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Park Board status debate closed until August

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:08 pm

The ongoing debate regarding the Park Board’s status as an advisory committee was temporarily put to rest last Wednesday as the result of a vote during last Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting. Chairman Angela Smith called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Members Charlene Willis, April Fronick, Kim Holmes, Trish Turner, Jack Jones, and Craig Burnett were present. As the first item under old business, the board voted to table

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  • Meet the Candidates Bowling Green – Board of Aldermen

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:09 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 in this week’s edition of the Times are question-and-answer style interviews with each of two of the five candidates for the Bowling Green Board of Aldermen positions (three).  

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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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Sports

Free girls basketball camps at BGHS

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Bowling Green High School’s head girls basketball coach Bryan Keim is happy to announce two upcoming free basketball camps for girls from third to eighth grade. The first Lady Bobcat  Basketball Camp, for students entering grades sixth through eighth, will be held June 8 through 11. The camp will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the BGHS gym all four days. The second Lady Bobcat camp, for girls entering

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  • Blazing bats lead to BG victory at Van-Far

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    An excellent effort by Ashton Oberman at the plate propelled Bowling Green to a 20-1 win in five innings over Van-Far on Thursday at Farber Park. The game was never in doubt after the first, as the Bobcats scored two runs on a two-run home run by Oberman. The junior racked up seven RBIs on three hits for the Bobcats. He doubled in the third inning and homered in both

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  • 4-H shooting sports receive donation

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    4-H quail donation

    Pike County 4-H Shooting Sports coordinator Nancy Buchmeier accepts a check from Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, represented by Jerry Northcutt, formerly of Pike Area Quail Unlimited. The gift will be used to purchase new equipment for the almost 60 young Pike County 4-H shooters currently enrolled in archery, small bore rifle, air rifle, air pistol, muzzleloading, and shotgun sports shooting.  

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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

Pike County 4-H horse knowledge members compete at State

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm

The state horse judging competition was held on March 14 at the Trowbridge Livestock Arena on the MU campus in Columbia. Pike County 4-H co-leaders Jody Horner and Jean Ledford, along with Lisa Barnes and Hal Roach, accompanied the five competitors. The senior team members consisted of Katy Horner, Jessica Barnes, and Lance Dixon. They placed sixth out of 17 teams, with 59 contestants participating. The junior team membesr were

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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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  • 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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Citizen's Journalism

Minister’s Message – “Being First”

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm

By Rev. John Pinkston, Pike County Larger Parish, The United Methodist Church   If you aren’t sitting down already, sit down, because I’m going to start with what is probably a strange statement. God is not first in my life. If you’re sitting there reading this, and thinking to yourself that that can’t possibly mean what I think that means, then you’re both wrong and correct. The folks at my

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  • Minister’s Message – “Worry and Anxiety”

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    The Bible says in Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything.” This can be an incredibly hard thing to accept and practice. We live in a world with constant worry and anxiousness. We worry about our family and friends. We worry about our kids and if they are making the right choices and that they are safe. We have stress about things at work, and stress about our personal

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  • Minister’s Message – “The What, If, and Then”

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I suppose all of us have asked a “what if” question from time to time, and then turned around and answered that same question with a “then”… Right?  Let us run through a few of them just for the fun of it shall we? -If only I had been born in another family, a kinder, gentler, or maybe even a richer one… Then, my life would have been different, right?

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Education

Middle school Leadership Day May 5

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Bowling Green Middle School will be hosting their first every Leadership Day on Tuesday, May 5, starting at 8:45 a.m. School officials invite anyone interested in attending and watching their students showcase their exciting leadership and learning opportunities they have experienced this year at BGMS. If someone would like to attend, BGMS asks that they RSVP to the office at 324-2181 by Friday, May 1.

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  • Bowling Green FFA competes at State, three members receive State degrees

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    bg ffa at state

    Bowling Green’s FFA seemed to have a great experience at the state FFA convention, which was recently held in Columbia. Micah Bailey, Zach Browning, and Branden Doering received their State FFA Degree, which is only earned by the top three percent of the over 25,000 FFA members statewide. The three boys also received an award and were recognized on stage for a proficiency award which includes their SAE project and

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  • Middletown teen selected for Missouri Agribusiness Academy

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Caleb Hudson of Middletown was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Hudson and the other students selected will spend the first week of June in St. Louis learning about many of the unique opportunities available in agriculture. “Our youth leaders continue to advance the state’s number one industry, agriculture,” said Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce. “These young

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Volunteering

Walk for Life, BBQ to be held May 9

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Plans are firming up for the first Walk for Life and Barbecue. Family-friendly activities have been added, including a bounce house and face painting. The Walk and Barbecue will be held Saturday, May 9 at the Bowling Green Park.  Registration begins and 9 a.m. Participants will walk at their own pace starting at 10 a.m. In advance of the walk, participants are encouraged to ask friends, family, and coworkers for

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  • Frankford Rural Fire Dept. constructing station

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Construction of the Frankford Volunteer Rural Fire Department station, located in conjuction with the present Frankford City Fire Department, is nearing completion.

    The Frankford Rural Fire Department is finally reaching its goal of having an independent fire station to better aid its more than 300 square mile service area. “This will improve our response time since all of our equipment will be in one location and housed,” Frankford Rural Fire Department board member Larry Wolverton explained. “Some equipment presently sits outside and could slow the response time in severe weather. Also we

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  • Deters elected Lions District Governor – Third from Bowling Green to hold seat

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    john deters

    Pike County native John Deters was recently elected to a prestigious title within the national Lions Club – District Governor – and became the third Bowling Green resident to have served in the high-ranking position. Deters learned the news in early March and says he’s happy he was finally convinced to run for the seat. “Well I was thrilled, of course,” he said of the election results. “It’s an honor.”

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