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If you were mentioned here, come to the meeting

Milam County TRIAD G enera l Membership Meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Milano Senior Citizen Center.

If your name has appeared in one of the MCT articles from its beginning until now, please come and be recognized.

Snacks are provided and everybody is asked to bring a pot full of good fellowship. It goes well with snacks. Drink, finger food & sweets are available.

Guest speaker is Dick Archer, a long-time Temple business and civic leader He is a graduate of Central Michigan University, with a bachelor of science degree in business, art, and education.

He served in the U.S. Army, in active and reserve duty, and attained the rank of captain.

SILVER-HAIRED—The training session of the Texas Silver- Haired Legislature ended April 3,

The TS-HL demonstrates ways individuals make a difference in our world. Anyone can carry an idea to state representative or senator and ask for sponsorship. If your idea is well received, then your work begins.

The representative serving in the Texas State Legislature brings the issue forward. The resolution is numbered and assigned to committee that begins its journey to become the law of the land.

Taking an individual’s idea and turning it into a law is easily said and hard to do. You must know a few things about the issue prior to asking your representative or senator to take action on the resolution. There are some questions you must ask of yourself. Is this law on the books, so-to-speak, but is not being enforced?

If the answer is “no”, then proceed to the next question. Is the proposed bill expensive? If the answer is “yes”, then research ways it could be paid without adding more taxes , particularly during financial shortfalls.

If your proposed piece of legislation is self supporting or can be enacted without a n ex pen se, t hen, c ont i nue through the political process. Is this too much trouble?

Do you feel that your researching skills are lacking somewhat? Do you think the out-of-pocket expense is higher than you can afford?

Well, there are other ways to try. Why not contact your Central Texas Silver-Haired Legislator. Presently Jim Endicott, myself, Joyce Mayer, and Myron Meier are the four TS-HL members serving the seven counties covered by the AAA of Central Texas.

Those are Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba.

Finding resolutions to benefit the elderly is being solicited and the aforementioned TS-HL members are anxious to help or to sponsor your concern to the TS- HL body.

Deadline for getting the resolution ready to be heard this September is Aug. 1. The work needs to begin now.

H Richard McGhee, Director, Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas, 254-770-2330, in Belton, Texas, will assist you or put you in contact with someone.

Everyone should become an advocate for the elderly . You can make a difference.

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