CCDC Awards Pair of Public Safety Grants

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In the September 11th board meeting for the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), Clarke County Emergency Management’s Byron Jimmerson was informed that two CCDC grants applied for in August had been approved. The grant money was in response to requests made by Jimmerson for funding of additional

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Drone Tech For Clarke County Increases Safety and Response Benefits

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Clarke County Emergency Management has filled a technology gap in Southern Iowa with the acquisition of a new, high-tech drone, and now has an efficient, safe tool for a variety of emergency situations. In the fall of 2017, Stephens State Forest was the scene of a search-and-rescue

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Team Effort Shows Health & Safety Preparedness In Clarke County

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You may have seen the advertisements or you may have driven by the square and seen the drive thru flu shot clinic occurring on the square and in the courthouse parking lot. On October 12th The Clarke County Public Health Department hosted a drive thru flu shot

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September is National Preparedness Month – What You Can Do TODAY

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Recent events in the Gulf and on the West Coast remind us how vulnerable a community can be in the face of disaster. Whether it’s a category 5 hurricane, wildfires or Iowa’s familiar tornadoes, the more a community can prepare, the more lives will be saved. That’s

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