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To date, more than 540,000 vaccinated Missourians have entered the MO VIP, Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine incentive program, for a shot at $10,000. Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of the statewide program on July 21. Approximately 45,000 Missourians have entered to win since the date …

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On September 10, Governor Mike Parson announced that his administration will reject the Biden Administration's attempt to enforce an unconstitutional, federal vaccine mandate for Missourians and private businesses. The Office of the Governor has been in communication with leadership from the…

Hannibal Regional has administered nearly 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations, using both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.  Currently Hannibal Regional is scheduling first dose appointments for the Pfizer vaccine at hannibalregional.org, with dates of April 20, 27 and May 4.  Individuals may a…

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The times are uncertain. Guidelines change from day to day, numbers increase or decrease around us almost hourly. Isolation and quarantine could be right around the corner for anyone. Benefits available for employers, employees and questions continue, the same as bills and financial burdens …

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The times are uncertain. Guidelines change from day to day, numbers increase or decrease around us almost hourly. Isolation and quarantine could be right around the corner for anyone. Benefits available for employers, employees and questions continue, the same as bills and financial burdens …

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Yesterday, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson both tested positive for COVID-19. The First Lady was tested Wednesday morning after experiencing mild symptoms. Although the Governor was not experiencing any symptoms, he was tested as well and received a positive result. At this…

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The Monroe City Manor Care Center is taking donations for their residents. The manor, which has been following COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines since first enforced could use the community’s help providing activities and comfort for those living there.

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On August 3, Monroe City R-1 School District Superintendent Tony DeGrave met with Governor Mike Parson to discuss the current issues of how the district has been effected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meeting was held in Kirksville at 5 p.m. at the Kirksville Primary School for Northeast Are…

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Monroe County Health Department announces three positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The cases are NOT travel-related and two of the patients are quarantined at home.  One patient is hospitalized.  As of August 4, Monroe County has 7 active cases and 14 recovered cases of COVID-1…

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Monroe County Health Department is announcing three additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The cases are NOT travel-related.   The county has 10 recovered cases and a total of 6 active cases of COVID-19 at this time.

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Monroe County Health Department is announcing its ninth positive case and four probable cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  These cases are not travel-related and the patients are quarantined at home.  An active probable case is defined as a symptomatic close contact of a confirmed posit…

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Monroe County Health Department is announced its sixth positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of today July 9.  The case is travel-related and the patient is quarantined at home. The first case was announced on May 25. This is the first travel related case in Monroe County, with th…

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and researchers at the University of Missouri – Columbia are collaborating on a statewide project to test domestic wastewater for genetic markers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.…

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The Monroe City Food Pantry is receiving a weekly supply of fresh produce to distribute locally. Volunteer Devyn Timbrook shared, “The Food Pantry will offer the fresh produce to all households each week as long as it’s available.” For the past two weeks, the pantry has been able to distribu…

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More than twenty local women have continued to spread their ability to give by volunteering their time and skills. Together, they are helping to provide safer environments for anyone needing a face mask during the pandemic of COVID-19. The women formed the group Masks for MC. They have been …

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The Board of Alderman discussed the possibly of customers not being able to pay their utility bills related to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on April 23. Customers needing additional time to pay their utilities will have to make contact with the City to discuss a payment plan.

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson has signed Executive Order 20-09 which extends the state of emergency through June 15, 2020.  Governor Parson will introduce the reopening order next week, which will take effect on Monday, May 4.

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COVID-19 update for April 23: 6,321 positive patients. We are saddened to report we have lost 218 Missourians to COVID-19.

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In recent weeks, Mary Lou Dawson, like many of us, has found herself feeling a little more lonely than before.  Mary Lou’s husband passed away Feb 2, 2014 and since, she has take care of her yard work alone.  Expressing how she loves to mow, but just cant get in there and rake much anymore. …

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As Monroe County and the surrounding counties continue to practice social distancing, the Monroe County Health Department continues to report zero confirmed cases of COVID-19. The two adjoining counties of Shelby and Ralls have had one confirmed case each, which are now recovered.

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Utility assistance was the topic of discussion for the Board of Alderman at the April 9 City Council meeting. The meeting was held in regular session via Zoom. The council discussed options for utility customers facing hardships due to reduced income related to COVID-19.

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Monroe City was bumper to bumper on Saturday evening, as community members were “Cruising for a Cause” along the old cruise strip. The Monroe City Food Pantry collected a trailer full of food items and approximately $760 in donations. The event was organized by several community members, who…

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Joe and Debbie Timbrook will continue their giving generosity this Easter for many youth, despite the social distancing guidelines. Although they have had to cancel the popular Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, they still made a way to pass out Easter Baskets to the area youth in Monroe City. The …

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The Monroe City R-1 Cafeteria staff continue to provide breakfast and lunch to school age children each day Monday-Friday. The meals are passed out curbside. Each vehicle pulls up to the front entrance of the high school and is handed a meal from 10-11 a.m.

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In the midst of need and limited supply, several local women have put their sewing skills to work to help provide healthy safe environments for those working on the front lines during the pandemic of COVID-19. Together, JoLynn Yates, Debbie Cook, Antonia Maloney, Debbie Quinn and Charletta W…

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The Board of Alderman and City Officials met during a special meeting held via the internet over Zoom to discuss the standing of Arcadia Metalcraft and the pandemic of COVID-19. The council was unable to take any votes for the evening lacking a full quorum. Present for the meeting was Alderm…