom. Cars lined the street and packed the parking areas, as the seniors did their final preparation for entering the building.

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Bowling Green High School recently had two students test positive for COVID-19, which has resulted in many more students being quarantined, the school reported. Out of an abundance of caution, the high school will return to mandatory mask wearing on Monday, April 26.

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After a night of dancing, the students voted on their prom queen and king. From left to right, back row, are Clay LaZear, Jonah Jones, McKenna Orf, Evan Meyer, Audry Dean, and Claire Graver. Seated are the queen and king for 2021, Nayzeth Ambrocio and Shay Butler.

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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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BOWLING GREEN—When Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce President Tracy Brookshier stood before the weekly meeting of the Bowling Green Rotary Club last week, she asked for a little help on a project that has been months in the making. The Rotary motto is “service above self,” and with that she…

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Students demonstrate what they’re learning at center

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Today’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine will be replaced with the MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine because the CDC is planning to pause the administration of the J&J. Those with appointments today will receive the MODERNA vaccine if they wish and will return for a second dose on May 11. T…

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Aloha Wood Fired Pizza is opening Friday, April 16—menu to be posted Monday or Tuesday. It will be firing up its oven this week for surprise deliveries to various businesses around the Bowling Green square. The Aloha trailer sits behind Ink Therapy and Body Piercing and directly across the s…

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The Pike County Health Department will be hosting a Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday, April 13, at the Church of the Nazarene at 807 S. Court Street in Bowling Green from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. All Missouri residents 18 and over are eligible to receive the vac…

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BOWLING GREEN—The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen voted recently to add more electric outlets in the city’s upper and lower park areas for when there are events with vendors. According to City Administrator Linda Luebrecht, the $22,700 bid from Christian Electrical Contractors LLC was approv…

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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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Because of technical problems at the printing plant, this week’s Bowling Green Times and the Louisiana Press-Journal will be delayed one day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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BOWLING GREEN—When the news arrived that Andrea Korte and Gabriel Maier were selected for the Missouri Scholars Academy, the two students were in their study hall. The call for the two students to report to the Gifted Program classroom came over the school’s public address system.

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BOWLING GREEN—It was only 11 years ago that the new Lady Cats head basketball coach Jared Runyon was in high school himself. He’s faced a lot in those 11 years, especially in the last year taking over the top spot all the while dealing with COVID constraints and trying to build a winning team.

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Fire departments from Frankford, Bowling Green, Eolia, Buffalo Township, Curryville, Louisiana, and New London, as well as officials from the Missouri Department of Conservation, battled a fire at Ranacker Conservation Area March 9, which burned 150 acres.

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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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The Pike Lincoln Technical Center’s welding students have competed in three different contests over the last month. On Jan. 29, the students competed at the Missouri Welding Institute. PLTC students took first place, second place, third place, fifth place, and 10th places.

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BOWLING GREEN—Members of the Bowling Green High School National Honor Society gathered in the gymnasium on Friday to receive a proclamation from Rep. Chad Perkins, R-40th District, on the NHS’s  100th anniversary.

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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.