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Elsberry man injured in wreck with deer

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

An Elsberry man was injured in a wreck Monday when he hit a deer on Highway 61. According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 63 year old Danny Dotson was driving his 2013 Ford Focus northbound on US Highway 61, 1.1 miles north of Route OO, around 10:45 p.m. Monday night when a deer ran into the roadway and was subsequently struck by Dotson’s vehicle. Dotson,

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  • Champ Clark Bridge closed this week

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    The Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana is scheduled to be closed this week. Expansion joint repairs began Monday, Oct. 20 at 6 a.m. on the Champ Clark Bridge on US 54 over the Mississippi River in Pike County. The bridge will be closed through this Friday, Oct. 24. The repairs include the removal and replacement of bridge expansion joints, and miscellaneous concrete work in and around the new expansion joints,

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  • Hearing rescheduled in drug sale case – Bond reduced, posted

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    A Curryville man charged with distributing a controlled substance near schools will be in court Oct. 29 for a rescheduled counsel status hearing. Abraham Adams Senior, age 44, was arrested “as part of ongoing drug investigations the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, East Central Drug Task Force, and Highway Patrol Troopers executed a search warrant at 111 West Main St. in Curryville.” Authorities say they seized 28 morphine pills and $200

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Hill named President of MIBA

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Matthew S. Ruge, Executive Director of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association, the state’s premier banking association exclusively representing over 173  independently-owned community banks state-wide, recently announced the election of the group’s new officers for the 2014-2015 term of office:  President: Paul B. Hill, Community State Bank of Missouri, Bowling Green; President-Elect: T. Scott Waller, Farmers & Merchants Bank, St. Clair; Vice-President: Arthur L Kniffen, Bank of Hillsboro, Hillsboro; and Secretary-Treasurer:

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  • PCMH prepares for Ebola

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    In order to address the recent concerns about Ebola, Pike County Memorial Hospital is assuring  that they are prepared should the disease surface in our community. Preparations by the Hospital include a review of Hospital protocols to insure they follow all CDC recommendations for an infectious disease.  Refresher sessions on the use of personal protective equipment have been conducted as well as assessing and increasing the inventory of PPE. As

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  • Aldermen field concerns on proposed zoning code changes

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen heard concerns from local citizens over proposed zoning code changes among other business during their regular monthly meeting Monday night. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:28 p.m. Alderman Kenda Flynn was absent as of roll call, but arrived shortly after. All other Aldermen were present. As the first items of business, the present members voted unanimously to approve the previous

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Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I’m crabby. Not in the perpetual sense, but at least at this particular moment. Here’s the thing… Our insurance premiums here at work were recently raised due to the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the nation’s insurance companies. Like so many of you, our insurance was already fairly pricey. The minimum $30 per paycheck cost increase is a hard pill to swallow (ha-ha, medical joke). While, to many

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  • Your Scope – Facebook Finds

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Let’s talk about fat people. No, really. Editor’s note: Before we go any further, let’s put on our big boy pants for this one. Ok? Read the whole thing before you decide to make a ruling or start pouting. Hear me out. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a bit of an epidemic going around in America today… Obesity. Everywhere you go you will see people considered “extremely overweight.” You

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