At a time such as this, three of the Northern Republican women met with our high school principal, Sue Myers, to talk about the negative condition of our high school grounds. Many things were discussed during this brainstorm session.
Our desire is to unite with other community groups and residents in order to develop a plan in which to delegate certain parts of the school grounds for clean-up and maintenance. Our plan would be to divide up the 30 acres of property into sections and adopt each one out to different organizations or clubs. This would be similar to the Adopt a Highway program.
If you would like to see, firsthand, the condition of our neglected school property, Mrs. Myers would be happy to give you a tour.
We not only want to get involved in our community's appearance, but also in our government. As my pastor said Sunday, "You must know that it is no accident that you're living in Payson at your age with the ability to do what you can do." The quote in Esther 4:14 says, "For you are here for such a time as this." Don't be silent -- get involved. You are very important, and needed. I heard that the best candidate for congressman and/or president has never run for office because of fear.
Are we going to continue to just act, or are we going to have action in our life? Complaining is one thing, but we must have a solution to each problem and not just being a fault-finder.
Stop hiding and get involved. Like they say, if you have time to kill, how about working it to death. Every pot sits on its own bottom, but together, and with one voice, we can turn our town and government around "for the people and by the people."
Walk through your fears and get involved. We need you.
We are a blessed nation, state and community. Let us make it work for us, the people. When the government runs the nation, we have tyranny, but when people run the nation, we have democracy.
Diana Sexton, Payson