September 2020

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COVID-19 NUMBERS GROW

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WEEK AGO, Missouri topped 100,000 COVID-19 cases; and this week, the nation surpassed 200,000 deaths, based on records kept by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. Based on 118,000 reported Missouri cases and 1,743 deaths, better than 1 out of every 100 people in this state who get the virus, or 1.4%, dies. The number of cases in Clay County, 3,704, vs. the number of virus deaths in the county, 54, show 1.45% of those who get the virus in Clay die. Ray County, sharing a border with Clay County, has recorded 158 cases with no deaths.
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Heat can wreck roads

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JEFFERSON CITY – Although not as dramatic as the name would imply, pavement “blowups” are the summer’s version of potholes. Blowups are created by a combination of moisture, Blowups are created by a combination of moisture, weakening pavement and temperatures consistently reaching 90 degrees or more across the state, the Missouri Department of Transportation stated.