Lifestyles

Visitors’ Bureau announces harvest concert

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm

The Bowling Green Convention and Visitors’ Bureau is hosting a free concert on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The concert will be at the Welcome Park located between Wal-Mart and the Hardees restaurant. Local artists providing the music are Taylor Blackwell, Debra Ingram, and Heather Buchanan. Taylor Blackwell is an eighth grade student at Bowling Green Middle School and is the daughter of Troy Blackwell and

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  • Mother feels void, creates activity club for local families

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    At each meeting of the Little Explorers club, members participate in several learning and play-based activities and frequently have the opportunity to show off their creative sides.

    After moving back to her home town of Bowling Green, new mother Elisha Koenig quickly realized activities and support for new families like her own were severely limited. With a little creativity and a lot of take-charge attitude, Koenig took it upon herself to fill the void. A short time later, “Little Explorers” was born. “Little Explorers is a play based learning group for children ages birth to six years

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  • Minister’s Message – “Effectual Fervent Prayer”

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Read James 5:16. Prayer does not equip you for greater works. “Prayer is the greater work.”- Oswald Chambers As mature Christians, we are naive to ignore or deny the reality of spiritual conflicts between good and evil and our role in them as believing saints. Our main weapon in a prayer offensive is a keen knowledge and application of scripture “declared verbally” in the same way Jesus fought the devil

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Travel

One bridge opens, another closes – MoDOT makes improvements on 161

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Last Friday, Sept. 19, MO 161 just west of Route BB in Middletown was reopened to traffic after being closed about a month and a half to redeck the Coon Creek Bridge. The deck and side barriers on the 51-year-old bridge were removed all the way down to steel and replaced with a new deck, which is 22 feet wide compared to the old 20 foot deck. The contractor on

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  • Champ Clark Bridge weight limit to be enforced

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The U.S. 54 Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Champ Clark Bridge, at Louisiana, MO, is now posted to restrict the weight limit to 40 tons. “This is a legal load, but overweight vehicles will no longer be allowed to cross the bridge,” said MoDOT District Engineer Paula Gough. “During a routine annual inspection, additional structural deficiencies were discovered, and while the bridge remains safe to cross within the

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  • Heritage Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 13 – Route 66 Corvette Club invited, Moolah Shriners miniatures cars to appear

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Wayne Gamm’s 1916 Case car

    The Champ Clark Heritage Festival Car and Truck Show will be held at the Bowling Green courthouse square Saturday, Sept. 13 rain or shine. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Anyone wishing to drive their vehicle in the parade will need to be at the Bowling Green High School by 9:30 a.m. The car and truck show will have 24 different classes with multiple awards in each

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Education

Board of Education receives notice of state funding

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

The Bowling Green R-I School District Board of Education received good news they had been waiting on Monday night. The board gathered for their regular monthly meeting at 6:38 p.m. Monday evening. All members but Linda Luebrecht, Allen Chandler, and Scott Smith were present. With the unanimous approval of the consent agenda, superintendent J.W. Brandt announced Gov. Jay Nixon has released the state funding previously being withheld. Bowling Green’s cut

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  • Homecoming plans, events announced

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    By Misty Lipp, BGHS Homecoming Chair   Happy September! It is hard to believe that the 2014-2015 school year has already been underway for a whole month.  It is during this time of year that members of the Bowling Green High School Student Council are busy preparing for the annual Homecoming celebration. Theresa Cannon and I sponsor Student Council, and on the behalf of our student members wanted to make

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  • Kempke, Pugh, Charlton participate in Boys State

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Three local students recently participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, held June 14 through 21 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Joshua Kempke, Danny Pugh, and Logan Charlton  were selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Bowling Green High School High School. Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may vote and

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Religion

Minister’s Message – “Think on Habakkuk”

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church of Bowling Green   There’s a great deal to be upset about these days. Much of the content of everything screaming for your attention seems to want to put you in a bad mood. To take away your comfort, your security, your peace of mind appears to be the goal of way to many harbingers. And I will add another nugget of negativity:

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  • Second Baptist to host revival

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Rev. Jerry Gamm from the Curryville Baptist Church will be at Second Baptist Church from Sunday to Wednesday, Oct. 5 through 8 leading revival services. Music will be under the direction of Joyce Burris, Second Baptist Music Minister. Services begin on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services (combined contemporary and blended), followed by lunch and fellowship time for everyone at noon. Evening service on Sunday, Oct.

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  • Minister’s Message – “Effectual Fervent Prayer”

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Read James 5:16. Prayer does not equip you for greater works. “Prayer is the greater work.”- Oswald Chambers As mature Christians, we are naive to ignore or deny the reality of spiritual conflicts between good and evil and our role in them as believing saints. Our main weapon in a prayer offensive is a keen knowledge and application of scripture “declared verbally” in the same way Jesus fought the devil

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Health

Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I’m crabby. Not in the perpetual sense, but at least at this particular moment. Here’s the thing… Our insurance premiums here at work were recently raised due to the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the nation’s insurance companies. Like so many of you, our insurance was already fairly pricey. The minimum $30 per paycheck cost increase is a hard pill to swallow (ha-ha, medical joke). While, to many

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  • BGPD to offer drug take-back event

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Bowling Green Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The public is invited to bring their medications for disposal to Bowling Green Police Department at 15 West Church Street.  The service is free

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  • Times, MPA to host essay contest

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Texting while driving is a problem. More than 100,000 crashes  year involve drivers who are texting, often causing life-changing injuries and deaths. Texting drivers are far more likely to be in an accident. Despite knowing the risks of texting while driving, 43 percent of teens admit to texting while driving. However, there is now an opportunity to change this behavior. The Missouri Press Association (MPA) and the Bowling Green Times

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