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Police Commission & city face challenges & I'm ready to serve

To The Daily Sun,

My name is Jonathan Muller and I am running for one of the Police Commission positions for the City of Laconia.

I am running for this position to give back to my community, and apply my skill of thinking outside the box to the challenging issues facing the Police Commission and city. This would include issues surrounding mental health, addiction, homelessness, a changing workforce and fully staffing the Police Department.

I have been a resident of Laconia since 1976, attending city schools and then graduating from New Hampton Prep in 1994 and Plymouth State University in 1999. I am a past board member of the N.H. Landscape Association and past trustee of The Winnipesaukee Yacht Club.

As a long-term resident of the city, I have an understanding of the changes which have taken place which I bolstered more recently by riding with LPD Officers on all shifts.

I chose Laconia to start my landscaping business and a family. My wife and I saw the value and beauty of this city and all it had to offer. My business is now in its 17th year of successful operation, our children attend local schools and my wife works for LRGHealthcare.

I believe I have the necessary skills and experience to fulfill the demands of this position. I am looking to give back to my community that has given so much to me and my family. Please consider voting for me on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Jonathan Muller

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Meredith Free Will Baptist Church in crisis; need your voice

To The Daily Sun,

The Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church is in a very serious situation. The minister has retired with health issues. Our senior trustee, Herman Kimball, is deceased. At the present time, our deacon and moderator, Don Kimball, is conducting the administration of the church with interim pastors and music. This is causing a difficult state of  transition. Decisions must be made concerning the life of this church. The by-laws as written state the members are the decision-makers for the continuation of the life of this church.

Therefore, it is necessary for all past and present members to make their decision known to our deacons, Don and Bonnie Kimball, at 603-279-7775. It is imperative to respond as soon as possible. A formal letter could not be sent to each member due to the fact that the list was lost.

Since 1810 this church has been the heart and soul of this community. With baptisms, weddings, funerals, as well as weekly Sunday services, the Meredith Center Free Will Baptist Church has served with pride and honor. The thought of allowing this institution to slide into oblivion is untenable. In this present time of instability in the world, what better place to seek answers of truth for our faith in the future.

Please respond to this request. May the voices of past and present members be heard loud and clear for the future of this church.

They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles. Isiah 40:31

Bob Franks


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