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Whitaker named Director of Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Beth Whitaker, professor of elementary, early, and special education in Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education and a past recipient of the prestigious Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award has been named director of the university’s Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence (FCTE). The center was established in fall 2013 to support faculty expertise and teaching innovation aimed to enhance student success. Whitaker has served as interim director since the center’s

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  • School board approves Powell resignation, hires new staff

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    The Bowling Green R-I Board of Education gathered Monday, April 14, for a special session prior to the regularly scheduled April work session. In the meeting, the Board approved several changes in staff for the district. Board of Education president Joe Klott called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Following roll call, the Board voted to accept the resignation of Darin Powell, Superintendent. In executive session, the board hired

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  • Third generation takes over Bankhead Chocolates

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Bankhead Chocolates is a Bowling Green tradition, known by many, even those from out of the area, as a must-stop shop. The candy company has been in business since the 1900s and is currently entering ownership with the third generation of one family’s history, as Mike and April Foster take the helm. Bankheads was founded in 1919 by Thomas Jefferson Bankhead, who opened the business as a restaurant with candy

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Bobcats stomp Owls at Silex

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Despite some wet spring weather, the Bobcats were able to rally on the diamond and at bat last Tuesday, April 1 at Silex. The ‘Cats ultimately beat the Owls with a 8-4 victory. Junior Alex Roy went 3-3 at the plate, sparking the Bobcats to a win. He homered in the third inning and singled in the fifth and sixth innings. Corey Brown will also receive a great deal of

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  • BG R-I announces new basketball coach – Cary Bibb returns to BG

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Bowling Green R-I School District administrators made an announcement last week that has excited many local residents, as well as Bobcat basketball fans. A Bowling Green native, Cary Bibb, was hired earlier this month to the position of head Bobcats basketball coach. Bibb will replace Greg Williams, who recently announced his resignation. Bibb said he is most excited about “the quality of student and athlete in the Bowling Green School

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  • Former Bobcats join Falcon Nation – Local men play Hannibal Falcons football

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    The phrase goes “Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat.” However, three local men are switching it up to include “and sometimes a Falcon.” These Pike County residents have furthered their football careers from the ones they found at Bowling Green High School to become a part of the ever-growing semi-professional eight-man football league. Terry Ince, a Frankford man, says semi-pro/minor league football has been a part of his life for

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Lifestyles

Nazarene church plans Easter service

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Easter Sunday is April 20 and the Bowling Green Church of the Nazarene will begin the morning with a full breakfast at 8:30 a.m., which will be served until 9:15 a.m. The breakfast will be followed by the annual Easter “Treasure” Hunt for kids at 9:30 a.m.  The Easter egg hunt will involve symbols of Easter and the resurrection story will be shared with them. Then at 10:30 a.m. will

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  • PCHD to offer Safe Sitter courses

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens ages 11 to 13 on: Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration deadline is April 25) Thursday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration deadline is June 6) Tuesday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration deadline is June 6) Classes will be held at the Pike

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  • Third generation takes over Bankhead Chocolates

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Bankhead Chocolates is a Bowling Green tradition, known by many, even those from out of the area, as a must-stop shop. The candy company has been in business since the 1900s and is currently entering ownership with the third generation of one family’s history, as Mike and April Foster take the helm. Bankheads was founded in 1919 by Thomas Jefferson Bankhead, who opened the business as a restaurant with candy

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Pet Stories

Pike County 4-H News

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Where’s the Snowflake? Last month’s turkey was in the Teen Conference picture on page 2. The winners were: Laura Gray, Abbie Moore, and Katy Horner. Hidden somewhere in this month’s newsletter is a snowflake. Be one of the first three people to call the extension office at 573-324-5464 with its location and win a prize. Youth Council Spreads Christmas Cheer Youth Council will be meeting on Dec. 8, at 4

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  • Fall Poultry Fest held in Silex

    Posted on October 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    On Saturday, Sept. 14 the River Hills and Wind Ridge Farmers held their annual Fall Poultry Fest at the Silex R-1 School. Over 40 farmers and growers participated offering everything from exotic Norwegian Flower Fowl and Phoenix bantams, leeks and tomatoes in numerous hues, to fine crafts and goats’ milk soaps. Farmers from several states attend this event and there were several demonstrations on evaluating laying hens, producing and marketing

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  • 4-H swine show – Youth Sale results

    Posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The Swine Show brought many observers to the livestock barn on Wednesday, July 24. The following is a list of winners and trophy donors:  Champion Duroc Boar, Kara Meyer; Reserve Champion Duroc Boar, Kelsey Scherder; Champion Crossbred Boar, Jessica Cottrell; Reserve Champion Crossbred Boar, John Cottrell; Grand Champion Boar, Jessica Cottrell, Bobby & Mary Lou Dempsey; and Reserve Grand Champion Boar, Kara Meyer.  Champion Berkshire Gilt, Brett Waddell; Reserve Champion

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Citizen's Journalism

Holy Week 101

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm

by Pastor Dawn Marie Turner, First Christian Church, Bowling Green, and New Harmony Christian Church   Holy Week is this week.  Phrases like Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter abound in the speech of the churched. To the unchurched, though, what do those phrases mean?  As Christians we often forget that our vernacular, or the way we talk, can be as much of a turn-off as an elitist

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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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  • Will God end winter?

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    By Pastor Mike Gillen, Bowling Green First, Eolia, and Oak Grove UMC   This winter has been an endless marathon of blustery, miserable, snowy, cold. I have been waking up in the morning dreaming of spring’s warm breezes and sunny skies. In December I would turn on the radio and hear Kenny Chesney crooning about getting a tan for Christmas and I began looking online for plane tickets to the

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Education

PLTC students attend conference

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) students attended the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference at Linn State Technical College in Linn April 3 through 5. Students left from PLTC early Thursday morning and spent the next three days competing and representing our school in different contests. On Saturday, the results were announced and school officials were excited about how well the students performed. Anothony Caruthers placed third in the Diesel Equipment

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  • School board approves Powell resignation, hires new staff

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    The Bowling Green R-I Board of Education gathered Monday, April 14, for a special session prior to the regularly scheduled April work session. In the meeting, the Board approved several changes in staff for the district. Board of Education president Joe Klott called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Following roll call, the Board voted to accept the resignation of Darin Powell, Superintendent. In executive session, the board hired

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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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Volunteering

Niemeyer receives 4-H volunteer award

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Shari Niemeyer of Pike County was named a 2014 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award winner by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 14. Shari was recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program. “It is our great pleasure to honor Shari with the Frank Graham  4-H Volunteer Leadership Award for her dedication to Missouri 4-H.” said Cheryl Reams, executive director of the Missouri

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  • Blood drive surpasses goal

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Curryville’s New Harmony Christian Church sponsored a dedicated blood drive for Leala McClurg on Wednesday, March 19.  The drive exceeded the goal and 66 units of blood were donated.  Many members of the church donated food, helped at the drive, donated blood, and supported the drive with their prayers.  The drive was held at the Bowling Green Presbyterian Church and in appreciation of the use of their Fellowship Hall, the

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  • Eolia fire banquet Saturday

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    The Eolia Community Fire Protection District is hosting their annual dinner and auction this Saturday, March 29. The event, which will be held at the Clopton School, will begin at 5 p.m. with a silent auction. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., with a live auction to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Advance tickets are available at Eolia City Hall, Elements of

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