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THE WEIRS TIMES, Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Laconia, NH 03246 Permit No. 188

VOLUME 19, NO. 18

THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010

COMPLIMENTARY

AFGHANISTAN

- PART FOUR -

NOTES FROM

by LtCol Michael Moffett, USMCR

Weirs Times Columnist

CAMP LEATHER- NECK, AFGHAN-

ISTAN -- Our six-vehi c le convoy trav-

eled in the dark to the logistics base in Sham Shad run by the Second Battalion, Second Marine Regiment (2/2). The next day we mounted up and drove east into the desert before traveling cross-country to the south, away

from likely sites for improvised explosive devices (IEDs). We then turned west and drove back into the Helmand River Valley, the belly of the snake, where Weap- ons Company of 2/2 had Patrol Base Gorgak in the village of Laki. I’d heard much about 2/2’s dis- mounted night movement into Laki earlier in the year, and wanted to talk to Marines there, although the

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Northern New England Home, Garden & Flower Show



Fri.-Sun., May 14th

The Northern

New England Home, Garden and Flower Show will return to the Fryeburg Fair- grounds and cel- ebrate its ninth year May 14- 16th. The Fryeburg

Nicole Guarino (right) of Unique Ambiance Hair Studio (279-9922) in Meredith created the Weirs Beach headpiece made out of synthetic hair worn by Maggie Locke as part of the International Fantasy Hair and Modeling Competition held at the Verizon Wireless Arena last month.

Nicole’s was one of over 30 entries from as far away as Florida.

DAVID LAWTON PHOTO

-16th

Center Pull

Out Section Highlighting the Big Show

Coming Up in

show occupies seven major ex- hibit halls and six acres of the fairgrounds with outside displays. With all the trappings of a country fair in May including fair food and children amusements this event has a flavor that is festive and unique

Fryeburg, Maine

at Fryeburg Fairgrounds

Inside This Week:

among home and garden shows. More than 300 booths wi l l fi l l the exhibit halls, showcasing the newest energy effi- cient products and services for the home and garden. Outdoor displays include manu- factured homes, power equipment,

fencing, and recreational sports equipment, commercial and spe- cialized garden centers, landscape displays, crafters and artisans, Meet the Chefs cooking series, on-

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