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Taylor Blackwell

Miss Hannibal Teen 2015

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Taylor Blackwell was crowned Miss Hannibal’s Outstanding Teen 2015 on Saturday, Nov. 22 in Hannibal. The Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen (a sister program to the Miss Missouri Pageant) program was organized to encourage, nurture and build scholastic achievement, healthy living, creative accomplishment, and community involvement of our nation’s young girls. Among its initiatives, the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Organization hosts a statewide competition focused on encouraging and rewarding talent, communication

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  • Excavation starts for YMCA pool

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Excavation is almost complete for the new indoor pool at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana and the project is on schedule. “We’re hoping for a July 1 completion date,” said YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison last week. “They’re working hard in the cold weather.” Once Love and Sons of Louisiana is done with the excavation, windows will be set and a large tarp will be placed upon the

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  • BGHS Class of 1954 holds reunion

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    The Bowling Green High School class of 1954 held their reunion at the Saints Avenue Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day was spent sharing news of absent members and remembering old times. Some pictures were shared. Eleven members and their guests attended. Pictured above (from left): front row: JoAnn (Motley) Cox, Marcia (Clemens) Dougherty, Selma Reese, Carol (Petrie) Moser, Mary (McBride) Andrews, Joy

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Sports

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Highland bests Bobcats – Fourth quarter seals the deal

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

It was the Bobcats’ slow fourth quarter that ultimately sealed their fate Friday. Bowling Green fell to the visiting Highland with a final score of 62-57. For the most part, Friday was a back and forth affair, with both teams consistently matching each other for scoring and overall performance. But after the half, things changed slightly. Although both teams picked up their pace, the even scoring shown in the first

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  • Bobcats defeat Hannibal Pirates

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Bobcats Ryan Talkington (40), Cory Buchanan (25), Dakken Morris (32), and Tyess Chatman (3) watch the ball and move to rebound positions.

    Bowling Green fans learned that a Pirate is no match for a Bobcat last week as the BG boys faced off against the visiting Hannibal Thursday, Dec. 11. Hannibal never closed a quarter above the Bobcats, only leading with points scored in the third (by one point). A final score of 57-39 sealed the win for the ‘Cats. Seniors Adam Holt and Cory Buchanan could easily be considered the MVPs

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  • Lady Cats fall to QND despite impressive second half

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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    Despite a 24-point second half, the Lady Cats couldn’t quite pull off a victory over the visiting Quincy Notre Dame last week. By the time the clock ran out, Bowling Green was still three points short, leaving the final score at 39-36. After scoring on 12 points in the first half to QND’s 23, the Lady Cats game back after halftime with a new attitude, tying their opponent for points

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Lifestyles

Times seeks Citizen of the Year for 2014

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

With the year’s end drawing near, it’s a time to review and reflect on the year past. The Bowling Green Times is seeking nom-inations for its annual “Citizen of the Year” award, which is pre-sented each year at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year’s Chamber banquet is slated to be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Feb. 27, 2015. The Citizen of the Year award is presented to

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  • Minister’s Message – “Where’s the Peace?”

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    After the angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds the Bible says: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:13-14, KJV). I wouldn’t want to pick a fight with a sky full of angels, but I must admit that I’ve wondered about

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  • “Have Yourself a ‘Mary’ Christmas”

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Read Luke 1:26-38   “28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee:  blessed art thou among women,  34  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?  35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall

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Pet Stories

Youth Fair cattle show highlights young showmen

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

The Pike County Youth Fair Cattle and Bucket Calf Show took place on Thursday, July 24.  The evening began with the bucket calf class followed by the breeding stock and completed with the steer show. The bucket calf class is judged mainly on the exhibitor’s knowledge and care of the animal. Austin Scherder exhibited the Champion Bucket Calf and his trophy was sponsored by Doris Twellman, CPA.  Donni Reading showed

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  • Goat show award winners

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The goat show was held on Tuesday, July 22. Champion Dairy Doe was shown by Evan Scherder.  The Reserve Champion Dairy Doe was exhibited by Evan Scherder. The Champion Dairy Buck was exhibited by Austin Scherder. The Best of Show Dairy Goat was exhibited by Evan Scherder.  Her trophy was sponsored by Prairie’s Edge Garden Center. Austin Scherder exhibited the Reserve Best of Show Dairy Goat.  The Champion Meat Doe

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  • 2014 Pike County Youth Fair Swine Show

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    The 2014 Pike County Fair Swine Show winners are pictured above.  They are: first row:  Elise Bailey and Abbie Waddell.  Second row:  Kyle Horner, George Niemeyer, Jessica Cottrell, Noah Gamm, Teagan Teasley, Sr. Royalty; Ashlee Waddell, Brett Waddell, Reed Niemeyer, and Kara Meyer.

    The Swine Show brought many observers to the livestock barn on Wednesday, July 23. 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; Grand Champion Boar, Jessica Cottrell, Bobby and Mary Lou Dempsey; and Reserve Grand Champion Boar, Kara Meyer.  Champion Berkshire Gilt, Ashlee Waddell; Reserve Champion Berkshire Gilt, Jessica Cottrell; Champion Chester

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Citizen's Journalism

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The internet has ruined us… I’m pretty sure. One fortunate thing about the onslaught of craziness on the interwebs the last few weeks is that it’s been quite enlightening on who should be on my Facebook friends list and who should not. First there was Ferguson. The amount of shameless judgement, racism, and finger-pointing I witnessed online made me sick. I won’t try to claim that I’m not a judgemental

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  • Minister’s Message – “Where’s the Peace?”

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    After the angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds the Bible says: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:13-14, KJV). I wouldn’t want to pick a fight with a sky full of angels, but I must admit that I’ve wondered about

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  • “Have Yourself a ‘Mary’ Christmas”

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Read Luke 1:26-38   “28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee:  blessed art thou among women,  34  Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?  35  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall

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Education

Clopton Elementary teachers presented awards cards from Bowling Green Walmart.

Clopton Elementary receives $1,000 from BG Walmart

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

The Christmas season is the time for giving and Walmart and Sam’s Club have joined in the spirit. Bowling Green Walmart recently presented twenty $50 rewards cards to Pike County R-III Clopton School District. The Teacher Rewards Program is designated to help purchase much-needed classroom supplies. Nationally, Walmart and Sam’s Club are awarding more than 100,000 educators, infusing schools across America with $5 million. The winning educators were randomly selected

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  • BGR-1 school district votes to discontinue grandfathered policy – District to utilize new insurance provider

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    During Monday’s regular meeting of the Bowling Green R-1 Board of Education, a measure was taken to discontinue a policy that was grandfathered-in for certain district employees in 2008. Although current district administrators are somewhat unclear as to the reasoning behind continuing the benefit in 2008, a vote passed Monday to discontinue the annuity as of January 2015. President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. As

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  • BGHS announces Students of the Quarter

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    The faculty of Bowling Green High School nominates and votes on students to be “Students of the Quarter.” One student from the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes is chosen by the faculty. These students must meet the following criteria: Students must strive to do their best in all classes, must follow school rules and regulations, and show concern for others. The following students have been chosen as the second quarter

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Volunteering

Times seeks Citizen of the Year for 2014

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

With the year’s end drawing near, it’s a time to review and reflect on the year past. The Bowling Green Times is seeking nom-inations for its annual “Citizen of the Year” award, which is pre-sented each year at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year’s Chamber banquet is slated to be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Feb. 27, 2015. The Citizen of the Year award is presented to

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  • PCHD hosts volunteer Christmas party

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice group hosted its annual volunteer Christmas party last week at Saints Avenue Cafe.

    The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice held its annual hospice volunteer Christmas party and dinner at Saints Avenue Café this past Tuesday. Approximately 35 volunteers and guests were in attendance. Volunteer Chip Traynor gave the blessing prior to the meal. While Volunteer Coordinator Donna Ellison and Administrator Christopher Deeken gave thanks and presented gifts. The Hospice Volunteers of the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice

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  • Thanksgiving meal hosted for Pike County Hospice patients, families

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    A dedicated group of hospice volunteers threw together a Thanksgiving feast yet again this year for the agency’s home-bound hospice patients and patient’s families. This year marked the agency’s 15th year anniversary of this ongoing act of kindness. The volunteers prepared 21 meals all together and hand delivered each one to the doorstep of home-bound patients and their families. The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice and their

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