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Health center adopts Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in county

The Morgan County Health Center board of directors, Wednesday, Feb. 12, approved an ordinance officially implementing a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) for Morgan County. The program is designed to prevent and help reduce the number of opioid-involved deaths in the area. The PDMP serves to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of schedule II, III,

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Laurie approves emergency water plan

by Janet Dabbs The Laurie Board of Aldermen approved an emergency operation plan for the city’s public water system at their Tuesday, Feb. 11 meeting. The plan includes system information, emergency contact numbers, chain of command, and events that constitute an emergency, including earthquakes, floods, high winds, ice storms, drought, terrorism, and construction accidents. The

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R-II hires interim super

The Morgan County R-II School District Board of Education has hired Sid Doerhoff as an interim superintendent, to complete the 2019-2020 school year, following the departure of Joyce Ryerson. Ryerson and the board signed a separation agreement Jan. 24. Doerhoff will work part-time until a permanent superintendent is hired. Doerhoff is from St. Elizabeth and

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