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Troy Principal Holly Ellis (far left) and Landon’s Helping Paws founder Leslie Lomax presented Bowling Green High School counselor Becky Orf with Wilma, a Labradoodle puppy who will become the R-1 school district’s first facility therapy dog, during the LHP annual trivia night Saturday in Troy.

Four paws to lend a hand at BG R-1

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm

The Bowling Green R-1 School District will be greeted by a new face for the 2015-2016 school year. No, the schools aren’t getting new principals or anything like that. This greeting will be the four-legged, fluffy, slobbery type. The Landon’s Helping Paws Project announced at their annual trivia night Saturday that BG R-1 will be the newest partner in their facility dog placement program. The announcement means Bowling Green will

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Trial scheduled in arson case

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

A jury trial has been set in the case of a rural Pike County man accused of setting several fires and burning down a barn. Melvin J. Yoder, 23, of rural Bowling Green was charged with two class C Felonies – one of second degree burglary and another of second degree arson. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, his department and the Curryville Fire Protection District responded to three

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  • Motorcycle wreck south of Frankford

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    A Hannibal man was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck south of Frankford Monday,  March 16 the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. According to the crash report, Shawn M. Bartz, 39, was driving his 2009 Harley Davidson Fatboy on southbound Highway 61, .1 mile north of Pike County Road 58 at 4 p.m. Monday, March 16 when the wreck occurred. The report says the motorcycle travelled off the left side

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  • Farm Service Agency (FSA) News

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Deadline approaching for 2014 Farm Bill Programs – Postcards sent   National Office recently sent post cards to owners and operators whose farms were not completely signed up for the new Farm Bill as of Friday March 6. In other words, if you received a post card, you have one or more farms that are not complete- we are waiting on a decision or signature.  Presently, we have completed and

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Football players receive Academic All State honors

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Congrtaulations to the 2014 Bowling Green High School football players who received Academic All State honors: Drew Jacyna Logan Charlton Dalton Pafford In order to receive this honor, athletes must meet the following criteria: -Be a sophomore, junior or senior -Be a starter on Offense or Defense in at least 70 percent of the games -Score a 25 or higher on ACT -Have a 3.5 GPA or higher -Be in

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  • Bobcats claim season opener win

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    The Bobcats baseball team started their regular season on a high note Monday night. Bowling Green hosted Warrenton and came out with a seven-inning 13-9 win.  Stats were unavailable at press time.   Pick up this week’s edition of the Times for photos from the BG Jamboree. We will have coverage of the Warrenton game, as well as game photos, in next week‘s issue.

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  • Park Board moves forward with T-ball field project – Board status debate continues

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Bowling Green’s Park Board moved one step closer to a permanent T-ball field in the City Park in their monthly meeting Wednesday evening. In addition, the group’s status as an advisory committee remains a topic of discussion. Chairman Angela Smith called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. All board members but Trish Turner and April Fronick were present as of roll call. As the first item of business, the

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    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:16 am


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Relay to host Bark For Life

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

The Pike County Relay for Life will be hosting a “Bark For Life” event for Relay supporters and their canine friends this spring. The event will be help Saturday, April 11 in the Bowling Green City Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Bark For Life is a non-competitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. The

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  • FFA competes at Area V Contest

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations to the following Bowling Green FFA members who competed at the Area V Contest last week. They will advance to the district contest this week. Katy Horner – Divison 1 Prepared Public Speaking – First Place Knowledge Team -  Alicia Flowers, Alishia Curry, Chelsea Kuntz, Emmalee Dameron, Chayton Moon, and Ceira Kleindienst – Third Place Elise Bailey – 1Incomplete Placement Record Book – First Place. Elise was also the

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  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month – The Pike County Sheltered Workshop

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Submitted by Pike Shop Director Tom Thompson   The Pike County Sheltered Workshop, established in 1967 in an effort to provide employment to local citizens with developmental disabilities, has come a long way since its inauguration.  The “Pike Shop”, which is now its more common name, contracts jobs from corporations not only domestically, but from abroad as well.  These jobs are completed by our Team Members and sent to their

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St. Louis actor, singer and comedian Dean Christopher will be providing the entertainment for the 2015 Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library dinner/fundraiser on March 28.

Dean Christopher to headline 2015 Palmer Library Fundraiser this month

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

The Joseph R. Palmer Family Memorial Library will host its annual dinner/fundraiser on March 28 in the Elsberry High School Gymnasium. Dean Christopher, a St. Louis-based actor, singer and comedian with over 30 years of experience, will be providing this year’s entertainment. Christopher is a member of Actor’s Equity, AFTRA [American Federation of Television and Radio Artists] and the Screen Actors Guild who has predominantly made his living as an

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  • Fairboard announces entertainment for 2015 Pike County Fair

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    The Swon Brothers

    The Pike County Fairboard is excited to announced the entertainment for this year’s county fair. The Brothers Roberson have signed as the opening act. The Cadillac 3 will follow as featured entertainment. This year’s headliners are the Swon Brothers. They will all play on the main stage Saturday night.   The Brothers Roberson   The Brothers Roberson, winners of the 33rd Annual Country Showdown at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • Clown ministry coming to First Christian Church

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    clown ministry

    First Christian Church and New Harmony Christian Church are hosting a special event on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at Bowling Green First Christian Church, 15 N. High, with a reception to follow to meet the clowns and fellowship. Everyone is invited to a unique worship experience through clowning. It is “Communion by Clown.”  It is a funny and poignant way to show the meaning of communion. Pastor Dawn

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