Save the Date!!!
Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be holding their Annual
“Fall Fair” on November 10th from 9am-2pm.
Sylvia’s hot donuts will be available as well as lunch –will also be
available to take out.
and check us out. We look forward to seeing you!
Snowmobile Safety Course with the Suncook Valley Snoriders. November
10,2018 at the Barnstead Fire & Rescue 8:00a-3:00p. Lunch is
provided. Students must be 12years old by the end of the riding
season. Parents are encouraged to attend. Please pre-register and
any questions contact Joe Hough 603-608-6977.
Valley Snoriders 18th annual Ham&Bean Supper, November 10,2018 at
the Barnstead Parade Fire Station from 5:00p-7:00p. Adults:
$8.50; Ages 6-12 $5.00; Ages 5 and under eat Free. We invite our
SVSR trail system Landowners to come on down for a free hot meal and
a hearty Thank you from the Suncook Valley Snoriders snowmobile
5 to 9
White Oak Road
will be games and a place to share food stuff in the old farm stand,
for those more comfortable with walls and a roof.
consider bringing some food to share and any beverages you’d like to
drink. Brought to you by the Barnstead Agricultural Association.
For more information call: 603-776-8989.
Women’s Club of OLOL/St.Joseph will be holding their annual Xmas
Bazaar on Sat., 11/3/18, from 9:00-2:00 pm in the parish hall in
Northwood, NH. (Next to Northwood town hall). There will be a white
elephant table, craft items, knitted goods and our cookie walk. We
will have a lunch to enjoy while you shop and new this year, a
children’s corner where they can shop for Xmas gifts and also enjoy
making some crafts.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library NEWS
Saturday, November 3rd at 11am Ann Cwik of Unless Flower Farm will
be conducting a flower comb workshop at the library. Registration
and a $5.00 fee is required to cover the cost of materials.
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
Wednesday, November 7th from 3-4pm. Sessions will run for 15 minutes
per family. Come in to the library or call 269-3900 to sign up for a
at the library on Friday, November 9th at 6:00pm for a special
holiday movie night! We will be showing “A Charlie Brown
Thanksgiving” and providing a Thanksgiving theme craft project.
Light refreshments will be served and pajamas and cuddling items are
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
Congregational Church of North Barnstead, located at 504 North
Barnstead Rd, will hold their annual church fair on Saturday,
is something for everyone of all ages at the fair! A
specialty extra sharp Cabot cheese will be sold this year and as
well as a variety of baked goods including pies. The School
House Cafe will have breakfast and lunch items for sale throughout
the Fair: soup and chili, grilled burgers and hotdogs, coffee and
Silent Auction will feature two pieces of vintage church furniture,
gift cards, ski tickets, paintings by local artists, fall decor, pet
items, a woman’s cross country ski set, vintage clothing items,
Featured tables include: Christmas, jewelry, Children’s items,
handmade in NH, creative and colorful batik creations from Ghana,
Africa. Raffle items will be available.
join us for our fair fundraiser which supports local community needs
and mission projects.
call April at 630-3083 with questions.
To The Editor
it is true that all politics is local. I watch what is going on in
Washington and, though I try to educate myself on the issues and
facts, it can feel overwhelming and I often feel powerless to make a
that I have a much better chance of actually knowing and talking to
my state legislators – and I have. And while I have never missed an
opportunity to vote in any election, whether national, state, or
local (e.g. school and select board), the mid-terms occurring on
November 6, 2018 seem especially important if there is ever to be a
balance of power in our NH house and senate, a return to
collaboration and compromise, and an effort to work for what is best
for all NH citizens.
had the pleasure of getting to know Ruth Larson over the past 20
months or so and even before she announced her candidacy for
representative in the floterial District 8 (Alton, Barnstead, and
Gilmanton), I saw in her a clear eye, a steady disposition, a deep
understanding of issues, an objective and fair outlook, and a good
heart. She knows her neighbors and their concerns. She has
worked to give a voice to those who otherwise may not have one. She
is committed to her community. She will put “servant” back into the
term “public servant,” which is what we used to expect our elected
officials to be and yet most seem to have forgotten. Ruth Larson
will serve us well. Vote on November 6.
To The Editor
writing to introduce myself as a candidate for State Representative
I was saved by a stranger who hid me in a hayloft from Nazis. The
rest of my Jewish family of 28 were murdered in the Holocaust.
with my husband and sons 37 years ago to Barnstead. I’ve been a
volunteer EMT, a 15-year school board member, and I am a current
planning board member.
Recently I was shocked to see neo-Nazis marching here in America,
re-energized in the current climate. The hatred in their faces was
like those who marched in my hometown 75 years ago. Having
experienced persecution, I know the individual duty that exists in
guarding the freedoms we all enjoy.
past we seemed to be able to find common ground and solutions to
problems. Now we are deeply divided. I want to make a stand against
this divisive climate, not from a partisan position, but as a
neighbor. We have so much more in common than the political climate
wants us to believe. As your representative I will promote civil,
Education should be practical and designed to equip our children for
the future. I hope to promote more opportunity for the pursuit of
vocational, as well as academic, pathways.
to reach across the ideological fence to find ways to help fund our
schools and services, with an emphasis on alleviating the
inequitable financial burden of homeowners.
I am a
public speaker, using my life story as an example of the effect of
hatred and prejudice. The way a message of tolerance resonates with
youth gives me hope for the future. I always end my talks with the
suggestion that instead of hatred, we should try love for a change.
been an honor and privilege to serve you these past two years. In
thinking about what to write in this adversarial political climate,
I realized we all have different philosophies on what is the right
way to vote. What I learned during my time as a State Representative
is that we can all get along and get great legislation passed. In
addition, we can work to stop bad legislation as well.
on I learned that it is better to stop bad legislation than to pass
something just for the sake of doing so. I also realized that the
devil is in the details.
currently on the E & A (Environmental & Agricultural) Committee in
Concord. I am one of three farmers on this committee of 20.
Although I am an accountant by trade, farming is my passion. Having
been involved with our family farm for almost two decades now,
farming is crucial to Barnstead and our State. It is important that
we create an atmosphere to promote our agricultural roots and
persevere for future generations. As a state we can only feed
6% of our population
The E &
A committee works well together and most of the bills that come out
of this committee are unanimous – meaning 100% bipartisan. I believe
it is the committee work that matters most in Concord.
the best privileges is meeting and greeting the BES 4th grade class
that visits the State House each year. I was so impressed at the
knowledge of these young students and their willingness to engage in
a civil, open, and honest debate. Kudos to the teachers and parents
of the amazing students.
asking for your vote on November 6th to again serve Barnstead in the
New Hampshire State House.
M. Chagnon of Barnstead, NH passed away October 20th at the age of
72 at the Hospice House in Concord.
born to Nelson and Pearl Chagnon of Pittsfield.
survived by his wife Margaret Chagnon along with his sons Daniel
Chagnon and Lance Tasker. His son Shane preceded him in death.
also survived by his grandchildren, Amber Allen, Bryon Chagnon, and
Levi Charter. He also had two great grandchildren Anastasia and
Arora. The second youngest of twelve brothers and sisters, he is
survived by four brothers and three sisters.
was drafted into the Navy and then retired from NH DOT Highway
Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cribbage night
with his friends. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all he
left behind. A memorial service will be held at the family’s