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Western Security Bank is making changes in order to promote social distancing. Their lobbies will be closed beginning Friday, March 20, and remain closed until further notice. Their drive-up facilities will remain open during regular drive-up banking hours.
Customers will continue to have access to their accounts. If your immediate needs require you to to meet with a banker, lender or other Western Security Bank team member, they will be accepting appointments. Our branch telephone numbers are listed at the end of this communication for your convenience.
Additionally, customers will continue to have access to a full array of other methods to access their accounts including:· Drive – Up Banking (Open during regular business hours)
- ATM machines
- Online and Mobile Banking including Bill Pay, Remote Check Deposit, Transfers and More! Call today to enroll!
- Online Account Opening @ www.westernsecuritybank.com
- 24 Hour In-Touch Telephone Banking (Dial 406.238.8877 or 866.983.5537 outside of the area)
- Customer Service Support at the branch of your choice during regular banking hours.
They are Honored to Lend a Hand. Western Security Bank understands that this can be a stressful and anxious time and they’re here to help. If a customer has become financially impacted by coronavirus and needs support, please contact them so they can work on ways to assist. Reach out directly by calling 406.371.8200 Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
Western Security Bank takes the health and safety of our customers seriously. We will continue to keep you informed via our website regarding the impact of COVID-19 on banking operations as the situation changes.
Lobby Phone Numbers for Appointments
Downtown – 406.371.8200
Grand Avenue – 406.238.8800
King Avenue – 406.238.8150
Laurel – 406.628.8676
Lockwood – 406.247.8430
Western Center – 406.371.8320
Wicks – 406.238.8880
“IMPORTANT Food Box Distribution and Food Donation Drop-Off Update: please read to bottom.
We are ready to respond to the growing need for food for youth, young adults and their families at the Tumbleweed location, 505 N. 24th.
To meet the increasing demand, and also do our very best to practice all CDC COVID-19 safety protocols, please adhere to the following:
FOOD BOX PICK UP- Monday-Friday from 9-11 am. (BEGINNING FRIDAY MARCH 20th)
*Boxes will be pre-assembled and set up at a location outside, either in the parking lot or in front of the building.
*Take one food box per person/family per day.
*Practice 6 foot social distancing protocols and wait to get a box until you can do so safely.
*Once you have what you need, do not loiter or stay at the Tumbleweed location.
*Please, practice Tumbleweed’s Core Values of respect and personal responsibility.
FOOD DONATION DROP OFF- Monday-Friday from 1-3 pm.
(BEGINNING THURSDAY MARCH 19th) *SEE BELOW FOR IDEAS
*If possible, please pre-pack boxes and/or grocery bags to accommodate an individual food box or a family food box. This will speed up the process of getting food to people who need it.
*There will be tables set up either in the parking lot or in front of the building for drop off. They will be clearly marked.
*Place the donated boxes or bags of food on the table.
*Practice 6 foot social distancing protocols and wait to place the box or bag on the table until it is safe to do so.
*Please do not loiter or stay at the Tumbleweed location.
*There will be a container or basket for you to put your name, email, phone number and mailing address in so we can send you donation documentation for your taxes. We will not have paper or pens so please bring a note with you that includes this information to place in the basket.
IF THESE PICK UP OR DROP OFF TIMES DO NOT WORK FOR YOU we will have some ability to work outside of these times, but this will vary and cannot be guaranteed. Please call Tumbleweed if you need to problem solve. 406-259-2558.
We are incredibly grateful for the support that is being offered to the youth, young adults and their families of our community during this very challenging time. We are grateful for our partnerships with so many community partners who are working tremendously hard to take care of very vulnerable people in our community.
Thank you for your kindness and love.
If you have questions call Tumbleweed 24/7 at 406-259-2558
*Pasta and Sauce
*Instant Mashed Potatoes
*Peanut Butter and Jelly
*Canned soups,stews and chili
*Canned Veggies and fruits
*Apples and Oranges”
The public health crisis posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to school and youth program closures. The Alliance for Positive Youth Development (APYD) has provided a list of free resources to support you which you can find here.
APYD compiled the list of resources to help you keep a consistent learning environment for your children, students, or family clients.
“A Wild Affair” at ZooMontana, originally scheduled for April 24th, has been postponed.
At this time, ZooMontana has set the new date of Friday, June 26, 2020. Other than the date, A Wild Affair will not change, and will still be held at ZooMontana. As always, it promises to be a great night, and now, with warm weather!
If you are a sponsor/ticket holder, ZooMontana hope this date will work for you. For those who have donated auction items, please know they are all in safe keeping and will be used in June. If you have purchased tickets and cannot attend, please reach out to Lea Ann at [email protected] for a refund if you so choose.
SCL Health is committed to the health and safety of their patients. Below is the latest information about COVID-19 and some reminders about protecting your health.
It appears that the majority of individuals infected show no to mild signs of the virus. The vast majority of individuals with coronavirus will not need to visit their doctor.
As anticipated, the virus appears to be more severe in the elderly, the frail and those with underlying chronic medical conditions.
We know that coronavirus is spread through direct contact with droplets from someone who has the virus. Droplets can be spread through a cough or a sneeze.
If you think you have the virus take these steps:
- Evaluate your symptoms. Common symptoms are fever, cough, muscle aches, shortness of breath, and feeling tired. Some people have no or very mild symptoms, and others feel very ill.
- If you are younger than 65, are otherwise healthy, and have very mild symptoms, please stay home and avoid others. Be sure to get enough rest and enough fluids.
- If you are older than 65, if you have other problems like diabetes or asthma or heart disease, or if your symptoms are severe, please call your doctor.
- You should also call if at any time your symptoms are worsening.
- Call your doctor if you have symptoms and have been in close contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19 OR you have recently traveled from an area with ongoing community spread of COVID-19. Check the CDC for the latest list of areas.
- If your symptoms are severe, seek emergency care or call 911. Call the Emergency Room in advance or tell the 911 dispatch operator that you think may have been exposed to COVID-19 and describe the symptoms you are experiencing.
- Your doctor must provide an order for COVID-19 testing. Please refer to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the Montana Department of Health and Human Services for testing instructions by state.
Prevention is our Best Defense
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Avoid crowds if possible.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The health of our patients, providers and associates is our top priority. We continue to work closely with the CDC, federal, state and local agencies on the most up-to-date recommendations and guidelines.
For more information visit SCLHealth.org.
Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County is making some temporary changes due to COVID-19 to protect Seniors and Volunteers the best they can.
- Starting March 17th, all 11 Meal sites will be closed until tentatively April 1st. However, “MEALS ON WHEELS” WILL CONTINUE! Their drivers are taking precautions and are limiting the face to face interactions.
- All Activities are suspended until further notice.
- Temporary Location Hour Changes:
- 1505 Ave D will be open and ready to provide assistance M-F 8am-3pm until further notice.
- 935 Lake Elmo will be open and ready to provide assistance M-F 8am-2pm until further notice.
For updates on this situation, please check out their website at www.allianceyc.org or follow them on Facebook.
Yellowstone County 4-H members from 26 clubs are now selling U.S. #1 Navel oranges, Washington Gala and Granny Smith and Fuji apples, Texas Red grapefruit and D’Anjou pears. The last day to purchase fruit is Friday, February 28. Sales support local 4-H club activities and the activities of the Yellowstone County 4-H Council and Foundation.
Money raised from the 4-H fruit sale helps:
- Provide 4-H member and leader project manuals.
- Fund 4-H project workshops and clinics.
- Provide 4-H scholarships.
- Sponsor 4-H annual camp.
- Sponsor 4-H members going to state, regional and national activities.
- Fund 4-H awards and recognition programs.
- Sponsor 4-H Citizenship experiences.
- Sponsor opportunities to develop life skills, including communication skills.
Members are selling fruit in 20-pound boxes for $32 a box. Delivery of fruit takes place the second weekend of March. To order, please call your neighborhood 4-H member, or call the Yellowstone County Extension Office at 256-2828.
Wear your favorite team jersey and fight childhood hunger in the Billings community, Friday, January 31st! 406 BackPack Jersey Day supports the BackPack Meals Program in Billings Public Schools, meeting the needs of students struggling with hunger outside the classroom!
Root for the Billings community…Any sport…any team…Wear your true colors, January 31st! For more information or to donate, go to efbps.org.