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Scene Setters, Oct. 2

Ray Eaton was honored as the Granite State Telephone Co., Hometown Hero on Sept. 16 as part of the company's Customer Appreciation Day. Eaton has a long history of volunteering in Weare, beginning at age 12, when he became a junior firefighter.After serving four years in the Air Force during World War II, he joined the fire department just as his father, Guy Eaton, a charter member, retired. He served the department for 62 years. From left: Ray Eaton with Susan King, of Granite State Telephone, and Cap. David Hewey, the previous recipient of the award. (COURTESY)
The Merrimack High School Varsity Cheer team recently raised funds through 50/50 sales at the Merrimack vs. Bishop Guertin varsity football game for hurricane relief. The winner of the raffle decided to donate her winnings back to the program. The sale raised a total of $455, which was used to purchase baby food, diapers, cleaning supplies, water, pet supplies, batteries and more. Members of the team also donated their own items. These items were then donated to the Stuff A Bus event put on by Student Transportation of America in Merrimack. All the the items will be donated to families in need in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. (COURTESY)
Nearly 70 employees from LTC Partners participated in the United Way of the Greater Seacoast's 26th annual Day of Caring on Sept. 13. The event brings hundreds of volunteers together from local companies and organizations to work on projects at area nonprofits, schools and libraries. (COURTESY)
Ahmed Selimovic, a junior midfielder and defenseman for New Hampshire's Global Premier Soccer Club and the Memorial High Crusaders, recently earned a full-year scholarship from Mathnasium in north Manchester to keep his grades competitive for college and career pursuits. From left: Dr. Scott Methe, the owner of the North Manchester center, presents the scholarship to Ahmed. (COURTESY)
Twenty-five golf teams participated in the recent 15th annual Cashin Senior Activity Center tournament at the Derryfield Golf Course.The tournament was started by attorney David Dixon, who died two years ago, to raise funds for the center's programs. Fundraising efforts under his leadership raised more than $400,000. Checking in golfers at the registration table, from left, are Senior Services Director Gail Senno and volunteers Carol Donahue and Kathy Peterson.  (COURTESY)