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Pike County Democrats meet

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Jerri Harrelson, President of the Pike County Democratic Club, welcomed Terry and Lisa Burris to the meeting held on Sept. 18.  Burris is running for Presiding Commissioner and he discussed his qualifications and campaign strategies.  A big “thank you” was extended to club members that helped with the Democratic float in the Heritage Day parade.  Members were asked to volunteer to help with the Applefest and Colorfest parades.  

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  • Colbert named MU Homecoming candidate

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Ethan Colbert

    Congratulations to Frankford’s own Ethan Colbert, who was recently named a candidate for the MU Homecoming King title. Colbert, a Mizzou senior, made it to the top-10 list of candidates this week and is representing his fraternity, Delta Chi. The King and Queen will be announced at the MU Homecoming game, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 25. Ethan is the son of Roger and Julie Colbert.

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  • Honeyshuck hosts annual banquet – Danforth guest speaker

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The annual Honeyshuck banquet, held Thursday, Sept. 25, was a hit as usual. With entertaining guests, fellowship, and a delicious meal, this year’s event was not something to miss. The evening began with a “hello and welcome” from retiring board president Charlene McCune, who announced that Nathan Lilley will be taking her place at the helm of the board. Following, Reverend Paul Lewis offered the Invocation. Karen Kieffer catered the

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BGMS XC does well at Conference meet

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

The Bowling Green Bobcats Middle School cross country teams had a very successful EMO Conference meet on Friday, Sept. 26 at Wellsville-Middletown. In the team standings, the boys placed first and the girls took runner-up. Runners who placed in the top 15 also earned a conference medal. Pictured (from left): top row: Quinn Grote (second), Kate Klott (first), Emily Green (14th), Toby Griffith, Connor Shannon (fifth), Jacob Moore, Coltyn Betts

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  • Bobcats obliterate Indians

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    It takes more than one Indian to take down Kaeden Jenkins.

    The Bobcats are on a roll this season. After Friday night’s no-contest game against the visiting Van-Far, the ‘Cats have proved that they may have what it takes to go the distance this year. “The boys did a good job of preparing for this game mentally, especially on a day that we were out of school,” said head football coach Jeff Gschwender. “I thought we came out fast and did

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  • Lady Cats claim first win of season over North Callaway

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    The Lady Cats varsity volleyball team earned their first win of the season last Thursday against North Callaway. Both JV and varsity squads won in two games.  JV won 25-20 and 25-18, while varsity went 25-19 and 25-17. The varsity girls racked up 13 aces and a team serving percentage of 87.8.  Tori Nichols had four aces; Sarah Stumbaugh and Brooke Bruns each had three.  Alyssa Sloan had two aces and

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Lifestyles

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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  • Cowboys for Christ

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Round Pen competitions and a Ranch Rodeo have kept the pastor of Eastern Missouri Cowboy Church (EMCC), Stan Henderson, busy for the month of September. Brother Stan was one of several trainers in a Round Pen Seminar at Hopewell Baptist Church in Wellsville on Sept. 7. One spectator who attended this event and another round pen event said “My wife and I went to the round pen demonstration this past

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  • Pike County Democrats meet

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Demo Club

    Jerri Harrelson, President of the Pike County Democratic Club, welcomed Terry and Lisa Burris to the meeting held on Sept. 18.  Burris is running for Presiding Commissioner and he discussed his qualifications and campaign strategies.  A big “thank you” was extended to club members that helped with the Democratic float in the Heritage Day parade.  Members were asked to volunteer to help with the Applefest and Colorfest parades.  

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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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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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  • Minister’s Message – “Think on Habakkuk”

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church of Bowling Green   There’s a great deal to be upset about these days. Much of the content of everything screaming for your attention seems to want to put you in a bad mood. To take away your comfort, your security, your peace of mind appears to be the goal of way to many harbingers. And I will add another nugget of negativity:

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I’m crabby. Not in the perpetual sense, but at least at this particular moment. Here’s the thing… Our insurance premiums here at work were recently raised due to the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the nation’s insurance companies. Like so many of you, our insurance was already fairly pricey. The minimum $30 per paycheck cost increase is a hard pill to swallow (ha-ha, medical joke). While, to many

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Education

PLTC congratulates nursing grads

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

The 2014 Practical Nursing class from Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia held graduation at Clopton High School on Aug. 28. Seventeen graduates were honored during the evening ceremony. A video presentation of the year’s highlights was played prior to the ceremony accompanied by “Anyway” by Martina McBride. The program began with the graduate processional to “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. A welcome was given by Andy Jolly, Assistant Director

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  • Scott accepted to MU-KC PhD program

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    David Scott

    David Scott, Bowling Green High School graduate of 2006, has been officially accepted as one of two PhD candidates for the Experimental Health Psychology PhD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. David’s focus in the program will be studying the neuropsychology, neuroeconomics, and applied neuroscience of nicotine addiction and emotion using fMRI (functioning MRI) brain imaging scanners. David has received a full-ride scholarship paying for the entire program as well

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  • Homecoming week promises fun for all

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Pictured above are the Homecoming attendants and King and Queen candidates (from left): back row: Hannah Kroencke, Dakota Hipes, Sierra St. Aubyn, Michaela Knight, Jackson Ringhausen, Garrett Swarnes, Dylan Henderson; middle row: Shelby Grummel, Drew Jacyna; front row: Tori Nichols and Zach Browning. Not pictured is Chase McChristian.

    Homecoming is this Friday, and the Bowling Green High School student council has planned several events for the week. The group has decided to bring back spirit points. Points are earned by CAT Time, not by class.  First place will receive a pizza party and second place will receive a popcorn party the week following Homecoming. Homecoming/Spirit Week Events (past and upcoming) Sept. 22: Float decorating (4 – 8) and

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VFW, Ladies Auxiliary host fundraiser

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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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  • Heritage Festival 2014 shaping up

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Several integral players for the 2014 Heritage Fest gathered last Wednesday to give an update on the event’s highlights. Pictured (from left): Heritage Festival Chairman Tara Massman, Grand Marshal Andrea Amelung, play coordinator Brent Engel, Chad Perkins, and Brian King.

    This year’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival seems to be shaping up nicely, according to a report given by event chairman Tara Massman last week. Heritage Fest, with a theme of “Breaking Barriers,” will be held on the Bowling Green Square on Saturday, Sept. 13. A parade will kick off the special event at 10 a.m., with additional activities throughout the day. Heritage Fest 2014 will include a play written by

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