Salem Community Patriot 2 - April 29, 2011
Division of Family Assistance Head Meets with Local Aid Providers
by Jay Hobson Terry R. Smith, Director of the Division of
Family Assistance of the Department of Health and Human Services, met with members of the Coalition of Care at the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, 171 Zion Hill Rd., on Wednesday.
Smith shared with coalition members the need for the state to consolidate district offices down to four, noting that the Salem office as of Friday was consolidating with the Nashua office.
Smith also shared that the Department of Health and Human Services, in an effort to save money due to projected budgetary cuts, would be using the Internet more to reduce staffing needs and to aid their clients by availing them of the ability to forego the ride into an office by allowing them to conduct business online, thereby reducing the amount of multi-tasking that state workers have to do and by reducing the number of phone calls that can be a distraction to workers who are trying to work on claims applications.
Smith stated that the department runs on a bi- annual budget and tries to determine its needs before sending the proposed budget to Gov. Lynch. The economy, he said, plays a large part in what final figure that the department has to work with. The discussion among members was that the department needs to work with members of the coalition in transporting clients to offices now
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Terry R. Smith, Director of the Division of Family Assistance, Dept. of Health and Human Services
that consolidation is in progress and that some clients have had their Internet access cut off by the time their need reaches the stage where the coalition members get involved. The Website of the department, for those who wish to place an application for services, is nheasy.nh.gov
Salem Holocaust Survivor James Vanderpol, speaker
by Robyn Hatch St. Joseph’s Catholic Church was pleased
to have James Vanderpol speak to the older students of St. Joseph’s School, on his experience with the German Holocaust. He is a Dutch Survivor from WWW II and he was able to find
a future in the United States. In James Vanderpol chronicles about his life experience from his happy childhood growing up in a middle-class family in the Netherlands to the day of the Nazi occupation began in Amsterdam - basically propelling this fifteen year old into a world of terror and brutality. James Vanderpol talks about a fascinating glimpse into a traumatic time in history when Hitler’s rampage forever changed the lives of many innocent people around the world. From the cleaning maids who were hired by Germany to spy on the Dutch, to the children’s books that were rewritten to substitute Hilter for the book’s original hero, Vanderpol details how he and his family members were considered undesirable and slowly came to recognize the threat of death, eventually building hiding places within the apartment in preparation of Gestapo raids. Vanderpol and his brother survived the war and emigrated to the United States in 1946 where Vanderpol would enjoy a career as an accountant. This book, And The Money Went Over The
Railing is a remarkable book about one young man’s bravery and inner strength during a horrifying era in history. His presentation to the school showed all sides of being American.
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Gathering at Triumphant Cross
by Robyn Hatch On a beautiful, warm day, the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church held their outside Easter ceremony under the trees. It was a beautiful day with very little wind, beautiful skies, and close to 50 people outside by the cross for a sermon by Rev. David E. Yasenka.
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise
Holy, Holy, Holy.
This was a beautiful ceremony that ended with a Communion Prayer, a Blessing, and a Dismissal.
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. (Colossians)
Salem Town Common Plays Host to Easter Sunrise Mass
by Robyn Hatch The First Congregational Church of Salem
held a Joint Easter Sunrise Mass with Ararat Armenian Congregational Church on the Salem Town Common on Sunday. The day gave almost a mystical, foggy feeling, but the sentimental feelings of Easter were very strong. After a call to worship and greeting by Rev. Andrew Gilman, the hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” was sung, followed by scriptures read by Michael Gordan and Gary Sommers. The community prayer was spoken by Rev. Ara Heighinian, followed by the joint benediction in Armenian by Rev. Heighinian and in English by Rev. Andrew Gilman. “Today, the world is made new. Help us to
receive all that you bring to us that we may know your resurrection power and love in Jesus Christ, our crucified and risen savior. Amen.” All left with a true feeling of rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Possible Banking Scam
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Police in Salem are investigating numerous phone calls made to residents on Monday, April 25.
Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten said even the police department received a pre-recorded phone call instructing the caller to press 1 to “unfreeze” their bank account.
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During the midnight shift and early morning on Monday, phone calls were made to many Salem residents and the Salem Police Department. The phone call was an automated message, stating that they were calling from Sovereign Bank, Bank of America, or it did not state a bank name at all. The call advises the person that their bank account has been frozen and instructs the person to “press 1” to unfreeze the account. “If you do press 1, it just keeps repeating the message,” said Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten. “Most of these calls came from the number (203) 322-9876. If you call this number back, it says the number is no longer in service,” he added. Salem Police Department is
advising people who did receive this phone call to contact their banks just to make sure their has been no fraud committed against them, but say that thus far no one has been a victim of any type of fraud or theft of funds. Deputy Chief Patten said some of the people who reported this to the police stated they had seen something on the news about this, and that the news broadcast had advised people to call their local police departments to report it.
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Investigations Unit is handling the case and is actively looking into it at this time.
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