To The Daily Sun,
The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary of Gilmanton will hold an open house at the Gilmanton Corners Community Church on Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. These organizations need the help of the current generation of veterans and women family members of active service members and veterans to continue to support local military, veterans and their families.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities; and the American Legion Auxiliary also founded in 1919 is the world's largest patriotic women's service organization meeting the needs of veterans and keeping those needs front and center in the minds of the American public!
Help us in the support of local military, veterans and their families by joining the American Legion or Auxiliary Unit of Gilmanton. Veterans who are eligible for membership in the American Legion, or women who are a wife or family member of a member of the American Legion or a deceased veteran are eligible to join the Auxiliary.
Morton E. Young, Commander
American Legion of Gilmanton
Raelyn Cottrell, President
American Legion Auxiliary of Gilmanton
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:42
To The Daily Sun,
Mr. Lemay and Mr. Earl wrote letters about terrible experiences they had in Protestant, and Roman Catholic churches, and to be fair and honest they told the truth. But remember, we are all sinners, even good sinners and bad sinners. We read every day about good works done to help people, and also terrible murder, and rape stories done by real evil people.
Question: do the good people go to heaven, and the bad people go to hell? God's word is loving and simple, it states, "Marvel not, I say unto you, you must be born again" (John 3:7). That includes the Pope of Rome, all priests, and clergy. The Pope is not divine, common sense tells you that, but better still God's word says, "For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23). To go to heaven you must believe that God loves you, Jesus died for you and rose again from the dead to save all of us. Question is do we believe? Yes, or no, your choice.
Mr Lemay said a snake (Satan) could not talk to Eve. Well, it sounds funny, but I had a budgey bird, that said, "Pretty Polly", and "Hi Mack" every morning.
America wake up. We have turned our backs on our loving God, "Pray, please forgive us," ask Jesus into your heart, and you will be delivered, and meet the God of our nation in heaven for sure.
William Liam McCoy
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:36
To The Daily Sun,
Retirees who have preceded me and who have left Inter-Lakes High School have surely felt the warmth of kind words and the sincerity of impressive tributes. Their tasks done, they have left to pursue other positions or simply to rest and relax.
In a few weeks, I will be joining that group, retiring after a number of years as a teacher and as the manager of your school store. My stay at Inter-Lakes High School has been a rewarding and satisfying one, enriched and supported by school board members and administrators, by teachers and staff, by students and parents. Individually, each one of you has touched my life; collectively, all of you have nurtured my passions for teaching and for managing a small business.
Too often I have acknowledged you silently. Today I am thanking you graciously and lovingly.
At a recent retirement party, I was greeted by a large number of happy and enthusiastic colleagues and long-time friends. Hosted by my dear friends — Elaine Campbell, Cindy Boucher and Diane Hueber, this party was a joyous blend of fun and entertainment, speeches and tributes honoring me, and the presentation of very generous gifts.
I deem it such a distinction to know that the high school library will now be called The Marjorie Lee Library; and I feel so honored and happy to know that the Inter-Lakes Alumni Association will present an annual scholarship, in my name, from the impressive monies donated by all of you. In addition to those beautiful honors, the 2015 Pinnacle (yearbook) was dedicated to me. Unbelievable? I would surely say so! Overwhelmed? I know so!
On Sunday, June 7, the Alumni Association held its 91st Alumni Brunch at Church Landing. A great gathering of 196 alumni honored the 50 year class and enjoyed an abundant brunch and entertainment. The association awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Catherine Quimby, Kylie Dickinson and Kodey Converse. The annual Alumni Cup was presented to Hannah Crosby, and the first alumni scholarship in honor of Marjorie Lee was awarded to Kylie Dickinson. The Class of 1960 awarded two $500 scholarships to Terri Folsom and Allison McCann.
All of you, my dear friends, have taken me to the highest mountain (figuratively) with your beautiful words, with your impressive gifts, and with your heartfelt love and gratitude. You have shown such warmth, such kindness, and such selflessness; you have given to me and honored me so beautifully from your very generous and big hearts.
In my humility and from my heart, I thank you all so very, very much. In the time ahead, I hope
that I can make a difference for you, the kind of difference you have made for me.
In friendship and with appreciation and love,
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:31
To The Daily Sun,
I don't make it a habit of responding to a response, as I am happier using the time that it takes to respond doing something productive. I'm responding to James Veverka, as I was impressed with the speed at which he researched his usual haunts and came up with a lot of figures that in fact did not address what I was implying.
Even if the numbers he produced are correct, they don't answer the question of whether or not people have anything to do with the rise in those numbers or whether it's old Mother Nature up to her normal hijinks. The climate change (nee global warming) alarmists ignore history and the changes in climate that have occurred long before we inhabited the earth. If you read Don Ewing's letter in Saturday's edition of The Sun you will find many statements that coincide with my quoting of parts of Irving Janis' book on "groupthink". If you compare in-group to alarmists and out-group with deniers you'll see exactly what professor Janis meant about the phenomenon of "groupthink".
On another note, I will stand by my statement that Al Gore claimed the ocean waters were going to rise by a few feet, the exact number he used I don't recall. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Gore would exaggerate the numbers as he has been known to skew the facts in the past. Keep in mind this is the same Al Gore that claimed he invented the Internet and that the book/movie "Love Story" was written about him and his wife.
Again, I want to thank Mr. Veverka for responding so quickly to my letter so that this cave dwelling conservative could learn the truth. His kindness is only exceeded by his tactful charm.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:28
To The Daily Sun,
Recently, there was a hacking of U.S. government computers. As CNN reported, it was a warning. This breach impacted millions of federal employees and perhaps even more. There was hacking of IRS files as well. Take this quote from CNN: "The Internet may look big, but it is a fragile little network. It can hardly handle the stress of streaming video without compromising its legacy of neutrality, much less the secrets of the U.S. government without sacrificing its true mission of connecting the people of world in open interaction. The government, along with business, banking, and everything else that depends on security should simply get off the Internet and build another one. After this week, they can't say they haven't been warned."
For some time now, I have been sharing sentiments about the dangers of Internet with friends and associates. I have been a victim of this Internet twice, once through identity theft, and most recently through an ex-wife. The Internet is the most dangerous form of communications mankind has invented. This along with Facebook and voice mail are seriously the most potential compromise to our personal rights, health, safety, and welfare. Many of us use social media to promote themselves to their targeted audiences, namely friends, relatives, and business associates. All this is doing is exposing those who use these sites to further compromise of themselves.
At the greatest risk of all, is the power grids that supply this Internet. We are but one second away from the greatest attack on our electricity sources. In one second, the U.S. as well as the world will find themselves back in time. Gasoline can only work when there is electricity. Everything is computerized. Financial markets will collapse instantly. Already we have seen computers on planes hacked, threatening the lives of those in travel. In one second, we will be back to candles, fireplaces, wood stoves (if you can transport it?), and gardens. Second Amendment, you will need the guns to survive, protect, and obtain food. Cell phones, computers will cease to exist at all. Are we ready to survive this massive attack?
It is not a question of if, but a question of when, unless safeguards are provided to protect us now.
All that we take for granted today will cease. The poor people, in irony, will be the survivors as they have the strength and stamina for this. Many already live off the "grid" now. Suddenly all of us will be equal once again, no matter your race, creed, skin color, or religion, because once again, we must live from the land we live on. Horses will become premium property until they are bred in sufficient numbers to accommodate our needs for transportation, if ever.
We all need to reduce our dependency on this internet. It will mean our survival later. We must seek better and hack proof computer systems. But never leaving to chance, better to be prepared or begin preparing is to be prudent. Given the free rein within this internet, it has become truly a dangerous place to depend upon. Even this writer has succumbed to the convenience of emails, reviewing the news, or researching topics of educational interest. It is done with wariness now and extreme caution.
As said on CNN, "No, data breaches aren't pretty, and the things smart hackers and governments can do with even peripheral files dwarf any of the cable-TV drama scenarios I'm imagining here. But they are to be expected because they are an inevitable outcome of using an open network to convey information we mean to keep closed."
It is imperative we all must be on alert and start to prepare. CNN did an excellent job telling us why.
Robert T. Joseph Jr.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:21