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Area veteran looks for options after nursing home ends VA contract

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

A local veteran is feeling the effects of a fairly new executive order signed earlier this year by the President which raises the wages of federal workers, causing many private nursing homes to abandon their contracts with the Veterans Administration (VA). Howard Collins, a local WWII veteran in his nineties, was recently given a 90-day notice to vacate his current residency in South Hampton Nursing Home, a private nursing home

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School Board approves tax rate, debates lengthy school days

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

The total length of Pike County children’s school day was a topic of discussion as the Bowling Green Board of Education gathered Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. for a public tax rate hearing, followed by their regular monthly meeting. In the tax rate hearing, superintendent J.W. Brandt announced the proposed rate of $3.3904 (per $100), which is the ceiling amount allowed. Brandt explained to the board that this number could

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  • Aldermen table pending shoulder project

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen gathered Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting and to discuss several topics, including upcoming street improvement plans. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Don Hunter at 5:30 p.m. As of roll-call all members were present but Ed Lawson and Kenda Flynn. The board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s report. As the next order

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  • Area veteran looks for options after nursing home ends VA contract

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    A local veteran is feeling the effects of a fairly new executive order signed earlier this year by the President which raises the wages of federal workers, causing many private nursing homes to abandon their contracts with the Veterans Administration (VA). Howard Collins, a local WWII veteran in his nineties, was recently given a 90-day notice to vacate his current residency in South Hampton Nursing Home, a private nursing home

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YMCA program updates

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Aug. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. National competition for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Kids compete in punting, passing, and place kicking. Top qualifiers move on to regionals. Free to all! Held at the soccer field at Wallace memorial Park in Louisiana. Participants must bring valid a copy of their birth certificate.   Coed Softball Twin Pike Family YMCA Coed Slowpitch Softball wrapped up July 20

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  • “The Legend Continues” – Outlaw Rodeo takes on new life

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Lance McCollum and Mike Gillum

    “It’s time for an official public announcement,” the post read. “After 26 years of producing and contracting rodeos, the best quarter of a century anybody could ever wish for, Mary Beth and I have decided to move on to the next chapter of our lives. This decision comes after a lot of deep soul searching.” One of the best-known rodeo production companies in the Midwest will have a new captain

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  • BGHS track lights installed

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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    New lights at the Bowling Green High School football stadium and track were recently installed. The project, completed last week, is one of many improvements coming to BGHS this year. The weight room project is expected to be finished this month.  

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Lifestyles

Martin to wed Howze

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martin of Bowling Green announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Renee, to Matthew Clayton Howze, of St. Charles, on Saturday, the 30th of August at the Nazarene Church in Bowling Green. Elizabeth is a stylist at Hair Creationz. Matt is a Sheriff’s Deputy with the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and is currently a member of the Missouri Air National Guard. The

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  • Land to marry Motley

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Angela Love Land and Brian Keith Motley are excitedly planning their September 2014 wedding. They will be married at the Bonne Terre Church of God, located in Bonne Terre. Angela is the daughter of David and Rose Land, of Bowling Green. She is the granddaughter of David and Eula Land of Farmington and of Flora Motley, of Bowling Green, and the late Ernest Motley Sr. Angela is employed at All

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  • Louisiana welcomes Plein Air Painting event

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Artists will be flocking to Louisiana Missouri on Sept. 13 for the third annual Golden Hills of Louisiana Plein Air Painting Event. After a fantastic second event of unparalleled success last year, this year promises to be even better. Visual artists from third states participated in last years event to paint “en plein air” the hills, valleys, buildings and people in and around Louisiana. “En Plein Air” is a French

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Entertainment

Several integral players for the 2014 Heritage Fest gathered last Wednesday to give an update on the event’s highlights. Pictured (from left): Heritage Festival Chairman Tara Massman, Grand Marshal Andrea Amelung, play coordinator Brent Engel, Chad Perkins, and Brian King.

Heritage Festival 2014 shaping up

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

This year’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival seems to be shaping up nicely, according to a report given by event chairman Tara Massman last week. Heritage Fest, with a theme of “Breaking Barriers,” will be held on the Bowling Green Square on Saturday, Sept. 13. A parade will kick off the special event at 10 a.m., with additional activities throughout the day. Heritage Fest 2014 will include a play written by

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  • Little Mr./Miss Firefighter 2014

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm

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    Congratulations to this year’s Little Mr. and Miss Firefighter, Brayden Dotson and Jacy Lowrance. Brayden is the son of Jod and Laura Dotson of New London. Jacy is the daughter of Tim and Maria Lowrance of Vandalia.  

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  • YMCA program updates

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Aug. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. National competition for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Kids compete in punting, passing, and place kicking. Top qualifiers move on to regionals. Free to all! Held at the soccer field at Wallace memorial Park in Louisiana. Participants must bring valid a copy of their birth certificate.   Coed Softball Twin Pike Family YMCA Coed Slowpitch Softball wrapped up July 20

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