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Robert R. Sousa, 40

WEST LEBANON — Robert R. Sousa died at his home on February 26, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born on January 24, 1974. Rob was predeceased by his mother Brenda M. (Akerman) Sousa of Canaan, and his grandfather James Sousa of Canaan. He is survived by his father Ronald J. Sousa and his wife Gail Souse of Canaan, Rob's wife Michelle and her two children. He also leaves behind his daughter Skyler of Concord and his twin brother Randall Sousa of West Lebanon, Jennie Sousa of Canaan, his parental grandmother; his maternal grandfather Robert Akerman and his wife Brenda of Alexandria, many cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

Rob grew up in Canaan, he graduated from Mascoma High School, class of 1993. He worked at Kleen Laundry and UniFirst. Rob loved NASCAR. He and his family enjoyed vacations in Florida and going to the races, Disney, Daytona Beach, and Sea World. He especially loved camping with his grandparents in Rumney and over at his mom's property in Alexandria. He also loved going to Springfield, Massachusetts to the Big E. He loved fishing and hunting and being outdoors. He, his mom and brother spent time at his grandparents' in Alexandria on the farm. He loved his dogs, Max and Daisy. Rob will be very missed by his friends and family.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Enfield, NH on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 12 to 3 p.m. A graveside committal service will be announced in the spring at Wells Cemetery in Canaan. Condolences may be expressed through an online guest book by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Laconia Adult Education Offers Dog Obedience Classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering Beginner and Advanced Dog Obedience classes starting on Wednesday, March 12.

Classes will meet for eight (8) weeks in the Woodland Heights Elementary School Gym in Laconia. The Beginner Class will meet from 6-7 p.m. and the Advanced Class from 7-8 p.m., announced Peggy Selig, Program Director. The classes will be taught by John and Carolyn Bancroft.

No dog is too young, too small nor too old to enter the Beginner Dog Obedience Class. Your dog will learn to walk beside you on the leash without pulling, come when called, sit, lie down, stand, and stay where you command it to stay. Owners will also learn how to communicate with their pets.
The Advanced Dog Obedience Class is designed for those dogs who are ready to begin training off a leash, learning verbal and hand signals. Your dog will learn to interact with other dogs, but pay attention to your instructions. This class also prepares pet handlers and their dogs to enter the obedience trials and show rings.
All dogs must be current with Rabies and Distempter Shots. Documentation must be provided prior to registration. To register for the Dog Obedience classes call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:45

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Sandy Cleary Wins Outstanding Women in Business Award

MOULTONBOROUGH — Sandy Cleary, President of CruCon Cruise Outlet in Moultonborough, was presented with the 2014 Outstanding Women in Business Award from New Hampshire Business Review. The Outstanding Women In Business Award celebrates the achievements of six women across New Hampshire's business community with nominations detailing the candidate's excellent leadership, work ethic and passion for their various industries.
Cleary's leadership and goal-oriented focus has brought CruCon to a new level of Superior Customer Service and earned them a number of awards in 2013 for their achievements. Her nomination detailed her work on advocating for women in business, her enthusiasm for community involvement and her inspiration as a role model for future business men and women in New Hampshire.
In addition to the Outstanding Women in Business Award, Cleary was also presented with the C-Beyond Award, which is presented by Centrix Bank each year to an individual who portrays a strong belief in entrepreneurism, building strong partnerships within their business and community as well as a forward thinking mindset. "It's an honor to be recognized for the work that my team and I have accomplished. While we have received many national awards, receiving this award in our own backyard is just that much more meaningful." said Cleary.
CruCon Cruise Outlet is an award-winning travel agency that specializes in cruise travel. Since 1995, the CruCon Cruise Outlet team has provided a concierge level of service and complete travel booking assistance on all the major cruise lines. They are members of the National Association Cruise Oriented Agencies, Cruise Lines International Association and the American Society of Travel Agents. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:46

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NH Humane Society Rabies Clinic March 8

LACONIA — New Hampshire Humane Society will host their annual Spring Rabies & Microchip Clinic on Saturday March 8 at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia.

New Hampshire State law stipulates all cats and dogs require rabies vaccination and periodic boosters to ensure protection. While this 'zoonotic' disease is generally contained within the wild kingdom by predators, the very real possibility of jumping that natural barrier via the family dog, or cat exists.

The NHHS rabies clinic will be open to anyone with a kitten or puppy older than 12 weeks of age, or adult cat or dog needing the vaccine. Cats must be in a carrier, and dogs on a leash to ensure safety. The cost per animal will be $12 per vaccine.
Micro-chipping service will so be offered at the clinic for a per animal fee of just $25.
Vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis, no appointment necessary, but plan ahead if you intend to bring multiple pets – allow extra time for check in and certificate information to be gathered.

New Hampshire Humane Society is the oldest shelter in New Hampshire and provides many community based programs such as the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (S.N.A.P) - available for folks to access low cost sterilization services for their companion animals. Fees are deeply discounted to help people afford the surgery.
To apply to the program for help, contact NHHS at 524-3252 for an application.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:43

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