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September 26, 2012

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The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Haverhill Bank taps banking veteran to lead loan servicing

HAVERHILL - Stanley “Stan” R. Ward of Haverhill recently joined Haverhill Bank as assistant vice president of loan servicing. He succeeds Theresa J. Sarratora, who is retiring after nearly 45 years of service. Ward will oversee the loan maintenance and customer service aspect of the bank's lending portfolio. "I am pleased to welcome Stan to Haverhill Bank," said Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer. "Stan’s experience in loan service and customer care will help us continue toward our goal of providing exceptional loan service to our customers from the beginning of the process through the end. At Haverhill Bank, we service all of the loans we originate."

Ward previously served as assistant vice president of loan servicing at River Bank (formerly Lawrence Savings Bank), Lawrence. A graduate of North Andover High School, Ward has an associate’s degree from Northern Essex Community College. He is a former member of Haverhill Kiwanis. A depositor-owned institution, Haverhill Bank was founded in 1877 and is the oldest cooperative bank in Massachusetts. The bank’s Main Office is at 180 Merrimack St. and has in offices at 163 South Main St., 1094 Main St., 100 Lafayette Square, Haverhill High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and 6 West Main St., Merrimac.

Lawrence Cultural Council seeks members

LAWRENCE - The Lawrence Cultural Council has several openings and is looking for residents to fill them.

The council supports artistic, cultural and children's activities as well as field trips and performances.

Interested residents can contact Mayor William Lantigua’s office or go on the city's Website under “Boards & Commissions” to get an application. For information, contact the council through e-mail at lawrenceculturalcouncil@gmail.com.

Comedian performs for Timberlane scholarship

PLAISTOW - National comedian Joe Yannetty who has made more than 40 television appearances including having been seen on Comedy Central, and the late night talks shows as well as being a regular in Las Vegas and on cruises ships, will be appearing at Timberlane Regional High School, Thursday Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 with proceeds to benefit the Timberlane Scholarship Fund. This performance is open to the public.

Community organizer Juan Rangel to speak in Lawrence, Haverhill

LAWRENCE - Chicago-based community organizer Juan Rangel will speak on “Hispanics in America: The Next Successful Immigrant Group,” Oct. 9 from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at the Lawrence High School Performing Arts Center, 70-72 N. Parish Road.

His presentation will look at why he believes Hispanics have the potential to be the next successful immigrant group in America. In a recent article in the “Wall Street Journal” Rangel states, “Hispanics must be challenged to take full advantage of American possibilities through civic participation and deep investment in family, neighborhoods, and education.”

Rangel is the chief executive officer for the United Neighborhood Organization, metropolitan Chicago’s largest Hispanic community-based organization. For more than 25 years the group has focused on improving education, promoting citizenship, and cultivating leaders, all to ensure the economic advancement for generations of Hispanics, and setting an example of what’s truly possible.

At noon he will present the same lecture in Room 103AB in the Technology Center on the NECC Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St..

The lecture is sponsored by the White Fund and Northern Essex Community College.

Boys & Girls Club hosts college fair

LAWRENCE - The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is hosting its annual college fair Oct. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at 136 Water St.

College representatives from University of Massachusetts Boston, Lincoln Technical Institute, Curry College, University of Southern Maine, Stony Brook University in N.Y., Merrimack College, Fitchburg State University and others will participate.

Representatives will speak about programs, financial aid and scholarships available at their respective schools.

The college fair is open to the public.

For more information, contact Rhandy Audate, Assistant Director of Education at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence @ (978) 683-2747 Ext. 141 or email him at Rhandy.Audate@lawrencebgc.com.

Golf tournament to raise money for scholarship, Chris Boshar Fund

LAWRENCE - The Lawrence Rotary Club is having a Rotary Cup Golf Tournament Oct. 1 at Far Corner Golf Course in West Boxford.

The tournament will be “scramble” format with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is at 7 a.m. for registration and putting practice. Refreshments and a barbecue, raffle and prizes follow.

Proceeds will support the Lawrence Rotary’s Scholarship Fund, Community Outreach Programs with a portion will go to the Chris Boshar Foundation. Chris Boshar is the son of longtime Rotarian and past president Kathy Boshar, who suffered spinal injuries in a diving accident. To register and for further information go to http://lawrcup.golfreg.com.

Community Health Fair is Oct. 13

HAVERHILL - Merrimack Valley Hospital's annual Community Health Fair is Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health related organizations and businesses in the community are invited to reserve a free table. The event will include a free barbecue, music, demonstrations by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, Curious Creatures, martial arts demonstrations, fitness demonstrations, free bicycle helmets (while they last), face painting, sand art, giveaways and dozens of health related displays.

To reserve a table or for more information contact Katie at 978-521-8140. Visit online at merrimackvalley-hospital.org.

Craft fair and fall festival at Sacred Hearts School

Sacred Hearts School in Bradford will hold a craft fair and fall festival Friday, Sept. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes places indoors and outdoors and features 50/50 raffles both days as well as local crafters and artisans. Raffle items include an iPad, flat screen TV, cash and more. Also, games and activities for children. Limited space is still available for crafters. Applications are available at sacredheartsbradford.org. For more information send email to shsfallfair@yahoo.com.

Andover Senior Center open house ANDOVER - The Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court, will hold an open house Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? How about stepping into a pair of tap shoes and see where your feet take you? Would you like to share your passion for the great outdoors with new friends or discover a new you through exercise? Or is it time to discover the artist in you with wood carving, hooking, knitting or quilting? You will have a chance to talk with the people who run these programs and see what they have to share with you.