Daily Archives: July 3, 2020

Wellington Public Fireworks Display to be held Saturday, July 4 at the Hargis Creek Watershed at dusk

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VFW raising funds to purchase deep freeze for commodity program

by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 881 in Wellington is currently seeking donations for a new deep freeze to accommodate frozen meats, vegetables, and other items for their commodity food distribution program.

“Don’t be afraid to ask if you qualify,” said Program Director Theresa Snider. “Even if you make over the income guidelines, if you get food stamps, EBT or Snap, you qualify for commodities.”

Currently, the VFW offers two commodity programs, one being income-based, and one from a disaster relief grant due to COVID-19, which is non-income based. Due to the programs being held monthly, instead of the former quarterly time period, a deep freeze is needed in order for the program to obtain frozen items to help those in need in the community and surrounding areas.

KSHSAA encourages student-athletes to wear masks

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release by the Kansas State High School Activities Association:


Based on Governor Kelly’s Executive Order 20-52 (released July 2, 2020), and unless specific guidance within your county indicates otherwise, masks or other face coverings should be worn by participants in any organized sports activity anytime participants are around others and unable to maintain 6-foot physical distancing.

Per CDC guidelines, individuals who are engaged in high-intensity activities, like running, may not be able to wear a mask or face covering if it causes difficulty breathing. Additionally, masks should not be worn during activities that cause the mask to become wet. The KSHSAA encourages coaches to consider alternative activities if adequate physical distancing cannot be maintained in the absence of the participant wearing a mask.

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