To The Daily Sun,
Important deadlines are fast approaching!
If you want to change your party affiliation prior to the State Primary Election on September 9, Tuesday, June 3, is the last day to do so. It is also the last day to register to vote if you are planning to run for elective office in 2014.
Then, beginning June 4 and running until June 13, comes the filing period for state elective offices.
It costs $2 to file for N.H. State Rep. and you do so at your town or city clerk's office. The only day that registration must be in person is the last day: June 13.
All other state office seekers must file their paperwork with the Secretary of State's office in Concord.
I urge any Democrat thinking of running to stop thinking and sign up!! And I urge any Democrat who has questions about running to contact me ASAP at 491-6913.
Kate Miller, Chair
Belknap County Democrats
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:36
To The Daily Sun,
Do you realize that 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner, our National Anthem. The words were written by Francis Scott Key on the morning of September 14, 1814 at the Battle of Fort McHenry. To celebrate this milestone, the Smithsonian Institution is coordinating a nationwide event on Flag Day, June 14. At 4:00 p.m. (EDT), people across the country are encouraged to gather to sing the first (of four) verse of the National Anthem. The theme is "Raise It Up! Anthem for America". You can get more information on-line at AnthemforAmerica.si.edu . This is also an opportunity to learn more about the Anthem's history. What prompted Key to write these words? Where did the tune originate? How many stars and stripes are there on the "Star Spangled Banner" flag? Who actually made the flag? Etc.
I would encourage individuals, groups and organizations, businesses, towns and cities, community groups, schools, media, etc. to participate in this event. And to also consider researching and disseminating the story of the Anthem and the flag. Let's all "Raise It Up – Anthem for America".
I'll be listening for your support on Flag Day.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:33
To The Daily Sun
Waking up to news today, May 28, is a real wake up. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (John McCain, Jr. she might also be) is endorsing Scott Brown. All we need, another southern-tier N.H. senator who takes the positions of a Western U.S. senator! Representation is intended to be geographical, with reason. The needs of the West are different from the needs of our New Hampshire. Ayotte, hoping to score a political career, ditto-marks John McCain. Would we want ditto-mark, ditto-mark — what we'd get if Scott Brown also "represents" New Hampshire?
New Hampshire Republicans would do better to look at N.H. candidates for their nominee. New Hampshire needs are particular to New Hampshire.
Lynn Rudmin Chong
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:28
To The Daily Sun,
The Belknap County Nursing Home is the best place for caring people. It is one big family. Anyone who comes here will find out that love and care are number one. New people become a family member right away.
The aids do things that other people would not do. Examples: A. They change bed pans, B. wash patients, C. feed them, D. comfort them. This takes very special people. Thank you to all who give me such excellent care.
When we have activity, these people are just great and outdo themselves. For an example, we had a Hawaiian Luau. Boy that was great, thank you. It was great.
The food is great and the people who serve us are excellent. The administration has the best people, who understanding and are caring and helpful to all who live here.
Please support all these people. Belknap County Nursing Home is the place to be for great care and love.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:24
To The Daily Sun,
In my efforts to meet and talk to as many people as possible before a possible run for the Statehouse, I attended two ceremonies on Memorial Day. Moultonborough had a wonderful parade up Route 25 to a ceremony at the Town Hall. Speakers honored our selfless veterans who have defended our land and brought us the gift of a peaceful and safe nation.
In Sandwich, the theme was similar with a wonderful, moving poem by Jan Goldman, describing the service of her family's veterans since 1918. The keynote speaker, an Army colonel by the name of Major Larowe, also paid homage to the men and women who gave their last measure of devotion. However, he took the opportunity to provide our veterans with important and practical advice.
He recommended all veterans prepare and update their wills. If you have a trust that was prepared when you left the service, have it updated by an attorney to meet today's tax laws. Consider buying long-term-care insurance for yourself and your spouse. Three years of insurance for men and five years for women.
If you are eligible for Tri-Care for Life, find your DD Form 214, make copies and attach it to your last will and testament. You should also establish your eligibility to be buried at a veteran's cemetery, beforehand, by contacting the cemetery's sexton.
And finally, if you think you are eligible for VA benefits because of a service-connected liability, establish your benefits immediately. The local VFW or American Legion can provide assistance.
If you are a veteran, you deserve all the benefits coming to you. I would also encourage you to follow Colonel Larowe's advice.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:22