Epsom Public Library Youth Events:
Monday, July 28 at 2 pm “Rainbow Loom Fun:”Bring your own loom and
bands for an afternoon of creativity. Snacks will be provided. Sign
ups are encouraged.
Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm the library will show the Family
Movie, “Rio 2” rated G. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
Friday, August 1st at 6 pm: Teen Movie “Non-Stop” rated PG-13. Pizza
and drinks included.
For more information call the library at 736-9920.
Congratulations to Austin Ladd for being named to the 6th grade
honor roll at Epsom Central School, and to Derek Ladd for earning
all A’s for his freshman year at Pembroke Academy.
Letter To The Editor
This letter responds to Nancy Heath’s letter in which she called
five of our Supreme Court Justices “old, conservative,
Judeo-Christian male chauvinist pigs.” This type of hateful
rhetoric is exactly what is wrong with our country and our politics,
as people like Nancy Heath take extreme positions and spout hateful
rhetoric while failing to consider the logic or reason behind
decisions she does not agree with.
Ms. Heath somehow makes the illogical conclusion that because a
Christian-owned closely held company does not have to pay for
certain types of birth control, that the company is denying women
the their choice of birth control.
Ms. Heath fails to realize that freedom of religious expression is a
Constitutional right, whereas insurance coverage for birth control
is not a right; in fact, it is a relatively new requirement mandated
by the federal government. The fact that Ms. Heath tries to
equalize a right enshrined in our Constitution with an insurance
requirement passed by the federal government is alarming.
If Ms. Heath truly believes that women should be equal and free (as
I do), then how can she insist that women not be responsible for
their own decisions? If you believe as I believe, that the personal
decisions a woman makes in her bedroom are totally private and
nobody else’s business, then doesn’t true equality and independence
mean being responsible for those private decisions and not demanding
that others pay for them?
If Ms. Heath wants equality, then perhaps she should stop pushing
positions that foster irresponsibility and dependence on others, for
all that does is set back our progression toward a truly equal
J. Brandon Giuda
To the Epsom Central School Staff and Students:
How do we even begin to thank you for all of the support you have
shown (and continue to show) our family through our Mom’s illness.
As you know, she is at Concord Hospice House, where she is treated
with wonderful care and compassion.
Thank you so much to each and every one of you for the cards, food,
the collection, kind words, prayers, and the visits. We are so
incredibly grateful. On behalf of our Mom and Dad, thank you from
the bottom of our hearts.
Corrine & Terry
Casavaugh & Family
Colleen & Gary Rousseau & Family
Bill Neely & Family
Letter To The Editor
“HEAR ME ROAR”
July 16 SVS, I was thrilled to see the 3 excellent responses to my
SVS letter of July 9 re the Hobby Lobby Corporation decision by US
Supreme Court. I particularly loved Diane Rider’s throwback to the
60s, Helen Reddy singing “I am woman, hear me roar...”. It was also
interesting to read her reasoning as to why a woman’s value was
about 2/3 of a man’s value in agrarian cultures about 4000 years
I think Gene Matras and I have debated via SVS before. In his
letter, Mr Matras implied I do not respect his opinion re forms of
birth control brought in the suit by Hobby Lobby Corporation. Quite
to the contrary, I do respect Mr Matras’ opinion and his right to
live according to his beliefs. However, Mr Matras, when it comes to
“my” personal uterus, “your” personal opinion holds no standing (I
have not even met you). I believe public policy should leave
artificial birth control choices to woman, partner and doctor.
Steve and Lea Adams reminded me that “...potential constituency
is... 50% men... fair to assume a percentage of that populace (would
not vote for me)...”. I believe the higher percentage of men will
agree with me, at least on this one issue. Most men choose not to
father more than 2 children. Some men and women choose
companionship, but not kids. Relatively few men (and women) choose
large families. But, for those who do (and especially those who
adopt/foster), I say ‘more power to ya’!
I will concede that referring to the 5 Supreme Court Justices (whose
majority found in favor of Hobby Lobby Corporation) as “old,
‘conservative’, Judeo-Christian, male chauvinist pigs” (three times)
may have been a bit hyperbolic.
Nancy Heath is a candidate for NH State Representative District 29
Epsom Food Pantry
Another good week at the Food Pantry. We picked up another delivery
from the Manchester Food Pantry and received a great selection of
Another suggestion would be to the folks who have chickens. Any
extra eggs would be gratefully received.
To our members, do remember that if getting to the pantry is a
problem just call and let me know and we will fill your order and
someone will bring it to you.
To all you wonderful people who bring food to either the library or
the Pharmacy or even to the Pantry itself, thank you so much. It
truly has been a blessing to our endeavor to have all our Epsom
families eating well.
Until next time,