Local Coronavirus update: Recycling center closed, district court offices closed… more business updates…

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Report Reply 1 reply · active 19 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down stayin home · 19 weeks ago One and lets try and keep it that way. We are all in the boat. If we all work together to practice good social distancing an abide by the stay order maybe we can get by this a little quicker. I probably didn’t take this as serious as I should have to begin with. Maybe several were the same way. But we need to take it that way. Enjoy the family time. Hopefully this will be something we talk about in the past soon. Stay safe. Prayers never hurt either. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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If you have a change to your business, church, etc., send it to [email protected]———City of WellingtonDue to the current National health emergency relating to concerns of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the City of Wellington Recycling Center is closing today and until further notice.  The recycling operation requires frequent interaction between staff and citizens that does not preserve the six feet social distancing.Refuse collection, Compost Site, and Landfill services will all continue to operate normal hours until the situation changes.“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay safe and healthy,” the city press release states.———Sumner County CourtsThe Sumner County District Court is under the direction of the Kansas Supreme Court order released on March 20:The press release reads:“Kansas district and appellate courts are under emergency operations the Supreme Court imposed Wednesday by Administrative Order 2020-PR-016. That order listed actions district and appellate courts will process during emergency operations. Today’s order is a supplement to that order.All state courts continue to accept electronic filings in all case types, but priority is given to cases identified as emergency operations. Attorneys who continue to file electronically should expect processing delays, as courts are operating with reduced staffing.“Everyone who depends on our courts should expect some delay,” said Chief Justice Marla Luckert. “As much as we would like to provide full service to everyone, the purpose of placing courts on emergency operations is to limit in-person contact to slow the spread of COVID-19.”The Supreme Court has encouraged district courts to conduct hearings required under emergency operations to be done by two-way electronic audio-visual communication.Luckert added that in-person access to most court offices is limited. She encouraged people to call before visiting a local court to get information about hours and access to offices.”Sumner County District Court offices are currently closed to the public except for appointments. All court filing requests can be called into the office at (620) 326-5936.———Edward Jones The following is a press release sent from the Edward Jones office:In today’s challenging times, Edward Jones financial advisors are thinking about the health of their clients, their families and their colleagues, what’s happening in their communities and the effect of Covid-19 on the markets.Local Financial Advisors Daniel Yonash & Ross Norris are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of clients, associates, families and communities. To help mitigate this crisis, we are suspending face-to-face visits with clients, holding virtual meetings and training sessions and ensuring office spaces are sanitized and disinfected.Of course, people’s financial situations also weigh on their minds. the current market selloff is certainly concerning, but it seems to be driven more by fear and panic than by economic or financial reality.Monetary and fiscal policy are necessary, but at the end of the day, it will be the medical progress that will dictate the timeline for reducing market volatility and the ultimate rebound in stocks.Edward Jones expects daily volatility to persist until new virus cases begin to slow, but investors should find optimism in these facts: prior to the epidemic, unemployment was near a 50-year low, with solid wage growth; there was an uptick in the housing market, which may accelerate due to declining mortgage rates; and the Federal Reserve has cut short-term interest rates back to near 0 percent.Furthermore, the drop in investment prices may indicate that the financial markets have already “priced in” the likelihood of a short-term recession. This could mean that investors have already endured much of the stock market pain. Yet, even a short recession is of concern since it’s likely to bring at least a temporary disruption to an otherwise strong labor market.For investors wondering what to do now, Yonash and Norris offer these suggestions:First, remember why you’re investing. With the market decline, people will be tempted to change their investment strategies. But they need to keep in mind that most of their financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement are long-term in nature – a lot longer-term than the shelf life of the coronavirus. If investors have established a long-term strategy that’s appropriate for their needs, they should stick with it regardless of today’s headlines.However, individuals who are particularly concerned over the current results of their investment statements might want to evaluate their risk tolerance. For those who may be losing sleep over what is going on in the markets, it is possible the portfolio is positioned too aggressively for the amount of risk that feels comfortable. In that case, investors are advised to work with their financial advisor to consider adjusting the investment mix to include more fixed-income securities, which can provide some downside protection; but there is a trade-off because this might be affecting long-term growth potential.Finally, now might actually be a good time for investors to consider actually adding to their portfolios. Right now, many stocks are at their best values in more than a decade. For those needing to rebalance a portfolio, this could be a good time to do so.Ultimately, investors need to realize that, while these are somewhat uncharted times, the temptation to panic should be fought. Emotions are running high right now, and while everyone’s top priority should be to protect themselves, their families and their communities, it is still important not to lose sight of their financial well-being. For that, the best thing to do is look past short-term downturns and maintain the discipline to keep investing in all types of markets.———RCB BankThe RCB Bank in Wellington has joined three other banks in town, and have temporarily closed is offices. Customers are urged to use the drive-through, the ITM, or other digital banking services. People who need in-person account assistants or access to the safety box can call 620-221-8566 to schedule an appointment. For more information, please visit RCBbank.com. ———Security State BankThe Security State Bank lobby doors was closed on Tuesday and will be available for all services by appointment only. Customers are encouraged to utilize the Drive-Thru and Walk-Up windows (open normal business hours) along with the ATM. For information concerning Internet Banking, the Security State Bank Mobile Banking App, or to schedule an appointment, please call 620-326-7417.“We continue to be committed to our customers during this unprecedented situation,” the SSB press release said.Erickson & Gill DentistryThe dentistry has closed its waiting room. People are urged to wait in their car until their appointment. Call or text them upon arrival and employees at Erickson & Gill will let you know when the operators is ready. The phone number is 326-5751. ———Walmart Super Center Walmart has temporarily reduced the hours of operations. Effectively March 19, Wal-Mart will be open 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.———Restaurants The individual Wellington restaurants are listed here. One change since the story was published yesterday, McDonald’s has now closed down its lobby business and will only be doing drive-thru. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.flast_img