September 6, 2012

The next meeting of the SCDC is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

A fish fry is planned for September 29, 2012 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Farm raised catfish and all the fixings will be served. There will also be a baked goods auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Adairville Volunteer Fire Department.

If you have an event coming up, the community center is a great place for birthday parties, family reunions and meetings. For rental information call Lori Rouse at 847-2200.

The Corinth Country Market is featuring a variety of fall desserts this week, such as apple cake, pumpkin desserts and fall decorated sugar cookies. Store hours are Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Corinth Country Market is located on Highway 100 just past the airport. To place an order please call Laura or Heidi Miller at 847-1921.

The Red River Meeting House has a busy fall schedule, so mark these dates on your calendar.

64th Annual Potluck Dinner/Meeting, 1 pm Sunday, September 9, 2012

17th Annual Primitive Camp Meeting and Rendezvous October 12-14, 2012

4th Annual Christmas Service (after parade 4 pm) December 2, 2012

1st Sunday of every month – church services at 3 pm – speakers vary

Have a great week and be good to one another.

Notes from Schochoh: After spending two weeks immersed in political conventions and party rhetoric, I have come to one conclusion: Vote. I won’t tell you whom to vote for because that is an intensely private decision that one must come to on one’s own time after weighing the platforms of both parties and deciding in which kind of world you want to live.

One of the proudest days of my life was when I turned eighteen and was able to register to vote. I have never missed voting in an election, whether it was national or local. I even voted by absentee ballot when I was in college in Georgia. I felt empowered the first time I arrived at the designated voting place, showed my I.D. card and signed the voting registry. I entered the voting both, confident of my choice. After casting my vote I felt proud, because I had participated in a form of our government because I knew my vote counted. Voting is a process that is not only is our right, but it is a privilege. Wars have been fought over voting rights and our brave soldiers are still fighting to secure this right for other countries.

Individuals list many reasons why not to vote. “The weather is too bad to get out.” “My vote won’t make a difference.” “I don’t like either candidate.” Tough. Get out and vote anyway. If the weather is bad, put on a rain coat, grab an umbrella and go. Every vote counts. We have learned from past elections how much difference a few extra or fewer votes make a difference. Those votes or lack of votes can sway an election. If you don’t like the ballot choices, write in a candidate of your choosing. You still will be making a difference and participating in the process. What does it say about our country when more Americans vote during the “American Idol” finale than in the last Presidential election? If you can answer that question, then you are smarter than me.

If you still aren’t convinced when Election Day rolls around in November, think about it this way. If you voted and your candidate doesn’t win, you can complain about the other guy for four years. If you don’t exercise your right to vote, then you can’t complain. And what is the fun in that? So come rain or shine get out and vote in November. Remember, every vote counts. Make sure your vote counts.