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Kelly Dyer-Rawlings (10-23) 204 THX

To The Daily Sun,

I want to THANK the following people and businesses. Early on this past summer I took it upon myself to contact a few bushiness in hopes of being able to fulfill some needs for the Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack High School Hockey team. I had a vision for the team for this upcoming season (2013-2014) to get some equipment/clothing that has been needed for the team. Our local Walgreen's and Dan Quinn, the manager, started us out on the right foot by donating 20 Bauer Hockey bags to the team. My next goal was to raise enough funds to be able to have each player fitted for Bauer warm ups. With a lot of great support locally, we made it happen. I truly want to let the following businesses and people know how much this means to not only me but these players. A big thank you to MC Fitness, Boscawen, Pemi-Glass, Meredith, Tilton Trailer, Cynthia and Horation Melo, Plymouth and A Cut Above Landscaping, Meredith.
We still have items that are needed and are working very hard currently to fund raise so the team can be all ready to start their season in just five weeks. Again THANK YOU.

Kelly Dyer-Rawlings
Laconia

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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We have pursued failed education policies for years; nothing changes

To The Daily Sun,

As public schools continue to present games as the premiere event of the school year — and at the same time completely ignore scholastic achievements, it gives further credence to the fact that we are well behind most industrial countries in educational standards (while the system we support reeks of failure.) Consider this: the average newspaper has three pages of game results, none (zero) of academics. Day after day, not one newspaper article tells of what's happening in the classrooms! Is it school policy to deliberately withhold vital information about percentile grades and overall progress, or lack of it? When 75 percent of students state-wide are failing at math, all attention focuses on winning the games played. But, win or lose, they are irrelevant to a student's success in school.\

We, as a society, let this failure continue, as this country slides into mediocrity and fewer and fewer graduating seniors who move on to college have the skills to compete for jobs in a world marketplace. And too many students are ill-prepared for secondary education without remedial courses. Yet the beat goes on! We have pursued failed policies for years — and nothing changes. Society, as we know may disappear in the next decade or two.
It says in the Good Book: "The meek shall inherit the earth!" Maybe that will happen!

Leon R. Albushies
Gilford

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:58

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Zoom Fitness hosted yard sale to benefit the Santa Fund

To The Daily Sun,

The Board of Directors of the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region would like to thank Kim Gustafson, who organized a yard sale at her Zoom Fitness club last Saturday with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Santa Fund. She organized and promoted it and the ladies there really stepped up with donations. They were able to raise almost $400! In addition to the money raised, we had the opportunity to tell more people about the Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region and what we do for children in the Lakes Region. Not only do we provide winter outerwear but we also help children attend summer camps and participate in enrichment activities such as dance, art classes and music classes.

We would have to say that Kim and the members of Zoom Fitness deserve our thanks for their generosity, hard work, and the proceeds that will help area children and families.

Kim Lacasse & Janet Brough, Co-Chairs
Santa Fund of the Greater Lakes Region
Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:55

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The left gloats, the right sulks & the American people will be hurt

To The Daily Sun,

Well we wake up here on Thursday morning to the news that the Republicans have finally given in to the inevitable and passed the continuing resolution. We're all safe now — at least until Jan. 15th. Lets hope the Republicans are smart enough to use different tactics by then. Now I applaud the passion of Ted Cruze and the Tea Party folks but really guys, you have to be smarter about these things. All you have done is give the left more ammunition to attack conservatives with. As I have been saying, let the ACA pass and when every working family, poor and elderly find out they are being shafted while free rides are being given to free loaders and illegal aliens then let the Marxist socialist extremists now running things try to justify their positions.
I see that L.J. Siden wrote a fantasy novel covering most of a page here in The Sun. Well good for him. I skipped it, it's just more of the same left-wing dribble. You all know how the left is. If you don't agree with them they don't counter any reasonable arguments they just call conservatives names like "racist, redneck, or any other offensive term then complain when we return the favor with things like "moon bat or nutty professor". Thin skinned aren't they?
Love it when they say "Fox News lies" but when challenged can't give even one example of a lie by Fox. Then they say "the Tea Party are all racists" and for proof show a picture of one guy in front of the White House with a rebel flag. Some proof! By those standards we could say everyone on the left are sexual perverts using Anthony Wiener as our proof. I remember L.J. Siden wrote a letter here right after the last election claiming proof that Fox was biased because conservative pundits insisted Romney would win. He skipped the part where the liberal contributors on Fox all claimed Obama would win. So you see just how unfairly L.J. and the others on the left present the "facts".
Most of these Fox haters have never tuned into Fox because they have been told not to by MSNBC, Huffington Post, and the extremest Marxists media on the left. Even here in this paper recently, Nancy Parsons insisted everyone stop watching Fox and start listening to a select list of all leftist media. Talk about brain washing — geeze!
Now as those on the left gloat and we on the right sulk. Remember it is the regular American people who are going to be hurt the most. As an old expression goes, people get the government they deserve, so in spite of the best efforts of the well meaning Tea Party members of Congress, Americas deserves to be hurt for falling for Obama and crews lies and false promises.
Steve Earle

Hill

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:50

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You don't have to belittle people who happen to disagree with you

To The Daily Sun,

I've been reading all the letters here for a long time now, and I must say, I'm really appalled at the lengths people go to in making THEIR point: calling people names — there is no reason for this. If you want to disagree with someone, just disagree, and explain your viewpoint; you don't have to belittle them, or subject them to your personal insult. Aren't we above this? Little kids and bullies do this. I thought the majority of you were adults. I'm no prude and I'll call a spade a spade when necessary but this is getting totally out of hand. Just because one disagrees with your view or one doesn't let you know if they are a male or female —SO WHAT.

Be nice people; maybe you'll be treated better too.

Judi Leavitt

Laconia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:40

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