While voting on statewide issues, I thought how nice if we could vote all political campaign ads out! Or maybe put them on after midnight and before 5 a.m. We chose to vote early and we can attempt blanking out the same messages that we have been hearing for months. Ohio is one state where advertising dollars are spent. Lucky buckeyes! I wonder if there is a point of totalling turning people away from the polls. Early voting is busy across all of the states using this method. If you prefer the mail, you have until noon on the third day before the election, Saturday, Nov. 3. You can go to the Board of Elections office until 6 p.m. on Nov. 2. There have been lots of reminders about registration. Here goes another reminder. The last day to register is Oct. 9th. The office on Garst Ave. will be open until 9 p.m. on that day. The board office provides answers to every question and encourages voting. It is such an important process that I can’t imagine missing out on indicating my choices. Watching the evening news is a reminder of how desperate people feel when they don’t have the freedom of choosing. And how desperate dictators become when people can make free choices.
There are used books still available at the New Madison Public Library. The sale started during the week end’s School and Community Fair. Stock up for winter reading at a very reasonable cost. The sale is planned to continue through Oct. 13. And a reminder of the library’s book club. The second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. is when a small group of readers meet to discuss “the plot and characters” of the book of the month. Readers are welcome! Meetings are short!
Congratuations to Monyca Schlechty who was the parade’s marshall this past week end. She has always been busy behind the scenes and this time she received applause and waves.
Also congratulations to Kenny Baker for being noted as a pillar of the community in the Advocate. Always busy, he also quietly accomplishes many things for the community.
And it was a special day for Pauline Emrick recently when she marked 97 years of age. So happy birthday.
Todd Gentis, new principal at the junior and senior high, reports things are off to a strong start and he pointed out the FFA chapter’s selection as a Three Star Chapter. Tri-Village, under the leadership of Mr. Pohlman, is one of 300 chapters with this distinction.
He reports that the modeling and simulation team of Craig Harrison, Macy Fraylick and Seth Thomas won the Dayton regional competition on Sept. 13. Kim Puckett is the coach. The students will travel to the national competition in Orlando, Fla., in December.
Tri-Village has a new website up and running. The administration strongly encourages parents, students and the community to frequently visit the new website. That web address is www.tri-village.k12.oh.us
Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at email@example.com. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.