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COVID-19: Part 2 - Lockdown Becomes the New ‘Norm’

8th July 2020 | Coronavirus

Life is starting to take on a new kind of normality. In fact, it almost seems that this is a movie taking place that we’re not part of, and I’m worried that we’re feeling a false sense of security. Everywhere is so quiet and calm; very few shops are open and those that are have queues of people waiting to go in, keeping apart at a safe distance. I eventually managed to get a ‘click & collect’ booking for 20 April by staying up till midnight to wait for a new day’s slot to become available! I was ecstatic to be in a queue and then finally be able to check out my shopping at 1.30am!

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Kibworth Art Lovers’ Society Covid-19 Update

7th July 2020 | Clubs and Societies

Under normal circumstances at this time of year we would have been preparing for our Annual Exhibition. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was decided reluctantly to cancel this year’s show. However, it will give members time to prepare more artworks for display when we hold our next exhibition. In the meantime, the painting by Pat Porteous from a previous exhibition will surely whet our appetites for the future.

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Local Church News for July

7th July 2020 | Churches

As of 1st July, St Wilfrid’s is now open for private prayer from 10.00 till 11.00am every day, except Saturdays. Christ Church, Smeeton Westerby is also open for private prayer from 10am til 4pm on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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Our Thanks to Sue Buchanan

2nd July 2020 | Editorial

Sue Buchanan has been organising the distribution of the Kibworth Chronicle to 5,000 homes in villages around Kibworth for almost eight years. Each month Sue has checked the availability of volunteers and arranged cover if any are unwell or on holiday.

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A Memory of Betty Bateman

2nd July 2020 | Letters

I was sad to hear of the passing of Betty when I read the article today (26 June) on the Chronicle’s website. Betty was my neighbour for a good couple of years, and as her obituary stated she was forthright in some opinions but we also had some good laughs as well.

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