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The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded contracts for road surface improvements for next summer on US 61 and 54 in Audrain, Pike and Ralls counties. Interstate Improvement, Inc. of Faribault, Minn. was awarded the contract for $936,771.15. Diamond grinding will be used on various areas of US 61 in Pike and Ralls, and US 54 in Audrain and Pike counties. Diamond grinding is a technique used to preserve
Icy and snowy roadways led to a semi-truck accident Sunday afternoon. According to an accident report completed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert C. Zeh, 56, of Eolia was driving southbound on US 61, one-half mile south of MO 54 at Bowling Green when he lost control of his 2012 Peterbuilt, which was hauling a gasoline tanker, on the ice-covered roadway. The semi travelled off the left side of
Area country and bluegrass music fans may have to wait a bit longer to get their concert fix. The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce president Chad Perkins announced last week that their long-awaited concert, featuring Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent, has been postponed due to inclement weather in Texas, where Watson resides. Poor flying conditions, including an unusual blanket of snow, in the Lonestar state stranded the singer in Dallas
Approximately 250 elementary and middle school students from Bowling Green, Boncl, Frankford, St. Clement and Louisiana participated in the 2013 Annual Outdoor Classroom Letter Writing Contest. The Outdoor Classroom, and the Letter Writing Contest are sponsored each year by the Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District. Students who attended the two-day Outdoor Classroom this fall were invited to write a one-page letter to the SWCD explaining what they had
The Missouri State Health Department has purchased FluMist vaccine with state funds and offering it to all children 2 through 18 years of age, regardless of insurance status. The flu vaccine, given by shot or nasal-mist, is recommended for everyone six months of age and up to get annually. FluMist is only recommended for healthy individuals between the ages of 2 to 49 with no chronic disease or illness because
Beverly Sherlene Been Maxwell, author and storyteller, previously a Bowling Green resident, has published a new book entitled “A Baker’s Dozen.” The Oklahoma native lived and worked in Bowling Green several years ago with her husband and son. Here she made many lifelong friends. “A Baker’s Dozen” is the collection of 13 short, true, stories of events in Maxwell’s life. Some of the stories are funny and some sad, but
We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about authorities releasing the 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting. Here are some of the answers… Question: “Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released after a state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding them, despite an order to provide them to The Associated Press.
I’ve had a pretty good week, overall. This means I have very little to rant and rave about, and, in my mind, very little to write a column about. But I’m going to give the people what I tell myself they want and do it anyway. This week, I’m going to tell a few jokes, because I think that sounds like fun, and who doesn’t like fun or jokes? Nobody.
Get ready, Bowling Green – Amy’s going to rant about welfare again. A week or two ago I listened to a clip from an Austin, Texas radio station in which a woman called the hosts to defend her abuse of the welfare system. Basically, this woman patronized hard working Americans for not taking advantage of the program. This system, welfare, is the same one that, she says, allows her to
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