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Letters to the editor – Saturday – 11-12-16

Native American Heritage celebration was awesome

As a representative of area ministers, I hereby express appreciation for outstanding efforts made on behalf of the Lumbee Indians and for the celebration of Native American Heritage Month hosted recently at the Salisbury Veterans Hospital.

Over 50 participants with Indian ancestry viewed a thousand artifacts and  enjoyed a spirited  circle of games, dance, song and prayer for healing and relief for the flood victims.

When we see any of these wonderful folks, let’s say thanks and give blessings for their community service:

Director Kaye Green, Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander, the Rev. Dr. Fleming “Holy Eagle” Otey and wife Yoshiko, Co-Chief David Waller and wife Barbara, Program Director Doantae Roberts and EEO Manager Capresha  Caldwell.

Many guests and visitors had unique oral histories, including Mary C. Himes, a descendant of Sitting Bull and of the last survivor of the Trail of Tears.

Rev. Evelyn Litaker Miller led the opening song for veterans and Indian warriors. The spiritual circle recognized  diversity. The event included several doctors, nurses and leaders.

Kids played in the beautifully painted teepee and ran all over the gym chasing small foam footballs.

The program ended with a potluck dinner of “Three-sisters” bean stew, veggies and a November Native American Anniversary decorated flat cake.

The event was awesome and an outstanding tribute to the Veterans Hospital and community leaders.

— Bishop Ronald Hash

Hash is the president of the Salisbury-Rowan Ministerial Alliance and also the United Ministerial Alliance of Salisbury-Rowan County.

Thank you, Kannapolis Police

This is to let people know Kannapolis has a fine police force. I have been trying all summer to get my yard taken care of. Three Kannapolis Police officers came out today and mowed my yard and did an excellent job doing it.

They were Sgt. Jamie Beach and officers Cory Kluttz and Grayson Downs.

I do appreciate it very much. My best to the Kannapolis Police Department.

— Leroy Earnhardt

Kannapolis

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