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Mayor signs POW/MIA proclamation

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Mayor of the City of Bowling Green, Don Hunter, signed a proclamation last week in honor of POW/MIA Day. He is pictured above with members of the local Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post #5553 (from left): Chris Page (Auxiliary President), Doris Lindsay (Americanism Chairman), and Tom Smith (VFW Commander).  

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  • Hearing scheduled in domestic assault case

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    A Middletown man accused of assaulting his wife will be seen in Pike County courts next week for a preliminary hearing. Steve Rusher, 47, was charged with the class C felony of domestic assault in the second degree, class C felony of unlawful possession of a fire arm by a convicted felon, and the felony of armed criminal action after an altercation between he and his wife ended with her

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  • Rainy night wreck includes Silex man

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    A Silex man was injured in a single-vehicle accident during one of last week’s rainy nights. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gregory Blankenship, 49, was driving his 1977 Chevy Silverado eastbound on Route D, east of Cedar Lane, last Wednesday, Sept. 10 around 10:15 p.m. when the truck travelled off the right side of the roadway. A crash report indicates the vehicle came back onto the roadway and

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Hope Center announces renovations

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm

The Hope Center of Pike County has announced that renovations to the front of the Hope Center building will begin this week. The renovations will solve building integrity issues and help the Hope Center become more energy efficient. New energy efficient doors and windows will be installed during the renovation time. The Hope Center will still be open the regular days and hours, but would ask the community to be

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  • Smith retires after 20 years with MoDOT

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Raymond Smith retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) effective Sept. 1. Raymond had 20 years of service with MoDOT at the time of his retirement. Raymond began his career with MoDOT in April 1994 as a seasonal worker at the Elsberry maintenance facility. He began his full-time employment in December 1994 as a crew worker out of Eolia. He continued his tenure at Eolia and worked his way

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  • Honeyshuck Banquet to have political overtones

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    During his extensive career as an elected public servant, it is understatement to say that the Hon. John C. (Jack) Danforth has had a first-hand involvement in politics at the state and national level. Lately, the ordained priest has been reflecting on how things have ebbed and flowed and changed. “I have thought a lot about the state of politics lately,” Sen. Danforth said during an interview with Honeyshuck’s Ben

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Your Scope – Facebook Finds

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Let’s talk about fat people. No, really. Editor’s note: Before we go any further, let’s put on our big boy pants for this one. Ok? Read the whole thing before you decide to make a ruling or start pouting. Hear me out. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a bit of an epidemic going around in America today… Obesity. Everywhere you go you will see people considered “extremely overweight.” You

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been saying I’ll write a column about puppy-dogs for quite some time now. I plan on doing that today, although I’m not sure it’s quite what everyone will expect… Pitbulls. The breed has become synonymous with violence, fear, and death. All too often, Americans hear horrific stories of how a “pitbull” committed some terrible, scary dog crime and associate it with the breed as a whole. My issue is

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