Change on its way once again

New school year, new season bring opportunity for change in routine.

Can you believe it? Amidst a busy Chase County Fair week, classes at Chase County Schools (CCS) also get underway for a new year on Tuesday next week. Most other area schools are already in session, as parents here scramble to get their children to all the fair events involving them, with an eye on school next week.
Start of another school year also means returning to a more disciplined lifestyle, especially for those of you with school-age children. But, that also holds true for the rest of us, who now must be much more conscious of children walking, biking or taking scooters to and from school.
    Then there is the added traffic of school buses on the road, carrying that precious cargo to and from the school on our rural roads and highways.
    We have to more consciously remember (and comply with) the 15 m.p.h. speed limit along East 9th Street, which leads to Chase County Schools.
    And, then come the busy afternoons and evenings when home athletic contests are scheduled (four different sports in the CCS fall season), bringing additional athletes and fans to our community. Again, a need to be careful with our driving habits.
    For parents with older children, this time of year also may mean saying good-bye to your college-bound students, or those choosing a new path in life.
    With the start of school also comes the change of seasons, welcomed by nearly all of us following a warm Chase County Fair week. As the cooler, fall weather arrives, I’m always thankful for the beautiful change of seasons we get to experience here. By the way, remind me I wrote that when our first below-zero blizzard hits.
    Change is good, though as we get older that seems to be harder to admit.
    I’m not sure who to attribute this quote to, but I’ve liked it for a long time. With all the changes before us, it makes sense.
    “Sometimes there are things in our life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. But sometimes, change is exactly what we need.”
    Enjoy the end of summer and the beginning of a new season.

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