More Positive Cases of Covid-19 in Henry County

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of three more positive cases of COVID-19. One who resides in the town of Clinton, one who resides in the town of Montrose and one who resides in the town of Deepwater. All close contacts to confirmed cases. No children. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 118.

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.

Lucas Oil Speedway Cancels Postseason Awards Banquet

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 1, 2020) – Due to uncertainty with COVID-19 restrictions in regards to indoor gatherings, Lucas Oil Speedway will not hold its normal postseason awards banquet this year.
General Manager Danny Lorton said the top 10 drivers in each of the four Big Adventure Weekly Racing Series divisions will receive their trophies and checks later this fall, with arrangements made to pick those up at the speedway office or mailed to the drivers.
“The banquet takes a lot of advance planning and, with so much uncertain about whether indoor gatherings will be allowed or tightly restricted in terms of social distancing regulations, we feel it’s best for everyone if we didn’t have the championship banquet this year,” Lorton said.
“Many locations around the area that we were considering for the banquet already have capacity restrictions for their banquet halls, which is another reason we won’t proceed as usual.”
Lorton said plans for distributing the awards to the drivers will be announced once the season concludes in October.
Season champions for 2020 were Robbie Reed of Mexico, Missouri (Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds), Derek Brown of Stoutland (O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks), Lebanon’s Kris Jackson (Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods) and Cole Henson of Russellville (Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models).
Fans also can look forward to video tributes from the speedway’s video team to each of the four champions later this fall on the Lucas Oil Speedway Facebook page.

Nevada Regional Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Larry Seals, DO

Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is happy to announce that gynecologist and obstetrician, Larry Seals, DO will become a full-time member of the hospital’s medical staff beginning September 27th.  His clinic will be located on the second floor of the south tower at 800 S. Ash Street in Nevada, in the NRMC Professional Practice Clinic. Dr. Seals is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.      

With the closing of Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott at the end of 2018, Dr. Seals shifted the delivery of his patients’ babies to either NRMC or Via Christi in Pittsburg, Ks. Since January of 2019 Dr. Seals has been dividing his time between his practice at the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas and his procedural and newborn delivery work at NRMC. Going forward, all of Dr. Seals’ obstetric and gynecological services will be performed at NRMC.

“Dr. Seals has always received a lot of positive feedback from our staff, employees, and community,” said Steve Branstetter, Chief Executive Officer at NRMC. “He is well known for his excellent caring attitude for his patients.  We are very excited about him making NRMC his home.”

Dr. Seals attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in 1993, earning his doctorate. He completed a traditional rotating internship at Michiana Community Hospital in South Bend, Indiana in 1994 and an obstetrical and gynecology residency at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. in 1998.

Dr. Seals is accepting new patients and can be contacted at NRMC’s Professional Practice Clinic at 417-448-2121.