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National Guard deploys to fight spread of virus

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JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri National Guard has been mobilized where needed to assist communities in this state that are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to be perfectly clear: This is not about putting Missouri under martial law. This is a planning stage operation to provide more assistance to Missourians and increase our capacity to deploy resources quickly. The Guard will play a major role in supporting state and local communities, ” Missouri National Guard Brig. Gen. Levon Cumpton said

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SAM & VERNON

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RICHMOND – “Gifted.” “Multi-talented.” “Fun.” “Entertaining.” “Faithfilled.”

These are some of the words that describe a performance by Brent Vernon and his sidekick Sam. Both will perform free in the Richmond United Methodist Church sanctuary at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 17. Vernon said he will do a little singing, work with Sam a little and sing a little more. He has written numerous songs reflecting faith and the joy of God’s work.

YOUTHFUL CREATIVITY

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Suffrage to Statecraft ‘opens’ at Center for Missouri Studies

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COLUMBIA – The State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage with the free, collaborative exhibition, Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft, at the society’s art gallery, Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm St., Columbia.
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Look after physical, mental health in this crisis

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Daily life has changed to an amazing degree in the last few weeks. As individuals and communities work to contain the spread of COVID-19, one major adjustment for most of us personally is that we now spend much more time at home. This form of physical distancing, or sheltering in place, limits contact between people, which can help curb the infection’s spread.