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Please join Stand Up Newfound at chili fest on Saturday at 11

To The Daily Sun,

This coming Saturday, Stand Up Newfound, a small group of dedicated people trying to make a difference to the growing problem of substance abuse and addiction in New Hampshire, is hosting a chili fest at the Community Center in Bristol. The event starts at 11 a.m. There is a contest to see who makes the best chili.

In addition, a video is being provided to show the issues addicts face when challenged by their issues. Ned Gordon will also be speaking on this issue. So please join us as well as learn how substance abuse impacts on the lives of the afflicted addicts, as well as their families, friends, and their community. There are more details about this event in the web-site, Stand Up Newfound (S.U.N.).

Thank you for making a change in plans to make this event work, if you are able to. We all need to learn about these issues, and how we can help those who seek to change their lives in the course of their recovery. Each experience we learn, helps us provide strength as the afflicted begin their lives again. It will also help New Hampshire to develop the way to help remove this substance abuse from our communities and state.

A thought to ponder, "Yesterday was history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But waking up each day is a gift, and why we call it the present."

Robert T. Joseph Jr.

New Hampton

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Don't be too hard on the paper; I can test the patience of many

To The Daily Sun,

The longer I live, the crazier the world seems to be getting. I read that black movie stars intend to boycott the Oscars. Apparently the feel black performers did not receive enough nominations. I didn't know there was a quota system in place there, I thought it was based on the quality of the work voted on by probably the most liberal people on the planet — guess not.

Then there is a music performer named Kanye West (I don't follow this stuff) who lately begged Mark Zuckerberg for a billion dollars. He also came in second for best music album and went on a hissy fit, demanding "white magazines stop rating 'black' music." His rationale was these publications have no idea what it means for the great grandson of a former slave to have come this far. Really, is he kidding?
From what little I've read he is one of the most successful people in the industry. Still he believes the music industry owes him for wrongs done to a great-grandfather. Entitlement gone crazy as if his own accomplishments are not enough? Maybe it's all that money he doesn't have?

Another story I read today is that of a decorated Marine (Bronze Star) accosted by black teens at a McDonald's,  demanding he answer if he believes "black lives matter. He ignored them then was attacked, knocked unconscious and robbed. This begs the question, is the black lives matter movement designed to shield thugs and thieves?

They say it isn't so, yet the increasing numbers of violent incidents committed by this group or those purporting to represent them continues to grow.

One last thing, a kind lady took her time to scold the letters section of this paper for not correcting my terrible spelling and grammar. I have often admitted my failings in these areas, but please don't be to hard on the paper's staff. After all they do print many letters from many conservatives in spite of their slight, very slight left-leaning views. It must be noted their professionalism should be welcomed as this was an aberration. After all, I can test the patience of many folks.

Steve Earle

Hill

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