Lifestyles

Blue Christmas service to be held

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

This year will be the Third Annual Blue Christmas Service to be held Dec. 18 at Bowling Green First Christian Church, 15 North High at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Dawn Marie Turner of First Christian Church and Pastor John Pinkston of First Methodist Church will be leading the service. Blue Christmas, is a service of worship designed for people suffering with pain, loss, isolation and grief in the Advent season. As

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  • Times seeks Citizen of the Year for 2014

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    With the year’s end drawing near, it’s a time to review and reflect on the year past. The Bowling Green Times is seeking nom-inations for its annual “Citizen of the Year” award, which is pre-sented each year at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. This year’s Chamber banquet is slated to be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Feb. 27, 2015. The Citizen of the Year award is presented to

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  • Second Baptist announces events, news

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Second Baptist Youth/Children’s Celebration Second Baptist Youth and Children will be having their Christmas Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. under the direction of Heather Daffron and Martin Hanley.   The program will be in the educational building and we invite everyone to come enjoy. Second Baptist Church Choir  under the direction of Joyce Burris will present “Remember When…Celebrating Our Best” on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec.

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Travel

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City takes steps towards improving intersection – Long-awaited repairs to be considered

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

The intersection of West Champ Clark Drive and Business Highway 61 is arguably one of Bowling Green’s most dreaded, yet heavily travelled. Fortunately for area residents and visitors, this juncture may see much needed improvements sooner than previously anticipated. “The City, and most of its residents, are well aware of the on-going problems with the Champ Clark/Business 61 intersection,” said City Administrator Dan Lang. “When we began the paving project,

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  • Roadwork scheduled near Cyrene

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Weather permitting, Wednesday, Dec. 3, MoDOT crews will close Pike County Route HH from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to replace two culverts. Route HH will be closed in the morning approximately .6 mile from US Route 61 to just east of Pike County Road 308, and in the afternoon Route HH will be closed from Pike County Road 308 to approximately .1 mile east of Pike County Road 344.

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  • Ditch work on Business 61

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Weather permitting, Tuesday, Dec. 2, MoDOT crews will be cleaning ditches Business Route 61 in Bowling Green from Missouri Route 161 intersection to the roundabout near Wal-Mart. Traffic will be one lane from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with cautionary signs and flaggers at the work zone. Please slow down and use extra caution when traveling through the work zone. This work is weather dependent and could be delayed or

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Education

Clopton Elementary teachers presented awards cards from Bowling Green Walmart.

Clopton Elementary receives $1,000 from BG Walmart

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm

The Christmas season is the time for giving and Walmart and Sam’s Club have joined in the spirit. Bowling Green Walmart recently presented twenty $50 rewards cards to Pike County R-III Clopton School District. The Teacher Rewards Program is designated to help purchase much-needed classroom supplies. Nationally, Walmart and Sam’s Club are awarding more than 100,000 educators, infusing schools across America with $5 million. The winning educators were randomly selected

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  • BGR-1 school district votes to discontinue grandfathered policy – District to utilize new insurance provider

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    During Monday’s regular meeting of the Bowling Green R-1 Board of Education, a measure was taken to discontinue a policy that was grandfathered-in for certain district employees in 2008. Although current district administrators are somewhat unclear as to the reasoning behind continuing the benefit in 2008, a vote passed Monday to discontinue the annuity as of January 2015. President Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. As

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  • BGHS announces Students of the Quarter

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    The faculty of Bowling Green High School nominates and votes on students to be “Students of the Quarter.” One student from the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes is chosen by the faculty. These students must meet the following criteria: Students must strive to do their best in all classes, must follow school rules and regulations, and show concern for others. The following students have been chosen as the second quarter

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Religion

Blue Christmas service to be held

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

This year will be the Third Annual Blue Christmas Service to be held Dec. 18 at Bowling Green First Christian Church, 15 North High at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Dawn Marie Turner of First Christian Church and Pastor John Pinkston of First Methodist Church will be leading the service. Blue Christmas, is a service of worship designed for people suffering with pain, loss, isolation and grief in the Advent season. As

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  • Second Baptist announces events, news

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Second Baptist Youth/Children’s Celebration Second Baptist Youth and Children will be having their Christmas Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. under the direction of Heather Daffron and Martin Hanley.   The program will be in the educational building and we invite everyone to come enjoy. Second Baptist Church Choir  under the direction of Joyce Burris will present “Remember When…Celebrating Our Best” on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec.

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  • Minister’s Message – “Where’s the Peace?”

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    After the angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds the Bible says: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:13-14, KJV). I wouldn’t want to pick a fight with a sky full of angels, but I must admit that I’ve wondered about

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Health

PCHD signs WIC contract for 2015

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

The Pike County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2015 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Pike County Health Department will be able to serve 525 persons eligible for WIC every month. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program providing services to

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  • Thanksgiving meal hosted for Pike County Hospice patients, families

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    A dedicated group of hospice volunteers threw together a Thanksgiving feast yet again this year for the agency’s home-bound hospice patients and patient’s families. This year marked the agency’s 15th year anniversary of this ongoing act of kindness. The volunteers prepared 21 meals all together and hand delivered each one to the doorstep of home-bound patients and their families. The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice and their

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  • Parks and Rec announces upcoming classes, events

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation department recently announced the following events and classes…   Kettlebell Fitness Class Jan. 6 through Feb. 17 Every Tuesday (six weeks) 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Bowling Green Community Center   Intro. to Dance Every Friday in the month of January (9, 16, 23, and 30) 6 to 7 p.m. Bowling Green Community Center   Cabin Fever Sale Set-up: Friday, Jan. 16 – 3 to

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