As of Monday, July 6, Crawford County’s new total for positive COVID-19 cases is 18. According to numbers posted on the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) Facebook page, there are 18 confirmed cases in the county. Of those, there are five active cases, 13 released from isolation, two positive serology (antibody testing), and 1,484 negative results.
The show must go on for area youth livestock participants who would have taken part in this year’s Crawford County Fair, which would have been held this week but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That livestock show will get underway Friday, followed by an auction on Saturday at Interstate Regional Stockyards in Cuba.
An alleged thief was caught after a friend of the victim saw him carrying the stolen property to a car parked along Interstate 44. Anthony Dewayne Smith, 46, of Eldred, Ill. has been charged with class D felony second degree burglary, class E felony first degree property damage, and class A misdemeanor stealing as a result of the incident.
The number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise after a recent outbreak in St. James. More than 40 cases in Phelps, Maries, Dent, Franklin, and Pulaski counties have been epidemiologically linked to Great Circle.
Phelps Health will be offering free drive-through testing for COVID-19, including nasal swab and antibody testing, on Saturday, July 11, in St. James. The event is already completely booked with those wanting to get tested.
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jake Shockley has opened an office in St. James, located in the old Casey’s building at 127 East James Boulevard. He is now offering financial services to help the community meet their long- and short-term financial goals.