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Operation FoodSearch provides free lunch

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Through Aug. 8, local children have been given the opportunity to receive a free lunch, no strings attached. According to statistics from No Kid Hungry, an organization which helps bring additional meals to children in need, nearly one-fourth of Missouri children struggle with hunger. Through Operation FoodSearch, a branch of No Kid Hungry, and in cooperation with Every Child Every Day, free lunches are provided for children ages two through

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  • Birth Announcement

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Danielle Ann DeClue was born at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 5, at 7 pounds 3 oz and 19 1/4 inches in the Hannibal hospital, to parents Victoria Grote and Corey DeClue, of Bowling Green. Grandparents are Danny and Sherry Grote, also of Bowling Green, and Ron DeClue and Michelle DeClue, of St. Louis.  

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  • Area native awarded for prosthetic denistry research

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Maj. Nicole Smith (Vazquez), United States Air Force, Dental Corps, daughter of Dan and Rose Ann Spegal of Bowling Green, is a 2014 graduate of the Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Fellowship, 59th Dental Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas. She received her dental degree (DMD) from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (2008), certificate in Prosthodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center (2013), and Masters of Science degree in Prosthodontics from the

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Sports

Bobcats selected for All-Star baseball game

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Two recently-graduated Bobcat baseball players were honorably selected to play in the second annual Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game. Event organizers Kevin and Aaron Peters recently announced the rosters for the 2014 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game, sponsored by Benson Financial Group, Shottenkirk Toyota, and Refreshment Services Pepsi. The game is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. (rain date July 13 at 7 p.m.) at Clemens

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  • Larson sets records, named All-Conference

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Rebecca Larson, a second-year student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy from Bowling Green, claimed two all-conference medals for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy women’s track and field team. At the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) track and field championships on April 26 in Berea, Ky., Larson led the Eutectics by scoring 20 points in the throwing events. Her first All-Conference medal came from a second-place finish in the

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  • Klott reins in 1200 horses – Local man tops tractor pull circuit

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    There are many people around Pike County who may consider Ben Klott an adrenaline junky. It just takes someone seeing the young man wrestle his 1200 horsepower pulling tractor into submission once to understand where the label comes from. Klott, a 2011 graduate of Bowling Green High School, began pulling with his father Mark Klott five years ago. The Pike County farm boy explained he and his father used to

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Lifestyles

New Harmony Church news

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Plans are being finalized for Bible School to be held at New Harmony Christian Church on Aug. 1 and 2. A light supper will be served at 5:30 on Friday evening, Aug. 1, with VBS beginning immediately following the meal. VBS will resume on Saturday morning, August 2, at 9 a.m. with Bible lessons, crafts, and music for all ages.  There will be a carry-in meal at noon (with barbecued

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  • Minister’s Message – “We must know God’s word”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church   “If you wish to know God you must know his word; if you wish to perceive his power you must see how he works by his word; if you wish to know his purpose before it is actually brought to pass you can only discover it by his word”  – Charles Haddon Spurgeon   There they were, standing with mouth agape but

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  • Birth Announcement

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Danielle Ann DeClue was born at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 5, at 7 pounds 3 oz and 19 1/4 inches in the Hannibal hospital, to parents Victoria Grote and Corey DeClue, of Bowling Green. Grandparents are Danny and Sherry Grote, also of Bowling Green, and Ron DeClue and Michelle DeClue, of St. Louis.  

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Pet Stories

Law enforcement, vets back local breeders against HSUS attack

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

A local family who has recently been subjected to Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)  backlashing officially has the support of area law enforcement and longtime veterinarians. Tom and Debra Ritter, owners of Cornerstone Farms and successful dog breeders, have been accused by the HSUS as being a “problem puppy dealer,” a title which they and local officials were quick to denounce. These accusations were promptly defended by not

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  • Local breeders battle HSUS accusations

    Posted on May 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    A Curryville family finds themselves battling against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)after they were listed as a “problem puppy dealer” in a recent release by the animal rights group. Tom and Debra Ritter, owners of Cornerstone Farms, located south of Curryville at the junction of highways M and V, have been accused by the HSUS of having 15 “violations.” The alleged issues include “ ‘a strong ammonia

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  • Pike County 4-H News

    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Where’s the Snowflake? Last month’s turkey was in the Teen Conference picture on page 2. The winners were: Laura Gray, Abbie Moore, and Katy Horner. Hidden somewhere in this month’s newsletter is a snowflake. Be one of the first three people to call the extension office at 573-324-5464 with its location and win a prize. Youth Council Spreads Christmas Cheer Youth Council will be meeting on Dec. 8, at 4

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Citizen's Journalism

Minister’s Message – “We must know God’s word”

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church   “If you wish to know God you must know his word; if you wish to perceive his power you must see how he works by his word; if you wish to know his purpose before it is actually brought to pass you can only discover it by his word”  – Charles Haddon Spurgeon   There they were, standing with mouth agape but

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been saying I’ll write a column about puppy-dogs for quite some time now. I plan on doing that today, although I’m not sure it’s quite what everyone will expect… Pitbulls. The breed has become synonymous with violence, fear, and death. All too often, Americans hear horrific stories of how a “pitbull” committed some terrible, scary dog crime and associate it with the breed as a whole. My issue is

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I read an interesting article online earlier this week, and let me tell you – it spoke volumes to me. This article vocalized my thoughts and opinions that I had tried (unsuccessfully) to put into words. This article was about why today’s parenting is in a crisis. Below I will paraphrase the article, which details the top five reasons why parenting is in such serious trouble.   1. Parents fear

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Education

Area native awarded for prosthetic denistry research

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Maj. Nicole Smith (Vazquez), United States Air Force, Dental Corps, daughter of Dan and Rose Ann Spegal of Bowling Green, is a 2014 graduate of the Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Fellowship, 59th Dental Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas. She received her dental degree (DMD) from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (2008), certificate in Prosthodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center (2013), and Masters of Science degree in Prosthodontics from the

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  • Kids in Motion awards ceremony

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Douglass Community Services invites area residents and participant to the Bowling Green “Kids In Motion”  end-of-summer celebration and awards ceremony. The event will be held Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 319 West Church, Bowling Green. The guest speaker for the event is Heather Buchanan of the Pull A Hammi Foundation. Administrators hope that local KIM participants and their families will join them

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  • St. Charles CC considers BG classes

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    The St. Charles Community College is exploring the possibility of offering college courses at a satellite facility in Bowling Green. To assist the College in deciding what course offerings to provide, your help is being sought. A brief survey is available on the City of Bowling Green website www.bowlinggreen-mo.gov. Please go to the City’s website and express your interest in attending class at a facility in Bowling Green, and the

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Volunteering

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KIM raise money for Hammi fund

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Bowling Green Kids in Motion group held a bake sale and window washing fundraiser at Crossroads General Store Thursday. At the end of their day, the group had raised nearly $300 for the Pull a Hammi foundation. Pictured (from left): front: Jacob Jackson, Katie Wilkson, Jordan Smith, Matthew Spencer, Austin Horton, Amy Becker; back: Stephanie Hughart, Max Brandenburger, and Tec McMullin.  

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  • Niemeyer receives 4-H volunteer award

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Shari Niemeyer of Pike County was named a 2014 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award winner by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 14. Shari was recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program. “It is our great pleasure to honor Shari with the Frank Graham  4-H Volunteer Leadership Award for her dedication to Missouri 4-H.” said Cheryl Reams, executive director of the Missouri

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  • Blood drive surpasses goal

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Curryville’s New Harmony Christian Church sponsored a dedicated blood drive for Leala McClurg on Wednesday, March 19.  The drive exceeded the goal and 66 units of blood were donated.  Many members of the church donated food, helped at the drive, donated blood, and supported the drive with their prayers.  The drive was held at the Bowling Green Presbyterian Church and in appreciation of the use of their Fellowship Hall, the

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