Leala McClurg received blood, platelets
during & after child birth
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (March 5, 2014) – Leala McClurg says she probably would not be alive today if not for the quick action of medical professionals and the lifesaving blood donations from strangers she’ll likely never meet. After four surgeries and nearly a month in the hospital in the fall of 2013, McClurg is asking the community to help patients in need by giving blood at two blood drives in her honor in March.
McClurg visited the hospital in October for a pregnancy check-up prior to her expected delivery date in early November. While there, McClurg’s placenta broke, prompting doctors to perform an emergency C-section surgery. The baby was fine but McClurg was not out of the woods yet; further complications including respiratory failure and the temporary shutdown of her kidneys ultimately resulted in four surgeries and a medically induced coma. During her nearly month-long stay in the hospital, McClurg received more than 50 units of blood and platelets.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Tuesday, February 25th 2014 State Representative Jim Hansen made his way to the Secretary of State’s Office to file for re-election. “My wife Cindy and I, along with my family, have been overwhelmed by the support we have received over the last two years”, Hansen said. “It truly has been an honor to serve as the Representative for all of the great people in the 40th District. Over the last two years I have had the opportunity to meet so many new people that I am no proud to call friends. The ability to meet so many neighbors from all corners of the district and work to address their concerns truly makes this job worth it.”
When asked what his greatest accomplishment was in his first term, Hansen pointed to his success in securing funds for the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center. “Getting the $1million secured for Pike-Lincoln in my first year was truly something I will never forget. That money will lead to a better technical education for students throughout the district. The success my office has had on working with constituents on specific issues has also been very rewarding”, Hansen said.
Jim Hansen was elected in 2012 and currently resides in Frankford with his wife Cindy.
This week started off on a low point when, Monday February 24th, my childhood home in Frankford was completely destroyed by fire. After a week reflecting on all the great memories and time spent there with Mom, Doc, and my brother Bob I truly feel blessed. Please join me in keeping the current owners, The Marks Family, in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Bowling Green R-I
Pike County (Clopton) R-III
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center
Pike Nutrition Centers is closed. No home deliveries.
Pike Shop in Bowling Green is closed.
Louisiana Chamber luncheon is postponed until next Monday.
Clopton Elementary basketball tournament for tonight is postponed. First round games will be played Tuesday night.
The Bowling Green VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting for tonight is canceled.
Another major winter storm will enter Missouri this evening, bringing freezing rain, sleet, snow and bitterly cold temperatures. Due to expected hazardous conditions, the Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a "no travel advisory" starting tonight and extending through Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Monday. This storm will will impact travel across the entire state, with a chance for up to 10 inches of snow in the Kansas City area and northeast portion of the state. The rest of the state will have lesser amounts of snow but could have more ice accumulation and high winds.
Class 2 District 5 - Clopton
Girls: Clopton, 72 vs. South Shelby, 47
The Clopton Lady Hawks will now play Wednesday in Sectional action in Highland against Knox County.
Boys: Canton, 63 vs. Louisiana, 61
Class 2 District 4 - New Haven
Girls: New Haven, 44 vs. Elsberry, 32
Boys: New Haven, 55 vs. Elsberry, 44
Class 3 District 7 - Highland
Girls: Palmyra, 50 vs. Brookfield, 46
Boys: Palmrya, 72 vs. Highland, 51
The 4-H Springfest has been postponed until March 16.
Bowling Green, 53 vs. Community R-VI, 34
Macon, 41 vs. Louisiana, 39: Player of the Game - Allison Lawson, Louisiana
Louisiana, 53 vs. Macon, 49: Player of the Game - Daylon Greene
The Louisiana Bulldogs are sole Clarence Cannon Conference Champions
Bowling Green, 50 vs. Community R-VI, 48
Clopton, 73 vs. Wellsville, 60
Clopton is co-EMO Conference Champions with Community R-VI and Elsberry