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Bowling Green R-1 contracts Opaa! for food service

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Cafeterias at Bowling Green R-1 schools will see some changes in the upcoming months since the school board’s choice to transition from traditional school food service to a food service contractor. The motion was made during the Board of Education’s regular meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 17 and passed with a 4-2 vote, with board members Roger Colbert and Allen Chandler voting in opposition. The accepted bid came from Opaa! Food

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Republicians hold meeting, discuss plans for Lincoln Day Dinner

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Republicans of Pike County held their February meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Following a carry-in meal, the meeting was called to order by President, Gale Frolos. The secretary’s report was read and the time for the Lincoln Day Dinner was changed to 6:30 p.m. The treasurer’s report was read and both reports were accepted. Kathy Gamm announced tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 28 are

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  • School board accepts lawn care bid, applauds elementary student

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Lawn care and the philosophical thoughts of a third grader were among topics discussed during Tuesday’s Bowling Green R-1 School District Board of Education meeting. Board President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. All members but Cindy Browning were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the board voted to approve the consent agenda, which included the resignation announcements from Karen Schuckenbrock

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  • Cost-share sign-up at Soil & Water

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District will be conducting a sign-up for state cost-share funds March 2 through March 31. State cost-share funds are made available to local landowners to address erosion and water quality issues on land being used for agricultural purposes. According to the MO Soil & Water Districts Commission rules for cost-share eligibility (10 CSR70.4.010(J), a farm is defined as a tract of land 3

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Clopton mini cheerleading camp

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

The Clopton High School Cheerleaders, sponsored by Jennifer Barnes, held a mini cheerleading camp Thursday, Feb. 19. The camp was open to students Pre-K through sixth grade. There were a total of 27 mini cheerleaders. Following camp the mini cheerleaders performed during half-time of the Clopton Varsity Girls game that night. First grade students (from left): back row: Sophie Simmons and Kyle West; front row: Alexa Sutton, Serenity Robinson, Gracey

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  • 30-point victory for Cats at Clopton

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    The Bobcats seemed to be on top of their game Tuesday, Feb. 17 as they faced off against their host, Clopton. Scoring no less than 18 points in any quarter, the ‘Cats walked away with the win at 76-46. Senior Cory Buchanan was the leading scorer for BG, making an impressive 34 points, including both of his attempted free throws and six of his nine three-pointers. Next on the leaderboard

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  • Lady Cats battle at the hoop – Clopton takes 47-31 win

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    It was a struggle at the basket for the Lady Cats Tuesday night, Feb. 17 when BG travelled to Clopton. Unfortunately for Bowling Green and their fans, the girls let victory slip away, leaving Clopton with a 47-31 win. “I was proud of how the girls competed last night against a very good Clopton team,” Bryan Keim, the girls head coach said. “Our half court defense really gave them fits,

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    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:16 am

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Republicians hold meeting, discuss plans for Lincoln Day Dinner

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Republicans of Pike County held their February meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Following a carry-in meal, the meeting was called to order by President, Gale Frolos. The secretary’s report was read and the time for the Lincoln Day Dinner was changed to 6:30 p.m. The treasurer’s report was read and both reports were accepted. Kathy Gamm announced tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 28 are

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  • Teasleys celebrate 60 years

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Frank and Betty Teasley, of Silex, were guests of honor for a dinner party to celebrate their 60th anniversary at Woods Fort Country Club on Sunday, Feb. 1. The party was hosted by their children – Joni and Rick Gallup, Brent, Mary and Trent Teasley, Bennie, Tonya, Teagan and Payton Teasley. Also helping wereTory, Jessica, and Marley. Special guests were Frank’s best man, Jr. Adams and wife Rosie Adams and

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  • State Rep. Robert Cornejo to be keynote speaker at Lincoln Day Dinner

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Missouri State Representative Robert Cornejo will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Pike County Lincoln Day Dinner, Feb. 28. Cornejo represents District 64, which includes St. Charles and Lincoln counties, and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012. He was recently selected to serve as Chairman of the Civil & Criminal Proceedings Committee and is on the Health Insurance, Select Committee on Judiciary, Government Oversight & Accountability,

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St. Clement crowds Mardi Gras royalty

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Members of the St. Clement School and parish crowned their Mardi Gras royalty during the annual celebration, held the first weekend of the month. Pictured above are the Mardi Gras attendants: Mikey Ostrowski, Scarlett Grote, Adam Twellman, Emily Collins, Hudson Crane, Stevie Korte, Trase Irvin, Mackenzie Stith, and King and Queen winners Lucas Jennings and Avery Daffron.  

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  • Bank of Louisiana pledges to Fairground project

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    The Pike County Fairgrounds will hopefully be receiving a facelift thanks to a generous pledge donation from Bank of Louisiana. At the last Fair Board meeting, a proposal was made regarding the construction of a new outdoor canopy and stage on the track, which would allow for the hosting of larger entertainment events, as well as better service the current acts it hosts annually. The project cost is estimated at

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  • Dr. Terry Newton – “Blessed” life immortalized in book of stories

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    “Blessed - Stories from a small town veterinarian,” a collection of short stories, is a glimpse into the life and times of Dr. Terry E. Newton. The stories featured were told by Dr. Newton and written and compiled by Courtney Leeper, the niece of Newton’s business partner, Dr. Dave Cerven.

    “You are about to begin a delightful journey into a rare and wonderful section of our world. You are about to enter the world of the life and times of Dr. Terry E. Newton,” it begins. “The most important thing that I can tell you about Dr. Terry Newton is that he is for real. As you read about his life, you may doubt that anyone can be that humble,

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