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Honeyshuck Banquet to have political overtones

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

During his extensive career as an elected public servant, it is understatement to say that the Hon. John C. (Jack) Danforth has had a first-hand involvement in politics at the state and national level. Lately, the ordained priest has been reflecting on how things have ebbed and flowed and changed. “I have thought a lot about the state of politics lately,” Sen. Danforth said during an interview with Honeyshuck’s Ben

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  • Fall All-Town Garage Sale announced for this month

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Bowling Green has asked for it and the Times is happy to deliver. The second All-Town Garage Sale for 2014 was recently announced. The Bowling Green Times, who will be hosting the event, has scheduled the garage sale extravaganza for Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration is ongoing and will run through this Friday, Sept. 12. For additional information or to register your sale, contact the Times at 573-324-2222. Registration forms are

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  • PLTC construction coming along – Administrators predict opening in April

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Masons from JDS Masonry of St. Charles are building walls for the diesel tech building expansion.

    Steel girders have been hung for the new main building at Pike Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia and masons are building walls for the second building in anticipation of a spring 2015 opening. The main center building burned to the ground in December 2011 in a still unsolved blaze that decimated the school but didn’t take its heart. Since then, students have been taking classes at the old middle

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Sports

Lady Cats shut out Montgomery County

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

The Bowling Green Lady Cats and Montgomery County both threatened with rallies, but ultimately it was the Lady Cats Varsity that took advantage of their opponent in a 3-0 win in Montgomery City. Montgomery County had five hits compared to Bowling Green’s two, but the Montgomery City girls stranded six runners on base. The fact that the Lady Cats grouped all of their runs into the fourth inning helped them

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  • Lady Cats battle strong opponents at Troy tourney

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    The Lady Cats have proved once again that they have what it takes to hold their own against even the strongest competition. Earlier this month the Lady Cats headed to Troy for their invitational tournament. There, the Bowling Green girls would face off against some heavy-hitting teams that they would not regularly see throughout the season.   BG vs. Ft. Zumwalt South The Lady Cats started their tournament play on

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  • Bobcats hammer Wright City in landslide victory

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Zach Kiel and other Bobcat linemen move up to hold off the approaching Wright City line.

    The Bobcats were flying high Friday night as they faced off against the visiting Wright City. Despite the dreary, wet weather, the ‘Cats shut out their opponent with a 55-0 victory.   Total Rushing Yards: BG – 285; WC – 29 Total Passing Yards: BG – 119; WC – 30 Total Offensive Yards: BG – 404; WC – 59 Turnovers: BG – 1; WC – 2   BG Offensive Stats

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Lifestyles

Minister’s Message – “Effectual Fervent Prayer”

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Read James 5:16. Prayer does not equip you for greater works. “Prayer is the greater work.”- Oswald Chambers As mature Christians, we are naive to ignore or deny the reality of spiritual conflicts between good and evil and our role in them as believing saints. Our main weapon in a prayer offensive is a keen knowledge and application of scripture “declared verbally” in the same way Jesus fought the devil

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  • Smith retires after 20 years with MoDOT

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Raymond Smith retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) effective Sept. 1. Raymond had 20 years of service with MoDOT at the time of his retirement. Raymond began his career with MoDOT in April 1994 as a seasonal worker at the Elsberry maintenance facility. He began his full-time employment in December 1994 as a crew worker out of Eolia. He continued his tenure at Eolia and worked his way

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  • DAR members attend meeting

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Above are the Bowling Green DAR members who attended the District Meeting: Pam Williams, Diane Fuerst, Jane Quade, Lori Smith, and Snookie Flansburg.

    Members of the Bowling Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution traveled to Hannibal to participate in the district meeting on Sept. 12. DAR members from Kirksville, Hannibal, Macon, Moberly, Paris, Louisiana, Vandalia, Lancaster, Kahoka, and Memphis also attended. This annual meeting allows members to meet with local and state leaders to share ideas and learn about new projects in Missouri. Each year, Missouri DAR sponsors several scholarships

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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 – “Effectual Fervent Prayer”

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Read James 5:16. Prayer does not equip you for greater works. “Prayer is the greater work.”- Oswald Chambers As mature Christians, we are naive to ignore or deny the reality of spiritual conflicts between good and evil and our role in them as believing saints. Our main weapon in a prayer offensive is a keen knowledge and application of scripture “declared verbally” in the same way Jesus fought the devil

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  • Minister’s Message

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    As I write this tonight, I sit in Children’s Hospital in St. Louis in 8 East in an isolation room. The only noise that can be heard are a child’s labored breathing and the gurgling water from the oxygen.  Periodically an alarm will pierce through the quiet. Nurses, doctors,  techs, breathing specialists slide quietly in and out to perform their healing gifts. In the morning at 8 a.m. the construction

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  • Minister’s Message – “Christian Education”

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    This past weekend, I was honored to be invited up to Wisconsin to preach at my home congregation on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Lutheran grade school I graduated from. Therefore the importance of a distinctively Christian education is on my mind. The debt I owe to my home congregation, school, and teachers for the sacrifices, time, and effort they put into educating me about the things

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National Honors Society improves memorial

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Members of the Bowling Green High School National Honor Society recently helped to repaint the War Memorial on the Pike County Courthouse lawn earlier this month. The names on the memorial had become nearly illegible due to wear and exposure to the elements over the years, inspiring Josh Kempke, a BGHS senior, to improve the memorial’s appearance for his NHS project and Eagle Scout project. Members of the community are

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  • Times, MPA to host essay contest

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Texting while driving is a problem. More than 100,000 crashes  year involve drivers who are texting, often causing life-changing injuries and deaths. Texting drivers are far more likely to be in an accident. Despite knowing the risks of texting while driving, 43 percent of teens admit to texting while driving. However, there is now an opportunity to change this behavior. The Missouri Press Association (MPA) and the Bowling Green Times

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  • After-school program at capacity

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    As the 2014-2015 year begins the Bowling Green 21st CCLC Y Afterschool program is bursting at the seams. There is a total enrollment of 120 students, which is full capacity, with a waiting list.  What a wonderful dilemma to be in. Program Director Denise Ash, has been working diligently to get enrollment forms in, shot records and MOSIS numbers for all the students. She has also been working to hire

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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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