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Relay to host Bark For Life

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

The Pike County Relay for Life will be hosting a “Bark For Life” event for Relay supporters and their canine friends this spring. The event will be help Saturday, April 11 in the Bowling Green City Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Bark For Life is a non-competitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. The

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  • Fairboard announces entertainment for 2015 Pike County Fair

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    The Swon Brothers

    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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  • Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to discover nature and spend an Evening with Wildlife from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at Bowling Green High School, 700 W. Adams St. in Bowling Green. All parts of the event are free and open to the public. Come out and learn more about the Show-me-State’s mammals and fish and the MDC’s operation game thief program. There will

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Sports

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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  • Bobcats claim season opener win

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    The Bobcats baseball team started their regular season on a high note Monday night. Bowling Green hosted Warrenton and came out with a seven-inning 13-9 win.  Stats were unavailable at press time.   Pick up this week’s edition of the Times for photos from the BG Jamboree. We will have coverage of the Warrenton game, as well as game photos, in next week‘s issue.

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  • Bobcats fall short at Sectionals

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    boys v FT 2

    Bowling Green’s 2014-2015 Bobcats basketball team not only had an impressive, nearly undefeated, season, but they also achieved goals not seen since 2009. With a district championship win on their resumes, the ‘Cats battled for Sectionals in a highly anticipated game last Wednesday against Father Tolton. Though Bowling Green battled in each quarter, coming up short just seven total points in the second and third quarters, the Trail Blazers created

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Lifestyles

Ruth Jensen Village promotes quality of life – Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Courtesy of Susan Oberman, HR Manager, Ruth Jensen Village Residential Services, Inc.   Ruth Jensen Village Residential Services, Inc. (RJV) provides residential services for 51 individuals with developmental disabilities, operating 15 homes in the Bowling Green community. RJV promotes an agency philosophy of helping individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve as high a quality of life as possible; to become as independent as possible; to grow and learn in the

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  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month – Ruth Jensen Village promotes quality of life

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Courtesy of Susan Oberman, HR Manager, Ruth Jensen Village Residential Services, Inc.   Ruth Jensen Village Residential Services, Inc. (RJV) provides residential services for 51 individuals with developmental disabilities, operating 15 homes in the Bowling Green community. RJV promotes an agency philosophy of helping individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve as high a quality of life as possible; to become as independent as possible; to grow and learn in the

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  • Republicians hold meeting, discuss plans for Lincoln Day Dinner

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Republicans of Pike County held their February meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Following a carry-in meal, the meeting was called to order by President, Gale Frolos. The secretary’s report was read and the time for the Lincoln Day Dinner was changed to 6:30 p.m. The treasurer’s report was read and both reports were accepted. Kathy Gamm announced tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 28 are

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Pet Stories

Relay to host Bark For Life

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

The Pike County Relay for Life will be hosting a “Bark For Life” event for Relay supporters and their canine friends this spring. The event will be help Saturday, April 11 in the Bowling Green City Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Bark For Life is a non-competitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. The

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  • 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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Citizen's Journalism

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Sorry (mom!), again, for my lengthy hiatus from column-writing. This whole “making another human being” thing has had me kind of distracted, a little pregnancy brain-y, and really (really) tired – hence, the motivation to  toil over the world’s issues, or really anything extra at all, just hasn’t been there. But I’m back! And it’s *almost* springtime! Yippee! Pregnancy is a funny thing. For the first time in your life,

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  • Minister’s Message – “Let it Go”

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    By John Pinkston, The United Methodist Church   Since we’re in the season of Lent, I have a confession to make.  One of my favorite movies is Frozen, and this is the part where many of you who have little kids will bang you head on a wall, I like the song “Let it Go.”  I also apologize if you’ve got that song stuck in your head now. At this

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    It was with immense sadness that I learned of the tragic passing of my fellow public servant, Tom Schweich. This is a devastating loss for our state as we have now lost a leader and a man of the highest integrity, character and dedication. I ask now that all Missourians pray for the Schweich family as they cope with this tragic loss. In the weeks and months to come we

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Education

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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  • Meet the Candidates – Bowling Green R-1 Board of Education

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    The Bowling Green Times would like to present area voters with an opportunity to get to know the candidates for some of the upcoming April 7 election. Featured inside this week’s edition of the Times are question-and-answer style interviews with each of the three candidates for the Bowling Green R-1 Board of Education positions (two).    

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  • Four paws to lend a hand at BG R-1

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Troy Principal Holly Ellis (far left) and Landon’s Helping Paws founder Leslie Lomax presented Bowling Green High School counselor Becky Orf with Wilma, a Labradoodle puppy who will become the R-1 school district’s first facility therapy dog, during the LHP annual trivia night Saturday in Troy.

    The Bowling Green R-1 School District will be greeted by a new face for the 2015-2016 school year. No, the schools aren’t getting new principals or anything like that. This greeting will be the four-legged, fluffy, slobbery type. The Landon’s Helping Paws Project announced at their annual trivia night Saturday that BG R-1 will be the newest partner in their facility dog placement program. The announcement means Bowling Green will

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Volunteering

Lions Krispy Kreme sales, eyeglasses drive this week

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

The Bowling Green Lions have been calling local businesses this to offer to deliver donuts to them on Friday, March 27. If your business was missed, please call John Veach. The public may purchase them by prepaying for their order at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home (324-2211). Orders must be received no later than Wednesday, March 25.  Public may receive their orders on Friday, March 27 between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.

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  • Lions Krispy Kreme sales, eyeglasses drive this week

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    The Bowling Green Lions have been calling local businesses this to offer to deliver donuts to them on Friday, March 27. If your business was missed, please call John Veach. The public may purchase them by prepaying for their order at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home (324-2211). Orders must be received no later than Wednesday, March 25.  Public may receive their orders on Friday, March 27 between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.

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  • Chamber plans annual banquet – 2015 board members, officers installed

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Board members and officers for 2015 were sworn in during the regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11. They are: Terry Cook, Bo Stinnett, Brent Engel, Ruth Heffner, Dave Oney, Secretary Karen Kieffer, Sue Moore, Treasurer Elizabeth Kingsley, Elisha Koenig, President Christine Rutherford, and Vice President Holly Scherder-Delgman.

    Plans for the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet are moving forward, it was announced during last Wednesday’s regular Chamber meeting. President Christine Rutherford called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. As the first item of business, the 2015 board members and officers were sworn in. Next, the secretary and treasurer’s reports were read. Secretary Karen Kieffer read the previous meeting’s minutes. Treasurer

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