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Sneakers and Snowflakes

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:33 am

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 The existing camera is outdated and broken to the point where it can’t be repaired, according to Fire Chief Mike Lesley.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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  • Pregnancy resource center discussed

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    In November, a group of concerned citizens of Pike County met to discuss the possibility of a Pregnancy Help Center in the area. On Jan. 5, 2015, at 7 p.m., this group will welcome Joe Dalton, from the Rolla area, who has been instrumental in the planning and opening of several pregnancy resource centers in Missouri. Dalton and his wife have run the Pregnancy Resource Center in Rolla for the

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  • Hospice volunteers with PC Health Department enjoy Christmas gathering

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

    The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice group hosted its annual volunteer Christmas party recently at Saints Avenue Cafe.

    The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice held its annual hospice volunteer Christmas party and dinner at Saints Avenue Café recently. Approximately 35 volunteers and guests were in attendance. Volunteer Chip Traynor gave the blessing prior to the meal. While Volunteer Coordinator Donna Ellison and Administrator Christopher Deeken gave thanks and presented gifts. The Hospice Volunteers of the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice provide many

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  • PCHD signs WIC contract for 2015

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The Pike County Health Department has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2015 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Pike County Health Department will be able to serve 525 persons eligible for WIC every month. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program providing services to

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