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11/09/2020

40 ADDITIONAL CASES
The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 40 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-23, Blairstown-1, Deepwater-1, Urich-1, and Windsor-14. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 706.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The Week in Pictures...
11/09/2020

The Week in Pictures...

The Clinton School District has received confirmation of 2 positive COVID-19 cases. The buildings affected are Clinton I...
11/09/2020

The Clinton School District has received confirmation of 2 positive COVID-19 cases. The buildings affected are Clinton Intermediate School and Clinton Middle School. This brings the total number of active cases to 13.

The Henry County Health Center is in the process of conducting contact tracing, most of which is complete.

The District has been in constant communication, and cooperating fully, with the Henry County Health Center as they perform the necessary contact tracing and we will continue to follow their guidance.

The Henry County Health Center is responsible for contacting students/staff who need to quarantine due to close contact with the individual who tested positive. If you are not contacted by the Henry County Health Center or the school district instructing your child to quarantine, your child can continue to attend school.

The Clinton School District is following cleaning and disinfecting procedures so that schools can remain open.

Clinton School District students, staff, and community members should continue to use the Daily Self-Screening Checklist found below and should stay home if displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

As we navigate situations such as this, please be assured that the health and safety of our students and staff are of utmost importance.

If you should have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse or the Henry County Health Center (660-885-8193).

11/08/2020

Covid Update
(From the Henry County Health Center, Nov. 8)

We have received notification of eight more cases of COVID-19. Three are from the town of Clinton, two from Windsor, one from Calhoun, one from Deepwater, and one from Urich.. This brings the total number of positive cases in Henry County to 666.

National Guard Soldiers staying fit playing Ultimate Frsibee. Great stuff.  Artesian ballfields on Sunday morning. More ...
11/08/2020

National Guard Soldiers staying fit playing Ultimate Frsibee. Great stuff. Artesian ballfields on Sunday morning. More fun photos to follow.

Fun Fitness by the Army National Guard Unit in Clinton, Mo. They are playing Ultimate Frisbee at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. ...
11/08/2020

Fun Fitness by the Army National Guard Unit in Clinton, Mo. They are playing Ultimate Frisbee at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 on the Artesian ballfields. When I was in the Army our PT did not look like this. I am glad the soldiers have more options now. Looked like fun.

11/08/2020
Bates County Sheriff's Office

Bates County Sheriff's Office

Update: Human Remains found in Rural Bates County Identified

On 11/3/2020 at approximately 1:30 pm the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an article of clothing that was found near a bean field in rural southwest Bates County. The article of clothing potentially had human remains with it. Detectives from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control responded to the area. Once it was confirmed that the items were in fact human remains the Detectives contacted Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax. Coroner Mullinax began working to coordinate with the Forensic Anthropologist to respond and assist in recovery of the human remains.

At approximately 730 pm a team of Forensic Anthropologists from Washburn University out of Topeka Kansas arrived on scene. A team consisting of the Bates County Coroner, Detectives from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office, Detectives from Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Anthropologist began the task of recovering the human remains. At approximately midnight the human remains were recovered and were turned over to the Coroner to conduct a forensic autopsy and to identify the remains.

On 11/6/2020 the investigative teams from the Bates County Sheriff's Office, Bates County Coroner's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol attended the Forensic Autopsy of the unidentified human remains recovered on 11/3/2020. This afternoon it was forensicly confirmed that the human remains belong to Nicole S Mallatt. Ms. Mallatt was reported to law enforcement to be missing on 11/29/2019. Mallatt was last seen alive near her residence in rural Butler Missouri on 11/26/2019.

Ms. Mallatt's remains will now be transferred to Washburn University in Topeka Kansas to be examined by a team of Forensic Anthropologists to determine the cause of death.

We ask for prayers for the family and friends of Nicole Mallatt. Nicole leaves behind 4 children who lived with her in the home.
This is continues to be an active and ongoing investigation and there is nothing further to be released at this point.

11/07/2020

COVID UPDATE
(From the Henry County Health Center, Nov. 7)

We have received notification of 33 new cases of COVID-19. 21 are from the town of Clinton, four from Windsor, three from Urich, two from Montrose, two from Creighton, and one from Chilhowee This brings the total number to 658.

The Clinton School District has received confirmation of 3 positive COVID-19 cases. The buildings affected are Henry Ele...
11/07/2020

The Clinton School District has received confirmation of 3 positive COVID-19 cases. The buildings affected are Henry Elementary, Clinton Intermediate School and Clinton High School. This brings the total number of active cases to 17 (fifteen of which are Clinton School District individuals).

The Henry County Health Center is in the process of conducting contact tracing, most of which is complete.

The District has been in constant communication, and cooperating fully, with the Henry County Health Center as they perform the necessary contact tracing and we will continue to follow their guidance.

The Henry County Health Center is responsible for contacting students/staff who need to quarantine due to close contact with the individual who tested positive. If you are not contacted by the Henry County Health Center or the school district instructing your child to quarantine, your child can continue to attend school.

The Clinton School District is following cleaning and disinfecting procedures so that schools can remain open.

Clinton School District students, staff, and community members should continue to use the Daily Self-Screening Checklist found below and should stay home if displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

As we navigate situations such as this, please be assured that the health and safety of our students and staff are of utmost importance.

If you should have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse or the Henry County Health Center (660-885-8193).

Henry County Covid Update15 new cases (Clinton 10, Windsor 3, Deepwater 1, Montrose 1).
11/06/2020

Henry County Covid Update

15 new cases (Clinton 10, Windsor 3, Deepwater 1, Montrose 1).

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri
11/06/2020

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

We've got a very nice weekend coming up with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid 70s.
It'll be breezy, but still, can't ask for much better for the first weekend in November!

More pictures of the game between the Cardinals and the P. Hill Roosters. The Cards led 1-0 at the half but lost 2-1. It...
11/06/2020

More pictures of the game between the Cardinals and the P. Hill Roosters. The Cards led 1-0 at the half but lost 2-1. It was heartbreaking. Proud of these players and coaches.

Action pictures of the District Soccer Championship game on Thursday, Nov. 5. More small posts to follow.
11/06/2020

Action pictures of the District Soccer Championship game on Thursday, Nov. 5. More small posts to follow.

The 2020 Cardinals came in 2nd in the District Tournament. They lost 2-1 to the P. Hill Roosters. A tough tough loss but...
11/06/2020

The 2020 Cardinals came in 2nd in the District Tournament. They lost 2-1 to the P. Hill Roosters. A tough tough loss but a great great season. They finished 16-3. (Several small posts with action shots to follow) Tim and Irene

The Clinton School District has received confirmation of 1 positive COVID-19 case at Clinton Intermediate School. This b...
11/06/2020

The Clinton School District has received confirmation of 1 positive COVID-19 case at Clinton Intermediate School. This brings the total number of active cases to 16 (fourteen of which are Clinton School District individuals).

The Henry County Health Center is in the process of conducting contact tracing, most of which is complete.

The District has been in constant communication, and cooperating fully, with the Henry County Health Center as they perform the necessary contact tracing and we will continue to follow their guidance.

The Henry County Health Center is responsible for contacting students/staff who need to quarantine due to close contact with the individual who tested positive. If you are not contacted by the Henry County Health Center or the school district instructing your child to quarantine, your child can continue to attend school.

The Clinton School District is following cleaning and disinfecting procedures so that schools can remain open.

Clinton School District students, staff, and community members should continue to use the Daily Self-Screening Checklist found below and should stay home if displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

As we navigate situations such as this, please be assured that the health and safety of our students and staff are of utmost importance.

If you should have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse or the Henry County Health Center (660-885-8193).

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri
11/05/2020

US National Weather Service Kansas City Missouri

It is hard not to look forward to the weekend with this forecast. Sunshine and temperatures in the 70s, need we say more? Enjoy the warmth as cooler temperatures look to return next week.

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of  28 more positive cases of COVID-19.  Clinton-19, Cal...
11/05/2020

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 28 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-19, Calhoun-2, Deepwater-1, Urich-1, and Windsor-5. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 610

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

11/04/2020
Bates County Sheriff's Office

Bates County Sheriff's Office

Human Remains found in Rural Bates County

On 11/3/2020 at approximately 1:30 pm the Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an article of clothing that was found in a bean field in rural southwest Bates County. The article of clothing potentially had human remains with it. Detectives from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control responded to the area. Once it was confirmed that the items were in fact human remains the Detectives contacted Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax. Coroner Mullinax began working to coordinate with the Forensic Anthropologist to respond and assist in recovery of the human remains.

At approximately 730 pm a team of Forensic Anthropologists from Washburn University out of Topeka Kansas arrived on scene. A team consisting of the Bates County Coroner, Detectives from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office, Detectives from Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Anthropologist began the task of recovering the human remains. At approximately midnight the human remains were recovered and were turned over to the Coroner to conduct a forensic autopsy and to identify the remains. Identification of the remains may take a couple of weeks.

This is an ongoing investigation and there will be no additional information available until proper identification is obtained.

From the City of Clinton...(November 4)Intersection of Second Street and Green Street to be closed Nov. 5 The intersecti...
11/04/2020

From the City of Clinton...
(November 4)

Intersection of Second Street and Green Street to be closed Nov. 5

The intersection of Second Street and Green Street will close on Thursday morning, November 5, to allow the Clinton Street Dept. to turn off and cover the traffic signals, in preparation for a change in traffic flow through the intersection. Second Street, northbound and southbound, will become a thru-street, with no stopping at Green Street. Green Street, eastbound and westbound, will have stop signs installed. Traffic on Green Street will be required to stop at Second Street, then proceed when the traffic on Second Street has cleared. This change was approved by the Clinton City Council, upon the recommendation of the Fire Dept., Police Dept. and Street Dept., to improve safety and response time for all emergency vehicles traveling north and south through the Second Street and Green Street intersection. The intersection will re-open later in the day, on Nov. 5.

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of  32 more positive cases of COVID-19.  Clinton-21, Chi...
11/04/2020

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 32 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-21, Chilhowee-1, Montrose-1, Urich-3, and Windsor-6. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 582.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

HENRY COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS...(by Luke Edwards, The Clinton (Mo.) Daily Democrat, November 3)*Results for Henry County...
11/04/2020

HENRY COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS...

(by Luke Edwards, The Clinton (Mo.) Daily Democrat, November 3)

*Results for Henry County only and are unofficial.

The results from Henry County will not be certified until later in the week, but highlights from the unofficial count are below. Full results will appear in the Wednesday, November 4 edition of The Clinton Daily Democrat.

Voter turnout this election year was very good - even compared to previous Presidential Elections. Of the 13,816 active registered voters, 10,824 cast their vote (a total of 78.34%). Absentee and Mail-in turnout combined for 21.63% of the vote. Lines were long at some Henry County polling locations throughout the day and many first-time voters participated this year.

RESULTS:

All Henry County candidates ran unopposed. The election winners are:

North Side Commissioner - Rick Fosnow (R); South Side Commissioner - Dale Lawler (R); Sheriff - Kent Oberkrom (R); Assessor - Scott Largent (R); Collector/Treasurer - Ann Julian (R); Coroner - Dain Sisk (R); Surveyor - Jacob Hann (D); Public Administrator - Allen Huff (R)

In HENRY COUNTY Constitutional Amendment No. 1 was narrowly defeated in the county at 5,016 yes to 5,263 no votes.

In HENRY COUNTY Constitutional Amendment No. 3 was supported by a 5,879 yes to 4,442 no vote.

Henry County voting on the Presidential race: Henry Countians supported Donald Trump.

Donald Trump (R), 8,019 votes; Joe Biden (D), 2,615 votes; Jo Jorgensen (L), 114 votes; Howie Hawkins (G) 17 votes; Don Blankenship (C), 11 votes

Henry County voting for Governor: Mike Parson (R), 7,921 votes; Nicole Galloway (D), 2,571 votes; Rik Combs (L), 155 votes; Jerome Bauer (G), 56 votes

Henry County voting for Lt. Governor: Mike Kehoe (R), 7,739 votes; Alissia Canady (D) 2,452 votes; Bill Slantz (L) 178 votes; Kelley Dragoo (G) 91 votes

Henry County voting for Secretary of State: John (Jay) Ashcroft (R), 8,048 votes; Yinka Faleti (D), 2,158; Carl Freese (L), 174 votes; Paul Lehmann (G), 78 votes; Paul Venable (C) 69 votes

Henry County Voting for State Treasurer: Scott Fitzpatrick (R), 7,791 votes; Vicki Englund (D), 2,402 votes; Nicholas Kasoff (L), 182 votes; Joseph Civettni (G) 49 votes

Henry County Voting for Attorney General: Eric Schmitt (R), 7,827 votes; Rich Finneran (D), 2,298 votes; Kevin Babcock (L), 260 votes

Henry County Voting for: U.S. Representative, 4th District: Vicky Hartzler (R), 7,964 votes; Lindsey Simmons (D), 2,363 votes; Steven Koonse (L), 241 votes

Henry County Voting for State Senate, 31st District: Rick Brattin (R), 7,864 votes; Raymond Kinney (D), 2,592 votes

Henry County Voting for State Representative, 57th District: Rodger Reedy (R), 9,202 votes

*Full results for the statewide races will appear in the Wednesday, Nov. 4, Clinton Daily Democrat, along with the national results and some key U.S. Senate races. A more complete analysis of Henry County's voting by district will also appear in tomorrow's paper.

[*Party Abbreviations: (R) - Republican, (D) - Democrat, (L) - Libertarian, (C) - Constitution]

[photo] election volunteers bringing ballots to the Henry County Courthouse

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of  24 more positive cases of COVID-19.  Clinton-19, Dee...
11/03/2020

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of 24 more positive cases of COVID-19. Clinton-19, Deepwater-1, Calhoun-1, Urich-2, and Windsor-1. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 550.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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