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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, February 6, 2014

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The Frugal Farmer by Dawn Thomson

Dawn On The Farm Columnist

Running a rescue farm, and having to feed so many critters on an extremely tight budget, has forced me to sometimes take extreme measures in stretching the almighty dollar. I have even, on occasion, been accused of being shall we say, a “tightwad”. My response to this is a resounding “Phooey!” I prefer to think of myself as having, out of necessity, ingeniously perfected the art of frugality…or possibly lost my mind…you decide. In today’s tight economy, I thought many of you might like me to share some of my hard-earned wisdom, for stretching your own budget.

But first, a word of caution: be prepared to shoulder some loudly spoken, often-harsh labels thrown your way, as you practice your newfound frugality skills…but don’t be swayed…stay focused on your path to living life with less waste, and more savings! Tip #1: Make your own low-fat milk! First, buy one gallon of whole milk. Carefully pour half the milk into a second, but empty recycled milk jug, being ultra-careful not to waste any, due to spillage. Add cold water to each jug until both jugs are full. Refrigerate both gallons promptly. Serve your homemade 1% (or less) milk chilled. Be sure to complete this milk-splitting task in front See dawn on 9

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GETTING READY FOR VALENTINE’S DAY. David Dutton of Kellerhaus in Weirs Beach, works the enrobing machine, using about 100 pounds of chocolate to cover some delicious caramels in preparation for another great Valentine’s Day at the 119 year old iconic candy and gift shop. Jordan Huckins prepares caramels in the background.

The relentlessly harsh economy continues to leave its mark of devastation on so many of us here in the northeast. Coupled with the stridently unforgiving winter thus far, it makes for conditions here at the farm which are chaotic at best and heartbreaking at worst. The calls for assistance from people who have lost their jobs, been evicted from their homes, or otherwise unable to care for their horses or other animals, have been increasing at an alarming

rate. This is standard fare however for Teresa Paradis and her army of altruistic volunteers who serve at the farm. “The farm” is Live and Let Live Farm, a non-profit, 501c3 organization that typically houses anywhere between 55 and 65 abused or seriously neglected horses, but at times has seen as

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Feb Thursday 6th Lakes Region Camera Club Meeting

Trinity Episcopal Church, Meredith. 7pm. Alan MacRae will be speaking. Persons of any experience level are welcome. 340-2359

Free Sit n’ Sew

The Quilted Frog, 51 Endicott Street, Weirs Beach. 2-5pm. Come if you need help with a pattern or just need space to work on a project. 366-5600

Friday 7th “Canyons and Myths” – Art Exhibit Opening

Artstream Gallery, 10 Second Street, Dover. 5:30-7pm. Featuring two local New Hampshire Artists: Edibeth Farrington and Megan Bogonovich. 516-8500

Pat Braxton Live Jazz Tour

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. 8pm. $12pp. BYOB. 494-3334

Fri. 7th – Sun. 9th Of Mice and Men

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Fri. and Sat. 7:30pm. Sun. 2pm. 279-0333

Saturday 8th Bluegrass Blowout

The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street, Plymouth. 536-2551

The Houston Bernard Band – Boston’s Premier Country Music Artist

Pitman’s Freight Room, New Salem Street, Laconia. BYOB. 527-0043 or www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Free Ice Fishing Clinic for Kids

Meredith Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, near the Meredith Rotary HQ trailer. Sessions run hourly starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided. You do not need to have a fishing license to participate. 279-7600

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The American Legion, Foundry Street, Rollinsford. 8pm-Midnight. In addition there will be West Coast Swing dance lessons available from 5-7pm. $10pp for the music, additional $15pp for the dance lessons. Benefit for the NH Soap Box Derby. 749-3857

1st Annual Suncook Valley Ladies Day

Pittsfield Advent Christian Church, 68 Main Street, Pittsfield. Noon-3:30pm. Godly Women in a Godless World; fun, music, lunch, prizes, sweet ending dessert buffet. Guest speaker: Marcy Alves with music led by celebrated gospel singer, Tenley Westbrook. $10/ door, $8/pre-registration. 942-6262

Lori McKenna – Singer/ Songwriter

Plymouth State University, Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall, Plymouth. 535-ARTS

Free Sit n’ Sew

The Quilted Frog, 51 Endicott Street, Weirs Beach. 2-5pm. Come if you need help with a pattern or just need space to work on a project. 366-5600

Turkey Dinner

St. Charles Church Hall, 577 Central Ave, Dover. 4-6pm. $9/adults, $8/ seniors, $5/children. Take out meals available. Tickets at door.

Valentine’s Card Making Program

Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro. 2-3:30pm. Free and open to all ages. 569-2428

Pot Luck Supper and Buster Keaton Movies

Campton Historical Society, 529 NH Route 175, Campton. Dinner 5-6pm, Silent movie starts at 6:15pm.Featuring two classic Buster Keaton comedies, “Steamboat Bill Jr.” and “Sherlock Jr.” with live musical accompaniment by composer Jeff Rapsis. Please bring one of the following for the supper: Soup, Bread, Salad, Main Dish, Dessert or non-alcoholic drink. 5365140

Winterfest Pancake Breakfast

Idlehurst Elementary School, 46 Stackpole Road, Somersworth. 8:3011am. Children can get their picture taken with Frosty. $3pp.

Strafford County Genealogical Society Meeting

Trustees Room at the Dover Library, Dover. 10:30am. Meeting is free and open to the public. 664-9080

Sat. 8th – Sun. 9th Meredith Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby

Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith Bay, Meredith. Head quarters trailer at the bay.

“Nunsense A-Men” - Hilarious Nunsense Musical

Inter-Lakes High School, Meredith. Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm. $25pp. 1-888245-6374

Sunday 9th Wright Museum Educational Program

The Wright Museum, Wolfeboro. Doors open at 1pm. “Kalamazoo Gals: a Story of extraordinary Women & Gibson’s “Banner” Guitars of WWII” presented by Professor W. John Thomas of Quinnipiac University.

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Doktor Kaboom!

Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord. 1 and 4pm. Interactive science-comedy show for all ages. 225-1111 or www.ccanh. com

3rd Annual “Soup-A-Thon”

St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall, Gilford Ave., Laconia. 5-7pm. Fundraiser for Hands Across the Table. 8 soups, breads, salads and desserts. $10/ adult, $3/under 12 and $25/family of 4. All welcome.

Sun. 9th – Mon. 10th Winni Players Community Theatre Group Auditions

Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. 6pm. Audition for the Spring production of “the Brundibar Project”. www. winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org 2790333

Monday 10th Creative Pathway Class

Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. 6-8pm. Classes are designed for students to learn holistic living techniques in a fun, informal way. This class is “Wish Upon a Star” where students will learn to manifest their heart’s desire and create their own wish box. $35pp. 524-3207. Preregistration required.

Tuesday 11th “Start and Grow Your Small Business”

Meredith Village Savings Bank, Meredith. 4-5:30pm. Learn what it takes to start, run and grow your own business in this free workshop. Space is limited. Reserve by calling 5353222

Thursday 13th Free Sit n’ Sew

The Quilted Frog, 51 Endicott Street, Weirs Beach. 2-5pm. Come if you need help with a pattern or just need space to work on a project. 366-5600

Behavior Workshop for Parents

Whole Village Family Resource Center, 258 Highland Street, Plymouth. 6-7:30pm. Do your children lie? Have they ever cheated? Do you feel manipulated? Join LICSW, Plymouth Regional High School Social Worker, Mike Currier at this free workshop and learn to change these behaviors. Relevant for children 5 and up. Child care provided. Registration appreciated. 536-3720

“Sunrise” – Silent Film

The Flying Monkey, Plymouth. 6:30pm. Featuring live music by silent film composer Jeff Rapsis. $10pp. 5362551

Valentine Lunch for Seniors

Tapply-Thompson Community Center, 30 North Main Street, Bristol. Noon. There will be bingo following the luncheon. Suggested donation $2. 744-2713

Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group Meeting

Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro. 7pm. Keith Simpson leads the seminar on digital archiving. Free and open to all. 569-2428

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“Kalamazoo Gals” At The Wright Museum The Wright Museum in Wolfeboro will host the first session of its “2014 Cabin Fever Series” on Sunday, February 9th beginning at 2pm. Doors open at 1pm. Please check our website; www.wrightmuseum.org for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstanances. Kalamazoo Gals: a Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson’s “Banner” Guitars of WWII, Presentation and book signing. Presented by: Professor W. John Thomas, Quinnipiac University Conventional wisdom and company lore had it that Gibson had ceased guitar production during WWII, with only “seasoned craftsmen” too old for battle doing repairs and completing the few instruments already in progress. Despite denials that endured into the 1990s, Gibson employed a nearly all female workforce to build thousands of wartime guitars and marked each with a small, golden “banner” pronouncing that “Only a Gibson is Good Enough.” The banner disappeared at the end of 1945 when the war ended, the soldiers returned, and most of the Kalamazoo Gals ceded their guitar making jobs back to their male predecessors. Professor Thomas will discuss his research and interviews with the WWII women workers of Gibson and will also sign copies of his book Kalamazoo Gals. Admission is $7 per person and free for Wright Museum members. Space is limited RSVPs are strongly encouraged to ensure sufficient seating for all lecture attendees. Call 603-5691212 to reserve your seat today.

2014 N.H. Moose Hunt Lottery Now Open New Hampshire’s 2014 moose hunt lottery is now open. Enter today to try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime -- hunting moose in the rugged woods of the Granite State. Entering the lottery costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. To enter the N.H. moose hunt lottery, visit http://www. huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm, where you can enter online or print out a mail-in application, or buy one in person from any Fish and Game license agent or at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. Moose hunt lottery applications for 2014 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time on May 30, 2014, or delivered to the Licensing office at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4:00 p.m. that day. Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June 20 in Concord. Each applicant can enter the moose hunt lottery once a year. A bonus point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply each consecutive year. For example, last year resident applicants who had a total of 10 points had a 1 in 16 chance of being drawn, and a nonresident with 10 points had a 1 in 58 chance. New Hampshire’s nine-day moose hunt starts the third Saturday in October. This year’s hunt runs from October 1826th.

Gilford Rotary Sponsoring Four Way Speech Contest Gilford Rotary will be sponsoring it’s 1st ever Four Way Speech Contest this Thursday February 6th, 6:30 – 8pm at Gilford Middle High School Auditorium. The Gilford Rotary Four Way Speech Contest is a competitive event where students present 5-7 minute speeches extemporaneously and are judged on their ability to convey the elements of the Rotary four way test. Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and better friendships? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Cash prizes will be awarded, and the three best competitors get to move on to a regional contest. To learn more contact Kent Hemingway at 527-9215. Email khemingway@sau73.org or Rob O’Brian at 707-7043. Email robrian57@gmail.

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donors may have contributed more than 60% of the total PAC money spent last year�. Another friend asks, “Will the voices of ordinary citizens be heard when the likes of Sheldon Adelson is willing to spend $50,000,000 to elect a president?� Yes, your voices and your votes will be heard and will count, if you support your community’s efforts to pass petition warrant articles at your town meeting/election. That is the spark which will ignite the public and political movement to create and pass a Constitutional Amendment that will help get big money out of our elections, and certify that corporations are not people and money is not speech. Thank you, Herb Moyer Exeter, NH.

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It has been many years since I’ve had to address this issue. It is a tragic mental ailment that surfaces on occasional winters and, even though it is often ignored, it needs to be addressed so as to draw the public attention to it that it requires. As the founder of F.A.T.S.O. (Flatlanders Adjusting To Solitary Oblivion) a winter support group for new transplants to the area, I hear about it all the time. Still, it certainly doesn’t discriminate, many natives, though reluctant to admit it, suffer from it as well. It is called Obsessive Winter Weirdness or OWW. Back in the mid 1990s and early 2000s we saw quite a lot of this, but in the ensuing milder winters, it was an affliction that went to the back burner and fell from public consciousness. It was determined that, because of supposed Global Warming, the need for treatment of OWW would no longer be needed ever again, so Federal funding was eliminated. Now, we here at F.A.T.S.O are on our own in helping so many in overcoming this horrid affliction. We have, sacrificing our own time and energy, been available day or night, to help those who need us (except after 9pm when I’m usually in bed.) OWW is brought on by the repetition of certain

movements in the winter that carry on into normal day-to-day living, even at the times they are unnecessary. The intense cold and icy conditions that have been prevalent this winter have caused a huge spike in OWW symptoms. These are some of the things I hear from those inflicted. “I walk around the house on tiptoes, being careful with each step. My wife keeps feeling my forehead to see if I have a fever.� “I can’t even get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom without putting on my pants, shoes, coats and hat.� In fact, ever since I started offering personal counseling for those suffering with OWW, there’s never been a bigger case load than this year. If either one of these scenarios hits home with you, you may be suffering from OWW. I am here to tell you that you are certainly not alone. Let’s take the “walking around the house n tiptoes� scenario. This is actually a very common symptom of OWW. This is triggered by the constant daily struggle of trying to wend one’s way safely across large ice-covered parking lots and driveways during the course of the day. The mind adjusts to this common defense mechanism and, after weeks of this motion, carries it over into non-related circumstances. It will usually go away on its own in early April. One need not be embarrassed by this. There are many just like you who have overcome this over the years and many who never will, you just don’t see much of them in the winter. The “getting up in the middle of the night and putting on pants, shoes, coats and hat� symptoms

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The Camel’s Nose... “After today’s subcommittee “hearing” on HB 1589, Universal Background Checks, I am saddened to have to admit by Rep. Jane to myself that Cormier Belknap District 8 any foolish beliefs I held about representative government and due process are the stuff of children’s dreams. I’ve always liked to believe that I am a logical, rational person who is able to connect dots; when I cannot, I used to believe that sound, in-depth research would lead me to facts, and ultimately, truths. Maybe not truths that I liked, but truths nevertheless. What I am saying is I am fully convinced that the fix is in on HB 1589... The chair of the committee, Ed Butler, Democrat of Hart’s Location, could care less about 1000s of emails and hundreds

of phones opposing gun registration - the ultimate goal of HB 1589. He says he “appreciates” our points of view, he says he ‘respects” our opinions, but from where I sat today, he seemed as though he could give a red rat’s rear-end about our rights…He and the bill’s prime sponsor, Elaine “Blood Red Shoes” Andrews-Ahern (lord, I hate the pretension of hyphenated names), are hellbent on sneaking the camel’s nose of gun registration underneath the statutory tent. Make no mistake. The aberration of a piece of legislation is still metastasizing and the newest growths will not be revealed until some time Tuesday morning before the full committee meets to “exec” it.” Susan Olsen, January 30, 2014 This was sent to me from a dear friend and activist who is fearlessly fighting to save our constitutional rights here in NH. HB1589 will have been “executed” by the time of this

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The US Chamber of Commerce Vs America The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a politically entrenched synod of special interests. These fat cats do not represent the best by Michelle Malkin interests of Syndicated Columnist American entrepreneurs, American workers, American parents and students, or Americans of any race, class or age who believe in low taxes and limited government. The chamber’s business is the big business of the Beltway, not the business of mainstream America. If you are a business owner who believes your country should strictly and consistently enforce its borders and deport illegal immigrants who violate the terms of their visas, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t represent you. If you are a worker who believes the feds should punish illegal aliens who use fake documents to obtain jobs instead of rewarding them with “legal status,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t champion you. If you are a parent or educator who opposes top-down federal education schemes such as Common Core that undermine local control, dumb down rigorous curricula and threaten family privacy while enriching big business and lobbying groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t speak for you. If you are a taxpayer who has had enough of crony capitalism and publicly funded bailouts of failing corporations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t work for you.

Last year, the chamber poured more than $52 million into K Street lobbying efforts on behalf of illegal alien amnesty, Fed Ed Common Core programs and increased federal spending. This year, chamber bigwigs are paving the perilous pathway to GOP capitulation. The left hardly needs to lift a finger against tea party candidates and activists who are bravely challenging the big government status quo. The chamber has already volunteered to spend $50 million subsidizing the Republican incumbency protection racket and attacking antiestablishment conservatives. Allow me to say, “I told you so.” In 2010, when President Barack Obama hypocritically attacked the chamber for accepting “foreign donations” just before the midterm elections, many on the right rushed to the group’s side. But as I warned then, the purported enemy of my enemy is ... sometimes my worst enemy. Barely three months after their Kabuki campaign fight, Obama and the chamber had already kissed and made up. The chamber joined hands with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations on a joint campaign to support Obama’s increased government infrastructure and spending proposals, stuffed with Big Labor payoffs. The chamber is one of the staunchest promoters of mass illegal immigration, and joined with the AFL-CIO and American Civil Liberties Union to oppose immigration enforcement measures. The chamber opposed E-verify and sued Arizona over its employer sanctions law. The chamber supported a pro-

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Foreign Policy Fuzzy in State of the Union UNITED NATIONS— T h e

President’s annual State of the Union address is primarily about domestic policy with forby John J. Metzler eign flourishSyndicated Columnist es and interludes. Barack Obama, facing lackluster poll ratings, presented a pedantic and populist address with the usual laundry list of political promises. On the foreign front the speech focused on the drawdown of American combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of this year and the earlier pullout from Iraq. Rhetorically Obama stressed that, “Together with our allies, we will complete our mission there by the end of this year, and America’s longest war will finally be over.” And who won? The Taliban militants and Al Qaida terrorists are gaining; the Karzai government in Kabul dithers, and Afghanistan’s future remains clouded. The President was right to say that should the Kabul government agree, “a small force of Americans could remain in Afghanistan with NATO allies to carry out narrow missions,” such as the pursuit of Al Qaida. He added, “For while our relationship with Afghanistan will change, one thing will not: our resolve that terrorists do not launch attacks against our country.” He conceded, “The fact is that danger remains….the threat has evolved as Al Qaida affiliates and other extremists take root in different parts of the world. In Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Mali.” Indeed. On Syria, the President congratulated himself for the threat to use force (which dangerously divided the international community and the Arab world) but brought an end to Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, which are being dismantled under UN auspices, something he failed to acknowledge. Significantly on the wider Middle East, Obama recommitted himself to “an independent state for Palestinians, and lasting

peace and security for the state of Israel, a Jewish state that knows America will always be at their side.” The Islamic Republic of Iran’s embryonic nuclear program poses a direct threat. While rightly crediting, “American diplomacy, backed by pressure, that has halted the progress of Iran’s nuclear program, and rolled back parts of that program, for the first time in a decade.” Speaking forcefully, Obama stressed that “negotiations will be difficult; they may not succeed. We are clear eyed about Iran’s support for terrorist organizations like Hezbollah.” He added, “But these negotiations don’t rely on trust; any long term-deal we agree to must be based on verifiable action.” But whether this “deal” as it is termed with Islamic Republic of Iran, becomes a truly verifiable agreement is very open to question. Whether the Tehran regime is playing the international community for time to build its nuclear program or whether the rulers really want to come clean remains debatable. Beyond the political miasma of the Middle East, Obama presented the usual broad brushed statements; “Our alliance with Europe remains the strongest the world has ever known.” And what of the pending Transatlantic Free Trade agreement? “In Ukraine, we stand for the principle that all people have the right to express themselves freely and peacefully and to have a say in their country’s future.” But where is the magic wand to end this combustible confrontation? East Asia, the region of the vaunted Pacific pivot got a bare mention. “We will continue to focus on the Asia-Pacific, where we support our allies, shape a future of greater security and prosperity, and extend a hand to those devastated by disaster as we did in the Philippines.” While aid to the typhoon ravished Philippines was morally justified and greeted locally with words “we will never forget your kindness and God Bless America,” there was no mention of other key concerns such as North Korea’s nuclear weapons program or the threats to our allies South

Korea and Japan. One applause line remark “For the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is.”

I could not agree more, still the 2013 U.S./China trade statistics show our deficit with Beijing will exceed $300 billion even in a recession year! And Latin America? Who?

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The Inequality Bogeyman During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing. But I was wholly unaware that she by Thomas Sowell was wearing Syndicated Columnist perfume, even though we had been in a car together for about half an hour, driving to the restaurant. My sense of smell is very poor. But there is one thing I can smell far better than most people -- gas escaping. During my years of living on the Stanford University campus, and walking back and forth to work at my office, I more than once passed a faculty house and smelled gas escaping. When there was nobody home, I would leave a note, warning them. When walking past the same house again a few days later, I could see where the utility company had been digging in the yard -- and, after that, there was no

more smell of gas escaping. But apparently the people who lived in these homes had not smelled anything. These little episodes have much wider implications. Most of us are much better at some things than at others, and what we are good at can vary enormously from one person to another. Despite the preoccupation -- if not obsession -- of intellectuals with equality, we are all very unequal in what we do well and what we do badly. It may not be innate, like a sense of smell, but differences in capabilities are inescapable, and they make a big difference in what and how much we can contribute to each other’s economic and other well-being. If we all had the same capabilities and the same limitations, one individual’s limitations would be the same as the limitations of the entire human species. We are lucky that we are so different, so that the capabilities of many other people can cover our limitations. One of the problems with so many discussions of income and See Sowell on 27


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junk-mail envelopes, then of all family members‌ use the tape to secure them that way no-one wants to in place. Stack these nowdrink the watered-down blank (although somewhat milk, and tada‌the milk messy-looking) envelopes lasts much longer‌usually in a desk drawer for paying until you can drink all of it bills and other future coryourself! respondence, taking note of Tip # 2: NEVER, EVER, the overwhelming sense of throw away a used piece of pride you’ll feel as you onepaper again! Instead, fold up the junk mail senders. all used 8 ½ x 11 sheets of Warning: If your family paper into quarters. Then, is like mine, you may envery carefully, tear along dure some chiding for this the folds, so you now have habit. My own humorous 4 quarter-sheets of scrap daughter gave me a gift this paper. Flip your new sheets past Christmas, with a tag over, so the clean side is on it that read: “To the one facing up. Stack these on who might have taken recythe counter next to the cling a bit too far‌from the telephone, in a basket on intervention committeeâ€?. your desk, and in the kitch- The gift it was attached to en junk drawer, for quick was a box of‌new white accessibility. These can envelopes‌from the dollar be utilized for all sorts of store. Hahaha‌very funuseful purposes, such as: ny. This was to prove her grocery lists, farm lists, theory, that I spend more phone messages, recipes, money on the tape I use reminder notes for the kids, to alter envelopes, than a and my most favorite, (yet whole box of brand-spankycuriously, my husband’s new envelopes would cost (Set in Dom Casual, or ok, someleast favorite): “honey-doâ€? me. Ok, she might have thing similar if possible) lists. After these quarter a point, but think of all the sheets have served their trees I am saving‌AND second purpose, be sure what ELSE would I do with to burn them in your fireall that junk mail? Visit us on Facebook place, to continue their “reLast Tip‌For Now: Which cyclednessâ€?, and of course Came First, the Chicken or to extend your fuel budget. the Eggshell? Once incinerated, sprinkle One day, quite by accitheir ashes on icy walks dent, after finding a broken and driveways as a free, egg in my chicken coupe, yet highly effective alterna- I discovered that chickens tive to sand. Be aware that like to eat eggshells...YUP, I your dogs will track in the said eggshells! SOooooo‌I ashes all over your floor‌ have taken to drying every but ALAS!... you can sweep eggshell from the eggs my them up and use them all own family eats, crushing over again! And so the re- them up into small parcycling continues‌. ticles, and re-feeding them Tip #3: Re-purpose all to our feathered friends‌ those Envelopes you get via so they can produce‌you Junkmail! Supplies needed: guessed it‌MORE EGGS! scissors, tape, scrap paper Although this might seem (yay‌another use for this!), quite cannibalistic, and and junk mail envelopes‌ possibly barbaric to us huas many as those advertis- mans, the chickens are ers can send you! Using completely unfazed by the the scissors, carefully dis- irony of their behavior. All sect the scrap paper into the hens know, is that they smaller segments, being crave the calcium the shells sure not to waste even the provide‌..and that they tiniest piece. Place these taste good! Feeding eggscraps (clean side up) over shells for more eggs‌ all existing writing on the Isn’t this just the ULTI-

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they were prized by their owner/family. Rocky is a Virginia Highlander about eleven years old, and Bizmark is a premarin Appaloosa about nine years old. Terrible economic circumstances involving a loss of work and family illness, forced these two greatly loved creatures to be surrendered to the care of Live and Let Live. One of the most heart wrenching cases however, has to be the emaciated male horse that arrived just a couple of days ago as of this writing. He’s in really bad shape, and is going to need a lot of love and prayers to pull through. The costs associated with caring for a horse are significant, and owners are quite often emotionally attached (as well they should be). When finan-

An emaciated horse rescued by Live and Let Live Farm on January 25th. cial hard times hit, the feed gets rationed. If the owner has medical difficulties, maybe the stall doesn’t get shoveled out or the paddock cleaned. Grooming and care time deteriorate. These things

are gradual in nature, and like the frog who doesn’t know when to jump out of the pot of water that has been placed over a flame, owners sometimes can’t see the point at which they need to relinquish care of a horse… or any pet, for that matter. Obviously it’s far better for the animal and far less costly for Live and Let Live to be lovingly surrendered before becoming emaciated, worm ridden, or severely psychologically damaged

from neglect. Coordination is of key importance at Live and Let Live Farm… coordinating the rescues, the requisite medical care and special feeding requirements as well as the volunteers to perform the monolithic tasks of feeding, watering, grooming, and socializing the host of animals that bless this rescue sanctuary with their presence. Coordinating all of it in such a way that tasks are neither completed twice, nor allowed to slip through the proverbial cracks. But one of the most important aspects of coordination is that of adoption. Adoption into forever homes-- appropriate homes-- with capable and loving owners is, with rare exception, Teresa’s goal for every animal that graces the farm with its footprint. If you’re considering adopting a loving companion…a dog, a cat, a goat, an exotic bird, or a horse… consider contacting Teresa Paradis at Live and Let Live Farm. Financial contributions are always needed, as

the costs to operate such an organization are quite staggering. As a registered, bona fide rescue operation with 501c3 status, contributions are fully tax deductible, and are 100% allocated to the care and healing of these animals. The best way to contact Teresa is by email, at: tehorse@aol. com. Feel free to visit our website, at: liveandletlivefarm.org. Also, please visit us for our weekly tours held Sundays at 2:30 to enjoy a nice tour, meet the animals of Live and Let Live Farm. If looking to adopt or to become part of the working hands and caring hearts of our volunteer family, the tour is where it all begins. Kindly send donations to: Live and Let Live Farm Rescue 20 Paradise Lane Chichester NH 03258 Please check us out on facebook or our website where donations can also be made with credit or debit cards at www.liveandletlivefarm.org.


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by Mike Moffett Contributing Writer

WINTER OLYMPICS! The 22nd Winter Olympic Games get underway this weekend and the eyes of the sports world will turn to Sochi, Russia, for the next fortnight. As usual, much attention will focus on skiing, figure skating, and hockey. But there are many other winter sports as well—including curling! Curling always begs the question as to whether or not this activity is really a sport. It’s kind of like billiards on ice, only with fewer and bigger balls. Actually they’re polished stones which curlers slide towards the center of concentric circles, while also seeking to knock out opponents’ stones. It’s weird, but it has a cult following. I can’t help but watch. Among the other sports that some may consider weird is the biathlon, which involves skiing and shooting. Cool. The biathlon always brings back memories of training in Norway with A-Company of the reserve 25th Marine Regiment in 1993. We were in the Arctic that March as part of a NATO exercise and our reservists from Maine and New Hampshire really shined. A reserve outfit doesn’t always compare well to an active duty unit featuring full-time servicemen. But our company was full of northern New England woodsmen, hunters, and skiers who knew how to deal with frozen conditions. Many of the active duty Marines—who hailed disproportionately from places like Texas, Louisiana, and Florida—were absolutely miserable. But the north-

A biathlete takes aim. ern New Englanders were always ahead of schedule as we whipped around the training areas on our cross country skis. One day we received a surprise visitor—retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who appeared at our camp with a CBS-TV film crew. Most of us had served under Schwarzkopf two years earlier during Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. Being forward deployed, we never saw the general in the desert. But the “Most Admired Man in America” somehow found his way to our Arctic bivouac. His mission was to get video footage of Marines in the snow for a feature that CBS would run the following year when it covered Norway’s 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. He’d apparently heard that our guys were adept at skiing and shooting and his crew got lots of footage. I was thrilled to see some of my men in the feature which aired during those Lillehammer Games (yes, the Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan Olympics). The military actually deserves much credit for the development of winter sports in America, beyond the biathlon. The 10th Mountain Division specifically trained for winter warfare and thousands of its men became proficient skiers who after the war pushed for the development of new ski areas all over the country, including several in N.H. The 10th Mountain Di-

vision’s very first volunteer was Private Charles McLane, Captain of the Dartmouth College ski team, who enlisted a day after the Pearl Harbor attacks, Dec. 8, 1941. His ski coach, Walter Prager, later enlisted as well. (See Sports Quiz question at the end of this column.) A recent VFW Magazine article also mentioned Lebanon’s Bob Townsend, who overcame a war wound to ski in the 1948 Winter Olympics. Keene’s John Morton, a Vietnam veteran, qualified for the 1972 Olympic Team while another former soldier, Peter Dascoulias of Franklin, skied in the 1976 Olympics. The proficiency of New Hampshire’s military men in the snow is nothing

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Chase Away Those Winter Blues... February 9 th - March 23 rd Feb. 9th: “Kalamazoo Gals: a Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson’s “Banner” Guitars of WWII” with Professor W. John Thomas, Quinnipiac University

Feb. 9th

During WWII, Gibson employed a nearly all female workforce to build thousands of wartime guitars and marked each with a small, golden “banner” pronouncing that “Only a Gibson is Good Enough.” The banner disappeared at the end of 1945 when the war ended, the soldiers returned, and most of the Kalamazoo Gals ceded their guitar making jobs back to their male predecessors. Professor Thomas will discuss his research and interviews with the WWII women workers of Gibson and will also sign copies of his book Kalamazoo Gals.

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Feb. 16th

When people think about the Home Front during World War II, one of the first subjects that comes to mind is food rationing and the problems housewives had when finding ingredients for the meals they cooked. Lisa Simpson Lutts, food historian and Director of the New Hampshire Boat Museum, has researched cooking during the War years. She will give an illustrated lecture entitled “Taste of the Home Front: A Glimpse Into World War II Cooking.”

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Feb. 23rd: “What There Was Not to Tell, Presentation and book signing” with Edie Clark, Author

Feb. 9 th - March 23 rd

Edie sets out to fill in the details of the gaping hole that was created in her family’s life by the death of a man she never met. What she discovered is a riveting story that is both tragic yet somehow triumphant, uniquely personal yet universal. This is a book about war, what war does to anyone it touches, how the loss of one man affected not only her mother, his family, and her mother’s own family.

Feb. 23rd

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Mar. 2nd: “The Granite Men of Henri-Chapell, Presentation and book signing” with Aimee Fogg, Author

These are not war stories. They are an attempt to illustrate each civilian life before the war as well as capture the essence of the person behind the military rank.

Mar. 2nd Mar. 9th: “Dick O’Kane, A New Hampshire Hero” with Gerry Sedor, Retired U.S. Navy Captain



From a historical point of view, New Hampshire was very important in the nation’s defense efforts during World War II. Many of the nation’s submarines critical to our winning the war in the Pacific were designed and built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. New Hampshire also provided some exceptional military leaders. One of the most decorated military leaders who served our nation during this period was Durham native and Medal of Honor winner Dick O’Kane, considered to be the most successful submarine commanding officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. This presentation will provide background information on our submarine fleet’s performance in the Pacific during the war and focus on Dick O’Kane’s contributions both during and after the war.

Mar. 16th: “SeaBees and their impact on World War II” with Bob Jones, WWII Veteran and Wright Museum Volunteer

When America entered the War in December 1941, using civilian labor for military projects outside the US stopped because international law forbade civilians from resisting military attack. Consequently, the Naval Construction Battalions (SeaBees) were formed in January 1942.

Mar. 16th

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What There Was Not To Tell tells the specific story of our family’s loss which could be the story of any family who has lost a soldier in war, any war.

“He was all I had left.”-Mother of SGT William Dierauer, KIA 11/29/44... They rest in a distant land they fought to liberate nearly 70 years ago, their lives ended by war and their stories quieted by time. For 38 New Hampshire World War Two soldiers buried in Belgium, their stories are brought to life once again in The Granite Men of Henri-Chapelle.

Mar. 9th

From Guadalcanal to the Normandy Invasion, the Seabees took part in every major amphibious assault in WWII, quickly earning a reputation for bravery and their ability to “get the job done”. A Marine who fought on Guadalcanal, our speaker Bob Jones says, “If it were not for the Seabees, I wouldn’t be here. Their story must be told and I am ready to do it.”

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Mar. 23rd: “The M1 Rifle, Up Close and Personal; The Why and How of the Rifle and Its Development” with George Gurick, Jr.



Mar. 23rd

Get up close and personal with the M1 rifle in this presentation by George Gurick, Jr. He will explore the development and use of the M1 rifle during World War II and also will provide an in-depth look at its technical components. Mr. Gurick is an Instructor/Coach Squad Designated Marksman (Class Number One) in the US Army Marksmanship Unit/ Civilian Marksmanship Program and a Master Instructor (Class Number One) Service Rifle in the Civilian Marksmanship Program. George is an advanced collector of US military small arms, from the Indian War era through Vietnam.

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Professional ratcheting squeeze clamps are a must if you want to expertly connect cabinets. the screw. As you tighten the screw, the cabinet face frames move out of alignment. Am I close? To add insult to injury, you’re getting small shavings of wood from the drilling operation in between the cabinets. That makes it impossible to have a tight seam between the cabinet frames. The solution I’ve used for years is ratcheting squeeze clamps that have hard rubber pads that won’t harm the cabinets. These clamps, when installed properly, temporarily hold the cabinets together stronger than the grip of Ironman(TM)! It’s imperative you have the cabinets shimmed to the proper height before you start the connection process. The cabinet face frames need to be perfectly aligned and touching with no gaps before you apply clamping pressure. Expecting the clamps to make up

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over the base cabinets, risking damage to them. Interestingly, other carpenters or builders will tell you just the opposite. They prefer to put in the base cabinets first. When I install wall cabinets that need to be screwed together, I don’t drive the screws holding them to the wall completely in. I want the cabinets to have a small amount of play in them so I can pull them together with the squeeze clamps. If you have plenty of muscle power or a few helpers, you can also do what I’ve

done for years. Screw the wall cabinets together on the ground -- as many as you can safely lift -- and then install the solid mass of cabinetry as one unit. This same trick can be done with base cabinets. You’ll have to have lots of help to do this, and it really pays to do the math ahead of time with regard to drilling the holes in the back of the cabinets so the screws go into the center of wall studs or pre-installed solid blocking that’s hidden behind the drywall or plaster. I also recommend removing cabinet doors, espe-

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Then-Captain Mike Moffett met retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf in the Norwegian Arctic when Schwarzkopf was seeking video of Marines in the snow for CBS-TV to use during the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics male television viewers? Born Today ... That is to say, sports standouts born on Feb. 6 include all-time baseball

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I think our total time on the water (including travel time) that morning was just over an hour and a half. We no sooner set lines than we had a fish on. Got that one in & settled back down and the second rod went off. We were back to the dock with our 2 fish, well before 10:00 AM and they weighed in at 24 & 25 lbs. What a GREAT way to end the trip. Later… Capt. Pete

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That great continent, neighbor, and business partner was given a short shift sentence in a lengthy speech. The Caribbean was forgotten. Importantly the address ended with a fitting homage to America’s armed forces, and specifically Army Ranger Cory Remsburg who was terribly injured in Afghan service. Sgt. Remsburg received the loudest and longest appreciative applause of the address. And appropriately so given the U.S. military has done so much to preserve peace and promote security worldwide. John J. Metzler is a United Nations correspondent covering diplomatic and defense issues. He is the author of Transaltlantic Divide USA/Euroland Rift? (2010)

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Obamacare, pro-TARP, pro-stimulus, pro-amnesty Democrat in Arizona over his free-market GOP challenger. The chamber supported the George W. Bush/ Obama TARP, the Bush/ Obama auto bailout and the billion-dollar, porkstuffed stimulus. This isn’t about letting the best ideas and businesses thrive. It’s about picking winners and losers. It’s about “managing� competition and engineering political outcomes under the guise of stimulating the economy and supporting “commerce.� What’s in it for the statist businesses that go along for the ride with Obama and his team of corruptocrats? Like they say in the Windy City: It’s all about the boodle -- publicly subsidized payoffs meted out to the corruptocrats’ friends and special interests. In the case of Common Core, the chamber has made common cause with the left-wing, corporatebashing Center for American Progress in a new Baptists and Bootleggers coalition. They are seemingly strange bedfellows who both profit from increased federal government intervention. For giant corporate publishers,

such as Pearson and other big-business ventures backed by the chamber, it’s all about cashing in on the public schools’ Common Core captive guinea pigs in testing, teaching, data collection and data analysis. For big government advocacy groups, such as CAP, it’s all about diminishing state, local and parental control over local education and curricular decisions; expanding Washington’s regulatory reach into the classroom; and ensuring the perpetuation of the Fed Ed bureaucracy. When businesses get in the government handout line, it’s not a “publicprivate partnership.� It’s corporate welfare. Venture socialism. Whatever you call it, it stinks as much under Democrat administrations as it does under Republican ones. Always beware of Washington business-boosters wearing false free-market facades. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies� (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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of the week. Once it’s resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until you’ve checked them out -- especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A very close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work

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through a confusing situation. So put your pride aside and ask for it. You’ll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleague’s remarks appear to be especially cutting. But don’t waste your time or your energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. Your spouse or partner has big plans for the weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your spiritual strength often acts as an inspiration to help others make decisions about their lives.

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Harold Ford and the Cash Band return to our stage for a special concert on Valentine’s Day. The spirit of Johnny Cash emanates through tribute artist Harold Ford with his deep Cash baritone and striking resemblance to the country music icon. Ford, with The Cash Band, recreates the sound of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three. Laura Lucy joins Mr. Ford and the band as the captivating June Carter Cash. Ford possesses the stage presence and charisma reminiscent of Johnny Cash, lending the feel of a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Juston McKinney Comes Home To New Hampshire At Rochester Opera House Get ready for a crazy evening of laughs with the stand-up comedy of Juston McKinney at the Rochester Opera House on Saturday, February 15th at 8pm. The Maine Deputy turned comedian has made multiple guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on Comedy Central including his own Presents special. McKinney was born in Portsmouth, NH, and later moved across the bridge into Kittery, ME. He knew at an early age that he was destined to become a cop, since they were “always over at his house arresting his dad”. McKinney served York County as a deputy sheriff until he moved to Boston to pursue his dream, a career in stand-up comedy. Juston McKinney delivers loads of hilarity with his uproariously funny true life stories. He has had sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS Productions and Comedy Central. And in 2000 the New York Times called him “destined for stardom”. This night is a benefit for the Work-

ing Dog Foundation and the New Hampshire Police K-9 Academy. The Working Dog Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life and safety in our communities through the expert training and care of Police K-9’s. These dogs protect our police officers and help them locate and rescue missing persons; detect dangerous drugs, weapons, and explosives; and preserve order in our cities and towns. There are currently approximately 20 teams from towns in New Hampshire and Maine training with the Working Dog Foundation. This event has a cash bar, so anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets for Justim McKinney are $25 and can be purchased at the Rochester Opera House Box Office at 31 Wakefield Street Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 5pm as well as two hours before showtime. You can call the Box Office at (603) 335-1992. You can also buy tickets online at www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

Comedian and NH native Justin McKinney will be at The Rochester Opera House on Saturday, Feb, 15th at 8pm.

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