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Stark Bro’s Operations Support Specialist, Betsy Hendrickson, right, presented Rebekka Thornton, Director of Radiology at Pike County Memorial Hospital, with a check for $425.

Stark Bro’s donates to PCMH radiology

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co. presented a check for $425 to Pike County Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department The presentation was held in front of the hospital during an intimate check presentation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. The funds were raised at an event called “Paint the Pumpkins Pink.” The event was held at Stark Bro’s Garden Center on Oct. 26 in an effort to raise awareness

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  • Bowling Green alum returns home to serve local patients

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Dr. Cole Scherder

    Another local physician has come home to provide care for patients at the Pike County Memorial Hospital clinic, Eastern Missouri Health Services. Dr. Cole Scherder grew up in Pike County and graduated from Bowling Green High School. After high school, Scherder graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he attended college, medical school and residency. Scherder is a board certified family practice physician. Recently, he moved back to Pike County

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  • Louisiana keeps license office with new leader

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Angela Butler

    Louisiana will retain its state vehicle license office in city hall now that Angela Butler has been hired as the new office manager. Last month city officials were worried the office which handles motor vehicle transactions could close. That was because the city was having trouble finding a qualified candidate for the manager’s job who was willing to accept the $10.50 per hour salary after Katherine Schilling resigned in October.

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  • Fifth Gear sold to Texas firm

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Shipping firm Fifth Gear, which has two major plants in Louisiana, has been sold to Speed Commerce Inc., of Dallas, Texas. The sale for $55 million in cash and stock considerations was announced Monday, Nov. 24 in a press release. Neither Fifth Gear or Speed Commerce corporate media representatives returned phone calls to the Press-Journal by deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 25. “They’ve said they have every intention of staying,” Louisiana

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  • Aquatic center taking shape

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Workers built forms for concrete last week as work on the new pool at the YMCA progressed. Workers at the bottom of the photo are building the form for the long, sloping pool entrance for disabled people.

    Excavation is almost complete for the new indoor pool at the Twin Pike Family YMCA in Louisiana and the project is on schedule. “We’re hoping for a July 1 completion date,” said YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison last week. “They’re working hard in the cold weather.” Once Love and Sons of Louisiana is done with the excavation, windows will be set and a large tarp will be placed upon the

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  • Mercantile Bank earns national recognition

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    The Mercantile Bank of Louisiana was recently recognized as one of the “Top 200 Healthiest Banks in the United States” by DepositAccounts.com. Each year the website evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the country, approximately 6,500 nationwide.  Each institution is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score. Only 11 banks

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  • Stark Bro’s hosts Paint the Pumpkins Pink event

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Katelyn Watts (left), a member of the Louisiana High School Interact Club, assisted Paint the Pumpkins Pink Coordinator Betsy Hendrickson (right) at the registration table.

    Organizers of the Stark Garden Center “Paint the Pumpkins Pink” event couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. The sunny afternoon helped to attract nearly 50 participants of all ages for this first-time event, which was held in one of the greenhouses located on the Stark Garden Center property. The event was held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Participants paid a small registration fee, which provided them with a

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