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Dixon wins “Best of Show”

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

BGHS sophomore Ais’Linn Dixon won “Best of Show” at the Colorfest Art Show.  The winning artwork was a of a lion represented in scratchboard.  

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  • Bus route modifications topic of debate in school board meeting

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    What may seem like a simple modification to a school bus route was a topic of some debate during Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting. The meeting was called to order by board president Scott Smith at 6:30 p.m. All members were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the board unanimously approved the consent agenda, including the announcement of Joe Calhoun’s resignation, which will be

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  • Cancer Memorial Park donates to area groups

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice Administrator Chris Deeken accepts a donation from Cancer Memorial Park Foundation President Karen Daffron.

    The season for giving has begun a little early this year as the Cancer Memorial Park Foundation (CMPF) recently presented two $1,000 checks to area organizations. At this year’s Pike County Relay for Life on Sept. 27 CMPF President Karen Daffron presented the first check to the local organization. The second check was given to Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice Administrator Chris Deeken last week. “We as

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Sports

Both Bowling Green High School cross country teams claimed the conference championship last week.

XC teams claim Conference championship

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Bowling Green’s cross country teams have yet to disappoint; this year’s conference meet was no different. The meet, which was held last Monday at Sun Valley golf course, hosted many of the area’s best runners. The BGHS boys claimed the championship for the fourteenth time in the last 15 years; the girls’ win marked their seventh consectutive championship. “It was nice to see the hard work from practice carry over

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  • Lady Cats take first at Bowling Green Invitational meet

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Lady Cats cross country team claimed first place at Friday’s invitational meet at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

    As if the trend hadn’t already been set, BGHS’s cross country teams proved once again that they are a force to be reckoned with at Friday’s Bowling Green Invitational meet. The varsity girls placed first, and the team’s coaching staff says it’s no coincidence. “The girls team is running as well as any team in the area right now,” said coach Matt Chance. “There are a lot of girls running

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  • Lady Cats suffer district loss

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Lady Cats suffered a disappointing loss to the second seeded Hermann in the first round of districts last week. “The girls played an excellent game.  We had an entirely new line up due to an injury for senior, Tori Nichols,” explained head coach Erin VanDyke. “Kara Meyer moved to play as an outside hitter for the first time this season, and Alexus Sloan (freshman) came up from JV to

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Lifestyles

Pictured above are a few of the Broken Spokes Opry band members (from left):  Mary Jane Owens, Patty Chandler, Darin Epperson, and Steve Dudding.

Music returns to Frankford – Locals open Broken Spokes Opry

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

The small town of Frankford has an air about it of times long gone; times that many of Pike County’s residents keep close to their heart. In this ‘burg, the clocks move a little slower and people laugh a little easier. It’s this same mentality that inspired Mary Jane Owens, her husband Roger, and her sister Patty Chandler to bring the art of music back to the area that has

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  • Republicans hold meeting, hear from Rep. Hansen

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    The Republicans of Pike County club met at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana on Oct. 2. After reciting the pledge of allegiance, led by president Gale Frolos, and a prayer led by state representative Jim Hansen, the group enjoyed a soup supper. The scheduled speaker, Chuck McNab was ill and unable to attend. He will reschedule. He did send a message encouraging everyone to remember to vote on Nov.

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  • Minister’s Message – “God’s Antidote for Dark Valleys”

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Everyone goes through times of trials and adversity. Even though you might not be in a dark valley now, all of us will go through those valleys. Even in our darkest valleys, our darkest days, God is there.  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  (Psalm 23:4)

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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

Minister’s Message – “God’s Antidote for Dark Valleys”

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Everyone goes through times of trials and adversity. Even though you might not be in a dark valley now, all of us will go through those valleys. Even in our darkest valleys, our darkest days, God is there.  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  (Psalm 23:4)

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  • Minister’s Message – “Why we Work”

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Colossians 3:22-25  22- “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;  24 knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance:  for ye serve the Lord Christ.  25  But he that doeth wrong shall receive

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  • Minister’s Message – “Disciple defined”

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Disciple – Webster’s definition from the “1828 Edition” states it this way: A Follower; an adherent to the doctrine of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called His disciples; hence all Christians are called His disciples, as they profess to learn and receive His doctrines and precepts. Disciple – Christ’s definition from the Bible in two words… “Follow Me”! Let’s take Webster’s definition, a follower; an adherent to

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Education

Bus route modifications topic of debate in school board meeting

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

What may seem like a simple modification to a school bus route was a topic of some debate during Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting. The meeting was called to order by board president Scott Smith at 6:30 p.m. All members were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the board unanimously approved the consent agenda, including the announcement of Joe Calhoun’s resignation, which will be

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  • Marching Band receives “1”

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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    Congratulations to the Bowling Green High School Marching Band and Director Skylar Keyes, who received a “1” rating in their parade show performance and a “2” rating on field during Monroe City’s contest on Saturday, October 4.  

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  • BGMS receives $10k Monsanto grant

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Pictured above are the farmers who nominated BGMS for the grant, along with school administrators and Monsanto officials (from left): Jim Allen, Superintendent J.W. Brandt, Joe Mahar, Kim Pafford, Jacy Mahar, Carey Scherder, Scott Shannon, Jate McCollum, Cole Niemeyer, Leslie Niemeyer, Rachael Niemeyer, Monica Niemeyer, Jocee Mahar, Whitney Martin, Nancy and Monty Niemeyer, Martha and Keith Scherder.

    Bowling Green  Middle School has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to purchase Chromebooks for use in eighth grade science classes at Bowling Green Middle School. “In education, we are changing our methods to reach a new generation of students that are immersed in technology in almost every aspect of their lives,” said Carey Scherder,

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Volunteering

Care packages for military

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

As the holidays approach, the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #5553 are preparing to pack boxes for military overseas. The group is currently trying to obtain names and addresses for this project. If readers have or know of someone overseas and have a current address, just give it to an Auxiliary member, a VFW member or bring it to bingo on Thursday night at the Post. Items being collected

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  • VFW, Ladies Auxiliary host fundraiser

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    The Bowling Green VFW Post #5553 and Ladies Auxiliary hosted a fundraiser fish and hog fry Saturday, Aug. 23 to a crowd of many. Monies raised during Saturday’s event will benefit the VFW and Auxiliary’s many projects throughout the year, directly aiding local veterans, soldiers, and their families. Pictured above (from left): Bernie Berns, Tom Marshall, John Dieckman, Mel Meyer, and Tim Kirkman.  

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  • Agape House welcomes new board member

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Edith Westmoreland of Bowling Green joined the board of directors of Agape House of Vandalia during the Aug. 19 meeting. Westmoreland is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and holds part-time employment in Hannibal. In other business, the manager’s report indicated there were 97 guests, including 28 children, at the house in July. Plans were announced for the annual cleanup day.  Five to six offenders from WERDCC and their

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