Beginning March 23, Olney Library will be offering internet/computer services to Olney ISD students who need wifi during this time away from school. Limited hours are from 9 to 11 am Monday through Friday. There will be no public access of any kind during this time.
The Olney Chamber of Commerce has made a few changes to their upcoming schedule due to the Coronavirus. Chamber Director Stacy Wade announced earlier this month that the annual chamber of commerce banquet wascanceled. “We want to say we are sorry, we know this is inconvenient ,but we want to make sure that our businesses are still promoted,” Wade said.
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Members present: Jake Bailey, Dirk Barrington, Len Bernhardt, Jeff Harvey, Kyle Hinson, Kenley Lane and Dr. Greg Roach.
March 18, Olney ISD began its feeding program to make sure none of Olney’s children would go without the opportunity to have a lunch or breakfast during the Corona pandemic that has Olney ISD using online classes and social media to make sure the youth of Olney stay on course for graduation and advancement to the next grade.
In the spirit of giving back, the Sr. Cub Cemter is always looking for volunteers. L-R: Senior Cub Center staff : Climmie Miller, Amanda Garcia, James Wiley, Linda Grey and Connie Gibson. Photo by Will Sadler
Hometown Coffee and Tea is allowing customers to pick up their food at the registers after ordering.
“Obviously, business has been down but we are very blessed to have customers still calling in.” Holly Bailey Photo by Will Sadler
The Drive-thru at Dairy Queen remaiins open although customers are not allowed to dine inside the restaurant as this is a necessary precaution to ensure the safety of everyone.
“It is still business as usual. We are taking it day by day.” Anita Rodriguez Photo by Will Sadler
Although the Coronavirus has reached the U.S., now is not the time to panic. We must choose to make the best of the situation at hand. Many of the Olney businesses are encouraging us to move forward with leading normal lives during this chaotic time.