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2 more LHS Music Dept. car washes: August 31 & September 7

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the LHS Band, colorguard and chorus students, we would like to thank the community for helping to make our weekly Saturday car washes so very successful! Any given Saturday, students from the three aforementioned groups have been out in front of the school washing vehicles of all types to earn money to travel to Toronto in April 2014, where they will compete and perform as a marching band, jazz band, select choir, and symphonic band. Students will be out for two more car washes — August 31 and September 7. Thank you again for your continued support!

Lisa Fortson, President
Laconia Sachem Band Boosters

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 09:56

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Thanks to all who supported United Baptists annual Yankee Fare

To The Daily Sun,

A very big than you to all who supported the Yankee Fare held by the United Baptist Church in Lakeport on July 27. Most of all we are grateful to the local merchants who contributed so generously to our silent auction.

The monies raised are for the Vincent Ladd Memorial Campership Fund which each year sends children to Camp Sentinel in Center Tuftonboro.

Gail McCown, Sue Taylor, Rindy Carpenter, Peggy Fletcher and Joyce McMath

Co-chairs, Yankee Fare

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 10:44

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Ocean of people eating at Multicultural Festival should be a clue

To The Laconia Daily Sun,

I am proud and happy to say I have only missed one Multicultural Market Day because I had to go to a wedding at Waterville Valley. Carol Pierce and her committees over the years have made it better and better. This year I invited a friend who had never gone. She could not get over how great it is and also, how everyone is happy to be there. Not one mean-spirited, pushy, shoving, cursing person anywhere.

Colonial Theater needs to be restored. We have good food down town but a Greek restaurant would be nice. When you see the ocean of people eating ethnic food at Multicultural Market Day, you know people crave food they do not want to bother with at home.

Nobody misses Bloom's or Sundial more than I do, but it takes more than a one woman committee to keep downtown prosperous. How sad that some people feel there is nothing downtown.

We also have a great library, with many free programs, displays, and helpful great staff. I am proud to live in the middle of all this. Come on down and join the fun.

Oh, and there is our five-day-a-week Senior Center. Even though there are many old people who go there they are still volunteering and helping one another.

I could go on and on but just ask me.

Hannelore Spence


Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 10:40

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Voice your opinion on expanding Medicaid in Concord on Tues.

To The Daily Sun,

On Tuesday, August 27 there will be a public hearing on the possible Obamacare Medicaid expansion here in New Hampshire. The hearing will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in Representatives Hall at the Statehouse in Concord. Since this hearing is during a work day, we know hard working citizens may not be able to voice their opinion on the expansion, but I encourage anyone who is able to attend and SPEAK UP against Obamacare's encroachment into our state through Medicaid expansion. Bring a friend along — let's make our voices heard!

We know Obamacare will lead to higher private health insurance costs and lesser quality care for all citizens. Business is negatively affected with the mandate of Obamacare. To be sure, none of this is right for New Hampshire or our residents. WE CAN DO BETTER, but we must let our state officials HEAR from YOU, the citizens of New Hampshire!

If you believe Obamacare is wrong for New Hampshire, I hope you will attend this public hearing and make sure YOUR voice is heard. Remember, there is strength in numbers!

Rep. Jane Cormier
Belknap District 8


Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 10:35

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Time for us to end this national nightmare called Obamacare

To The Daily Sun,
Obamacare has hurt enough people! It is time to end this evil sham of a health care plan. The (Un)Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was passed by a Democrat Congress that didn't read it. Even getting Democrat votes required lies and bribes.
Despite hundreds of Obama speeches and millions of taxpayer dollars spent on promotional propaganda, the American public continues to overwhelmingly oppose Obamacare. Americans know that Obamacare will only ruin our health care system that is the envy of the world.
But Americans could not have imagined how harmful Obamacare is. Health care premiums are skyrocketing, often more than $5,000 greater than the reduced premiums that President Obama promised. Obamacare's real cost (almost $3 trillion) is about three times its promised cost.
Contrary to promises people are losing their health insurance. Some employers can no longer cover spouses with their employer provided insurance plans. People are losing their doctors and at least half of all doctors are considering early retirement. Obamacare Death Panels, promising a poorer quality of life and early death, have been acknowledged by many Obama insiders including Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democrat Party.
Obamacare has been a disaster for American jobs. Only big businesses have the resources to understand and comply with this 2700 page law and its 20,000 pages of regulations, but big businesses are mostly cutting jobs. More regulations are promised, further destroying jobs.
U.S. job growth has not kept up with the number of people who want to enter the workforce. Three-quarters of all the jobs created this year are part-time jobs because Obamacare requirements only apply to full time employees. It breaks my heart that millions of Americans are losing full time jobs, which have supported families for generations, and being offered part-time jobs instead.
Obamacare has been the poster-child for cronyism and manipulation for political purposes. Obama friends received waivers from harmful provisions. Other pain causing requirements have been delayed until after elections. More than half the legal deadlines have been missed. The poorly planned roll-out of the exchanges will allow untrusted and untrained people to access people's most personal health and financial information.
Now labor unions and other former Obamacare supporters don't want it. IRS employees enforcing Obamacare don't want it. Congress and their staffs don't want it although the law specified that they were to feel its impact like other citizens. Fearing the consequences of Congressional pain, the administration exempted them. We, however, are not exempt.
It is time to end this national nightmare. Sign the petition at dontfundit2013.com. Demand that your congressman, senators, and congressional leaders defund and repeal Obamacare. Your prosperity, longevity, and quality of life may depend on it.
Don Ewing

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 10:32

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