Lifestyles

Spegal selected for quilting competition

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

MQX Quilt Festivals is pleased to announce that Lesa Spegal, of Frankford, has been selected as a finalist in the upcoming MQX Quilt Festival quilt/wearables competition. MQX is a prestigious, juried competition which is held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Springfield Ill., Sept. 24 to 27. In addition to the competition quilts and wearables, there are special exhibits, events and over 100 classes taught by some of the

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  • Honeyshuck to hold special events with Heritage Day

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    The Champ Clark House – “Honeyshuck” – will celebrate Heritage Day next Saturday with a special event of their own. The house will be open from noon to 4 p.m. and has announced they are waiving the newly-installed admission fee in honor of the day. Refreshments will be served. Honeyshuck’s new acquisitions, a period organ and chair, will be on display in addition to some of the house’s featured items,

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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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Wayne Gamm’s 1916 Case car

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

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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  • McPike selected for baseball honor

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Kobe McPike, a BGHS freshman, was selected by the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club to represent STL Cardinals in the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series, Aug. 6 through 12. McPike’s first step was to go to Milwaukee, Wis. to play in the Mid-West Central Regional Tournament, July 25 through 28, hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. His team went 4-0 and became Mid-West Regional

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  • Honor Flight announces Mission 26 to Washington this week

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The morning of Aug. 28 will mark the 26th Mission of the Great River Honor Flight program and on its return will increase the number of local veterans who have flown to Washington D.C. for free to over 800. The trip will depart from Hannibal LaGrange University around 2 a.m. on Aug. 28.  The 33 Veterans representing WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars and their Guardians will travel by Charter Bus

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Education

After-school program at capacity

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm

As the 2014-2015 year begins the Bowling Green 21st CCLC Y Afterschool program is bursting at the seams. There is a total enrollment of 120 students, which is full capacity, with a waiting list.  What a wonderful dilemma to be in. Program Director Denise Ash, has been working diligently to get enrollment forms in, shot records and MOSIS numbers for all the students. She has also been working to hire

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  • PLTC construction coming along – Administrators predict opening in April

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Masons from JDS Masonry of St. Charles are building walls for the diesel tech building expansion.

    Steel girders have been hung for the new main building at Pike Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia and masons are building walls for the second building in anticipation of a spring 2015 opening. The main center building burned to the ground in December 2011 in a still unsolved blaze that decimated the school but didn’t take its heart. Since then, students have been taking classes at the old middle

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  • New superintendent announces test improvements, policy updates

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    The new superintendent of the Bowling Green R-I School District takes his job very seriously. Since moving up the ladder from BGHS principal last year, J.W. Brandt was able to get a perspective of the district that not all superintendents are able to before taking over. First on Brandt’s agenda after taking the helm was to improve the district’s standardized test scores and performance reviews, specifically the district’s MSIP rating.

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Religion

Minister’s Message

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

As I write this tonight, I sit in Children’s Hospital in St. Louis in 8 East in an isolation room. The only noise that can be heard are a child’s labored breathing and the gurgling water from the oxygen.  Periodically an alarm will pierce through the quiet. Nurses, doctors,  techs, breathing specialists slide quietly in and out to perform their healing gifts. In the morning at 8 a.m. the construction

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  • Registration for St. Clement PSR, Confirmation classes

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Registration for PSR and Confirmation classes is in progress at St. Clement Catholic Church. PSR classes are for any student grades first through eighth that are attending the public schools. Confirmation classes are for all high school freshmen and sophomores.  Sign-up is also being offered to high school juniors and seniors for a post-Confirmation class. Mass schedules will be adjusted starting the weekend of Sept. 6 and 7 to accommodate

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  • 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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Health

PCHD to offer flu vaccinations

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm

The Pike County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves, as well as others this flu season by being proactive and getting vaccinated. Research has proven that the single best way to prevent the flu is through receiving a flu vaccine every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccination. Due to this

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  • Parks, Recreation department announces fall, winter events

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department recently released its Fall/Winter activities guide for 2014-2015. The guide provides a comprehensive listing of various activities which will be undertaken in the coming months. These programs have been designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and age groups. The activities are quite varied and include youth archery, adult softball, holiday crafting, art, fitness classes and even a winter

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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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