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Application forms now available for Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship

GILFORD — Applications for the Nathan J. Babcock scholarship are now available. Any application forms must be turned in to the appropriate Guidance Department, or mailed directly to the Babcocks by Monday, May 4.

Nathan J Babcock was a senior at Gilford High School when he found out the biggest battle of his life was upon him in the form of a rare type of cancer. Babcock battled with dignity and grace, but passed away on September 28, 2005. His wish was to go to college, and planned to attend the University of Rhode Island, but he never got the chance.

The purpose of the Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship fund is to financially assist students with their endeavors towards post-secondary education, to help them with opportunity Babcock never got. He was known for his positive demeanor, his great enthusiasm for life, and his ability to light up a room. Those who knew him best remember him for all these things, but more importantly, for his extremely kind and giving nature, his constant reaching out to others in need without any concern for acknowledgment.

It is these qualities The Nathan Babcock Fund is most interested in. The concepts of kindness and compassion in one's daily life and how one contributes to others are the key criteria we use in awarding Nathan Babcock Scholarships. Students who are graduating from Gilford and Laconia High Schools are eligible to apply, if they are planning to attend a post-secondary educational program in the fall of 2015. Post-secondary educational programs include, but are not limited to: four year college, two year college, apprenticeship, and technical programs.

Students who have graduated in past years from one of the two high schools listed, and who are still pursuing an education, may apply. All scholarships will be awarded at Awards Night at each high school by a member of the Babcock family.

Application forms are available in the Guidance Departments at Gilford and Laconia High Schools, or by contacting the Babcocks, at 41 Haywagon Rd., Gilford, NH, 03249, or by calling 528-2820, or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 10:08

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Speare Hospital hosting Shamrock Shuffle March 14

PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital will be hosting its Shamrock Shuffle on March 14. Registration and sign-in will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the start of the race at 9 a.m. The race will start and finish is at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center in Plymouth.

The race was developed in response to an identified community health need to live a more active lifestyle, as it encourages active participation from participants of all ages and abilities. The course is a 5K (3.1 mile course) through the streets/neighborhoods of Plymouth offering a mix of straight flats, short hill climbs and easy down hill trots. The event is not officially timed, as the focus is to encourage community members to take steps toward a more active lifestyle.

Throughout the day there will be raffle tickets given out at registration, which will be awarded when everyone has finished the race. Proceeds from the event will support Speare's community outreach and health education programs.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 10:01

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Meredith Lions have scholarships for I-LHS seniors


MEREDITH — The Meredith Lions Club is again sponsoring three scholarships for graduating seniors from Inter-Lakes High School.

The first is the Meredith Lions Club scholarship which is awarded to a student who has shown interest and volunteered in their community and plans to further their education in any field but also plans to continue to give to their future community.The second scholarship honors Clyde Dolly, who was a charter member of the Meredith Lions Club. He was an excellent handy man and the club recognizes those seniors who plan to continue an education in the trades or a two year program.

The third is named for Robert "Bob" Valliere. He was a very active member behind the scenes in the town of Meredith and spent almost all of his life there involved in some sports program. A senior applying for this scholarship should be interested in the sports field plus community participation.

The club is also the steward of the Jan Adams Memorial Scholarship. Mrs. Adams was the school nurse at Inter-Lakes and a member of the Meredith Lions Club. Applications are available for any student from Meredith, Center Harbor or Sandwich who is attending an accredited school and studying any branch in the medical field. This is not limited to just seniors. All application forms are available at the guidance office at Inter-Lakes High School.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 09:13

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Selectboard candidates forum in Meredith on March 5

MEREDITH — A Meredith Select Board Candidates forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Meredith Community Center in Room B at One Circle Drive.

There are eight candidates vying for two seats on the board of selectmen. The forum, is coordinated by the Lakes Region Democrats, will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, a non-partisan political organization dedicated to a more informed voting public.

This forum will provide residents with the opportunity to meet and learn more about each candidate's positions and where they differ. It is also an opportunity for residents to share their concerns about the community with the candidates.

For more information please contact Liz Tentarelli Co-President of the Leagues of Women Voters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 763-9296.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 09:06

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