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Letters to the editor — Sunday (12-7-14)

Why not hold South parade on a Saturday?

The writer is responding to a story in Wednesday’s Post, “China Grove council discusses parade, personnel matters.”

At this point in time (I got that redundant expression from Jim Sides) after reading the Post, it looked like the mayors of South Rowan might have their stockings in a wad.

Now, after more than 30 years, they need another year or maybe two to figure this thing out. Mayor Don Bringle has even got some logistics involved in it.

Basically (thank you, Gary Page, for teaching me that very much overused and very unnecessary word), it’s really simple.

Move the parade to a Saturday afternoon. Start it at 2 o’clock and it should be over by 4 o’clock.

1. There is no school on Saturday.

2. Very few businesses are open.

3. It will be daylight through the whole “process” (a Bringle word).

4. It shouldn’t interfere with dinner and it will be over before supper.

No need to thank me, Don. You are welcome. Or, as people say now, “no problem.”

I’m hoping this might be of some help on such a serious concern.

— Whitey Harwood


Health centers near cliff

North Carolinians whose medical care is provided through a federally funded community health center are at risk of losing their medical care if Congress does not act soon. Federal funding for health centers is slated to be cut 60-70 percent in October 2015. This will reduce or eliminate access to care for 22 million Americans.

Our health center for Cabarrus and Rowan counties developed in response to the largest layoff of workers in North Carolina’s history. Let’s not stand by and watch the largest layoff of patients in North Carolina’s history. Our nation must protect these resources now or face even fewer resources to help the uninsured in the future.

Contact your members of Congress (www.usa.gov) and tell them to “fix the funding cliff” for health center patients.

— Stewart Allison


The writer is chairman of the Cabarrus-Rowan Community Health Centers Board of Directors.

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