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Retired seeing eye dog returns to Weirs home By Gail oBer


LACONIA — Flora the retired German Shepard seeing-eye dog is safely back at home after her owner said someone likely dropped her off near the Chapel of St. Helena on Rte. 11-B earlier this week. According to her owner, Joe Santosuosso, he and Flora went for their morning walk on the morning of January 7. He said the two usually walk down the highway and often turn see dOG page 12

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Worsman sets goal as $1.3 million cut; Republican reps take action to hold cost of county employee pay & benefits on flat line By Michael Kitch THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — “We knew this was going to get ugly,” Rep. Herb Vadney (R-Meredith) remarked yesterday when a sub-committee of the Belknap County Con-

vention voted to deny county employees a proposed pay raise while increasing their share of health insurance premiums and scuttling other benefits as part of a package to trim the 2013 budget proposed by the

County Commission. Although Vadney chaired the sub-committee, Rep. Colette Worsman (R-Meredith), who chairs the convention, charted the course of its proceedings. While others seek to reduce

the 8.9-percent increase in the county tax burden projected by the commissioners’ budget, she aims to eliminate it altogether, which will require reducing expenditures by approximately see COuNty page 10

GHS literary magazine called ‘most outstanding’ by Scholastic Press By adaM drapcho THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

GILFORD — Typically, it’s easy for the literary-minded of high school students to hide, to walk unnoticed among their peers.

At Gilford High, though, the veil of obscurity has been removed from the editorial team behind Obsessive Image, the school’s literary magazine. For two consecutive years, the American Scholastic Press Asso-

ciation has declared the publication the “Most Outstanding Literary Art Magazine.” “It feels like a big deal, it feels like validation for the work we’re doing,” said Sarah see MaGaZINE page 24

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Three days after news broke about his fake dead girlfriend, Manti Te’o is still mum and Notre Dame has urged the star linebacker to speak up — and soon. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the school has encouraged the Heisman Trophy finalist to talk publicly about a hoax that turned the feelgood story of the college football season into one of the most bizarre in memory. During the taping of his weekly radio show, posted online Friday, Swarbrick called on Te’o to explain exactly how he was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose “death” was faked by people behind the scam. Skeptics have questioned statements from Te’o and Notre Dame, wondering why the player failed to mention he never met his girlfriend face-to-face, or tell the school about the ruse until Dec. 26 — nearly three weeks after officials say Te’o see TE’O page 13

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Flu season a ‘bad one for the elderly,’ CDC says (AP) — The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear. The U.S. is about halfway through this flu season, and “it’s shaping up to be a worse-than-average season” and a bad one for the elderly, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s not too late to get a flu shot, and “if you have symptoms, please stay home

from work, keep your children home from school” and don’t spread the virus, he said. New figures from the CDC show widespread flu activity in all states but Tennessee and Hawaii. Some parts of the country are seeing an increase in flu activity “while overall activity is beginning to go down,” Frieden said. Flu activity is high in 30 states and New York City, up from 24 the previous week. Nine more children or teens have died of the flu, bringing the nation’s total this flu season to 29. That’s close to the 34 pediatric deaths reported during all of the last

flu season, although that one was unusually light. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu and officials said there is no way to know whether deaths this season will be higher or lower than usual. The government doesn’t keep a running tally of adult deaths from the flu, but estimates that it kills about 24,000 people most years. So far, half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older. Lab-confirmed flu hospitalizations totaled 19 for every 100,000 see FLU page 13

House Republicans offer Obama 3 month extension on debt limit WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government’s borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts. The retreat came with a caveat aimed at prodding Senate Democrats to pass a

budget after almost four years of failing to do so: a threat to cut off the pay of lawmakers in either House or Senate if their chamber fails to pass a budget this year. House Republicans have passed budgets for two consecutive years. The idea got a frosty reception from House Democrats but a more measured response from the White House and Dem-

ocratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Republicans hadn’t settled on full details, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early as mid-February, No. 2 House Republican Eric Cantor of Virsee DEBT LIMIT page 13

State Department says 1 American died in hostage rescue mission in Algeria WASHINGTON (AP) — One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as the Obama administration sought to secure the release of Americans still being held by militants on the third day of the hostage standoff in the Sahara.

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Who’s behind ‘Fix the Debt’? Look out, the “fixers” are coming. Top corporate chieftains and Wall Street gamblers want to tell Washington how to fix our national debt, so they’ve created a front group called “Fix the Debt” to push their agenda. Unfortunately, they’re using “fix” in the same way your veterinarian uses it — their core demand is for Washington to spay Social Security, castrate Medicare and geld Medicaid. Who’s behind this piece of crude surgery on the retirement and health programs that most Americans count on? Pete Peterson, for one. For years, this Wall Street billionaire, who amassed his fortune as honcho of a private equity outfit named Blackstone, has runs a political sideshow demanding that the federal budget be balanced on the backs of the middle class and the poor. Fix the Debt is just his latest war whoop, organized by a corporate “think tank” he funds. This time, Peterson rallied some 95 CEOs to his plutocratic crusade, including the likes of General Electric boss Jeffrey Immelt and Honeywell chief David Cote. (Note: Both Immelt and Cote, while cheering for cuts to programs that we working Americans pay into, are themselves taking money hand over fist from taxpayers in terms of military contracts and corporate subsidies for their corporations. But they aren’t concerned about defense spending and ending subsidies that benefit their bottom line.) All of them are not merely “One Percenters,” but the top one-tenth of One Percenters. Of course, a group of pampered, narcissistic billionaires would not make a credible sales argument for this dirty work. Having elites piously preach austerity to the masses would be as ineffective as having Col. Sanders invite a flock of chickens to Sunday dinner. Presented with this image problem, Fix the Debt needed to give their campaign a more benign image, and Peterson and Co. followed a triedand-true formula of political deceit. As described by Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy, the trick is to “gather a bipartisan

group of ‘serious’ men, hire a PR firm to place them on TV shows, blanket the media with talk of a looming crisis and pretend to have grassroots support.” In this case, a collection of former member of Congress, each of whom had a reputation for being moderate to the extreme, were recruited to give the campaign a sheen of high public purpose. Backed by a $40 million budget put up by the corporate interests, these “elder statesman” are now the face of Fix the Debt, doing dozens of TV interviews, hosting breakfast sessions with members of Congress, making speeches about “mutual sacrifice” and generally going all-out to sell the financial elite’s snake oil. But wait — being an elder does not automatically mean you’re a statesman. Let’s peek at the resumes of these so-called public-spirited fixers of the debt. Start with Jim McCrery, a former GOP lawmaker from Louisiana. While urging Congress to cut people’s programs, he’s also a top-paid lobbyist pushing Congress to give more tax subsidies to America’s richest people and to such multinational corporations as General Electric. Former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn is a fixer, too — but he’s also paid $300,000 a year to be on the board of directors for General Electric. Likewise, Democrat Erskine Bowles, a co-founder of the fixers’ front group, is on the board of Morgan Stanley, drawing$345,000 a year. And former GOP Sen. Judd Gregg takes about a million bucks a year as advisor to and board member for such giants as Goldman Sachs and Honeywell. Fix the Debt is nothing but another corporate fraud. I wouldn’t let this gang of fixers touch pet my dog, much less my Social Security! (Jim Hightower has been called American’s most popular populist. The radio commentator and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture is author of seven books, including “There’s Nothing In the Middle of Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos” and his new work, “Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow”.)

All you ‘anti’ people, put a gun free zone sign in your front yard To the editor, I would like the area newspapers to publish a list of gun owners with their addresses in the paper like is being done outside New York City. Educating our local area criminals on what houses to avoid will allow them to do their “jobs” more safely. For you nongun owners, you still have the police, but even after all these years, they still aren’t faster than a criminal’s

speeding bullet. As for those of you who have put anti-gun letters in the paper, well, why not put a sign in your front yard as well, as proposed by “Citizens against senseless violence” (Google it). What did you really think advertising gun free zones would do? It’s like not putting a fence around a swimming pool. Bruce Reichlen Meredith

LETTERS It was the liberal left that tried to fund mental health services To the editor, Since the November elections I have read many letters written by the same few people that consistently state mistruths or slanted views of the truth. It would seem they think that if they write something others will believe what they write. Do they not realize that many of us get information from a broad range of sources that actually give viewers/readers/listeners direct facts that are not slanted to present information the way they want with their own bias? This past week there were letters that require comment, some were even printed twice. Mr. Schwotzer, children certainly would have written those letters to the president. It is well known that school-age children routinely write letters to the president. Most schoolage children were aware of what occurred in Newtown and it would be natural for them to write to President Obama, just like children wrote to President Bush after 9/11. Mr. Knytych writes: if the liberal left truly cares about protecting people and saving our society then they will become engaged in the issue of how to identify and stop the people that want to go on mass killings sprees.” Mr. Knytych, look at the votes that our elected officials have taken over the last few years relative to who supported and voted to fund and protect mental health and social services like drug and alcohol abuse prevention and treatment. In N.H. it was the liberal left who stood outside the Statehouse to protest cuts to these services that were stripped out of the last budget passed by the GOP-controlled House. Who were the people fighting for the services that identify and treat people with the mental issues and substance issues that mass killers routinely have — it was the liberal left, it was certainly not former Speaker O’Brien and the GOP majority who made sweeping cuts that impacted those in need of these services. Those on the left consistently say that there are multiple things to address — including mental health, substance abuse and, yes, guns. Perhaps your news

source is not sharing their full statements. Mr. Ewing’s letter is so “beyond the pale” and void of common decency that he may want to forgo spending time writing letters to The Laconia Sun and instead write for the Rush Limbaugh show, where shock rather then rational, constructive thought is acceptable. Mr. Schwotzer wrote another letter trying to convince writers that it is not just guns that kill. While that is true, fact is that the large majority of murders in the U.S. are a result of a firearm. Per the Wall Street Journal, between 2000 and 2010 in all U.S. states excluding FL (who does not report), there were 165,068 reported murders. Of those 111,289 (67 percent) were a result of death by a firearm. The next was 20,503 (12 percent) by knife. He also points that areas like Chicago and NY who have tough gun laws have high murder rates and no impact from the gun laws. From 2011 to 2012 New York’s murder rate dropped by 19 percent so something is making a positive impact and officials there feel it is gun control. These cities also find that many of the guns in their cities are purchased in other states and brought in, which speaks to the benefit of national gun laws. Mr. Schwotzer also wrote “Your president — the “your” is for you who voted for him – has no shame and will say and do anything in his power to bring this country to its knees”. After reading letters over the last few months it is clear the letters from this same group of five or six individuals show they are the ones with no shame, they will say and do anything to bring down the image of our president. These writers often refer to our Constitutional rights and our democracy. Well we had a democratic election, the people in N.H. and the U.S. spoke and President Obama won by a significant electoral majority and a large popular vote majority. It is time to accept that and move on, surely we all have more productive things to do over the next three years. Denise Doyle Meredith

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LETTERS Barak Obama are words synonymous with total economic failure To the editor, It is the perfect time to consider what Barack Obama has brought to us all given he will soon be sworn in for his second term. Submitted for review to the residents of the Lakes Region and readers of The Daily Sun. 1. At Obama’s 1st inauguration 13,379 million Americans were working and unemployment was 7.3 percent. Four years later 134,021 million Americans are working and unemployment is 7.8 percent. 2. In January 2009, 32.2 million people were on food stamps. There are now 47.5 million people dependent on food stamps to eat. 3. In January 2009, the nation suffered a 13.2 percent poverty rate. As 2012 ended it was 15 percent. 4. When Obama took office the Social Security trustees forecast it would go broke in 2041. The current insolvency date is 2037. Four years earlier. 5. Medicare’s hospital trust fund is now predicted to be exhausted in 2024 (more likely sooner). 6. In January 2009, our national debt stood at 10.627 trillion. $34,782 for every man woman and child in America. As of Tuesday 1/15/2013 that number was 16.435 trillion or $52,139 for every American. 7 In January 2009, the public debt was equal to 40.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Currently the public debt is 72.8 percent of GDP and forecast by the congressional budget office to rise to 76.1 percent by year end. 8. When Obama assumed office the median family income in America was

$51,190. By 2011 that number had fallen to $50,054. It will be even less when 2012 is reported. 9. American household income has actually declined more since the recession officially ended (June 2009) than it did during the recession itself. This is a first in American history. 10. Last year, 153,000 non farm jobs were created on average per month. It will take 26 months at that rate to get back to the number of jobs we had the month the recession began in 2007. Meanwhile during this extended period 8.6 million NEW PEOPLE will have become part of the workforce for which we have not created ONE new job opening for them. 11. Last year we created 15,000 new manufacturing jobs per month. At that rate it will take 10 YEARS to return to the number of manufacturing jobs we had prior to the start of the recession. 12. Since the recession ended three and a half years ago, the economy has grown at a less than snails pace 0.4 percent. That compares to growth FOUR times that speed in the previous 10 year period. SIX TIMES that fast in the previous 20 year period and EIGHT TIMES faster going back to World War ll. There are no two words more synonymous with what TOTAL ECONOMIC FAILURE looks like than BARACK OBAMA. America has elected the same IDIOT TWICE as president. Absolutely amazing! Tony Boutin Gilford

Murderers shouldn’t find easy victims in our nation’s schools To the editor, Until recently I believed that “gun free zone” supporters were just misguided, blinded by their ideology to facts, history, and human nature. Then these anti-gun people demonstrated that they know that “gun free zones” are dangerous, that they invite criminals. Various liberal journalists and commentators condemned gun owners and defended the identification of pistol permit holders in New York by “The Journal News”. “Citizens’ Against Senseless Violence” approached “The Journal News” publisher, editors, columnists, and some other anti-gun commentators and asked them to demonstrate their anti-gun commitment by putting a sign in front of their house saying, “This Home is Proudly Gun Free.” No one would post the sign. One home owner even said that such a sign might be an “invitation to people with guns”, other homes had armed guards. Apparently these people, like me, have found no evidence that “gun free zones” save lives, and that what they actually do is invite criminals. This conclusion is supported by much experience including the high murder

rates in our big cities with strict gun control laws, and in England with its nation-wide strict gun control laws which has a violent crime rate that is three and one-half times the U.S. rate. President Obama and many rich “elites” send their children to schools with armed guards. But they force the children of the rest of us into school “gun free zones” which they know are a dangerous invitation to wannabe mass killers. If President Obama really wanted to protect our children, he would start by eliminating “gun free zones” so murderers cannot be sure of finding easy victims in our schools, but he is not even considering this. Instead his actions will create more innocent victims, men, women, and children, by creating obstacles for law-abiding citizens who need guns to defend themselves from criminals... and President Obama is too intelligent not to know it. Decide for yourselves why President Obama is willing to unnecessarily expose your family members to danger. Whatever his reason, President Obama’s willingness to sacrifice law abiding Americans is reprehensible. Don Ewing Meredith

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LETTERS Patrick Henry said: ‘The great object is that every man be armed’ To the editor, Today I will discuss the 2nd Amendment, which reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment is confusing and misunderstood so I will break it down for you. Many people don’t understand it because of the way it starts, speaking about “A well regulated Militia.” People think “Militia” refers to the National Guard and this is sadly mistaken. The original meaning of the word militia, as defined by our Founding Fathers is every citizen that is able to carry a weapon into battle. George Mason said during the debates about the Bill of Rights “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials.” James Madison, who authored the Bill of Rights, said “The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twentyfifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops.” This helps to explain why the amendment says “... being necessary to the security of a free State...” It is also important to differentiate that the beginning of the amendment talks about a well regulated militia and ends talking about the right of the people. This creates much of the confusion and drives the question, why was it so important to the ratifying states to add this amendment to the newly written Constitution. The simple answer is that Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15 gives Congress the power to call forth the Militia of the several States but does not identify the states power to control the Militia. In Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 the President is given the authority of “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into actual service of the United States.” The several States felt they needed it clarified that the Militia was comprised of the

citizens of their States and operated under their authority except when called into national service. Richard Henry Lee, a Virginia Delegate to the Continental Congress, initiator of the Declaration of Independence and member of the first Senate said “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” But this was not the origin of this right. Under the laws of King Alfred the Great, whose reign began in 872 A. D. all English citizens from the nobility to the peasants were obliged to privately purchase weapons and be available for military duty. While a great many of the Saxon rights were abridged following the Norman Conquest, the right and duty of arms possession was retained. It was because the Militia was pressed into service by England that France was defeated during the French and Indian War and it was this same Militia pressed into service by the Continental Congress that defeated the British and started a new country. Patrick Henry said in the Virginia Convention on ratification of the Constitution “The great object is that every man be armed... Everyone who is able may have a gun.” It was George Washington who said “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.” The New Hampshire Convention on ratification of the Constitution, which put the Constitution into effect and created the United States of America said in it’s ratification statement “It is the Opinion of this Convention that certain amendments & alteration in the said Constitution would remove the fears and quiet the apprehensions of many of the good people of this State & more effectually guard against an undue Administration of the Federal Government — The Convention do therefore recommend that the following alterations & provisions be introduced into the said Constitution. ‘Congress shall never disarm any citizen unless such as are or have been in actual rebellion.’” Greg Knytych New Hampton

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LETTERS We have greater appreciation for the people & businesses of Gilford To the editor, A couple of years ago when I volunteered my wife and myself to “help out” on the Bicentennial Committee I did not realize the good that we would take away from this experience. We want to thank Gilford for allowing us to take part in this 200 year celebration. The elation that people expressed at all the events was inspiring. This is a long letter; please take the time to read it all. These are not just names, they are a group of people who care about Gilford and are always willing to help. We took their donations and turned them into events throughout the year and because of their generosity there was no cost to the town! I want to mention around the village and beyond looked great all summer and fall with a lot of the good ole Red, White and Blue. The candle light stroll was absolutely beautiful. Thanks to all that opened their homes or made munchies to share with folks walking along. Thank you Gilford Village! We have to thank the Board of Selectman for supporting and promoting the Bicentennial. John O’Brien became vice chairman and helped with many of the events, other committee members to include Herb Greene, our technical adviser, Kathy Lacroix and Diane Mitton from the Thompson Ames Historical Society. Rae MelloAndrews from Gilford Fire Rescue, Larry Routhier former selectman, Dee Chitty (committee secretary) she is one of Gilford’s “best friends”, a town employee who goes way beyond just her duties. The Bicentennial Committee could not have accomplished half the things we did without her, all done after a hard days work, we in Gilford are lucky to have you, thank you. Thompson Ames Historical Society supported us from the first meeting years ago. Karen Landry, Mary French, Dr. Kelly White, Jim Colby and Jennifer Eldridge, thank you. Joanna Decesare (owner of the Hair Factory) for her design on our T-shirts (some still available), our calendar cover, her donations and a personal thanks for my cool red, white and blue beard and mustache for the contest. Peter and Maxine Derby from Lockes Island and their company, QPL Imag-

ing, for the T-shirts and calendars done at cost for us, thank you. Gator Signs donating over one-half the cost for the many signs and banners for all the events and usually on short notice. Fairpoint for sending two men over to paint the flagpole at the Village Field. Belknap Landscaping we can not say enough about all the projects they helped with such as the Woodsman Competition, firewood for the Stroll’s bonfire and there for us with marketing and anything we needed they could help with, thank you Heyden. Dale Squires from Belknap Landscaping, wow, this guy was there at every turn to help Sally and I with the Woodsman Competition and promoting all our events. He is involved with helping people all over the Lakes Area, a truly generous man, thanks. Beans & Greens for the hay bales for the Woodsman burling pond (some got wet don’t know why) and lots of flowers around our town. Thank you to my staff at Kitchen Cravings for making the opening ceremony town cake, which was the church and town hall side by side as it was 100 years ago (thank you Tegan “Bubbles” Lavallee our baker), food for all the events and the hundreds of hours to make all the crazy things we needed and the time off to do all the events. Gilford FireRescue for a great BBQ, color guards, filling our burling pond (twice with thousands of gallons of water!). Chief Steve Carrier and Deputy Chief Rick Andrews always said yes. Awesome bonfire Chief! Rick and Rae with the French Club placed a thousand luminary bags for the Village Stroll. Merrill Fay’s donation of the plastic for the pond, he was also kind enough to speak about the beginning of Gilford and his family’s involvement with some truly interesting history and display. The Fay family does quite a lot of behind the scene help and support for the Town of Gilford. Gilford Police Department (especially for the three volley salute! Wow! Loved it!), color guards opening ceremony, carrying the cake, traffic and road closures. Wes Desousa, Chris Jacques and Dan O’Neil for help with the children’s’ parade, Officer Callahan for rescuing my tent at the cemetery walk. Chief Kevin Keenan, Lt. James Leach and see next page

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TOWN OF GILMANTON THE 2013 FILING PERIOD FOR THE ELECTION OF TOWN OFFICIALS OPENS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd and CLOSES FRIDAY, 5p.m., FEBRUARY 1st. (TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, ACADEMY BLDG., 503 PROVINCE RD., GILMANTON 03237) MON. & THURS.- 9-2:00 & 6-8:00p.m; CLOSED TUES.;WED & FRI. 9-4:00p.m. (FRI, 2/1/13 OPEN 4- 5p.m. TO ACCEPT FILINGS ONLY) The following positions will have openings. The incumbent’s name is listed next to the position. TOWN ELECTED POSITION OPENINGS:





Town Deliberative Session (this is the meeting you attend, like Town Meeting, to discuss all warrant articles and have the opportunity to ask questions and amend Article amounts up or down) will be held on Saturday, 2/2/2013 at the Gilmanton School Gymnasium, 10:00 a.m.; the School Deliberative Session will be held on Saturday, 2/9/ 2013 at the Gilmanton School Multipurpose Room (Cafeteria), 10:00 a.m. The Ballot Election for Town and School will be held on Tuesday, 3/12/2013 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Academy Bldg. (upstairs).

from preceding page Lt. Kris Kelly supported every event and always said yes. Thank you for taking part in our events and taking care of Gilford. Dept. of Public Works endless work guys! Pick it up, move it here, barriers, fire pits, wood, sawhorses whatever was needed you did it. Kirk Young and his wife donated a tent for the Cemetery Stroll, Brian Denuttes’s trailer idea and trapping display at the candle light stroll, his wife Kathy discussing candle making. Mia Gagliardi for posting, typing and participating in many events, answering endless questions and kept track of every penny brought into the office. Sheldon Morgan helping with behind the scenes planning, judging our beard and mustache contest also the candle light stroll came to light when he sent Dee to Portsmouth to the Strawberry Bank’s stroll. Upon her return they discussed how Gilford could hold our own stroll. The design of the Bicentennial signs on the “Welcome to Gilford” signs are Sheldon’s and so much more. To Richie Stuart (the roaming harmonica player) who was a huge hit during the cemetery walk and Jim Dinan who also participated in the Cemetery Walk and helped with all the events. Gilford Parks & Rec, lots of time pitching in with Beach & Boat Day and Village Field events with Herb taking part in most all events. Town Clerks office sold calendars and promoted events and helped with lots of questions. Finance Department, many thanks to Geoff Ruggles, director and his staff who kept the financial records for the committee. Geoff portrayed our “Town Crier”, great job! He was present and added so much to many of our events and did most of the recording for Lakes Region Public Access and has taken on the huge task of helping to create the memory books from all the literature Dee has. Every write up and shred of information will be gathered for future generations. This brings up the Time Capsule for the next 100 year celebration containing films of our events, printed material and other artifacts of our years here which will be part of the Gilford Police Department’s Memorial Reflection Garden. James Coffey donated a beautiful birdbath, Laconia Monument Company a lovely bench and Sally and I found an antique Amish bell that DPW is creating a mount for and cleaning it up. This will be a nice spot. Thanks to the Gilford Cemetery Walk committee, what a fun group, Diane Mitton, Judy Cott, Dee Chitty, Jane Percy, her Grandson Tristan MacDonald, Edie Adams, Carole Johnson and Sandy Perry put a tremendous amount of time and planning in arranging all the interesting families to speak. These women made each meeting interesting and this monumental task truly enjoyable with many stories from Gilford’s past. They attended many walks in neighboring towns researched and gathered clothing (some outfits available to view at our Historical Buildings), take a look sometime. These folks brought you back to different times in Gilford’s past with help from Ritchie Stuart, Sally and myself, Rick Mini, Kirk & Valerie Young, Jim Dinan, Denise Sanborn, Jack Weeks, Judy Hayman, Rick Pickwick (Rick took tons of photos at many of our events), Sally Smith, Jim Colby, Mia Gagliardi, Geoff Ruggles, Mary Frost, Barbara Smith Turner, William

& Catherine Johnson, Betty Carr, Jane Ellis wrote a beautiful Bicentennial song (another verse on the way) and recorded it on CD for us to sell for the Committee’s Fund. Jane performed her song at most of our events throughout the year. We can not thank you enough. Thea Aloise our flutist. Denise Sanborn and her student performers, these singers answered the call for so many of our events and their voices were incredible. A special thank you for your Caroling during our stroll. Don Watson performed at several of our events telling his stories of N.H. in song always with a big smile. Gilford Public Library sold many items, answered questions and promoted all our events and is a true gem of Gilford. Special thanks for the month long display and book signing during the Stroll. Authors available during the stroll for signing their books were Jane Rice, Carol Anderson, Dave Buckman and Catherine Doherty their books are available at our Library. Gilford SAU for promotional and space for events, Gilford Community Church for events, blessings, participation, planning and the beautiful voices singing at our Candle Light Stroll, many thanks you always say yes. Reverend Michael Graham, Secretary Dru Catherton, Carlos Martines and Kathy Lacroix were always a huge help. Gilford Methodist church events, blessings, concerts, parade float, stunning bell choir, Gilford Village Store promoting and participating in all Village events, thanks. Thanks to Ken O’Blenes, our Santa. Thanks to the Bolduc Family — Father Hector Bolduc for a memorial medallion to help promote the Bicentennial. Herman Defregger created a beautiful Bicentennial Ornament. Kathy Salanitro, Mrs. N.H., for help with the Equestrian Parade and always adding her teachings about her oxen and her farm at many town events. Dr. Kelly White hosted the very first Bicentennial meeting years ago and shared her poems and beautiful words at many of the ceremonies; also opening her home during the Stroll for the children. Jim Colby was there to open the year by ringing the bell and closing ceremonies during the stroll, thank you. Sandy McGonagle helped with many events such as MC at the Bicentennial Fashion Show (we looked great) thanks for the poem and being part of the opening ceremonies, you were a perfect host. Walt Stockwell Gilford’s Flagman for a wonderful display helping decorate town building and bringing the Gilford Flag to light. Sportsman Club — Scott Mooney (also FD BBQ) and Brian Denutte for the Chicken BBQ. Gunstock Mountain Resort for holding the Bicentennial Ball. Sandy Bailey thanks for all the flyers, keeping our website updated and promoting us. Kathy Tokarz for all her help with the opening ceremonies. Andrew Fast, Belknap Forrester for the Largest Tree Contest. Scott Dunn for all his support. Counselor Ray Burton for presenting the flag that flew over the Capital during our opening ceremonies. Lakes Region Public Access, Denise, Bob and the crew for filming or letting us film for TV ch 25 and our time capsule. Jeff Ferland, Gilford Steamer, Jeff came to a lot of meetings and events and helped get the see next page

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LETTERS We don’t need outside group trying to help WRSD officials get around 2012 kindergarten vote To the editor, For 200 years we’ve had community conversations about big issues — open conversations in public session with a town or district moderator. I recall a few years ago a debate over the Winnisquam Regional School District apportionment formula and another about football. All that is about to change. Apparently, all-day kindergarten is such an important issue to the administration that they feel the need to bring in an outside group to “shape” public opinion their way. The news article in The Echo described the meeting as “structured and focused”. I thought the job description of our paid school district moderator included keeping our discussions structured and focused, didn’t you? Ah, but the difference is that this outside group, NH Listens, keeps us focused for one reason and one reason only: to achieve the outcome the school administration wants. That’s right, we will be focused and structured until we give the facilitators the answers they want. N.H. Listens is highly trained in the Delphi

Technique, and this very liberal organization knows how to work us over so that in the end, the school administration gets what they want. In this case, the administration wants a public “consensus” for all-day kindergarten. We didn’t give it to them at last year’s district meeting after an open discussion in which all voices could be heard by all, so they’ll try to get it in a structured session (i.e., not an open discussion), facilitated by an outside group. If they get it, we’ll see the same article that we turned down last year brought up again this year without any new justification. Come to the community meeting January 23rd and respectfully tell this outside group that the message for the administration is, “No means No.” Our system of open-forum community discussions run by a moderator has worked just fine for 200 years. We don’t need facilitators standing between us and our elected representatives or district employees. 6:30 at the WRSD Middle School. Greg Hill

from preceding page Wood, John Beyrent, Laconia Sun, Laconia Citizen, Trustworkthy Hardware, Meg Jenkins, Watermark Company, Wilkinson Beane Funeral Home, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Lowe’s Home Center, TD Bank, The Hair Factory, Skin Care Plus Day Spa, Gilford Deli, T-Bones, Shaw’s, Valerie Cummings with Performance Food Service (thank you for your time), Fireside Resort, Sawyer’s Dairy Bar, Franklin Savings, Patrick’s Pub, Hannaford’s, Marriot Inn, VIP, Pap Ginos, Gilford House of Pizza, Sky Bright, Ellacoya Bar & Grill, Glendale Marine, Northern Forrest Heritage Park, Dr. Troy Schrupp, Lyon’s Den, OK Farm Discovery Center, Ames Farm Inn and Dan Johnson with U.S. Food. A special thanks to Leslie with the Winnipesauke Play-

house for the wonderful clothes you loaned me all year so Sally and I could portray Alvah Folsom Hunter and his wife Alice Thurston Hunter. The varied events throughout the year brought new problems and new people to help with the hurtles. My wife and I have made new friends and have a greater appreciation for the people and businesses in and around Gilford. My apologies if I missed mentioning your name but you and everyone on this list made a wonderful and unique 200trh Birthday. Without your time and generosity things like this would not happen. Get out there and give someone a minute or two it feels good. The entire committee and myself thank you all! William Bickford, Chairman Gilford Bicentennial Committee

ALGERIA from page 2 U.S. officials told The Associated Press that Buttaccio’s remains were recovered Friday. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she spoke by telephone with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to get an update on Americans and others in danger at the sprawling Ain Amenas refinery 800 miles south of Algiers. She said the “utmost care must be taken to preserve

innocent life.” Clinton talked to reporters after the Obama administration confirmed that Americans were still being held hostage, even as some U.S. citizens were being flown out of the country for recovery in Europe. The Algerian state news agency reported that 12 hostages had been killed since Wednesday’s start of an Algerian rescue operation, and world leaders steadily increased their criticism of the North African country’s handling of the attack.

New Huot Center building is about half-way home

LACONIA — The construction portion of the Huot Regional Technical Education Center addition is more than half completed, reported the construction team to the Joint Building Committee yesterday. The construction phase of the project was budgeted at $13,940,273 and to date $7,338,116 or 46.19 percent of the budgeted amount has been spent. Of the $550,000 contingency fund, change orders have amounted $90,085 leaving $459,925 to see the project through to completion. The JBC also asked for an artists rendering for retrofitting the windows in the front of the existing buildings to be more compatible with those in the new building. The window replacement, that could cost between $300,000 and $500,000 depending on what contractors find when they remove the old windows, will be more energy efficient and may result in rebates from the gas company. The rendering and estimated costs will be made available to the JBC next week and contractor said they would like solicit bids for the windows. As for the actual construction, Superintendent Bob Champlin said the roof top units have been lowered on to the top of the building and are similar in size to the ones at the Laconia Middle School. Inside, work continues apace and Champlin reported that construction companies began installing windows yesterday. Tomorrow, Harvey Construction will have 10 sheet metal workers inside and the staging will come down from the front of the new building next week. City Councilor Matt Lahey said the capital campaign, which has raised so far between $750,000 to $800,000 will begin in earnest now that the holidays are past. He said there will be a presentation on January 24 at 3 p.m. at the Taylor Community and one at a later day at the Congregational Church. An open house of the already renovated spaces in the old Huot Center is scheduled for February 12, in the afternoon. — Gail Ober



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LACONIA — A subcommittee of the Belknap County Convention voted Friday morning to add a line item to the Register of Deeds budget for $5,200 to pay legal fees incurred by Registrar Barbara Luther in her dispute with Belknap County Commissioners over accounting procedures. The unanimous vote of the subcommittee came after a brief discussion in which Rep. Richard Burchell (R-Gilmanton) said that the county should pay the bill ‘’out of elemental fairness.’’ Burchell said the explanations offered by the commission about the eventual settlement which was reached were ‘’disingenuous.’’ County Administrator Debra Shackett said that the county took legal action against Luther to compel her to adopt procedures recommended by the county’s auditors which would have required her to close the registry’s bank accounts and deposit the taxes and fees it collects directly into the county general fund. ‘’The county asked for cooperation but didn’t get it,’’ said Shackett in defense of the commissioners’ decision to file legal action. But Burchell said that the settlement which had been reached last summer didn’t really change anything. “To our knowledge the same procedure she had been following remained in place. $18,000 later and we’re no better off than we were. She (Luther) continues to hold all the money collected and cuts one check at the end of the month to the state and one to the county.’’ During the dispute, which began in May of 2011, Luther, maintained that the state law only required her to transfer funds from the registry’s account to the county treasurer every month. She also balked at claims of the commission’s authority over her office, maintaining that she was an elected official and that the registry was independent, not a department of county government. The settlement which was announced last August allowed the existing checking account used by the Register of Deeds to be continued and required that any checks or withdrawals from that account be signed by the Register of Deeds and the Belknap County Treasurer. It also established procedures for the daily handling of payments and operations at the office. Hosted by American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post 1

Commissioners said at the time that the settlement was consistent with recommended best accounting practices and removed a negative comment from the county audit. Attorney Paul Fitzgerald represented the county in the negotiations while Luther was represented by attorney Philip McLaughlin. Last month Luther requested that the county pay the $5,200 in legal fees that she had incurred and the commissioners said that was being negotiated by Fitzgerald and McLaughlin. The vote on a motion by Rep. Ruth Gullick (D-New Hampton) to add a line item to the budget under the heading legal for $5,200 was unanimous with Burchell, Rep. Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) and Rep. Robert Greemore (R-Meredith) in support. Commission Chairman John Thomas, who attended the subcommittee meeting, said after the meeting that the commission looked on the additional line item as a request from the County Delegation and that it has a history of accommodating such requests. The subcommittee also increased the revenue estimate from the Registry of Deeds office from $600,000 to $700,000 after Tilton, who chaired the subcommittee, asked ‘’is it realistic or can we be less conservative?’’ The subcommittee also reduced the amount budgeted for heat in the county maintenance budget from $98,000 to $90,000. Dustin Muzzey, facilities manager, said that a switch to natural gas boilers at the county courthouse is helping to lower heating costs. The convention holds a public hearing on its overall budget recommendations on Monday night at 5 p.m. at the county complex. COUNTY from page one $1.3-million. The convention will hold a public hearing on its changes to the budget at the county complex on Monday night at 5 p.m. It is possible they could take a final vote on the appropriation for 2013 that same night. When the budget process began, Worsman broke with past practice by directing the sub-committees appointed to review the departmental budgets not to take votes and make recommendations to the convention. But, yesterday, when the sub-committee see next page


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2 new officers sworn in at LPD Two new police officers, Kyle Jepsen and Partrick Lyons, take the oath of office at Thursday’s Laconia Police Commission meeting. From left to right are Chief Christopher Adams, Kyle’s mother Jane Jepsen, Jepsen, Lyons, and Lyons’ grandmother Phyllis Bouvier. Jepsen holds an associates degree in Criminal Justice from N.H. Technical Institute and Lyons holds a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University in Massachusetts. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)

from preceding page met to consider the budgets for Sheriff’s Department, County Attorney Office, Corrections Department and Diversion Program, Worsman, although not a member of the sub-committee, offered motions to strip a three-percent step pay increase for eligible employees from the commissioner’s budget and pass the entire 7.3-percent increase in health insurance premiums to the employees. She also moved to eliminate bonuses for unused sick days and longevity from the budget. The motions carried by majorities of four-to-one with Worsman and Vadney joined by Representatives Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) and Michael Sylvia (R-Belmont) in the majority, leaving Representative Ian Raymond (D-Sanbornton) the lone dissenter. County Finance Director Glen Waring said that the aggregate value of the measures remained to be calculated, but estimated it would fall between $300,000 and $400,000, well shy of Worsman’s target of $1.3-million. The cost of the step raise, together with consequent increases in Social Security and Medicare taxes, is approximately $115,000, to which must be added the increased health insurance premium along with bonuses for sick days and

longevity. Requiring employees to bear the increase in health insurance premiums, Waring said would raise the contribution of those with two-person and family plans, who currently contribute five-percent, to 11.5-percent. “I hate to ask the employees to pick up more,” Worsman said, “but we have to find a tremendous amount of money.” “We have a budget that is $1-million too high,” said Tilton. “The biggest item is employees’ salaries and benefits.” Vadney suggested that regular cost-of-living adjustments and step increases in past years had swelled the payroll, raising wages and salaries by 25-percent or more. “They may have been deserved,” he allowed, “but that doesn’t mean they were affordable.” However, County Administrator Debra Shackett countered that since 2009 the total cost of compensation and benefits has risen by $971,000, or sevenpercent, while wages and salaries have grown by four-percent. Furthermore, Shackett pointed out that the commission is currently negotiating contracts with see next page

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State union asks Worsman for any records pertaining to GOP budget caucus LACONIA — The State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire (SEA) has asked Rep. Colette Worsman (R-Meredith), who chairs the Belknap County Convention, to provide copies of any and all records of her meetings with members of the convention about the 2013 county budget that were held without public notice. The SEA represents employees of the Belknap County Sheriff’s Department, Corrections Department and Nursing Home in contract negotia-

tions currently underway and has followed the convention’s public deliberations of the county budget proposed by the County Commission. Brian Hawkins, government relations coordinator of the SEA, said yesterday that the request under the “Right-To-Know” law was filled out of concern that decisions about how to conduct the budget process and deal with specific appropriations were discussed and reached out of the public eye. Worsman said that she had not seen the request and could not comment about it.

from preceding page unions representing employees of the Sheriff’s Department, Corrections Department and Nursing Home. Since the contribution to health insurance premiums, along with the sick day and longevity bonuses, are terms and conditions of employment included in past collective bargaining agreements, the commission was bound, under New Hampshire law, to pay for them until new contracts are ratified. Tilton replied that without sufficient funds to meet these obligations, the commission may have to consider reducing the number of employees.

“There may have to be some lay-offs,” echoed Vadney. After listening to the discussion, John Thomas of Belmont, who chairs the three-member county commission, said that “we will do nothing with wages and benefits and if the contracts cost more than they do now, the money must come from somewhere.” As for the prospect of lay-offs, he declared “I will do everything possible not to put people on the street. That is my personal goal.” Thomas said that he is confident the commission is of one mind.

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TE’O from page 2 learned he had been fooled. Swarbrick believes Te’o ultimately will speak publicly. “I don’t have any specific knowledge as to how and when, but I can’t fathom a circumstance where it doesn’t (happen). I sort of share everybody’s view that it has to happen,” he said. “We are certainly encouraging it to happen. We think it’s important and we’d like to see it happen sooner rather than later.” He said that before broke the news about the hoax in a lengthy report Wednesday, Te’o and his family had planned to go public with the story Monday. “Sometimes the best laid plans don’t quite work, and this was an example of that. Because the family lost the opportunity in some ways to control the story,” he said. “It is in the Te’o family’s court. We are very much encouraging them.” Former NFL coach Tony Dungy, who mentored Michael Vick when he returned to the NFL after doing prison time, had similar advice. “I don’t know the whole case but I always advise people to face up to it and just talk to people and say what happened,” Dungy said while attending the NCAA convention in Dallas on Friday. “The truth is the best liberator, so that’s what I would do. And he’s going to get questioned a lot about it.” Te’o led a lightly regarded Fighting Irish team to a 12-0 regular season and the BCS title game, where they were routed 42-14 by Alabama and Te’o played poorly. He was said to be staying at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where he and about 35 other NFL draft hopefuls were invited to work out. He has been projected to be a first-round draft pick in April, possibly among the first 10 picks. Several athletes at IMG tweeted on Friday that they had seen Te’o on the sprawling campus. But he was never spotted by a group of reporters who waited nearby for a chance to ask him a question. His agent Tom Condon didn’t return messages and the IMG Academy didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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DEBT LIMIT from page 2 ginia said Friday. The legislation wouldn’t require immediate spending cuts as earlier promised by GOP leaders like Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Instead, it’s aimed at forcing the Democratic-controlled Senate to join the House in debating the federal budget. “We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government’s spending problem,” Boehner told GOP lawmakers at a retreat in Williamsburg, Va. “The principle is simple: ‘no budget, no pay.’” But the move ran into opposition from House Democrats, including leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who called it a gimmick because it would set up

another potential confrontation in just a few months. Votes from Democrats may be needed to help pass the measure if GOP conservatives opposed to any increase in the debt limit withhold their support. “This proposal does not relieve the uncertainty faced by small businesses, the markets and the middle class,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. “This is a gimmick unworthy of the challenges we face and the national debate we should be having. The message from the American people is clear: no games, no default.” But Senate Democrats and the White House were more cautious and sounded encouraged that Republicans seemed to be beating a tactical retreat.

FLU from page 2 in the population, but 82 per 100,000 among those 65 and older, “which is really quite a high rate,” Frieden said. “We expect to see both the number and the rates of both hospitalizations and deaths rise further in the next week or so as the flu epidemic progresses,’” so prompt treatment is key to preventing deaths, he said. About 90 percent of flu deaths are in the elderly; the very young and people with other health problems such as diabetes are also at higher risk. If you’re worried about how sick you are and are in one of these risk groups, see a doctor, Frieden urged. One third to one half of people are not getting prompt treatment with antiviral medicines, he said. Two drugs — Tamiflu and Relenza — can cut the severity and risk of death from the flu but must be started within 48 hours of first symptoms to do much good. Tamiflu is available in a liquid form for

use in children under 1, and pharmacists can reformulate capsules into a liquid if supplies are short in an area, said Dr. Margaret Hamburg, head of the Food and Drug Administration. To help avoid a shortage, the FDA is letting Tamiflu’s maker, Genentech, distribute 2 million additional doses of capsules that have an older version of package insert. “It is fully approved, it is not outdated,” just lacks information for pharmacists on how to mix it into a liquid if needed for young children, she said. This year’s flu season started about a month earlier than normal and the dominant flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker. Vaccinations are recommended for anyone 6 months or older. There’s still plenty of vaccine — an update shows that 145 million doses have been produced, “twice the supply that was available only several years ago,” Hamburg said.

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LACONIA — Arthur A. Sorrell, 94, of 283 White Oaks Road and formerly of 58 Lyford Street, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, January 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Sorrell was born May 8, 1918 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Fred Archie and Laura (Caron) Sorrell. Mr. Sorrell was a lifelong resident of Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School . He was a M/Sgt. In the U. S. Army, serving for twenty years during WWII and the Korean War, retiring June 7, 1960 from Fort Knox, Kentucky. He had received the following awards: Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Clasp and Five Loops, American Defense Service Medal with Foreign Service Clasp, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with One Bronze Service Star, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the United Nations Service Medal. He had been employed at Scott & Williams for thirty years and for General Electric for fourteen years, retiring in 1981. Mr. Sorrell was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. He was a member and past Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post #1670 and was a member of the Wilkins-Smith Post #1 of Laconia. Mr. Sorrell enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, fishing, bowling, gardening and playing cards. Survivors include three sons, Fred A. Sorrell and his wife, Mary, of Laconia, Arthur E. Sorrell of Laconia and Gregory Sorrell and his wife, Ann, of Londonderry; four daughters, Rosemary (Sorrell) Poudrier and her husband, Maurice, of Laconia, Laura (Sorrell) Seeley

Earlene Smith, 80 CONROE, Texas — Earlene Smith of Conroe, Texas passed away January 16, 2013. She was born in Laconia, NH on July 21, 1932 to Earl and Carrie Smith. She graduated from Laconia High, class if 1950. In 1952 she married Harley Smith and moved to Texas. For many years she traveled to many countries with her husband as he worked in the oil wells. After her husbands death, she moved back to the family home in Sanbornton, NH, where she was active in quilt clubs, the Sanbornton Bay CHF and church activities at the Sanbornton Second Baptist Church. She worked for some time at the Winnisquam Post Office. Earlene moved backed to Texas to be closer to her family, but left behind many dear friends in N.H., who will always remember the good times they had with her.


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Earlene is survived by her daughter Sherry Reyes and her son Robert and daughter-in-law Karen of Conroe, TX; grandchildren, Hayley Turner and husband Cameron, Hillary Reyes, Ashley Mehrens and husband Spencer, and Brain Smith a great grandson Hazel Laroche of Laconia, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends from Texas and New Hampshire. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and son Michael. A funeral service was held in Conroe at the Cashner Colonial Chapel on January 19 at 10 a.m. and internment will be in Midland, Texas on January 21. A memorial service will be held at the Second Baptist church in Sanbornton at at later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Second Baptist Church in Sanbornton.

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Robert A. Swanke, 86 LACONIA — Robert A. Swanke, 86, of Laconia, NH and formerly of Holliston, MA passed away January 16, 2013 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Julia V. (Harris) and Max A. Swanke. He was the husband of 62 years to Agnes M. (Platt) Swanke of Laconia. A US Navy Veteran of WWII, Robert attended the US Naval Academy and belonged to the US Naval Academy Alumni Association, the US Naval Institute, American Battleship Assoc., USS Wisconsin Assoc., USS Shangri-La Assoc., Association of Aviation Ordnancemen, as well as the Knights of Colombus and American Legion. In 1992, after forty two years in the insurance business, he retired as Regional Vice President from Mutual of America Life Insurance Company. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Robert A. Swanke Jr. of Bellingham, and Brian G. Swanke and his wife Tracey of Rochester, NY; 3 daughters, Mary-Clare

Swanke of South Orange, NJ, Virginia E. Blanchard and her husband Scott of Holliston, and Donna M. Ambrose of Manasquan, NJ. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Megan Styffe and her husband Philip of Milford, Jillian Blanchard of Ashland, Mark Ambrose of Minnesota, Meridith Ambrose of Queens, NY, Alexia Swanke of Rochester, NY; and 2 great-grandsons, Robbie and Ryan Styffe of Milford. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston, Washington St. (Rt.16), with burial following in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome. com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or (stjude. org) or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215 (

Laughter Yoga with Marcia Wyman at Wesley Woods GILFORD — A Laughter Yoga presentation with Marcia Wyman of the New England Center of Laughter will be offered at Wesley Woods on Thursday, January 24 from 2-3 p.m. “No poses, no matts, just laughter exercises and deep breathing”, is how Wyman describes it. Laughter Yoga was started in 1995 by a medical doctor in India who also did yoga breathing. He found laughter to be similar to deep exhalations and

named his new holistic movement Laughter Yoga. There are now 7,000 clubs in over 65 countries. “It’s a great way to feel better and stay better, “ says Wyman , “and no side effects except joy and feeling renewed and refreshed.” The program is open to all ages. Format will include informational lecture and hands-on experience. There will be a $5 charge for the program. For more information about the program or the location call Stace at Wesley Woods 528-2555.

LACONIA — The Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association will hold its annual awards banquet on Saturday, January 26 starting at 4 p.m. in

the auditorium at Laconia High School. The association will also be selling videos from last season for $5.

LACONIA — Mary Lou (Defosses) Sanad, 83, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 at Belknap County Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Born August 7, 1929 to the late Leonard and Phyllis (Colby) MacQuarrie. Prior to her retirement, she worked at various jobs in the Lakes Region including bookkeeper at Norm Marsh’s Garage, Quality Foods and Pike Industries. Mary Lou was a member of both the VFW and American Legion Women’s Auxiliary in Laconia. One of her favorite things was Monday night bingo at the VFW. In her younger years she enjoyed motorcycle riding and snowmobiling. She was married to the late Richard Defosses Sr. of Laconia. She is survived by two sons; Tony and Nathan Defosses of Laconia, one daughter, Missy Defosses and her husband Ron Judkins of Belmont, seven grandchildren; Crystral Defosses and Bob Scerra of Gilford, Ashley Defosses of Laconia, Skyler Judkins of Belmont, Frank, Stewart, Alana and Samantha Defosses, all of Laconia, one sister, Judy Shanley of Connecticut, sisters in law Beverly, Lee and Sharon MacQuarrie, one daughter in law, Caroline Defosses and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Ahmed Sanad, one son, Richard Defosses Jr. and three brothers; Walter, James and Robert MacQuarrie. There will be a celebration of life on Thursday, January 24th from 5-7 pm at the VFW Hall on Court Street in Laconia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2013. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence, Ball gave birth the same day to her son, Desi Arnaz Jr.) On this date: In 1807, Confederate general Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Va. In 1853, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premiered in Rome. In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union. In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds. In 1942, during World War II, Japan invaded Burma (Myanmar). In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America was signed by both countries in Washington, D.C. In 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswell’s past racial views. In 1977, in one of his last acts of office, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D’Aquino, an American convicted of treason for making wartime broadcasts for Japan. In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months. In 1992, German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa on the outskirts of Berlin where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place. One year ago: Six U.S. Marines were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. Texas Gov. Rick Perry abruptly quit the Republican presidential race. One of the world’s most popular file-sharing sites,, was shut down as its founder and several company officials were accused of facilitating millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content. Rupert Murdoch’s media empire apologized and agreed to cash payouts to 37 people who’d been harassed and phone-hacked by its tabloid press. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Jean Stapleton is 90. Actor Fritz Weaver is 87. Actress Tippi Hedren is 83. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 71. Actress Shelley Fabares is 69. Country singer Dolly Parton is 67. TV chef Paula Deen is 66. Rock singer Martha Davis is 62. Singer Dewey Bunnell is 61. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 60. Actress Katey Sagal is 59. Comedian Paul Rodriguez is 58. Actor Paul McCrane is 52. Actor William Ragsdale is 52. Actor Shawn Wayans is 42. Rock singer-musician John Wozniak is 42. Comedianimpressionist Frank Caliendo is 39. Actress Marsha Thomason is 37. Actress Bitsie Tulloch is 32. Actress Jodie Sweetin is 31. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson is 21.


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CALENDAR TODAY’S EVENTS Author and radio host Jack Heath visits Annie’s Book Stop in Laconia. 2-4 p.m. Open House hosted by the Franklin Boys and Girls Club Steering Commitee. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Gym in Franklin. For more information call 998-9984. 3rd Annual Launch-A-Wish sky lantern flight at Moulton Farm in Meredith. Festivities began at 3:30 p.m. followed by the launch at 4:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $25 for each sky lantern. Winterfest held by the Squam Lakes Association (SLA). Noon to 3p.m. at the SLA’s Resource Center on Piper Cover in Holderness. Pre-registration required. To RSVP call 968-7336 or email For full details regarding the event visit Lakes Region Big Band performs music from the various decades at the Franklin Opera House. 7:30 p.m. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres and beverages served. Tickets are $40 per couple and are available by calling 9341901 or by visiting online at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia hosts Las Vegas and Comedy Central Stars Brad Mastrangelo and Chris Pennie. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and seats may be purchased in advance by calling 527-0043. Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the firstfloor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518. All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital. Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570. Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066. Super Saturday at the Meredith Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Features an art project & a snack. Lakes Region Lyme Support Group meeting. Third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laconia Middle School. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Questions? Leave message for Nancy at 1-888-596-5698.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 Line Dancing at Starr King Fellowship Sundays from 4-5 p.m. $5 per person. For more information call George at 536-1179. 8th Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia Middle School cafeteria. Ethinic food potluck dinner held during the evening. 2nd Annual Lenny Clarke Coedy Fest to benefit the Wounded Warriors and the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program. 7 p.m. in the conference center at the Waterville Valley Resort. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are on sale at the Waterville Valley Resort Ticket Office.

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“Seeking the truth and printing it” THE LACONIA DAILY SUN is published Tuesday through Saturday by Lakes Region News Club, Inc. Edward Engler, Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Founders Offices: 1127 Union Ave. #1, Laconia, NH 03246 Business Office 737-2020, Newsroom 737-2026, Fax: 527-0056 News E-mail: CIRCULATION: 18,000 distributed FREE Tues. through Sat. in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Moultonborough, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton,

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Irwin Automotive Group now has freshly-renovated waiting area LACONIA — Irwin Automotive Group, 59 Bisson Avenue, completed a 6 week renovation of their Toyota/ Ford service waiting area. The new state of the art area includes; free Wi Fi, free coffee, free bottled water, large flat screen TV, kids play area, quiet reading area, comfortable lounge chairs with tables, and a business center with areas for work, 2 computers to use, printer, fax machine, copier, scanner and cell phone charger. Chris Irwin of the dealerships said “we are very pleased with the design, layout, and functionality of our new waiting area. It is warm, inviting, and full of amenities to make your wait more enjoyable. We understand that getting your car serviced is not exactly the most exciting thing in the world to do. We set out with the objective of creating a space that would help make the wait more pleasant and have certainly accomplished that.” Two companies from Gilford managed the project. NCM Management was the contractor, and Peter Stew-

art of Stewart & Associates was the Architect. According to Irwin “both companies were exemplary to work with.” Visit to see pictures of the new area. The “Irwin Zone” was founded in 1951 by Robert H. Irwin, as a Lincoln Mercury dealership. It added a Ford franchise in 1955. Peter Irwin, second generation, added Toyota in 1979, and then added Scion in 2002. The Irwin Zone’s Used Car Center was built in 1994 and was located at 446 Union Ave in Laconia. In 2009 the Irwin’s completed a 12,000 square foot expansion of their Bisson Avenue location, which now totals 72,000 square feet on more than 15 acres and 600 vehicles. Laconia Quicklane Tire and Auto Center was started in the late fall of 2010, and in 2011 the Irwin Automotive Group expanded to include Hyundai. The Used Car Center was converted into a brand new state of the art Hyundai Facility during the winter of 2012.

Irwin Automotive Group has completed a 6 week renovation of their Toyota/Ford service waiting area. (Courtesy photo)

LRGHealthcare joins campaign for expanded access to cervical tests and vaccines LACONIA — January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and LRGHealthcare joins the National Cervical Cancer Coalition call for expanded access to life-saving screening tests and vaccines. Each year in the U.S., approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 die as a result. “Awareness and early detection are our best defense against cervical cancer,” states obstetrician/gynecologist Michael Tovell, MD “Cervical cancer is the easiest female cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up.” Two screening tests can help pre-

vent cervical cancer or find it early— — The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for pre-cancers, cell changes that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately. — The HPV test looks for the virus (human papillomavirus) that can cause these cell changes. The Pap test is recommended for all women between the ages of 21 and 65 years old, and can be done in a doctor’s office or clinic. Women are urged to talk to their primary care provider about any screenings they may need. Those who are uninsured, or for whom payment for screening poses a hardship, may qualify for assistance.

Town of Sanbornton SANBORNTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION P.O. Box 124, 573 Sanborn Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269 Tel. 603.286.8303 Fax. 603.286.9544

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SANBORNTON HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION Tuesday, January 29, 2013 beginning at 7:15 pm in the Town Offices 573 Sanborn Road (NH Route 132) Sanbornton, New Hampshire This will serve as notice to abutting land owners and the general public that the Sanbornton Historic District Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the following application: Application for Certificate of Approval, requested by Marcy and Scott Kelley, as Applicants and Owners of Tax Map 22 Lot 21 concerning the proposed construction of an addition to their existing residence and replacement of windows to their home located at 37 Tower Hill Road in the Sanbornton Historic District. All abutters are being sent notices by mail and the general public is invited to attend. When the case is called, the Applicants will present their case, followed by questions to the Applicant from members of the Historic District Commission, followed by questions or comments from members of the public which will be directed to the Chairman of the Historic District Commission. The application and its attached documents are available for inspection at the Town Planning Office in the Sanbornton Town Office Building during its published working hours. Interested persons are encouraged to come in during office hours and review the application to become better familiar with the proposal prior to the Historic District Commission hearing. At this public hearing, the Historic District Commission may announce the date of future public hearing(s) on this application, said announcements serving as notice in compliance with RSA 676:7.

LRGHealthcare participates in the Let No Woman Be Overlooked Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, which provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings to New Hampshire women who meet certain requirements. To learn more, visit the health resources section at or call 524-3211 ext. 7000. CALENDAR from preceding page

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach. Monday Bookies meeting featuring the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. 6:30 p.m. at the Green Ginger in Tilton. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.),

Caring for Women is a clinical department of Lakes Region General Hospital that provides woman in our community with convenient options, better appointment availability, and a team of medical professionals to meet their healthcare needs. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 603-527-1855. Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information. Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m. Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk. Laconia Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society meeting. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church. Guests and singers of all ages and skills are invited to attend these Monday night rehearsals. For more information call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING MEREDITH PLANNING BOARD Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Meredith Community Center, 1 Circle Dr. Room B-7:00 p.m. Public Hearings 1st Development , LLC – Public Hearing to evaluate progress on conditions of approval and determine the additional time to meet conditions set forth in the Planning Board’s Notices of Decision dated September 25, 2007 and May 24, 2011. Ken Linesman c/o Newland Development Assoc., LLC – Continuation of last noticed public hearing for Rite-Aid Pharmacy, Tax Map U15-11 & 12, 85 & 89 NH Route 25 in the CB District. Pre-Application Design Review Brian Davis d/b/a Planet Green – Pre-App. Conceptual Consultation to discuss SP for Tax Map S17-17C, Northview Drive, Commercial Rte. So. Dist. Chris Williams for Greater Meredith Program – Consultation to discuss improvements to the Wicwas Grange, Tax Map R08, Lot 68, 150 Meredith Ctr. Rd., Comm.-Meredith Ctr. Dist.

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Dear Annie: I am 19 years old and afraid that my brother is gay. “James” recently made a new friend at work who is gay. He has been going to the library with this new friend and spending the entire day there doing homework. James doesn’t own a phone, so it is hard for my mother to get ahold of him. Sometimes he leaves for work at 6 p.m. and doesn’t come home until 9 the following morning, making excuses that he was at work. My mother knows he’s lying, because she calls his job and they often say he isn’t there. His friend has left messages on our home answering machine that make us all question their relationship. A few days ago, my mom called me crying hysterically because James hadn’t returned all night after an argument in which she asked if he was gay. He screamed at her to never ask that question again and said that he is not gay. I try to be open-minded toward everyone and don’t object if James is gay. But my mother was not brought up this way. In her culture, being gay is absolutely unacceptable. If James “came out,” my mother would throw him out of the house and disown him. It would ruin our family name. She even once said she would have to move away from our hometown. My brother has always had trouble making friends, and I feel this latest friend is someone who just happens to accept him for who he is. I don’t believe James is interested in men. But I am worried for his sake. What do I do? -- Unsure Dear Unsure: Please don’t pressure your brother. Having a gay friend will not change his sexual orientation, and finding someone who “accepts him for who he is” is not to be brushed aside lightly. James needs to navigate this in his own way. You can mention that he seems stressed and let him know that if he needs to talk, you are available. You also can give him the

website for PFLAG ( just in case he should find it useful. Dear Annie: You recently printed a letter from a sociable man in his mid-50s who is having difficulty making new friends. My husband and I are in a similar predicament now that the kids are out of the house. Your suggestion to find activities is a good start, but the reality is that people form true friendships over shared common experiences. Volunteer activity, work, team sports (like bowling or a walking group) and religious groups provide the most opportunity for forming friendships over an extended period of time. But I wish you would have specifically addressed our age group. Perhaps the “sandwich generation” burdens are part of the problem, but we don’t see significant numbers of people our age anywhere except restaurants and church. Please provide more guidance regarding friendships for people over 40. -- Prime of Life Dear Prime: You have already noted that activities where you see the same people repeatedly provide the best opportunities to create friendships, and once you are out of school, your age doesn’t really matter. Besides bowling leagues and volunteer work, we also recommend book clubs, gourmet clubs, choirs, community theater and civic organizations. Determine what your interests are, and then look for local groups or check Dear Annie: May I weigh in on baby showers for second and third babies? When she was pregnant with her second child, my lovely daughter-in-law was given a “sprinkle.” Her friends brought frozen dinners, cooked and labeled. All she had to do was defrost and heat. What a blessing for a new mom, especially one with other small children. The meals lasted for weeks. -- MultiGrandma

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to:, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

$1-A-DAY CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 527-9299 DOLLAR-A-DAY: Private Party ads only (For Sale, Lost, Autos, etc.), must run ten consecutive days, 15 words max. Additional words 10¢ each per day. does not apply to yard sales. REGULAR RATE: $2.50 a day; 10¢ per word per day over 15 words. PREMIUMS: First word caps no charge. Additional bold, caps and 9pt type 10¢ per word per day. Centered words 10¢ (2 word minimum) TYPOS: Check your ad the first day of publication. Sorry, we will not issue credit after an ad has run once, and we do not offer refunds. DEADLINES: noon the business day prior to the day of publication. PAYMENT: All private party ads must be pre-paid. We accept checks, Visa Mastercard and Discover credit cards and of course, cash. $10 minimum order for credit cards. CORRESPONDENCE: To place your ad call our offices at 527-9299 between 9 am & 5 pm, Monday through Friday; Stop by our office or send a check or money order with ad copy to The Laconia Daily Sun,1127 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246. You can email ads to, we will contact you for payment. OTHER RATES: For information about display ads or other advertising options, call 527-9299.




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LAKEPORT- Nice Three Bedroom Apartment only three years old. Has 1 1/2 baths, natural gas heat, nice kitchen and walk-out basement. No utilities included. Available February 1st. Security deposit $1,075. and first month rent $1,075. Serious callers only. If you are ready to 603-524-8533

FOUND! SEEING EYE DOG! Thank you to everyone who took the time to help find my German Shepherd! I missed her very much and she is now home safe and sound!

LABRADOR Retriever pups AKC, gorgeous litter of 7. Healthy happy, 1st shots and health certificates, in-home raised (603)664-2828. ROTTWEILER pups AKC Champion Pedigree, parents on premises $500-$600. 603-340-6219

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Everything on sale, up to 50% off. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5. 603-279-0607. Route 25 Meredith NH across from Interlakes High School, plenty of parking. Cash for your Gold and Silver.

Appliances 2010 GE Profile stainless side-by-side refrigerator. 25.5 Cu. Ft. Ice/water dispenser in door. $750. 603-387-2954

Autos $_TOP dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. Available 7-days a week. P3s Towing. 630-3606 1990 Olds V-6 Auto. 138K miles, good shape, $1,495 OBO. 630-0957 1999 Dodge Ram 15004X4, 5.2L, good condition. $2,800/OBRO. Please call 738-7120 for more information. 2000 Lincoln Towncar: Heated leather, moonroof, 8-disc player, remote start, 79k miles, great condition, 1-owner. $4,995. 524-6866. 2008 Honda CRV EX, Light Blue, 74K miles, Excellent condition. $14,000 or B.O. 603-524-7911 98 Isuzu Rodeo- 35K miles, new engine, new everything. Clean truck, 4-cylinder $1,800. 603-832-8621

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MAKE EXTRA CASH by consigning your unwanted furniture and home decor items. Please call 524-1175 or stop in at Too Good To Be Threw, 84 Union Ave., La-

BUYING junk cars, trucks & big trucks ME & NH. Call for price. Martin Towing. (603)305-4504. CASH paid for unwanted or junk cars and trucks. Same day service possible. 603-231-2859. PRE 1972 Classic 4 speed cars wanted. Especially convertables. Paddle King Paddle Boats, custom Gheenoe Fishing Boats. Off season pricing. 603-738-2296 WANTED: Boat Dock/Slip on Winnipesaukee, 2013 season, for a 20ft. Century Runabout. Mature couple, mostly weekday use. Kevin or Karen 802-263-5700

Business Opportunities BEAUTIFUL 3 acre Gilford lot with excellent frontage on busy intersection with existing 9000 sf. building. Perfect for any retail, especially local market/farmers market/craft type business. Owner looking for qualified operator/owner with capital to establish a successful partnership using our land and building. This is a real chance to be your own boss of a great business. Please call 603-455-9388 to discuss. Need Extra Money? Start an Avon Business for $10. Call Debbie at 603-491-5359. Or go to and enter reference code: dblaisedell.

Child Care MEREDITH CHILDCARE AVAILABLE Experienced & professional provider. Amy (603) 303-2384

APARTMENTS, mobile homes. If you need a rental at a fair price, call DRM Corp. Over 50 years in rentals. We treat you better! 524-0348 or visit M-W-F, 12-5, at our new location, 142 Church St. (Behind CVS Pharmacy.) BELMONT- Nice, one bedroom, second floor apartment on horse farm. Heat and hot water included, dogs considered. $700. per month plus one months security deposit. For application and showing contact Amy at 603-520-0314 leave message. BELMONT: Perkins Place 2-bedroom townhouse style. $775/Month, only $99 security deposit, no application fee. Call 238-8034 CENTER HARBOR- Walk to supermarket/restaurants/water. Water/Mountain views. New paint/carpet, etc. 1 or 2 bedrooms, heat Included, from $645/month. No Pets. 603-937-1007 FRANKLIN: 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent $700-$725. + Utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846.

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GILFORD 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo. Fireplace, gas heat, W/D hookup, no dogs/smoking. 1 year lease, $975/month + security. 455-6269.

HARD WORKING experienced cleaning woman looking for more jobs. Regular or one-time

GILFORD, Single male needs roommate(s). 2 bedrooms available. $125 per week, plus share utilities. Pets considered.

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GILFORD : 1 & 2 -bedroom units available. Heat & electricity included. From $190/week. Pets considered. 556-7098.

LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 1-bedroom great move-in special. $650/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034

GILMANTON 4-Corners, 1 bedroom in nice neighborhood. Wireless internet included, parking, backyard. Security deposit and lease req'd. No smoking or dogs. $750/month 630-2681. GILMANTON Iron Works: 3 bedroom 1 bath house. Washer/Dryer included. $1,375/Month + utilities. Call 364-7437 LACONIA 1st floor 2-3 bedroom apartment on Pleasant St. Walk to town & beaches, recently repainted, carpeting, appliances, full bath. $1,000/Month includes heat & hot water. 524-3892 or 630-4771 LACONIA 2-bedroom 2nd floor on Province St. Clean, sunny, lead safe. Good neighborhood with private parking. Washer/dryer access, no pets, $800/Month + utilities. 508-423-0479 LACONIA 2/3 Bedroom 6 rooms, move-in ready, quiet neighbors, plenty of storage, garage, washer/dryer hook-up, $850/Month + 1 month security (Flexible payment terms available). Property maintenance rent reduction available. 603-528-1850 or 603-486-3966. LACONIA Elegant, large one bed room in one of Pleasant Streets finest Victorian homes. Fireplace, beamed ceilings, lots of natural woodwork, washer/dryer. Walk to downtown and beaches. Heat/Hot water included. $925. 528-6885 LACONIA: 1 bedroom subsidized apartment. Must be elderly or disabled. Preferece given to elderly applicants with extremely low income. ($14,800 or lower). EHO. Please call Mary at Stewart Property Management 603-641-2163 LACONIA, small 1 BR, $150/week. Includes heat and lights. References and security deposit. 603-524-9665 LACONIABeacon St. West Luxury condo. Furnished, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, granite countertops, storage unit, gym included. Very low utilities. Free Internet & cable. Non-smoker/No pets. Security, lease & references required. $750/Month. 455-4075 LACONIA- Large 3 bedroom 1st floor apartment with sunroom & storage. $850/Month, includes heat/hot water. Near hospital and stores. Good rental history and credit report required. 603-707-1510 or 530-474-1050 LACONIA- Large Rooms for rent. Private bath, heat/hot water, electric, cable, parking included. $145-160/week 603-781-6294 LACONIA- Opechee Gardens: 2-bedroom great move-in special. $750/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application feel. Call 238-8034

LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Separate entrance, coin-op laundry in basement. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234 LACONIA: 2 bedroom, 2nd floor in duplex building. $230/week, including heat, electric & hot water. 524-1234, LACONIA: Spacious two bedroom apartment for rent. Rent is $702. per month with heat and hot water included. On-site laundry, storage room and off-street parking. Close to pharmacy, schools and hospital. Please call Julie at Stewart Property Mgt. (603) 524-6673 EHO. LACONIA: Very nice 1-bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, downtown building. Recently painted. Nice kitchen and full bath. $175/week, includes heat, hot water & electricity. 524-3892 or 630-4771. LACONIA: 1st Floor, Large 3BR, 2-bath apartment. Deck and parking. No pets, no smokers. Security deposit, references and lease required. $925/month plus utilities. 875-2292. LACONIA: Dyer St. 2-bedroom townhouse style. Great move-in special, $775/Month, $200 security deposit, 2nd month free, no application fee. Call 238-8034 LACONIA: Gilbert Apartments. Call for available apartments. 524-4428 LACONIA: Pleasant Street, 1BR, $750. Heat/hot water included, no pets/smoking. 524-5837. LACONIA: Spacious 2-bedroom 1-bath duplex. Basement w/storage, washer/dryer hook-ups. Big yard, parking. No pets/no smoking, $800/Month, + utilities. 603-387-6847 LAKEPORT: 5-room, 2-Bedroom. Includes snow removal, washer/dryer, lake view. 2nd floor unfurnished. $180/Week. Leave message for Bob, 781-283-0783 MEREDITH- 2-bedroom 1-bath townhouse condo. Laundry on-site, $800/Month + utilities. Parking/plowing included. No smoking/pets. 527-4160 MEREDITH: 1-2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, $575-$750+ utilities, security deposit required, no dogs, 279-5846. MINUTES from Concord2-bedroom 1-bath completely renovated energy efficient apartment complex. $795, including hot water with free WiFi. Secured building access, onsite laundry and more. Military discount available. Convenient Rte 3 location in West Franklin! Must See, Call today! 603-744-3551

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Winnisquam Auto is growing. Great opportunity for the right person. Must have tools and state inspection license. Great place to perfect your trade and work alongside a Grade A Technician. Must possess a good attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced shop. Looking for a journeyman or apprentice-type abilities. Send resume to or call 603-524-7171. LICENCED Cosmetologist wanted for small residential salon. Must have 3+ years experience & some clientele. 527-8980.

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The Gorham High School is seeking a dynamic, New Hampshire certified English teacher who is enthusiastic about working in a small, rural community which fosters high standards and a commitment to provide positive educational experiences for all students. The successful candidate must be able to teach Public Speaking, Senior Paper and two American Literature courses. We are looking to fill this position beginning January 23, 2013. Please submit a letter of interest, current resume, certification, transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to: Mr. Paul Bousquet, Superintendent of Schools SAU 20, 123 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the position is filled. SAU 20 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are seeking a candidate interested in working to support students with academic, emotional, social, physical and behavioral skill development in our school. A Position is available at our Elm Street Elementary School. Part-time, 20 hours per week. Please send letter of interest, resume and three letters of reference to: Sue Carignan, Student Services Coordinator Elm Street School 478 Elm Street Laconia, NH 03246 Please visit our website for information about Laconia School District E.O.E

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PSU Educational Theatre Collaborative hosts festival for artists & teachers PLYMOUTH — The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) at Plymouth State University will present its 18th Annual Integrated Arts Conference for teachers and artists Saturday, January 26 from 8:15 a.m. –4 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts. This daylong workshop will explore themes and ideas about history through a variety of art forms and experiences. Each workshop will be offered during two breakout sessions. The conference features five workshops on themes from ETC’s upcoming


premiere of the new musical Marking the Moment, written by Professor of History Emeritus Manuel MarquezSterling and Professor of Education and Integrated Arts Trish Lindberg to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town of Plymouth. The day begins with a welcome at 8:30 a.m. by Lindberg, who is ETC artistic director and M.Ed. in Integrated Arts program coordinator at PSU. The welcome will be followed by a keynote address: “Placemaking,” by



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Timm Judas, an educator at Oxbow Union High School, Bradford, Vt. Judas will discuss how we find our place in history through our stories, and how to use the arts to document and preserve those stories. Participants will choose two of the following five workshops: — Seasons of the Heart by Kirsten Mohring, elementary music teacher, Nottingham West Elementary School. History, time and space can be identified by the seasons. They signify change, beginnings, and mark cycles, history, and time. Participants will explore and celebrate the magic of the seasons and learn how to use music to integrate a variety of the arts in their lessons. — Moving Through History by Lisa Travis, adjunct faculty, PSU Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. Experience the process of dance making. Using influences of social dance and basic movement concepts, participants will learn to create a dance inspired by the unique culture and history of Plymouth and how to apply the same to their own community. — Make a Play for History by Francis Page, theatre educator, Plymouth, In this interactive workshop, teachers will explore various ways to bring history alive in the classroom. Through improvisation, play making, and creative drama, teachers will be able to ignite students’ creative forces as they recreate the historical events being taught. — Using History to Connect to History by Timm Judas, educator, Oxbow Union High School, Bradford, Vt. Using art, music, theatre and movement, participants will explore a variety of avenues and historic contexts to integrate the internal with the external. — Our Town—Using Creative Drama in the Classroom by Cris Blackstone, curriculum coordinator, Franklin Middle School and Elizabeth Lent, teacher, Coe-Brown Northwood

Academy. Participants will learn how to use drama to convert their classrooms into safe places for students to express emotions and issues relevant to conventional lessons. Interactive drama activities will be used to connect to the Common Core State Standards across content areas. Between the breakout sessions Rachel Belmont, New Hampshire coordinator of “One Million Bones,” will discuss this large-scale social arts project that is working to raise awareness about atrocities happening in Sudan, Burma, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lunch will be served in the university dining hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., followed at 2 p.m. by a performance of Marking the Moment at the Silver Center. The registration fee for the conference is $119 and includes all conference workshops and events, lunch, refreshments, a teacher resource book and a performance of Marking the Moment. Graduate credit is available for an extra charge by contacting Professor Lindberg at (603) 535-2647 or via e-mail to Register online at https://www. pm?event_id=11180or by phone to Deb Stalnaker at (603) 535-2933. Tickets for Marking the Moment are $25-20 for adults, $22-17 for seniors, $20-15 for youth in A and B seating at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869; or online at Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ETC is a venture of the Plymouth State University College of Graduate Studies, Plymouth Elementary School and Friends of the Arts, in its 19th year of producing intergenerational theatre experiences that include community members, elementary, high school and university students and PSU faculty and staff from more than 20 towns. Additional information about ETC is online at

TAMWORTH — The Bearcamp Valley Garden club will donate $2,000 in scholarship funds to provide financial support to an outstanding UNH undergraduate or graduate student majoring in horticulture, forestry, or environmental conservation. The deadline to apply for a BVGC Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year will be early to mid-February of 2013. Bearcamp Valley Garden Club scholarships are preferentially given to students from towns served by the BVGC, which include Ashland, Center Harbor, Center Sandwich, Chocorua, Freedom, Meredith, Moultonborough, Ossipee, Tamworth, and neighboring towns, but funds are ultimately available to any student studying horticulture, forestry, or environmental conservation at UNH. The scholarships are made available through the Colleges of Life Sciences and Agriculture and also through the Thompson School of Applied Science. The recipients are chosen by

the COLSA dean in consultation with financial aid. The recipient is chosen by the University of New Hampshire Foundation. Recipients for the 2012-2013 Academic Year are Pavel Pluhar, a junior in Forestry from Grafton, and Justin Williams, a graduate student in Natural Resources from Portsmouth. Additional information about the scholarships throughwww.colsa.unh. edu/scholarships. The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club was organized in 1938 with the mission of fostering activities that ensure more attractive communities, promoting interest in all phases of gardening and horticulture, and furthering the wisest use of natural resources through good conservation practices. Club members raise money for the UNH scholarships by selling plants and bulbs, by organizing garden and house tours, and by selling note cards featuring original and previously unpublished nature photographs taken by members.

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Lakes Region Real Estate Market Report / Roy Sanborn

2012 Year End Waterfront Sales Report December was another strong month for waterfront sales on Winnipesaukee with a total of 15 properties changing hands which is the same count as last December. The average sales price of $1.043 million is up considerably from the $675,300 average posted last year bolstered by the fact that five of the 15 sales exceeded the million dollar mark. That’s an outstanding December and a great way to finish off the year. The least expensive sale on the lake was at 482 Rattlesnake Island in Alton where a seasonal, three bedroom, A-frame cottage built in 1975 found a new owner. This cottage needs some upgrading unless the 70’s vintage paneling and green carpets are your taste, but I am sure the new owners looked past that and saw value in the 1,724-square-feet of living space, the flat 1-acre lot with 108-ft. of frontage, the sandy beach, and the great views. I bet plans are in the works for a spring makeover. This property was listed in June at $310,000 with a deal struck at $275,000 after being on the market for 121 days. The current tax assessed value for the property is $322,100 which is up slightly from the $311,700 shown last year. See, the buyer is making money already... The highest sale in December on the lake was also the second highest for the year and is located at 268 Route 109 in Tuftonboro. The property consists of an 1800’s vintage post and beam cape located at the entrance to a 40 acre parcel of land. A winding drive leads down to a seasonal cottage at the water’s edge. This rustic structure has two bedrooms, a large living room with stone fireplace, and a great screened porch. With 1,450feet of sandy waterfront, dock, great views, and no development restrictions it wouldn’t surprise me to see a few new homes built on the property. Time will tell. This property was listed at $4.3

95 Georgetown Drive, Barnstead Open concept waterfront contemporary w/lower level opening to private beach.

million and sold for $3.4 million after almost a year on the market. No assessment data was listed in the MLS. This was a great investment for the new owner. This has been a pretty darn good year for waterfront sales! We finished out the year with a total of 130 sales on Winnipesaukee. That’s a 22 percent increase from the 107 sales in 2011! The average sales price bumped back up over the million mark at $1,017,367, up from the $994,688 posted last year. The sales price averaged 89 percent of the list price at the time of the sale. Moultonborough had the most sales with 43 homes changing hands at an average price of $925,779 (that’s up from 32 sales last year). Wolfeboro had the highest average sales price at $1.6 million with 13 sales. That’s also up from the $1.2 million average for the 14 sales in 2011. The highest sale of the year honors goes to the property at 440 Edgewater Drive in Gilford on Governor’s Island. This magnificent Craftsman-style home has a touch of Adirondack flair with six over one pane windows, custom built-ins, and coffered and wood ceilings. Built in 2007, this fine home has 6,575-square-feet of space, five bedrooms including a main level master suite and two en-suites upstairs, six baths, a country kitchen, private media room, four sided fireplace, library, private office, and two family rooms. There are multiple decks and patios outside from which to enjoy the views. The 1-acre lot has expansive lawns, 188-feet of frontage, a sandy beach, docks, and a jetty. This property was listed at $4.395 million and sold for $3.5 million after 241 days on the market. There were no waterfront sales on Winnisquam in December, but we did finish the year with 16 transactions at an average price of $502,125 which is not too, too, bad. That total is down from the 23 sales posted last year but equals the 16 sales in 2010 and

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the average sales price is up from the $480,536 average posted last year. The highest sale on Winnisquam for the year was at 438 Shore Drive in Laconia. It is a custom built, 3,700-squarefoot, contemporary style home which was built in 2000 and has four bedrooms, three baths, a custom kitchen, a formal dining room, family room, gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, and great westerly sunset views. The home sits on a .66-acre lot with perennial gardens, 150-feet of frontage, and a 40-foot dock. This property was listed at $989,000, reduced to $795,000, and sold for $765,000 after 618 days on the market. Squam Lake also drew a blank in December but finished off the year at six sales at a whopping average price of $3.151 million! There were five sales in 2010 and seven last year so sales are okay but far off the peak total of 15 in 2005. The high average sales price is due to the mega sale last month at 92 Unsworth Road in Moultonborough which was listed at $9.95 million and sold for $8.7 million. This property consists of a 4,400-square-foot, five bedroom, six bath Adirondack home and guest house built in 2004 which sit on a mere 32.5 acres of privacy, fields, woodlands, and shorefront with Southwesterly exposure. There were no photos shown in the MLS and not much of a description of the property other than the terms “unique, extraordinary, and exquisite” but I think we can all get the picture... So, 2012 was a great year overall for both sellers and buyers on the area lakes. The sales numbers were up tremendously on Winnipesaukee, the numbers are a little better, and the other area lakes are holding their own. So we’re looking forward to a great 2013 on the lakes just because, as the saying goes, “they ain’t making anymore waterfront ya know...” and we’ve got some of the best around! Please feel free to visit ww.lakesregionhome. com to learn more about the Lakes Region real estate market and comment on this article and others. Data was compiled as of 1/15/13 using the Northern New England Real Estate MLS System. Roy Sanborn is a REALTOR® at Roche Realty Group and can be reached at 603-6778420

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Roche Realty celebrates 20 years Red Sox sign Ellsbury to one-year contract

Roche Realty Group has honored the original Realtors who started with the company in 1992 for 20 years of service. Shown with Frank Roche, president of Roche Realty Group, left, are Nancy Clark, Lyne Bonneau, John Goodhue, Steven Preston, John Ganong and Jim Cahill. (Courtesy photo)

MEREDITH — During Roche Realty Group’s annual Christmas party, Frank Roche, president of Roche Realty Group, Inc. presented the original Realtors who started with the company back in 1992 awards for 20 years of dedication and achievement. “Lyne Bonneau, Jim Cahill, Nancy Clark, John Ganong, John Goodhue and Steven Preston were all so instrumental in the formation and startup of Roche Realty Group. Through their commitment, loyalty and outstanding service the company was able to grow and prosper throughout the past 20 years into one of the leading, independently owned, real estate firms in New Hampshire.” Today the company includes two offices in Meredith and Laconia with 46 Realtors and five full time support personnel. During the past year Roche Realty Group, Inc. produced gross sales of $80,000,000 which involved 305 unit sales throughout the Lakes Region

and beyond. This resulted in a 17.3% increase in unit sales over the previous year and a 6% increase in gross sales volume over the previous year. Roche says ‘’since the peak of 2007 the company has seen a gradual increase in sales over the past three years indicating an upward trend in unit sales and sales volume. Sale prices have been lower than previous years however the firm is seeing certain price points and certain asset classes such as beach rights, communities, condominiums and waterfront properties with increased activity. ‘’The national media likewise is pointing to increased real estate activity which is always encouraging in building confidence. Everyone at Roche Realty Group, Inc. feels strongly that 2013 will become a breakout year because of the very attractive prices and opportunities out there plus the lowest interest rates in 45 years as a tailwind.’’

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a oneyear contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration with the outfielder. The oft-injured Ellsbury, 29, a 2011 All-Star, saw a drop in his production last year, finishing with a .271 average, four home runs and 26 RBIs. He will make $9 million, a year after making $8.05 million. Ellsbury missed 79 games after suffering a right shoulder subluxation April 13. He returned to the lineup July 13 and played in 67 games. In 2011, he was named American League Comeback Player of the Year, and established career highs in home runs (32), run (119), hits (212), and RBIs (105). The Red Sox also agreed to terms with right-handers Alfredo Aceves ($2.65 million), Andrew Bailey ($4.1 million), Daniel Bard ($1.86 million), and Joel Hanrahan ($7.04 million), as well as left-handers Andrew Miller ($1.47 million), and Franklin Morales ($1.48 million), to one-year, non-guaranteed contracts. Boston left-hander Craig Breslow is the last player eligible for salary arbitration still unsigned. If he remains without a deal, arbitration hearings can start next month. Breslow made $1.79 million last season. He asked for $2.37 million, and was offered $2.32 million.

Aceves, 30, who shifted over to the closer role last season after Bailey was injured, posted a career-high 25 saves, as the Red Sox stumbled to a 69-93 season. He finished second among AL relievers with 84 innings, and closed with a 2-10 mark. Aceves asked for $3 million, was offered $2.3 million and settled for the midpoint. Hanrahan, 31, who made the AllStar team twice as a closer in Pittsburgh, was acquired by the Red Sox Dec. 26. He went 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 67 strikeouts last season, posting 36 saves. He made $4.1 million last season. Bailey, 28, appeared in just 19 games due to right thumb surgery, posting a 1-1 record with six saves. Bard, 27, made the first 10 starts of his career, going 5-6 for the Red Sox with a 6.22 ERA. Miller, 27, went 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 51 strikeouts, posting a career high for holds (13). And Morales, 26, made nine starts in his first full season. The Red Sox lost their final eight games last season, forcing a managerial change for the second time in as many years. Out went Bobby Valentine, in came John Farrell. Under Valentine, Boston finished 26 games behind the division-champion New York Yankees in the AL East.

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MAGAZINE from page one Gill, a senior who has served on the magazine’s editorial team for three years. The club — referred to as “Lit Mag” by its members –— is comprised of nine student editors and teacher Scott Hutchison, who serves as advisor. The club’s job is to meet and decide, often through passionate debate, which works of literature, poetry, photography and other visual art are deserving of publication in that year’s edition of Obsessive Image. For the past 20 years, said Hutchinson, the magazine has been honored by various awards from the Scholastic Press Association, but only for the 2011 and 2012 issues was the magazine given the association’s highest honor. At GHS, the reins of Obsessive Image are carefully passed from one year’s editors to the next. As Gill explained, being invited to serve on the editorial team is an honor reserved for students who are strongly interested in literary works and are strong enough to champion a submission they believe in, even in the face of criticism. In addition to Gill, editors that worked on the 2012 edition were Shannon McQueen, Brian Burns, Emily Watson, Tyler Haddock, Taunya Latuch, Sarah Cook, Roland DuBois, Lindsey Essaff and Emily Hanf. Submissions to the magazine are provided by the student body, often resulting from class assignments. The team of editors reads each piece and then meets to decide which belong in the school’s magazine. There’s no quota for numbers of poems or finite space alloted to photography; whatever impresses a majority of the editors will be included. A submission need not gain majority approval on first reading. If there is only one “yes” vote among the editors when an item is first evaluated, then the work is placed in the “maybe” pile, said Gill. When it comes next before the team, the supporting editor can argue for its inclusion. When necessary, a submission will be returned to its creator with edits that would be required for publication. For Gill, who plans to attend the University of Chester, England next year and study creative writ-

Obsessive Image, the literary magazine published by Gilford High School students, has been named “Most Outstanding High School Literary Art Magazine” by the American Scholastic Press Association for two years in a row. Shown here is the editorial team working on the 2013 edition. Front row, left to right, Nathan Boudwell, Sarah Gill and Lindsey Essaff. Back row: Stratton Coleman, Casey Warnick, Roland DuBois and Sarah Cook. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Adam Drapcho

ing and literature, Lit Mag has been an opportunity for her to indulge her passions and hone her skills. “I like the entire literary world,” she said. “I really enjoy helping people improve their writing. We have some great writers in this school who don’t shout from the rooftops that they’re good writers, but they are. Lit Mag gives them that opportunity.” Gill continued, “We have a pretty good underground writing community. Our volleyball team is very good, everybody knows that. I don’t think people know how creative we are.” Her creative classmates, she said, represent, “the hidden talent of Gilford.”

Could Gilford go for three years in a row? Gill thinks there’s a good possibility. Submissions have been of high caliber, especially for poetry, she reported. Hutchison said he was taken aback when he heard of the award. “I’m rather amazed by it. I knew we had a quality publication, but to think that, of all the schools in the country, the American Scholastic Press says this is the best? It’s amazing to me, but we do a good job... we have good writers. We don’t treat them like kids who are writing, we treat them like young writers.

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The Laconia Daily Sun, January 19, 2013  
The Laconia Daily Sun, January 19, 2013  

The Laconia Daily Sun, January 19, 2013