2,200 Elections Officers Needed, Discussion on Immigration Reform, Milk and Cookies for All, and More

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Roughly 2,200 elections officers are needed for the upcoming Nov. 5 election in Fairfax County. (Photo: William Callahan/Patch)
Roughly 2,200 elections officers are needed for the upcoming Nov. 5 election in Fairfax County. (Photo: William Callahan/Patch)

What’s better than milk and cookies after a long day’s work? This Wednesday, Sept. 18, Woodson High School’s Milk and Cookies program returns for the new school year. All Woodson students and staff members receive a free cookie and a carton of milk (plain or chocolate) after school. The program is a result of a message from Woodson Principal Jeff Yost in which he referred to Robert Fulghum’s classic book, All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Yost reminded the school community of the simple lessons one learns in kindergarten, including “Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.” His message inspired families and staff members to start the Milk and Cookies program. The program runs once a month; cookies are donated by Woodson families and staff members. In a press release from Woodson, representatives said, “In a day and age where life is busy, time is short and everyone strives for success, sometimes a fresh cookie and some milk is a welcomed treat.”


Interested in becoming a Fairfax County election officer? Applying is easier than ever now, and can be done online through the Virginia State Board of Elections website. The information will be forwarded to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, which estimates it needs approximately 2,200 election officers for the Nov. 5 election. Qualifications to be an election officer include being a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia and availability to work on Election Day. Each election officer is required to complete documentation for employment eligibility and attend a training class prior to Election Day. The Fairfax County Electoral Board recently approved a compensation increase for Fairfax County election officers. Those interested can also apply by e-mailing elect@fairfaxcounty.gov and including your full name, current address, daytime telephone number and date of birth; or by calling 703-324-4735 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Concerned about immigration? Join several panel experts, including one U.S. Congressman, for a discussion on immigration reform this Wednesday at 8 a.m. at George Mason University’s Arlington campus. For more information including the full list of panelists, click here.


Fairfax stay-at-home moms – you’re invited to the next meeting of the MOMS Club of Fairfax-West. Meet other stay-at-home moms, and participate in a wide variety of activities for you and your child. This meeting will take place at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road in Burke, this Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Moms in the 22030, 22031, 22032 and 22033 zip codes are welcome. For more information, click here.

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Kim McCoy September 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM
If anyone clicks on the "discussion on immigration reform" link, here is what you will find... One panel member from a "global think tank", one lobbyist, one ACA training and "human capital" "specialist from India, one Democrat from Florida, and one Democrat from Maryland specializing in government contracts....YEA, that's a real-rounded panel...GEEZ!
Rolling Thunder 2013 September 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM
You expected anything else? I'm surprised they didn't include reps from Al Quaeda and La Raza too.
Kim McCoy September 18, 2013 at 01:38 PM
...and what do you know, it's in ARLINGTON. I believe that's Walter Tejada's stomping grounds, no? It's sad that George Mason University is involved in the dumbing down of our young adults. Have you seen the videos of their students signing petitions on things like the RIGHT to a FORTH TERM ABORTION and making it LEGAL for the government to SPY on and monitor the communications of all Fox News employees? It's become a hotbed for anti-American professors using their tenure to pollute the minds of our impressionable youth.


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