Friday, April 3, 2020

2nd Individual tests positive for COVID-19 in Henry County Missouri

April 3, 2020 Clinton, Missouri –The Henry County Health Center has received notification of the second confirmed case in Henry County Missouri.

The patient is a 41-year-old male. There is no travel related with this patient. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Henry County to two.

The Henry County Health Center staff are working to contact any individuals that have had close contact with the patient and will monitor for symptoms to assist in containing spread.

“We will be working closely with our state partners as well as our local hospital to quickly identify and respond to anyone who may need to self-isolate due to close contact with this individual,” said Peggy Bowles, administrator of the Henry County Health Center. “It is even more vital that all Henry County residents follow the new Stay at Home Order handed down by our Governor this evening.”

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and DHSS. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website at and the DHSS website at

Jackwagon BBQ will temporarily close effective April 5th

To our loyal customers and friends. We are sorry to announce that Jackwagon BBQ will temporarily close effective April 5th. Our sales just aren’t enough to support day to day operations at this point. Our goal is to re-open once we are able to open the whole restaurant to our customers.

On behalf of our staff and our family, we thank you and hope to see you in a couple weeks. Please pray for our staff, our community and all our small businesses. Remember God is still in control and we are all in this together. The Andersons.

Governor Parson Issues Statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order to Control, Contain, and Combat COVID-19

Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.
If you have questions about what precautions you should take, please visit [], or call our 24/7 hotline at 877-435-8411.

To watch the Governor’s press conference, please click here.
The Order explicitly states that individuals currently residing within the state of Missouri shall avoid leaving their homes or places of residence unless necessary.

“First and foremost, I want everyone to know that I love this state and the people of this state,” Governor Parson said. “The people of this great state clearly define who we are in Missouri, and as Governor, I have no greater responsibility than to protect the health, well-being, and safety of all Missourians.”

In order to protect public health and prevent the further spread of COVID-19, Governor Parson’s Order includes specific guidance for staying home, social distancing, businesses and employees, schools, restaurants, firearm sales, and state government buildings.

Among other guidelines, the Order requires the following:

  • Individuals currently residing within the state of Missouri shall avoid leaving their homes or places of residence.
  • All individuals in the state of Missouri shall avoid social gatherings of more than ten (10) people.
  • All public and charter schools must remain closed for the duration of the Order.
  • Any entity that does not employ individuals to perform essential worker functions, as set forth in guidance provided by the federal government, shall adhere to the limitations on social gatherings and social distancing.
  • Any entity that employs individuals to perform essential worker functions, and that is engaged in retail sales to the public, shall limit the number of individuals in any particular retail location as follows:
    • Twenty-five (25) percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft²);
    • Ten (10) percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft²) or more.

The Order does not prohibit Missourians from accessing essential services, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, or engaging in outdoor recreation, provided that necessary precautions are taken and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including observing the social gathering and social distancing requirements set forth in the Order.

The Order shall be observed throughout the state and enforced by all local and state health authorities. Local public health authorities are directed to carry out and enforce the provisions of the Order by any legal means.

“There comes a time when we have to make major sacrifices in our lives. Many of us make sacrifices each and every day, but now more than ever, we must all make sacrifices,” Governor Parson said. “This is not about any one individual person. This is about our families, friends, neighbors, and the entire state of Missouri. For the sake of all Missourians, be smart, be responsible, and stay home, Missourians.”

As of today, Missouri has 2,113 positive COVID-19 cases out of 24,727 tested in a total population of 6 million Missourians. This data shows that 8.5 percent of those tested have been positive.
Of the 8.5 percent of Missouri citizens who have tested positive, approximately 22 percent have required hospitalization. This means the remaining 78 percent are recovering at home or have already recovered.

Missouri has at least one positive case in 76 of Missouri’s 114 counties. Over half of the total positive cases are in St. Louis region. 

Also as of today, Missouri has 19 COVID-19 related deaths. Based on the state's current data, Missouri's death rate is still below one percent. 

To view the full “Stay Home Missouri” Order, please see attachment. For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website at and the DHSS website at

Showers Moving Out This Evening

Winter'ish weather returned briefly today, but not to worry...spring returns for the weekend. In the meantime, make sure to cover any sensitive vegetation tonight as temperatures will remain near to several degrees below freezing.

From the Vernon County Health Clinic

As of 3:28 PM on 4/3/2020 Vernon County has 0 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The Vernon County Health Department and the Vernon County Commission has issued a Stay at Home Order that goes into effect April 4, 2020 at 12:01 AM lasting through April 25, 2020 at 12:01 AM. That means you should only be leaving your house if you’re an essential employee, or you are picking up essential goods like food, medication and supplies. You’re encouraged to go outside to exercise, as long as you’re practicing social distancing, and not gathering in groups of more than 10 people. Travel is not impeded. Most businesses and services are available to remain open.

Restaurants will still be open for delivery and curbside pickup.

It is NOT saying you can’t leave your house and it is NOT a lock down.

News from Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Obituary -Howard Donald Bailey

Howard “Don” Bailey, age 78, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

At this time a celebration of Don’s life will be held on a later date.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278