County Commisioner’s office, Texas National Guard collaborate to distribute food

Susan S. Johnson

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Montgomery County finalizing its fair and rodeo plans

Susan S. Johnson

While the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the fair and rodeo will go on in Montgomery County.

The Montgomery County Fair Association confirmed Friday that it still plans to move forward with all events and activities scheduled for April 9-18, except for the annual the Senior Citizens Day assembly.

This includes all competitions, adult shows, AG Knowledge Barn, BBQ Cook-off, carnival, concerts, rodeo, youth rodeo, and special fair days such as Dia De La Familia and Sunshine Day.

Fair tickets will be available online for $10 and at the gate for $15.


“Our

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Sandusky County Food Pantry seeing greater need during pandemic

Susan S. Johnson

FREMONT – Larry Faist always tries to keep the Sandusky County Food Pantry well-stocked with food orders.



a man standing in a kitchen preparing food: Sandusky County Food Pantry President Larry Faist loads up a box with food for one of the county's residents Wednesday at the food pantry's Bidwell Avenue location. The food pantry has seen an increased demand and a high amount of referrals since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Sandusky County Food Pantry President Larry Faist loads up a box with food for one of the county’s residents Wednesday at the food pantry’s Bidwell Avenue location. The food pantry has seen an increased demand and a high amount of referrals since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s become an increased challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, owing partly to difficulties in getting food orders from normally reliable grocery stores, combined with heightened demand from the county’s neediest residents.

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Perry County food fair feeds hundreds

Susan S. Johnson

PINCKNEYVILLE (WSIL) — Food insecurity is a problem that has been heightened by the pandemic.

“24/7, 365 days a year, it don’t matter if it’s zero, or a hundred degrees. People got to eat.”

George Culley, president of Least of the Brethren Ministry in Pinckneyville, has been passionate about distributing food to people in need, since he started his food bank more than 20 years ago.

Since then the need has grown, which is why Erin McNamara – Stafford, says Molina Health Care sponsored Thursday’s food fair.

“There is a big need all over the state of Illinois, and

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