Clark County Hunkers Down

The Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted Clark County, closing the Clark County R-1 District , and limiting access to bank lobbies, courthouse offices, and many businesses.

Making sure kids have lunch–On Thursday, Clark County R-1 School launched a drive-thru student lunch pickup program. One of the locations was at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka, where vehicles were met by Jana Zinnert, Jenny Whitfield, Mandy Shores, Black Hawk Principal Betsy Parrish and Steve and Lynn Summers.

On Monday evening, March 16, the CCR-1 School Board voted to close schools through at least April 3. The school district is providing meals for students at eight pickup locations in the county. Those locations include the Kahoka Baptist Church, Wayland Baptist Church, Luray Baptist Church, Alexandria Community Center, Revere Fire Station, Wyaconda Community Center, St. Patrick Church, and Shelton Fireworks parking lot in St. Francisville. Food will be available for pick-up from 11:00-12:00 Monday through Friday during the school closure.
On Saturday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson ordered schools to remain closed until April 5, all restaurants and bars were to close their dining areas, care centers and nursing homes are not to allow visitors, and all residents are to practice “social distancing”–maintaining at least six feet of separation. (See Page 2 for the complete order)
Many Clark County establishments had already take the precautions prior to the governor’s order. Local banks, the Clark County Courthouse, and several other business have closed their doors to the public, and allow access by appointment only. They are encouraging people to do business by email or over the telephone.
Restaurant dining rooms are closed, but most are allowing pickup and delivery only.
Many local churches have suspended worship services
Federal and state tax filing deadlines have been extended: The deadline to file income tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Mandy Shores carries a stack of lunches to a vehicle at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka. The CCR-1 School District is providing lunches and breakfast while the school remains closed.