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  • KEEPING THE FAITH - Forgiveness requires work, payment, commitment

    Being real, getting real and striving for authenticity seem to be popular themes within our culture in reference to ourselves and how we relate with others. How we respond to hurts, offenses, and wrongs done against us gets down to the real you, real quick. Forgiveness exposes ours heart. It lays to bare, before the world, showing our true colors. Real forgiveness, true forgiveness requires work, payment, and commitment.

  • School news - 7-23

    FKCS looks for new board members
    By JERRY LEITZELL
    Fort Knox Community Schools
    The Fort Knox Community Schools system seeks three people to serve on the board of education. They will fill three vacancies on the five member board.
    The election will be held Aug. 21 for a term of two years.
    Board members serve at-large, representing all parents and legal guardians of students enrolled in the Fort Knox schools.
    The board advises the superintendent on matters ranging from curricular to extra-curricular and from programs to policies.
    From September through May, except December, the board members meet one day a month for a business meeting in a school or in the Crittenberger Central Staff offices building.
    To be elected as a member of the board, an individual must be a resident of Fort Knox, be 21 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be the parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled in the Fort Knox schools.
    School system employees may not serve as board members.
    Each candidate for school board membership must be nominated in writing by one other resident of post who is the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in the school system. Votes may be cast at the time of election for write in candidates who have not filed a nomination petition if the write-in candidates otherwise are qualified to serve in the positions sought.
    Download the school board application packet at www.am.dodea.edu/knox/FKCSCO/Pages/BoardofEducation.htm or telephone the superintendent’s secretary at 624-2345 extension 4104.
    The application deadline is 3 p.m. Aug. 6. Return the completed application to the superintendent’s secretary in the Crittenberger Building 4553, 281 Fayette Avenue, located adjacent to Patton Museum in Keyes Park.
    The school board election will be held Aug. 21 in the Fort Knox High School lobby, Building 7501, 266 Maine Street. Poll will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    The electorate for each school board seat shall be composed of parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school system who officially reside on post. Each member of the electorate shall have one vote.
    The election shall be by secret ballot. All votes must be cast in person at the time and place of the election. The three candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be elected as school board members.

  • ACS celebrates 50 years, includes more programs

    General Harold Johnson, Army chief of staff, dispatched a letter July 25, 1965 to all major commanders announcing the approval and establishment of a new program called the Army Community Service.

  • IT’S THE LAW FCBA provides procedures for disputing billing errors

    Has a credit card company ever charged you twice for the same purchase? Have you ever seen a charge on your account that you knew was incorrect? Have you ever considered disputing a credit card charge, but did not understand the process?

  • SMEBC helps Soldiers through medical evaluation process

    “My Army career is over now that I’ve been referred into the IDES system.”

  • KEEPING THE FAITH - Don’t forget to admire God’s creation

    Summer time affords most people the opportunity to get away and take that long awaited vacation. Kiss the school year goodbye and put on your flip-flops. Summers can bring a sense of relief at least for a few weeks. You may have fond memories of car rides with majestic views of farmland, beautiful landscapes, the vast oceans or open skies that you just don’t get during the winter months. Growing up in the New York City area, traveling to upstate New York felt like we were driving through another world. Traveling from state to state, most folks develop an appreciation of our nation’s natural beauty. King David wrote in Psalm 65 that the greatest of mountain views, the roaring seas, acres of growing crops, the provision of water and rolling meadows are reminders of God’s handiwork.

  • CST cadets learn to facilitate success for everyone, not just self

    Short-term goals, like completing Cadet Summer Training or commissioning as a second lieutenant, are easy for cadets to visualize. With these events so close they can almost taste it, there is no wonder why many cadets have trouble seeing beyond them into their future careers as Army officers.

  • HRC paving way for Soldier’s post-active service careers

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • KYANG welcomes home troops in special 4th of July ceremony

    This 4th of July was a special one for 39 members of the 123rd Airlift Wing, who received a hero’s welcome from more than 200 flag-waving friends and Family when they returned to the Kentucky Air National Guard Base at Louisville International Airport following a deployment to the Persian Gulf region.

  • JOBS FOR MILITARY FAMILY MEMBERS - Employment opportunities plentiful around Knox

    The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and other supportive services
    primarily to Family members who are relocating as a result of a military or civilian
    sponsor’s permanent change of station. Other categories of personnel who are eligible for services are nontransitioning military personnel, retirees and their spouses. Current vacancies include but are not limited to: