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Although it’s not purely autobiographical, the new book “Southern Passage” by Pike County author Jim Yonker is based on his time dealing with racism in southern railway yards during his youth. Yonker lives outside Bowling Green and “developed the writing bug,” right after retiring from the parole office at Northeast Correction Center in Bowling Green about eight years ago. Yonker set up the office in 1998 and decided to stay
The Louisiana Garden Club will host its annual Home Tour in downtown Louisiana on Sept. 13 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Sept. 14 (1 p.m.-3 p.m.). Eight structures on Georgia Street will be a part of the tour. Homes have been selected this year from the lower section of Georgia Street. The studio/ home of Jon Moran was once a grocery store. The art filled studio is an excellent use of
Pike County 4-H held their Fashion Revue competition on Thursday, July 17. This is an event for 4-H members enrolled in clothing projects. Participants make or purchase their garment and then model it during the event. Judging is based on fit and style of the garment. In the Clothes You Make, eight to 10 year old division, Emily Collins modeled her blue and red striped dress. Emily received a blue
Former Bowling Green resident Restora Privett got to celebrate two occasions Thursday at Lynn’s Heritage House – “National Senior Citizens’ Day” and her 104th Birthday. The festivities included live entertainment featuring her brother Sam Branstetter’s band and refreshments.
Amy and David Hill of Nebo, Ill. are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheyenne, to A.J. Knight, son of Elaine and Duncan Prior of Troy and Ralph and ReNell Knight of Racine, Wis. The couple will wed Sept. 6 at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in Illinois. Grandparents of the bride are Connie and Jim Manker of Griggsville, Ill. and Delores Allen of Pittsfield, Ill. Grandparents of the groom
Things were “smashing” at the Library on Wednesday July 23 at the Great Egg Drop. A team of young engineers, with help from parents and Friends of the Library members Julie Stephens and Stan Ehinger, created safe havens for their eggs and watched them being dropped by city administrator, Bob Jenne outside the library. Youngsters ages four to six joined the young scientists as an enthusiastic audience for the big
If his father hadn’t fallen ill, Eolia farmer and Korean War veteran John Hood probably wouldn’t be here today. Hood, 84, recently gave an account of his experiences in the Korean War at the Elsberry Nutrition Center. Hood was drafted in 1951 and said he experienced a number of heavy battles during his time in Korea, a stay that was much shorter than for most other soldiers. Early in 1952,