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Park Board discusses possible T-ball field – Group considers board status

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

The board status of Bowling Green’s Park Board and possible construction of a T-ball field at the City Park were among topics discussed during last Wednesday’s meeting. The meeting, held Wednesday, Feb. 25, was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chairman Angela Smith. Committee members present were Jack Jones, Kim Holmes, Trish Turner, Elizabeth Kingsley, Charlene Willis, Floyd Dowell, and Craig Burnett. April Fronick was absent. Also present were

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  • Republicians hold meeting, discuss plans for Lincoln Day Dinner

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Republicans of Pike County held their February meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Following a carry-in meal, the meeting was called to order by President, Gale Frolos. The secretary’s report was read and the time for the Lincoln Day Dinner was changed to 6:30 p.m. The treasurer’s report was read and both reports were accepted. Kathy Gamm announced tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 28 are

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  • School board accepts lawn care bid, applauds elementary student

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Lawn care and the philosophical thoughts of a third grader were among topics discussed during Tuesday’s Bowling Green R-1 School District Board of Education meeting. Board President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. All members but Cindy Browning were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the board voted to approve the consent agenda, which included the resignation announcements from Karen Schuckenbrock

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Bobcats hammer Macon – BG heads to Championship

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Bowling Green’s boys were once again on fire as they battled Macon during the second round of Districts last Wednesday. The Bobcats’ 61-40 win proved enough to send them to the championship round. Sophomore hotshot Tyess Chatman was leading scorer for the Cats, making 22 points. Also racking up points to bolster Bowling Green’s lead were Cory Buchanan (12 points), Ryan Talkington (nine), Adam Holt (eight), Andrew Martinson (six), Ryan

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  • Lady Cats end regular season with loss to North Callaway

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    The Bowling Green High School Lady Cats ended their regular season on a low note, answering to North Callaway’s strong offense with a 47-35 loss. Despite their slow start, the Lady Cats came back with a venegance for the fourth quarter, making 16 points to NC’s 10. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough to close the deficit. “Not quite the way we wanted to finish the regular season going into districts,

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  • Lady Cats fall to Clark Co. in first round of Districts

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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    The Lady Cats had an unfortunate opening round of Districts last week. Bowling Green’s girls played Clark County Tuesday, Feb. 24 and ultimately suffered a 43-28 loss. Nobody ever wants to their season to come to an end, but unfortunately it happens. I was very proud of how hard the girls played Tuesday night. They showed toughness, grit, and above all else, they played for each other,” said coach Bryan

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Lifestyles

Republicians hold meeting, discuss plans for Lincoln Day Dinner

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Republicans of Pike County held their February meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Following a carry-in meal, the meeting was called to order by President, Gale Frolos. The secretary’s report was read and the time for the Lincoln Day Dinner was changed to 6:30 p.m. The treasurer’s report was read and both reports were accepted. Kathy Gamm announced tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 28 are

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  • Teasleys celebrate 60 years

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Frank and Betty Teasley, of Silex, were guests of honor for a dinner party to celebrate their 60th anniversary at Woods Fort Country Club on Sunday, Feb. 1. The party was hosted by their children – Joni and Rick Gallup, Brent, Mary and Trent Teasley, Bennie, Tonya, Teagan and Payton Teasley. Also helping wereTory, Jessica, and Marley. Special guests were Frank’s best man, Jr. Adams and wife Rosie Adams and

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  • State Rep. Robert Cornejo to be keynote speaker at Lincoln Day Dinner

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Missouri State Representative Robert Cornejo will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Pike County Lincoln Day Dinner, Feb. 28. Cornejo represents District 64, which includes St. Charles and Lincoln counties, and was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012. He was recently selected to serve as Chairman of the Civil & Criminal Proceedings Committee and is on the Health Insurance, Select Committee on Judiciary, Government Oversight & Accountability,

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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 – “Let it Go”

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

By John Pinkston, The United Methodist Church   Since we’re in the season of Lent, I have a confession to make.  One of my favorite movies is Frozen, and this is the part where many of you who have little kids will bang you head on a wall, I like the song “Let it Go.”  I also apologize if you’ve got that song stuck in your head now. At this

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  • Jim Hansen’s Capitol Report

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    It was with immense sadness that I learned of the tragic passing of my fellow public servant, Tom Schweich. This is a devastating loss for our state as we have now lost a leader and a man of the highest integrity, character and dedication. I ask now that all Missourians pray for the Schweich family as they cope with this tragic loss. In the weeks and months to come we

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  • Minister’s Message – “What are You Seeking?”

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    When was the last time you looked for something? Maybe it was your car keys that you lost in the couch cushions. Maybe it was an Easter egg that was hidden in the backyard. Maybe it was a good deal on that new gadget you have been wanting. It seems that we are always looking for things. And as soon as we find what we are looking for, we switch

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Education

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BGMS musicians selected for Honor Band

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Congratulations to Clint Bailey, Kimberly Niemeyer, Joseph Kroeck, and Madyson Brown, Bowling Green Middle School students who were selected for the Junior High Honor Band in January.  

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  • School board accepts lawn care bid, applauds elementary student

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Lawn care and the philosophical thoughts of a third grader were among topics discussed during Tuesday’s Bowling Green R-1 School District Board of Education meeting. Board President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. All members but Cindy Browning were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the board voted to approve the consent agenda, which included the resignation announcements from Karen Schuckenbrock

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  • Culver-Stockton Dean’s

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Culver-Stockton College is proud to announce its Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must meet high academic standards established by Culver-Stockton. Local students to earn this achievement include: Nancy McCurdy, online criminal justice major of Vandalia; Daniele Brown, senior nursing major of Eolia; Brittni Hagemeier, sophomore legal studies major of Elsberry; Jessica Schindler, freshman nursing major of Frankford; Emily Tucker, senior

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Volunteering

Board members and officers for 2015 were sworn in during the regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11. They are: Terry Cook, Bo Stinnett, Brent Engel, Ruth Heffner, Dave Oney, Secretary Karen Kieffer, Sue Moore, Treasurer Elizabeth Kingsley, Elisha Koenig, President Christine Rutherford, and Vice President Holly Scherder-Delgman.

Chamber plans annual banquet – 2015 board members, officers installed

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Plans for the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet are moving forward, it was announced during last Wednesday’s regular Chamber meeting. President Christine Rutherford called the meeting to order at 12:05 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. As the first item of business, the 2015 board members and officers were sworn in. Next, the secretary and treasurer’s reports were read. Secretary Karen Kieffer read the previous meeting’s minutes. Treasurer

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  • Retired teachers reflect on 2014

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Pike County Retired Teachers and School Personnel have submitted their totals of volunteer efforts for 2014. Retired teachers serve as volunteers at community events, collect food to distribute to needy individuals/families, and donate dollars to feed the hungry programs. Following the motto for the group, “To Serve, Not To Be Served,” members of the group give back to their communities. Some of their activities include serving at Back to School

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  • YMCA staff attends Mentoring Summit

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Last month, staff from the Twin Pike Family YMCA traveled to Washington, D.C. to take part in the National Mentoring Summit and to meet with legislators from Missouri to advocate for the importance of mentoring programs in the development of our nation’s youth. Staff members from the Twin Pike Family YMCA’s local mentoring program were selected by YMCA of the USA staff to attend the national mentoring event to represent

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