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Comedian Lenny Clarke In Rochester

Helen Dexter at a mission station in Rangali. Seated are Pastor Raj Kumar and his wife, Esther, with their children. She was in Helen’s first graduating class of the women’s Bible School in Birmitrapur, India (1991). Helen began a new life as courtesy Photo a missionary when she was in her sixties.

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The Unselfish Life Of Helen Dexter by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Contributing Writer

She weighed only three pounds at birth in August of 1923 and her bed was a shoe box which was often kept on the open oven door of her parent’s wood cook-

ing stove, and it would be over sixty-five years later before she became a Christian missionary who brought hope to many poor girls and women in India. She was the daughter of Joseph and Marion

Smith of Meredith Center and Laconia, New Hampshire, and they named her Helen. I have known several Helen Smith’s, all who have life stories worth telling, but I will share the story of this Helen, who I did not know, but who

came from a family I have known about from my childhood. The large farmhouse her parents owned in Meredith Center was made into a hotel for summer tourists, and after it burned in See dexter on 37

The Rochester Opera House presents Comedian Lenny Clarke on Friday, August 18th at 8pm. An American comedian and actor, Lenny is famous for his thick Boston accent and role as Uncle Teddy on the series Rescue Me. Lenny Clarke has an oddly calibrated act — his material and his perspective are very much in an old-school Don Rickles vein, but his attitude is very much that of a quickwitted young comic. This contrast comes wrapped in a conversational, deceptively genial delivery, with just brief moments of clowning. Doors open at 7pm abd Tickets start at $20. Reserve tickets online or call the box office (603) 3351992, W/F from 12-5pm and 1-hour before the show. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester NH. Visit www. RochesterOperaHouse. com for more information.


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August Through October 2017 “The American Soldier, From the Civil War to the War in Iraq, A Photographic Tribute”

The Wright Museum, Center Street, Wolfeboro. The exhibit contains one hundred and sixteen photographs that focus on the real lives of American soldiers – Army troops and Marines – through the nine major wars America has fought since 1861. Come see this exceptional exhibition honoring the American Soldier. 569-1212

Lakes Region Curling Association – Player Registration Wolfeboro. If you love the Winter Olympics but can’t get to PyeongChang for them, do the next best thing; Play an Olympic sport right here in the Lakes Region! Lakes Region Curling Association Leagues are for men and women of all ages and experience levels. Participants can join individually, as couples, or as entire teams. The upcoming fall season runs for eight Sunday evenings from mid-October to mid-December at Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro. There is no equipment to buy, and new members get an introduction to the basics of the game at a “learn-to-curl” session before the season begins. Registration begins now. For more information about the rules of curling and game play, as well as registration, visit www.lakescurlingnh.org or call 498-4968

Through Sat. 19th Annie, the Musical Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln. Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in the 1930s New York City. 745-2141 or www.


will introduce viewers to the ‘gems’ of our native biodiversity, from loons to lilies, martens to milkweeds, and wood frogs to wood betonies. Learn the specific ecological attributes of some of our prettiest wildflowers as well as the broad forested habitat required for some of our widest ranging predators. Free and open to the public. 4765666

11th Annual Swim to Benefit Loons on Squam Lake

The public is invited to the Sandwich Town Beach at 12pm as the swimmers complete their journey. A team of 11 swimmers will swim the sevenmile length of Squam Lake, from Squam Channel in Holderness to the Sandwich Town Beach, to raise funds to investigate and reverse the decline of loons on Squam Lake. 476-5666

Friday 4th Super Stellar Sci-Fi Series – “Galaxy Quest” Movie Showing

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord. Doors open at 6:30pm. Visitors can enjoy the movie at 7pm, and then check out the exhibit galleries including the Center’s special summer exhibition, Take Flight, after the movie. All-inclusive price is $10/adults, $9/ students and seniors, $7/children and free for members.

Music on the Square Concert Series – Mike Morris North Main Street, Rochester. 11:45am-1:30pm. Bring a chair and buy or bring lunch! Concerts take place every Friday. www.


Fireworks at Weirs Beach Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach. 10pm. With the help of many sponsors, Weirs Beach will, once again, light up on Friday nights with a spectacular Fireworks show! www.


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Thursday 3rd Concert in the Park – Uncle Steve Band Kelley Park Concert Pavilion, Bristol. 6:30pm-8pm. Music for ALL ages! All concerts are lawn seating; bring your own blankets & chairs. Concerts are rain or shine, in case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the Bristol Old Town Hall. www.townofbristolnh.


Summer Nature Talk- The Flora and Fauna of the Lakes Region

Loon Center, Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough. This slideshow & talk

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. BYOB venue. www.pitmansfreightroom.com or 527-0043

Music & Arts Walk – Meredith Sculpture Walk

Along Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith. 9:30am-10:30am. A creative morning arts walk will be set up at Hesky Park and Scenic Park in Meredith. Musicians from the NH Music Festival will perform in locations within the parks. Meredith Sculpture Walk docents will be available to talk about the sculptures in the parks during this time. There will be Sculpture Walk brochures on hand as well as “Do the Loop” brochures guiding the public

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Music Under the Tent – Black Agnes (Indie Folk Rock)

Turntable Park, Meadow Street, Sanbornville. Food served by local vendors at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. Free admission, but donations are appreciated.

When Swing was King – Live Musical Performance Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro. 7:30pm. Tickets range from $25$55pp. www.greatwaters.org or 569-7710

Saturday 5th Meredith Sculpture Walk Tours Tours will leave from Mill Falls Marketplace in front of Innisfree Bookstore on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am during July and August. Special group tours can be arranged by emailing GMP@ greatermeredithprogram.com or by calling 279-9015. A self-guided brochure/walking map is available in kiosks found at the entrance to Hesky and Scenic Park, the Courtyard on Main Street and in front of the Post Office, Town Hall and Meredith Public Library.

Alfred Thomas Catalfo Movie Night – Benefit for Rochester Opera House Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. Doors open at 6:30pm. Join for an evening of 8 short films by seacoast writer, producer and director Alfred Thomas Catalfo, including his latest, the award-winning” Split Ticket”, currently being featured at major film festivals. www.rochesteroperahouse.com or 335-1992

Home-Made Pie Sale

Aubuchon Hardware parking lot, 838 Lake Street, Bristol. Sale begins at 8am and pies are sold for $10 each until they are gone! 744-3885

Blueberry Fest First Church Congregational, 63 South Main Street, Rochester. 7:30amnoon. Blueberry pancake breakfast ($6), used books and furniture, minifarmers market and bakery and much more! 332-1121 or www.first-ucc.


Granite State Choral Society’s Annual Choral Workshop Portsmouth Christian Academy, Portsmouth. 8am-5pm. The workshop is open to all interested singers age 14 and older. Learn techniques and skills useful to group singing weather in a small church choir or large community ensemble. All voice parts will find this a stimulating and useful day to work on vocal technique, ask questions and learn more about how to achieve the best vocal sound when participating in a choir or small group. Cost for the workshop is $99pp and includes all vocal sessions, lunch, and any materials necessary. Registration is first-come, and space is limited. Go to www.gschoralsociety.org to register.

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The Women’s Land Army of America The Wright Museum will host the 14th lecture in its “Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney 2017 Educational Program Series on Tuesday, August 8th, from 7-8pm at the Wright Museum, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH. Doors open at 6pm The WWII years presented the United States with the unique problem of balancing rival claims for labor across all industries: agricultural, manufacturing, and military. Utilizing women helped solve that issue, and Rosie the Riveter was only one of the many ways women “did their bit”. Modeled after the British Women’s Land Army, the Women’s Land Army of America operated during WWI with approximately 20,000 women. However, the organization came into its own during WWII. Recruiting over one million women, the WLAA ensured that food would be available for both the home front and the troops overseas, and the U.S. would not suffer the privation and scarcity experienced by other Allied countries. Hear first person accounts of those who planted the fields, harvested the crops, and milked the cows to keep America fed. Linda Shenton Matchett, journalist and blogger of all things historical, is the author of Love’s Harvest, a fictionalization of the biblical book of Ruth set during WWII, and Love Found in Sherwood Forest. Her third book, On the Rails: A Harvey Girl Story is scheduled for release in March 2017. A freelance writer for over ten years, her articles and devotionals have appeared in numerous print and online publications. In her “free time”,, she can be found volunteering as a docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and serving as a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library. Admission is $8 per person, by cash or check. Wright Museum members are admitted for free. Space is limited, Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure sufficient seating for all. Call 603-569-1212 to reserve your seat today.

Tattoo Cowboy In Rochester

The Rochester Opera House presents Tattoo Cowboy on Saturday, September 9 Tattoo Cowboy gives a show to remember every time they hit the stage! Audiences everywhere love Tattoo Cowboy’s hot rockin’ country hits, soulful harmonies, rippin’ electric guitars, lush and mellow acoustics, heart pounding bass, heart-thumping drums, and two equally talented lead singers that give it their all for every performance. Tattoo Cowboy is famous for “giving it their all and leaving nothing behind!” You’ll be moved as they perform the exciting soundtrack to the American Dream… “Play tonight like there is no tomorrow.” In addition to a great concert with incredible music, this “floor down” event will also feature a mechanical bull for the anyone brave enough to take the challenge in front of an entire auidence. The show starts at 8pm (doors open at 7pm) on Saturday, September 9. Reserve tickets online or call the box office (603) 335-1992, W/F from 12-5pm and 1-hours before the show. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester. www.RochesterOperaHouse. com for more info.

Art Historian Kristina Wilson On Monday, August 14 at 7:30pm., Gilmanton summer resident and art historian Kristina Wilson will visit the Scriven Arts Colony in Gilmanton to discuss furniture design. Wilson will consider how the Herman Miller Furniture Company incorporated ‘exotic’ tourist art from faraway lands in its advertising to give its products—including storage pieces, tables, and chairs—a global, cosmopolitan air. Wilson is a professor at Clark University, in Worcesteer, and the author of Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design During the Great Depression, published by Yale University Press. She is now at work on a new book about the 1950s. Directions and more at scrivenartscolony.com.

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In 1859, a steeple was erected upon the Meredith Center Freewill Baptist church. It was the first such steeple in the vicinity and it “outshined other churches in the vicinity.” Now, nearly one hundred and sixty years later, this “first” is now in danger of being no more unless the members of the church can come up with thirty-thousand dollars. The steeple has gone through a few major repairs over the years. The first was in 1948 when heavy January winds almost toppled it, the sills being broken at the base. In 1980, Lionel Turgeon who was a famous steeplejack from Berwick, Maine, rebuilt the steeple’s base and belfry, painted it and a few other general repairs. There were also smaller repairs in 1987 and in 1998 siding was installed on the church and at the same time the bell tower, once open, was closed to keep from future water damage. This new round of re-

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The Atom Bomb To the Editor: War is horrible. People are killed, maimed, emotionally destroyed. Property is destroyed, wealth is consumed. As we saw in WWI, even the winners lose in protracted wars. As we’ve seen in Viet Nam and Iraq, trying to conduct a “gentle�, “compassionate�, or “politically correct� war just prolongs the killing, suffering, destruction, and cost. If you must fight a war, the best way to lessen the suffering is to end the war as quickly as possible. This is why the United States and Japan should celebrate the anniversaries of August 6 and 9, 1945. The atomic bombs we dropped on those dates quickly brought WWII to an end saving at least 150,000 American soldier’s lives and perhaps avoiding the extermination of the Japanese people. WWII in the Pacific was particularly savage. The Japanese believed in death before dishonor, and surrender was considered dishonorable. In the battles on island after island the Japanese fought to the death, taking as many American lives as possible before dying. Typically only those Japanese soldiers who were too sick or weak to fight or commit suicide were captured. Almost all the 32,000 Japanese soldiers on Saipan died, fewer than 1000 were captured. Many of the 20,000 Japanese civilians committed suicide or were killed helping their


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soldiers. 3426 Americans were killed on this 44.5 square mile island. Almost all the approximately 23,000 Japanese soldiers on Iwo Jima died, only about 1000 were captured. 5900 Americans were killed on this approximately 8 square mile island. On 12 square mile Tarawa, approximately 4500 Japanese soldiers died while killing 1696 Americans. Almost all the 36,200 Japanese soldiers on Guadalcanal died, only about 1000 were captured. The Japanese killed 7100 Americans. Like their soldiers on these islands, the 73 million Japanese prepared to defend to the last man, woman, and child their almost 146,000 square mile homeland. Everyone who could fight was being trained and armed; even children were taught to fight with spears. The death toll promised to be horrendous. The American forces anticipated 1,000,000 casualties including at least 150,000 dead. The atomic bombs convinced the Japanese to surrender saving American lives and avoiding the extinction, or near extinction of the Japanese people. While the death toll from the atomic bombs was high, Hiroshima 80,000 and Nagasaki 40,000, they were not extreme in WWII. The March 9-10, 1945 bombing raid on Tokyo took about 100,000 lives, the raids on Hamburg

This newspaper was first published in 1883 by Mathew H. Calvert as Calvert’s Weirs Times and Tourists’ Gazette and continued until Mr. Calvert’s death in 1902. The new Weirs Times was re-established in 1992 and strives to maintain the patriotic spirit of its predecessor as well as his devotion to the interests of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Cocheco Valley area with the new Cocheco Times. Our newspaper’s masthead and the map of Lake Winnipesaukee in the center spread are elements in today’s paper which are taken from Calvert’s historic publication.

took about 42,000 lives, the raids on Dresden took 25,000 lives, raids on London took perhaps 50,000 lives. Compared to the perhaps 60-70 million Japanese that might have died in the invasion of Japan, the death toll from the atomic bombs was low and a small price to pay for the lives saved. The quick surrender resulting from the bombs provided other benefits. The Soviet Union was about to join the invasion of Japan so the quick surrender prevented the division of Japan among the US and the USSR. Perhaps more importantly the world saw the destructiveness of these primitive bombs. These convinced the civilized world to avoid use of atomic, now nuclear, weapons. There’s no question, war is horrible. But, the longer war drags on, the longer combatants can postpone defeat, the higher the cost. There are at least 150,000 American soldiers and perhaps a few million descendants of those soldiers who lived because President Truman dropped the atomic bombs on Japan. The Japanese people have even more reason to celebrate August 6 and 9, 1945 because nearly every Japanese citizen that lived or was born after WWII owes their lives to those bombs. Don Ewing Meredith, NH

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This week Brendan shares a chapter excerpt from an upcoming book about his childhood called “Number Four Boy� I was told I spent an inordinate amount of time in my crib as a young kid. It was my choice as well as wasn’t. This of course, is based on what I’ve heard. A lot of these tales from my very early youth will have to be based on recollections of others, especially my mom. I can only vouch on the authenticity of the telling of the story. Still, I can make assumptions based on circumstantial evidence. The family was getting bigger and so were expenses with three boys already out and about and hungry the sixteen hours a day they were awake. I was told I was kept in the crib longer since there wasn’t plans to buy yet another bed. I am told I was in that crib till I was three. It has been said that there wasn’t a crib made in the 1950s that could hold any kid with his mind set on discovering this weird and wondrous world he was being kept from discovering by a few flimsy bars and an uncomfortable mattress. We didn’t know better as far as mattresses, or anything else went. That crib was basically the command module we were placed back into after a

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full day of bouncing about on the surface of this new world. It wasn’t until years later that someone got the idea to make the things harder to get out of. Most likely a former baby, now grown and with an engineering degree who wanted to take the fun out of it for later generations. But babies are resilient. Straps and Velcro and alarms and bungee cords have been known to slow down the process, but only for a little while. I didn’t have any of these modern obstacles in my crib, yet I never seemed to have made that Great Escape that so many others before me had. I didn’t even try, according to my mother. I would stand there, feet planted firmly into crummy mattress watching the world around me, more interested in what things seemed like than what they actually were. I say that to try and sound profound, like I had already developed my skills of observation that I would need later in life if I was to be a writer. Truth be told, though I can’t access what thoughts were in the mind of my younger self, I’m sure my reluctance to place hand upon crib railing, lift and place legs, one over the other and then, hopefully, land safely upon the throw rug that gave only small padding against the wooden floor ( I had seen pictures), had more to do with my fear of the chaos that surrounded me and for what that meant for my own safety. It was the force of those other living, breathing, eating, humans that occupied the space around me that, I am sure, made my crib the Fortress of Solitude that it was. My brothers, when in their wild manic mode, had access to every sol-

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id thing that existed in the house - as well as a few imaginary ones - and nothing was off limits, even when it was declared so. There was one exception, and here I am assuming again. My crib. There was no desire for them to get back in, they had served their sentence and were now loose upon society. I wasn’t ready yet. My limited view of the world up to this point looked pretty chaotic. If these were the people ruling this planet, then I felt safer in my command module ready to lift off if things really hit the fan. I wasn’t always in my crib - this based once again merely on circumstantial evidence since my parents were never taken away for child neglect on occasion I must have joined in the mix of the turmoil that only a tenyear old, a nine-year old and a six-year old set of brothers could have been creating. That’s about the best explanation I can give at this point. I am sure some psychologist would love to further explore the lingering effects on a three-year old boy because of his attachment to his crib and how it might shape his life today. Have at it. I can take it. I’m a big boy now. Join me as “Real Stories North Of Concord� hosts their second StorySlam at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia on Thursday, August 24th. Up to twelve storytellers will be picked to tell their 6-minute story based on the theme “Brush With Fame.� The slam starts at 7:30 and admission is $20 with all net proceeds going to benefit Camp Resilience.


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Who Owns Border Death Truck Tragedy? Mexico! F l o r i d a truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn’t the mastermind of the human smuggling ring that led to the grisly by Michelle Malkin deaths of 10 Syndicated Columnist illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart over the weekend. He’s just a cog in the machine. Bradley may now face the death penalty for transporting up to 100 people crammed in the trailer of his 18-wheeler. But what about the open-borders overlords making a real killing off this insatiable racket? I’m looking at you, Americabashing corruptocrats in Mexico. For years, our nation has been subjected to endless complaints, race-baiting insults and vicious attacks by politicians south of the border. Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon trashed our immigration laws on U.S. soil before the California state legislature. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox dropped F-bombs at President Trump and millions of law-abiding Americans who support construction of an effective border wall. Current Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took to CNN’s airwaves to bash U.S. citizens who support strong borders as “exclusionary and discriminatory.” Last year, Nieto defiantly proclaimed at the

United Nations that “there are no barriers that can stop either the movement of people or the fusion of cultures.” Meddling Mexican consular officials in the U.S. have lobbied aggressively from New York to Texas to California for mass amnesty, driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, discounted tuition for illegal immigrant students, and systematic sabotage of interior enforcement and deportation policies. Armed incursions by the Mexican military have targeted our immigration enforcement agents for years. After vehemently denying a Mexican government helicopter fired on Border Patrol personnel in 2014, our “friends” were forced to admit the incident happened when Judicial Watch obtained homeland security documents detailing the attack near Sells, Arizona, on the Tohono O’Odham Indian Reservation. In fact, DHS records have tracked at least “300 documented incursions by Mexican military and law enforcement authorities onto U.S. soil since 2004” -- with few consequences for the foreign invaders. When they’re not busy trashtalking our laws, shooting at our first-line protectors or actively undermining our sovereignty, Mexican government bureaucrats are up to their eyeballs in narco-state corruption. Please note that the federal criminal complaint in the San Antonio border death truck tragedy included the statement of one Mexican trafficking victim from Aguascalientes who told authorities he met a “smuggler linked to the Zetas” cartel at the

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The Stupid Party The ascension of Donald Trump was supposed to change everything in the GOP. As it happens, perby Rich Lowry haps one very Contributing Writer important thing hasn’t: The Republicans may well still be The Stupid Party. That Obamacare repeal has one or maybe two feet in the grave, depending on how you’re counting, is testament to jawdropping disarray and bad faith. On the cusp of a historic failure, the party has begun the finger-pointing, and it’s hard to argue with any of it. The establishment is right that Trump is incapable of true legislative leadership. The Trumpists are right that the establishment is ineffectual. Conservatives are right that moderates don’t really

want to repeal Obamacare. And pragmatists are right that a few conservatives are beholden to a self-defeating purity. The Republican members of the world’s greatest deliberative body aren’t covering themselves in glory. Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky have always been noes, leaving no margin for error. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas are additional noes on the current repealand-replace bill, while Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have joined Collins as noes on repeal-only. Then there is another tranche of Republicans, like Rob Portman, who are nervous fence-sitters. The Ohio senator doesn’t have to appear on a ballot again until 2022, yet gives every indication of quailing at taking a tough vote. For Rand Paul, clearly, a perSee lowry on 42

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Tax Cuts For The Rich Though officially retired, long-time syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell still contributes his thoughts on occasion. by Thomas Sowell

One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase “tax cuts for the rich,” which is loudly proclaimed by opponents, whenever there is a proposal to reduce tax rates. The current proposal to reduce federal tax rates has revived this phrase, which was disproved by facts, as far back as the 1920s — and by now should be called “tax lies for the gullible.” How is the claim of “tax cuts for the rich” false? Let me count the ways. More important, you can easily check out the facts for yourself with a simple visit to your local public library or, for those more computer-minded, on the Internet. One of the key arguments of those who oppose what they call “tax cuts for the rich” is that the Reagan administration tax cuts led to huge federal government deficits, contrary to “supply side economics” which said that lower tax rates would lead Syndicated Columnist

to higher tax revenues. This reduces the whole issue to a question about facts — and the hard facts are available in many places, including a local public library or on the Internet. The hardest of these hard facts is that the revenues collected from federal income taxes during every year of the Reagan administration were higher than the revenues collected from federal income taxes during any year of any previous administration. How can that be? Because tax RATES and tax REVENUES are two different things. Tax rates and tax revenues can move in either the same direction or in opposite directions, depending on how the economy responds. But why should you take my word for it that federal income tax revenues were higher than before during the Reagan administration? Check it out. Official statistics are available in many places. The easiest way to find those statistics is to go look at a copy of the annual “Economic Report of the President.” It doesn’t have to be the latest Report under President Trump. It can be a Report from any administration, from the Obama administration all the way back to the administration of the elder George Bush. Each annual “Economic Report of the President” has the history of federal revenues and expenditures, going back for

decades. And that is just one of the places where you can get this data. The truth is readily available, if you want it. But, if you are satisfied with political rhetoric, so be it. Before we turn to the question

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Loving Animals To Death We need to sell more rhino horns, quickly. That may be the only way to save rhinos from extinction. Today, rhinos vanish because poachers kill by John Stossell them for their Syndicated Columnist horns. Businesses turn their horns into ornaments or quack health potions. Some horns sell for $300,000. No wonder poachers risk their lives for one. How do you fight an incentive that strong? Flood the market! That’s a solution suggested by Matthew Markus. Markus’s biotech company can make artificial rhino horn in a laboratory that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Put enough of that lab-grown horn on the market and supply and demand will bring the price way down. Then poachers won’t risk getting killed trying to steal real rhino horn. “One way to devalue something is to create a lot of it,” said Markus. “When things are abundant, people don’t kill.” South Africa tried a mild version of this solution once. For 20 years, they made it legal to own rhinos and sell their horns. Poaching dropped because legal rhino farming took away the poachers’ incentive. Rhino farmers bred rhinos and protected them. Once in a while, they’d put rhinos to sleep with tranquilizer darts and saw off their horns. The horns grow back. The rhino population quadrupled. Win-win. But animal welfare activists

are never happy with any solution that involves profiting from nature. South Africa banned sales of rhino horn again. Poaching rose 9,000 percent from 2007 to 2014, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Now South Africa is considering legalization again, but they will have to fight the NGOs. Some, like Humane Society International, even oppose sale of that artificial horn. They asked the U.S. government to block a shipment of a sample of rhino DNA that might have created better artificial horn. I confronted the Humane Society’s spokeswoman about that. Our interview will be one of the first videos for my new project: “Stossel on Reason.” I will post videos weekly on Facebook, Twitter and Reason TV. We start this week. In this first story, the Humane Society’s Masha Kalinina passionately argues against relegalizing rhino farming and the sale of artificial horn. “This is dangerous! Absolutely dangerous for rhinos and their survival,” she says. “This is greenwashing an illegal activity. ... The problem is that people still see animals as commodities, natural resources for their use!” Yes. And why is that a problem ? I eat eggs and chicken, and I drink milk. More chickens and cows are alive because people like me pay for them or what they produce. Kalinina replied: “Are we really going to farm every single animal on this planet so we can continue endlessly supplying this bloodlust and thirst of people to consume wildlife products?” Give me a break. Farming isn’t “bloodlust.” See stossell on 43


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Sat. 5th & Sun. 6th Summer Fun Craft Fair


Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Tilton. 10am-4pm both days. Beautiful handmade/ homemade crafts and edibles from crafters all over New England. Rain or shine, under canopy. Free admission, live music from Tim Janis. Buy American Made crafts! www. joycescraftshows.com or 528-4014

41st Annual Orford Flea Market

On the Common, Route 10, Orford. Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. There will be up to 190 vendors with a delightful mix of wares, antiques, handcrafted items, baked goods, and the usual serendipity. There will also be food vendors to purchase delicious refreshments from. 353-4855

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Moulton farm, Quarry Road, Meredith. 9am-noon. The entire family will enjoy the brunch buffet featuring dishes that incorporate produce grown at the farm in addition to seasonal fruit, delicious baked goods, egg and meat dishes prepared by the Farm’s kitchen and bakery team. Seating is underneath a tent overlooking the farm’s fields and is on a first-seated basis. $16.99pp, plus tax, $9.99 plus

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Sign Painting Class with Instructor Shirley Glines League of NH Craftsmen, 279 DW Highway, Meredith. 1pm-3pm. Enjoy a fun Sunday afternoon with your friends while you paint, create, laugh and leave with a finished sign! Class will be taught by instructor Shirley Glines, owner and designer of Zoe Jax Gin Designs. Tuition is $25pp and all materials needed will be included in the cost of tuition. Space is limited, preregistration/payment required. 279-7920 or www.meredith.

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NH Boat Museum, Center Street, Wolfeboro. Experience this one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour fabulous boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee! Tours will depart from different locations on the land and lake; this year, for the first time, tours will depart from Meredith Bay. www.NHBM.org or 5694554 for more information and tickets.

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The Wright Museum, Center Street, Wolfeboro. Doors open at 6pm, program begins at 7pm. This lecture by author and historical blogger Linda Shenton Matchette, will give attendees an insight into how the US utilized Women during WWII to ensure food would be available for both the home front and the troops overseas, and the US would not suffer the privation and scarcity experienced by other Allied countries. $8/non-members, free for members. 569-1212

Wednesday 9th Meredith Sculpture Walk Tours Tours will leave from Mill Falls Marketplace in front of Innisfree Bookstore on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am during July and August. Special group tours can be arranged by emailing GMP@

greatermeredithprogram. com or by calling 279-9015. A with the former chef/owner of Nadia’s

503 Endicott Street North, Laconia. 7pm. Christina Ashjian discusses well-known estates such as The Fells on Lake Sunapee, The Rocks in Bethlehem and SaintGaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. 366-5950

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Sandwich Town Green, Sandwich. 10am-4:30pm. This event celebrates existing artisans while also encouraging visitors to appreciate, own, and learn how to create beautiful objects. The public is welcome to talk with the artists, watch them work, and purchase objects you love!284-6831

Farmington Community Band – Free Concert

First Congregational Church, 400 Main Street, Farmington. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.

Music on the Lawn – Boston Based Artist Katie Dobbins

Gilmanton Year-Round Library, NH Route 140, Gilmanton. 7pm. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and snacks and enjoy the music! In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside the library. 715-5721

Ham and Bean Supper

Hotchkiss Commons, 71 Main Street, Union. 5:30pm and 6:15pm. Your choice of 2 kinds of homemade beans, ham, hot dogs and more! $8/adults, $4/ children.

Contra Dancing in NH: Then and Now

Booster Clubhouse, 99 Main Street, Ashland. 7pm. Well known traditional musician, Dudley Laufman, presents this interactive program for the audiences delight. At the end of the program, willing audience members will be invited to dance the Virginia reel. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 968-7716

Bristol Rotary Club’s Annual Penny Sale

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Thurs. 10th – Sat. 19th Agatha Christie “Toward Zero” The Barnstormers Theatre, 104 Main Street, Tamworth. Don’t miss this dramatic and highly entertaining who-dunnit!

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Friday 11th Music on the Square Concert Series – Suzie Burke North Main Street, Rochester. 11:45am-1:30pm. Bring a chair and buy or bring lunch! Concerts take place every Friday. www.


Fireworks at Weirs Beach Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach. 10pm. With the help of many sponsors, Weirs Beach will, once again, light up on Friday nights with a spectacular Fireworks show!

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Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. BYOB venue. www. pitmansfreightroom.com or 527-0043

Music Under the Tent – DixieGrass (Traditional Blue Grass Band) Turntable Park, Meadow Street, Sanbornville. Food served by local vendors at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm. Free admission, but donations are appreciated.

event that brings about the excitement of an Easter Egg Hunt! Kids will get excited about eating veggies and will learn how they grow! With the adults accompanying them, the children go into the farm’s fields with a member of the staff to learn about how each vegetable grows before beginning their search. The children get to bring home the vegetables they find during the hunt, and the cost of the veggies is included in the event fee. $12 for the first child, $10 each additional child. There is no charge for the parents or grandparents accompanying children. 279-3915

Comedian Tim Krompier Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester.

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Saturday 12th Meredith Sculpture Walk Tours Tours will leave from Mill Falls Marketplace in front of Innisfree Bookstore on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am during July and August. Special group tours can be arranged by emailing GMP@

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Artie Januario & Dan Crohn – Live Comedy

Fri. 11th – Sun. 13th On the Green 2 Arts & Crafts Festival Brewster Academy, 80 Academy Drive, Wolfeboro. 10am-5pm Fri. and Sat., Sun. 10am-4pm. Beautiful handmade/homemade crafts and edibles from over 90 crafters from all over New England. Rain or shine, under canopy. Free admission, live music from Tim Janis, live music from Paul Warnick on Saturday as well as Chain Saw Carving demo. Buy

Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem Street, Laconia. BYOB venue. www. pitmansfreightroom.com or 527-0043

Gallery Show of New Originals by Peter Ferber

Sizzling Summer Shopping Event with LuLaRoe, LipSense and Vantel Pearls 5 Styles Drive, Concord. 1pm-4pm. Stop by the open home event and shop till you drop with LuLaRoe with Amber & Kim, LipSense and SeneGence Skin Care and Make-up products with Kiss Off! by Starr Lawton and shop for beautiful pearl jewelry with Vantel Pearl Independent Consultant Bunnie! This will be the perfect, gettingto-the-end-of-summer, way to spend the afternoon. Light refreshments will be offered. Open to the public. For further information, email

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15th Annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival

The WWW Festival will appeal to all animal and wildlife lovers, with many opportunities for both children and adults to get up close and personal with a variety of living creatures. Families can feed and pet barnyard animals or observe and learn about rescued wildlife. $5pp or $10/family. Free for ages 12 and under.


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Live Music on the Lawn – Miketon & The Night Blinders Concord Public Library, 45 Green Street, Concord. 6pm. A five piece band from New England who play original folk, country, and garbage grass music. Free and open to the public. 225-8670 or www.


Paint Wolfeboro – A Day of Plein Air Painting

Artists will set up downtown, along the lakeshore and on one of Wolfeboro’s nearby walking trails and visitors can catch works of art being created and can purchase pieces either during the day or at a sale that runs from 3pm-4:30pm in Cate Park. Artist registration begins at 8am in the Community Bandstand in Cate Park, with painting underway until 3pm. 662-2131

Watercolor Workshop with Robert O’Brien Sandwich Home Industries, 32 Main Street, Sandwich. 10am-4pm. This one-day workshop will color glazing techniques, value study, composition, light and shadow, and drybrush techniques. Tuition is $95 per student and students are responsible for bringing their own materials. See the material list on line.

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Thursday 17th Concert in the Park – Annie and the Orphans Kelley Park Concert Pavilion, Bristol. 6:30pm-8pm. Music for ALL ages! All concerts are lawn seating; bring your own blankets & chairs. Concerts are rain or shine, in case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at the Bristol Old Town Hall.

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Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter. 6pm-8pm. As New Hampshire’s Revolutionary War Capital, Exeter is a town that boasts a rich history, which the American Independence Museum will celebrate with the second annual Beer for History Series. This first event in the series features Neighborhood Beer Co.. Tickets for the entire series, which continues on September 12th and October 14th are $55pp, or you can purchase tickets for each individual event at $20pp. Each event will feature a different brewing company.

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latest, yet they are confident that, as in the past, they will find a way to get things done. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice P. Smith compiled a history of the church in 1968. It was in 1810 that the church, known then as

the Second Freewill Baptist Church of Christ was organized by fifteen men and women. The meetings then took place in neighboring schoolhouses and sometimes at the homes of church members. In 1831, the present church building was con-

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— O B I T UA RY — Denise L. Patterson Denise L. Patterson, of Pittsfield, NH, age 55, passed away peacefully July 20, with family by her side at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord, NH, following her struggle with aggressive cancer.

The Weirs Timeson is printed on recycled newsprint Denise was born Mother’s May 13, environmentally safe inks. withDay, smudge-free, 1962, in Winchester, Massachusetts to Charles and Nancy Vokey. She is survived by her husband, Edward C. Patterson, son, Jeremy (Wife Melanie) and three grandchildren, Krystina, Kevin, and Kaden, brother David Vokey (wife Cindy), and numerous extended family. Denise will be missed by family and friends and remembered for, ‘wearing her heart on her sleeve’, reaching out to help people in her community and family, and doing what was right. She had a special talent for relating to people, children, and animals (especially dogs). A celebration service of her life will be held at Park Street Baptist Church, 11 Park Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263, on August 12, 2017, (Saturday), at 2:00 PM. The Weirs Times is printed on recycled newsprint

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In lieu of flowers, contributions in Denise’s memory may be made to Park Street Baptist Church, toward a fund for installation of a stairway lift in the church building.

Meredith Center Free-Will Baptist Church members welcomed their new pastor, Jeff Laliberte and wife Roberta, at their annual meeting and luncheon held Sunday, July 10, following the morning worship service. Among those greeting the couple are Cathy Sorrell, Bonnie Kimball, Cookie Boulanger, Don Kimball, senior deacon, and Bob Franks, church moderator. Seated are Terri Carr, Bertha Beach, and Fred Fabian. Pastor Laliberte and his wife reside in Hill. structed and by 1838, there were 150 members and the membership continued to grow. In 1844 and 1845 many members requested to be dismissed as they believed the end of the world was at hand and the church did not accept that belief. Many of these members were reinstated when the later realized they were wrong. In 1854, the name of the church changed to Meredith Center Freewill Baptist Church. In 1854, the church steeple was erected. They also purchased a bell. The first bell cracked as did the second one. The third bell was fine and still sets in the bell tower. Business flourished in Meredith Center over the following years. There were two stores, grist and saw mills, a woolen mill, two carpenter shops, two wheelwright shops, four blacksmiths, two schoolhouses and a Post Office. In 1881, the church society, finding they needed more room built a vestry. In August of 1891, Corliss Field was chosen as the site for a cemetery. In 1910 a kitchen and

The crabs, the framing that supports the spire and form the roof ceiling structure over the belfry are badly deteriorated. dining room were added under the vestry. Though it is unclear how many members the church had at this time, it was thriving. Fred Sanborn, who grew up in Meredith Center and later edited a newspaper in Maine once wrote: “I recall the days when Rev. Oliver Butler preached two sermons on Sunday and the church was well filled. I attended Sabbath School at the noon hour while men and women, coming from a distance, ate their luncheon at the end of a wagon and talked

over farm conditions.” After the Civil War farms around Meredith Center dropped in numbers. The young moved away to cities or went west. The new railroad in Meredith Village, about four miles away, took business away from Meredith Center. At the turn of the twentieth Century, the automobile started to slowly take over for the horse. The population in Meredith Center decreased and so did the membership of the church. Today, the lone store in Meredith Center See steeple on 21


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Franks is quick to point out that it is a strong base and with the new minister the church is already starting to grow again. “Our new minister has brought some new life to the church and we see more people coming now,� said Franks. Still, the importance of the renovations to the 170 year-old steeple is key in moving forward for the Meredith Center Free-Will Baptist Church. Members of the church, who have already raised about five-thousand dollars, are hoping that fundraising efforts and getting the word out to the local community will help them raise the thirty-thousand needed to complete the job to keep the landmark church thriving for years to come. If you would like to donate to the Meredith Center Free-Will Baptist Church’s S.O.S (Save Our Steeple) fund you can send a check to:

The steeple is obviously in need of a paint job, but inside the structural damage is much more serious. steeple from 20

is now closed. It was Fred Sanborn’s father who built the steeple and he recalled: “It was a great day at the Center when the bell arrived and it was hoisted into place. Captain Joseph Tilton couldn’t wait until it was put into position and while blocked up he sounded it with a sledgehammer and its clarion voice rang out through the village for the first time.� “The steeple and bell tower are in pretty bad shape,� said Don Kimball, senior deacon of the Baptist Church today. “We can’t even ring the bell at this point in fear of doing more damage.� Kimball and Bob Franks as well as other members of the church have been taking on a lot of the responsibility in keeping things running over the last year as they have been in a transition stage after losing their last minister due to health reasons. They have had four interim ministers since and finally welcomed a

new minister, Jeff Laliberte, this past July 10th. Today the congregation of the church is at about twenty-five members, but

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Summer Fun! The Best Summer Ever Starts Right Here!

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For all those sailors who love to sail competitively, the New Hampshire Boat Museum, the Wentworth Watershed Association, and the Parks and Recreation Department of the Town of Wolfeboro are teaming up to offer the Lake Wentworth Sailing Regatta on Saturday, August 5 with a rain date of Sunday, August 6th. Weather cancellations and updates will be available at www.nhbm.org, or by calling 603-569-4554. The event will be held at Albee Beach in Wolfeboro. Registration will begin at noon on race day. Racers are encouraged to come early to register. Races will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and will be held throughout the afternoon. Following the Regatta, awards will be given out for each class of boat and there will be a pot luck celebration with snacks and drinks. There are four classes of boats racing: Sunfish, Optis, Mono Hulls and Catamarans. The event

Young and old are encouraged to enter the Lake Wentworth Sailing Regatta. is open to sailors of all ages. To encourage young participants who have completed the Racing Instructional Class offered by the Parks and Recreation Department, young people may reserve one of the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s Optis or Sunfish through the Town’s Instructor. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All participants are encouraged to bring a snack or beverage to share with the group following the Regatta. For further information about the Regatta call the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s Sailing Chair, Joe DeChiaro, at 630-3724. People interested in volunteering for the event are encouraged to call the NH Boat Museum at 569-4554.


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Fascinating boathouses in Meredith and Gilford will be on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Boathouse Tour. WOLFEBORO - Spend a magical morning or afternoon with the New Hampshire Boat Museum touring fascinating Lake Winnipesaukee boathouses in Meredith and Gilford during the 11th Annual Boathouse Tour. The event is Thursday, August 10th, with a rain date of Friday, August 11th. Tickets are still available, but are selling fast for the 9:00am and 1:00pm tours. To purchase your tickets either visit nhbm.org or call the Museum at 603-569-4554. The 2017 Boathouse Tour is co-sponsored by Brian Laing, EdwardJones, Wolfeboro and Lake Life Realty, Moultonborough. New this year, after ten years of exploring boat houses in the southern end of the lake, the Boat House tour is moving to the northern end. Ticket holders will begin their tour in Meredith, with registration at the Chase

House at the Inn at Mill Falls. There are three types of tickets available for purchase. For those wishing to ride in an elegant vintage wooden boat driven by the boatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experienced owner, tickets are $150 per person. For those wishing to ride in a variety of fun antique cars, tickets are $75 per person. And for those wishing to drive their own car, tickets are $40 per person. Members of the New Hampshire Boat Museum receive a 10% discount on these prices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled to be moving our event to the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee this year. We are excited about the array of new boathouses we will be touring as we explore a new part of the lake.â&#x20AC;? stated Kristin Isley, the Boathouse Tour Co-Chair. Jaime Laurent, who also co-chairs the event says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we have an

amazing group of new-tous historic boathouses on the tour. At each stop participants will get out and learn the history of the boathouse and property. The Boathouse Tour is one of the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular educational events that gets people learning about New Hampshireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich lake history. Funds raised from the tour assist the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general operating fund.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;¨ Seven boathouses will be toured via vintage boat, including two which are on Lake Winnipesaukee islands. For those taking the tour by antique or personal car, there are five boathouses to tour. The boathouses are a mix of historic to modern. Some of them hold the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage wooden boats. Participants get out and tour each boathouse with guides available to tell the boathouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. See tour on 35


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Mike Morris at Rochester Music On The Square Friday, August 4 Rochester Main Street will present folk musician Mike Morris at the July 28 Music On The Square Concert in downtown Rochester. sponsored by Federal Savings Bank and a grant from the NH State Council On The Arts/ National Endowment for the Arts, the concerts are held every Friday from 11:45 am until 1:30 pm. Concert goers are asked to â&#x20AC;&#x153;bring a chair and buy or bring a lunchâ&#x20AC;? to enjoy a musical performance in the heart of downtown Rochester. Billing himself as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;reluctant New Englanderâ&#x20AC;?, Mike learned the power of a song when my older brother locked him in a closet and made him listen to Black Sabbathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paranoidâ&#x20AC;? over and over again.

Mike calls his music Freestyle Folk, and though he usually plays solo or with his trusty jamman loop-

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Order your autographed copy today for $13.99 plus $3 for shipping. (Please include any inscription you would like the author to personalize your copy with.) Make out checks or money orders for $16.99 to Brendan Smith and mail to: The Flatlander Chronicles, c/o The Weirs Times, PO Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247. Order online at www.%UHQGDQ76PLWKFRP (Pickup autographed copies at the Weirs Times)

er, he likes nothing better than sharing a song with a fellow music lover. When he was starting out someone said to him â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat music young manâ&#x20AC;?. Well no, but it sure does feed the soul! Music On The Square Concerts are held weekly through August 25. In case of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled. Free parking nearby is available at the North Main , Union and Congress Street Parking lots. For more information please contact the Rochester Main Street office by calling 603-330-3208 or emaildirector@rochestermainstreet.org.. The series continues on Friday, August 11 with Susie Burke.

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ATP in skin cells, sapping those cells of the energy needed for their protective mechanisms to function properly. Dr. Smith points out that as one ages, skin loses some of its natural defense mechanisms, however, nicotinamide has been shown to support the natural immune response needed to safeguard against the age-related effects of UV exposure. Nicotinamide is found in dairy milk, yeast and beer, but to be sure to get your daily dose of nicotinamide, consider an oral supplement, such as Life Extension Shade Factor. Formu-

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Par For Hooves, Paws & Claws Tournament To Benefit Live & Let Live Farm work of volunteers (which forms a huge familywith a remarkable sense of kinship), along with coowner and sponsorship programs, people learn humane education and horsemanship while caring for and rehabilitating horses.



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Sunday, August 6 • 9



PM ,

To benefit the Andover Historical Society Potter Place, Andover • Depot Street off Rts. 4 & 11 Lindsey Schust & Ragged Mtn. Band • Farmers Market Mammoth Flea Market - 9 AM • Auction - 12 NOON Ken Cushing Tells About the Northern RR - 1-2 PM Vendors & Demonstrators

Fiber Arts • Spinning & Weaving • Penny Rugs • Prints & Original Art Work Wool Applique’ • Ash Baskets • Crochet & Knotted Paracord Items Chair Canning • Whirligigs & Spinners • Fly Fishing • Blacksmithing

Auction Items

Brio train set w/train table, Wurlitzer spinet piano, Professional weight benchw/weights, matching Coffee table & end tables, cushioned wicker sofa & chair, corner computer desk, antique rope bed, Craftsman jig saw, large antique drying rack, original water color of Bog Bridge, first 6 issues of Life Magazine 1936, Casio keyboard, 50” glass topped table, 2 large antique mirrors-Eastlake & gilded, leather office chair, erogonomic computer chair, 20” ironstone platter, 12 Limoges dinner plates, horseshoe set (new), Victorian side chair, glass topped coffee table, wagon seat coffee table, many tools, pr. lamps w/chimneys & globes, 9 drawer dresser 64”, 2 small cabinets, Moss Rose tureen, pet carrier, tea cart, computer desk, snow fence, Farberware tabletop oven, 2 Chinese fans and stand, new rolling suitcase, horn handles carving set, file cabinet, round mahog. pedestal table, new camping grill, Baby Trend Sit’N Stand stroller, 5 pieces of hand thrown pottery, butcher block top, plant Gro Light, mahogany dining set. A very special auction this year!


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loving family where their needs were met, but as she observed children who lived in needy situations she told herself, â&#x20AC;&#x153; If I ever have a chance I will help children who are poor and lonely.â&#x20AC;? In high school Helen was active in speaking

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in several churches with Helen often leading Sunday Schools, including the Free-Will Baptist Church in Meredith Center during the summer months, and Norman becoming a licensed lay preacher, filling in for Methodist preachers in New Hampshire. Norman’s work eventually took them to Nashua. Helen’s life changed dramatically when Norman died, and after 36 years of marriage had ended she was left wondering what God had in store for her in the future. After attending Bible School for two years Mrs. Dexter had a vision of some women from India, an event that led to her

Helen with her father, Belknap County Commissioner and state legislator J. F. Smith, on Lake Opechee, Laconia, N. H. during the Sunday harness races on the ice (1947). courtesy Photo

convinced that God was telling her to go and help the poor women and children in India as a missionary. So, at the age of sixtysix in the Fall of 1989,

having sold or given away most of her possessions and without knowing exactly where and what ministry in India she would be See dexter on 39

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Helen’s children: David, Dean, and Corine. David is holding With Pastor Peter Tandy, Helen’s assistant at the Birmitrapur Twinkle the cat and the family dog, Rex is in front. The photo compound. courtesy Photos was taken for the family Christmas card. dexter from 38

involved in, Helen Dexter boarded an airplane by herself and flew to India to be a Christian missionary. She found missionaries that she knew who told her of a ministry in one of the poorest areas of the country, the State of Orissa and travelled alone in that strange country until she found the compound which was headed by a British pastor. Was Helen Dexter successful as a new missionary in her sixties? Or, as she put it, “…has there been victory?” Her answer is “Yes. Always there has been victory in the Lord.” “In just three years, with His provision and anointing, I directed the con-

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Posing with orphans in front of the House of Peace at the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible School and orphanage and ministry to lepers at Birmitrapur, Orissa India, founded by Helen Dexter in 1991.


450 smiling faces- lined up to greet me, standing along each side of the courtyard. My heart was filled with joy at this warm expression of welcome and love. It was just after sunset, and I was glad to be there, reporting for duty once again as part of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great army in India.â&#x20AC;? She also served in Japan, being a foreign missionary for 18 years. In the Fall of 2016 Helen Dexter left this life on earth at the age of 93 to enter the heavenly realms. She is one of those who not only helped to make New Hampshire a better place, but spread her good influence to regions beyond. A fellow worker in India described her as a woman of â&#x20AC;&#x153;passion, compassion, and kindness.â&#x20AC;?


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der the G.W. Bush administration after Reagan. All these administrations cut tax rates and received higher tax revenues than before. More than that, “the rich” not only paid higher total tax revenues after the so-called “tax cuts for the rich,” they also paid a higher percentage of all tax revenues afterwards. Data on this can be found in a number of places, including documented sources listed in my monograph titled “’Trickle Down’ Theory and ‘Tax Cuts for the Rich.’” As a source more congenial to some, a frontpage story in the New York Times on July 9, 2006 — during the Bush 43 administration — reported, “An unexpectedly steep rise in tax revenues from corporations and the wealthy is driving down the projected budget deficit this year.” Ex-

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Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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Caption Contest Do you have a clever caption for this photo?

Photo #657


Magic Maze repeated pair of letters

Send your best caption to us within 2 weeks of publication date... (Include your name, and home town). Caption Contest, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247, by email to contest@weirs.com or by fax to 603-366-7301.

— OUR PICK FOR BEST CAPTION ENTRY #655 — Runners Up Captions: While looking for a horse, Joyce decided to consider rehabilitating a convict horse to be her new ride.- Alan Doyon, Mass. Only the very tallest tigers are selected for the zoos basketball team. - Richard Briggs, Tilton, NH. Ah.. This is the last time I’ll order a Z-Bra on Amazon. -John Brennick, Rochester, NH.

“But, Dad.! .I won’t need car insurance or tune-ups, and..he’ll be real easy to find in a parking lot..”

-Nancy Sweeney, Lincoln, NH.

Crossword Puzzle

Puzzle Clue: CRUCIALCATEGORY ACROSS 1 Overbrim 5 Lowercase letter with a dot 11 Deg. for a future exec 14 Be snoozing 19 Magic incantation starter 20 Add more criticism 21 OPEC supply 22 Big blood vessel 23 Old Cougar carmaker, for short 24 Sci-fi author Isaac 25 Cry in a party card game 26 Great fear 27 Table in a dictionary 31 Tension 32 Pew, for one 33 “Neon” tank fish 37 Dessert akin to cobbler 38 Smartphone buy 41 It may be true-false 44 Book with many maps 48 Word in a Doris Day song title 49 Oh-so-sentimental 50 Big bother 51 Chief Pontiac’s people 53 Wall St. manipulator 55 “-- Abner” 56 Pro opposite 57 Tidy 58 Printed symphony, e.g. 63 Twistable treat 65 Dol. units 67 Pantheon member 68 Really happy 69 Dunking site 75 The Chiffons’ “He’s --”

78 Ambience 79 Hither and -80 Ship pole 84 Jailer 88 Flaky mineral 91 U.S. 66, e.g. 92 Rustic stopover 93 Spam may be in it 94 Plunder 96 Period in history 97 Cowgirl’s rope 100 Agenda, informally 103 Concert Steinway, say 105 The West Indies, e.g. 108 Brainpower stats 109 In need of medical care 110 From that place 111 Olds oldies 113 Brain twister 116 Theme of this puzzle 122 Mark-leaving swordsman 125 Utterance of amazement 126 Time of mammoths 127 Trails off 128 Rack up, as debt 129 Sense of self 130 Earth orbits it 131 “Dies --” (Latin hymn) 132 Lions, Tigers and Bears 133 Realty unit 134 Seasonal mall figures 135 Itty-bitty bits

DOWN 1 Packs firmly 2 Roger of film reviews 3 Often messing up 4 Lehrer’s old PBS partner 5 Arches over 6 Various items: Abbr. 7 Et -- (and others) 8 Golf’s “Champagne Tony” 9 Plunders 10 Visible 11 Canadian cop 12 Singer Crosby 13 Matty or Felipe of the diamond 14 Makes glum 15 Actress Swit 16 Previous to 17 Theta lead-in 18 Hip home 28 Applied to 29 Scull needs 30 Suffix with Wyoming 34 Scheme anew 35 Shoot for, with “to” 36 Fashioned 38 Invasion 39 River through Nebraska 40 Bear’s foot 42 Gillette -- II razor 43 Scarlett O’Hara’s plantation 44 Texas city 45 Bad smell 46 Had grub 47 Golfer Snead 52 Sweetened 54 Chicken cordon -59 Name for 130Across 60 In a lazy manner 61 Camera type, for short 62 “Cool” guys

64 Honshu sashes 66 130-Across is one 70 “I’ll take that as --” 71 Emailed, e.g. 72 Wish 73 Onetime big name in PCs 74 Hamburger toppings 75 Demon, e.g. 76 Dean of 102-Down books 77 Composition conclusion 81 Middle-school math class 82 Gobs 83 City near Lake Tahoe 85 Ill. neighbor 86 Egyptian symbol of life 87 Minus: Abbr. 89 El -- (hero of Spain) 90 Like Swiss mountains 95 -- Lankan 98 Childish fit 99 Affixes firmly 101 Range of hearing 102 Food intake 104 “That pleases me” 106 Agnus -- (Mass part) 107 Perfect-game feature 112 Comic actor -Baron Cohen 113 Makes uniform 114 “Oops, sorry” 115 Stubborn animals 117 Caroling tune 118 Full of energy 119 Harry Potter, for one 120 “... why -- thou forsaken me?” 121 Water, in Cuba 122 Nose flaw 123 Indivisible 124 LG rival


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better would be to see a true Cinderella Story, a 40-year-old club pro (from New Hampshire) qualify for and win at Quail Hollow. THAT would strike a real blow for diversity!

Sports Quiz Name two MLB teams that played in both the American and the National Leagues? (Answer follows) Born Today ... That is to say, sports standouts born on August 3

include NHL great Marcel Dionne (1951) and New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady (1977). Sportsquote “If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” -Jack Lemmon Sportsquiz Answer The Houston Astros played in the National League from 1962-2012. In 2013 they moved to the American League. They were known as the Houston Colt .45s prior to 1965. The Milwaukee Brewers moved from the American League to the National League in 1998. That franchise started as the Seattle Pilots in 1969 but moved to Milwaukee in 1970. State Representative Michael Moffett was a Professor of Sports Management for Plymouth State University and NHTI-Concord. He coauthored the critically-acclaimed and award-winning “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back” (with the Marines)—which is available through Amazon.com. His e-mail address is mimoffett@comcast.net.


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Experience The Past, and Be Inspired By A Nation United

Among the over 14,000 items in our collection, see WWII military vehicles & weapons; a 1939-45 Time Tunnel; a real Victory Garden, Movie Theater & Army barracks; as well as period toys, books, music, clothingâ&#x20AC;Ś and MORE.

THE RON GOODGAME & DONNA CANNEY EDUCATION PROGRAM SERIES Tuesday, August 8, 7 - 8 p.m. The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Land Army of America. Lecture by Linda Shenton Matchett Tuesday, August 15, 7 - 8 p.m. Boomtown, Portsmouth: The World War II Transformation of a Quiet New England Seaport. Lecture and book signing by author Rodney Watterson Tuesday, August 22, 7 - 8 p.m. Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence. Lecture and book signing by author Paul Levy. Tuesday, August 29, 7 - 8 p.m. Miss Fortuneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Last Mission. Lecture and book signing by co-author John Hartley Torrison Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Remembering Pearl Harbor. A screening of Tim Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest documentary ďŹ lm, narrated by Tom Selleck. Presented by the ďŹ lm maker, Tim Gray Note: This ďŹ lm is 84 minutes long and begins at 6:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 7 - 8 p.m. The Holocaust: the Twisted Road to Auschwitz. Lecture by Tom White Tuesday, September 19, 7 - 8 p.m. John Winant: New Hampshire Man of the World. Lecture by Richard Hess. Note: This program is free, thanks to funding by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Tuesday, September 26, 7 - 8 p.m. The Zimmermann Telegram, 1917. Lecture by Professor Douglas Wheeler Tuesday, October 10, 7 - 8 p.m. The Middle East. Lecture by Mohamed Defaa. Note: This program is free, thanks to funding by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Tuesday, October 17, 7 - 8 p.m. When Women Played Baseball: The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose. Lecture and book signing by author Barbara Gregorich.

Admission $8. per person; free for Wright Museum members. Reservations recommended, call 603569-1212 for more info. Doors open 1 hour before the program begins. www.wrightmuseum.org.



5th Annual

Cruise in to the Wright

Saturday, Aug.19TH tBNQN

ON EXHIBIT FROM JULY 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OCTOBER 31, 2017 One hundred and sixteen large-format photographs focusing on the real lives of American soldiers through the nine major conflicts America has fought since 1861. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on this extraordinary exhibit seen by over 1 million visitors and now at Wolfeboroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WRIGHT MUSEUM OF WORLD WAR II. Sponsored in part by Two International Group With Contributions from Pratt&Whitney and Shaun and Ellen Berry And Matrix Business Concepts LLC, Brian Allen, Financial Focus and Northeast Delta Dental and the Wright Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Directors

The Wright Museum will host the Fifth Annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cruise in to the Wrightâ&#x20AC;? antique auto and motorcycle show/ cruise-in featuring original antique and classic motorcycles and cars. Live music performances from noon to 2pm and food will be available for purchase. Regular museum admission admits you to both the car show and the Museum. The Cruise-in is limited to 100 vehicles. Call 603-569-1212 or visit www. WrightMuseum.org for additional information or to register a vehicle in the event. Parking for this event will be off site in nearby municipal lots. This event made possible with contributions from Sunday Paving & Sealing Sponsors: Calico Graphics and Bartlett Tree Experts

Visit WrightMuseum.org for a complete list of events & exhibits! Ask Abo st st O MUSEUM OPEN DAILY May 1 thru Oct. 31 ur Annuut a

mem l gift mebmerships & bership Show AAA card for s 10% discount on adult admission fees.

Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, 10am-4pm â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday, Noon-4pm

ADMISSION Museum Members - Free | Adults $10.00 RATES: Children (5-17) $6.00 / (4 and under) Free All Military and Seniors (60 and over) $8.00

603-569-1212 â&#x20AC;˘ www.WrightMuseum.org â&#x20AC;˘ 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH

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