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Letters to the editor – Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2009)

Most seniors need that extra $250
In reference to Ellen Goodman’s Oct. 23 column “Teaching moment or senior moment” in Salisbury Post:
Because I try to live a Christian life, I cannot advise what I truly feel about this article.
I do agree that all senior citizens do not need an extra $250, but when have you ever seen anything 100 percent correct? This is at least 90 percent.
If you do not agree, you should go out and see what most senior citizens have to do in order to survive.
I am sure most senior citizens do not know about the discounts at the box office. Most cannot afford to go, even with a senior citizens discount.
It may interest you to know, I do not need the $250. If it is received, I and many other senior citizens would contribute it to charity.
Would this be true for you?
Shame on you and all like you.
If the Salisbury Post prints any more such articles, I will not only stop my subscription but will make copies of this article give it to all the senior citizens I know and ask them to also stop their subscription..
ó Willis P. Weathers
Concord
Vote for hard worker
As your may know, I have been interested in elections and issues since before my own service on Salisbury City Council, over 40 years ago. I believe local elections are where our votes have the most impact.
In my opinion most of the incumbents have done a good job although I think two of them could use replacing with new blood. Our Mayor Susan Kluttz has been a strong, tireless leader and a gracious face for our community.
This letter is to urge you to consider Maggie Blackwell for one of your votes. Maggie is experienced both through business and her work on the Salisbury Planning Board. She worked doggedly to develop a park in the Fulton Heights neighborhood as well as for other civic projects. She is soft spoken and pleasant, a hard worker rather than a noisemaker.
She and her family serve the community and are active in their church.
Personally I believe we need an African-American on the council and intend to vote for highly respected William Peoples instead of Pete Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy manages too much deteriorating property, ignoring many requests to upgrade neighborhoods where he has direct influence.
Also I intend to vote for the sales tax making everyone in the county a taxpayer. We must have the bond issue, although I hope they find a different site for the jail annex. Failure to vote for the sales tax will not stop the mandated jail and communications upgrade, but will require cuts in parks, library and other services which already are squeezed in this economy
I hope to see you at the polls.
ó Karen C. Young
Salisbury
North band shines
To the North Rowan Marching Band: Thanks for the spectacular show in your first annual marching band contest extravaganza. You guys worked hard, and you really deserve a lot of thanks. Keep your memories in your hearts and always remember you are the best. You guys rock.
We’re looking forward to your second annual marching band contest. Can’t wait. We are proud grandparents of your band.
ó Steve and Peggy Shuping
Salisbury
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Letters commenting on candidates in the Nov. 3 election must be received in the Salisbury Post newsroom by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

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