New Madison News: Election season nearing an end


November’s election will be Nov. 6. Lots of us are voting early. The constant rhetoric and condemning messages will end. Of course, they must be effective or political and advocacy groups would not spend the money and effort to produce slick presentations of candidate messaging.

Of those in office, the core of the advertisement is about the good work accomplished and for those wanting in office the words center on what should, could and would be accomplished with change.

The choice is individual but hopefully based on thought and consideration. Putting aside red or blue, let’s hope for a good turnout to keep democracy working the way it was designed.

Want to know about people who put down roots in Darke County or established familiar family stories that have passed down through generations? The New Madison Public Library is helping with a genealogy search. Offering a free database on searching your family tree, the library is planning two presentations in November. You can reserve a spot at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 or 4 p.m. on Nov. 16. Call 937-996-1741 and keep a spot open for your use of database, websites or digital tools to know more than you might have expected when checking out those branches of your family tree.

Another November event will be the annual Harvest Dinner at the United Methodist Church. The ham and turkey will be served with dressing and mashed potatoes. You can have plain or oyster dressing. Enjoy cranberry salad and there will be a choice of pie for dessert. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and a free will offering will be taken. Enjoy the taste of autumn with good fellowship. Take home orders are available and you might consider ordering a couple of dinners for the freezer.

Grab a jacket or sweater and enjoy the crispness in the air. Relax before the busy holiday events begin to fill calendars.

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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