Lifestyles

Minister’s Message – “Are You an Ambassador for Christ?”

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

II Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”  Are you an ambassador for Christ?  If you call yourself a Christian, then you should be an ambassador for Christ. What is an ambassador?  Webster’s dictionary says that an ambassador is the highest-ranking diplomatic representative from one country to another; an authorized

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  • Park Board selects projects, expenditures for upcoming year

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    The City’s Park Board advisory committee gathered last Wednesday for its regular meeting and to select projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Chairman Steve Chismarich called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Other members present were Charlene Willis, Kim Holmes, Trisha Turner, and Craig Burnett. The board approved the previous meeting’s minutes and heard from Michael Bryant with the Pike County Soccer League. Following Bryant’s presentation, the board voted

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  • Successful fair in the books as 2014 event ends

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations to the 2014 Little Mr. and Miss Pike County Fair - Tristan Flynn and Addison Potter. Tristan is the son of Kenda and Sean Flynn, of Bowling Green. Addison is the daughter of Candice Cunningham-Rutherford, of Middletown. Throughout the week, the Little Mr. and Miss held several responsibilities, including handing out trophies and making appearances at special events.

    Another successful Pike County Fair is in the books as this year’s event came to a close Saturday. The fair, which ran Tuesday through Saturday of last week, is comparable to years passed, said fair board president Vernon Korte. According to Korte, the grand total of revenue for the 2014 fair appears to be slightly down from last year. “2013 was an exceptional year,” Korte countered, explaining the slight decrease

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Travel

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

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

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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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  • Legislators finalize Amendment 7 project list – Pike County to see $24.88 million pending Aug. 5 votes

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    With a unanimous vote Wednesday during a regularly scheduled meeting in Jefferson City, the four-member Highway and Transportation Commission sent to the voters a list of projects that would be constructed using funds from Constitutional Amendment 7. The amendment, scheduled for the Aug. 5 ballot, would create a three-fourths cent sales tax that would generate an estimated $4.8 billion for transportation and infrastructure improvements in Missouri. The tax, if approved

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  • One Lane of U.S. 54 Reopens at Champ Clark Bridge in Louisiana

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The Illinois Department of Transportation and MoDOT have reopened U.S. 54 at the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River to one-lane of traffic.  There is still water over one lane of the road, but transportation crews are flagging traffic on the Illinois side to allow for safe passage.  There is not a lot of clean up that needs to occur.  River levels and the road will continue to be

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Education

School calendar available – Bowling Green R-I (2014-15)

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

2014-15 SCHOOL CALENDAR Aug.  11, 12 Teacher workdays Aug. 14 School starts Sept. 1 Labor Day – No school Sept. 26 No school – Teacher In-Service Day Oct. 22-23 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 24 No School Oct. 31 No School – Teacher-In Service Nov. 5 Dismiss at 12:30 p.m. – Teacher-In Service Nov. 26 Dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 27-28 Thanksgiving Break Dec. 3 Dismiss at 12:30 p.m. – Teacher-In

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  • US Bank supports Back 2 School Fair

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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    Brian King of US Bank in Bowling Green presented a check to Kathy Branstetter Thursday morning. The $500 donation will go to support the upcoming Back 2 School Fair, which will be held at the Pike County fairgrounds on Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.  

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  • Back 2 School Fair to offer supplies, entertainment

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    The Pike Community Care Partnership is coming together once again to host its annual “Back 2 School Fair.” Pike County students are invited to the event for free gifts and necessary information before the start of the school year. This year’s back to school fair will be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9. 2014 marks the sixth year of the annual event

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Religion

Minister’s Message – “Are You an Ambassador for Christ?”

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

II Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”  Are you an ambassador for Christ?  If you call yourself a Christian, then you should be an ambassador for Christ. What is an ambassador?  Webster’s dictionary says that an ambassador is the highest-ranking diplomatic representative from one country to another; an authorized

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  • New Harmony Church news

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Plans are being finalized for Bible School to be held at New Harmony Christian Church on Aug. 1 and 2. A light supper will be served at 5:30 on Friday evening, Aug. 1, with VBS beginning immediately following the meal. VBS will resume on Saturday morning, August 2, at 9 a.m. with Bible lessons, crafts, and music for all ages.  There will be a carry-in meal at noon (with barbecued

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  • Minister’s Message – “We must know God’s word”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Jonathan Hiles, Associate Pastor, Second Baptist Church   “If you wish to know God you must know his word; if you wish to perceive his power you must see how he works by his word; if you wish to know his purpose before it is actually brought to pass you can only discover it by his word”  – Charles Haddon Spurgeon   There they were, standing with mouth agape but

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Health

Pike County Health offers free vaccinations

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

The Pike County Health Department will be offering multiple free vaccination clinics during the month of August during their walk-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. These opportunities are for children 11 years old through 18 and college students’ ages 19 through 26. PCHD will also have two outreach clinic opportunities:  one will be in Louisiana at the

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  • PCHD hosts Show-Me Latch

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    The Pike County Health Department will kick-off World Breastfeeding Week and Missouri Breastfeeding Month by hosting this year’s Show-Me Latch. Women in various locations throughout the state and world will join together to raise awareness by collectively breastfeeding their children. This will be a fun time for moms to get together and celebrate the healthy choice they have made for themselves and their families. All breastfeeding moms and their children

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  • Where’s Baby? Look before you lock

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Temperatures in cars soar quickly.  Even with a window cracked, the temperature inside a car can reach very high and dangerous temperatures within minutes.  In these extreme conditions, children can die or suffer a permanent disability in a matter of minutes. • Never leave children alone in or around vehicles, not even with the windows down (This applies to pets as well). If a child is left alone in a

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