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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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  • Area veteran looks for options after nursing home ends VA contract

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    A local veteran is feeling the effects of a fairly new executive order signed earlier this year by the President which raises the wages of federal workers, causing many private nursing homes to abandon their contracts with the Veterans Administration (VA). Howard Collins, a local WWII veteran in his nineties, was recently given a 90-day notice to vacate his current residency in South Hampton Nursing Home, a private nursing home

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Sports

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“The Legend Continues” – Outlaw Rodeo takes on new life

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

“It’s time for an official public announcement,” the post read. “After 26 years of producing and contracting rodeos, the best quarter of a century anybody could ever wish for, Mary Beth and I have decided to move on to the next chapter of our lives. This decision comes after a lot of deep soul searching.” One of the best-known rodeo production companies in the Midwest will have a new captain

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  • BGHS track lights installed

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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    New lights at the Bowling Green High School football stadium and track were recently installed. The project, completed last week, is one of many improvements coming to BGHS this year. The weight room project is expected to be finished this month.  

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  • 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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Lifestyles

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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  • Louisiana welcomes Plein Air Painting event

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Artists will be flocking to Louisiana Missouri on Sept. 13 for the third annual Golden Hills of Louisiana Plein Air Painting Event. After a fantastic second event of unparalleled success last year, this year promises to be even better. Visual artists from third states participated in last years event to paint “en plein air” the hills, valleys, buildings and people in and around Louisiana. “En Plein Air” is a French

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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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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

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

Pike County SWCD hosts summer activities

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

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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  • School Board approves tax rate, debates lengthy school days

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    The total length of Pike County children’s school day was a topic of discussion as the Bowling Green Board of Education gathered Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. for a public tax rate hearing, followed by their regular monthly meeting. In the tax rate hearing, superintendent J.W. Brandt announced the proposed rate of $3.3904 (per $100), which is the ceiling amount allowed. Brandt explained to the board that this number could

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  • YMCA hosts day camp, after school programs

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Participants of the YMCA Day Camp enjoy lunch.

    YMCA Day Camp was held at Louisiana Elementary School from June 30 to Aug. 8 for children from all over Pike County. Many important things have been happening in Day Camp this summer. One addition is summer lunches being provided by Operation Food Search in St. Louis and catered by Crossroads General Store in Bowling Green.  The meals have been great and really enjoyed by the children. Other Day Camp

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Volunteering

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.

Heritage Festival 2014 shaping up

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm

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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  • Little Mr./Miss Firefighter 2014

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Little MrMiss firefighter

    Congratulations to this year’s Little Mr. and Miss Firefighter, Brayden Dotson and Jacy Lowrance. Brayden is the son of Jod and Laura Dotson of New London. Jacy is the daughter of Tim and Maria Lowrance of Vandalia.  

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  • Middletown Picnic offered family fun

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    The sack race served as a medium for some old-fashioned family fun and friednly competition.

    Several area residents enjoyed this past Saturday’s 122nd Annual Reunion with the theme “Picnic Pride that is Middletown Wide.” The results from the contests include: Parade Results 1950 and Older Antique Car 1) Jim Dunn, 1930 Ford Model A Roadster; 2) Gary Heim, 1941 Chevy Half Ton Mizzou Paint 1951 and Newer 1) Don Martin, 1967 Chevy Chevelle Super Sport; 2) Jeff Martin, 1967 Chevy Camaro Large Float 1) Middletown

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