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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Upcoming Work Session

City Council will be holding a work session on Thursday, June 11, at 4:05pm, for an update on the Declaration and Order which is currently scheduled to end on June 15. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted by video conferencing. Residents can listen to the meeting by viewing the live broadcast through the city's video center   or at the video terminal available in the main lobby at City Hall.
Report a Pothole

Pothole in your way? Report a pothole to the street maintenance division by calling 271-4848 or file an online report  here . The normal policy is to have a pothole filled within 48 hours of notification, however emergency situations supersede this policy.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is responsible for maintenance of state roadways such as interstates, state routes and state highways including the bridges, overpasses and intersections associated with those roadways in and around St. Joseph. View the MoDOT maintained roadways map .
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Strokes

With the official first day of summer in a little more than a week and more people heading outdoors, it's important to know the difference between heat exhaustion and a heat stroke.

Heat exhaustion  is typically caused when people who are not well adjusted to heat exercise or work in a hot, humid environment. Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with  high blood pressure  and people working or exercising in a hot environment.

Warning signs of heat exhaustion include: dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fainting, heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness and weakness. If someone shows these symptoms cooling measures should be taken immediately. This includes  taking the person to an air conditioned place, given water if they are fully conscious and they need to take a shower or given cold compresses.

A heat stroke  occurs in people whose cooling mechanisms are impaired or in previously healthy people who are undergoing strenuous activity in a hot environment. Infants, children under the age of four, the overweight and the elderly are more likely to have this problem, as are those who are taking antihistamines and certain types of medication for  high blood pressure heart disease  or  depression .

Warning signs of a heat stroke include: not sweating, throbbing headache, nausea or vomiting, rapid pulse and loss of consciousness. A h eat stroke is a true medical emergency and you should seek medical attention immediately. 
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Run/Walk for the Paws 5K

Grab your four-legged friends and join the Friends of the Animal Shelter for the 6th Annual Run/Walk for the Paws 5K on Saturday, June 20, starting at 9am. There are both in-person and virtual options to participate this year. The race will start in the parking lot at the Bode Ice Arena, 2500 Southwest Parkway, and will follow the southwest parkway up to Bartlett Park and then back to Bode Ice Arena. Local pet-related businesses and organizations will have booths for participants to browse and there will also be a kid’s activity booth. Awards for first, second and third place for male and female participants in age categories along with awards for first, second and third place dog finishers. For more information, visit the Friends of the Animal Shelter's Run/Walk for the Paws 5K Facebook page.
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