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North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Pike County Service Coordinator Neil Darnell and Administrative Secretary Christina Windmiller ring bells for the Salvation Army in December 2013 at Walmart in Bowling Green.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers in Pike County

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer Pike County bell ringers to help collect donations that will pay for assistance to people in need. The annual bell ringing campaign will be held weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside Walmart in Bowling Green. Business people, church groups, students, families and others are invited to work hourly time slots. North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Pike County Service Coordinator Neil Darnell

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    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    hope tree

    Bowling Green is once again preparing for the Holiday Hope for Children donation drive. This will be the sixth year for the effort. The Hope Center, in cooperation with Walmart, has put up a tree in the Walmart customer service area to spread the word of the project. The tree has tags on it indicating the gift that needs to be purchased.  The item is purchased and then turned into

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  • Christmas in the Green

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    sisters at the junct

    An annual favorite, “Christmas in the Green” was held last week, Nov. 20 through 22. With many area businesses participating and offering specials, including giveaways, discounts, and more, shoppers came from far and wide to visit the locally-owned shops. Pictured above are the ladies from Sisters at the Junction.  

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  • Excavation starts for YMCA pool

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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  • Large Louisiana employer sold to Texas company

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Courtesy of Dave Moller, Louisiana Press-Journal   Shipping firm Fifth Gear, which has two major plants in Louisiana, has been sold to Speed Commerce Inc., of Dallas, Texas. The sale for $55 million in cash and stock considerations was announced Monday, Nov. 24 in a press release. Neither Fifth Gear nor Speed Commerce corporate media representatives returned phone calls to the Press-Journal by deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 25. “They’ve said

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  • Bowling Green school district considers food service contractor – Cost savings, efficiency motivate change

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    The Bowling Green R-I School District is seeking bids for a contractor to take over the district’s food service capabilities. The decision came last week during the Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting, when the board heard a presentation from OPAA, a popular food service entity. “We are looking at a food service contractor for a couple of reasons,” began Superintendent J.W. Brandt. “First, food service is an area that

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  • Farm Service Agency News

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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