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Primary Election August 18:  “Vote early and often!”

By Steve Urse

Primary Election is Tuesday August 18: “Vote early and often!”  Did you ever have to finally decide? Did you ever have to make up your mind? If you have not yet chosen your candidates, see www.tallahassee.com/elections for the Tallahassee Democrat Voters’ Guide. The LWVT Voter Services Committee also offers Vote411.org . You will need to scroll down the page to find Your Voter’s Guide. You can legally vote often by encouraging your friends to vote.

 

A CHANGE IN A VOTE BY MAIL POLICY

By Susan Fleming

Thanks to Sam Edwards, we were alerted of a change in the policy related to Vote By Mail (VBM) transportation assistance bringing it to a collection site.

Anyone can drop off someone else’s Vote-by-mail ballot at the election office or a polling place, as long as no payment is received for this service.

If you would prefer having your Vote-by-mail ballot dropped off rather than mailing it in AND you can’t do that yourself, let us know so we can help make that happen.

If you would like to organize to help other citizens in Tallahassee have Vote-by-mail ballots delivered, let us know so we can try to organize that effort.

If you want to see the response from the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office click here.

 

Women’s Lunch Bunch – Going Virtual

By Linda Wright

Beginning Wednesday August 19 the Women’s Lunch Bunch will gather on Zoom from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Mark your calendar now for the third Wednesday of every month. Contact Linda Oaksford in advance for the Zoom link to join.

Meet with others in our community for a casual gathering with no particular agenda. Bring something to eat or drink, or not. This is a purely social time, a way to meet with folks you don’t know already, or folks you do know but want to know better.

As the hymn by Jim Scott encourages us to do:

“Gather in peace, gather in thanks,
Gather in sympathy now and then.
Gather in hope compassion and strength

Gather to celebrate once again.
Gather the spirit of heart and mind.”
© 1990  Jim Scott

 

Let the Power of the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program™ Work for You – presented by Big Bend Area Health Education Center

By Mariann D’Arcangelis

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program™ (DEEP™) is a Medicare-approved, evidence-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) program for people with prediabetes or diabetes. Increasing access to DEEP is essential to ensure that people with diabetes and prediabetes can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce complications resulting from diabetes, such as kidney failure, amputation, vision loss, heart failure, and stroke.

There are six consecutive weeks of classes held Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 beginning  August 11 through September 15.  Each class covers a different topic. Morning classes available on request. Call Mariann D’Arcangelis at 850-692-2845 with questions or for more information click here.