I know we think we live in a county that is
protected from all the mayhem spreading across the country and the world. Right
now we do, but nothing is forever.
If we want to protect our little piece of heaven, we have to stay informed and involved in the local government. Our political leaders have to know we are watching and interested in the welfare of this county and its citizens. We are fortunate that we have a pretty good group of elected officials, but that can change with one election. It is important that we attend the county, city, and school board (especially the school board) meetings. Speak If you feel compelled, but listen also.
Having a civil dialog and exchange of ideas with your elected officials is critical, If we want to keep and improve what we have.