While things are starting to open back up, some with restrictions and others not as much, some things are just not happening this spring.
The Shelby Baseball Association Board has decided to cancel this year’s season. Due to the Governor’s directive of no more than 10 in a group it just would not be possible, or safe, according to the board. It is possible that tournaments later in the summer might be looked into for older baseball players, but as of now Shelby baseball is not happening until next season.
The Community Garden will not be returning full force. According to Toole County Extension Agent Kim Woodring, the Community Garden will not be seeking new gardeners this year due to social distancing. They are, however, contacting last year’s gardeners and offering their plots back to them if they would like them.
The Toole County Courthouse reopened its doors to the public on Monday, April 27, with social distancing guidelines in effect. The Toole County Health Department is also open but requesting appointments be made for shots. Call (406) 424-5169 to make an appointment or for any questions.
Local bank and credit union lobbies are still currently closed at this time and customers are asked to continue using the drive-up windows to take care of their banking needs until further notice.
Northtown Drug has reopened its doors to the public, only 10 customers at a time, and is encouraging, but not requiring masks. They are still offering their drive-up window service and curbside service for those not wanting to come in.
Shelby Floral and Gift, along with other retail businesses that have been closed, were able to open back up on Monday and are adhering to the social distancing guidelines.
The Prairie Peddler will continue to offer carry-out and optional curbside service as well as allowing up to eight people at a time in the store.
“We will have two workers on at all times,” said Kelli Lohr, owner. “So we will be allowing up to eight people at a time in the store. We will leave it up to the customers if they want to wear masks in the store or not.”
The Prairie Peddler will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call (406) 434-5446 for curbside or to pre-order your drinks.
Local beauty salons are also back in business, by appointment only, and will be following the requirements put into place by the governor in regards to customers wearing masks, having temperatures checked prior to services taking place and stringent disinfecting protocol being followed.
Slowly but surely things are coming back around. Patience, common sense and following social distancing guidelines will help ensure that it can continue. Please take heed of the restrictions and guidelines in place as we move forward as a community.
We are all in this together.