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Opinion Letters

Well, the school year is finally over and I could not think of a more suitable time to create my next story. I have had this on my mind for some time now, considering I will be parting my first and only Assistant Principal's post after four years to embark on my next new journey. Naturally, I am both ecstatic and anxious about my new assignment. One motivation for this is that I will be taking on my first Principal ship, and secondly it will be at a post at an international school. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for my family and me, both personally and professionally. My time, commitment and energy devoted to this wonderful community were well worth it and an invaluable learning experience. Isn’t this what life is all about anyhow? However, equally as important, the intent of this post was to share and reveal both reflections and thoughts about the past four years.

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Ask yourself, for just one day, can I match the passion and dedication of Alzheimer’s caregivers and those with the disease? For them, it’s every day. For us, just one - June 20, 2012, the longest day of the year.

The Longest Day™ is a sunrise-to-sunset relay event to raise funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. This event is about love, patience, strength and endurance, but it's also about a challenge. On June 20, 2012, my teammates and I will test our physical limits by completing approximately 16 hours of endurance activities, such as biking, running or walking - even a motorcycle rally. That doesn't mean the individual has to do the entire 16 hours by themselves, but rather that the team be in motion for 16 hours.

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This is intended for all men: political office holders, religious of all faiths, and just plain “guys.”

I speak for women. You know - us! The other half of the population.

We may differ in age, ethnicity, income level, religion or personally held values, but nevertheless, north, south, east, or west, we are sisters under the skin. We usually grow up guided by our mothers, other family females or caretakers. We learn to care for our shelters, we learn how to feed our future families, and we play with dolls and learn to care for our young - though we often dig in dirt and play with trucks too, which serves to give us a well-rounded history.

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Macon County’s middle name should be named Nepotism County. Kim, your letter to Macon News about the good old guys in Macon County was on the money but, Kim, where have you been?

Every job in the county that is available is usually filled even before the job search ad is printed and usually when the appointment is announced in our local papers. It starts out “Joe Blow has been hired for such and such a job and is a native of Macon County.” If you think I am wrong, check the local papers out. Wake up, Kim. Qualifications mean nothing in Macon County, who your uncle is, what counts.

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