EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – A COVID-19 outbreak is being addressed in Excelsior Springs, a different outbreak shut down sports camps in Lawson and the number of Ray County cases jumped by more than 50% in a week.
JEFFERSON CITY – Vaccinations given to Missouri children since the COVID-19 pandemic began are down. The number of vaccinations given to children 18 years or younger in April fell 50% compared to April 2019.
LIBERTY – Election leaders in Clay and Ray counties said they plan to safeguard the public against COVID-19 during the primary elections Tuesday, but they will not require voters to wear masks. CLAY COUNTY Although there is a public health mandate to wear masks in public in Clay County, election officials in neither county will require masks for those exercising the right to vote.
WASHINGTON – Bovine respiratory disease, one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year, according to Purdue University.
RICHMOND – All of the county-level Aug. 4 primary races in Ray County are uncontested; there is primary competition for some Clay County offices; rivals are plentiful for statewide and General Assembly seats; and voters statewide will decide a proposed Missouri Constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid.
RICHMOND – The public said no to early release for the so-called “toxic pharmacist,” Robert Courtney, and the Bureau of Prisons did an about-face. From Clay County, Courtney diluted life-saving cancer and other drugs with his for-profit scam, much like the stereotype of a butcher putting his thumb on a meat scale.