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PCHD hosts Show-Me Latch

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The Pike County Health Department will kick-off World Breastfeeding Week and Missouri Breastfeeding Month by hosting this year’s Show-Me Latch. Women in various locations throughout the state and world will join together to raise awareness by collectively breastfeeding their children. This will be a fun time for moms to get together and celebrate the healthy choice they have made for themselves and their families. All breastfeeding moms and their children

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  • Park Board selects projects, expenditures for upcoming year

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    The City’s Park Board advisory committee gathered last Wednesday for its regular meeting and to select projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Chairman Steve Chismarich called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Other members present were Charlene Willis, Kim Holmes, Trisha Turner, and Craig Burnett. The board approved the previous meeting’s minutes and heard from Michael Bryant with the Pike County Soccer League. Following Bryant’s presentation, the board voted

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  • Back 2 School Fair to offer supplies, entertainment

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    The Pike Community Care Partnership is coming together once again to host its annual “Back 2 School Fair.” Pike County students are invited to the event for free gifts and necessary information before the start of the school year. This year’s back to school fair will be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9. 2014 marks the sixth year of the annual event

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Sports

Bobcats selected for All-Star baseball game

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Two recently-graduated Bobcat baseball players were honorably selected to play in the second annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game. Event organizers Kevin and Aaron Peters recently announced the rosters for the 2014 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game, sponsored by Benson Financial Group, Shottenkirk Toyota, and Refreshment Services Pepsi. The game is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. (rain date July 13 at 7 p.m.) at Clemens

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  • Larson sets records, named All-Conference

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Rebecca Larson, a second-year student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy from Bowling Green, claimed two all-conference medals for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy women’s track and field team. At the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) track and field championships on April 26 in Berea, Ky., Larson led the Eutectics by scoring 20 points in the throwing events. Her first All-Conference medal came from a second-place finish in the

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  • Klott reins in 1200 horses – Local man tops tractor pull circuit

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    There are many people around Pike County who may consider Ben Klott an adrenaline junky. It just takes someone seeing the young man wrestle his 1200 horsepower pulling tractor into submission once to understand where the label comes from. Klott, a 2011 graduate of Bowling Green High School, began pulling with his father Mark Klott five years ago. The Pike County farm boy explained he and his father used to

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Lifestyles

Minister’s Message – “Are You an Ambassador for Christ?”

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

II Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”  Are you an ambassador for Christ?  If you call yourself a Christian, then you should be an ambassador for Christ. What is an ambassador?  Webster’s dictionary says that an ambassador is the highest-ranking diplomatic representative from one country to another; an authorized

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  • Park Board selects projects, expenditures for upcoming year

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    The City’s Park Board advisory committee gathered last Wednesday for its regular meeting and to select projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Chairman Steve Chismarich called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Other members present were Charlene Willis, Kim Holmes, Trisha Turner, and Craig Burnett. The board approved the previous meeting’s minutes and heard from Michael Bryant with the Pike County Soccer League. Following Bryant’s presentation, the board voted

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  • Movie in the Park Aug. 2

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    The City of Bowling Green will be hosting its annual Movie-in-the-Park event this Saturday, Aug. 2. The event has been rescheduled several times already this year, each time due to less-than-ideal weather. The movie will be shown outside at the Bowling Green City Park. The movie will be Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Madagascar 3 (2012) is an animated comedy. In the movie, the main characters are still struggling, to

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Jate McCollum

Pike County kids succeed at Audrain County Fair

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Jate McCollum, a member of the Peppy Circle 4-H club, received the Reserve Grand Champion title in his class at the Audrain County 4-H and Youth Fair over the weekend. McCollum showed in the Open Crossbreed class. Jaten is the son of Jacy Mahar, of Frankford, and Jeff McCollum, of Curryville.   Donni Reading received Grand Champion Bucket Calf, Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer in her class, and Reserve Champion Crossbred

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  • Gymkhana kicks off Pike County Fair

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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    Kelsey Horner, of Curryville, and her horse, Tyree, helped open the Pike County Fair on Sunday, July 20 at the 4-H Gymkhana competition. The Fair resumes Tuesday, July 22 and runs through Saturday, July 26.

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  • Law enforcement, vets back local breeders against HSUS attack

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    A local family who has recently been subjected to Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)  backlashing officially has the support of area law enforcement and longtime veterinarians. Tom and Debra Ritter, owners of Cornerstone Farms and successful dog breeders, have been accused by the HSUS as being a “problem puppy dealer,” a title which they and local officials were quick to denounce. These accusations were promptly defended by not

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Citizen's Journalism

Minister’s Message – “Are You an Ambassador for Christ?”

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

II Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”  Are you an ambassador for Christ?  If you call yourself a Christian, then you should be an ambassador for Christ. What is an ambassador?  Webster’s dictionary says that an ambassador is the highest-ranking diplomatic representative from one country to another; an authorized

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  • Minister’s Message – “We must know God’s word”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church   “If you wish to know God you must know his word; if you wish to perceive his power you must see how he works by his word; if you wish to know his purpose before it is actually brought to pass you can only discover it by his word”  – Charles Haddon Spurgeon   There they were, standing with mouth agape but

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been saying I’ll write a column about puppy-dogs for quite some time now. I plan on doing that today, although I’m not sure it’s quite what everyone will expect… Pitbulls. The breed has become synonymous with violence, fear, and death. All too often, Americans hear horrific stories of how a “pitbull” committed some terrible, scary dog crime and associate it with the breed as a whole. My issue is

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Education

Work on weight room progresses, HVAC project on track – School board reviews budget

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

The Bowling Green R-I School District school board gathered for a regular monthly meeting Monday night and reviewed the budget for the upcoming school year. President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21. All members were present but Allen Chandler. After an amendment, the consent agenda was unanimously approved. In changes of personnel, it was noted that Kelly Hakenwerth and Bonnie Perkins both gave

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  • Area native awarded for prosthetic denistry research

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Maj. Nicole Smith (Vazquez), United States Air Force, Dental Corps, daughter of Dan and Rose Ann Spegal of Bowling Green, is a 2014 graduate of the Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Fellowship, 59th Dental Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas. She received her dental degree (DMD) from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (2008), certificate in Prosthodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center (2013), and Masters of Science degree in Prosthodontics from the

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  • Kids in Motion awards ceremony

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Douglass Community Services invites area residents and participant to the Bowling Green “Kids In Motion”  end-of-summer celebration and awards ceremony. The event will be held Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 319 West Church, Bowling Green. The guest speaker for the event is Heather Buchanan of the Pull A Hammi Foundation. Administrators hope that local KIM participants and their families will join them

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Back 2 School Fair to offer supplies, entertainment

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The Pike Community Care Partnership is coming together once again to host its annual “Back 2 School Fair.” Pike County students are invited to the event for free gifts and necessary information before the start of the school year. This year’s back to school fair will be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9. 2014 marks the sixth year of the annual event

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  • Successful fair in the books as 2014 event ends

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations to the 2014 Little Mr. and Miss Pike County Fair - Tristan Flynn and Addison Potter. Tristan is the son of Kenda and Sean Flynn, of Bowling Green. Addison is the daughter of Candice Cunningham-Rutherford, of Middletown. Throughout the week, the Little Mr. and Miss held several responsibilities, including handing out trophies and making appearances at special events.

    Another successful Pike County Fair is in the books as this year’s event came to a close Saturday. The fair, which ran Tuesday through Saturday of last week, is comparable to years passed, said fair board president Vernon Korte. According to Korte, the grand total of revenue for the 2014 fair appears to be slightly down from last year. “2013 was an exceptional year,” Korte countered, explaining the slight decrease

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  • Great weather for St. Clement Picnic

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Grab this week’s edition or check out our online photo gallery for other photos from the picnic!

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