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Braxton Pitzer and Kaylee Long, with a little help from mom Sheila, cut the ribbon to kick off Saturday’s Relay for Life event.

Relay raises nearly $40k

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Saturday’s Relay for Life event, held at the Pike County fairgrounds, raised a total of $38,868.61, much to the delight of event chairpersons and participants. “It was an awesome night,” said chairman Ethel Drew. The occasion kicked off at 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies and a horseshow. Additional events took place throughout the day and evening. For the rest of the story and several pictures from Saturday’s event, be sure

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Rusher case continued

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

An evidence hearing has been continued to Oct. 8 for a Middletown man accused of shooting and injuring his wife in August. Steven Lynn Rusher, 47, has been charged with five felony counts of armed criminal action, domestic assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Rusher is accused of shooting 42-year-old Colleen Rusher in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s rural Pike County home. According

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  • Elkhorn Creek bridge to be repaired by end of month

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    MoDOT engineers have designed a short-term fix that will allow the Elkhorn Creek Bridge near Buell on MO 161 to be repaired and reopened by the end of October. “We have determined we can repair the column that supports the bridge,” said MoDOT Northeast District Engineer Paula Gough.  The bridge will remain closed during the repair and once reopened, it will continue to be load posted, which means: • All

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  • Court dates slated for burglary suspects

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Court hearings have been scheduled for the area residents accused of stealing $200,000 worth of jewelry and guns in Pike County. Charged with burglary are 19-year-old Nicholas Kuntz, of Eolia, and 21-year-old Harley Deweese, of Whiteside. Kuntz has an Oct. 1 counsel status hearing. At his bond reduction hearing on Sept. 17, Kuntz’s bond was reduced to $10,000, with 10 percent cash allowed, on the condition that he have no

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BGMS XC does well at Conference meet

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

The Bowling Green Bobcats Middle School cross country teams had a very successful EMO Conference meet on Friday, Sept. 26 at Wellsville-Middletown. In the team standings, the boys placed first and the girls took runner-up. Runners who placed in the top 15 also earned a conference medal. Pictured (from left): top row: Quinn Grote (second), Kate Klott (first), Emily Green (14th), Toby Griffith, Connor Shannon (fifth), Jacob Moore, Coltyn Betts

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  • Cowboys for Christ

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Round Pen competitions and a Ranch Rodeo have kept the pastor of Eastern Missouri Cowboy Church (EMCC), Stan Henderson, busy for the month of September. Brother Stan was one of several trainers in a Round Pen Seminar at Hopewell Baptist Church in Wellsville on Sept. 7. One spectator who attended this event and another round pen event said “My wife and I went to the round pen demonstration this past

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  • Bobcats obliterate Indians

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    It takes more than one Indian to take down Kaeden Jenkins.

    The Bobcats are on a roll this season. After Friday night’s no-contest game against the visiting Van-Far, the ‘Cats have proved that they may have what it takes to go the distance this year. “The boys did a good job of preparing for this game mentally, especially on a day that we were out of school,” said head football coach Jeff Gschwender. “I thought we came out fast and did

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Lifestyles

PCADD promotes Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Pike County Agency for Developmental Disabilities Community Employment Services Program would like to announce its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945,

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  • Minister’s Message – “Disciple defined”

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Disciple – Webster’s definition from the “1828 Edition” states it this way: A Follower; an adherent to the doctrine of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called His disciples; hence all Christians are called His disciples, as they profess to learn and receive His doctrines and precepts. Disciple – Christ’s definition from the Bible in two words… “Follow Me”! Let’s take Webster’s definition, a follower; an adherent to

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  • Cowboys for Christ

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Round Pen competitions and a Ranch Rodeo have kept the pastor of Eastern Missouri Cowboy Church (EMCC), Stan Henderson, busy for the month of September. Brother Stan was one of several trainers in a Round Pen Seminar at Hopewell Baptist Church in Wellsville on Sept. 7. One spectator who attended this event and another round pen event said “My wife and I went to the round pen demonstration this past

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Pictured above are the Homecoming attendants and King and Queen candidates (from left): back row: Hannah Kroencke, Dakota Hipes, Sierra St. Aubyn, Michaela Knight, Jackson Ringhausen, Garrett Swarnes, Dylan Henderson; middle row: Shelby Grummel, Drew Jacyna; front row: Tori Nichols and Zach Browning. Not pictured is Chase McChristian.

Homecoming week promises fun for all

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Homecoming is this Friday, and the Bowling Green High School student council has planned several events for the week. The group has decided to bring back spirit points. Points are earned by CAT Time, not by class.  First place will receive a pizza party and second place will receive a popcorn party the week following Homecoming. Homecoming/Spirit Week Events (past and upcoming) Sept. 22: Float decorating (4 – 8) and

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  • Honeyshuck hosts annual banquet – Danforth guest speaker

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The annual Honeyshuck banquet, held Thursday, Sept. 25, was a hit as usual. With entertaining guests, fellowship, and a delicious meal, this year’s event was not something to miss. The evening began with a “hello and welcome” from retiring board president Charlene McCune, who announced that Nathan Lilley will be taking her place at the helm of the board. Following, Reverend Paul Lewis offered the Invocation. Karen Kieffer catered the

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  • Fall concerts approaching

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    The Bowling Green High School and middle school choirs will be performing their 2014 Fall Choral Concert on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the BGHS auditorium. Performing in order will be the Middle School Select Choir, Freshman/Mixed Chorus, BGHS PRIDE, Concert Choir. The finale will be a combined performance by the Select Choir and Concert Choir.

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