Area schools offer food sites for children

WELCOME — Most of the news for this column is what’s not scheduled now because of the coronavirus situation.


A cribbage tournament to be held Saturday at the Legion in Welcome has been cancelled. They will continue the tournament in November. Thank you to all those who attended Saturday cribbage this fall/winter.


St. Paul’s United Church of Christ has cancelled all activities until further notice. This includes Wednesday and Sunday services and other events. Circle of Faith parishes also have cancelled all activities until further notice, including services and other events scheduled.


Welcome Historical Society will not be open April 4. Watch for more information about the museum being open and cleaning day rescheduled.


Martin County Relay for Life meeting April 6 for captains and committee members has been cancelled.

They would like to remind area residents that the month of March is National Nutrition Month and National Colorectal Awareness Month. Help prevent and reduce risks of cancer by making healthy choices such as eating more fruits and vegetables daily. This deadly cancer is often prevented through regular screening and it is recommended that screening begin at age 45.


Fairmont Area Schools has announced that there will be a food delivery stop in Welcome at the post office at 9:30 a.m.

They will have two bags for students, one for lunch and one for breakfast for the following day. Chartwell prepares the food for those 18 years and under. The student must collect the meals.

Martin County West is distributing food to its students at 11:15 a.m. at Dugan Street/Weaver Street, and at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ at 11:25 a.m. Be ready to present the student’s name and the student must be present. For more information, contact www.martin.k12.mn.us.

There are also bus stops with food at Ceylon for the students needing food support.


Mayo Clinic Health System has an online resource site about COVID-19 information. It is www.mayoclinichealthsystem. org/covid19 and can be used for contact information, up-to-date data and about what to do if you have symptoms such as fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.


Welcome City Council meetings will be conducted via email and phones for now.

City Hall will be locked to follow CDC guidelines against public access. Email or phone the city clerk for information or to make an appointment for individuals at (507) 728-8740.


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