KANSAS CITY – Vaping is linked to a higher risk of COVID-19 among teens and young adults, based on a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The state issued a new COVID-19 protocol to schools, but whether and how much of a difference the change will make is unclear. Coronavirus infections and contacts closed Excelsior Springs High School and the Career Center all of last week and through Thanskgiving.
RICHMOND – Health department leaders in Ray and Clay counties joined others in the metro area to ask the public to help prevent COVID-19’s spread. “Our community is at a critical point again with uncontrolled community spread,” they stated jointly.
ORRICK – Orrick Christian Church dropped by the Veterans Community Project Outreach Center in Kansas City to deliver more than 700 items and more than $1,700 in donations as a tribute to veterans in honor of Veterans Day 2020.
EFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reminds motorists that slow-moving farm vehicles remain on area roads as harvest season winds down. On rural roads and passing through smaller communities, large farm equipment rolls slowly.
RICHMOND – The Christmas Tree Extravaganza – an idea planted long ago that took root – will continue to grow without being pruned by the coronavirus, Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Director Carolyn Arney said.
RICHMOND – The regular food distribution effort will not take place Nov. 27 at the Salvation Army Store, 104 E. Main St., but the Salvation Army stands ready to provide Christmas boxes and a Christmas Store.
WASHINGTON – The USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, CFAP 2, will provide producers with financial assistance to give them the ability to absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
RICHMOND – The Richmond Chamber of Commerce chose a new executive director, Carolyn Arney, who is familiar already with the chamber community and operations. Arney worked for about two years as the assistant executive director at the Richmond Chamber before accepting the chamber’s leadership position.