April 12, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Letter: Finding new ways to meet

It’s amazing!  Absolutely amazing how so many people in our Stevens County community have adapted to new ways of doing things to help keep everyone safe from the corona virus. 

During these many months of “sheltering in place,” town boards and the county commissioners now find themselves  conducting meetings via teleconference.  Our schools are conducting “distant learning” where students are home studying on their tablets and laptops. Churches are offering services and devotionals via YouTube, podcast, and television.

Community groups, too, are finding ways to continue their work via on-line apps and social media.  For instance, the Indivisible Morris group continues to work closely with our elected representatives, both Republican and Democrat,

via emails, phone calls, and virtual town hall meetings.  Issues of particular concern during these pandemic times include ensuring the integrity of our election process through mail-in ballots, strengthening the U.S. postal service, and ensuring that all citizens have access to adequate testing and health care. 

Additionally, Individual Morris has started to host citizen “get-together” discussions via Zoom on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 8:00 p.m. All are invited to join in on these lively and informative discussions.  To participate, please visit the Individual Morris Facebook “Event” page for an easy- to-access link.

Vern Simula