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County vehicle policy still topic of debate

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm

The use of county vehicles to transport non-county employees remains a topic of debate between the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and County commissioners. Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte met with commissioners Jim Luebrecht and Curt Mitchell and County Clerk Melissa Kempke Monday afternoon. Presiding Commissioner Dan Miller says it was his understanding that the meeting had been cancelled, as he was unavailable to meet at the time requested by Korte.

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Mayor signs POW/MIA proclamation

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Mayor of the City of Bowling Green, Don Hunter, signed a proclamation last week in honor of POW/MIA Day. He is pictured above with members of the local Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post #5553 (from left): Chris Page (Auxiliary President), Doris Lindsay (Americanism Chairman), and Tom Smith (VFW Commander).  

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  • Hearing scheduled in domestic assault case

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    A Middletown man accused of assaulting his wife will be seen in Pike County courts next week for a preliminary hearing. Steve Rusher, 47, was charged with the class C felony of domestic assault in the second degree, class C felony of unlawful possession of a fire arm by a convicted felon, and the felony of armed criminal action after an altercation between he and his wife ended with her

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  • Rainy night wreck includes Silex man

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    A Silex man was injured in a single-vehicle accident during one of last week’s rainy nights. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gregory Blankenship, 49, was driving his 1977 Chevy Silverado eastbound on Route D, east of Cedar Lane, last Wednesday, Sept. 10 around 10:15 p.m. when the truck travelled off the right side of the roadway. A crash report indicates the vehicle came back onto the roadway and

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Single run spells victory for Lady Cats at Palmyra

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

A single run was enough to propel the Lady Cats to the victor’s chair last Monday in Palmyra. The Lady Cats didn’t provide Madison Ingram with much support in the runs department, but she fortunately didn’t need it. Ingram pitched seven strong innings to carry her Lady Cats Varsity to a 1-0 win over Palmyra last Monday. The Lady Cats held Palmyra without a run while Ingram was in the

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  • Lady Cats shut out Montgomery County

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    The Bowling Green Lady Cats and Montgomery County both threatened with rallies, but ultimately it was the Lady Cats Varsity that took advantage of their opponent in a 3-0 win in Montgomery City. Montgomery County had five hits compared to Bowling Green’s two, but the Montgomery City girls stranded six runners on base. The fact that the Lady Cats grouped all of their runs into the fourth inning helped them

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  • Lady Cats battle strong opponents at Troy tourney

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    The Lady Cats have proved once again that they have what it takes to hold their own against even the strongest competition. Earlier this month the Lady Cats headed to Troy for their invitational tournament. There, the Bowling Green girls would face off against some heavy-hitting teams that they would not regularly see throughout the season.   BG vs. Ft. Zumwalt South The Lady Cats started their tournament play on

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Lifestyles

Minister’s Message – “Effectual Fervent Prayer”

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Read James 5:16. Prayer does not equip you for greater works. “Prayer is the greater work.”- Oswald Chambers As mature Christians, we are naive to ignore or deny the reality of spiritual conflicts between good and evil and our role in them as believing saints. Our main weapon in a prayer offensive is a keen knowledge and application of scripture “declared verbally” in the same way Jesus fought the devil

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  • VFW, Auxiliary to host POW/MIA ceremony

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    The Bowling Green VFW Post #5553 and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a POW/MIA and flag retirement ceremony at the post home, 505 VFW Road, in honor POW/MIA Recognition Day. The event will be held this Friday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the cremony in honor of America’s POW/MIAs abnd the retiring of flags no longer suitable for display. Refreshments will be served.

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  • DAR members attend meeting

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Above are the Bowling Green DAR members who attended the District Meeting: Pam Williams, Diane Fuerst, Jane Quade, Lori Smith, and Snookie Flansburg.

    Members of the Bowling Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution traveled to Hannibal to participate in the district meeting on Sept. 12. DAR members from Kirksville, Hannibal, Macon, Moberly, Paris, Louisiana, Vandalia, Lancaster, Kahoka, and Memphis also attended. This annual meeting allows members to meet with local and state leaders to share ideas and learn about new projects in Missouri. Each year, Missouri DAR sponsors several scholarships

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Heritage Fest – Little Mr. and Miss

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Congratulations to Blake Palmer and Bristol Ankelman, who were named the Little Mr. Champ Clark and Little Miss Betsy from Pike at Saturday’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival. Blake is the son of Molly Starman and Joseph Palmer, both of Bowling Green. Bristol is the daughter of Caleb and Lindy Ankelman, also of Bowling Green.  

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  • Local musician requests votes for radio contest

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Tyler Cannon, a 2010 graduate of Bowling Green High School and December 2013 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, is currently competing in a radio contest and needs Pike County’s help. Cannon now lives in Nashville, Tenn. and is very passionate about music. He has been writing music since the seventh grade and continues to follow his dream of becoming a songwriter. The musician is competing in a contest through a

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  • Parks, Recreation department announces fall, winter events

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department recently released its Fall/Winter activities guide for 2014-2015. The guide provides a comprehensive listing of various activities which will be undertaken in the coming months. These programs have been designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and age groups. The activities are quite varied and include youth archery, adult softball, holiday crafting, art, fitness classes and even a winter

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