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Amy's Reflections

July 26, 2018

“Police officers, firefighters, EMTs - they are all out there every single day - literally just a phone call away for anyone who needs them.” ~ Doreen Cronin

After my article last week, Mary Goemaat reached out to me and gave me a beautiful location for some senior pictures for Shaila. So this past weekend we zipped out to this beautiful field of sunflowers and captured some of the most amazing pictures. These are by far my favorite ones so far. I really appreciate the assistance and truly believe that old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child”. 

We have talked a lot about the upcoming special election for EMS funding on August 7th. We have just completed all the public forums in each of the communities to answer any questions the residents may have. Rick and I attended the one in Belmond last week and enjoyed the discussion and the passion people have for EMS. I truly appreciate Monica Halverson and Jim Gochanour attending and providing additional information and perspective. The theme this year for EMS week was Stronger Together which we also used in our marketing materials for this special election. We are truly stronger when we work together, and being on the front lines of healthcare, we know better than most the importance of our EMS team. I hope you get out and vote in favor of this funding on August 7th. It is vital in order for us to stabilize the services across the county.  I will also remind you that you have the option to do an absentee ballot. I filled mine out this week and it took about 3 minutes at the courthouse. I will be out of town on the day of the election and wanted to make sure I had to opportunity to cast my vote.  You can download the absentee ballot form from the Wright County website at Complete the form and return to the courthouse. They can mail you the ballot or you can complete it at the courthouse. 
Again, I encourage everyone to get out there and vote and show your support as we are truly stronger together. 

“Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one. “ ~ Abraham Lincoln

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