Forum, June 7: Learn About Lebanon Woman’s Club on Saturday

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Learn About Lebanon Woman’s Club

The Lebanon Woman’s Club will hold a bake sale on Alumni Day, Saturday, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The bake sale will take place at the Marion Carter Home, located on the corner of Campbell Street and Bank Street.

Marion Jackson Carter, the last surviving child of H.W. Carter, lived in this historic landmark until her death in 1961. She left the house in an endowed trust for the use of select Lebanon organizations that contribute to the betterment of Lebanon’s future citizens.

Members of the Lebanon Historical Society will be joining us to sell their books, including some old yearbooks. All proceeds from the bake sale will be used to freshen up the Marion Carter Home by making and purchasing new curtains for the lower level of the house.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday as we all enjoy the Lebanon Alumni Day festivities. Stop by to pick up some nice homemade goodies and learn more about the Lebanon Woman’s Club. We appreciate your support.

Ellen M. Bailey, President

Lebanon Woman’s Club

OCD Awareness Walk on Saturday

Mountain Valley Treatment Center, a not-for-profit, residential program for adolescents suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and related disorders, will be hosting the second annual “1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk” on Saturday.

Mountain Valley is partnering with OCD New Hampshire, the official affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, to sponsor this event on our beautiful Pike campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a cookout will follow. All are welcome, and there is no charge for the event.

Our goal is to help those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders to live full and productive lives. We aim to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.

To register for the walk, or to donate, please visit the event website at https://www.crowdrise.com/PikeNHOCDWalk.

We thank you for your support and participation.

Carl J. Lovejoy, Associate Executive Director

Mountain Valley Treatment Center

School Budgets Are Us

As a non-property owner and, being in my mature, post-family-raising years, my only dog in the school budget fight is a general interest in the welfare of society, so my opinions may carry less weight than others.

It’s reasonable that people should keep a sharp eye on school budgets and always demand thorough justification for requested increases in spending. It’s reasonable to consider the financial burdens on everyone, especially property owners who may be struggling financially.

But money isn’t the only valued coin of the realm we have, and perhaps it’s long overdue to recognize that Everything Is Us. We are the government; we are the services we want and need; there is no magic Provide Everything At No Cost Or Inconvenience Fairy.

America’s strong spirit of volunteerism often means, “I’ll lavish my love on my pet projects and everything else is someone else’s problem.”

Clean, safe, well-supplied schools where children have good academics and a wealth of “elective” choices are essential — as much as air and water are — to the survival of our species.

If we don’t pay in one way, we’re going pay in a lot of others. Let’s choose to pay in the best ways. How can we get involved? What talents can you use from us? What urgent needs can we alleviate with our time and hands? What ongoing needs can a network of community stakeholders — i.e. all of us — help provide?

Can we talk?

Sarah Crysl Akhtar


Memories Better Than Technology

How sad that this generation will have, when they are “of an age,” only a push-button to remember — instead of the fond memories that “ladies lingerie” brought forth. The “clickers” that signaled it was time for the elevator to start its journey to your destination, with the operator knowing exactly where you could find what you were looking for. The sometimes-sudden lurch as it started its downward trip. Oh, so many good memories!

Technology is good, but memories are better.

Lucille Wolf

Bradford, Vt.