….In response to the increase in positive COVID-19 patients in and around our county, Henry County Health Center (HCHC) is issuing a health advisory to all Henry County residents.
Craig Thompson, CEO at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) reports an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital, as well as an escalation in the number of people testing positive for the virus. “All the COVID-19 patients we have in the hospital have not been vaccinated,” said Thompson. “With the vaccine there is still a chance that you could contract the virus, but it could mean the difference between experiencing mild symptoms or a lengthy hospital stay.”
….It is the recommendation of HCHC and GVMH that those who have not received their vaccination become vaccinated as soon as possible.
HCHC recommends that residents continue to maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene, and continue wearing a mask in public if you are not fully vaccinated.
The “lost cause” on the square in Clinton, Missouri.
The announcement for the rally from Henry County Democrats:
Fund Missouri Medicaid Expansion Rally – Saturday, April 17 at 2 at the Courthouse Gazebo
Missouri voters approved Medicaid Expansion in the August 2020 primary. Although the federal government began providing funding to expand Medicaid in 2014, Missouri was one of 13 states that rejected this resource to protect the health of its citizens.
In 2020, the measure passed in Missouri by a margin of 53 to 47 and called for the state to submit and fund a Medicaid expansion state plan amendment by March 2021 and for the expansion to take effect July 2021. An estimated 230,000 Missourian under age 65 (before Medicare eligibility) were expected to be covered under this expansion amendment and now be available for affordable healthcare. Those are your family members, friends and neighbors whose income do not exceed 138% of the poverty level ($17,609 for a single person or $36,156 for a family of 4.) This petition-initiated effort was a great opportunity to ensure healthcare for all Missourians.
Almost all of the expense of Medicaid expansion will be paid by the Federal Government. Missouri could get $1.15 billion, according to estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Now, the leaders in the Missouri House of Representatives are refusing to include money in the budget to pay Missouri’s part and we are, again, walking away from the federal money received by 37 other US states. Without that money, Medicaid will not be expanded. Lawmakers have just weeks left in their annual sessions and progress on expansion so far has proven difficult.
This non-partisan community rally is being held on Saturday, April 17 at 2:00 pm at the Gazebo on the Henry County courthouse lawn. The purpose of this rally is to learn more about the value of Medicaid expansion in Missouri and express and support restoration of Governor Parson’s proposed expansion funding in the 2021 state budget.
Around 40 individuals attended the 2:00 p.m. rally on the square in Clinton.
Can you spot the republican member of the General Assembly?
Distributing contact information for state senators.
Two speakers described the benefits of Medicaid expansion for the citizens of Missouri and emphasized the need to contact members of the General Assembly to tell them so and urge their approval of Missouri’s small percentage contribution in the state budget. Now.
Fund Healthcare and Respect The Vote
Our Vote Matters
53% Voted Yes
Representative Rodger Reedy (r) attended the rally.
Word on the passing of Democratic Party activist and Henry County Democratic Party Chair Al Grimes (D):
Missouri Democrats @MoDemParty
This morning we learned of the tragic passing of Al Grimes, Henry County Democratic Committee Chair. Our prayers are with Al’s family, friends, and loved ones.
[….] 11:05 AM · Mar 29, 2020
I last saw Al Grimes at a campaign event in Sedalia at the end of January. As with every time our paths crossed, we had a lengthy and interesting conversation.
Al Grimes was one of the nicest people you’d ever meet. He’d go out of his way to engage someone he didn’t know at a meeting or an event. Invariably the conversation would be jovial, very interesting, and positive.
He was one of those memorable happy warriors in Missouri politics.
Henry County Democrats sponsored a candidate meet and greet event in Clinton yesterday evening. Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive and Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party warmed up the crowd. Candidates speaking included Cass County Prosecutor and 4th Congressional District candidate Teresa Hensley, 31st Senate District candidate Charlie Burton, as well as local Henry County candidates.
Teresa Hensley, Cass County Prosecutor and the Democratic Party candidate in the 4th Congressional District.
Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive and Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party.
Charlie Burton (center), the Democratic Party candidate in the 31st Senate District.
…the ceremony accompanying the pronouncement of judgment by the Inquisition and followed by the execution of sentence by the secular authorities; broadly: the burning of a heretic…
Kristi Kenney, the Democratic candidate in the 120th Legislative District open seat race, has to contend with particularly obsessive sign vandals.
We received the following photo:
Old school vandals would just use spray paint, the folks that did this are obsessive/compulsive…
The e-mail described what happened:
…Kristi Kenney sign that was stolen last Sunday night (10/12). It appears as if they did burn outs on it and melted it to the pavement. They also stole two other 4×4’s which they decided to burn and a whole bunch of our small signs. The Clinton police department found them Monday morning still smoldering…