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Health department hires Deeken as administrator

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

The Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice Board of Trustees hired Christopher Deeken as their new Administrator. Deeken brings a strong educational background to PCHD including a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management, a Master’s degree in Health Administration, and a MBA in General Management. In addition to his educational background, he has also worked for a medical office in southern Missouri where he analyzed revenue, expenses

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  • Free lunch for Louisiana youths at nutrition site

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Children from two to 18 will be able to get a free lunch this summer at the Pike Nutriton Center at 521 Georgia St. in Louisiana. There are no restrictions or qualifications for any youth to get the meals. The center will be open for youth meals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays through Friday, Aug. 8, but will be closed on Friday, July

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  • Club Aqua fitness classes to begin at Twin Pike YMCA

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Club Aqua classes at Twin Pike YMCA start today from 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Class is $5 and runs on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m. at the Louisiana City Pool and is taught by Twin Pike Family YMCA Program Director Anna Lower. The Twin Pike Family YMCA also offers its general water aerobics classes at Bowling Green and Louisiana city pools. In Bowling Green, Lanette Bird leads classes on Mondays

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  • YMCA to offer free swim lessons

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

    As swim season arrives, the Twin Pike Family YMCA has great news for kids and parents in the Twin Pike Counties. The Twin Pike Family YMCA is the recipient of a national grant from the YMCA of the USA’s Strategic Initiatives Fund. This grant will allow the YMCA to offer 50 FREE Swimming Lessons to kids that qualify. The Twin Pike Family YMCA was one of only 110 YMCAs nationwide

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  • Louisiana farmers market starts, Eolia market suspended until fall

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:26 am


    The Farmers Market at Louisiana is underway again for the season under the chamber of commerce, but the Eolia farmers’ market has been suspended until the fall. At Louisiana, customers can come to Riverfront Park on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. The market was expanded to Wednesdays last year and proved successful. Patrons can also come on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until approximately 11:30 a.m., about the time things sell

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  • Free summer meals for kids set in June

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Louisiana R-II School district will offer free nutritious meals to all children aged 18 and younger and eligible disabled adults during the summer school program. Summer school will be held June 4-26 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the elementary, middle and high school campuses. Attendance in the summer school program is not required to participate in the free meal program. The meals will be offered four days each

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  • YMCA adult co-ed softball league registration deadline approaching

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Champions from a previous year: Back row, from left are Greg Branstetter, Joe Friday, Lee Wernowsky, Len Turner, Rick Elliott, Gary Leverenz and Tom Waite. Front row, from left are Crystal Trower-Raby, Tracy Friday, Kylah Waite, Tammy Turner, Heather Morrison-Leverenz, and Gabrielle Elliott.

    Co-ed softball is again in season. Whether you miss “suiting up” or are new to team sports, the Y’s co-ed slow pitch league provides a perfect opportunity to be active, socialize and reconnect or start fresh with a sport you love. Activities like softball serve to restore our spirits and energy, get us outdoors or test our limits. The league runs six weeks with a single elimination tournament held on

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