Dyani Riel of
Center Barnstead has been named to the Deanís List at The New Hampshire
Technical Institute for the fall term where she is enrolled in the Dental
Assisting Program. She is a 2007 graduate of Prospect Mountain High School
and the daughter of Steven Riel and Deborah Chagnon.
Milena Lodestein-Riel of Center Barnstead has been named to the Deanís List
for the fall term at New Hampshire Technical Institute where she is enrolled
in the Architectural Engineering Technology Program. Milena graduated from
Forestry University in Sofia, Bulgaria with a degree in Mechanical
Engineering. She is the wife of Colter Lodestein-Riel and daughter in-law of
Kevin Riel of Center Barnstead.
Calling all men! The Center Barnstead Christian Church will be having a free
Menís Breakfast on Saturday, January 17th at 7:30 AM. This will be a good
time of food and fellowship. Due to the weather, the Menís Breakfast was
canceled in December, so we will be doing the gift exchange this month. If
you would like to participate, please bring a small gift ($5.00 or less)
with you. There will also be a brief update given on the Proverbs Men. We
look forward to seeing you there! The Center Barnstead Christian Church is
located next to the Town Hall on Route 126, off Route 28. For more
information, please call the church at 269-8831.
Employee Suffers Medical Emergency
On December 27, 2008, Tim Smith of Barnstead, New Hampshire suffered a
ruptured aneurysm on the right side of his brain while driving a Barnstead
Highway Department plow truck. Although he was able to stop the truck
without injury to himself or damage to the vehicle, Tim was left slumped
over the wheel of the truck. Medical assistance was summoned by another
driver, and Tim was transported by Barnstead Fire Rescue ambulance to
Concord Hospital and then on to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in
Emergency surgery was performed that afternoon to repair the aneurysm and to
remove the debris from the rupture. After a four and one half hour surgery,
Tim was transferred to Intensive Care. There, he remains in a coma, while
his life-partner, Amy Hall and his two daughters, Kayley and Mariya, remain
strong in spirit through the long wait for Tim to awaken from the coma. Also
in attendance are his brother and sisters, numerous relatives and many
friends. A journal of their vigil and many messages of encouragement can be
A native of Barnstead, Tim has been a long-time member of Barnstead Fire
Rescue, Inc., is very active in fire company activities, and currently
serves as a Lieutenant for the Barnstead Fire Rescue Department. He worked
for many years for Eastern Propane. He has recently joined the Barnstead
Highway Department as a member of the Road Crew. He is loved and
appreciated by many family members and friends.
A fund has been established at Citizens Bank to help Tim and his family with
the expenses of his hospitalization and recovery. Donations to the Timothy
Smith Benefit Fund can be made by any of the following actions:
ē Bring to any Citizens Bank branch in the Concord/Lakes Region area.
ē Mail to the Citizens Bank Pittsfield branch at 54 Main Street, NH-437,
Pittsfield, NH 03263.
ē Mail to Barnstead Fire Rescue, Inc. at P.O. Box 117, Barnstead, NH 03218,
ē Bring to the fire station in Center Barnstead beside Town Hall.
Please make all checks payable to the Timothy Smith Benefit Fund.