The Missouri Conservation Commission approved regulation changes at its meeting today (April 17) in Jefferson City that will reduce the availability of firearm antlerless deer hunting permits from “any number” in most of the state to one in most of the state.
Exceptions to this regulation change allow hunters to fill two firearm antlerless deer permits in Chariton, Randolph, Macon, Linn, Sullivan, and Adair counties, which surround the area where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in a small number of deer in Macon County. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), continuing to maintain stable deer numbers in this “CWD Containment Zone” will help limit the spread of the disease to other deer and other areas.
Louisiana residents have a chance to get rid of lots of stuff April 21st to 25th.
The annual spring cleanup will take place all week. Up to three large items will be removed from each location.
Things that will be accepted include furniture, washers, mattresses, dryers, microwave ovens, hot water heaters, scrap lumber, televisions and scrap metal.
Pickups will be made on customers’ regular trash hauling day. Items should be set out prior to six each morning.
There will be no commercial pickups and items that will not be accepted include household trash, rock, concrete, batteries, shingles, yard waste, tires, remodeling materials, liquid paint and anything flammable.
Bowling Green already has 10 applicants for school superintendent.
The district hopes to have a replacement for Darin Powell in place by the end of May.
Powell resigned recently to take the assistant superintendent position in Hannibal. He is a former Hannibal student, teacher and administrator who came to Bowling Green as principal in 2008.
Powell was named Missouri High School Principal of the Year in 2011 and was one of eight people statewide cited for outstanding performance as new superintendents in 2013.
Powell said Monday that most of the 10 applicants are from outside the area, but that the job has also drawn local interest.
Louisiana’s new mayor has his sights set on job growth and infrastructure improvements.
Bart Niedner says those two topics will be among his focuses as he embarks on a four-year term.
The 46-year-old business owner took the helm from outgoing mayor Tom Wallace on Monday.
Niedner said industry and tourism must be aggressively pursued and that Louisiana’s assets must be exploited. He also would like to see better planning for expensive projects and more transparency in city government.
Niedner was a city councilman who defeated four other mayoral candidates in the April 8th election. The job pays just under 61 hundred dollars a year.
Three newly-elected council members also were sworn in Monday, along with incumbent Councilman Chuck Hoffman.
Tickets remain for Saturday’s Gene Watson country music concert in Bowling Green.
The Texas storyteller with the velvet voice and humble heart will give a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bowling Green Middle School Gymnasium.
The concert is a makeup from one originally scheduled for December 6th of last year. An ice storm prevented the “King of Country Soul” from flying to Missouri.
The event is hosted by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and the Turnbull family of Curryville. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the Missouri River Band as the opening act.
Tickets are 20 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for kids ages 12 to 18, and will be available at the door. Younger children get in free if accompanied by an adult.
More information is available by calling the chamber at 573-324-3733573-324-3733 or logging on to www.bgchamber.org.
Northeast Missouri native Rhonda Vincent was on the original bill, but WILL NOT perform because of a previous commitment to do a concert Saturday night in Decatur Illinois.
Construction of a new education facility at Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia could get the green light shortly.
Eight general contract bids for the project were opened Wednesday, and Superintendent Mark Harvey said all appear to meet requirements.
An architect is reviewing the bids for accuracy and the Clopton School Board may choose a contractor at its April 14 meeting.
Estimated cost of the project is five-point-two to five-point-five million dollars. The 30-thousand-square-foot facility would replace a building destroyed by fire in December 2011.
The technical school serves more than 200 students from Pike and Lincoln counties and other parts of the region.
Since the fire, they’ve taken classes in the transportation building at the Eolia campus and in the former Clopton middle school facility.
Unofficial results from the contested races held on Tuesday, April 8 in Pike County, Mo. Results will become official after certified by Pike County Clerk Melissa Kempke.
City of Bowling Green
Jim Moore - 147
Donald Hunter - 267
Alderman Ward I:
Joe R. Smith - 66
Michael R. Pugh - 75
Proposition S (Sale Tax for Streets):
Yes – 211
No – 207
City of Clarksville
Shirley Underwood – 54
Deborah L. Malloy –9
North Ward Alderman:
Robert K. Rothbard - 11
Randy Snell – 24
City of Louisiana
Russell Stephens – 275
David Johner – 7
David Minor – 49
Bart Niedner – 377
Douglas Dempsey – 59
Councilperson Ward I:
Tim Carter – 106
Neil Darnell – 92
Councilperson Ward II:
Don Oakley – 87
Tom Hooper – 33
Bruce McKenna – 28
Councilperson Ward IV:
Lori Helkey – 132
Jim Gott, Jr. – 58
Amy Turner – 38
Buffalo Fire Protection District
Bill Sterne – 35
Allan Bolton – 49
Joseph Langley – 17
Louisiana R-II School Board (Three Selected)
Daryle L. Wallace – 593
Josh DePriest – 433
Carolyn Hathaway – 220
Melissa Corbin – 560
Kristen Powers – 164
Pike County R-III (Clopton) School Board (Three Selected)
Melaney Magruder Mathis - 163
Greg Talbert - 176
Robert Danuser – 166
George W. Ricks - 143
An average turnout is expected Tuesday in local city and school board elections.
In Bowling Green, voters will choose a mayor and a first ward alderman. They’ll also decide the fate of a half-cent sales tax increase for street improvements.
In Louisiana, there are races for mayor and council seats in the first, second and fourth wards.
School board candidates are on the ballot in Louisiana and Clopton. In Clarksville, there are races for collector and north ward alderman.
There’s also an official write-in candidate that will mean a race for mayor in Curryville.
Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.