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Gilford Youth Baseball Holding Invitational Tournament

GILFORD — This weekend, June 6th-8th, Gilford Youth Baseball will be hosting its 3rd Annual 12U/10U Invitational Tournament. Pool-play games will be played all weekend, with the top 2 finishers in each division facing off in championship games Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

Games will be played at Francoeur Field and Stonewall Park in Gilford. The Gilford 10U All Star team looks to build on an already strong start, after its 2nd place finish in Farmington on Memorial Day Weekend. The Gilford 12U team will be seeing its first tournament action in the run to the District 6 Championships.

Concession stands at both locations will be serving up all the usual favorites throughout the weekend. For the complete tournament schedule go to www.gilfordbaseball.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:40

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Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Havenstein in Barnstead Tuesday

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has announced their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

In an on-going series of "Meet the Candidates Nights", the next meeting of BARC'G will feature Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Havenstein of Alton. Walt, a charter member of BARC'G and the former CEO of BAE Systems in Nashua, will share his reasons for running for Governor, and his position on the issues that are front and center here in New Hampshire. Before taking on Governor Hassan in the November election, Walt will first have to prevail in the September 9 Republican Primary versus Andrew Hemingway who spoke a couple of months ago at BARC'G.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.

Per the usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner or who wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

The committee reminds people to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:28

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100% Pass Rate for Huot LNA Students for 4th straight year

LACONIA — For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, the Huot Career and Technical Center has earned a 100% pass rate on the state Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) examination.

This year sixteen students from schools across the Lakes Region took part in the Nurse Assistant program at the Huot Center. The program prepares students for a variety of health careers with the Nursing Assistant (NA) curriculum being a cornerstone of the program. Instructor Gina McGuire could not be more pleased with her students, "I'm so honored to be a part of this program that allows me to not only give back to the profession of Nursing that I love so much, but to be a guiding force for students to realize their potential that leads them to a career in health care right out of high school."

Students choosing to pursue NA licensure must follow a more rigorous schedule than typically required of high school students. This includes coming in early and on weekends to complete sixty-five required "clinical hours". Unlike typical high school classes, the NA program must follow the strict guidelines of the NH Board of Nursing. Additionally, many of the clinical sites where students work require them to pass additional screenings before interacting with patients.

For these students, the benefits of becoming an LNA far outweigh the extra work required. LNAs typically start at hourly wage of $11-$12/hour, which is much above the typical minimum wage earned by recent high school graduates. Many program alumni will also use this certification to help pay their way through nursing school in pursuit of becoming a registered nurses or other health career professionals.
The Huot Center will acknowledge these and other talented students at their annual Awards Night on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:21

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Red Sox Ticket auction benefits Got Lunch!

LACONIA — GOT LUNCH! Laconia is auctioning off 4 Red Sox vs. Orioles Box seat tickets for a September 8 game at 7:10 p.m.

WLNH 98.3 will be auctioning off these four tickets June 6–June 9th. All the proceeds from the auction will go to support GOT LUNCH! Laconia; the local community collaborative that delivers healthy groceries to children during the summer months.

To place your bid, go to the WLNH facebook page and put your bid in the comment box under the picture posted: www.facebook.com/983LNH Bidding will close at 10 a.m. Monday June 9. The seats are in Loge Box 162, LL – behind third base and valued at $70 each and are very hard to get.

Davis and Towle Group Insurance and Financial Services donated the tickets.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:14

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