Halloween - November 2, 2006
Halloween events in Calhoun County were a masterpiece of
creativity, cooperation and fun for everyone! Problems were minimal and
participation was at an all time high. It was a family event at each
community and there were plenty of treats and good experiences. There
were beautiful, ugly, scary and funny costumes. Even the lines at the
haunted houses were tolerated as adults visited and children consumed
goodies and chased around the parking lots. One church was the site for
a 12-hour lock in for teens. Other churches had booths at the community
events. Volunteers from one end of the county helped other communities.
Calhoun hospitality was everywhere.
Everyone said, “It is for the children.”
Let us keep this thought in mind as we approach election
day next Tuesday. We have a privilege and obligation to vote. “It is for
the children.” We must look at the long range effect of who we elect for
office. Our children will live with the choices we make on Tuesday. If
we want to keep Calhoun County on the map for the children, we must be
involved now. There is still time to listen, read, study and pray about
how we will cast our vote.
It is too late to register for this election, but you
can make a commitment to yourself to register for the next election. If
we care, we can be known as the county that has the largest percentage
of voter participation.
If you are registered, you can vote early at the
courthouse, or at your polling place on Tuesday. The new machines are
easy to use and there is also confidential help available. I almost had
to call for help until I read the instructions a second time!
Yes, I have already voted. Please join me in caring
about our county, state, nation and God’s world.