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Health Day Celebrated on April 7

by Doug Robinson Every year, World Health Day is celebrated

on April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for WHO. World Health Day is a global campaign,

inviting everyone – from global leaders to the public in all countries – to focus on a single health challenge with global impact. Focusing on new and emerging health issues, World Health Day provides an opportunity to start collective action to protect people’s health and well-being.

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The topic of World Health Day in 2012

is Ageing and health with the theme “Good health adds life to years.” The focus is how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and are a resource for their families and communities. Ageing concerns each and every one of us – whether young or old, male or female, rich or poor – no matter where we live. Previous years topics include Urbanization and Health, Save lives - Make hospitals safe in emergencies, Protecting health from climate change, and during 2007 - International Health Security.

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T e New England Predators met the Olympic Balashiha hockey team last week. Anton Kutlinsky of Olympic Balashiha in front, Brandon Crowther of the New England Predators in middle, and Yury Zverevof Olympic Balashiha in back.

by Kristen Hoffman Salem’s American Legion Post 63

Auxiliary welcomed a very special guest on March 31. Kris Nelson, the Legion’s National President made her fi rst visit to Salem’s post as part of a six-day visit to the Granite State. “The sole purpose is to support military

veterans and their families,” Nelson said. Faced with declining enrollment in both the Legion and the Auxiliary, Nelson said that it is part of her mission this year as president of the organization to attract younger members. New Hampshire’s American Legion


The First Congregational Church of Salem Sunday, April 8

6 a.m. – Sunrise Service 10 a.m. – Easter Worship

Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem

St. Joseph Church Easter Masses: Sunday, April 8:

7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.

Mary Queen of Peace Easter Masses: Saturday, April 7: 8 p.m. – Easter Vigil Sunday, April 8: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

The Rockingham Christian Church, Salem Sunday, April 8: 9 a.m. – Worship 10:15 a.m. – Worship 11:30 a.m. – Worship

The Salem United Methodist Churches Pleasant Street UMC: Saturday, April 7: 4:30 p.m. – Easter Vigil in Call Hall

Hannah Tenney Memorial UMC: Sunday, April 8:

6:00 a.m. – Sunrise Service at Scottish Highland Golf Course, Salem 11:00 a.m. – Easter Sunday Service

Granite United Church: Saturday, April 7 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8

8:45, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church Sunday, April 8

7:00 a.m. – Easter Sunrise Service Outdoors in the Memorial Garden 9 a.m. – Easter Service with choir, followed by a pot-luck brunch in Fellowship Hall Piano Bar Tues. & Weds. Evenings

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Rockingham Park Boulevard to be Resurfaced by DOT

by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Improvements to Rockingham Park

Boulevard will integrate traffi c signals, replace guardrails, and resurface the roadway according to New Hampshire Department of Transportation. During a presentation to the Board of Selectmen, DOT Pavement Management Engineer Kevin Prince said plans to pave the sixth of a mile road were underway. He said a contractor would be doing the work primarily at night. “Whatever the contractor cold plains out in the evening, they will have to have repaved in the morning,” said Prince. Paving work will take place between

6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Other improvements include replacement of guardrails, upgraded drainage system, and integrating traffi c lights with those on Route 28. Prince said the guardrails were out of date and the contractor would work on replacing them when paving was not in operation. As for drains, he said the current ones were deplorable. “Some of them have seen better days; they’re falling apart,” he said. Drains will be replaced and lined with plastic to increase operation life. The project will cost about $1.4 million to complete, with eighty percent of funds

coming from federal grants and twenty percent from the state. “Traffi c will always be able to get through,” said Prince. Town Manager Keith Hickey said the town will also pave the intersection with Route 28 and Veterans Memorial Parkway this summer..

Selectman Everett McBride inquired if the

town’s portion of paving could be integrated with the work of the contractor, but was informed that federal regulations would raise costs. The work is scheduled to begin in July and be completed by September.

Auxiliary President Irene Lewis also attended the event. Right now, the medium age for members of the Auxiliary is 60, and the medium age is only expected to get higher in the next few years. “We’re challenging Departments to get younger members involved,” Nelson said. The American Legion refers to states as

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Volume 5 Number 38 April 6, 2012 16 Pages

Salem Family Hosts Russian Hockey Players

by Chris White It’s not often that people

have the chance to meet their counterparts from the other side of the world, but the Crowther family of Salem took advantage of the rare opportunity to do so last week. Through the New England Predators’ participation in the 2012 Transatlantic Invitational Hockey Tournament in Somerville, MA, the Crowthers hosted two 12- year-old Russian hockey players from Moscow, Anton Kutlinsky and Yury Zverev, during their stay in the United States. Scott and Martha Crowther

own the New England Predators hockey team, which operates out of Haverhill. Their 12-year- old son, Brandon, plays for the Predators and helped his team win the bronze medal in the 1999 (12-year-old) Bantam Division on Sunday, April 1 – the fi nal day of the Transatlantic Tournament. The Predators, who were the

only American team to place in their division, competed against Russian teams – Loko Yaroslavl, Silver Wolfs Tatarstan, and Olympic Balashiha – and American teams – Boston Stars and South Shore Conquistadors. Members of each American team hosted the members of a Russian team when they were away from the rink. The members of the

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American Legion Auxiliary Post 63 Welcomed National President

Nelson with Emma Joudrey, 5 and Grace Joudrey, 7 1/2. T e ladies are making poppies

Staff photos by Chris White

Staff photos by Kristen Hoffman

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