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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.

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LOUISIANA – A little more than 90 years ago, Louisiana, Pike County and well-wishers from around the country gathered to mark what was understood to be an epochal moment in the history of the town and the region: the bridging of the Mississippi by the Champ Clark Bridge.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday that public bodies in Pike County can get federal help to pay for the cost of their flood defenses and the damage left in flooding’s wake.

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LOUISIANA – Work has been underway for about a week on the last way-station on the route to the opening of the new Champ Clark Bridge: the construction of the approach over the Sny levee in Illinois.

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LOUISIANA – The director of Pike County’s recently launched unified emergency dispatch center reassured members of Louisiana City Council that sirens would not again fail to sound when needed in Louisiana, as they did as a tornado threatened on Friday, June 21.

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LOUISIANA – A thin rivulet connected the pools of water on either side of Route 79 in south Louisiana Monday morning, Only a few weeks ago, the area between Noix Creek had been comprehensively swamped, leaving blocks of 79 inside the city limits underwater.