Lifestyles

Thanksgiving dinner cancelled

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm

The popular Thanksgiving Dinner that is traditionally prepared and served by the churches of Louisiana will not be held this year. No group could be assembled to undertake the huge job of preparing, serving, and delivering the widely-enjoyed meal. It is with regret that this announcement must be made and hopes are high that the dinner will return next year.

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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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  • Perry selected for prestigious MU leadership society

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Sonja Perry

    Sonja Perry is a remarkable young woman. At only 21 years of age, Perry has accomplished more than many people hope to in a lifetime. Most recently, Perry was accepted to one of the University of Missouri’s most prestigious organizations, the Griffiths Leadership Society for Women. “The Griffiths Leadership Society operates around the principals around connecting collegiate women leaders with alumnae leaders,” Perry explained. “The whole idea is to connect strong

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Travel

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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  • Elkhorn bridge reopened

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    At approximately 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, MoDOT and its contractor reopened the Elkhorn Creek Bridge located north of Buell in Montgomery County. The bridge has been closed since Sept. 15 due to an inspection revealing one pier missing 50 percent of steel, making it unsafe to cross. Repairs have been completed and the bridge is now reopened to traffic. MoDOT and its contractor appreciate motorists’, area farmers’ and businesses’

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Education

tlc military

TLC honors military personnel

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:02 pm

The infants and toddlers at The Learning Center in Bowling Green made cards to send to military personnel.  They used they handprints to make trees and their footprints to make reindeer.  The Learning Center staff added a note thanking the military personnel for their service.  The children pictured making the cards are Jaelyn Huber, Lyla Robinson, Ragan Stewart, Mallory Matlock, and Brynlee Schumacher.  

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  • Middle School Veteran’s Day Program

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Matt Cohea was the guest speaker during the event.

    Students and teachers at Bowling Green Middle School hosted their annual Veteran’s Day program last Tuesday, Nov. 11.  

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  • R-1 School Board to seek food service bids – At-risk student policies discussed

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    At-risk students, district food services, and the recent HVAC project were all topics discussed during Monday’s school board meeting. Board president Scott Smith called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. All members were present. After amending the agenda to push an issue back until next month’s meeting, it was approved unanimously. In his financial summary, Superintendent J.W. Brandt reported that “things are about where [the district] anticipated,” and that

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Religion

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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  • Afternoon tea to be held at Second Baptist

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    The ladies of Second Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to a tea on Oct. 25,  at the Second Baptist Church in the Educational Building. The featured speaker for the afternoon is Penny Garrison, local author and retired teacher who is involved in prison ministry. Music for the afternoon will be provided by former member, Katie Schisler,  Music Minister at New London Baptist Church. Please plan to attend and

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Health

Silent auction participants view items at the PCMH Foundation dinner.

PCMH Foundation dinner successful

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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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  • BGPD officers attend homeland security training

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Bowling Green Police Department emergency responders Rodney Owen, James Herrmann, and Colton Marti recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP).

    Bowling Green Police Department emergency responders Rodney Owen, James Herrmann, and Colton Marti recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation. “I have been a firefighter and police officer for over 20 years

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