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Terry P. Johnson
The state of my health has improved somewhat, and I appreciate the prayers of healing that have been prayed! Hopefully, next week’s column will be more informative and lengthy than this one is.
We in Mississippi are to cast votes the primary elections of our own political parties on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (Primary elections are for members of a party conducted by members of the party to elect the nominee of the party.)
In person voting is to begin on May 25 at the offices of Circuit Clerk Zack Wallace in Raymond and in Jackson. Anyone who has a legal reason to cast an absentee ballot in this election may vote, and that does include anyone who is over the age of 65. Personally, I love casting my vote early in order to avoid the wait in lines (sometimes long lines, but that depends upon where your precinct is located) on Election Day. The offices are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. These offices will also be open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 22, May 29, and June 4. The deadline to cast an absentee ballot in person is Saturday, June 4.
The deadline for registering to vote on June 7 was Monday, May 9th.
Voter Registration Deadline for the June 7, 2022 primary, is Monday May 9th, 5:00 p.m. The polls will be open from 7:00 a. m. until 7:00 p. m. at your own precincts on May 9. Curbside voting is always available for those who need to vote in a motor vehicle due to various reasons.
Next week’s column should include a sample ballot.
You mothers certainly had beautiful weather to enjoy on this past Sunday, Mother’s Day! The fourth Sunday of the Easter season was also on May 8 as well, and hearing the 24th Psalm and the passages from John 10 along with service music, hymns and pastorals about the Good Shepherd on a day with pretty weather will always be a joy.
This Sunday’s reading (May 15) is John 13:31-35:
“When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”