If the Minnesota Vikings could trade OT Riley Reiff for CB Desmond King II of the Chargers, do you think they should do it? Pilots whose medicals would have expired at the end of April, May, June, July, August, and September can add three months to their medical certificates’ validity. We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Check out this weekly feature to keep up to date on the latest. Farmers Market Brings Fresh Food
The Viking have a young cornerback corps and depth at left tackle.
Minnesota lost three big contributors at cornerback — Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander — this offseason. The team drafted left tackle Ezra Cleveland in the second round, despite still having its starting left tackle from 2019: Riley Reiff.
ESPN’s Field Yates thinks a solution to this problem could be trading Reiff for cornerback help. The outlet recently suggested a trade that involved Minnesota giving Reiff to the Los Angeles Chargers in exchange for cornerback Desmond King II.
The hypothetical trade also has the Vikings agreeing to pay $3.8 million of Reiff’s 2020 base salary. Here’s what the outlet said about the deal:
“Why the Vikings do it: The Vikings drafted Ezra Cleveland out of Boise State, their heir apparent to Reiff, in the second round of this year’s draft, which makes a trade of Reiff more viable. Now, it’s likely that Minnesota would want to maintain its veteran presence in protecting Kirk Cousins’ blind side (particularly with a limited, at best, offseason), but the Vikings are navigating a tightrope with the salary cap because of a roster featuring many excellent players. In trading Reiff (even while paying a portion of his salary this season), Minnesota would free up salary-cap space and acquire a versatile defensive back in King.”
If Cleveland is a quick study, then by all means do it. However, that may not be the case, and if it isn’t, the Vikings are taking a big risk at offensive line. There’s also the possibility that the young corners could be an upgrade over last season’s starters.
Author: Jack White, Vikings Wire
FAA expands extensions to medical, training and testing requirements
The FAA will amend Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 118, extending the validity of some medical, training and testing requirements through Sept. 30, 2020.
However, the new extensions do not give those pilots whose medicals originally expired in March any extra time beyond June 30. Pilots whose medicals would have expired at the end of April, May, June, July, August, and September can add three months to their medical certificates’ validity, in all medical classes, except BasicMed, according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
September is the new cutoff of eligibility for time extensions in the updated SFAR for flight reviews, instrument currency, remote pilot aeronautical knowledge recency, and pilot knowledge exams.
The agency issued SFAR 118 April 29, 2020, in response to concerns raised by general aviation advocacy groups about pilot training, currency and medical certifications due to expire as the nation grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As deadlines neared for the FAA’s extensions on those certifications, GA advocates appealed to the agency for additional relief.
“The amendment recognizes that even as stay-at-home advisories are lifted, airmen continue to experience difficulty complying with certain training, recency, checking, testing and duration requirements,” the FAA noted in its announcement of the upcoming amended SFAR, which will be published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2020.
“During this complicated time, it comes as a relief for many general aviation pilots affected by the ever-changing situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic,” said Mark Baker, AOPA president and CEO. “We look forward to seeing more pilots returning to the skies safely while also having this extension to make it easier to remain in compliance with medical certifications while doing so.”
“We are pleased the FAA recognized the unprecedented situation that general aviation pilots and operators continue to face during this crisis, and we thank the agency for responding to the ongoing concerns of NBAA and other industry stakeholders in granting these extensions,” added National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen.
The FAA emphasized this and other “limited extensions” to earlier deadlines under SFAR 118 are to give pilots flexibility in scheduling necessary medical certification and training events as the nation continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials added certificate holders “should seek to schedule those events as soon as it is practical and safe to do so given individual circumstances.”
June 30 remains a hard deadline for some pilots who benefited from the original SFAR, such as flight instructors, according to AOPA officials. Those whose certificates were to expire from March to May 2020 still have until June 30 to renew without having to take a practical test. June 30 remains the last date before the expiration of those instructors’ certificates, AOPA officials noted.
Author: About General Aviation News Staff
Stay Hungry: New Burmese and Thai restaurant, Deo Gratias Beer Fest and more in food news
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Check out this weekly feature to keep up to date on the latest.
The Franklin Street Bazaarwill have its opening day on Saturday, July 4. You’ll find activities, arts and crafts, fresh meats and produce, food trucks and much more. The Market will happen every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Aug. 29 on the lawn of the West Branch of the Evansville Public Library at 2000 West Franklin St. Watch the Facebook page at for any special events or other announcements.
Honey + Moon Coffee Co.has released their summer drinks list. It includes a cold brew float with your choice of ice cream: vanilla, espresso or beekeeper; Lemon Tea Ni with house lemonade and your choice of tea flavor; Coconut Mocha Supernova frappe; Butterscotch Latte and a milky Lavender Vanilla Matcha tea.
Honey + Moon Coffee Co. has two locations:
Honey + Moon Café – 612 S. Weinbach Ave. Phone: 812-602-3123
Honey + Moon Kitchen -1211 Tutor Lane Suite E-2 Phone: 812-893-2945
The Newburgh Farmers Market will have its opening day on Saturday, July 4. You’ll find arts and crafts, fresh meats and produce, baked goods, preserved foods, food trucks and much more.
The Market will happen every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Aug. 22 at Old Lock & Dam Park in Newburgh. Watch the Facebook page at for any special events or other announcements.
The Owensboro Karen Restauranthas opened near Sorgho, Kentucky, just west of Owensboro off the Audubon Parkway, serving Burmese, Thai and other Southeast Asian food. Look for curry, exotic noodle dishes and soup, samosas, tea leaf salad and more. Try the tea leaf salad. Please.
Owensboro Karen Restaurant – 7046 Hwy 56 in Owensboro Phone: 270-344-0706
St. Benedict’s Brew Works in Ferdinand is hosting the summer’s first beer festival, the Deo Gratias (Thank God) Beer Fest on Saturday, July 4, beginning at noon. Ferdinand is about an hour east of Evansville, but we thought Y’all might be ready for a beer fest. More than 20 beers will be on tap, some from St. Benedict’s and some guest beers. A hot dog and brat bar, sandwiches, ice cream and more will also be available. Tickets are $25 and include an event glass, one drink ticket and one food ticket.
Face masks are not required but there will be a contest for the most original one. Plans are subject to Indiana COVID-19 guidelines, but St. Benedict’s is working on the assumption that larger gatherings will again be allowed as of July 4 as currently planned. Space is limited, so reserve a ticket at 812-998-2337. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for any updates.
St. Benedict’s Brew Works – 860 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, Indiana 812-998-2337
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Published 6:01 a.m. CT June 27, 2020
Farmers Market Brings Fresh Food
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) – With Covid-19 people are beginning to rethink what they eat and what kind of food they put on the table to feed their families.
With that in mind the Wichita Falls Downtown Farmers Market is the perfect place for residents from not just Wichita but surrounding cities to come and get a taste of all the fresh fruits and vegetables they have to offer.
The Farmers Market is open weekly during harvest seasons and vendors provides strawberries, squash, black eyed peas, and lots of other home grown food for reasonable prices.
Vendors would normally have samples of their food for customers to try before they buy but, with the pandemic most of them have stopped for now.
The Farmers Market is a great place to bring friends and families to learn the importance of not only eating fresher foods but also supporting your small local farming businesses.
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Author: Ebonee Coleman