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“Those of Us Who Don’t Die Are Going to Quit”: A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies and the Nurse Who Lost Hope

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Almost a year into the pandemic, supply shortages remain so severe that nurse Kristen Cline reuses her N95 for several shifts while her hospital buckles, patients suffer and folks nearby socialize maskless as if the pandemic were already over.

2020 Quilts of Valor - special section from the Kiowa County Press

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Attached below is the 2020 Quilts of Valor special section from the December 25, 2020, edition of the Kiowa County Press. Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free online at Adobe.com) or similar compatible software is required to view the special section.

Quilts of Valor presented to local veterans

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Quilters from the immediate area got together in early October 2020 to make plans to see how many quilts could be made to be awarded to veterans at the November 11, 2020, American Legion Post #125 Veterans dinner. 

Individuals worked franticly to get 10 quilts done.  Sadly, because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the dinner was cancelled at the last minute. 

Letter to the Editor – Veterans’ dinner cancelled this year

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As Commander of American Legion Post #125, I have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year's Veterans' dinner scheduled for November 11, 2020.  This is just one more event having to go by the wayside as a means of protecting our members and beyond from possible exposure to COVID-19.