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Wolfeboro Libray screening documentary on January 30

WOLFEBORO — There will be a presentation of the award winning documentary “Fat Sick & Nearly Dead: a Joe Cross Film” on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library.

Joe Cross was one hundred pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids, suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, and he had reached the end of his rope. In the mirror he saw a 310 pound man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and he knew the path before him wouldn’t end well. With one foot in the grave Joe made it his personal mission to regain his health. “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” is the story of that journey.

With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with a juicer and generator in tow with one goal in mind: to get off his pills and get healthy. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, Joe travels 3,000 miles. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of a man who realizes that the only person who can save him is himself.

The film won the Audience Choice Award and the Turning Point Award at the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival and the Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Iowa Independent Film Festival.

There will be a discussion following the film and an opportunity to sample the juice that Joe used to restore his health. For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:39

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Inter-Lakes Fundraiser Remembers Cameron Coulstring

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes girls' basketball team will be hosting Moultonborough Academy on January 15.

The game will be played in memory of Cameron Coulstring, a beautiful elementary school student who the Inter-Lakes community lost last year due to bone cancer. At request of the family, the I-L vs MA girls basketball game will raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

With donations from local business in the community there will be a raffle with great prizes during the game. Students that have been diagnosed with or are survivors of cancer from across the Lakes Region will also be visiting to see the love, support, and pride that the community shares with them.

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DOT Commercial Vehicle Owner and Manager Refresher Training

LACONIA — Roy T. Roberts, Director of Occupational Health for LRGHealthcare, and Beth Johnson, Transportation Manager for Pike Industries, will be trainers at an upcoming DOT Commercial Vehicle Owner and Manager Refresher Training to be held on Wednesday, January 29 from 8 a.m. to noon (8AM-8:30 a.m. registration and 8:30 a.m.-noon program).

The training will be held at Pike Industries, Inc. located at 3 Eastgate Road in Belmont with a continental breakfast provided by Stafford Oil Company, Inc.

This free training is open to all interested in learning more about important topics such as compliance, safety and accountability of the DOT's new rating system, roadside inspections and preparedness, policies for compliance, maintenance programs, DOT medical exams (Is your doctor certified?), surviving an audit, and much more.

To register, contact Sarah Lapointe, Communications Associate for LRGHealthcare, at 524-3211, ext. 3804 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by Friday, January 24.

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Pre-nursing program offered by Laconia Academy

LACONIA —Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program, will be offering high school level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I/Accuplacer, Human Biology with a Lab courses beginning the week of January 13–16. These courses are required pre-requisites for anyone desiring to enter a nursing program.

In the Lakes Region area the interest and need is very high for people wanting to enter the nursing/health care profession, explained Peggy Selig, Program Director. The New Hampshire State Nursing Program requires a High School level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, and Human Biology with a Lab as entrance level courses for those people going into the nursing profession. It is also recommended that future nurses who have been out of high school for six years or more, take a refresher course in these subjects. There is a need for nurses in New Hampshire and these classes meet the entrance requirements for people wishing to become an RN or LPN. These required courses are also necessary for anyone desiring to become a Radiology Technician or going into Dental Hygiene.

Laconia Academy will be offering these classes over a 15 week period. Algebra I/Accuplacer, and Human Biology & Lab will meet from 6-9 p.m. The Chemistry with a Lab class will meet two nights per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. Each class is worth one high school credit. Chemistry will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting on Tuesday, January 14 and Thursday, January 16. Algebra I/Accuplacer will be held on Monday, January 13. Human Biology & Lab on Thursday evening, January 16.

Pre-registration is required in all four classes. Anyone interested in enrolling or obtaining more information should contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

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