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County prepares for April 7 election

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm

With the April 7 elections nearing, Pike County’s prospective politicians, school board members, and City officials are making last-minute preparations from campaigns to plans of attack for their hopeful seats. Listed below are the local (Bowling Green area) open positions and individuals filing for each. A sample ballot is printed in the ads section of this week’s Bowling Green Times.   Bowling Green R-1 School District Board Member (three year

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Marshall in early morning wreck

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm

A Frankford teen sustained what authorities are calling minor injuries in an early morning wreck in Pike County Sunday, March 29. According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Samuel J. (Jake) Marshall, 19, was travelling eastbound on Route C east of Elk Lick Springs Road in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt around 3:50 a.m. Sunday when the wreck occurred. The report details the vehicle travelled off the

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  • USDA implements Farm Bill provision limiting payments to non-farmers

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to non-farmers, consistent with requirements Congress mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill. The proposed rule limits farm payments to individuals who may be designated as farm managers but are not actively engaged in farm management. In the Farm Bill, Congress gave USDA the authority to address this loophole for joint ventures and general partnerships, while

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  • Teens arrested for possession, child endangerment

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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    Two Pike County teens were arrested last Tuesday and are now facing felony charges as the result of a tip-off and subsequent investigation by local authorities. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, deputies received  information about drug activity Tuesday, March 24 and obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 217 South High Street in Bowling Green. “Deputies and Bowling Green Police Officers served the search warrant,” Korte explained.

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Sports

Bobcats hammer Bulldogs

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

A great effort by pitcher Austin Noble hoisted the Bowling Green Bobcats to an 8-0 win in seven innings over Louisiana on Thursday at Wallace-Memorial Park. Noble kept Louisiana off the scoreboard for all seven innings. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out nine. Bowling Green beat Louisiana thanks to 11 hits, including three extra base hits. The ‘Cats scored three runs in the

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  • Bobcats, Lady Cats participate in EMO Senior Showcase basketball game

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:46 pm

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    Bowling Green was well represented at Saturday’s EMO Senior Showcase basketball game, held at Mark Twain High School. Lauren Sparks and Cory Buchanan (pictured) were the three-point contest champions. Also selected for the games were Breanna Bixby and Adam Holt. Boys coach Cary Bibb was selected to coach the boys Team One for the Showcase.  

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  • Football players receive Academic All State honors

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Congrtaulations to the 2014 Bowling Green High School football players who received Academic All State honors: Drew Jacyna Logan Charlton Dalton Pafford In order to receive this honor, athletes must meet the following criteria: -Be a sophomore, junior or senior -Be a starter on Offense or Defense in at least 70 percent of the games -Score a 25 or higher on ACT -Have a 3.5 GPA or higher -Be in

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    Tips for improving your FICO score

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:16 am

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    While building good credit is not something that happens overnight, there are some things you can do to improve your credit score and keep it high. FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation) scores can range from 300 to 850. Five factors go into calculating your credit score: payment history, credit utilization, length of credit history, account diversity and recent credit. The best way to establish good credit and to keep it that

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Lifestyles

Experimental Aircraft Assn. to hold spring program

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1387 will begin its 2015 Young Eagles Spring Program on Saturday morning, April 4. Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky?  Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work.  You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re nodding you’re head “yes” and are between the ages of eight and 17, then come to the Bowling Green Airport on Saturday, April

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  • Boy Scouts create fish habitat at lake

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:32 pm

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    Twelve members of Boy Scout Troop 177 helped create fish habitat at Mark Twain Lake on Saturday, March 21.  The scouts tied 400 recycled Christmas trees to cinder blocks, loaded the trees on boats and dropped them into the lake.   Pictured are those scouts and adults who helped with the project:  Aaron Pruitt, George Glenn, Trevor Pruitt, Kyle Straube, Billy Graver, Joseph Kroeck, Brad Stamp (Army Corps of Engineer

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  • Experimental Aircraft Assn. to hold spring program

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1387 will begin its 2015 Young Eagles Spring Program on Saturday morning, April 4. Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky?  Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work.  You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re nodding you’re head “yes” and are between the ages of eight and 17, then come to the Bowling Green Airport on Saturday, April

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Entertainment

St. Louis actor, singer and comedian Dean Christopher will be providing the entertainment for the 2015 Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library dinner/fundraiser on March 28.

Dean Christopher to headline 2015 Palmer Library Fundraiser this month

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

The Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library will host its annual dinner/fundraiser on March 28 in the Elsberry High School Gymnasium. Dean Christopher, a St. Louis-based actor, singer and comedian with over 30 years of experience, will be providing this year’s entertainment. Christopher is a member of Actor’s Equity, AFTRA [American Federation of Television and Radio Artists] and the Screen Actors Guild who has predominantly made his living as an

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  • Fairboard announces entertainment for 2015 Pike County Fair

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

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    The Pike County Fairboard is excited to announced the entertainment for this year’s county fair. The Brothers Roberson have signed as the opening act. The Cadillac 3 will follow as featured entertainment. This year’s headliners are the Swon Brothers. They will all play on the main stage Saturday night.   The Brothers Roberson   The Brothers Roberson, winners of the 33rd Annual Country Showdown at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • Clown ministry coming to First Christian Church

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

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    First Christian Church and New Harmony Christian Church are hosting a special event on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Bowling Green First Christian Church, 15 N. High, with a reception to follow to meet the clowns and fellowship. Everyone is invited to a unique worship experience through clowning. It is “Communion by Clown.”  It is a funny and poignant way to show the meaning of communion. Pastor Dawn

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