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Virus pressures hospital staff, CEO states

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RICHMOND – COVID-19 strains Ray County Memorial Hospital staff, some contracted the virus, but all remain dedicated to patient care, Administrator Earl Sheehy said Tuesday.

“We have several staff members who have tested positive,” he said. “We’re worried.”

One key hospital staff member who tested positive within the last two weeks for the virus is going through the protocol and cannot return to work until next week, Sheehy said

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Freece expects ‘weird’ atmosphere at XC competition

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HARDIN – Mason Freece expects the 2020 Class 1 state cross country meet to have a “different” vibe than last year’s did. Last year, when Freece represented Hardin-Central at state as a sophomore, the Missouri State High School Activities Association held the boys and girls races/meets for its four classes the same day, Nov.
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County considers CARES grants for businesses

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RICHMOND – Having received requests from schools and other government groups for federal aid, the Ray County Commission expects them to ask for more money, and businesses might seek a share, too. The federal government provided the commission with $2.7 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, funding.