July 2020

National virus strategy still needed

The government has blown the response to the coronavirus, COVID-19, but there is time to hit the reset button. The first mistake: America was not prepared. The nation’s leaders did not have masks, ventilators and other health supplies warehoused in adequate numbers for a pandemic. Buying and warehousing such items is costly. But the public now knows the greater cost is failing to stockpile health staples.
In-page image(s)

Pamela Ann Heflin

Pamela Ann Heflin, age 69, of Richmond, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Liberty Hospital. Pam was born and raised in Orrick, Missouri, the daughter of Euel and Blanche (Tucker) Woods. Pam worked for Wilcox Electric Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, for several years where she assembled electronics. From there, she worked for and retired from Lear Corporation. Pamela is preceded in death by her parents, son Jason Heflin, five sisters; Myra O’Dell, Marilyn Greer, Carol Keegan, Linda Nail, Sharon Wesley, nephew Mike Keegan, and niece Gayle Nicoli. She is survived by her grandson, Carter Alan Heflin and several nieces, nephews and many friends. Pam was loved dearly by all who knew her. She requested that there be no visitation and wanted a private graveside service. The family will honor those wishes and be with her when she is laid to rest next to her beloved son Jason. Pam requested memorial contributions in her memory be made to the Humane Society or ASPCA.