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

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 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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    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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  • PCMH foundation does well at ‘wonderful’ fundraiser

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Silent auction participants view items at the PCMH Foundation dinner.

    More than $50,000 was raised by the Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) Foundation at its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bowling Green. “It was a wonderful evening,” said PCMH Administrator Lorraine Harness. “It took a lot of hours of people donating their time and it turned out well,” she said. About 240 guests dined in a decorated atmosphere and bid

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  • Louisiana student gets more than candy for Halloween at assembly

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Anna Elder, center, front row, got hugs from classmates Catrina Turnbaugh, at top, Samantha Kilby, at left and Landon Haddock after it was announced that the money had come in for her wheelchair scooter attachment.

    Louisiana Elementary School students were excited before their annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 31. But they became even more excited after a special announcement assembly just before they marched in their costumes. In that assembly, fifth grade teacher Stacy Kingsley announced that the monetary goal had been reached in the Tabs for Anna campaign. It meant that fifthgrader Anna Elder will now get a Rio Firefly, a scooter type

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  • Local hospital has plan for Ebola, if needed

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:46 am

    In order to address the recent concerns about Ebola, Pike County Memorial Hospital is assuring  that they are prepared should the disease surface in our community. Preparations by the Hospital include a review of Hospital protocols to insure they follow all CDC recommendations for an infectious disease.  Refresher sessions on the use of personal protective equipment have been conducted as well as assessing and increasing the inventory of PPE. As

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  • Registrations due for YMCA events

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Youth Flag Football Clinic (Ages 6-14) and Mighty Stars Flag Football (Ages 4-5) Registrations for both programs are due Oct. 15 and the starting date is Oct. 16.  Both programs will be held at the Louisiana High School practice football field.  The cost for these programs are $25 for YMCA members and $35 for non-members. Boys and girls will be taught the fundamentals of the game by volunteer coaches in

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  • Physician returns home to serve county patients

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Dr. Brooke Colbert (left), a Clopton High School graduate, has come back to the area to serve patients in her native home region.

    Another local physician has come home to provide specialized care for patients at Pike County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brooke (Gregory) Colbert began seeing patients on Sept. 2 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana. Colbert grew up in Pike County and graduated from Clopton High School. After high school, she went on to graduate Cum Laude with her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then completed both

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