Up & Coming Weekly

May 12, 2020

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 26 UCW MAY 13-19, 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooperative Extension hosts the Take Two Tuesdays stress management program for youth and families via Zoom on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Email jkshuart@ncsu.edu to join. Egg Incubating Livestock Agent Liz Lahti livestreams We're Incubating Eggs on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Learn about the process of raising chicks as Lahti gives a weekly update on eggs under incubation. 4-H Youth Development School is almost out, and 4-H Youth Development offers positive, educational activities that teach ways to give back while also fostering leadership and life skills for the future. North Carolina 4-H offers e Daily Spark educational Cumberland County Cooperative Extension offers activities for adults and children, some especially crafted for life under COVID-19 restrictions. Participate by visiting their Facebook page at facebook.com/ CumberlandCountyNCCooperativeExtension. Butterfly Project Bring science into your home Tuesdays and ursdays at 1 p.m. when 4-H Agent Jessica Drake livestreams e Butterfly Project on Cooperative Extension's Facebook page. It's a great activity for fun and learning as Drake shows the life cycle of butterflies, from caterpillar to cocoon to winged wonder. Take 2 Tuesdays Many families may be experiencing more stress, such as homeschooling children, as a result of the major restrictions programs for children on the Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/NorthCarolina4H/. Activities this week include tree identification, science experiments and how to prepare for an interview. In addition, North Carolina 4-H offers the ACT prep program ASPIRE on Tuesdays and ursdays at 2 p.m. "ere is so much being done across the state with Cooperative Extension to meet the growing needs of our community," Drake said. Go to www.cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu to see Cumberland County Cooperative Extension's schedule of activities. Resources and Assistance Cumberland County has launched a community resources and assistance page in response to the Covid-19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/2XbhGhr Response Page Visit co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19 for information related to Cumberland County's response to the coronavirus pandemic, including operational changes for county departments and the latest news releases. Text Alert System Text CCDPHCOVID19 to 888777 to receive information on COVID-19 in Cumberland County. North Carolina COVID-19 Information Dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 to speak to a specialist 24/7/365. Text COVIDNC to 898-211 to sign up for updates. COVID-19 Information & Resources Senior Resident Superior Court Judge James Ammons and Chief District Court Judge Edward Pone have issued an Administrative Order requiring everyone who enters the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse or who attends court proceedings at the Cumberland County Detention Center to wear protective face coverings until further notice. Courthouse security began enforcing the order at all entrances beginning Monday, May 4. CDC graphic Face Coverings Required at Courthouse A new food benefit program is launching to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings during the pandemic. North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. is program will provide extra help buying groceries for the families of the more than 39,000 Cumberland County children who normally receive or are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. e North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) will administer the P-EBT program in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, so please visit www.ncdhhs.gov for more information regarding North Carolina's P-EBT program to include answers to Frequently Asked Questions and any updated information over the coming weeks. Families do not need to apply for the P-EBT program. School information will be used to determine eligibility and distribution of benefits. Families currently receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits who are eligible for P-EBT will receive the additional benefit on their existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. P-EBT eligible families not currently enrolled in FNS will be mailed an EBT card and a letter from NCDHHS in the next few weeks explaining how to activate and use their card. e P-EBT card and letter will be mailed to the address on the child(ren)'s school record. Visit www. ncdhhs.gov for more information regarding any issues related to change of address. Eligible families will receive approximately $371 in total P-EBT benefits per child, provided over two installments. Unused benefits will rollover month-to-month and must be used within 365 days. Cumberland County Schools will continue providing curbside pick-up meals at various locations to all children 18 and younger. View meal pick up information. Families can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find local meal sites. e service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Has Fun Activities for Everyone News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters P-EBT: Food Funding Available for Children Support your local business today! FOOD DELIVERY

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