New Madison News: Summer reading program ends this week


Politics have taken center stage as the conventions wind up, and wind down. Knowing the outcome for weeks, following a long primary process, has changed the way conventions choose candidates. It takes away the serious attempts at upstaging candidates with delegate counts that means a ‘win.’ It makes for much shorter air time and lots of “show” as candidates parade family and party faithful on stage to launch campaigns.

The phone calls will begin and signs will pop up in yards. It will be interesting, however, to see the outcome of a presidential election when neither candidate is the overall choice of the electorate.

If you are interested in how we arrived at this method of presidential choice, if you want to know more about political parties, and, if you want to learn more about candidates, visit the library.

Summer is a great time to drop in the pleasant surroundings of the New Madison Public Library. If not politics, then try a favorite author you might have missed. During these long hot days, you can enjoy the delight of a cool beverage and a mystery, romance or biography.

A very successful summer reading program winds down this week at the Library with the “The Finish Line” on Friday, July 29, with fun and and games for everyone.

Work on a new roof is about to begin at the Library. Maintenance of the structure is important to the trustees and staff.

The summer school at the United Methodist Church will wrap up on July 28. Students have enjoyed a three day per week program which included learning about new subjects and also involved some remedial academic skills. Camp Growth was a six weeks effort led by Macy Fraylick, a Tri-Village graduate now attending Miami University.

While students are away from Tri-Village, the building has been put in order for autumn academics. New flooring on the second floor will be a shiny welcome back. The football season is anticipated by students and community. If you haven’t reserved seats, contact the school. Bleachers are going to be ready for the first home game on August 26. The Patriots will host Jefferson. The jamboree game is August 19th with Troy Christian. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Sportswear is available for the Tri-Village football fans. Contact the school. Also shirts are being offered to support Clayton Murphy in the Rio Olympic games. Check around town and find an order blank.

The new clinic is taking shape! Already handling a busy schedule with patient care the new clinic will open in the fall with Dr. Sherry Adkins of Family Health.

Congratulations this week to the town’s own Little Miss Firecracker and Little Mister Firecracker. Kinnley Lewis, 4, daughter of Jarred and Amy Lewis, and Grady Brewer, 3, son of Mattie and Chris Brewer, wore crowns for the July 4th celebration.

By Shirley Dubbs

New Madison News

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at [email protected]. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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