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Lions Club provides eye screening at Moultonborough day care center



MOULTONBOROUGH — Members of the Moultonborough Lions Club were at Imaginations Day Care Center last Thursday conducting free vision screening tests on the children attending the center.

Thanks to a matching grant of $53,000 from Lions Clubs International Foundation, 15 Spot Vision Screeners were purchased for Operation KidSight. These screeners are to be shared between the 79 Lions Clubs in New Hampshire.

The screening takes just seconds, yet it will provide a comprehensive analysis that will enable one to make an informed decision about whether there is a need for follow-up diagnosis.

The screeners can detect indications of the following vision issues: near-sightedness, far-sightedness, unequal refractive power, blurred vision, pupil size deviations, and eye misalignment.

The "ultimate" goal is to screen all children in the State aged 6 months through grade 12 over the next few years. If one child's vision is improved as a result of these screenings, it will be worth the time and effort put into Operation KidSight.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:10

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Program at Taylor Community on Feb. 25 about planning a funeral

LACONIA — Lee Webster, director of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education and Advocacy, will present a free program on Wednesday, February 25 at 10 a.m. in Taylor Community's Woodside Building, covering various topics surrounding planning a funeral.

The average American funeral today can cost more than $10,000 and a cemetery burial adds even more. Instead of burdening loved ones to make uninformed financial decisions while under duress, take the time now to plan ahead to help your family know exactly what your wishes are.

The program will cover topics such as: planning for last wishes to be carried out; going over a family's legal rights and responsibilities; making a funeral meaningful without breaking the bank; getting only the services you need and want from the funeral director; integrating home funeral care with religious or spiritual beliefs; and home funeral and green burial options.

Webster is also president of the National Home Funeral Alliance and sits on the board of the Green Burial Council. She is a home funeral guide, conservationist, writer and speaker from the Lakes Region. To RSVP for the event, please call 524-5600.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:37

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Lenten Bible study on Saturdays at United Methodist Church in Gilford

GILFORD — The First United Methodist Church in Laconia-Gilford invites people to join its  Lenten Bible study aimed at helping people find ways to reconnect with the ancient practice of Sabbath keeping. Rev. Tom Getchell-Lacey will be leading the study using the book Sabbath Keeping: Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest by Lynn M. Baab as the resource.

The class will meet on Saturdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m. for six weeks, beginning on February 21. A donation of $15 is being asked to cover the cost of books. Those who would prefer to purchase the book electronically, may do so through Amazon. The books will be available through the church office.

Register for the class by calling the church office at 524-3289.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:25

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Altrusa serving community dinner in Meredith on Feb. 26

MEREDITH — The cooks of Altrusa of Meredith will be preparing another community dinner on Thursday February 26. Anyone in the community who would enjoy a nourishing home cooked meal in the company of others is welcome. The February dinner will feature fruit salad, meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans with cupcakes for dessert.
The February dinner, like previous ones, will be held at the 1st Congregational Church on Highland Street in Meredith. Dinner will be served at 5:30. Guests are asked not to arrive before 4:45. Seating is limited to 50, so only the first 50 guests can be served. Alison can answer any questions at 279-9918.
All ages are welcome. There is ample parking in the church parking lot and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Dinner is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The Altrusa International Foundation of Meredith, NH Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. Its fundraising efforts contribute to a better community through leadership, service, and partnerships. Community dinners are one of the ways in which Altrusa strives to improve the economic well-being and quality of life through their commitment to community service. For more information, please visit the following Meredith Altrusa website: www.altrusameredithnh.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:08

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