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Building a salon

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Phillip Francis, of Louisiana, throwing dirt, was busy building a hair salon in the 100 block of Georgia Street last week near Riverfront Park. Francis said he will erect a 24-by-44, one-story building for a business for himself and fiance Bobbie Calvin. Francis hopes to be open by the end of April. Helping Francis get ready to pour footings was Tim Johnson.

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  • Mayor Niedner pleads for new Mississippi River bridge

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner made it clear to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission last week that a new Hwy. 54 bridge at Louisiana is not just a local need, but a statewide one. In testimony before the commission on Tuesday, March 10 in Jefferson City, Niedner said the Champ Clark Bridge needs to be replaced because the alternative is to close it. “The Champ Clark Bridge is a route

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  • YMCA raising rates to pay for pool, programs

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Wilson Pools was pouring concrete last week for the new YMCA aquatic center.

    The Twin Pike YMCA is planning to increase rates to help  run the new aquatic center and more programs when the renovated complex opens in July. YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison said the rates will increase starting July 1 and will go into effect with the June 25 automatic payment schedule. The family rate will increase to $45 from $37. A single-parent family will increase to $36 from $30. Individuals

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  • Changing of the guard at PCMH: Harness giving reins to new CEO Selle

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Outgoing PCMH Administrator Lorraine Harness shares a moment with her successor, Justin Selle.

    After 17 years at Pike County Memorial Hospital, Lorraine Harness will step down from the helm on Friday, March 13. Her replacement as administrator for Pike County’s only hospital will be Jason Selle, who has been working in transition with Harness since July. In her five years as chief financial officer and then 12 more as PCMH’s administrator there have been “immense changes,” Harness said Monday, March 9. “The biggest

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  • Bank honors Cordes

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Nancy Cordes, left, receives a gift certificate from Amber Shafer, president of the Bank of Louisiana.

    Nancy M. Cordes was presented with a gift certificate awarding her a 10 day trip/cruise of her choice in honor of 30 years of continuous loyal service with Bank of Louisiana. Cordes was hired as a bank teller in January 1985. As a teller, she carries out various transactions for the customers such as accepting deposits, disbursing cash withdrawals, verifying and cashing checks, cross-selling additional bank services, and receiving and

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  • Provenance Project brings commerce

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:04 am

    The old ASL Pewter business is gone but it will soon be replaced by an Italian restaurant in downtown Louisiana.

    When the Louisiana City Council and mayor’s office were sifting through economic development ideas last year, they dusted off an old one that is already reaping benefits. The Provenance Project first used to attract artisans to Pike County more than 20 years ago was resurrected by the Louisiana Economic Development Committee last August. The idea was to attract artisans again and businesses to empty storefronts through a new project called

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  • Jenkins earns promotion

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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    Ashley Jenkins has filled the position of Broker-Associate with Penrod Real Estate, LLC, after recently completing a broker licensure exam. Jenkins has been a full-time salesperson with the Louisiana-based real estate firm since 2012. As a lifetime resident of Pike County, she is also knowledgeable about the area. Jenkins is a Director of the East Central Board of Realtors, a member of the National Association of Realtors and Missouri Association

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