Lifestyles

Martin to wed Howze

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Martin of Bowling Green announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Renee, to Matthew Clayton Howze, of St. Charles, on Saturday, the 30th of August at the Nazarene Church in Bowling Green. Elizabeth is a stylist at Hair Creationz. Matt is a Sheriff’s Deputy with the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and is currently a member of the Missouri Air National Guard. The

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  • Land to marry Motley

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Angela Love Land and Brian Keith Motley are excitedly planning their September 2014 wedding. They will be married at the Bonne Terre Church of God, located in Bonne Terre. Angela is the daughter of David and Rose Land, of Bowling Green. She is the granddaughter of David and Eula Land of Farmington and of Flora Motley, of Bowling Green, and the late Ernest Motley Sr. Angela is employed at All

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  • Louisiana welcomes Plein Air Painting event

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Artists will be flocking to Louisiana Missouri on Sept. 13 for the third annual Golden Hills of Louisiana Plein Air Painting Event. After a fantastic second event of unparalleled success last year, this year promises to be even better. Visual artists from third states participated in last years event to paint “en plein air” the hills, valleys, buildings and people in and around Louisiana. “En Plein Air” is a French

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Travel

Highway 161 at Middletown to close as bridge work begins

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Aug. 4 at 7 a.m., MO 161 in Montgomery County will be closed to traffic up to 45 working days just west of Route BB in Middletown for bridge rehabilitation at the Coon Creek Bridge. Road closure signs will be in place notifying motorists of the work. Alternate routes of travel should be taken with a signed detour over MO 161, US 54 and MO 19.

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  • City committee hears new roadway improvement plans

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The Bowling Green general committee gathered Monday evening for its regular monthly meeting and learned of plans to improve one of Bowling Green’s main thoroughfares. Chairman Kenda Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. All members were present as of roll call. In the report from Alliance’s Bo Stinnett, he mentioned that sewer smoke testing was to begin Tuesday and should last two or three days. City BICE

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

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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

    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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Education

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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  • 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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Religion

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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  • Prayer vigil held at First Presbyterian

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    prayer vigil

    “Come and go as you are, Come and go as you please, Come and go in peace.” Church leaders and community members held an open prayer vigil for peace and reconciliation at Bowling Green First Presbyterian last Friday.. Pictured are (from left): front row – Barbara Sydnor, Shirley Willis, Clara Lybarger; back row – BGPD Chief Don Nacke, Larry Hendrix, Joseph Siefkas, Rev. Marvin Davis, Rev. Don Amelung, Les and

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  • New Harmony Church to hold ice cream social

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The annual Ice Cream Social will be held at New Harmony Christian Church on Sunday, Aug. 24. Youth and those who are young-at-heart are invited to meet on the church grounds for games, including water balloons, at 4 p.m. Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be several freezers of homemade ice cream to choose from, and everyone is invited to bring sandwiches, finger foods, and desserts for the

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Health

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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  • Area veteran looks for options after nursing home ends VA contract

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    A local veteran is feeling the effects of a fairly new executive order signed earlier this year by the President which raises the wages of federal workers, causing many private nursing homes to abandon their contracts with the Veterans Administration (VA). Howard Collins, a local WWII veteran in his nineties, was recently given a 90-day notice to vacate his current residency in South Hampton Nursing Home, a private nursing home

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  • Relay for Life coming soon

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    In just under 50 days, Pike County’s Relay for Life will kick off their 2014 event at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 27,  beginning at 1 p.m. This year’s theme, “Rockin’ for a Cure,” may be interpreted several different ways by new and returning teams.    It will be very interesting to see how teams decorate their campsites or dress up for this years theme. Ethel Drew, this

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