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On Thursday evening last week, the Republicans of Pike County Club hosted their Annual Lincoln-Reagan Days Dinner at the Pike County Fairgrounds. Candidates running for a variety of offices came to visit with Pike County residents. The list of speakers for the evening included candidates for…

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During a special council meeting Monday night, Mayor Tim Carter announced his decision to appoint former Louisiana Mayor Don Giltner to the Ward 2 council seat that was vacated by Josh Mooney last month. The City Council unanimously approved the appointment, and Giltner was sworn in by City …

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Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft was on a cross-state tour last Wednesday, seeking input from local officials on the general pulse of the community. He stopped by the Pike County Sheriff’s office in the morning to speak with Sheriff Stephen Korte.

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During the city council meeting last week, several volunteers and elected officials were recognized for their efforts in Louisiana. Kiffany Ardeneaux announced the awards.

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Municipal elections were held last week across Pike County. Locally, Jim Arico, the incumbent for Bowling Green mayor, won his second term in office. Although originally, he was running uncontested, a write in candidate, Kathy Wiler Moss, drew about 10% of the vote.

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LOUISIANA—Citizens crowded into City Hall last week to hear and share concerns during the city council meeting. Because of a lack of seating, some of the attendants stood against the walls and even sat on the floor, as City Attorney Lyndee Rodamaker addressed the council.

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JEFFERSON CITY—The respective chairs of the Missouri House Special Committee on Redistricting and Senate Select Committee on Redistricting jointly released their proposed changes to Missouri’s congressional district map. The map, which is treated as a legislative bill, was filed Dec. 30, as …

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Even though she’s faced lots of challenges during her first year in office as Pike County public administrator, Lori Fuerst said the rewards far outweigh those challenges.

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When Laura Stumbaugh won the election to fill the unexpired term of the previous Pike County clerk, Susie Oberdalhoff, she said she felt like she was stepping in to a job she had already known.

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County officials elected in November are sworn in during ceremony at the Pike County Courthouse. Judge Milan Berry, not pictured, had the group raise their right hands and swear to uphold the constitution and the laws of the state. Pictured from left to right are Coroner Chris Stark, Lori Fu…

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Editor’s note: The following news analysis was submitted by award-winning journalist, author and public relations professional Brent Engel of Louisiana 

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LOUISIANA—Kathy Smith was appointed mayor of Louisiana during a city council meeting Monday evening in City Hall.

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BOWLING GREEN—There’s a lot that goes into the office of assessor for Pike County, and Donna Prior said she’s learned all the ins and outs of the job during her five terms in office—and the 17 years before that—working in the county’s assessor’s office.

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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—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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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—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.

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A series of public forums is planned for candidates seeking the office of Missouri 40th District state representative.

JEFFERSON CITY – Filing opened Tuesday, Feb. 25 for several state and federal positions on the Aug. 4 primary ballot in Pike County.

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LOUISIANA – Republicans of Pike County met Feb. 6 at 6:30 at Faith Baptist Church for their monthly meeting.  President Kathy Gamm welcomed everyone.  The invocation was by Bill Allen followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Everyone enjoyed a carry-in meal.

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BOWLING GREEN—The Pike County Commission passed a balanced budget Monday that they said reflected a “tight” financial situation but found room for 2 percent raises for county employees.

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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.

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FRANKFORD – Republicans of Pike County held their annual Lincoln-Reagan Day fundraiser on Oct. 4 at the Outer Road Event Center in Frankford. Attendees enjoyed a light buffet while visiting with officials and those aspiring to run for office. They also vied for door prizes. Trump flags, yard…

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CLOPTON – A special meeting of the Pike County R-III Board of Education Thursday ground to a halt as board members disagreed over whether they had been provided with the information they asked for at their last meeting.