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Genesis Behavioral thanks Temple B'nai Israel & 'We Care'

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of Genesis Behavioral Health, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the congregation of Temple B'nai Israel and their "We Care" program for selecting our organization as the recipient of the net proceeds from their May concert.

A committed and caring group of volunteers truly went above and beyond to bring a fun, energetic and successful performance of North Shore Acappella to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse on May 2. A fitting way to kick off Mental Health Month, the sold-out crowd was thoroughly entertained and enjoyed a delicious variety of refreshments donated by Moulton Farms and desserts baked by volunteers from the Temple.

Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much." The We Care program is a shining example of what it means to be part of a caring and supportive community. It was a privilege to work with such a tremendous group of volunteers, all of whom were focused on ensuring the event was as successful as possible for Genesis Behavioral Health.

Each year, Genesis Behavioral Health provides mental health treatment and support to over 3,500 children, families, and adults living with — and recovering from — mental illness and emotional distress. We can't do it alone — and we are so fortunate to have community partners like Temple B'nai Israel to help us as we raise awareness and ensure a healthy, vibrant, and productive community.

Susan L. Stearns, President

Board of Directors

Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director

Genesis Behavioral Health


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Obama 'quote' was false & destorted; let me relay the facts

To The Daily Sun,

Bob Meade's letter published in the Tuesday, May 5, edition of The Daily Sun is a truly amazing negative narrative and incendiary at best.

To claim that President Obama says that this country needs a "National Police Force" has been totally taken out of context. Let me explain.

I Googled the quote and lo and behold found the following from FactCheck.org.
Your assertion is false and distorted. In truth he does not want to create a "civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded )as the military)."

Here is the true report: AP (Associated Press) reported that on Nov. 10, 2008, a quote from Rep. Paul Broun-Ga., on right-leaning blogs with similar claims from conservative websites since last July when President Obama in a campaign speech in Colorado made a single reference to a "civilian national security force".

Detractor's exaggerated the context and ignored the fact that (he) Obama was specifically talking about expanding AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps and the USA Freedom Corps, which is a volunteer initiative launched by the Bush administration after the attacks of 9/11, and about increasing the number of trained foreign service officers who populate U.S. Embassies overseas.

In summary, all of those legal demonstrations across the U.S. had representation of all nationalities and all ages. The question Mr. Meade is not "are these riotous incidents being orchestrated so the president can fulfill his desire to have a "national police force"? When in point of fact you just parrot the outright falsehood by Rep. Paul Broun in 2008.
I will leave you with my horoscope printed in today's edition of The Sun: "If you trust too much, you may be lead astray, but if you don't trust enough, you will be isolated. Navigating this territory will be your main responsibility of the day."

Bernadette Loesch


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