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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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  • Water boil order in west Louisiana

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    A water boil order has been issued in Louisiana for the area west of 30th Street until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the city water department. Fifth Gear was doing work in the area and a drop in water pressure forced the boil order, a department spokesperson said.

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  • Lynn’s Heritage House to observe National Assisted Living Week®

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Jenna Loveless, right, looks on as Mayor Bart Niedner signs the proclamation for National Assisted Living Week®.

    In observance of National Assisted Living Week®, Sept. 7-13, Lynn’s Heritage House will host a series of events developed as a special opportunity to bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding community to celebrate “Magic of Music.” The “Magic of Music” celebrates the role music plays in the daily lives of assisted living residents. The theme also celebrates the bonds built between residents and their families, friends, staff

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  • Health department to offer flu vaccinations

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    The Pike County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves, as well as others this flu season by being proactive and getting vaccinated. Research has proven that the single best way to prevent the flu is through receiving a flu vaccine every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccination. Due to this

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  • YMCA tumbling to begin

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Twin Pike Family YMCA will hold tumbling sessions at the YMCA on Monday nights. Mommy and Me will be from 5:30-6:15 p.m., PreK/K will be from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and sessions for grades one through three will be from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Sessions options are Sept. 8-29, Oct. 6-27, or Nov. 3-Dec. 8. For more information contact the Twin Pike Family YMCA at 573-754-4497.

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