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Excited for possibility of positive changes
I have been glad to see the rain go away, but I think I’d prefer it to this hot and humid weather that came next! But, there are some advantages to no rain – got my grass cut, and the county road crew has been able to make huge progress on paving my section of the Fayetteville Highway in Coosa County! This road has been a struggle for years, and the work was delayed more than a year because of rains last year. Thanks to former County Commissioner Todd Adams for getting this in the budget two years ago and to County Engineer Tad Eason for jumping on it between rains the last couple of weeks.
Now don’t anyone get upset because your road hasn’t been worked on! These things are scheduled well in advance, and the last year has had many delays. Once this particular road is completed, the road crews will not need to come back as often for repairs so they will have more time to work through the other county roads that desperately need work!
It’s exciting to see some of the improvements going on in Rockford and Goodwater. The two murals that have been done will get Coosa County added to the Alabama Mural Trail that directs visitors to places all around the state to see the artwork that exists on buildings. Several towns in the south part of the state have murals on the sides of the buildings facing their side streets so they can be seen by people driving on the main thoroughfare in the town. People will stop to walk around to see the murals and then go into the shops and restaurants available. Every upgrade, improvement, or addition will multiply the number of visitors who stop and take advantage of what we have to offer. Let’s go, Coosa County!
We are finally out of the lockdown and mandates that have controlled us for more than a year, and it is so good to be able to see people face to face again. My biggest excitement recently was being able to start back to Sunday school at Rockford Baptist Church! Several of our members passed away during the shutdown, and it was so terrible to not be able to be with them during that time. I’m sure many of you feel the same way with areas of your lives opening back up. I hope and pray we never have to go through anything like that again.
What is sad is the origins of COVID-19 are finally being acknowledged by the news media. The stories of it starting from a bat in a wet market in China is being totally debunked now, and the truth of a leak (potentially intentionally) from a lab in Wuhan is being reported. Dr. Fauci was connected to that lab by way of funding from the United States government, and he should never have been the spokesperson setting the mandates for our lives. Science has now become something that is open to interpretation so we cannot count on “following the science” any more than we can say 2+2 will always equal 4. Common Core math has proven that is not the case! We can no longer trust anything unequivocally – except God (in MY opinion!).
And, speaking of Common Core, remember when the selling point was to help students learn critical thinking better? Now, think about this Critical Race Theory indoctrination and how that fits right in with the goals of Common Core many of us warned about 10-plus years ago. Thank goodness so many parents of ALL races are taking stands against CRT being taught in our schools, and so many states are passing laws to prevent it from being taught in their school systems. We have gone from being able to read the Bible in schools so we could learn to love each other to now being taught how and why we must hate each other strictly because of the color of our skin. I wonder every day what Martin Luther King Jr. would be thinking of all of this. This nightmare is certainly NOT the “I have a Dream” that he shared with us on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I hope the State of Alabama and our Coosa County Board of Education will block this from coming into our schools. PARENTS – SPEAK UP!
I finally attended a County Commission meeting this week after not going for more than a year. Last week’s report on the meeting on June 7 made me curious to see what was actually going on. The article made it sound like the previous meeting had been somewhat contentious, but this week’s was calm and had good dialogue among the commissioners. Hopefully the county and Town of Rockford will be able to get together to work out differences related to the new Rockford Senior Center so it can open soon. This project has been going on for several years with elected officials who are no longer involved so misunderstandings can run rampant. Just everyone put on adult undergarments and work it out in the best interest of the citizens!
I’m not going anywhere near national politics this week – too much embarrassment to even mention! Maybe again next week.