Barnstead NH News

February 4, 2009



Clifton (Joe) and Debra Currier of Barnstead are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Currier to Frank K. Babcock, son of Frank E. Babcock, Jr. of Gilmanton and Debra Hilliard of Franklin. A September, 2009 wedding is planned.



Hiking on Snowshoes

by Joyce Beairsto
The Womenís Fellowship of the Congregational Church of North Barnstead (UCC) is sponsoring a family snowshoe hike on Feb. 21st at 10 AM. The snow date is Feb. 22nd at noon.

Plan to bring your snowshoes  and  park at 1080 North Barnstead Rd. The hike will use woods roads, explore the northern parts of North Barnstead, and go on Blue Job Mountain towards Strafford for about 60-90 minutes.

All are welcome to a pot luck lunch of soup, hot coffee, hot chocolate, tea and yummy desserts at the Barrafordís at 1080 North Barnstead Rd.

Plan to enjoy hiking on snowshoes!  All are invited.  Please RSVP to Cate at 776-5522 or e-mail her at



Letter to the Editor
Full Serve Gas Station Troubles

Dear Editor,
I am writing to let your readers know what has happened to me.

Back in Sept. of 2008 I went to a full service gas station in Epsom to get my gas and took out the money for gas that I had set aside for my budget to be pumped by the service station personnel. I had 20 dollars in my hand and was in full view when the lady asked me how much? I told her 20 dollars. She then went back and started the pumping and came back and started a conversation on how to figure out how to price for miles to gallon.

She had to talk with someone as she filled the car. When she came back she asked me to agree to make a bill for the amount that was left that I didnít order. She then told me that if I didnít agree to pay for it that she would have to take it out of her pocket. I did come up with $5 more.

Self Serve you pump, you pay what you pump. At full service, you tell them what you want and then pay them for pumping.

Then in Jan. 2009 I stopped back and got some gas. The amount I asked for the car didnít take and was waiting for change. She didnít come out. My passenger went in as I have a knee injury and she took the change out of her pocket.

The last time I stopped there I was refused service. I asked to speak to the manager, I beeped, she said she was the manager. Didnít tell me before.  Again, I was left feeling like a victim of extortion.

The Epsom Police called me back and told me that I didnít have to pay for the overage.
Respectfully Submitted

Carol Parelius
Barnstead, NH




Our ďsnowman familyĒ, including us (Allyson and Joe), Emma(6), Zack (9), the new baby Molly and our dog Gracieó snowman yard art created by Emma and Allyson Vignola with lots of laughs!













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