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Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off annual drive for area agencies

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

The Buffalo Township United Fund (BTUF) kicked off its annual drive for 14 local area agencies last week with a goal of reaching $35,000. The BTUF gathered $28,000 last year, short of its goal, but still well-needed funds for the agencies that range from Girl Scouts to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and the Louisiana Area Historical Museum. The year got off to a good start when Charlie and Mary

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  • New Louisiana mayor, council promise openness

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Outgoing Louisiana Mayor Tom Wallace gave outgoing city council members, from left, Larry White, Jim Wood and Monroe Elliott certificates of appreciation at their last meeting on Monday, April 14.

    Louisiana’s new city council members and Mayor Bart Niedner promised more transparent governing after being sworn in on Monday, April 14. They also outlined initial priorities for the city. Those priorities included economic development, infrastructure and beautification among others. “The top thing for me is to empower you,” Niedner told the board. Louisiana government has swung too far toward the authority of the mayor, Niedner said, and the council should

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  • Buffalo Township United Fund kicks off campaign

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The Buffalo Township United Fund kicked off its 2014 campaign at a special breakfast held at the Seton Center on Thursday, April 10. Charlie and Mary Perkins of Trailerman Trailers immediately donated $5,000 to the fund that goes to all local organizations, like Head Start, Kids in Motion and the Pike County Council on Aging. No donated money leaves the area and administrative costs are less than one percent. The

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PCMH radiology team members include, from the left, Shane Jennings, Meredith Hipes, Rebekka Thornton, Michelle Garrison and Kenny Kallash.

Pike County Memorial Hospital radiology teams earns ACR accreditation

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Pike County Memorial Hospital has, again, been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning – sometimes called CAT scanning – is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient

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  • PCMH welcomes Cunningham to staff

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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    Pike County Memorial Hospital has named Kim Cunningham the new Director of Materials Management. Cunningham has an extensive background in medical equipment/supplies and brings a wealth of knowledge to PCMH. She started with PCMH in September 2013 and accepted the new position in February.

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  • Clean Line picks proposed path north of Pike County for power line

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Clean Line energy announced last week that its proposed Grain Belt Express power line will not pass through Pike County. In a statement issued Wednesday, March 26, Clean Line selected a route that will go through eight Missouri counties, Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe and Ralls. That route is north of the second choice route which went through Pike County south of Bowling Green and just north of

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Congratulations to those who won in the April 8 Louisiana municipal election and a large thank you to those who didn’t but still attempted to serve. The Louisiana City Council now has a good mix of ages,  experience and expertise. Frankly, they are going to need it to bring the city back to prominence and avert the petty bickering that plagued the board in recent years. New mayor Bart Niedner

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Laws written to address certain problems some times sound good initially but turn out to be failures down the line. Last week, a Missouri Senate subcommittee voted 29-4 for a substitute bill that would eliminate the lifetime ban for food stamp eligibility for drug felons. Under the current law, offenders can’t qualify for food stamps with a felony drug conviction which sounds fair enough, particularly to those who don’t take

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I don’t watch C-SPAN very often. I’d rather eat dry toast in a sand storm than follow some obscure Congressional subcommittee on the tube. But I was flipping through the channels recently and a C-SPAN show from the White House caught my eye and undivided interest. The show was a taped ceremony of President Obama rewarding 24 veterans with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor

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