I believe for every community to be successful, it must have the twelve commonwealth assets. Three of the assets that mean the most to me are education, health, and spirituality. Spirituality is one of my most favorite in my community. The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service of Swisher County is very beneficial to our community and county. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas County to address local priority needs. Some of their major efforts are in identifying local needs from producers based on input from the community, and production agriculture, and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management. Texas 4-H, primary youth program, engages around 600,000 youth every year in learning about projects, leadership development, and community service. Let’s just say I am very passionate about what this program does for kids around the United States.
Health is also also an important asset because people need to take care of themselves before they can contribute to our community and be a successful citizen. The Swisher Memorial Hospital is an important community asset. The hospital staff is always willing to do whatever is needed to make you feel better and, so is the doctor’s office staff. Almost every doctor practicing medicine and caring for patients at the clinic and hospital grew up in Swisher County. This gives the doctors a more hometown connection.
Education is a big asset in my community. Kids in this generation need education to go out and peruse their daily lifestyles. Teachers in the Tulia school district are very understanding and always willing to help kids strive to do their best in everything that they do.
I am very lucky to live in a community with amazing people that are always willing to do whatever it takes to make our community a better place!