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Letters to the editor — Saturday (10-18-14)

Overton needs your help

We are trying to raise money for the Overton Elementary School literacy program with our annual Fun Run Fundraiser. A high percentage of our student families cannot afford to donate money, so we are asking for support from our community.

We plan to use the funds to update our media center with multi-functional furniture and stimulating learning centers including new technology. We want our literacy program to enhance our students’ range of knowledge, skills and abilities relating to reading, mathematics, science and more. A key indicator of educational progress is the extent to which schools are successful in equipping their students with strong literacy skills.

Strong literacy skills are also closely linked to the probability of having a good job, better earnings and access to training opportunities. Technological change has brought rising skill requirements. Communities that are successful in endowing their populations with strong literacy skills are better positioned to meet the economic challenges of operating in a globalized information economy.

Your donation will not only enhance education for hundreds of students but will help prepare them for future careers and also elevate our community. Our children are the future of Salisbury and we want it to be great!

To donate, please make checks payable to: Overton PTA, 1825 W. Park Road, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Thank you.

— Lori Goodnight

Salisbury

Rogers for Cabarrus judge 

My choice for senior resident Superior Court judge in Cabarrus County is Bill Rogers. Bill has been a personal friend as well as my attorney for over 25 years. I have found him to be professional as well as compassionate in all the legal work he has done for me.

Bill has years of experience that qualifies him to serve in this position. He represented District 19-A on the North Carolina State Bar Council. As a State Bar councilor, Bill served as a member of the grievance committee, charged with enforcing the ethical standards of conduct for practicing attorneys. Bill’s peers gave him the highest composite ranking of any other Cabarrus County judicial candidate (including his opponent) in a recent survey.

Bill has served as a volunteer for numerous community and religious organizations. He is a fair and honest man and would serve Cabarrus County with integrity as our next senior resident Superior Court judge.

— Charlene Booth

Kannapolis

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