Salvation Army Turkey Plunge is fun way to make a difference

To The Daily Sun,

The 11th annual Turkey Plunge to benefit the local Salvation Army will take place at Opechee Cove Beach in Laconia on Saturday, Oct. 31 ... Halloween.

This is the second largest fundraiser event conducted each year by the Salvation Army and it needs your support. Specifically, we need school clubs, sports teams, businesses and church groups to sign up as a team representing your fans/group. A team can be two people or 50 people. All you have to do is talk it up with your friends and register for the Plunge at or by calling 524-1834.

Then, at 10 a.m. on Halloween, show up with your team in whatever crazy costumes you choose and prepare to enjoy a great event. This is a family fun event with lots of prizes, lots of laughs and good food to follow.

If you can't Plunge yourself, think about attending the luncheon held at Laconia Middle School at 1 p.m. right after the Plunge. It only costs you a $5 donation to enjoy chili, chowder and desserts from some of the area's finest restaurants and served by the Culinary Arts students of Lakes Region Community College. As always, there will be lots of door prizes for several lucky drawing winners.

Can't Plunge or come to the luncheon? No problem. You can take the Plunge in spirit and never get wet. Simply go on line or call the Salvation Army and make a donation to support a youth who wishes to take the Plunge. With your help, we can make a difference by supporting our local Salvation Army.

Don Morrissey


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Kathleen Connor (10-7) 335Tortuga Trail Trot on Nov. 1 is open to all ages and abilities

To the Daily Sun,

On Nov. 1, at 10 a.m., central New Hampshire will have the first running (or walking) of the Tortuga Trail Trot. The event will be on wooded trails at the Holderness School, have hand-crafted awards, music, food, costumes (optional and fun) with people from the local community, and beyond. This will be a meaningful day, for people of all ages and skills, with all profits going to the Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats. None of it however would be possible without the support of many generous people and businesses.

So please share in a shout-out of appreciation to the sponsors. At the four-ribbon level, Construx Inc., and the Holderness School; at the two-ribbon level, Speare Memorial Hospital, Concord Imaging Center, New Hampshire Electric Co-op, Sistas With Blistas, Cottage Bay Designs, Barn Works, and Community Clay Center; and at the one-ribbon level, Sharon Thorne Allstate Insurance, Bank of New Hampshire, Granite State Glass, and Lexian Management Associates. In addition to all of these folks, contributions were made by NAPA, Patty Stewart and Associates, Shokal Builders, Venture Printing, and several individuals.

The list of supporters does not end there, and at the risk of giving away surprises, we must share thanks to the yummy and satisfying contributions the trotters will enjoy at the event – Hannaford's, Newfound Grocery, Purple Pit, Café Monte Alto, Sweet Mountain Living, Dunkin Donuts, and Popcorn Passion. Trotters will also appreciate a multitude of prizes from local and regional businesses.

You can learn more about the details and sign up on line by checking out this link,

If you sign up before Oct. 16 you will receive a Tortuga Trail Trot Logo T-shirt and a discounted registration fee. Please join us! Share in the generosity of our sponsors, have healthy fun, and know that your participation will be making a difference in the lives of women moving from surviving to thriving with breast cancer.

Kathleen Connor
BJB Director of the Tortuga Trail Trot


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Obama’s war on police makes their job harder, which makes cities less safe

To The Daily Sun,

Just another weekend of unimaginable bloodshed and death in Chicago. Thirty-three shootings, 49 victims and eight shooting deaths between Sept. 18 and Sept. 20. Has anyone heard from our president? Perhaps he is busy arranging for the visit from the new celebrity teen with the phony homemade clock. Obama certainly has made lots of noise about that.

He certainly sits up and takes notice of the rare white on black shooting deaths. The "Black Lives Matter" groups continue to foment hate by telling the uninformed that white cops are combing neighborhoods just looking for young black men to shoot at. Liberal college professors continue to promote the crazy notion that we are, today, a "white supremacist nation".

Remember when President Obama said, "If I had a son, he would look like Trevon," after he was killed by "white Hispanic" George Zimmerman. Yet when 49 people are shot and eight are killed in our president's hometown, he has nothing to say. It is very difficult to fathom why. Sheriff David Clarke told Sean Hannity that if these awful tragedies had occurred because of a tornado, a state of emergency would have been declared and the national guard would have been called out. Instead, the sheriff says that all Chicago got from Mayor Rahm Emanuel was a shoulder shrug.

Sheriff Clarke then makes a stunning statement by declaring that black lives do not seem to matter in cases of black on black deaths. Well, what else can one infer when President Obama and Rahm Emanuel remain silent as the slaughter of black on black crime continues unabated in Chicago?

What can one infer when President Obama creates a war on the police, which makes their very difficult jobs almost impossible. Which in turn, makes the inner cities all the more unsafe. Progressive liberal "leftist" types think that handcuffing all police for the bad that the few do is safe, just and proper. They also think that if they just make guns less accessible to citizens with stricter gun control, then crime will go down because those who disobey gun laws will uh, suddenly obey gun laws?

Some have diagnosed modern day liberal types as so delusional as to be afflicted with some form of a mental disorder. When one looks at the "Black Lives Matter" movement and how black leadership pretends black on black deaths are rare, it is hard to dispute the lunacy of those actions, so devoid of decency and common sense. When one looks at the facts on gun control laws and yet modern-day liberals continue to think that guns are the problem and not the responsibility of the holder, then cognitive dysfunction must be considered.

John Lott's comprehensive data analysis on crime statistics and right to carry laws confirms the title of his book, "More Guns, Less Crime". Dana Loesch's book, "Hands Off My Gun", illuminates Lott's thesis while noting that gun control laws have historically been used to keep minority populations under control. Emily Miller's book, "Emily Gets Her Gun" is a sad, yet humorous narrative about a home invasion victim's journey through the bureaucratic maze to legally obtain a gun. Her book demystifies the Democratic politicians schemes to limit our Second Amendment rights and the mainstream media's collusion in that process.

What else can one conclude other than some form of mental instability must be at the core of a belief system that only cares about the loss of a black life when it occurs at the hands of a white person? Mr. President, we await an answer for your unconscionable and perverse silence in the deadly aftermath of another tragic weekend in your old home town. This level of irrational thought process is deadly to the survival of all black people and must be eradicated. Let's get a Republican into the White House forthwith. That would be the party that believes all lives matter, no matter what race, color or creed.

Russ Wiles

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Image in Kelly Ayotte’s ne-ewsletter implies pro-choice association

To the Daily Sun,

There never has been any question of Jeanne Shaheen's position on abortion. She is pro-abortion. Same with her buddy Hillary Clinton.

Gee, if Jeanne's daughter runs for governor, she could be running against Chris Sununu, son of John H. He says he is pro-choice. If Jeb! is the Republican nominee, he could be up against another abortion queen, Hillary.

And who is in a picture with Jeanne Shaheen congratulating New Hampshire's 2015 Angels in Adoption honorees, well it is Kelly Ayotte, reaching across the table of make-believe in an effort by Jeanne to prove she cares about the pre-born and recently born babies.
BTW, that picture is from Sen. Ayotte's E-newsletter of Oct. 7.

Niel Young



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President Obama is ‘transforming America’ into a ‘gun-free’ zone like Chicago

To The Daily Sun,

Oh, no! Absolutely incredible! Not another mass school shooting.

It sure is a good thing that two or three policemen, the first responders, were nearby at the time of this most recent incident in Oregon. They apparently were on patrol in the area, and were close enough to get there within minutes, and shoot the gunman dead almost as soon as they got there. It's too bad they hadn't been visiting the school and were actually inside the building for some reason a few minutes earlier. They could possibly have prevented some of those deaths if they had actually been on site, because they were able to kill the guy almost as soon as they arrived on scene. But in the time it took them to arrive, the gunman was able to shoot 20 people, killing 13.

It would even have been nice if some of the law-abiding teachers and/or students who were already there, had been allowed to carry their own weapons,concealed; people who would have already passed background checks, as well as demonstrate good character, knowledge and competence. But federal law prohibits that, because schools are required to be gun-free zones.

We wonder why so many mass shootings take place in schools, or in movie theaters, or hospitals. If it were you who wanted to commit this type of heinous crime, would you decide that a good place to do it would be a police station, or a gun store, or a National Guard Armory. Of course not! Why not?

If you wanted to take the most effective steps you could take to protect your home from a middle-of-the-night "home invader", or some other bad guy with a gun, would it make a lot of sense to put a sign on your front lawn that says, "Gun free zone — no guns allowed".

Obama came out in the first few hours after this terrible crime to politicize this horrible tragedy, to publicly repeat his ridiculous, unlawful and unconstitutional call for fewer guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.

"Last weekend alone, Mr. President, over 50 people were shot on the streets of Chicago, your home town. Chicago has the most restrictive gun laws in the country. No concealed carry for the law-abiding folks there, Mr. President. No sir! No privately owned guns in cars; no privately owned guns at home. Yet the most gun crime per geographic area in the country is committed in Chicago.

If Obama and Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City were ever to have their way, the whole country, every single state, and every single city would instantly be transformed into one huge Chicago.

Now I see, maybe that's what Obama meant by "transforming America"...

Jim McCoole

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