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Gun control solves nothing; we need a cultural revolution in U.S.

To The Daily Sun,
Susan Estrich's August 23  column — "Evil Comes in all Colors" — reveals some blind spots the size of galaxies.
Can she really believe that gun control would have defeated the result of the evil residing in the "beasts" about whom she wrote? Estrich is an intelligent educated person but a blind spot that huge is dysfunctional. To think that gun control would have prevented the "beasts" from arming themselves is just plain unrealistic idealism. Stupid....or insane?
Estrich makes no distinction between "the right to possess a weapon" and the requirement that a weapon be used responsibly. Not only is that stupid but it borders on evil itself by advocating that real rights should be taken away by government force.
I don't like guns. But less I like people who have no regard for freedom. Gun control solves nothing. America needs a cultural revolution steering youth away from violence and sensationalism (turn off the TV), and that certainly cannot be led by law makers who too often are self-serving fortune seekers who sacrifice integrity for personal gain, or wrong-minded blathering columnists.

David M. Zebuhr

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:27

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Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes delivered 6,155 lunches this summer

To The Daily Sun,

Thanks to the efforts of so many in our community, the first year of Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes was a huge success!
The mission of Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes is to provide a grocery bag of nutritious luncheon products, packed and delivered each week of the summer recess, to the children of families within the Inter-Lakes School District that find themselves in need of a little helping hand.
The program acquired the funds to purchase the food through the heartwarming generosity of the local business community, faith and civic based organizations and individual sponsorships.
In cooperation with the Inter-Lakes School District and the dedicated custodial staff at the elementary school, each Monday morning a group of committed volunteers, packed grocery bags full of luncheon products for the week and delivered them throughout the townships that make up the Inter-Lakes School District. In total 6,155 lunches were delivered this summer!
On behalf of the board, please accept our deepest gratitude for your generosity, both financially and through your volunteer efforts.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
Thank You!
The Board of Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes
Carla Horne, Christine Hodecker-George, Cathy Merwin, Andre Garcia, Roger Nicholls, Steve Merrill, Danielle Gintoff, Trish Laurent

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:21

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Grange's Country Crossroads raised nearly $1,500 for fix-ups

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The Wicwas Lake Grange held its Third Annual Country Crossroads music festival on Saturday (August 24) and raised nearly $1,500 that will be used to continue repairs and improvements to the historic grange hall located in Meredith Center. More than 200 people attended the inter-generational event and enjoyed wonderful music, great food and in so doing helped guarantee a bright future for the Grange.

The Grange membership would like to thank a number of area businesses for the generous donations they made to help make the event such a success, as well as the talented musicians who provided a night of boot-tapping entertainment. Special thanks is extended to Steve Zajchowski for building the new horseshoe pits that premiered during the event.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Belmont donated 500 bottles/cans of soda and water; PepsiCo donated 240 bottles of water; Randi Cyr of Wise Potato Chips donated 180 bags of chips; Brandli's Pizza of North Conway donated the fried dough; Lepage Bakery/Country Kitchen donated 15 dozen hot dog and hamburger rolls and Moulton Farm donated two bushels of their famous sweet corn.

Barry Ladd of the Meredith Center Store donated the use of his commercial grilles, made the hot and sweet sausage, as well as the freshly ground burgers. Barry then joined fellow Grange members in doing yeoman's work heading up the cooking crew.

Ambrose Brothers of Meredith donated the use of a lowboy trailer that was used as a portable stage; Lamprey Septic Service of Moultonborough provided portable sanitary facilities; AmeriGas of Laconia provided the propane to fuel the cooking; George's Restaurant of Meredith donated the vegetable oil; Mill Falls/Common Man provided the deep frier; Double D Ranch provided the ice as well as the hay bales used to provide extra seating; Dennis and Cookie Boulanger also donated the use of some seating and the Meredith Community Center provided a public address system.

The musicians who shared their talents throughout the night were Randy Philips of Wolfeboro; The Grangers; The Cellar Dwellers; and the talented duo of Phil and Jan Sanguedolce of the band Sweetwater. Thirteen-year-old Grange member and vocalist Jordan Durand opened for The Grangers.

The event would not have been possible without the hard work of the Grange's membership. The Wicwas Lake Grange would also like to thank the area media for their continued support in publishing articles and photographs recognizing the numerous Lakes Region business owners, tradesman and civic groups who have so willingly given of their time, talents and materials to help restore the historic hall and with it the solvency of the organization.
The Wicwas Grange meets monthly and always welcomes new members. We hope to see you in Meredith Center at the country crossroads of Meredith Center, Corliss Hill and Livingstone roads.

Steve Durand, Worshipful Master
Wicwas Lake Grange #292

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:18

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They'll use 'common core' math to figure out how to court to 21

To The Daily Sun,

I can hardly wait until the current crop of school kids start using "common core" math to figure out the count of a blackjack hand. Like taking candy from a baby.

Leo Paradis


Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:10

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Schools had lots of help with Welcome to Laconia bags for teachers

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the Laconia School District, I would like to thank the following Lakes Region businesses again for the third year who donated items to go into welcome bags for new Laconia School District professional staff. These businesses include: All My Life Jewelers, Stafford Oil Company, Whittemore's Florist, The Studio, Bank of New Hampshire, Franklin Savings Bank, Polished and Proper Barbershop, U-Frame We Frame, Labelle's Shoe Repair, Mr. Paul's Hair Affair, MC Cycle and Sport, SunDays Salon and Spa, The Insurance Outlet, Belknap Independent Business Alliance, and Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.

Sue Bullerwell from All My Life Jewelers and Karmen Gifford from Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce deserve special thanks for organizing this again this year and making it so successful. Many of our new teachers are new to the Lakes Region and we felt it would be helpful to introduce them to local merchants and services that are available in the area. These teachers are very excited about all the goodies they received. This is a great example of community partnerships with local merchants and the School District. Thanks again!

Janet Brough
Administrative Assistant
Laconia School District

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 11:07

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