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Jate McCollum

Pike County kids succeed at Audrain County Fair

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Jate McCollum, a member of the Peppy Circle 4-H club, received the Reserve Grand Champion title in his class at the Audrain County 4-H and Youth Fair over the weekend. McCollum showed in the Open Crossbreed class. Jaten is the son of Jacy Mahar, of Frankford, and Jeff McCollum, of Curryville.   Donni Reading received Grand Champion Bucket Calf, Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer in her class, and Reserve Champion Crossbred

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  • Great weather for St. Clement Picnic

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Grab this week’s edition or check out our online photo gallery for other photos from the picnic!

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  • Community efforts make fair possible

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    With the Pike County Fair in full swing this week, it’s important to remember the efforts that make the event possible. Not only does the Pike County Fair have the support of a fair board that’s more than 60 members strong, other local groups and members of the community pay their dues in volunteer hours to prepare for the week-long event.   Fair Board Under the direction of president Vernon

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Margot Mudd and Perry Smith, Graney’s daughter and granddaughter, unveil his picture on the Wall of Fame. 
Photo courtesy of PhotosbyMG.

Local family honored in Ontario Hall of Fame – Jack Graney memorialized

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Jack Graney, a baseball legend and former Bowling Green resident, was recently memorialized by his addition to the St. Thomas Wall of Fame. His family, many of which are originally from the Pike County area, was fortunate enough to be honored in a surprise celebration. John Gladstone Graney was born in St. Thomas, Ontario on June 10, 1886, the sixth of nine children of James S. Graney and Mary Ann

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  • Legislators finalize Amendment 7 project list – Pike County to see $24.88 million pending Aug. 5 votes

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    With a unanimous vote Wednesday during a regularly scheduled meeting in Jefferson City, the four-member Highway and Transportation Commission sent to the voters a list of projects that would be constructed using funds from Constitutional Amendment 7. The amendment, scheduled for the Aug. 5 ballot, would create a three-fourths cent sales tax that would generate an estimated $4.8 billion for transportation and infrastructure improvements in Missouri. The tax, if approved

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  • One Lane of U.S. 54 Reopens at Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The Illinois Department of Transportation and MoDOT have reopened U.S. 54 at the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River to one-lane of traffic.  There is still water over one lane of the road, but transportation crews are flagging traffic on the Illinois side to allow for safe passage.  There is not a lot of clean up that needs to occur.  River levels and the road will continue to be

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Education

Work on weight room progresses, HVAC project on track – School board reviews budget

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

The Bowling Green R-I School District school board gathered for a regular monthly meeting Monday night and reviewed the budget for the upcoming school year. President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21. All members were present but Allen Chandler. After an amendment, the consent agenda was unanimously approved. In changes of personnel, it was noted that Kelly Hakenwerth and Bonnie Perkins both gave

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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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  • Methodist VBS – “Blast Off”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    The First United Methodist Church, located at 8 North Broadway in Bowling Green, invites children ages four to 12 years old to get ready to blast off into space at this year’s Bible school theme of  “Blast Off On A Mission Of God’s Love.” The mission begins Sunday, July 27 and concludes Tuesday, July 29. A family meal will be served each evening at 5:30 p.m., with children activities beginning

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Religion

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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  • Methodist VBS – “Blast Off”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    The First United Methodist Church, located at 8 North Broadway in Bowling Green, invites children ages four to 12 years old to get ready to blast off into space at this year’s Bible school theme of  “Blast Off On A Mission Of God’s Love.” The mission begins Sunday, July 27 and concludes Tuesday, July 29. A family meal will be served each evening at 5:30 p.m., with children activities beginning

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Health

YMCA salutes Barbie “Grand Slam Gamm”

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Barbie Gamm is a Pike County player with a purpose. A clutch leader for the Twin Pike Family YMCA, Barbie has been instructing aerobics classes for the Y the last 14 years. A lifetime resident of Pike County she has also served on the YMCA Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Pike County Fair Board as well as the Pike County and Bowling Green Khoury League Boards.

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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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  • Home Health & Hospice commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice is commemorating WEAAD. This year’s theme is “One person. Once action. One Nation. United against elder abuse.” Did you know that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. alone? That trend is going to continue for nearly the next 20 years.  Our demographics are shifting, and we will soon have more elder people in the US than ever before. At

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