Corinthian Lodge #82
Saturday, October 20
you ever wanted to know about Freemasonry or had a family member who
was part of the fraternity? Come and visit us to learn more –
all are welcome!
Barnstead Parks & Recreation Fishing Derby
Community members chat over the scoring table.
Russ Foss shows off a catch.
The Howlett family fishes early Sunday morning. Maddy
Howlett (third from left) won first prize for her 10” fish.
Barnstead Parks & Recreation hosted their first ever fishing derby
on Sunday, September 23.
event marks the first the department has put on since its
re-establishment, and the family event drew a crowd to the
recreation pond off of Dunbarton Drive early Sunday morning,
finishing up in the afternoon with a cookout.
wonderful time was had by all, and ultimately, Maddy Howlett and
Kendall Foss tied for first prize, and each received a $25 Bass Pro
Shops gift card! Coming in second place was Lily and Brad Muir, and
in third, Nate Cormier.
Barnstead Parks & Recreation would like to thank all the supporters,
community organizations, and community members that helped make this
event happen. Thank you!
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
little practice reading or just love dogs? Register to read to Mack
our very special Reading Therapy Dog. Mack will be at the library on
Thursday, October 25th from 6-7pm. Sessions will run for 15 minutes
per family. Come in to the library or call 269-3900 to sign up for a
play Minecraft, Mario Kart or Zelda? Come to the library on Friday,
October 26th at 6:00pm for Game Night! You can play with our WiiU on
our large screen, use a tablet to play Minecraft, or bring your own
laptop or tablet to play along. Light refreshments will be served.
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about our
programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar
Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday:
10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday
and Monday: closed.
Pumpkin And Pine Church Fair
save the date, Saturday, November 3, 2018, for the Annual Church
Fair at The Congregational Church of North Barnstead from 9am -2pm.
year, our Church’s major fundraiser is a charming, old fashioned
church fair featuring a Cafe, home made items, a Silent Auction,
baked goods, gift items and treasures. We will have Extra
Sharp Cheddar Cheese for sale this year from Cabot Farm in Vermont.
will be items for sale from Ghana, Africa featuring their treasured
handwoven batik fabric.
include: Children’s, Christmas, Jewelry, Made in NH and raffle
items in the School House Cafe include: chili, grilled hamburgers
and hot dogs, home made desserts, salads, soups, breakfast items and
Burglarized In Locke Lake
Submitted By Ray O’Brien
ever thought that I would be writing this short note to you as a
afternoon September 30th, Sunday, at 4:30 PM, we were packing
up to go back to Medford when my wife opened the side door of
the car for my son’s wheelchair, she saw my jacket and a bag of two
or three small water bottles kept between the two front seats,
thrown to the middle of the car where Raymond’s wheelchair goes
behind the driver. They were not put there the night before when we
arrived home Saturday the 29th at 8 PM, as the wheelchair always
needs a clear path to go in and out of the car with nothing in its
was very strange that everything was moved!
looking around my wife saw that a small, soft, navy blue and white
bag that was also kept between the front seats was gone. In it was a
case with all her CDs and my small mini Nikon binoculars, also in a
small soft black case along with some loose change on the dash.
was there when we parked the car at 8 PM Saturday night. So between
Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday afternoon at 4:30 PM, someone went in
our car. Most likely our car was entered in the dark of night
between Saturday night and Sunday morning, September 29th and 30th.
I have always left my car unlocked on Bradford Lane, thinking nobody
would ever touch it...
is the bottom line, I learned my lesson to now lock my car and house
all the time, no matter what, and get a security camera system
installed. What worries me more is we have a thief that works in the
dark of night on Bradford Lane. Never in my 42 years at Locke Lake
has this ever happened to me...
thought I would just pass this on to you to Lock Your Cars and look
around before walking around at night.
now been reported to the Barnstead Police deptartment and they will
keep an eye on the area...
anyone can help recover our goods and identify the person who took
our belongings directly to the Barnstead NH police, I will offer a
$500 reward to the person who steps forward to help us, when the
person is arrested and prosecuted.
To The Editor
Although I have never been a “political junkie” (how my husband Bob
termed himself), I have always been a strong supporter of human
rights for all, regardless of race, religion, national origin,
gender, or other identifying factors. It has long been my view
that it is what’s in a person’s heart that matters, rather than
where they came from or who their parents were. My beliefs are
what lead me to support Ruth Larson for the NH House of
Representatives in District 8 (Alton, Gilmanton, and Barnstead).
area of LGBTQ rights is very important to me and has been an
evolving one. It has been and still is an experience for me,
with me being the student and two of my three grandchildren being
the teachers. I have watched them being brave enough to be
honest as to their identity. One of the grandkids is a
transgender male, and it has been a long journey for this young man.
Luckily my grandkids have very supportive families on all sides.
I know Ruth Larson supports my cause.
known Ruth Larson a long time and feel confident that if she is
elected to the NH House, she will support LBGTQ rights and will work
for acceptance of everyone facing these issues. But it is not
solely on this particular issue that I endorse her candidacy.
In my view Ruth is someone who will work hard for the betterment of
all, fully supporting public education and the agencies, such as
Community Action Program/Meals on Wheels, Planned
Parenthood/prenatal care, and Belknap County Conservation
many reasons, I urge the voters of this district to elect Ruth
Larson on November 6.
Immigration and immigration history and law in the US is complicated
and the word alone can create strong opinions about the subject. The
Congregational Church of North Barnstead, UCC (CCNB) will be
offering an opportunity for you to understand the complexities of
our immigration system and to have your questions answered.
Immigration 101 will be presented on Sunday, October 14 at 11:30 AM
at the church, located at 504 North Barnstead Rd. The program
will cover a brief history of US immigration law, current law and
policies, the role of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in NH,
stories from NH, and how to stay informed on the issues.
program is presented by the Granite State Organizing Project and the
NH Alliance of Immigrants and Refugees. All are welcome to join us
at 11:30 for this program. Worship services at CCNB are always at 10
AM. All ages are welcome! For more information about this
program or the church call 776-1820.
To The Editor
Preston’s slogan is, “I Care.” She CARES about public education. She
served multiple terms on the Barnstead School Board. She will work
to make education funding more fair to towns and more adequate. She
will protect public education from financial and other assaults. She
has pledged to support higher education, especially the Community
College system to ensure that NH has a qualified work force.
CARES about people. She feels that all people deserve respect no
matter what their circumstances. Hate is not tolerated. She
will make sure that NH gets its fair share of funding for affordable
health care for working people, families and the elderly. Kathy is
compassionate, yet has common sense when it comes to funding.
Preston CARES about citizenship and democracy. She, perhaps, values
her rights and privileges more than some of us, having lived under
Hitler’s regime as a child. Her right to vote is precious.
will truly represent all the citizens of Barnstead with civility and
cooperation in the NH House of Representatives.
CARE, too, VOTE for Kathy Preston on November 6th, 2018.
you for your consideration,
To The Editor
regard to the metal roof bid:
early summer, I made inquiries with Rick Duane in regard to the
salvage of said metal roof, as the building was to be demolished by
the town after ownership was transferred.
conversation took place with Karen Montgomery at Northway Bank in
mid-summer. I was informed that I was no the first to inquire about
September 24th, I spoke to Mr. Duane at his farm and was told that
it was between myself and one other party as to the roof, and was
asked if I was willing to pay for it. I was assured that there would
be no bidding war. I gave a verbal bid to Mr. Duane on the spot and
was told an answer would come in two weeks.
your answer - bidding war. No matter if it’s Washington, Concord, or
small town, tell you one thing and do another. Used to be that your
word was your bond.
To The Editor
Barnstead & Gilmanton voters should re-elect State Representative
Ray Howard on November 6.
worked closely with him over the past few years and found him to be
highly principled, intelligent, and fiscally conservative, with a
calm and pleasant demeanor. He does not believe that there is
any such thing as “free money,” whether it comes from the state or
federal government- it is just a way of disguising spending of our
state motto is “Life Free or Die,” which was adapted from a victory
toast by Revolutionary War hero General John Stark. The full
toast was “Live Free or Die- Death is not the worst of Evils.”
But one might ask what might be the worst of Evils?
Worst of Evils is, in my view, ever-expanding state and federal
governments, in which they week to intrude into every nook and
cranny of our lives. But our country was founded by diverse
people seeking freedom from oppressive governments. We are not
serfs, beholden to the government for everything.
Government should be strictly limited, and should stay out of our
bedrooms, out of our doctors’ offices, out of our social media and
on line retailer accounts, out of our libraries, and generally
should simply leave us alone! That has been the greatness of
America. It’s called freedom.
Howard’s opponent has never seen a tax and spend proposal she does
not support. Her agenda is so far left that I have often
referred to her as the Lakes Region’s Hanoi Jane. A vote for
her is a vote for higher taxes and larger government, including more
intrusions into the lives of our citizens.
support freedom and restoration of the New Hampshire Advantage by
re-electing Rep Ray Howard.
New Hampshire House of Representatives
County District 2- Gilford & Meredith
of The Florida Bar & the New Hampshire Bar
Michelle (Labrecque) Jimmo
Michelle (Labrecque) Jimmo, daughter of Albert R. and Pauline
(Salice) Labrecque, passed away peacefully at the University of
Vermont Medical Center on September 19, after a long illness. Her
longtime partner Mike Trayah and some of her family were able to be
a very kind person and avid reader. She also enjoyed knitting,
playing games on her tablet, watching classic TV shows like ‘the
Nanny’ and tending her garden, of which she was very proud. She also
loved animals especially her cat Cuddles and her hamsters Maxine and
with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Dennis
Labrecque and Michael Labrecque.
Survivors include her brothers: Paul Labrecque, Webster NH, and
Donald Labrecque, Mashpee, MA; and her sisters: Carol Drew, Paula
Huggins and Ann Philbrick of Ctr. Barnstead, NH, Donna Riley,
Scottsdale AZ, Diane Doner Salice, Concord NH, Cheryl Salice, Wilson
NC, Cindy Labrecque, Cook MN, and many extended family members.
graveside ceremony will be held for both Michelle and her late
brother Michael at Riverview Cemetery in Barnstead N.H., on Oct. 20,
2018 at 11:00 a.m. All family and friends are welcome to attend. A
remembrance gathering will immediately follow at Gene and Ann
Philbrick’s home at 273 Shackford Corner Road, Ctr. Barnstead NH.
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of
Vermont Medical Center Foundation- Renal Dialysis Education Fund,
Courtyard at Given 3N, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.