Hudson - Litchfield News October 22, 2010 - 5
Kiss the Cow
As is the tradition at the end of Spirit Week, the class advisor for the winning class is al- lowed as a reward to kiss the cow (pictured at left). This year, it was Mr. Bastien, and the cow was Maple, a brown Swiss heifer.
AA Offers Holiday Options
by Doug Robinson The Alkathon Committee of Alcoholics
Anonymous has received permission from the Hudson Board of Selectmen to sponsor use of the Hudson Community Center on December 24 and December 25 for the purpose to “provide a safe and healthful environment for those persons with a desire to stay sober during the holiday season.” The request presented to the Board of Selectmen stated that the “events at the Community Center have been a success in every respect, and with your permission, we would like to the opportunity to do the same this year.” Those who wish for more information about
this event are encouraged to call 318-1650, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
submitted by Hudson- Litchfield Rotary Club The Hudson-
Litchfield Rotary Club recently donated new refrigerators to the Litchfield Food Pantry and to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Hudson. Pictured are Rotarians Bob Prince, Rick French, Carol Droznick, Hudson Food Pantry Director Pauline Boisvert, Elaine Cutler, Joe Ireland, Sean Duffy, and Jim Garvey.
NH Fish & Game Online Survey
If you had a New Hampshire hunting license in 2009, watch for a letter in the mail this November from New Hampshire Fish and Game on how to participate in an important online deer management survey. Fish and Game is conducting the survey to gather opinions from a wide range of hunters regarding their preferences as they pertain to buck age-structure management. Over the last few years, an increasing number of hunters
have asked Fish and Game to implement buck age-structure management regionally or throughout the state in an effort to increase the number of older-aged (i.e., large-antlered) bucks available to hunters. In order to identify the preferences and priorities of New Hampshire’s deer hunters, Fish and Game is conducting an unprecedented effort to survey every person who had a New Hampshire hunting license in 2009. Instructions on how to participate in the online survey will be mailed in November, and hunters will have two weeks to respond. The survey will be online only; due to cost and logistics, no paper copies of the survey will be issued.
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RAD Can Save Your Life – Join the Ranks of Certified RAD Women Today!
by K. Dufour Women, ranging in age from early teens to late 70s and from all over southern New Hampshire, gathered to learn about self-defense at the Hudson Police Department’s (HPD) newly revived RAD Class. Nearly 30 women from the area attended the month-long class for a series of four Sunday RAD classes. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, is a class offered across the nation in an effort to give women a sense of how to defend themselves in case of an emergency. As each woman introduced herself, it became clear that, for many, this was a necessary measure to be taken in order to feel safe. Officer Adam Lischinsky of the HPD has brought RAD back to Hudson and offers the class two or three times a year, with the help of various trained RAD instructors. Each of the instructors has years of experience in law enforcement and/or martial arts training. They made it clear that in order to protect yourself, the first measure you must take is to avoid threatening situations when at all possible. Beyond that, however, the instructors systematically taught many useful techniques to fend off an attacker in the event of an emergency. The feeling of empowerment grew over the four-week period, as each of us could see that we are in control of our lives and safety. Taking simple measures, such as casing
our own homes for safety, being aware in and around our vehicles, and, most importantly, trusting our instincts upon entering threatening situations, helped many of the women gain confidence in their ability to avoid or survive such situations. The nature of the class
is very hands-on and, at times, was overwhelming. The benefits and advice put into practice gave each of the attending women a true benefit from the guidance and practice taught in the class. On the fourth Sunday,
each of the participants were given the opportunity to suit up in protective gear and take part in a
simulation of various events to practice their newly learned skills from the life-saving class. The nerve-racking task to complete – purposely putting yourself in a position to be attacked and have to fight back (with safety officers and padding, of course) – was both exciting and scary. This beneficial way of protecting yourself against possible dangerous situations where they may be in danger taught all who participated how to handle themselves competently. “I was definitely nervous at the last class. But once I got through it, I felt strong and I have so much more confidence in myself now,” notes Susan, a RAD student. Other women shared their thoughts as
well: “I only wish each woman in my life would go through the class and feel the same empowerment,” as one newly confident student put it. Another stated, “I am encouraging everyone to look into this amazing class and think about taking it. It will change your life... seriously. It may even save your life one day.” Contact the Hudson Police Department at 886-6011 or any local police station that offers RAD courses, and join the ranks of RAD- certified women! If you have previously taken a RAD class, you are encouraged to repeat the class for free as a certified member any time you need to practice the skills, and encourage your friends to join you.
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