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Louisiana woman gets five years probation

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Michele L. Branham, 28, of Louisiana, has received five years probation in Pike County Circuit Court for endangering the welfare of a child. Branham was arrested last June during a drug sting operation across the county. She admitted that a minor was in her home while a boyfriend was selling cocaine, according to court records. For the full story, see the Dec. 24 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Donut shop owner arrested on drug charge

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Shaun Ross

    A Louisiana donut shop owner with a pending charge of pushing a woman down a steep flight of stairs was arrested last week for possession of drugs. Shaun Cabot Ross, 54, owner of Daybreak Donuts and Diner, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana during a Tuesday, Dec. 9 traffic stop. Ross was driving on Georgia Street near Kelly Lane in Louisiana when he was pulled over for having

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  • Car hits cow, Annada woman injured

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Amber R. Williams, 22, of Annada, suffered minor injuries Sunday, Dec. 14 when her vehicle struck a cow on Hwy. H. For the full story, see the Dec. 17 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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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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Guest Editorial

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

This is the next column in  a series looking at the current issues engaged by local government.  The initial parts focused on an overview of the City of Louisiana’s top three priorities: economic development, infrastructure, and better government. The subsequent parts focus on more specific initiatives and programs addressing those priorities. Wholesale Water Rates The city of Louisiana has had a difficult time evaluating and establishing its policies for wholesale

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    One of the reasons the United States is strong is that its inhabitants can make a buck off of anything. We proved that when the early settlers bought Manhattan for trinkets from the Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase gave us one-fourth of our eventual land mass for $15 million, less than $250 million in today’s dollars. But Americans eventually moved on beyond one-sided land transactions to actual products. Although they

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    In 1971, I went west to Washington for the summer and worked in the pea fields for the Green Giant company near Walla Walla. There were guys from all over the country working the harvest and also a guy from Iran. He was a very angry person. When the talk turned to politics, he would mock us for wanting peace in the world and particularly in Vietnam. He made fun

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