Local Briefs: 7-09

Questions raised about BG fireworks
Bowling Green’s Chamber of Commerce is asking the firm that handled the July 4th fireworks to look into
the odd ending of the show.
Numerous shells were set off after the apparent grand finale.
Chamber Director Earlene Kilpatrick said she has asked the firm to check into the problem. "There
were some unspent shells. We’re unsure if it was bad shells or a computer glitch. We don’t want to see
this problem continue," she said.
The 2008 show also ended on a wrong note, with the grand finale coming after about a 15-minute delay.
The show is under the auspices of the chamber and is paid for by donations from Bowling Green businesses
and individuals. The city provides police and fire protection and Bowling Green State University
provides the site and related services.
Art show Friday at district library
Families are invited to the Children’s Place of the Wood County District Library for an art show Friday
at 11 a.m. Local painter Ellen Wallace, 94 years young, will show and demonstrate her work as part of
the library’s Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative @ Your Library!"
BG VFW holds poker tournament
Bowling Green VFW Post No. 1148 will hold a Texas Hold ’em tournament on Saturday at the post home on
South Main Street. The tournament will start at 3 p.m. and it is open to the public.
Haskins hosts garage sales
HASKINS – Haskins Village will hold community-wide garage sales will be Friday and Saturday.
G. Rapids park has weekend activities
GRAND RAPIDS – Mary Jane Thurston State Park will hold its second annual Kid’s Big Fish contest on
Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.
Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. at the day use area near the lodge. Youngsters should bring their
own poles if they have them. There will be a limited number of poles to borrow, and they will be
available on a first come-first served basis.
Age categories for the friendly fishing contest are 3-6, 7-11 and 12-15. There will be prizes in each
On Sunday, the park will offer a program on animal tracks and sign. Guests should meet in the day use
area near the overlook deck to learn about various native animals that leave behind clues. The program
runs from 2 to 4 p.m.
Tonight – Mostly clear. Lows around 60. East winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Friday – Partly cloudy with highs around 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight with a
60-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, especially after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s
Extended forecast – Mostly cloudy Saturday with a 50-percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s.
West winds 10 to 15 mph. Mostly cloudy overnight, lows in the lower 60s. Partly cloudy Sunday, highs in
the lower 80s and overnight lows in the upper 50s. Partly cloudy Monday, highs in the lower 80s and lows
around 60. On Tuesday, partly sunny, highs in the lower 80s.
Classic Lotto: 11-15-27-28-30-33
Rolling Cash 5: 7-14-16-22-29
Pick 3: 8-2-1 Pick 4: 9-9-1-8
Ten-Oh #1406: 3-6-8-16-18-23-27-29-32-33-43-55-63-64-67-70-71-75-79-80
Day drawings
Pick 3: 9-6-5 Pick 4: 4-5-9-8
Ten-Oh #1405: 1-2-4-9-11-16-18-24-29-34-42-44-49-51-55-57-67-73-76-77