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PLTC Director Martin Hanley and several local students visited Representative Jim Hansen at the Capitol earlier this month.

Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend several district events and meet with constituents. Boy Scout Josh Kempke was given the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, Feb. 15.  The ceremony took place at the Masonic Lodge in Bowling Green. Josh is the son of Paul and Melissa Kempke. They must be proud of his determination. It was an honor to attend the event and present Josh with a

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  • Hope Center receives donation

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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    To celebrate “Thank A Farmer Week,” the Pike County Farm Bureau Board, along with the Soybean Council, makde a donation of food containing soybean products to the Hope Center of Pike County. Pictured are (from left): JoAnn Scherder, Elaine Niemeyer, Marcine Niemeyer, and Larry Gamm.  

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  • Bowling Green R-1 contracts Opaa! for food service

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm


    Cafeterias at Bowling Green R-1 schools will see some changes in the upcoming months since the school board’s choice to transition from traditional school food service to a food service contractor. The motion was made during the Board of Education’s regular meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 17 and passed with a 4-2 vote, with board members Roger Colbert and Allen Chandler voting in opposition. The accepted bid came from Opaa! Food

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  • Local retired teachers attend Legislative Day

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Several members of the local retired school personnel chapter attended the annual MRTA Legislative Day in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Many retired educators from all across Missouri attended, to meet and discuss educational issues with their state representatives and senators. Those from Pike County who attended were Debi Ingram, Cheryl Ward, Frank Berlin, Louise Hunter, Larry and Nancy Wilfong, and Mary Twellman. The Pike County group met with

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  • Pregnancy help center plans developing

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Twenty area pro-lifers, volunteers of a steering committee, met Feb. 5 to take the first steps toward making a Pike County pregnancy help center a reality. A name was selected for the new center and an attorney was instructed to begin the paperwork for a 50lc3 status. Getting this status may take a few months. The center hopes to open sometime in the fall of 2015. Eight members of the group attended

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  • Hodges promoted

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    The Board of Directors of Ralls County Electric Cooperative (RCEC), headquartered in New London, announced today the appointment of Lynn Hodges as the next CEO/Manager of RCEC. Hodges currently serves RCEC as its Assistant Manager. Through his more than 12 years at RCEC, Hodges has gained a strong knowledge of all areas of the coopcrative and its subsidiary, Ralls Technologies, LLC. Hodges will assume the duties of CEO/Manager on April 1, upon the

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  • New subdivision progressing as zoning board approves plat

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    A new subdivision within the city limits of Bowling Green is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Tuesday, Feb. 3 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Chairman Doug McPeak called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Present members included George Huber, Mike Colbert, Mike Pugh, and Mayor Don Hunter. Following the unanimous approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, the group reviewed a sketch plat for Mark Long’s

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