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Meredith Legion Post hosting meat bingo event to help ‘Send an old marine back to Iwo Jima’

MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 in Meredith is hosting a Meat Bingo event on Saturday June 14, at 3 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith. The event is sponsored by the American Legion.
The purpose for this benefit is to send Jack back to Iwo Jima. Jack is a 90 year old Marine veteran who made five amphibious landings on the Japanese held Pacific islands during WWII. Jack came through it all alive against great odds. He put the war behind him, married, built a home, raised a family, but he always wanted to go back and pay tribute to the many brothers in arms he left in the Far East.

Jack cannot afford the trip himself, being on a pension with his wife in in constant care facility. The trip is planned for August 2015 and since Jack is in fine health he should have no trouble making it. Lee Marvin's widow will be on the same trip. We need to raise approximately $8,000 more of the $10,000 total for the trip. You can also go to www.gofundme.com and search for "Send an old marine back to Iwo Jima".

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:12

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Lakes Region Zonta Club Supports Aerospace Academy

GILFORD — The Zonta Club of the Lakes Region recently made a donation to the WinnAero Aerospace Career Education Academy to assist in underwriting scholarships for youngsters attending this summer's Academy.

The Academy, co-sponsored by the Laconia Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration, holds sessions each summer to make students aware of the variety of career available in the aerospace industry. The activities expose students to aerospace activities and underscore the interrelationship of science, technology, engineering and math in aerospace careers. This summer's academy is scheduled for July 28– August 1 for 6th through 12th grade youngsters and August 4-8 for 3rd through 5th graders.

Academy faculty include a distinguished group of NH certified educators with over 80 years of collective teaching experience in related technology fields, headed up by Director Dan Caron, 2004 Air Force Association McAuliffe Teacher of the Year and 2014 CAP Teacher of the Year.

Applications and tuition information are available at htpp://www.winnaero.org/.
The Lakes Region Zonta Club is proud to support this local educational endeavor for youngsters with talent and interest in the fields of technology, math and science. The Zonta International organization and the Lakes Region Club have long supported women seeking careers in aerospace related fields through the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships granted annual to 35 young women pursuing doctoral studies in a related field.

The fellowship program was established in 1938 after the disappearance in the South Pacific of the famed aviator who was a Zonta member. To date Zonta International has awarded 1403 fellowships totally $8.3 million to women from 68 countries. More information about Zonta International and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program and be obtained by visiting the website at www.zonta.org.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:04

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Moccasin Creek concert at Backwoods Farm in Rumney

RUMNEY — Moccasin Creek along with #TEAMGILLIGAF will be playing a live concert on Saturday, July 19 at Backwoods Farm.
Tickets are on sale now on their website. www.backwoodsfarmnh.com.

This will be the first Nottheast  appearance of Moccasin Creek. Check out their website and Hits List at www.moccasincreekmusic.com/
For more info on event or to order tickets call 603-294-6292 or stop by the farm located at 470 Route 25, Rumney.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 06:53

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Speare Hospital celebrates wound care week

PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital's Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, a member of the Healogics network, is currently participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6.

One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers; The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify patients that may benefit from advanced wound care.

Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb.

"In the three months since opening, the Wound Care Center has already had a positive impact on the Plymouth regional community," says Katie Wood Hedberg, APRN, program director and clinical coordinator for Speare's Wound Care Center. "We've seen a number of patients with excellent results, including those who have needed the hyperbaric chambers. Not having to travel is one of the biggest benefits our patients are noting about having the Wound Care Center her at Speare."

"There are many patients living with non-healing wounds who are unaware of treatments available in their local communities," said D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Director for Healogics, Inc. Covington goes on to say, "Adjunctive therapies for appropriate patients can help heal wounds faster than traditional methods. We want to make advanced wound care available to all patients who would benefit but we must educate the communities we serve about the services we offer."

People with wounds that have not improved with traditional methods of treatment in four weeks may benefit from a visit to The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital. To schedule an appointment, please call 603-481-8780.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 06:50

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