Change of Hours
Effective January 1, 2018 B.C.E.P. Solid Waste will have new hours
Ė Saturday 8:00AM Ė 4:00PM
close at 3:45PM
Sundays and Mondays
Prospect Mountain High School Class of 2020 is hosting a shoe drive
fundraiser. All collected shoes will be delivered to developing
countries, such as Ghana, Bolivia, and Haiti. These shoes are sold
at significantly lower prices and create working opportunities.
sophomore class is profited with every pair of donated shoes. Our
goal is to collect 300 bags of 25 pairs each. Shoes must be wearable
and have no holes.
donate in any of our white cardboard donation boxes stationed at the
Alton Town Hall, the Barnstead Town Hall, or in the reception area
at PMHS. The fundraiser is currently taking place and will run
through January 20th.
spread the word around the community. All donations are helpful and
are greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact
any question or concerns.
Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will have its annual Cookie
Walk on December 16, 2017 from 9am to 12 noon at the church on the
Parade Grounds. Christmas crafts will also be available.
for a free cup of coffee or cocoa while you browse. We look forward
to seeing you on December 16th.
Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Really, Really, Really Good News!
Center Barnstead Christian Church would like to invite you to our
Christmas Musical Program, ďReally, Really, Really Good News!Ē
Follow Ms. Oliver, a very patient director, with her very curious
and 5 distracted actors as they tell the Christmas story with
questions, humor, and wonder at the really good news that God would
really send His only Sonófor us! Refreshments will follow the
and bring the family Sunday, December 10th at 6:00 PM. The
Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to
the Town Hall. For more information, please call the church at
269-8831 or visit our website at
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
at the library for a showing of ďA Muppet Christmas CarolĒ (Rated G)
Friday, December 8th at 6:30pm. Some light refreshments will be
provided. Pajamas and snuggling items are always welcome!
your presents to the library on Saturday, December 16th and have
them wrapped by Oscarís Elves! Simply drop your presents off in the
meeting room with our elves and then enjoy some hot chocolate,
cookies and a good book while our elves go to work wrapping your
presents for you. Gift wrapping services will be available between
10am and 1pm and are by donation, with all proceeds going towards
library will be collecting cold weather accessories (hats, mittens,
gloves, scarves) for the Barnstead Thrift Store and Barnstead
Elementary School. Handmade items are welcome! We will continue to
collect items throughout the month of December.
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for
more information about any of 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.
Belknap County Voters,
all of the political turmoil and noise coming out of the White House
and Congress, itís easy for us to become oblivious to the things
that really matter. Especially during this Holiday Season, as
we make special efforts to be with friends and family, and remember
those who have gone before us. The overflowing Washington cesspool
is the last thing we need to think about.
sit back and reflect on the year that has passed by so swiftly, ask
yourself these questions: Are we really better off than we
were last year? Has your familyís income increased enough to
offset your rising costs? Have the Republicans done anything
to help my family? Is the impending Tax Cut for The Rich going
to help my family? Have the Republicanís efforts to sabotage
Obamacare increased my familyís health insurance costs? Does
my outlook for the new year look brighter? Will my Republican
representatives in the New Hampshire House and Senate work for the
common man, or keep pandering to the wealthy and their closely held
corporations and trusts?
can answer all of these questions positively, then good for you and
your family. Keep on doing what you have been doing. If
you cannot answer them positively, donít you think itís time to make
mid-term elections are less than 12 months away. Itís not too
early to start thinking about who will represent your interests.
Donít be easily lured by all of the advertisements that the Koch
brothers and their ilk will be flooding the media with during the
next election cycle. They will be buying the politicians who
will represent them and their rich friends. Think for yourself
and reject their pleas for your vote. Vote your conscience.
say that time heals all wounds, but when you departed from us, you
left wounds that can never, ever be healed or filled by anything.
You were and are my angel. There hasnít been a day that I donít
think about your smiling face, your laugh, your voice. Most
importantly, you hugs and kisses. I miss you so, so much. I love
not be forgotten.
remembered and loved,
Dad, Martin Michaud
December 10th it will be six long, long years without you. I still
miss you, every day. Winter is still so long and lonely without you.
I still miss playing board games with you.
your classmates graduated from 8th grade, they invited your dad and
me. I was happy for your classmates. I wish them well in high
school. They gave us a photo frame with your picture and one with
the class. They gave us two yearbooks that they dedicated to you. I know
how much you loved school, so that part made me cry.
after six years, I miss you so, so much.
Barnstead- Eric W. LaFramboise, 35, of Center Barnstead, passed away
unexpectedly on November 26, 2017 from injuries sustained in a
Exeter, Eric was the beloved son of Richard and Lori (Towne)
LaFramboise. He was raised and educated in Epsom and was a
graduate of Bishop Brady High School.
past 17 years, Eric was the owner and operator of Ridgewood Timber
Harvesting. He was the Past Master of the Corinthian Lodge #82
F&AM in Pittsfield.
outdoorsman, Eric enjoyed fishing and was an exceptionally skilled
carpenter. Above all else, he cherished the time he spent with his
son and the many rides they took together.
was predeceased by his ďNan,Ē Helen LaFramboise.
addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kayla
(Bouchard) LaFramboise; his sons, Harrison and a baby boy on the
way; and his sister, Stephanie Douglass and her husband Brian of
Goffstown. He was the loving uncle to Bryce and Gabriella.
He is also survived by dear family friend, Thomas Clegg as well as
many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Hours were held on Friday, December 1st in the Still Oaks Funeral &
Memorial Home in Epsom. A Masonic Service was also held.
Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Ericís memory may be sent to the Corinthian Lodge #82
F&AM, PO Box 254 Pittsfield, NH 03263. To share a memory or
offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com