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Be aware of ‘wisdom’ of man
“All men (each individual) are created equal!”
Be aware of individual and public opinion, the wisdom of man! When that wisdom becomes in opposition to that of creation, a problem ensues.
Rules and laws must conform to the Declaration of Independence making the Constitution the law of the nation. Transparencies, changing sexual status, is a sin against creation.
Enacting laws promoting individual changes becomes a national sin to which God will not hear prayers. The nation is alone against storms and other dangers.
Correction is simply turning the nation back to Christian status. Elected officials are cautioned.
TSgt. Laddie D. Oliver, USAF (ret.)
Fairfield honors Teacher Appreciation Week
Each year seems to bring more and more challenges for our teaching staff, and the 2021-2022 year is no different. I continue to hear the saying that “You learn what people are made of when facing a crisis.”
That is so very true of our teaching staff in Fairfield. They are working hard to solve every challenge that has greeted them! I truly feel that there is no challenge that our teaching staff could not overcome. Thank you, teachers, for all the hard work you are doing.
Our teachers are creative in figuring out how to connect with students and families. The dedication from the teaching staff is genuine, and their passion for the students and families they serve is strong.
Reach out to teachers this week and let them know your gratitude for all they do. Our community is built on the foundation of a spark a teacher has ignited in a child. Teachers are the molders and creators of the future.
Thank you, Fairfield Teachers, for all you do to help our students each day. You are Super Heroes in my book!
With much gratitude and appreciation, Dr. Laurie Noll, Fairfield Community School District Superintendent
Dr. Laurie Noll
Superintendent Fairfield Community School District
Primary election around the corner
If it’s May and there’s candidate campaign signs in people’s yards - there must be a Primary Election right around the corner.
Here’s a few reminders and dates to keep in mind while getting ready to vote:
Primaries are used to narrow down the party’s candidate for an elected position to run in the General Election in November;
To vote in a Primary, you must be a registered Democrat or Republican;
Unlike the General Election in November, once registered to vote for one party or another, you may only vote for the candidates of that party for the Primary Election, this can be changed before the General Election in November;
You may pre-register to vote until May 23. Between May 23-June 6 in order to register to vote, you must do so in the county auditor’s office and on June 7 you may register to vote at your polling precinct June 7, but after May 23 to register to vote you must bring an acceptable form of ID and proof of residency or have someone from your precinct able to validate your identity and residence.
Absentee ballot voting begins May 18. Sometimes referred to as early voting, this can be done either by in-person absentee ballot in the county auditor’s office or by requesting a ballot by mail, however requests for a mailed ballot must be received by the county auditor by 5 pm May 23;
The county auditor’s office will be open Saturday, June 4 for early voting;
The last day for early voting in the county auditor’s office is 4:30 pm June 6;
All absentee ballots returned must have the exterior affidavit envelope sealed and include the voter’s signature in the yellow box;
Only the voter, a resident of a voter’s household or an immediate family member of the voter, may return their absentee ballot to the county auditor’s office;
Polling precinct hours June 7 are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Absentee ballots sent by mail may be returned to the auditor’s office in person up until 8 pm June 7.
Local elections in rural communities matter because they represent us and our communities and often, they are people we know. Don’t be afraid to reach out to talk to your candidates. Ask them questions. Share your concerns or ideas with them about your community. See if they reflect your values. Get to know them because your representative is your voice and they serve us and the needs of our communities. That’s their job.
Chair of Jefferson County Democrats