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The following information was submitted to the Advertiser-Courier by Hermann Area District Hospital:

Last week, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to extend much-needed federal support to the U.S. pork production system.

While the last few months have been trying as we have stayed home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri is on the path to safely reopening.

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The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has awarded nine new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grants, surpassing $1.23 million in total grants made for pandemic-related needs, and with the Ministerial Alliance of the Hermann Area as one of the recipients.

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Some government offices and businesses in Hermann began a slow transition Monday to previous routines, in line with guidance from the state of Missouri and local authorities.

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At the Gasconade County R-1 School District Board of Education meeting held on April 30, Matthew Mueller was hired as the next middle school principal, replacing Nicole Buschmann.

  The Gasconade County R-1 Alumni Association announces the establishment of the HHS Community College/Tech School Grant program.

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The Hermann Wurst Haus and Central Missouri Meat and Sausage in Fulton are the only Missouri meat processors to assist the Missouri Farm Bureau, by processing pork for donations to food pantries across the state.

The following information was released last week by the city of Hermann, regarding a contract for CodeRED, which will provide various emergency notifications to residents:

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The OPAA! Food Management local team continues to provide meals to Hermann students who are out of class due to the coronavirus "stay-at-home" order.

On 4/6/20, Deputy Fletcher responded to the Owensville Police Department for an assault. A 48-year-old Owensville man reported he was threatened by a known individual via text messages and phone calls. It was determined that no crime had occurred and the case was closed.

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In a continuing series, Dr. Jaya Parker, chief of staff for Hermann Area District Hospital, is supplying information to the community related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In this column, Dr. Parker addresses common questions related to treatment of the virus.

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County COVID-19 order to expireThe Gasconade County Health Department has announced that it plans to allow its stay-at-home order, related to COVID-19, to expire at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 16.The department also released the following information to explain its decision:"The novel coronavirus…

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for grants to fund Missouri projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) generally fund pilot projects…

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Many churches across the nation have had to tailor their services in keeping with the restrictions that stem from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hermann United Methodist Church is proving to be one example of that adaptation.

Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, a Republican from Saint Elizabeth, recently provided information to district constituents on the stimulus package that's intended to supply economic and health-care relief due to losses from the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Sausage lovers in Hermann should have nothing to worry about, despite fears nationally over the nation’s pork supply due to the closing a Smithfield Foods pork processing plant.

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We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the academic year with the exceptions of nutrition services and child care that are outlined in our recent health order.This recommendation was made by working together with the Missouri Departm…

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One Hermann family is relying on readily available materials in the community to help produce medical gear needed in the ongoing struggle against COVID-19.

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CDC recommendations changed and they now say everyone needs to wear a face mask in public. This helps stop respiratory droplets being transmitted by you and any person’s mask protects you. The mask adds an added advantage, not touching the face, mouth or eyes which is how we often end up tra…