bransonglobe.com STATE • VOTING Continued from page 10 1,400 vials of the experimental drug remdesivir to hospitals Thursday. The drug is the only • ESSAYS Continued from page 1 missions over North Vietnam, and then during the Cold War flew over Russia and Cuba. He spent many years working to ensure veterans were honored and appreciated. Past president of the VVA 913 from 2006-2010, he received the Bridge Builders Award for his focus on building an education bridge between veterans and students by having military heroes interact with students through assemblies and class visits. He was posthumously named VVA 913 Member of the Year in 2012. The scholarship was instituted in his memory. treatment that’s been shown in a rigorous experiment to help fight the coronavirus. While Parson has been signaling progress in the state’s efforts to fight the coronavirus, he said Criteria for the scholarship is two-part: First was a two-part essay, with the first part entitled, “In your own words, give the history of the oath of enlistment given to each member of the armed services as they are sworn in to serve our country.” The second part is entitled, “Break down each segment of the oath and explain what it means to you.” Normally, the second criteria included a personal interview with the committee and candidate, but because of the Covid-19 concern, the interviews were not held and instead applications were based on the essay content. community leaders have raised concerns about a potential spike in cases among African Americans after recent large protests against police brutality throughout the state. The virus has hit black Missourians disproportionately hard. The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the impact on black communities. The resolution lists June 7-9, 2020 • 13 strategies that could help, including widespread testing and more preventative health care to address other illness that might put black people at higher risk of getting sicker from COVID-19.

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