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R-II board not eager to arm staff

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Don’t look for Louisiana R-2 School District teachers or administrators to be carrying firearms any time soon. In a lengthy discussion about arming school staff members at the Oct. 20 board meeting, board members came to a consensus that it was not a good idea. Instead, the board agreed to keep looking at ways to increase security internally. Arming school staff members has been on the American conscience because of

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  • Letter to city puts focus on what to do with jail

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:39 am

    A recent letter to the City of Louisiana from its insurance carrier has officials looking at how to deal with city jail inmates. Meadowbrook Insurance didn’t threaten to raise the city’s insurance rates in the letter, but did voice concerns about the jail “due to our inadequate staffing,” according to City Administrator Bob Jenne, who got the hint. Currently, inmates are watched by dispatchers but Meadowbrook thinks they lack proper

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  • IndianHawks win, Louisiana loses

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Final scores for Friday, Oct. 17: Clopton-Elsberry-20, Wright City-0. Highland-29, Louisiana-14. For details and photos, see the Oct. 22 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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Pike County Dairy Queens dodge thieves

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:06 am

The Dairy Queen restaurants in Louisiana and Bowling Green were not affected by a recent attack by hackers that captured some customer credit or debit card information, according to the firm’s website. Hackers using malware got information from 17 stores in Missouri and 19 in Illinois, but not from the two restaurants in Pike County, or the ones in Vandalia or Hannibal. “The affected systems contained customers’ names, payment card

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  • State bumps grain haul weight limits 10 percent

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Due to the bumper crop of corn and soybeans in Missouri and recent rains which interrupted harvest, MoDOT and Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday, Oct. 16 that grain trucks will be allowed to haul 10 percent more than their licensed weight. The heavier loads will not be allowed on Missouri interstates but will be on all other roads and highways. However, all posted weight limits for bridges must be adhered

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  • Louisiana chamber, county tourism board bind to attract state ad dollars

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s and Convention Bureau Director Chris Koetters has added a number of brochures to travelers coming through Louisiana.

    The Louisiana Visitor’s and Convention Bureau (LVCB) is bonding with the Pike County Tourism Commission to obtain more advertising dollars from the state of Missouri. LVCB and Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Director Chris Koetters will be the conduit to get co-op advertising funds from the Missouri Department of Tourism. The $4,000 the consortium is shooting for would double the county tourist board’s advertising budget, Koetters said recently. The funds would

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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

It’s always great to report positive things about the community. In this line of work, there’s plenty of negative. There are those who think the Press-Journal gravitates to the negative on purpose to sell newspapers, which is absolute poppycock. We report what comes down the pike, pun intended, whether it be good, bad, ugly or indifferent. Fortunately, the good news has been flowing in recent weeks and again, it’s great

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

    There are several things piquing my interest this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• Is there anything I can possibly do through the Louisiana Press-Journal to add to Ebola virus mania? From the sounds of the TV pundits, we’re all going to die next week and by God, somebody’s going to pay. It’s understandable when TV overloads coverage of a major event, like the bombing at the

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    You know you’re getting old when five people at your high school reunion say: “Who are you? I forgot my glasses and I can’t read your name tag.” Pause. “Oh hi, Dave. You haven’t changed a bit.” With that I just took off my name tag at the recent Kirkwood High Class of 1969’s 45th reunion, and let them start guessing. Several women who guessed correctly said, “You look the

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