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Aaron Hodge, a local dancer, succumbs to the music no matter where it strikes him.

Hodge gives himself to the groove – Local man finds passion in dancing

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Fortunately for one Bowling Green resident, the City is not like that of Footloose movie infamy. Aaron Hodge, age 22, says he’s been passionate about dancing since he was just a youngster. Although he loves the aforementioned movie, he can revel in the ability to cut a rug whenever and wherever he sees fit, something that happens quite often. “After I watched it (Footloose) I’d always go outside away from

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  • PCHD to offer free vaccines

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    The Pike County Health Department will be offering multiple free vaccination clinics during the month of August during our walk-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. These opportunities are for children 11 years old through 18 and college students ages 19 through 26. They will also have two outreach clinic opportunities:  one will be in Louisiana at the Twin Pike

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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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Sports

McPike selected for baseball honor

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Kobe McPike, a BGHS freshman, was selected by the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club to represent STL Cardinals in the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, Aug. 6 through 12. McPike’s first step was to go to Milwaukee, Wis. to play in the Mid-West Central Regional Tournament, July 25 through 28, hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. His team went 4-0 and became Mid-West Regional

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  • Parks, Recreation department announces fall, winter events

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department recently released its Fall/Winter activities guide for 2014-2015. The guide provides a comprehensive listing of various activities which will be undertaken in the coming months. These programs have been designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and age groups. The activities are quite varied and include youth archery, adult softball, holiday crafting, art, fitness classes and even a winter

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  • Volleyball falls at Winfield

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    The Lady Cats volleyball team kicked off their season Monday night at Winfield. Unfortunately, the varsity girls fell to their host in two sets. The varsity team lost 9-25 and 13-25. “The girls showed a lot of improvement from the last time we played Winfield in the New Haven tournament,” credited head coach Erin VanDyke. Freshman Jaylen Early had the team’s only kill for the night.  Tori Nichols had one

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Lifestyles

Parks, Recreation department announces fall, winter events

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department recently released its Fall/Winter activities guide for 2014-2015. The guide provides a comprehensive listing of various activities which will be undertaken in the coming months. These programs have been designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and age groups. The activities are quite varied and include youth archery, adult softball, holiday crafting, art, fitness classes and even a winter

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  • Hodge gives himself to the groove – Local man finds passion in dancing

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Aaron Hodge, a local dancer, succumbs to the music no matter where it strikes him.

    Fortunately for one Bowling Green resident, the City is not like that of Footloose movie infamy. Aaron Hodge, age 22, says he’s been passionate about dancing since he was just a youngster. Although he loves the aforementioned movie, he can revel in the ability to cut a rug whenever and wherever he sees fit, something that happens quite often. “After I watched it (Footloose) I’d always go outside away from

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  • Your Scope – Facebook Finds

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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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 – “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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  • Your Scope – Facebook Finds

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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  • Minister’s Message – “How’s your heart?”

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I had a routine stress test on Wednesday, June 18 that my heart doctor schedules every two years. To my surprise, the following Monday I received a call saying that they saw an “abnormality” that could affect the lower part of my heart and I needed a heart catheterization to check it out. I went in early July 1 for the heart cath praising God the Great Physician and for

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Education

Registration for St. Clement PSR, Confirmation classes

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Registration for PSR and Confirmation classes is in progress at St. Clement Catholic Church. PSR classes are for any student grades first through eighth that are attending the public schools. Confirmation classes are for all high school freshmen and sophomores.  Sign-up is also being offered to high school juniors and seniors for a post-Confirmation class. Mass schedules will be adjusted starting the weekend of Sept. 6 and 7 to accommodate

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  • BGMS teacher receives MRTA grant

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Becky Turner (pictured, center), who was recently awarded a $500 grant from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation (MRTF). Mrs. Turner was selected from more than 20 applicants from around the region for the grant. Also pictured with Turner are Debi Ingram, of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, and Margaret Smith, of the MRTF board.  

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  • Pike County SWCD hosts summer activities

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    ExpoFarmSafety – Kim Gamm, Pike County Health Department, demonstrates who grain bins and augers can post a threat to children and adults.

    The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District has sponsored several educational activities this summer for local students and landowners. All student activities took place at the Louisiana Elementary School, serving the Louisiana summer school program and the YMCA summer day camp. An event for adult landowners and managers, as well as local children, was held at the Bowling Green City Park. Information/Education Specialist, Debbie Scherder, and SWCD Interns, Savanna

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Volunteering

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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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