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Sheriff reports of scam, theft

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported Monday on a scam and theft near Louisiana. “On Nov. 17 we received word of a scam were people were claiming to be from Ameren UE requesting funds to prevent from being disconnected,” Korte said. “Please contact Ameren before you pay someone calling for payment over the phone to confirm it is a ligament bill.” In addition, the Sheriff’s Office also received a report

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  • Bowling Green teen in head-on collision – No serious injuries reported

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    A Bowling Green teen is said to be the cause of a two vehicle, head-on collision that occurred in Lincoln County Sunday, Nov. 16. According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Corey Marks was driving a 1999 Ford Explorer westbound on Route 47 at the Cuivre River Bridge in Lincoln County when he crossed the center line, striking an oncoming vehicle. The eastbound vehicle, a

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  • Opening-weekend deer harvest tops 91,000 – Up by 30,000 from 2013

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that hunters checked 91,460 deer during the opening weekend of the 2014 November Portion of Firearms Deer Season this past weekend. Top harvest counties for the opening weekend were Franklin with 1,839 deer checked, Howell with 1,793, and Callaway with 1,791. Last year’s firearms opening weekend deer harvest was 61,446. Other recent prior-year harvest totals for firearms opening weekend were: 2012: 69,614; 2011:

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Farm Service Agency News

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

By Roger Colbert   New program signup and tools available, meetings scheduled   We have taken a couple of questions many times recently.  One often asked question that Producers and landowners have asked when the payments will be made.  Payments for the 2014 crop year will not be made until October 2015, if needed at that time based on prices and revenues.  Secondly, we have had several producers question what

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  • Aldermen approve sewer abatement, discuss budget

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen gathered Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting and to discuss a pending sewer abatement. Mayor Don Hunter called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. Monday, November 17. As of rollcall all aldermen were present. As the first items of business, the alderpersons voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s report. As the only regular item of

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  • R-1 School Board to seek food service bids – At-risk student policies discussed

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    At-risk students, district food services, and the recent HVAC project were all topics discussed during Monday’s school board meeting. Board president Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. All members were present. After amending the agenda to push an issue back until next month’s meeting, it was approved unanimously. In his financial summary, Superintendent J.W. Brandt reported that “things are about where [the district] anticipated,” and that

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Technology

Editorial

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Small-town communities really blow me away sometimes. Over the weekend, Justin and I had the fortunate opportunity to spend some time with our extended family that we see all too rarely. We were excited. Unfortunately, the reason we were paying this visit was not a happy one. One of Justin’s youngest cousins, a three-year-old, sweet baby girl, was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. This sweet, sweet girl is a doll. She

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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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