Knowing that families, especially the kids, need a break from the tedium of being at home this summer, The Boy Scouts of America will host a Facebook Live Event, Family Fun Fest on Saturday, August 8th. We will have fun with small rockets, pinewood derby cars, funny pets and much more, all to help lift families out the COVID-19 doldrums.
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The Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization has made the difficult decision to cancel Oktoberfest 2020, scheduled for October 2 and 3.
“We had large, outstanding plans for this year, so with more time to plan, we’ll start the decade off in high style. Oktoberfest 2021 will be Oktober 1 and 2 in Uptown Jackson!”
For more information, visit www.ujro.org.
|In a commitment to do our part to help protect Rodeo fans, our staff and our performers the Sikeston Jaycee Board of Directors announce they are foregoing the In the Dirt Band experience for the 2020 Rodeo. |
All passes purchased online or at the box office with a credit or debit card will be automatically refunded. If you purchased cash for your In the Dirt band, please visit the box office at 1220 N. Ingram Rd., Sikeston, MO or call 800-455-2855.
Chute Club pass holders received an In the Dirt Band as part of their experience. As a replacement, pass holders will receive a bleacher ticket to enjoy the concert. The bleacher ticket will be provided upon arrival at the Chute Club.
For the most up to date information, fans should check SikestonRodeo.com or the Rodeo Facebook page.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri; For Immediate Release – The Southeast Missouri District Fair Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s SEMO District Fair, scheduled for September 12 through 19, 2020.
This decision does not come lightly to anyone involved. The SEMO District Fair touches many lives, vocations and has a significant economical impact in our area. Consideration for everyone from vendors to visitors, exhibitors to entertainers and beyond all comes into play. With all of these things considered and with no scientific solution to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we cannot, in good conscience, hold an event that would be detrimental to public health and place people in unsafe conditions.
To our exhibitors, especially those 4H and FFA youth who work so hard every year with their agricultural projects, we are sorry that we will not be able to provide a platform for you to shine this year. Most of us have grown up with that excitement building as September approached, and it truly saddens us that this year, we won’t be there to see you become champions and grand champions and blue ribbon winners. We hope that you’ll be with us next year as we return to the show ring.
The Fair Board is working on a plan to be able to continue with the livestock auction that typically follows all of our livestock exhibitions. Rest assured this will be done safely and in a fashion that not only provides a showcase of top quality livestock but also helps to balance the money and countless hours that are poured into each of your projects. More details will be forthcoming.
When we announced the musical entertainment line up for this year’s SEMO District Fair, we got a lot of “wow” reactions. We were equally excited to see these artists come to town: Zach Williams, Blues Traveler and Whiskey Myers. While we would’ve loved to grab a bench in the grandstands and jam along with you, a concert, even outdoor, just doesn’t make sense in the midst of a pandemic.
2020 marks 165 years of the SEMO District Fair. There have been years in the past where the fair has had to go on hiatus. The First World War. The Great Depression. And though the fair was missed in those times when it was canceled, the fair always returned. The SEMO District Fair has endured throughout 165 years of history. We appreciate the support and attendance of the people that come to enjoy the rides, food, exhibits, shows, and the vast amount of entertainment and information and family fun at the fair.
We are proud to have been a destination for generations of family entertainment and agricultural achievement, and we will return to continue that legacy when it makes sense to have a fair again, and we greatly hope that will be September 11 through 18, 2021. Thanks for your continued support and understanding.
Please visit www.semofair.com and follow our social media for any new information regarding the livestock auction as it is made available.
SIKESTON, Mo.: The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has added Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar Nelly to follow Wednesday night’s Rodeo events.
Since hitting the scene in 1993 Nelly has won three Grammy Awards and released six top-selling studio albums. He’s had several hits including “Hot in Here” and “Over and Over.” Nelly has collaborated with several country artists including Tim McGraw, and most recently Florida Georgia Line. The collaboration with FGL received Diamond status and he’s only one of seven rappers to reach this honor.
“This year marks the 20th anniversary of his debut album Country Grammer – an album that solidified Nelly as one of the most influential and foundational hip-hop artists of the 2000s. What better way to celebrate that than in your home state,” said Travis Deere, 2020 Rodeo Chairman. “We’re excited to bring another Missouri native to our stage. His music brings a new element to Rodeo’s atmosphere.”
Tickets to Wednesday night’s event are on sale now for $25 and can be purchased online at SikestonRodeo.com, over the phone by calling 800-455-BULL or in person at the Rodeo box office.
Community testing events serve the residents of Missouri. DHSS is partnering with the Missouri National Guard, local health departments, health care providers to offer these events, and different communities will be reached at different times. The test is a PCR test done by a nasopharyngeal swab to determine if there is an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is not an antigen or antibody test.
July 17: 10am – 6pm
July 18: 7am – 3pm
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is notifying the public of an Emergency Face Covering Order to be effective Monday, July 13, 2020. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Wearing a cloth face covering will help protect people around you, including those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and workers who frequently come into close contact with other people (e.g., in stores and restaurants). The cloth face coverings recommended in the Order are not surgical masks or respirators. Exemptions have been allowed for those individuals that have medical reasons that may prevent them from wearing a face covering.
Considerations for wearing face coverings include:
• Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
• Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
• Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 3 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows cloth face coverings reduce the spray of
droplets when worn over the nose and mouth.
For a list of recent studies that demonstrate the efficacy of face coverings please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.cgcohealthdept.com/Corona%20Virus.aspx or the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
Please note that the district anticipates changes to this plan. This is a fluid environment and thus the solution must be fluid, as well. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.
July 9, 2020
Dear Tiger Families,
We appreciate your patience as we have been working to create a safe plan to welcome students back for the upcoming school year. Since the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, CGPS leaders have consulted with local health officials to make decisions that prioritize the health and safety of our entire school community. We realize that it’s important for us to take certain precautions as we reopen, so we can stay open as long as possible.
The CGPS Re-entry Plan Fall 2020 was developed based on health and safety recommendations from the CDC and the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, along with feedback from families and staff members. Families will be given the option of in-person instruction or online learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Those wishing to enroll their child in all online learning may do so by filling out this online application by July 31, 2020. In-person learning will include a number of online elements to help ease the transition to all virtual learning should the District be required to close in the future due to COVID-19 or any other emergency.
View the entire CGPS Re-entry Plan Fall 2020, which outlines the following topics, among others, in greater detail:
- Early Childhood Programs
- Elementary and Middle School Academic Plan
- Secondary Academic Plan
- Special Education and Section 504
- English Learners
- Screenings and Triage
- General Cleaning Procedures
- Student Transportation
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to help answer initial questions you may have. Look for more information from individual buildings as we get closer to the first day of school, which is set for Monday, August 24, 2020.
While we don’t know what the new school year holds, we realize the importance of being flexible. We will continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students, staff and entire school community based on the information we have at the time. Thank you for entrusting us to educate your children.
As of the start of business on Friday, July 10, visitors to City facilities are required to wear a mask or face covering inside City-operated buildings.
- City Hall
- Parks & Recreation buildings:
- Osage Centre
- A.C. Brase Arena
- Shawnee Park Center
- 4H Exhibit Hall
- Jaycee Golf Course Pro Shop
- Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, United Flights
- Fire Department (closed to visitors as of July 7)
- Police Department
- Public Works Department facilities (by appointment only as of July 13)
- Municipal Court
Masks will not be required at outdoor facilities, nor required for customers engaged in fitness activities inside our recreation facilities. Check our website for specific details for each facility. Masks are not required nor allowed in the water, but highly recommended when entering aquatic facilities at Central Pool and Cape Splash.
We ask that all visitors to our facilities be kind to staff who are working to make our facilities a safer environment.
To continue serving the public and protecting our workforce, more departments might also close to walk-in visitors or otherwise modify operations as needed. Some exceptions might apply. Check our website or call ahead for the latest information.
Yesterday evening, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reported 18 new confirmed and 2 new probable cases of COVID19 in the county. There are 294 confirmed cases and 42 probable cases. There were 8 new recoveries. This brings the total to 336 cases with 160 recoveries, and 3 deaths in the county. 90 of the cases are in Cape Girardeau County, 178 are in the City of Cape, and 13 are in Jackson. 15 of the cases are travel-related, 218 are from close-contact to a known case, and 61 are unknown. Positive cases in other counties: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/results.php
Bollinger – 19 (11 recoveries)
- 3 new cases
Perry – 171 (92 recoveries, 1 death)
- 6 new cases
- 4 new recoveries
Scott – 186 (138 recoveries, 11 deaths)
- 4 new cases
Stoddard – 145 (117 recoveries, 9 deaths)
- 2 new cases
- 1 new recovery