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Golden Eagles have made playoffs; too bad facilities aren't better

To The Daily Sun,

In Friday's edition you ran the story on the sports pages as to high school teams in the playoffs. While the Sachems may not be appearing this year in the high school football playoffs of Division II, the Gilford Golden Eagles gridiron athletes have secured a Division III second seed in the playoff tournament and are expected to host Stevens of the Claremont region in the first round of those playoffs at home this Saturday. Too bad Gilford is so impoverished and over burdened with taxes that they cannot seem to find the money to furnish this team on their way to a third championship tournament, or a decent venue to play their home championship tournament games on.

Some of the town's sports fans, athlete's parents and family friends would like to be able to see some of these games from an appropriate seating/viewing arrangement instead of trying to peer through the rest of the team standing on the sidelines. The town has sponsored a field and field house site/building committee and fund. Contributions by any who care are appreciated.

Best of luck and congratulations to these fine young people who have been working so hard since the hot late summer season to have earned yet another spot in the NHIAA tournament in the few short years Gilford High has fielded a football team. We thank the fine dedicated coaching staff and mothers who do the laundry. Go Eagles!

Tim Sullivan


Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:07

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Time for new thinking in Laconia; I'm voting for Tony Felch in Ward 6

To The Daily Sun,
I invite the residents of Ward 6 in Laconia to consider Tony Felch for City Council when they vote on November 5th.

We have many challenges and opportunities for our community to deal with, and I believe that it is time for new thinking to meet these challenges and take advantage of new opportunities for improving our community in the years ahead.
Allan Beetle

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:03

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Here are my priorities if I'm elected to represent Laconia's Ward 2

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday we will be electing the new City Council for the next two years. This your chance to make a difference in how the city will be run. We have three contested seats and will be electing a new mayor.

My priorities will be: attracting manufacturing, education to supply a qualified labor force to fit the needs of these employers, public safety/law enforcement, quality homes and rental housing and safe recreation facilities for young working families that are attracted to our city to live and work.

There has been a lot of talk about the completion of the WOW trail and River Walk, a casino at the Weirs to make it a 24/7 tourist attraction. Downtown Laconia needs help, Lakeport Square is a disaster, except for one brave entrepreneur who recently opened a new bistro in the old five & dime building and was not welcomed to our business community as yet. If I am elected, this will be my priority number one, making brave youngsters feel welcome when they become part of our community.
Two sub attentions should be given to public transportation, due to the aging population of the city and the State School properties to be used for recreation and education.
Tuesday November 5 the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. get out and vote your city is depending on you to make your voices heard.

Richard B. Beaudoin
Candidate for Councilor, Ward 2

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:00

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Eliminating preventive health care for cost savings is just wrong

To The Daily Sun,
I find it interesting when someone responds to my letter with the intent of proving me wrong but actually makes my point. Thank you Kay Anderson of Laconia for repeating the facts about Obamacare that I stated in the letter I submitted. I am sorry that you didn't get the "tongue-in-cheek" reference that I made about the war on women. I was speaking just of Breast Cancer, which is the most common form of non-skin cancer attacking women. You mentioned the mammograms are available every two years and ignored the rest of my letter while stating all the talking points President Obama has declared about Obamacare. All of these talking points were available in insurance plans before Obamacare but I was only talking about the elimination of health care options under Obamacare.
Let me explain this to you so you might understand what I was saying. Kate claims that Republicans are waging a war on women because they believe that a religious organization or individual should not be forced by the government to violate their religious teaching, morals and beliefs. Instead Republicans believe that an individual should take personal responsibility for their reproductive rights and purchase contraceptive medicine that costs a mere $4 per month, with or without health insurance at any Wamart, Target or many other pharmacies, Kate believes that the federal government decides what religious doctrine is. If you follow Kate's reasoning to the logical conclusion a church would have to ask the government for permission to teach what the scriptures tell them.
I do believe, in fact I am quite certain that I mentioned the fact that under the recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which set the guidelines that were incorporated into the Obamacare regulations that Breast Cancer Screening is conducted EVERY TWO YEARS. This directly contradicts the recommendation of the Health Organization that directly deals with breast cancer, The American Cancer Society (ACS). I am saddened that you believe that repeating facts about Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society recommendations is "Fear Mongering" and misleading. I guess you don't believe facts unless they support your view.
Let me see if I can repeat these facts without you becoming afraid. ACS recommends that women begin conducting Breast Self-Exams (BSE) in their 20s and recommends that health care professionals are provided to teach this technique to women. Insurance companies and the government accepted these recommendations and the insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare paid this training. After the USPSTF issued their recommendations U.S. HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius turned them into regulations governing Obamacare. Under Obamacare, training for BSE by healthcare professionals is no longer provided.
Under the recommendations from the ACS that were accepted by insurance companies and the government, mammograms were made available to women every three years in their 20s and 30s and annually at 40 years old. Now women have to wait until they are 50 before getting their first mammogram and only get them EVERY TWO YEARS AFTER THAT. The ACS recommends that women at high risk for breast cancer receive an MRI screening to determine if they have cancer and under Obamacare this option is no longer available.
According to the CDC, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and over 40,000 of these women DIE EACH YEAR. The American Cancer Society, the ultimate expert on CANCER, says that early detection of breast cancer saves lives and the best way to detect it early is by conducting ANNUAL MAMMOGRAMS; ANNUAL BREAST SELF-EXAMS and MRI SCREENING for women at HIGH RISK. This important preventive health care is NOT SUPPORTED by Obamacare.
Tongue-in-cheek, I mentioned that Kate is waging a War on Women because of her support for a program that denies women access to health care that actually saves lives. Now I ask, why do you support this program? Life is precious to me and I believe that eliminating preventive health care for cost savings is just wrong and immoral. In my opinion Obamacare is exactly taking this step.
Greg Knytych

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 09:55

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President Obama's ego is surpassed only by his arrogance

To The Daily Sun,

Obama's visit to Fanuell Hall last week was an insult . The nerve of this man to stand on sacret ground in Boston given his , big government ,socialist agenda disgusts me. He has already disgraced the office he holds. The gall of this man to stand in a hall and give a speech, spinning his agenda of lies and deceit with a back drop mural of our founding fathers behind him should send a chill up all our spins. His ego is only surpassed by his arrogance.

Three more years — GOD HELP US ALL.

Thomas Sellew

Lochmere (Tilton)

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 09:50

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