Lifestyles

North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Pike County Service Coordinator Neil Darnell and Administrative Secretary Christina Windmiller ring bells for the Salvation Army in December 2013 at Walmart in Bowling Green.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers in Pike County

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer Pike County bell ringers to help collect donations that will pay for assistance to people in need. The annual bell ringing campaign will be held weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside Walmart in Bowling Green. Business people, church groups, students, families and others are invited to work hourly time slots. North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Pike County Service Coordinator Neil Darnell

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  • Bowling Green DAR presents citizenship awards

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    The Bowling Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented two prestigious awards to deserving middle school students during their regular monthly meeting last Thursday.  The DAR Youth Citizenship award was presented to a sixth and seventh grader, selected by their teachers, who most represent the qualities of honor, service, courage, patriotism, and leadership.  

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I have to give credit where credit is due: Thugs are opportunistic people; that’s for sure. In light of this week’s…incidents…in Ferguson, I find myself reflecting on those sly individuals who saw an excuse to do some early Christmas shopping, as well as the poor people of St. Louis, our government leaders, and America as a whole. Unfortunately, the majority of these thoughts bouncing around in my mind aren’t positive.

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Travel

City reflects on paving project

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Dan Lang, City Administrator   The City of Bowling Green has made great strides in its 2014 City-Wide Paving Program. Champ Clark Drive, Court Street and Centennial have all been milled and repaved. The next street on the list to be completed will be the portion of Main Cross Street from Champ Clark to Mae Street. Other streets under the 2014 program include portions of 15th Street, Church Street, Main

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  • Preparing for winter weather – City, county, and state road maintenance teams geared up

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    The area’s city, county, and state road crews are ready for what some are suspecting to be a severe winter. With winter weather striking early in the Pike County area, the topic was on crews’ minds earlier than it may have been otherwise. However, they aren’t letting the early start to the season scare them. “We’re in good shape for this year,” explained Pike County Road and Bridge supervisor Sean

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  • Lady Cats bring home fourth place – First state trophy in girls XC history

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Bowling Green’s Lady Cats cross country team brought home the first state trophy in the team’s history following Saturday’s meet in Jefferson City. The team, who placed fourth, is as follows (from left): Head Coach Matt Chance, Erin Martin, Teagan Tinsley, Hannah Grote, Nichole Bruni, Lauren Sparks, Sierra St. Aubyn, Kelsey Finley, Michaela Knight, Dakota Hipes, and Assistant Coach Virginia Ream.

    Lagemann, Grote, Finley make All-State The Lady Cats cross country team has achieved an accomplishment unprecendented by any other team in the school’s history. The girls brought home the fourth place title from Saturday’s State meet in Jefferson City – the first state trophy in girls cross country history. “It was just an awesome day and experience for our girls team. The entire girls team ran their best race of

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Education

Athletic banquet honors athletes, accomplishments

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Bowling Green High School honored its fall sport athletes last week during the annual Fall Athletic Banquet and awards ceremony. Athletic Director and head cross country coach Matt Chance welcomed those in attendance as the event began at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Following the season summaries from each sport, groups split into individual meets for their particular sport’s awards. Awards presented are as follows… Cross Country Boys: Most Improved: 

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  • BGMS to host third annual swap shop

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Becky Turner   Two years ago the Bowling Green Middle School took on a new challenge. Students donated clean, gently used clothing that they no longer needed or wanted.   A “shop” was then set up in the high school auditorium and students were able to come and choose items they would like for themselves.  Everything was free and all students who wanted to were allowed to shop. The middle

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  • Bowling Green DAR presents citizenship awards

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    The Bowling Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented two prestigious awards to deserving middle school students during their regular monthly meeting last Thursday.  The DAR Youth Citizenship award was presented to a sixth and seventh grader, selected by their teachers, who most represent the qualities of honor, service, courage, patriotism, and leadership.  

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Religion

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Cowboy Church holds Veteran’s Day service

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 11, the youth at the Eastern Missouri Cowboy Church honored their God, country, and veterans by presenting the Bible, the Christian Flag and the American Flag to the entire congregation. They led in reciting of the pledges to the Bible and each Flag and in singing songs.  Before everyone joined together to sing  “God Bless America,” each of the veterans that were present stood and gave their name,

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  • Second Baptist announces events

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Operation Christmas Child   Operation Christmas Child has been in charge of transporting shoeboxes of small toys, candy, hygiene items, paper, pencils, crayons, etc along with a copy of the gospel message in their own language to children all over the world for several years.  This organization headed by Franklin Graham has grown in our community’s churches each year. This year Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green is the regional

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  • Minister’s Message – “Life is Hard, but God is Good”

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    By Pastor Dawn Marie Turner   As many of us cough, sniffle, and sneeze our way through fall, we forget to look at the beauty of the changing season as we are caught in the ugliness of mucous, tissues, and over the counter medications. We end up snuggled in our blankets, drinking our hot tea, and pasting our bodies with mentholated ointments.  We sleep on couches and recliners and become

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Health

Excavation starts for YMCA pool

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Excavation is almost complete for the new indoor pool at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana and the project is on schedule. “We’re hoping for a July 1 completion date,” said YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison last week. “They’re working hard in the cold weather.” Once Love and Sons of Louisiana is done with the excavation, windows will be set and a large tarp will be placed upon the

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  • PCMH Foundation dinner successful

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Silent auction participants view items at the PCMH Foundation dinner.

    More than $50,000 was raised by the Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) Foundation at its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bowling Green. “It was a wonderful evening,” said PCMH Administrator Lorraine Harness. “It took a lot of hours of people donating their time and it turned out well,” she said. About 240 guests dined in a decorated atmosphere and bid

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  • PCMH prepares for Ebola

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    In order to address the recent concerns about Ebola, Pike County Memorial Hospital is assuring  that they are prepared should the disease surface in our community. Preparations by the Hospital include a review of Hospital protocols to insure they follow all CDC recommendations for an infectious disease.  Refresher sessions on the use of personal protective equipment have been conducted as well as assessing and increasing the inventory of PPE. As

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