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Emergency personnel combed the private lake via boat and foot Thursday afternoon before discovering the body of 43-year-old Danny Ortega.

Man drowns near Central Stone

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

A Bowling Green man drowned last week after a canoe he was in capsized on a private lake west of Curryville, near Central Stone quarry. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, on Thursday, April 17, at 12:43 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a canoe had flipped over on a private lake west of Curryville and that only one of the two occupants had surfaced. The

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Hearing set for alleged drug dealer

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

An April 30 evidence hearing has been scheduled for a Bowling Green man suspected of dealing drugs. Jesse Jacobs, 27, is accused of distribution of a controlled substance near schools. Authorities say Jacobs was arrested for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana within 2,000 feet of a school on Feb. 4 of this year. A judge has denied the defendant’s requested bond reduction for this case.

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  • Hunter takes over as Mayor

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    New Mayor Don Hunter presented Jim Moore with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the city for his dedication and service.

    The city of Bowling Green officially has a new Mayor as of Monday night. Former Mayor Jim Moore called the Board of Aldermen’s meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. the evening of Monday, April 21 and requested roll call. All alderpersons were present. The board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s report. Board members unanimously passed a resolution allowing Pike County county-wide mutual

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  • Akins wanted by area authorities

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    A Bowling Green man is being sought by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly attempted to deliver drugs to the Pike County jail and fled from authorities. Dylan M. Akins, 18, is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office for Delivery of a Controlled substance and Resisting Arrest, both felonies. According to a probable cause statement, a deputy with the Sheriff’s department received word from a corrections officer that an

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BG takes Wright City 10-5

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

The Bobcats were all-stars from the plate last Wednesday at Wright City. Racking up 14 hits as a team, Bowling Green was able to best their host with a 10-5 score in seven innings. A great deal of the Bobcats’ success can be credited to junior Alex Roy, who rocked Wright City with two home runs. Roy went 3-3 in the game with four RBIs and four runs scored. He

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  • Bobcats defeat Louisiana

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Senior Corey Brown rears back to pitch. Firstbaseman Ashton Oberman can be seen in the background.

    An excellent effort by senior pitcher Corey Brown carried the Bobcats to a 1-0 win in eight innings over Louisiana on Thursday. Bowling Green got the win thanks in large part to Brown’s dominant, 11-strikeout performance. The pitcher gave up just three hits and threw 20 first-pitch strikes over the eight shutout innings. The Bobcats scored their only run of the game on an RBI single by Andrew Martinson in

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  • Bobcats shut out Winfield

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    The Bowling Green High School Bobcats claimed a 7-0 victory at Winfield Friday after a four-run rally in the seventh inning. Alex Roy racked up three RBIs on two hits for Bowling Green. The BGHS junior singled in the fifth inning and homered in the seventh inning. Cory Buchanan, who pitched all seven innings, kept Winfield off the scoreboard. He pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the

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Lifestyles

YMCA programs enter summer sessions

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

The Twin Pike Family YMCA 21st CCLC before and afterschool programs are planning their summer sessions.  Our summer school session programming will include reading and math activities, STEM, Food and Fun, swimming, crafts, field trips and guest presenters. At Clopton, an all-day, three-week summer session will be held from May 26 through June 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clopton summer session students need to bring a sack lunch.

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  • Victorian life focus of Louisiana museum annual spring program

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will present its annual spring luncheon Saturday, May 10, featuring Carolyn Miller of Sedalia. Miller, who is a former teacher and is the wife of a minister, will be sharing information about life in Victorian times.  She will bring clothing and other items from that time period to put on display for all to see.  She delights in sharing her collections and her knowledge of

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  • “Vannoy School Memories”

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    By Connie Hanson Malloy   I had turned five years old on Aug. 6, 1953 and started first grade at Vannoy school a few weeks later. My sister, Linda, was a year older than I but my parents, Paul and Wanda Hanson, wisely decided to start us both to school together at the same time, even though I was very young. Through the years we have been so glad they

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Second Baptist welcomes Watoto program

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Watoto, a holistic care program, initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people, is thrilled to present a brand new choir tour entitled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation. The production will be presented at the Family Resource Center, Edgewood on April 25 at 7 p.m.  The tour began in Dallas, TX and will tour for six months visiting several cities throughout the U.S. including Albuquerque, NM, Oklahoma

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I enjoy music, just as I assume many of our readers do. With the enjoyment of music, be it on the radio, .mp3, CDs, or whatever your poison may be, comes the (basic) understanding of music and broadcast censorship and the radio edit. My point with this column is to discuss my opinion on censorship. Maybe I should make a note to say that my views don’t necessarily reflect that

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  • Prom King, Queen candidates announced

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    prom cand

    Bowling Green High School recently announced this year’s prom king and queen candidates. Pictured above (from left) are the students in the running for the crowns: Kaycee Sutton, Darren Feldewerth, Kylie Conrow, Jesse Betts, Austin Sloan, Erin Kaser, Skyler Durham, and Kaylee Cannon.  

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