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Clarksville leak loses water, board members sworn in

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

A persistent leak that water officials had trouble finding lost 900,000 gallons of treated water from the Clarksville system. The cost of the leakage is still unknown, according to Clarksville Utilities System Operator Kathy Weiss. “We found the leak on Virginia Street,” Weiss told the Clarksville Board of Aldermen on Thursday, April 17. A service line into a home was leaking into a nearby creek, causing a town reservoir to

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  • Four injured in weekend crash

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Four people from Illinois were injured in a Saturday, April 19  crash on Pike County Road 206 near Annada. Taken to area hospitals were Paully Carlton, Dana Church, Ellana Fredericks, all of Quincy, Ill.,  and driver Christopher Humberg, of Boling Brook, Ill. Humberg’s 2001 Dodge Charger hit a culvert and overturned at 4:10 a.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. See the April 23 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal

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  • Pike-Lincoln Tech rebuilding slated for May

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The rebuilding of the burned down Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia could start the first week in May if the weather permits according to Pike County R-III (Clopton) Schools Superintendent Mark Harvey. The Clopton School Board picked the low bid of just under $3.5 million from Layneco Construction Services, of O’Fallon. Phase one plans call for a new main building to house nursing, computer and technical classes. A second shop

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Clarksville restaurant rising from the ashes

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Nathalie Pettus has wasted no time raising her business out of the ashes and plans to have her new Courtyard Outdoor Restaurant open for business for Clarksville’s Diva Days on Saturday, April 26. In the days following the fire which leveled her Clarksville Station dining room, kitchen and adjacent gift shop five weeks ago, Pettus pondered rebuilding the facility. But since then, the Clarksville entrepreneur has come up with a

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  • Pike County Memorial Hospital radiology teams earns ACR accreditation

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

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

    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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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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