Daily Archives: July 10, 2020

Regent concert cancelled… The Dore is closed… Banks close lobby… Churches starting to close…

Sumner Newscow report — Due to the coronavirus spikes, the following events and closures have occurred:

•The Ebony Deschaine and Kirk Russell concert at the Wellington Regent has been canceled. 

•The Dore has announced that it has closed until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

•The following is a press release from Impact Bank, Bank of Commerce, Panhandle Federal Credit Union and Security State Bank:

Sumner County has now reached 32 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases

Sumner Newsocw report — The following is a COVID-19 update from the Sumner County Health Department for Friday, July 10.

As of 4 p.m., Sumner County is now up to 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There are 11 recovered; one death; 20 active with three hospitalizations.

The gender breakdown of case # 21 through 32 is as follows:

One male in his 40s, one male in his 30s, one male in his 20s, one male in his teens, one female in his 80s, two females in their 50s, one female in her 30s and four females in their 20s.

Centenarian Roberta May Henton, 100, Wakita, Okla.: Dec. 1, 1919 – July 8, 2020

Roberta Henton

Roberta May Henton died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Community Health Center in Wakita, Okla. at the age of 100. Born on December 1, 1919, with an official birth certificate stating December 3, 1919, the story is that she was born at home on the family farm north of South Haven on the first.

There was a blizzard in progress and the doctor could not make it to the farm. On December 3, the doctor arrived and dated her birth on that day. Roberta graduated from South Haven High School in 1937. She married LeRoy Henton on April 29, 1947, and became a mother to LeRoy’s three sons: Eugene Abbott, Donald Henton and Robert Henton. Roberta and LeRoy had three children: Nancy (Henton) McCarren and her husband Tom of Crossville, Tenn., Thomas Henton and his wife Sherry of Lamont, Okla. and Aaron Henton and his wife Susie of Kansas City, Mo.

Sumner County Health Department issues health advisory

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a health advisory issued through the Sumner County Health Department on Friday, July 10:



Worrying trends noticed in the recent spike of COVID-19 cases are interconnected to the lack of social distancing.

All residents of Sumner County are now strongly advised to take the following steps to minimize the risk of exposure for themselves and others.

• Stay at home if ill.

• Stay home as much as possible.

Wellington High School graduation has been canceled

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a statement by Wellington Superintendent Adam Hatfield:


Adam Hatfield

“It is with great sadness that I am writing to you today to tell you that we are going to have to cancel graduation on Sunday.  After trying to adjust our ceremony yesterday, the Health Department received additional information that put them in a position to recommend that we cancel altogether for the safety of the community.

The Sumner County Health Department has been a great partner throughout this period of time and we appreciate their willingness to make tough decisions to keep our community safe.

I know you all have plans already in place this weekend and that many of you have family traveling to support you.  I know many of you had to make adjustments just yesterday and now have to adjust again.  I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has been for everyone.

Regent this week: Inside Out, Empire Strikes Back, Kirk and Ebony performing

BARGAIN MATINEE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  (July 10-12) at 2 p.m. All seats only $2.50.

TWO SCREENINGS ONLY: Friday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. All seats only $5.


Don’t forget about the concert on Saturday. Show starts at 8:30 p.m (Click here for details)

There will be two live streams for the Wellington High School graduation

Sumner Newscow report — There will be two live streams for the Wellington High School graduation to be held this Sunday as it will be long enough that I will run out of time

The link for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is here.

The link from 3 p.m. on (it will be set to 6 p.m. just in case) is here.

The WHS graduation will be held at the high school where seniors will be graduating individually. More details of the graduation can be found here.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, July 9, 2020

CultureCow: Performative Wokeness on the rise

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. With any struggle against an oppressive system, when a movement becomes so loud that it can no longer be ignored, the institution in power will try to pacify the protesters with symbolic concessions rather than real change.

This kind of virtue-signaling is nothing new, and you don’t need to look further than every June when companies change their logo to include a rainbow flag, rather than donate to a LGBTQ+ friendly charity or publicly acknowledge their own complicity in institutional homophobia before the last decade. 

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