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Republicians hold meeting, discuss plans for Lincoln Day Dinner

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Republicans of Pike County held their February meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Following a carry-in meal, the meeting was called to order by President, Gale Frolos. The secretary’s report was read and the time for the Lincoln Day Dinner was changed to 6:30 p.m. The treasurer’s report was read and both reports were accepted. Kathy Gamm announced tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 28 are

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  • School board accepts lawn care bid, applauds elementary student

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Lawn care and the philosophical thoughts of a third grader were among topics discussed during Tuesday’s Bowling Green R-1 School District Board of Education meeting. Board President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. All members but Cindy Browning were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the board voted to approve the consent agenda, which included the resignation announcements from Karen Schuckenbrock

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  • Cost-share sign-up at Soil & Water

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District will be conducting a sign-up for state cost-share funds March 2 through March 31. State cost-share funds are made available to local landowners to address erosion and water quality issues on land being used for agricultural purposes. According to the MO Soil & Water Districts Commission rules for cost-share eligibility (10 CSR70.4.010(J), a farm is defined as a tract of land 3

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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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Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The problem starts when an individual’s opinion on a given matter is completely lacking a foundation of knowledge, objectivity, and experience. All too often, and even more so in small towns it seems (or maybe it’s just more obvious, given the smaller population – whatever), people jump to conclusions about a topic or situation without educating themselves on what they so passionately cry

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Before I jump into a rant, let me begin by saying “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” (you know, for my non-Christian denominational friends). I hope you all can spend the next several days with your loved ones in spirited celebration. Now that I got that out of the way… Dear camo-clad, angry Walmart shopper man… You are a jerk. You, sir, seem to think (for what reason, I do not

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The internet has ruined us… I’m pretty sure. One fortunate thing about the onslaught of craziness on the interwebs the last few weeks is that it’s been quite enlightening on who should be on my Facebook friends list and who should not. First there was Ferguson. The amount of shameless judgement, racism, and finger-pointing I witnessed online made me sick. I won’t try to claim that I’m not a judgemental

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