Lifestyles

Local musician requests votes for radio contest

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Tyler Cannon, a 2010 graduate of Bowling Green High School and December 2013 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, is currently competing in a radio contest and needs Pike County’s help. Cannon now lives in Nashville, Tenn. and is very passionate about music. He has been writing music since the seventh grade and continues to follow his dream of becoming a songwriter. The musician is competing in a contest through a

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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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  • 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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Travel

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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  • 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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Education

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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  • BGMS teacher receives MRTA grant

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

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    Congratulations to Mrs. Becky Turner (pictured, center), who was recently awarded a $500 grant from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation (MRTF). Mrs. Turner was selected from more than 20 applicants from around the region for the grant. Also pictured with Turner are Debi Ingram, of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, and Margaret Smith, of the MRTF board.  

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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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Religion

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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  • Prayer vigil held at First Presbyterian

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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    “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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Health

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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  • 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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