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Ballots for directors’ election mailed to NH Co-op members


PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) are receiving ballots by mail as voting opens for three seats on the company's Board of Directors.

Members have until Wednesday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m. to return their completed ballots to NHEC headquarters in Plymouth. A postage-paid return envelope is included in the ballot mailing. Winners of the Board election will be announced at the 75th Annual Meeting of Members, to be held June 3 at Prospect Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University. All Co-op members are welcome to attend.

Four candidates are seeking election this year to three seats on the Co-op's 11-member Board of Directors. All four candidates were nominated by the NHEC Nominating Committee, which reviews the qualifications of each candidate and recommends those it feels would best contribute to the successful operation of the Cooperative. All candidates are required to be members of the Cooperative.

This year's candidates selected by the Nominating Committee include incumbent Board members Joan Aubrey of Jackson, Harry Viens of Center Harbor and Bruce Wiggett of Plymouth. Also nominated was Michael Korthuis of Jackson, who has not previously served on the NHEC Board of Directors. NHEC members are receiving statements from the candidates in support of their candidacies along with a ballot.

Ballot counting will take place Thursday, May 29 at Co-op headquarters in Plymouth. Newly-elected Board members will be seated immediately following the Annual Meeting on June 3 and will serve three-year terms.

NHEC is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric distribution company serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

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Mock City Council meeting tonight at Franklin Elks

FRANKLIN — The 50th annual Youth and Government Week, sponsored by Franklin Elks Lodge #1280, Franklin city government  and Franklin High School will culminate this evening at the Elks Lodge where students will showcase what they have learned by holding a mock city council meeting.

Those students playing the role of the city council, who were elected by fellow students, got a close up view of how city government operates earlier this week, will tackle an agenda following a dinner at 6 p.m. which is put on by the Elks for all participants and their families.

During the kickoff on Tuesday the students received an overview of City Government from City Manager Elizabeth Dragon, City Department Heads and guest speakers, which included Franklin's Mayor Ken Merrifield, City Councilor George Dzujna and Legislative Representatives Leigh Webb, Scott Burns and Lori Carey.

''Franklin is one of the last few, if not the very last community still holding on to this longstanding tradition of Youth Government. It is important to carry on this tradition and keep our youth educated and engaged in government,'' said City Manager Dragon.


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Meredith Legion post sets Memorial Day program

MEREDITH — American Legion Post 33 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 26.

8 a.m. Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center, with service by Rev. Robert Lemieux

9 a.m. Meredith Village Cemetery, Rte. 3, with service by Rev. Dennis Audet

9:30 a.m. Assemble at Post 33 parking lot on Plymouth Street.

9:50 a.m. Parade to Library starts at Post 33.

10 a.m. Ceremony at Library with service by Rev. Brown

10:15 a.m. Ceremony at Swazey Cemetery, Lang Street with service by Post 33 Chaplain Henry Hall

10:30 a.m. Hesky Park band stand, with service by Rev. Russell Rowland

10:45 a.m. POW/MIA Memorial with speech by Bob Jones

11 a.m. Back to Post for ice cream for scouts and lunch for everyone and lunch for every one.

Honor Guard Band and members go to Center Harbor for their parade and ceremonies.

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10th annual Choose Franklin Day on Saturday to kick off with parade

FRANKLIN — The Tenth Annual Choose Franklin Community Day will be held on Saturday, May 10, rain or shine. This year's event, sponsored by Franklin Rotary, Franklin Savings Bank and Watts Water Technology, will take place at Odell Park, located on Memorial Street in downtown Franklin.

Activities will begin at 10 a.m. when booths, games, and food concessions open for the day. There will be a Wildlife Encounters show at 11 a.m. – shows are free courtesy of Hope Community Chapel. Karate demonstrations will be held at noon and the Franklin Public Library will sponsor a performance by award winning children's musician Steve Blunt at 1 p.m. at the Odell gazebo. In addition there will be a laser tag area, bounce houses, a climbing wall and bungee jump, along with children's games and activities throughout the day.

This year's parade/event theme is "Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Mother's Day". The parade will step off at Franklin High School at 10 a.m. and proceed easterly on Central Street to Smith Street where it will turn and continue to Odell Park.

The first one hundred moms to visit the info table at Odell Park (beginning at 10 a.m.) will receive a special memento of the day.

The fair continues until 2 p.m. and will include games, craft booths, food vendors, and entertainment. Many area service organizations and businesses will participate with raffles, giveaways, etc.

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