Several folks have asked me how often I intend to update, or re-blog or whatever the proper term is for posting a new blog, and the honest answer is that I really cannot say. Probably going to be one of those round-to-it things, or whenever something comes along that makes me feel like blogging.
Just finished a big family Christmas celebration with the wife's in-laws in Marble Falls. You never really know just how small a house is until you get everyone in for the holidays. Holidays are always a good time to update on just what family is doing. See the new additions such as children grandchildren spouses and sometimes even pets. Helps keep count of just how big the family is.
Speaking of keeping count there is something just around the corner that deals with keeping count and is important to each and every person in Milam County. For that matter it is important to each and every citizen in this country.
Census 2010 will begin in earnest next year, and preparations are already underway to make sure that we get a good count. This event that takes place every ten years is so important that planning began in 2007. It is essential that we get a good count in Texas and Milam County, because not only will it tell us who's here and how many of us there are it will also be the basis that federal funding is based on for the next ten years.
The 2010 Census is on the horizon and the U.S. Census Bureau wants to ensure that everyone is counted. In an effort to make sure that everyone is counted an immense education process is underway. By being informed about the census and better understanding the census process, residents are more likely to respond to the census questionnaire.
Complete Count Committees are one tool that is being used across the country to help increase Census response. The Complete Count Committee (CCC) Program is key to making this happen in communities all across the country. CCCs incorporate local knowledge, influence and possible resources to educate residents and promote the census through a locally-based and targeted outreach and promotion effort.
Everyone should make an effort to inform their friends and family about the importance of completing the 2010 Census. Many individuals are concerned about responding to the Census because they feel that the information contained in the Census might be used for something else. Federal law prohibits the disclosure of anyone person's individual information.
Basically, this means NO IRS, NO IMMIGRATION, NO CIA, NO FBI, NO POLICE, NO WELFARE, NO COURT, NO HOMELAND SECURITY, NO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES can access and identify any individual and the responses provided.
Another good thing about the 2010 Census is that this will be the shortest Census form ever. Also the simplest to complete. Take time to educate yourself and family and friends to the importance of completing and returning the 2010 Census form. It is important to the nation the state and Milam County.