Shannon Garland of Epsom
was recognized for achieving the Dean’s Honor List at Cedarville
University. This recognition required Garland to maintain above a
3.75 GPA for the semester.
On Wednesday, February 14
the library will be showing the film “The Mountain Between Us” at
1:30 PM. Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star as two strangers,
stranded after a plane crash, who must forge a connection to survive
the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain.
Springfield College has
named Marissa Kibbee of Epsom, NH (03234) to the dean’s list for
academic excellence for the fall 2017 term. Kibbee is studying
Health Science and Pre-Physical Therapy.
Criteria for selection to
the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum
semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.
To my constituents in
Allenstown, Epsom, and Pittsfield,
This week, my committee
spent some time voting most of its bills out of committee. Among the
more important ones was HB 1565, requiring the Secure Psychiatric
Unit to be certified as a psychiatric hospital, since it serves
civil patients transferred from New Hampshire Hospital as well as
prisoners. This has been an increasing problem since the 1980’s when
the state moved to de-institutionalize mental patients but neglected
to provide for the few who needed to be kept in a secure
environment. After extensive testimony, we agreed that accreditation
was a reasonable first step and recommended the bill, 20-0.
HB 636, creating a
department of veterans’ affairs, was debated after vehement
testimony from veterans in favor and opposed. We finally decided
there was no real consensus that the change needed to be made, and
voted 15-2 to continue to study it. In contrast, HB 1738, moving the
department of film from Natural & Cultural Resources to Travel and
Tourism was supported by both giving and receiving organizations,
and the staff (one person only!), and opposed by none. We voted 19-1
to make it happen.
HB 1817, adding a state
demographer, was amended to eliminate most of the costs while
getting nearly all the benefits, and recommended to pass, 19-0. More
controversially, HB 1771, adding a state toxicologist, was argued
and finally killed, 11-8, since several agencies stepped up to
provide services when needed. I expect some debate in the House on
HB 1676, repealing some
ancient, unenforced statutes about street entertainers and licensing
pool tables, was debated despite a legal report that towns’ ability
to require permits for parades and public shows was unimpaired. It
passed, 12-7. HB 1441, establishing an ombudsman to investigate
citizen complaints, was also debated, but passed 15-4.
Epsom Public Library Youth Programs
Celebrate “Bring Your
Child to the Library” with an “Elephant & Piggie” Story
Time/Breakfast: Saturday, February 10th at 9:30 am. Join us for this
fun family event including stories, breakfast, a craft, bookmarks
and stickers featuring “Mo Willems” favorite book characters,
Elephant & Piggie. Space is limited so sign up at the library or
Story Times: Mondays
10am, Tuesdays 1:30pm, and Thursdays, 3:30pm. Children and their
caregivers listen to stories, sings songs and enjoy crafts. February
Themes include groundhogs, and Valentine’s Day.
Toddler Time: Wednesdays
10am. Children and the caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement
activities and simple crafts.
Lego Club: Thursdays at
3:30pm Plan to join the fun and build with the libraries large
collection of legos.
EPSOM – Sylvia Nickerson, 75, of Epsom,
passed away following a lengthy illness on Wednesday, January 24,
2018 at the Concord Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Barnstead, she
was the daughter of the late Harland Mandigo, Sr. and Della (Rowe)
Sylvia worked for many
years as a bus driver for special needs children, where she received
many awards for her services; but the gifts from her students meant
the most to her. She also spent some time as a pizza delivery driver
before her retirement.
She enjoyed playing
bingo, going on road trips with her husband George and her unplanned
trips to Foxwoods along with anytime she was able to spend with
Besides her parents,
Sylvia was predeceased by a son, Richard Currier, Jr; her brothers,
Elwin Mandigo, Warren Mandigo and Rhoda Palmer.
She is survived by her
husband, George “Babycakes” Nickerson of Epsom, with whom she spent
20 years, the last 9 of them in wedded bliss; her son, Robert
Currier and his wife Holly of Epping, daughter, Anita Frost and her
husband Albert, Sr. of Epsom; brothers Harland Mandigo of Epsom,
Leonard Mandigo of Deerfield; sister, Evelyn Fenstermaker of
Raymond; ten grandchildren, Scott, Darryl, Ashley, Richard,
Christopher and Travis Currier, Cassie and Joey Currier, Albert,
Jr., Shane and Robbie Frost, Robert, Jr. and Richelle Currier; five
great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
At her request, services
will be held at a later date. The Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial
Home in Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. Donations
in her memory may be made to the CRVNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant
Street, Concord, NH 03301. To share a memory or offer a condolence,
please visit www.stilloaks.com