Crawford County News

CCLD receives Summer Library Program Grant

    The Crawford County Library District (CCLD) has been awarded a Summer Library Program Grant of $5,467, with the announcement made by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft last week.

County approves $14.2 million budget

    Crawford County Commissioners have approved a $3.5 million budget for the General Revenue (GR) Fund and nearly $10.7 million in ancillary fund expenditures for 2021. The budget shows projected income that will exceed expenses in the GR Fund but ancillary funds will utilize a portion of the healthy reserves held in those accounts for expenditures this year.

County continues to see decline in new COVID cases

    Crawford County had just 16 new COVID cases reported over the past week, according to the state website, as cases continue to decline in Missouri overall.
    The state has added new information to its dashboard. One is for vaccinations and it reported there were 151,243 vaccine doses administered in the past seven days, compared to 144,859 for the previous week. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses per person.

Doctor promotes COVID vaccine for all

    “The only thing that protects you is the vaccine,” said Thomas Jackson, MD, medical director of Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, in an interview about COVID-19 vaccinations with Three Rivers Publishing on Friday, February 12. “When your time comes, take it so we can reopen the economy and stop all this suffering.”

A pandemic lesson from Mother Nature

• Young releases free ABC COVID-19 booklet to help children

By Mary Young
    Let's face it, COVID-19 has been a major inconvenience for all of us. Sure, we're all in this together, but when we're together with friends and neighbors, what does everyone do? We complain. Our daily schedules are all messed up; students and teachers never know what next week may bring; doctor and dentist appointments have been put on hold; people are sick; and sadly, people are dying. Living through a major pandemic is not easy for anyone, it has affected all of us in one way or another.