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Bank of Louisiana pledges to Fairgrounds project

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

The Pike County Fairgrounds will hopefully be receiving a facelift thanks to a generous pledge donation from Bank of Louisiana. At the last Fair Board meeting, a proposal was made regarding the construction of a new outdoor canopy and stage on the track, which would allow for the hosting of larger entertainment events, as well as better service the current acts it hosts annually. The project cost is estimated at

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  • Annual Eagle Days returns to Clarksville

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Every winter, the Show-Me-State welcomes record numbers of bald eagles and boasts some of the most plentiful viewing areas in all of the lower 48 states. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages eagle-lovers of all ages to discover nature and get outdoors to view the nation’s symbol at Eagle Days on Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at

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  • Miss Hannibal Teen 2015

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Taylor Blackwell

    Taylor Blackwell was crowned Miss Hannibal’s Outstanding Teen 2015 on Saturday, Nov. 22 in Hannibal. The Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen (a sister program to the Miss Missouri Pageant) program was organized to encourage, nurture and build scholastic achievement, healthy living, creative accomplishment, and community involvement of our nation’s young girls. Among its initiatives, the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Organization hosts a statewide competition focused on encouraging and rewarding talent, communication

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Sports

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Bobcats take down Van-Far 55-41

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm

A home-court advantage, energized crowd, and Courtwarming high all may have played into another Bobcat win Friday night against the visiting Van-Far. Despite some worry, and surprise over the Indians’ performance, Bowling Green  pulled off a 14-point win, 55-41. Senior Adam Holt was again the high scorer, racking up 15 points for the ‘Cats. Holt also made one of his two attempted free throws and got five total rebounds. Following

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  • Holt’s 21-pt. game leads to BG victory

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    An impressive offensive game from BGHS senior Adam Holt helped propel the Bobcats over their host, the Centralia Panthers, for their Tuesday, Jan. 13 bout. The Bobcats started with a strong lead, leaving the Panthers trailing their 24-16 lead at the half. While their opponent came back for a stronger second half, the ‘Cats were able to maintain their lead and close the game with a 52-42 win. Holt led

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  • Lady Cats named Academic All State

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations Softball Players for earning Academic All State: Breanna Bixby Shelby Grummel Madeline Kinkade Madison Ingram Lauren Merz The overall team also received special recognition for their overall GPA as a team. Great job, ladies!

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Lifestyles

Lauren Robertson and Justin Tepen

Tepen to wed Robertson

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Dale and Jeanette Robertson, of Old Monroe, and Fred and Debby Tepen, of Bowling Green, are pleased to announce the engagement and forth coming marriage of their children, Lauren Rose Robertson and Justin Emil Tepen. Lauren is the granddaughter of Everett and Rosemary Rottger, of Troy, and Edwin Robertson and the late Mary Ann Robertson, of Winfield. Justin is the grandson of the late James and Judith Gollaher and the

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  • BGHS band, choir, Pride perform at Pike County Courthouse

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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    Musical groups from Bowling Green High School, including band, choir, and Pride, performed several songs and routines for a large audience at the Pike County Courthouse Friday morning. According to Pride director Lori Cox, the performances were a part of a school-wide effort to give back to the community.  

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  • Times seeks Citizen of the Year for 2014

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    With the year’s end drawing near, it’s a time to review and reflect on the year past. The Bowling Green Times is seeking nom-inations for its annual “Citizen of the Year” award, which is pre-sented each year at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year’s Chamber banquet is slated to be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Feb. 27, 2015. The Citizen of the Year award is presented to

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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 – “All Life is Special”

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

A British factory worker and his wife were excited when, after many years of marriage, they discovered they were going to have their first child. According to author Jill Briscoe, who told this story, the man eagerly told his follow workers that God had answered his prayers. But they made fun of him for asking God for a child. When the baby was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

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  • Minister’s Message – “The Authority of God’s Word”

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Let us make 2015 a year of glorifying our Lord, putting His Word first in our life. 2 Timothy 3:10 –17 What a world we live in? People are all mixed up they are looking for the truth in a world where there are no truths. What is true for you may not be true for me is the way of the world. Folks the only truth we have is

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  • Minister’s Message – “Time for a spiritual clearance sale”

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Pastor Dawn Marie Turner, New Harmony and First Christian Churches   The hustle and bustle of Christmas has passed. Wrapping paper, so carefully placed, has been destroyed in a flurry of children’s eagerness to see what is underneath.  Christmas trees are reluctantly being taken down and houses are losing that shiny, glimmering Christmas glow. Christmas church services are completed, with pastors, music directors, and worship leaders glowing in God’s peace.

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Education

Pike County Pro-life sponors contest

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm

The Pike County Prolife Family Network is sponsoring their annual contests for the students of Pike County to increase awareness of pro-life issues. Parents are asked to please encourage their children to participate. Cash prizes are awarded for each grade level. The contest consists of two parts: a coloring contest for younger students, grades kindergarten through fourth, and an essay contest for those in grades fifth  through eighth. Coloring pages

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  • William Woods Dean’s List

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    William Woods University has released the Dean’s List for academic accomplishments during the 2014 fall term. Among those listed: Emily Andrews of Middletown Lauren McBeth of Eolia Kelsey Scherder of Bowling Green To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. William Woods University is an independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution

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  • MS StuCo delivers donations

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    StuCo Hope Center

    Bowling Green Middle School Student Council representatives Caleigh Grote, Clint Bailey, and Luke Hildebrand, with sponsor Ms. Christina Allensworth, delivered canned items to the Hope Center that were collected at their school’s Second Quarter Celebration.  The middle school as a whole collected 404 canned items for donation.  

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Volunteering

BGMS to host recycling, disposal event

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

The Bowling Green Middle School will once again be hosting an electronic and hazardous waste drop off/recycling event. The event will be similar to what the school did last year, although it is planned to be set up at the shelter house next to the pool in order to use the larger parking lots for the drop off.   Event Details BG City Park April 11 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  

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  • First United Methodist Church to host free chili lunch Saturday, Jan. 24

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    The First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Church and Broadway Streets, will be serving a free chili lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24. The lunch will consist of chili, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, dessert, tea, and coffee.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend. The lunch is being provided as part of the church’s Acts of Kindness ministry. The United

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  • Blood drive Feb. 5

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    The First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, located at 8 North Broadway at the corner of Church and Broadway, will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. Snacks and homemade sandwiches will be served to donors. This is the seventh drive the church has hosted as part of its “Acts of Kindness” mission.

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