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Holidays bring guests to Agape House

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:59 am

In their January 20 meeting, board members of Agape House of Vandalia learned that 112 guests, including 27 children, had stayed at the guesthouse in November and December. These guests came from 17 Missouri counties and four states to visit family members staying at the correctional centers in Bowling Green and Vandalia. In other business, board members approved a raise for the house manager, Doris Donoho.  A new copier will

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  • Bank of Louisiana pledges to Fairground project

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    The Pike County Fairgrounds will hopefully be receiving a facelift thanks to a generous pledge donation from Bank of Louisiana. At the last Fair Board meeting, a proposal was made regarding the construction of a new outdoor canopy and stage on the track, which would allow for the hosting of larger entertainment events, as well as better service the current acts it hosts annually. The project cost is estimated at

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  • Farm Service Agency News

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Summary of 2014 Farm Bill Programs – continued To help facilitate the process, we are having small group producer meetings in our office daily on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. The meetings will be limited to eight producers per meeting. The meetings will start at 9 a.m. and last about one hour. Our goal is to review all the paperwork for your specific farm(s) as you consider your options. To reserve

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  • Aldermen approve Bibb Drive zoning change – Board moves forward with paving program

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    A proposed zoning code change was approved Monday night as the Board of Aldermen met for their regular monthly meeting. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. All alderpersons were present as of roll call. As the first items of business, the board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s reports. Next, the Mayor opened the public hearing for discussion

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  • School board hears concerns from food service employees

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    The Bowling Green R-1 School District board of education gathered last Tuesday, Jan. 20, for their regular monthly meeting. Among topics highlighted were those of a possible switch to a food service contractor and upcoming school year calendar. Board president Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. All members but Linda Luebrecht were present. The group voted unanimously to approve the consent agenda, including the resignation of

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  • Jim Hansen Capitol Report

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    The House is in order. With 163 representatives, it’s important to be organized so we can serve you efficiently. This week, Speaker Diehl made that happen by working with members to establish the rules for the 98th General Assembly and set up the committee system. New to this session are standing committees hearing and voting on legislation before sending them to the select committees. These select committees will provide an

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  • City Administrator announces resignation – Dan Lang accepts position in Wentzville

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Dan Lang

    Bowling Green will soon have a new City Administrator, as Dan Lang recently announced his decision to accept a position with the City of Wentzville and subsequent resignation. Lang’s last day on the job will be Feb. 18. “Wentzville is my hometown. Having grown-up in that community, I have always had a fond place in my heart for the City,” Lang told the Times. “I was made aware of an

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