Doctor's presentation was enlightening

On Tuesday evening, Dr. Steve Manlove gave a fantastically informative and interesting public presentation: "Improving Brain Health." His charts and answers to questions gave medical information without jargon or confusion. The presentation at the downtown Rapid City public library took less than an hour and a half. Yet the 100 plus of us who were there came away with a clear road map for ourselves and families.

His next presentation is "Reducing Risk of Dementia, How to Make Neurodegenerative Disease More Treatable, and Improving Cognitive Functioning." This will also be held at the downtown library on Oct. 23 at 5:45 p.m. If, like me, you would like to clearly understand how to prevent such personal and family problems with clarity and no medical education please come to listen and ask questions.

To my recollection, never before was such an opportunity offered by one of our city’s doctors. It would be wonderful if other physicians in Rapid City shared with everyone such badly needed information from their experience and knowledge. Thank you very much, Steve.

Stan Adelstein

Rapid City

Native American Day can be better

Native American Day in South Dakota is Monday. In Rapid City, we celebrate with a 25-minute parade on the Saturday before. It is a shame we do not put more into this all-important holiday. In this writer’s opinion, we should get a Mayoral Proclamation for this day and month. It should spell out the overall importance of the historical and cultural aspects of this day and how we can be stewards of fostering better relations within our community.

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We could have more cultural events around the city, not only pow-wows but other aspects of educational and bridge-building forums concerning this day and month. We could have movies at the Elks Theatre of Native American genre that showcase the cultural and history in a positive light. We as community members and advocates need to ensure that this takes root and happens.

Native American Day needs to be more than it currently is here in our city.

Michael Murray

Rapid City

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