Tuesday, September 2, 2008

God is so Good

Thank you all so much for your support!

Gram, I want to let you and the other two folks that read this blog that this chapter of my life has come to an end and therefore, this will be my last post.

It has been an awesome journey! Thank you to my wonderful husband Frank, and my family and friends who continue to inspire me!

What lies behind us and what lies before us

are but small matters compared to what lies within us.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Election Results for Coconino County, AZ

Primary Election September 2, 2008
*** Unofficial Until Final Canvass ***
Results will be posted beginning 8:00pm MST

*Since legislative district 3 covers Mohave, La Paz and Coconino Counties, I have included this link, in addition to the previous post which contained Mohave County Voting Information. I cannot locate a link for La Paz County Election Results.

Hat Tip to Gram for suggesting I post the links for election results!

Mohave County - Election Results

Mohave County - Election Results: Click Here

Allen Tempert, Elections Director
P.O. Box 7000
700 W. Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86402-7000
Telephone: 928-753-0733
Fax: 928-718-4956

September 2, 2008 Primary

View Results by Precinct

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mohave County Polling Places

Click the title of this post for a list of polling place in Mohave County or call the elections department at 928-753-0733.


Check your current address on your ID with the current address registered with Voter's Registration -- THEY MUST MATCH.

Use BLACK or BLUE ink--not pencil, color crayons or other colored pens

If you mis-mark your Ballot, request a new Ballot--do not put an X thru it, write 'no' or 'oops' and/or inital it. The voting machine can not read anything other then the bubble that is marked. Counting Boards can not interpret your intent--it is against the law!

Your printed messages are misdirected--send them to your elected representatives. The Elections Department can not change the law nor do we write the laws.

You must sign your Early Ballot affidavit exactly as you did when you registered to vote. (Check your registration card with your signature on it, make sure they match--if your signature has changed or you can no longer mark the ballot yourself, contact Voter Registration and they will gladly help you solve this problem.)

Remember: Your signature on the affidavit envelope is your proof of ID and does not remain with the ballot once your signature has been identified as your's and not your neighbor's--your secrecy is not jeopardized. Don't sign the ballot itself!

No political material should be worn or taken to the polls with you--this is against the law.

If you are going to the polling site, check to make sure you are listed in the correct precinct, find the correct location of your polling place, take your ID with you, and announce your name to the poll workers at the ID table so they may begin processing your ballot request.

If your ID does not match the Voter Registration Register, and you choose not to return home to get other forms of ID, then you will have to fill out a Provisional Ballot form so Voter Registration can verify your signature. Allow some extra time for this situation.

If you need special assistance let the poll workers know so they can assist you.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Valley View Medical Center

At the invitation of CEO Allen Peters, CNO Dana Rice, & others, I recently had the opportunity to tour Valley View Medical Center located in Fort Mohave, for the first time. Wow! Not only is the facility gorgeous, with state of the art equipment but everyone on staff whom I came into contact with was friendly & professional. I came away from the visit with a better understanding of the positive impact on the community made by Valley View & all those who comprise the Valley View family. From the cleanliness of the hospital to the numerous community outreach programs, the dedication to customer service & attention to detail is apparent. Valley View Medical Center is indeed a shining jewel in the desert sand.

Thank you to all who work so hard on behalf of our community!


“BIONIC ~ Believe It or Not, I Care”

Frank & I attended a graduation ceremony last night at the Arizona State Prison-Kingman. ASP – Kingman is a low custody private prison under contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections to provide custody and substance abuse treatment for 1400 adult male offenders who have demonstrated a need for substance or alcohol abuse intervention.

What a celebration this was!

After Ralph McKie, the 1st VP of Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975 led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, the festivities began with a bang when the band playing praise music warmed up the crowd of family & friends. With inmates on the guitar, tambourine, & drums, guests clapped their hands to a soulful rendition of “Amazing Grace”. Though I cannot remember the name of the “lead singer,” his powerful voice does stick in my memory.

Kingman Mayor John Salem then delivered a motivational message regarding attitude & the choices we are presented with each day…how our attitude frames our perspective of events that occur in our daily life. Mayor Salem's stories were met with a few laughs and cheers from the inmates and their families.

Proud instructors, led by Dr. Elizabeth Gwynne, MTC's Education Administrator, passed out over 60 diplomas to inmates who successfully completed GED, Creative Writing, and Financial Literacy courses. By the time the graduation ceremony concluded my eyes were wet & swollen, my hands red & raw from clapping, & my heart was bursting with happiness over the accomplishment of these inmates. These guys get it! Taking a bad situation and turning it around shows gumption and character and never fails to amaze me. God's grace and forgiveness is awesome. With HIM, through HIM, all things are possible and work together for good! AMEN!

Rising from my chair to leave the prision, I turned over the graduation program & saw it:

BIONIC ~ Believe It or Not, I Care

Warden Elliot, Chaplin Basye, MCC Instructors, MTC Staff, thank you...I do believe it & so do those men you inspire.