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Application deadline is Jan. 29 for N.H. Electric Cooperative Board

PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Co-op) interested in being considered for nomination to the Board of Directors should submit their material to the Nominating Committee by 4:30 p.m. on January 29. More information is available on the Board of Directors page at the NHEC web site (www.nhec.coop).

"The Co-op seeks highly qualified members with diverse personal, professional and geographical backgrounds, as well as broad education and experience," says Fred Anderson, President/CEO at the Co-op. "As a member-owned, non-profit organization, serving on the Board of Directors is one of the ways members have a direct impact on how this democratically controlled organization is run. It is an important and rewarding job."

Board members are elected to three-year terms. Four of the 11 seats are up for election this year. Election ballots will be mailed to all members in May. Winners will be seated at the Annual Meeting of Members, Tuesday, June 16.

The Nominating Committee meets numerous times to review the applications and interview candidates for the Board of Directors. After completing the process, they nominate a slate of candidates to be included on the ballot. The candidates selected will be identified on the ballot as having been nominated by the Nominating Committee.
If you are interested in applying, contact Sharon Yeaton at 603-536-8801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a candidate packet.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:53

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Moultonborough Lions trained for Operation KidSight

MOULTONBOROUGH — Seven members of the Moultonborough Lions Club attended a training session in Concord, along with fellow Lions from all over the state of New Hampshire, to get a better understanding of the Operations KidSight Program (OKS) and to get some hands on experience with the Spot Vision Screener.

Thanks to a $53,000 matching grant from Lions International 15 Spot Vision Screeners have been purchased to be shared among the clubs, bringing the total number of screeners to 19.

Lion Mark Cotrupi has volunteered to coordinate the OKS program for the Moultonborough Lions Club.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:44

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Line dancing class offered by Laconia Adult Education

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering an eight week Line Dancing class beginning on Thursday, January 29. The class will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Laconia High School.

Line dancing offers a host of health benefits for both the young and old. It is the gateway to learn all other forms of dancing with a wide variety of music including pop, Latin, swing, hip hop, and country. Contrary to other forms of exercise, line dancing is more social and can be performed without a partner.

Aside from being a low impact cardio program, line dancing can reduce stress, increase energy, improve strength, decrease blood pressure, increases flexibility and balance and controls weight gain.

"It's a more relaxed way of dancing" says George Maloof, the instructor. "Not like ballroom where emphasis is placed on form and posture. Line dancing is an attitude and there are no rigid rules or right and wrong way of doing it".

For more information or to register call the Laconia Adult Education at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:38

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Enrichment courses offered in Laconia

LACONIA — Peggy Selig, Program Director for Laconia Adult Education says that a exciting enrichment courses are being offered in Winter Semester 2015.

Enrichment classes are scheduled to begin the week of January 26-29, 2015.. Fly Tying, Belly Dancing, SolidWorks: Mechanical Design Basics, Welding, Gluten Free Cooking, Yoga, Quilting, Drawing, Sports Massage, Line Dancing, Water Color Painting, Dog Obedience, and Computer classes are just a few of the courses offered.

People can prepare for the SAT or the HiSET(High School Equivalency Test), attend Laconia Academy to get a high school diploma, or enjoy the evening Wine Tasting Seminar and Gourmet Dinner.

Computer classes for the computer illiterate are offered in addition to Microsoft Office Basics: Word and Excel. People can enhance their your photography skills by enrolling in a Beyond Basics Digital Photograph Class and Springtime Beginning and Intermediate Golf Lessons will also be offered outdoors at Laconia Country Club.

Algebra I, Chemistry & Lab or Human Biology & Lab are all available for pre-nursing students. A free Reiki seminar is offered in addition to Reiki Level I and Reiki Level II Certification. Learn to speak, read, write and understand English for those individuals living in the Lakes Region from a foreign country. The classes are free and meet Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for eleven (11) weeks.

Laconia Academy, the adult high school diploma program, enables anyone wishing to return to the classroom at night, the chance to earn a high school diploma. Classes meet from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday nights. A high school transcript from the last school attended is required. Credit is given for those courses successfully passed. Life experience credits are also given for work and military service. Laconia Academy is also approved for anyone eligible for Veterans' Benefits.

Laconia Academy also enables In-School Youths, lacking the proper number of credits to graduate in June 2015 with their class, to enroll and take courses. Permission is needed from the principal of the sending school in order for an in-school youth to enroll at Laconia Academy.

Bank of NH is providing limited Scholarship help to residents of Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Plymouth and Bristol, wishing to attend Laconia Academy and get a High School Diploma. Financial need must be demonstrated. The Adult Success Program through a Grant from the NH Charitable and the Pardoe Foundation will also provide very limited scholarship help depending on demonstrated financial need.

The High School Equivalency (HiSET) Preparation classes are due to start on Tuesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 15 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for an 11 week semester. The HiSET Test offers adults a quick way to gain a secondary completion. The HISET Test is given by appointment only and individuals must be 18 years of age or older to take the HISET Test.  A Daytime HISET Program is also available Monday through Thursday from 9:00am – 2:00pm. This Program is free. Information can be obtained by calling the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

The Adult Tutorial Program for Belknap County helps non-reading adults learn to read, write, and do simple mathematical computations needed for everyday life. The Tutorial Program also needs tutors who are willing to help people learn to speak, read and write English as a second language. Volunteer tutors are also needed to be trained to work on a one-to-one basis with adult students who cannot read and need to improve their reading skills.

Call 524-5712 or stop by the Adult Education Office located in Room #108 at Laconia High School for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:01

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