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Man saves heart attack victim by using CPR training

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Some quick thinking and CPR training saved the life of a Pike County man in February, according to those involved. Members of the First Christian Church in Louisiana were at a Valentines tea celebration last month when Jim “Flip” Flaherty, 77, suffered a heart attack. That’s when Mark Shade, 54, of the Louisiana area, jumped into action. “He was sitting behind me at another table and he’s had health issues,”

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  • Pike County Health Department to offer health fair on Thursday, Feb. 26

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Each year February is designated as “American Heart Month” and the Pike County Health Department is offering life-saving heart disease facts and screenings to the public. The Health Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Health Department office located in Bowling Green. Services offered include: total cholesterol including HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose (9-12 hours fasting is required for

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  • Safe donation

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

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    Louisiana Elks Lodge 791 contributed $1,000 for a new thermal imaging camera for the Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department and presented it at the Monday, Feb. 2 city council meeting. From left are: Louisiana Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Porter Elliott, Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Lesley, Captain Philip Quattrocchi, Captain Mike Chidster, and Elks Lodge Leading Knight Robert Brown. The department has raised $4,220 of $12,000 needed, according to Lesley.

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  • Sneakers and Snowflakes

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:33 am

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    There wasn’t much snow on the ground but plenty of tennis shoes at the annual Sneakers and Snowflakes run put on by the Twin Pike Family YMCA at the Louisiana riverfront on Saturday, Jan. 24. About 70 runners participated, the highest amount ever for the event, according to YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison.

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  • Louisiana considering girls swim team

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

    With the aquatic center making progress at the Twin Pike Family YMCA, Louisiana High School (LHS) is considering a girls swim team. The Louisiana R-II school board decided Tuesday, Jan. 20 to send a survey to eighth through twelfth grade girls to see if there is interest. The team would swim in the winter and could draw from area towns, according to preliminary ideas projected by LHS Activities Director Curtis

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  • Louisiana fire department seeks camera

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 9:33 am

    The Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department is asking the public to help replace a thermal imaging camera used during blazes for fire fighting safety. The existing camera is outdated and broken to the point where it can’t be repaired, according to Fire Chief Mike Lesley. The cameras can see through smoke and  darkness to find people inside burning buildings. They also tell firefighters about the  source of the fire, the integrity

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  • Texting: “It Can Wait”

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Editor’s Note: Every day teenagers die on the roadways of this country because they are distracted by texting. Those grisly statistics can change, and a Hermann, Mo., student is doing her part to see they do. St. George eighth grade student Brenna Jones is the Missouri Middle School Division winner of the “It Can Wait” campaign aimed at discouraging texting while driving. The contest was sponsored in part by the

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