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Belmont High PTO thankful for support of Old Home Day taco bar

To The Daily Sun,

The Belmont High School PTO would like to express its sincere thanks to area businesses for their support of our first fundraising Taco Bar, at Belmont Old Home Day. The generosity of our local businesses will help the BHS PTO to meet its goals and help maintain BHS as a school of excellence. We are extremely grateful and could not have done it without you!

Funds raised will be used to help support student programs and educate parents on topics of interest. Programs and topics may include internet safety, anti-bullying, college workshops and more.

We would like to thank El Jimador, Belmont; Sal's Pizza, Belmont; AppleBee's, Tilton; Chili's, Tilton; Pizza Hut, Tilton; Burrito Me, Laconia; and Cactus Jack's, Laconia. It is always nice to know your support is there for us and we urge our friends and neighbors to visit your restaurants as a special thank you for your support of our kids!

We would also like to thank all of our local supporters who visited our Taco Bar booth at Belmont Old Home Day. Please be sure to come back and visit us again next year! It was great fun serving you!

Colleen Akerman, Secretary

on behalf of

The Belmont High School PTO Board


Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:04

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Thanks to Belknap EDC for helping us get our Alton Bay shop open

To The Daily Sun
As co-owners of a new consignment shop featuring local crafts and vintage items, we want to thank the staff, board members and especially our loan officer, Ken Wilson for assisting us in obtaining financing for our new store located at 24 Mount Major Hwy. in Alton Bay. We would encourage anyone thinking about starting a small business in Belknap County to give the BEDC a call. Thanks again for all of your help and sharing your expertise!
Aimee Terravechia & Denise Terravechia

Ice Out

Alton Bay

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:01

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Why do black on white killings not merit Pres. Obama's attention?

To The Daily Sun,

In recent days we have all read or heard of stories about whites being killed by blacks. Three black teens shot and killed a 20 something white Australian jogger for the fun of it as they were bored! Two black teens beat up and killed an 88 year old WW II Veteran in Spokane, Wash. in his car while they robbed him. And a black 17-year-old is going on trial for shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face because his mother would not give him money when he demanded it. And these are just the FEW that have been in the national headlines in recent weeks.

So where is Mr. Sharpton, Mr. Jackson and Mr. Obama to highlight these atrocities? They all got very vocal over the Martin-Zimmerman case when it involved a black kid being killed by a white man! Do you think these men all condone the black juveniles killing white people as acceptable or nothing to be concerned about? Can you tell me how any one is more or less worthy of their attention than any other? None of these men have uttered a single word about any of these black on white killings and that worries me.

Why do you think these three influential black men pick and choose which racial killings they talk about and which ones they ignore?

Jim Martel

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 10:57

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Scott Brown declares war on conservatives; let him stay in Mass.

To The Daily Sun,
Former Senator Scott Brown thinks that you're the problem if you are a conservative. Brown argued on Fox News (http://video.foxnews.com/v/2625540265001/the-state-of-the-republican-party/) that Republicans should cut more deals with Democrats in Washington and shouldn't fight so much for conservative policies.
Handed a rare opportunity to fill in for Bill O'Reilly on Fox News on August 23, Scott Brown chose to throw away that platform opportunity over fighting Obama and liberals. Instead, Brown criticized conservatives and the tea party. The same tea party who helped elect Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts in a special election in early 2010. The same tea party he abandoned while in office.
Brown camouflaged his attack as a call for GOP unity. Yet Brown identified only conservatives as the cause of all the problems. Brown can't see why moderate campaigns like Romney and McCain keep failing.
Brown repeated the myth that Ronald Reagan couldn't win the support of conservatives and the tea party today. What a joke! Reagan was a tea party leader before there was a tea party. Establishment moderates fought to block Reagan at every turn, now they want to claim Reagan as their own.
Brown assumed that voters want Republicans to pass more Democrat legislation and don't want policy contrasts or debates over policy. This assumes that more and more legislation is what America needs.
He endorsed New Jersey's Chris Christie as a "good conservative" and said Christie ought to be a "darling" to Republican conservatives. Brown called for a "Big Tent" (the insider's plan to make the party more liberal). Brown's monologue appears to have been written for him by Karl Rove. Brown sees his role as supporting Rove in the orderly elimination of conservative policies.
Brown, flirting a run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire or for president, claims a home in Rye, but his chosen residence ("domicile") and voting location — Massachusetts. Brown might play games and pretend that he is a Granite Stater — just like numerous out-of-state Democrat campaign staffers and students did in 2012. This smells like Hillary's carpetbag move in New York for her Senate seat. Birds of a feather?
Karen Testerman

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 10:27

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I think of our state's 58,000 people without insurance & ask why?

To The Daily Sun,

I have Medicare, EBPA (the University system) and even a "fallback" medical insurance... and cringe when using them, knowing there are too many in New Hampshire with no coverage and who cannot even take a child in for check-ups or care. How can we be so selfish! And I began to think about some of what I've seen in the world:
In a remote African village one day, I came upon a health clinic, a small mud-hut, solid, immaculate, in spite of sand and soil blowing everywhere. There was a nurse attendant, but not an aspirin, a bandage, swabs or tongue depressors. The shelves were bare. Can you imagine the frustration of the young woman over what kind of medicine could she dispense! Clean old rags were wrapped around wounds, patients had to be brought overland to another village to have a bleeding wound stitched or to splint a broken extremity, and the really sick?... they just lie on a fresh bed of sorghum stocks....
In another village, a more hopeful occasion! I noticed a bit of a flurry among a few women looking way out, far across the desert and on the horizon was what looked to me like a small dust cloud forming, but they knew better, and called out, ululating (a trill), something to the other women and that message went throughout the village. The women, all with at least one or more children, scrambled from all directions to one place on the edge of the village and all had something tucked under an arm. I followed along. Here was a mud house, another clinic, in front of which these formerly wildly crazy and energetic ladies were lining up in absolute order, quietly with infants in arms, on backs, and some little ones clinging to their mom's boubous (traditional dress). And then I saw that that "something" they were carrying was a plastic bag containing a folder ... and while many of the women were in rags and tatters, that plastic bag and folder looked like they were brand new, but in fact, some of them were a few years old. By this time, I saw a few land rovers dashing across the desert towards us and as they came closer they slowed, keeping the sandstorm to a minimum and headed right to the clinic. And what was it? A contingent from Doctors without Borders. The women let out a loud greeting and the docs leapt out of their vehicles and without a moment's delay were set up to weigh each infant in a suspended scale, fitted with a diaper-like leather seat in which the child was placed. And next was a physical exam of the child from head to toe, and then inoculations. There was little noise, hardly a voice, perhaps an occasional infant might have given a startled outcry, but the older ones knew the routine and just waited their turn in line. In the plastic bag was the medical chart for each family's children which were consulted, considered and notations made of care given, or recommended and returned to the mom. I can't tell you how many they looked at but perhaps as many as 100, yet there was time for each child and mother, a kind word, a smile, some advice; all reassurance to those living in that outback village, in the middle of an ocean of sand, who knew that one day, they would see these visitors again, they were not forgotten, someone really cared.

I think of New Hampshire's 58,000 people without medical care and ask, why?

Pat Schlesinger

New Hampton

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 10:22

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