Local business owners make over 400 free, reusable face masks for essential employees

first_img Top Searches Top Searches Adams County Common Pleas CourtInterMark Cindie and Troy Fields, owners of Hometown Tan & Formals in West Union, have gone from tanning and prom dresses to the production of hundreds of free masks (pictured above) for essential employees in the area. (Provided photo) HomeNewsLocal business owners make over 400 free, reusable face masks for essential employees Local business owners make over 400 free, reusable face masks for essential employeesMarch 31, 2020Mark CarpenterNews, Top Stories0 Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Remove a YolkNOW PLAYINGCroissant Breakfast Sandwich CasseroleNOW PLAYINGCheesy Baked AsparagusNOW PLAYINGCheesy Bacon Baked Brussels SproutsNOW PLAYINGHow to Skin Carrots, Potatoes and ApplesNOW PLAYINGMagic Crust Custard PieNOW PLAYINGHow to Poach an EggNOW PLAYINGHow to Shuck, Cook, and Cut CornNOW PLAYINGHow to Carve a Whole ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Make the Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed PotatoesNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. center_img PreviousLarry Edward GroomsNextODH declares golf courses ‘back in business’ Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Austin Rust-In the time since Sunday, March 22, Cindie and Troy Fields have made nearly 400 free, reusable face masks for local essential employees and healthcare workers. This extraordinary effort began after their business, Hometown Tan & Formal in West Union, was forced to temporarily close by Governor Mike DeWine’s order to close non-essential businesses statewide due to COVID-19.“With our business shut down, there was nothing else we could besides help people,” Mrs. Fields explained. “That’s what we kind of do anyway – we’re always trying to donate to different (local) organizations. I thought I might as well take time to make masks for the people that need them.”Mrs. Fields explained that her husband, Troy Fields, had finished his latest construction project just before the coronavirus outbreak, leaving him enough time now to cut and measure the fabric for each mask. The Fields have received donations of fabric, elastic bands, and cash for supplies almost every day from the community, and several customers have provided them with lunches while they work. The masks are sewn by Mrs. Fields, and roughly 50 to 60 are finished each day.“We’ve passed them out to a few nursing homes in Adams County, and some in Brown County,” said Mrs. Fields. “We’ve passed out several to home health aides here, individual-wise, and we have given a couple to workers in care facilities locally, too – my husband just sent some to Eagle Creek Nursing Center. I’m just thinking the more I make, the more I can keep our area safer.”Speaking on the outlook she and her husband share for their business, Hometown Tan & Formal, Mrs. Fields said: “We’re praying that we can make it through this and reopen as soon as possible. We have thousands of dollars worth of dresses sitting here that we probably won’t sell unless the schools decide to have prom. We have a lot of inventory here that won’t sell because everything is cancelled. But we’ve been in business for almost 20 years, and we have our loyal customers, so we’ll make it through this. Until then, we’ll make masks.” last_img read more

Local Moms Demand Action members continue push for change in wake of shootings in El Paso, Kansas City

first_imgLocal members of Moms Demand Action attended the organization’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – KansasA group of Johnson County Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America activists were at the organization’s convention in Washington, D.C. last weekend when word of the mass shooting that killed 22 in El Paso, Texas, broke.The KC area residents were still processing the news that Erin Langhofer, a 25-year-old Overland Park native, had been killed by gunfire at First Fridays in Kansas City last week, when they learned about what had happened in El Paso.“We heard about First Fridays while we were there and we thought, oh god, another one,” said Shawnee resident Leanna Barclay, deputy lead for the organization’s Kansas chapter and co-lead for the group of Johnson County volunteers. “And then of course, the El Paso shooting is very sobering. It’s very emotional. People take all these to heart.”Barclay said the volunteers that weekend went over the organization’s challenges and areas of opportunity, while also learning skills to be more effective in their individual roles. Noting the crisis of teen suicides in Johnson County compared to other parts of Kansas and the growing number of suicidal deaths by gunshot nationwide, Barclay said she and her local group of volunteers feel that their work is urgent.“It’s difficult work and you just have to basically deal with your feelings and just realize we are making progress,” she added. “It’s frustrating. It’s way too slow, but we are making progress, we just have to keep going.”The organization’s goal continues to be working toward policy that requires universal background checks and also “keeping guns out of the hands of people that shouldn’t have them,” such as convicted felons or people with histories of violence, Barclay added.Locally, Moms Demand Action has made an impact in legislation, Barclay said, citing a bill passed in the 2018 Kansas legislative session to keep guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers.“I think in Kansas, we are a more conservative state on the issue of guns, but we are making headway, baby steps, and I think people have had enough,” Barclay said, adding that they’ve learned many gun owners in Kansas support universal background checks. “I think people can realize we’re totally happy with people owning guns and hunting and having them for their own security. We would like them to be responsible gun owners, and I don’t think there’d be any responsible gun owner that would argue with that.”last_img read more

Giveback Summer Soiree

first_img Chloe Peebles, Georgina Bloomberg, Katrina Peebles, Don Peebles photo D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 [email protected] 516-676-3939 Don, Katrina and Chloe Peebles invited guests to a Summer Soiree at their home in Bridgehampton on Thursday, August 30. The special guest of honor was Georgina Bloomberg. The event was held to benefit Giveback. Colin Harrison, Stephanie Harrison, Colin Harrison photo D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 [email protected] 516-676-3939 Sissy DeMaria, Katrina Peebles, Chloe Peebles, Caroline Philipson photo D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 [email protected] 516-676-3939 Chloe Peebles, Georgina Bloomberg, Katrina Peebles photo D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 [email protected] 516-676-3939center_img Share Isabel Ernst, Heather Kuhl, Sissy DeMaria, Jukai Sugerman, Virginia Terry, Nicole Cicogna photo D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 [email protected] 516-676-3939 Renee Steinberg, Richard Steinberg photo D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2018 [email protected] 516-676-3939last_img read more

FA Cup: Chelsea may appeal against John Terry’s red card

first_imgChelsea are considering an appeal against the red card given to club captain John Terry in Sunday’s 4-1 FA Cup third-round win at home to Peterborough United, said manager Antonio Conte. (FA Cup: Chelsea, Tottenham sail into fourth round)Terry, playing his first match for two months, was dismissed by referee Kevin Friend in the 67th minute for bringing down Lee Angol to deny a goalscoring opportunity.But Conte felt the official made a mistake.”I think it wasnt a good decision by the referee,” the Italian told reporters. “First because John did not take him and second because behind John there was (Branislav) Ivanovic.”Maybe we do an appeal for this situation because John did not deserve it.”Im pleased with John because he is showing me great commitment and hes showing me hes a good man and hes helping me a lot in the changing room.”I think he will play a lot in the second half of the season.”Asked whether Terry would be offered a new contract after his current one runs out at the end of the season, Conte said that was a decision for the club and not just him.GOOD COMMITMENTOverall, he was grateful his Premier League leaders had not suffered against lower division opposition like Liverpool, who were held by Plymouth Argyle, or Bournemouth, who lost at Millwall, after resting most of his first-choice players.Pedro’s double plus a goal apiece for Willian and Michy Batshuayi put paid to third-tier Peterborough’s Cup dreams.advertisement”We changed many players because I think that in this game I could have an opportunity to see some players who do not play a lot,” Conte said. “So I saw a lot of possibility. We showed good commitment and we showed we were a team and we won as a team.”When you change nine players it’s not easy. The young players showed me they are growing.”Chelsea, who lost at Tottenham last Wednesday after 13 successive league victories, resume their campaign away to champions Leicester City on Saturday.They will have defender Nathan Ake available after confirming he has returned from an impressive loan spell at Bournemouth.”Ake gives me important options,” Conte said. “Chelsea is his home.”last_img read more