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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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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.
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ELECTION NIGHT IN RAY COUNTY

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ON ELECTION night at the Ray County Courthouse in Richmond, after learning he has won the election for Ray County sheriff, Scott Childers lifts his son, Grady Childers, who gives a thumbs up. AFTER he wins the vacant Ray County Eastern Commission District seat, Dawn Powell gives her father, Dave Powell, a hug at the Ray County Courthouse on election night.
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HANGING OUT ON TRICK OR TREET STREET

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RICHMOND – Children in vehicles lined up from the City Hall complex back to the Ray County Courthouse to take part on Halloween at this year’s literal Trick or Treat Street drive-through event. Community leaders, city staff, police and fire department members helped organize and conduct the event, City Administrator Tonya Willim said a few minutes before the first youngster in line, Justin Davis, 8, received his bag of candy.