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Win a new 55-inch HD television in Kiwansis Club's March Madness raffle

To The Daily Sun,

March is upon us. It's time to get mad! March Madness, that is. March 16 is the final deadline for you to buy your winning raffle ticket for the 55-inch HD SMART TV, currently housed in Greenlaw's window on Main Street, Laconia. Prepare to see all of your favorite TV shows, from March Madness basketball, to local and world news, to "Downton Abbey" in high definition clarity and Internet capability.

Tickets are $10 each. The proceeds from this Kiwanis-sponsored event will go directly to services for children in Laconia and the Lakes Region. Buy your tickets at Greenlaw's Music or from any Kiwanis member.

Your winning ticket will be drawn by Mayor Ed Engler at City Hall on March 16. You would be mad to miss this opportunity.

Martha Kruse

Community & Public Relations

Kiwanis Club of Laconia

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I'd appreciate your vote for Gilmanton selectman on March 10

To The Daily Sun,

My name is Michael J. Jean, and I am a candidate for the position of Gilmanton selectman. I have lived in Gilmanton for about 10 years with my wife, Leona, whose ancestors lived here in Gilmanton in the 1800s.

I feel that I am the most knowledgeable of all the candidates due to my past experience as selectman for the town of Epping for three years. I am well-versed in the duties and responsibilities of a selectman. I take pride in looking for what is best for the town and the residents of Gilmanton. I think common sense goes a long way in decision making. I like to be a proactive selectman who will take the time to talk to people in town and get their opinions on things they would like to see. I have always had an open-door policy.

My goal is that town department heads should run the departments they were hired or elected to and exercise their skills. The only time that the selectmen should impose themselves on department heads is for their reviews or when there are issues that should be addressed.

I will do my best to serve the people of Gilmanton in order to maintain the integrity of the town I will not only listen to what residents' needs are, but I will gladly meet with them so I fully understand their situations and concerns.

Professionally, I work for the State of New Hampshire Adjutant Generals Department (New Hampshire National Guard) as a technician and as a call firefighter for Gilmanton. In addition I have owned two property investment limited liability companies (LLC) here in Gilmanton for about 10 years.

I would very much appreciate your Vote for Michael J. Jean on Tuesday, March 10, at the Gilmanton School Gymnasium. If you cannot get out to the polls, please call the Town Clerk Debra Cornett to request an absentee ballot. I look forward to serving as your next selectman.

If you have any questions or concerns you would like to discuss with me, please call or e-mail me at 603-267-1843/ 603-679-8205 (cell) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Michael J. Jean


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