2 - October 14, 2011 | Salem Community Patriot Salemhaven’s Pick of the Litter
submitted by Patricia Mack, SARL This month’s special people and special pets
enjoyed a bright sunny day at Salemhaven when Abby, 7, a Spitz mix and Ralphie, 5, a Spitz/ Shetland mix from Salem Animal Rescue League, visited with residents who eagerly awaited their arrival. The relationship has proven to be a boost to everyone including the residents, animals, volunteers and the staff of both facilities.
Silverthorne Adult Day Center Celebrates 20 Years
Ross Moore with visitors Abby and Ralphie June and Dan Beaulieau
Masonic Lodge Open House
Saturday, Oct 15th, 9 to 3 All are welcome
View any Masonic Lodge in NH and ask any question.
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Fraternal organization in the world You won't be disappointed
For the nearest Lodge go to www.nhgrandlodge.org
submitted by Paula Faist Silverthorne Adult Day Center located on the campus of Salemhaven Nursing Home celebrated their 20 anniversary last week. Paula Faist, the director for the past 18 years, states they are proud to be part of the care offered to seniors in the community. “Silverthorne opened its doors back in January 1991 with three participants on census. We now have 42 on census with an average of 24
attending daily.” Silverthorne has a staff of nurses, aides, activity aides and volunteers who work diligently to keep all participants attending in a happy, safe, social setting. “I am happy to have a great team to work with, they truly go beyond the call of duty.” We truly try to be an extension of their family.” Silverthorne invites you all to stop by and visit anytime.
Band to March in Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan The Salem High School Blue Devils Marching Band and Color Guard will visit Arizona next year to march in the Fiesta Bowl Parade and compete in the Nation Band Championship. Band Director Marty Claussen, asked the
School Board to allow an overnight field trip for a tentative date of December 28, 2012 through January 2, 2013 to Arizona. Claussen recently learned the band was accepted to perform in Phoenix. “We received an invitation to come and participate once again in the Fiesta Bowl Parade and the National Band Championship,” said Claussen.
As part of the trip, students will march through
downtown Phoenix, compete in a field show at the University of Phoenix Stadium, and have a
chance to tour the area visiting the Grand Canyon and sightseeing in Jeeps.
Claussen said increasing flight costs could cause the band to charter a nonstop flight to Arizona, saying in the past the band flew commercial.
Band members will raise funds for the trip, with total costs per member being up to $1,500. To help reduce costs, the Parents Music Club hosts events to raise money. “The Parents Music Club is ongoing fund raising,” said Claussen, adding that they had raised over $100,000 a year over the past three years. The also have a fund to assist students with costs. The board voted unanimously to grant the request.
House Republican Leaders Respond to Legislation to Move $26 Million into Rainy Day Fund
submitted by House Republican Office House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) has offered the following statements in response to the House Rules Committee voting to allow Rep. Keith Murphy (R-Bedford) to introduce legislation to move any surplus from the last fiscal year into the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Currently, the Fund balance stands at just $9 million. House Speaker William O’Brien “Our Rainy Day Fund has been depleted to less than one-half of
1 percent of our annual state expenditures. The fiscally responsible decision is to take the unexpected surplus funds that we learned about last week and use them to shore up the Rainy Day Fund to an appropriate amount, so that our Treasurer can go to New York and push for a AAA bond rating, which would save us millions. Ideally, we’d like to see about 5 percent of annual state spending, or roughly $110 million, in the Rainy Day Fund, to stabilize and improve our bond rating and leave us well prepared for any future economic downturn.”
House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt
“One of the top priority for House Republicans next session will be to improve upon New Hampshire’s bond rating. The Democrats cleaned out our Rainy Day Fund to support their spending excesses. Republicans intend to rebuild our reserves, because we know that’s how responsible government should operate. We are still amazed at how Governor Lynch can go from coming ‘hat-in-hand,’ begging the legislature to help in fill his budget deficit by raiding dedicated funds, to having a $26 million surplus. While we will move forward on legislation to put any surplus into the Rainy Day Fund, we will wait until the state audit is complete to see if this $26 million is real or an illusion. Our philosophy is, ‘Trust but verify.’”
Finding God in All Things JESUIT SPIRITUALITY
You are cordially invited to three evenings at which the three Jesuits of the Parish of Saints Mary and Joseph will be giving presentations on Jesuit Spirituality. They will address the question: “What are the aspects of Jesuit Spirituality that have most importantly formed my own faith life?” The format is a half-hour talk followed by a time for questions and dialogue. Light refreshments will be available.
Wed., Oct. 19 Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, S.J.
Wed., Oct. 26 Fr. Thomas Frink, S.J. Wed., Nov. 16
Fr. John Michalowski, S.J. 7 – 8:30pm
St Julie Hall, behind St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem, NH
You are invited to attend Mass at 6:30 PM in St. Joseph church, before each of the presentations.
These presentations are intended to inauguratean on-going program on Jesuit Spirituality. Contemplative in Action
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