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Patricia Prescott Named 2013 Patricia Prescott Named Franklin BPW's Woman of Achievement

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Business and Professional Women (BPW) recently received a record number of nominations for  this year's Woman of Achievement. Patricia Prescott was chosen from nominees who are outstanding in their career, lend assistance to other women in their advancement, give guidance to youth and young career women and provide leadership and advancement to Central New Hampshire.

Prescott was celebrated for her outstanding 19-year career in the Franklin School District where she began as an 8th Grade Teacher's Assistant at Franklin Middle School. After deciding to further her education to become a Special Education teacher, she continued her career at both Paul Smith and Rowell Elementary Schools.

For the past 13 years, Prescott has been the Program Director for Franklin High School's School to Work Program, working with at-risk youth. This job and career development program offers eligible students a unique, hands-on approach to academic instruction and pre-employment work while building many skill and increasing maturity. Prescott leads the students through job and career shadowing, job and career internships, leadership activities, experience running a retail business (Campus Creations/Franklin High School's school store), and adult mentoring and summer program employment. She gives guidance, leadership, and mentoring to Franklin youth who may have otherwise not graduated high school, and attained the skills necessary to obtain employment and pursue a career. Additionally, she has assisted many youth in overcoming their own personal barriers, which may have prevented them from becoming productive members of the community and reaching their own personal goals.

rescott created Campus Creations, a non-profit, retail business that is operated by the School to Work students, allowing them to experience running an actual business. Campus Creations expanded from its storefront downtown to its larger presence at Franklin High School, making it more convenient for students and staff to purchase school spirit items, school supplies and other everyday items. Proceeds are used to improve and sustain the store operation. This retail business provides the School to Work Program students with a hands-on opportunity that includes employment skill competencies.

This year's Woman of Achievement celebration was sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank; the presentation bouquet and floral centerpiece arrangements were provided by Marshall's Florists. The Franklin BPW, established in 1948, has annually honored a distinguished Woman of Achievement since 1968.

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Wayne G. 'Bud' Kelley, Jr., 65

SPRINGS, Penn. — Wayne "Bud" George Kelley, Jr., 65, of Springs, PA, formerly of Moultonborough and Meredith, NH, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, after a long illness, at WMHS Regional Medical Center, Cumberland, MD. Born November 27, 1947, in West Stewartstown, NH, he was the son of the late Wayne and Ruth (Shute) Kelley, Sr. He was also predeceased by a brother, Terry Kelley and a nephew, Todd Keyser. Mr. Kelley was the project manager for Hazen and Sawyer, New York, NY and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Grantsville, MD, Knights of Columbus, Queen City Antique Auto Club, Quad-State Bodgers and Grantsville Rotary Club, where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He is survived by his wife, Donna A. (Wilhelm) Kelley; a son, Wayne Kelley, III, and companion Jennifer Lianos, Moultonborough, NH; a daughter, Lisa Kelley Haigh and husband, Adam, Alpharetta, GA ; a step-son, Aaron Holler and wife, Jennifer, Delmar, MD; two step-daughters, Alena McKenzie and Lucinda Brenneman, both of Meyersdale, PA; a brother, Clifton Kelley and wife, Linda, two sisters, Sylvia Kelley Keyser and husband, Dillman (Sonny), Moultonborough, NH; Janet Kelley Brown and husband, Hugh, Keene, NH; three grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Newman Funeral Home and St. Ann Church. Military rites were accorded. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Dinner & show for Senior Moment-um on Nov. 14

GILFORD– The Gilford Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the GHS Interact Club and GHS Performing Arts, is sponsoring a Dinner and Theatre evening for participants of the Senior Moment-um Program on Thursday, November 14. Participants will meet in the Gilford High School Lobby at 5 p.m. to enjoy a chicken and broccoli alfredo dinner put on courtesy of the High School Interact Club.

Following dinner participants will head into the Auditorium to watch the High School's performance of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". There is no fee for this program, but space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come basis.

Participants must RSVP no later noon on Friday, November 8. For more information or to RSVP please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.

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Winners announced for Meredith Scarecrow Contest

MEREDITH — Twenty businesses and organizations in Meredith put their scariest, creative and best business related scarecrows on display for the Greater Meredith Program's 2013 annual scarecrow contest and the winners have been announced.

The Meredith Historical Society received the Scariest Scarecrow Award. There was a tie for the Best Business-Related Award, between Kara's Café & Cakery and Meredith Bay Colony Club. Another tie resulted in the Meredith Public Library and Meredith Village Savings Bank, Rt.104 branch, winning the Creative Award. Laconia Harley Davidson won the Favorite Award from those participating in the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt.

Judges for the event were Linda French, Consultant, Vynn Hale, owner of VynnArt Gallery and Bev Lapham, GMP Board member. The GMP Promotion Committee organized the "Spooktacular" events guide for Meredith.

Those businesses competing in the contest were Church Landing, Laconia Harley-Davidson, Lovering Volvo, Meredith Bay Colony Club, Forestview Manor, Moulton Farm, Ben &Jerry's Ice Cream, Kara's Café, Edward Jones Investment, Meredith Historical Society, Meredith Public Library, Visiting Nurses of Meredith & Center Harbor, Meredith Community Center, AJ's Bait and Tackle, Four Season's Southby's Realty, Frog Rock Tavern, Moulton's Farm, Taylor's Country Style Restaurant and Robert Kozlow, DDS. GMP Executive Director, Liz Lapham, expressed her thanks to all the businesses who participated.

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