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County Market to open August 19

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm

County Market officials said today the new store in Louisiana will open on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The grand opening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music and free hot dogs, followed by a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting, the official said. To see the full story, see the July 23 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Greenwells celebrate 25 years at Clarksville custom furniture shop

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Mike and Margie Greenwell have been in their Clarksville workshop for 25 years and in business for 30 years.

    The recent flood is just one reminder for Mike and Margie Greenwell that it has taken a lot of work and perseverance to remain alive in Clarksville. The couple started Greenwell Fine Furniture 30 years ago from their shed with a wood stove in Eolia and have been on Second Street (Hwy. 79) in Clarksville since 1989. “We needed the space and visibility and heating and cooling,” Mike said recently.

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  • Stark Bro’s goes solar with 300 panels in place

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Jack Lindsey of Stark Bro’s shows the solar panel array atop the firm’s headquarters on Hwy. 54 in Louisiana.

    Stark Bro’s in Louisiana now has 300 solar panels in place powering three buildings in a move  expected to shrink the historic firm’s carbon footprint and save money in the long run. “We have three 25-kilowatt installations for 75 kilowatts,” said Stark Logistics Manager Jack Lindsey. That’s enough to power nine homes per year. “The solar systems are on buildings we use year-round,” including the administration building on Hwy. 54,

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  • County Market job fair goes well; August opening expected

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Niemann Foods Training Supervisor Kathy Parker greets a prospective employee of the new County Market at a job fair held at the grocery store site on Thursday, June 19.

    With a mid-August opening anticipated for the new County Market in Louisiana, Niemann Foods Inc., held a job fair for more than 100 prospective employees on Thursday, June 19. “We had people here before 2 p.m.,” when the job fair doors officially opened, said Niemann Foods Human Resources Director Jodie Felter. “It went well,” said Niemann Consumer Affairs Manager Gerry Kettler. “We’re getting closer and we’ll be there before you

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  • Pike County Memorial Hospital names new executive

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Pike County Memorial Hospital has announced that effective July 7, Justin Selle will be joining the Pike County Memorial Hospital as Chief Operating Officer. Selle is a graduate of Truman University and completed a Masters in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Healthcare at Lindenwood University.  Selle will be added to the PCMH Management Team with a transition plan to assume the Administrator/CEO position after a period of time.

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  • New MU extension employee steers efforts to community development

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Ashley Sturm

    Say the words “University of Missouri Extension Service” and most people think of farming. New extension service employee Ashley Sturm, who lives in Louisiana, has a different task as the community development specialist at the extension service’s office in Bowling Green. “Community development is about engaging citizens in community decisions to create jobs or build up current business,” Sturm said. “It’s about building organizations through things like workshops” and planning

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  • Louisiana Chamber of Commerce members hear from Missouri state representative

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:20 am

    State Rep. Jim Hansen, foreground left, addresses members of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. Hansen discussed several key items that are important to the area including tourism and economic development.

    One of Louisiana’s key potential industry sectors is also important to the state of Missouri, according to State Rep. Jim Hansen. Hansen was the guest speaker at the June 2 meeting of the Louisiana Area Chamber of Commerce, held at Pike County Memorial Hospital. At the meeting, Hansen said that tourism is big business for the state and that approximately $3.50 is brought in for every dollar spent in tourism.

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