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U.S. News & World Report: Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide

Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U. S. News & World Report’s annual list of top hospitals published online recently. In addition, Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country. Mayo more on this story...  


PMC recognizes neurosurgery department

Every year, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) observes Neurosurgery Awareness Month in August. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) takes this opportunity to recognize its neurosurgery department for the positive impact it has on patient care. PMC’s neurosurgeons, Dr. Duane Densler and Dr. Norman Mayer, use more on this story...  


Helping your baby to learn

It might seem that your baby learns something new every day. In fact, every experience — from cuddling before nap time to listening to a sibling’s chatter — helps your baby learn more about his or her world. As your baby grows and changes, you might more on this story...  


PMC Employees Off The Clock: Downtrend rocks!

Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) employee Josh Crum likes to kick back on the weekends after a hard week of work. Relaxing is not in the picture, though, as he changes focus to manager and performer in the hard rock band, Downtrend. “I grew up more on this story...  


  

AFib patient praises PMC’s Dr. Antimisiaris for heart care

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist Michael Antimisiaris, MD, has been treating heart conditions in Pikeville since 2009.   Recently, he received a letter from patient Mark Mounts of Matewan, W. Va. , praising him for the care he received at PMC. “I just more on this story...  


PMC offers stroke support group for families, caregivers

Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Primary Stroke Center is among the top stroke programs in the state. Its goal is to deliver effective care with cutting-edge technology.  The Primary Stroke Center now offers a stroke support group for family and caregivers of PMC’s stroke patients. more on this story...  


Never too late to get fit

Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight, and even boost your self-esteem. And the benefits are yours for the more on this story...  


PMC welcomes Dr. Mike McClain

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Mike McClain, DO, anesthesiologist. Dr. McClain received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He earned his medical degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. more on this story...  


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Community News


Community Spotlight: Tight spending habits pay big dividends

DELBARTON, W. Va. — Delbarton Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) Chief Robert Hunt said counting pennies during tough economic times in southern West Virginia has paid big dividends for his firefighters and the community. The department welcomed “Rescue 203,” a 2007 International rescue truck this past Saturday, ending more on this story...  


Pike County Bowl financial boost for area schools

PIKEVILLE — A sure sign of football season is the annual Pike County Bowl media and coaches luncheon. It’s the official kickoff to another exciting year for schools. Bowl games serve as a great resource for financial support of the county’s six high schools. more on this story...  


67th Annual Magnolia Fair — Aug. 22-27: Lineup announced for this year’s event

MATEWAN, W. Va. — One of West Virginia’s most historic towns is set to host one of the longest running events of its kind when the 67th annual Magnolia Fair opens next week. The fair, which was first held on Aug. 1, 1949, will run Aug. more on this story...  


  

BACKPACKING AROUND THE WORLD: Pikeville native’s passion for travel comes full circle

Pikeville native Cassie Huff is chasing her childhood dreams. Huff, who is currently a Public Health student at the University of Kentucky (UK), is backpacking her way around the world. “As a child, I was fascinated by those who were different than me,” more on this story...  


YMCA’s reading program to begin

PIKEVILLE — A strong education background helps prepare a child for the rest of his or her  life. The Pikeville-Area YMCA is gearing up to start its Kindergarten readiness program on Aug. 22. The program is free to anyone wanting to participate, and will be more on this story...  


Online survey for deer hunters

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources encourages deer hunters to participate in a new online survey about deer hunting and management in Kentucky. The survey is available at http://www. research. net/r/KYDeerInput2016 through Sept. 9. “We’ve not surveyed our hunters in a more on this story...  


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Obituaries


Obituaries

Georgia Fugate, 70, of Martin died Aug. 10. Funeral service Aug. 14. Burial, Fugate Stone Family Cemetry, Louisa. Dorothy Sue Branham, 79, of Prestonsburg died Aug. 9. Funeral service Aug. 12. Burial, Wills Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg. Dorothy Sue Branham, more on this story...  

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Sports


High School Soccer: Pirates strike quickly, top Blackcats

GOODY — Belfry scored three goals in a span of three minutes in the second half to pull away and beat Prestonsburg, 4-2, in a match played at Massey Energy Field on Aug. 16. Wilson Harris finished with two goals ignite the win. Christian more on this story...  


Beverly captures All ‘A’; headed to state tourney

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley High School’s Jacob Beverly’s dedication and hard work on the golf course has landed him at the top of his game. The Wildcat junior shot a round of 72 this past Monday at Paintsville Country Club to win the All “A” more on this story...  


  

Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: FRIDAY NIGHT Sports “R” Us Kickoff Classic Letcher Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Pike Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) Site: Cougar Field Kickoff: more on this story...  


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Chaplains Corner


Stand firm

Once, I was visiting a patient with a number of medical problems who felt as though they were being punished by God.   One problem got better only to be replaced with another.    During our conversation, I had an opportunity to remind the patient of the life of Job.   Job more on this story...

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