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Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers
Are you looking for a rewarding way to volunteer to make a difference in your community? Right now there are 29 children in the Rowan County community in the custody of the Department of Social Services who do not have a voice in court. These children have been removed from their homes through no fault of their own.
Be the voice for one of these children and volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem program. Volunteers are trained to help speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. If you would like to learn more about being the voice for a child, call 704-639-7517or visit ncgal.org, or find their page at facebook. com/ncGuardianAdLitem.
Symposium to focus on healthy youth
On March 10 in celebration of Sigma Week, alumnae chapters nationwide of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will team up with local organizations to provide a variety of workshops which emphasize the organization’s international initiatives. This is the organization’s 15th Annual Youth Symposium and the 2nd Annual for the Salisbury-Rowan County community. The theme of the Youth Symposium is “H3: It’s All About Me—Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, and Healthy Generations” which will encourage young people to consider a future in higher education and provide information regarding health and wellness.
Sigma Youth Symposium will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 10 at the JF Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Salisbury. It is free of charge to all middle and high school students in the area.
Through this partnership, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the community organizations and colleges/universities of Rowan County are showing families and youth that higher education is within reach. For more information contact the chapter at 704-904-1194 email info@salisburysgrho.com or visit www.salisburysgrho.com.
Vietnam Veterans to meet
Chapter 909 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Concord, will meet Monday, March 12, 7 p.m., Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. S.E. All Vietnam veterans, Vietnam era veterans and their spouses are urged to attend. For further information, contact Nelson Lee at 704-467-2246 or Bob Downer at 980-621-8735. All funds raised are used to help local veterans and community organization.
Fundraiser to benefit hospitalized, homeless veterans
A lunch and dinner fundraiser will benefit VA Hospitalized Veterans, VA Homeless Veterans and Cancer Aid and Research.
The VFW 3006 Ladies Auxiliary at 1200 Brenner Avenue will be serving a spaghetti meal on March 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Adults $6, children 10 and younger $4. Patrons will receive a meal of spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and tea. Dine in, carry out orders and delivery of 10 or more in our local area will be available. All proceeds will go to VA Hospitalized Veterans, VA Homeless Veterans and Cancer Aid and Research. To place your order, call 704-636-2104.
Watt sets office hours for Rowan office
U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., has set March office hours for his satellite office in Rowan County.
Adam Hall, an aide for Watt, will be available to help expedite interactions with federal agencies and receive questions or concerns about legislative issues.
The aide will also help constituents obtain government publications, provide access to White House tours, secure U.S. flags at cost and provide applications for military academies.
The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Thursday in March at the Rowan County Administrative Building, 130 W. Innes St.

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