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October 9, 2013

Games rescheduled due to West Nile threat

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On Valentine’s Day, people gathered together around the world at the same exact time to dance to the same choreographed routine, to sing the same music to send the message that violence, especially the abuse of women in many parts of the world must stop.

White Cane Safety Day Oct. 15

Local blinded war veteran Gerard Boucher wants to remind drivers about those who are blind and visually impaired, and to recognize the importance of White Cane Safety Day as a reminder to be observant of pedestrians who are using white canes or guide dogs when they are out on a walk.

In the 45 years since White Cane Safety Day was first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson, Americans who are blind or have low vision have achieved substantial progress. By joint resolution approved on Oct. 6, 1964, the Congress designated Oct. 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day to recognize the contributions of Americans who are blind or have low vision.

Boucher said he wants drivers to be more aware of those using white canes and guide dog travelers all year long, and not just on White Cane Safety Day.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

The Salvation Army of Haverhill is in need of volunteers as well as paid bell ringers for the upcoming holiday season.

Interested applicants can apply at The Salvation Army, 395 Main St. More information is available from Lt. Jeff Hardy at 978-374-7571.

Salvation Army accepts applications for youth programs

The Salvation Army of Haverhill is accepting applications for its youth programs, all of which are free.

Applications are available at The Salvation Army, 395 Main St. More information is available from Lt. Jeff Hardy at 978-374-7571.

Laparoscopic surgery seminar planned

“Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery: We Can, But Does That Mean We Should?” a Medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Medical Group General Surgeon Robert Moore, MD, will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Holy Family Hospital’s ground floor auditorium.

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