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Foley man killed in wreck on Highway P

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

A Foley man was killed and two Elsberry women were injured as a result of a single vehicle wreck on Highway P in southeastern Pike County Thursday evening, authorities report. The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report indicates Jeremiah D. Hampshire was driving a 2004 Cadillac CTS eastbound on Highway P, east of Pike County Road 200, when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The report details

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  • Local students attend Sophomore Pilgrimage

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    On April 14, students from around the state of Missouri gathered in Jefferson City for the 81st annual Sophomore Pilgrimage. This program, which is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri, recognizes high school sophomores who exemplify high standards of honor, courage, citizenship, scholarship, leadership and service. Three outstanding students represented area schools.  They were Zane Porter from Bowling Green High School, sponsored by GFWC Heir Study

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Supplemental Budget Bill Approved (HB 14)  While the Senate continued to make negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2016 spending plan slow  and difficult, the House took action this week to approve supplemental funding for the FY 2015 budget. The bill that is now in the Senate appropriates more than $120 million in state general revenue for the remainder of the fiscal year that ends June 30. The bulk of that

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Certify conservation compliance by June 2

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Producers May Need to Take Action to Remain Eligible for Crop Insurance Premium Support The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file or have filed a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center by June 1 in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Most farmers already have a certification form on file since it’s required for

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  • Bowling Green Times’ Citizen of the Year

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm

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    Pike County native Elisha Koenig was named the Bowling Green Times’ Citizen of the Year during Saturday’s Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce banquet. Koenig is the founder of Little Explorers, a learning-based play group for young children in the area. She is also very active in the Chamber and Home, Health & Hospice board. Koenig is pictured  with Times Publisher Linda Luebrecht.  

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  • USDA financial assistance available in watershed areas

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Farmers and ranchers in five Missouri watershed areas are eligible for financial assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help them install conservation measures that will contribute to cleaner water flowing into the Mississippi River and, ultimately, the Gulf of Mexico. The five areas are among 27 watersheds selected in 13 states along the Mississippi River as part of continuing Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI)

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Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Does a backhanded apology really cowunt? If you say “I’m sorry for saying you’re a jerk, but sometimes you really are a jerk,” does the apology even matter? I’m my humble opinion, offering a half-hearted, sheepish “sorry” and then countering it by defending your original statements (which prompted the apology in the first place) really just makes you look like you have no backbone. Another characteristic that supports my “lacking

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  • Amy Patterson – “My thoughts”

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    It’s my birthday! Okay, well, it probably won’t be my birthday anymore by the time you’re reading this, but feel free to celebrate anyway. I plan to honor this day like most mature adults – by advertising the holiday to everyone I see and with all the junk food and bad TV I want; you know, as soon as I get home from work. Or maybe I’ll make a frozen

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Sorry (mom!), again, for my lengthy hiatus from column-writing. This whole “making another human being” thing has had me kind of distracted, a little pregnancy brain-y, and really (really) tired – hence, the motivation to  toil over the world’s issues, or really anything extra at all, just hasn’t been there. But I’m back! And it’s *almost* springtime! Yippee! Pregnancy is a funny thing. For the first time in your life,

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