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A spokesperson for Boone Hospital Center declined to say if the hospital’s Centralia clinic would be affected by the hospital’s personnel cuts. However he did confirm that the clinic would be adding a new physician to its staff in August. Dr. Cathy Cody will be joining the Centralia Family Health Clinic on Aug. 1. Cody will be featured in the Fireside Guard once she begins her practice at the clinic.
If you find yourself wondering what a parked truck and a few people with high-tech-looking surveying equipment are doing on your street, wonder no more. They are electronic surveyors, employees of Midland GIS, hired by the city of Centralia to build an electronic map of the town and its utilities. Unlike a paper map, the GIS map will be electronically updateable and be able to grow with the town. They
It may soon cost more for pet owners to retrieve their furry friends from the Centralia pound. Members of the Centralia Board of Aldermen’s General Government and Public Safety Committee discussed raising animal pound fees during their June 10 meeting in Centralia City Hall. Larry Dudgeon, chief of the Centralia Police Department brought up the topic during his departmental report. He said in June 2012 they had 52 animal control
by Savannah Cooper Debt and the budget were the major issues at the first summer meeting of the Centralia R-VI School Board Monday night. After several months of discussion, the board returned to the topic of paying down district debt. Members discussed two options: paying off the MoHEFA loan, which has a balance of $262,083 and an interest rate of 2.2 percent; or paying off the bus lease, which has
Despite Friday afternoon’s stormy weather, the 2013 Centralia Anchor Festival made a lot of people happy. More than 10,000 people visited Centralia’s City Square Park the weekend of June 1, despite the threat of Friday afternoon lightning, wind, rain and hail. When the parade was cancelled for the first time in the event’s 20-plus years, said organizers, due to the possibility of hail and maybe a funnel cloud, the crowd
Playgrounds and plats took up the majority of the discussion during the May 28 meeting of the Sturgeon Board of Aldermen. Jennifer Holland made it back from the first round of the state baseball championships in time to make a presentation on erecting two playground structures in the Sturgeon city park. Holland proposed two separate structures; one for children ages two to five, the others for ages five through 12
The Sturgeon R-V School Board had to make a personnel decision during their May 30 special meeting. After contracts for the upcoming year have been signed, Marcia Kalinowski, a fifth grade teacher and Ross Dobson, who teaches middle school math, both asked that theirs be voided so they could take positions with other school districts. Dobson just finished his first year with Sturgeon and Kalinowski has taught there for eight