value the sanctity of Life?
I truly believe in the essential worth of each person, I think that
our society, (and by extension, our local, state and national
governments), should promote and support the following:
*Healthcare and mental healthcare for all, so that everyone has
access to care, no matter a family’s economic circumstances.
*Excellent public education through high school and affordable
access to college and technical training so that every talent can be
*Commitment to creating a clean environment, reducing the factors
which are leading to climate change, and preserving our public lands
for the sake of our children and the coming generations.
rights for all: minorities, differently abled, women, men,
LGBT or questioning!
*Respect for the diversity of peoples in our country which has
enriched our unique American culture from its beginnings,
strengthening it immeasurably as we learn from one another.
wage and safe working conditions for all.
*Sensible gun laws designed to uphold the Second Amendment while
protecting the vulnerable public.
to justice for all regardless of means- reconsideration of the death
penalty and an end to mass incarceration.
*Freedom to practice whichever religion calls your soul- upholding
religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
every effort to extend peace throughout our world by supporting an
active State Department and the many private people, programs and
organizations which work to this end.
are some of the important things which will work towards
honoring each life that comes into our world.This would be a Truly
Pro Life set of policies.
are values for which the Democrats stand. Please consider this
when you cast your next vote.
you for your reflection on this.
New Books And Stories Inspire Gilmanton Children
Author and illustrator, Jim Arnosky, treated children to
storytelling at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library on September 27th.
Wednesday, September 27th, Gilmanton children were treated to
storytelling from author and illustrator, Jim Arnosky. He also
brought brand-new books to keep through a Children’s Literacy
Foundation (CLiF) grant won by the Gilmanton Year-Round Library.
Arnosky led interactive presentations for preschool, home schooled,
and school children at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. Youth
Services Librarian, Jennifer MacLeod introduced children to new
books the library received through the CLiF grant. At the end of the
preschool and home-school presentation, children selected new books
to take home. The grant allowed librarian Mrs. MacLeod to select
$2,000 worth of new books for the library’s children’s collection.
MacLeod said, “We are thankful and excited to be the recipients of a
CLiF rural libraries grant. This grant gives the children we serve
access to wonderful books and to some fantastic programming that
helps to build a culture of literacy in our town.”
grant encourages libraries in New Hampshire and Vermont towns of
5,000 residents or fewer to join forces with schools and childcare
centers to encourage a community-wide commitment to literacy. The
Gilmanton School Library will also receive 25 new books, and in
June, a second storytelling presentation and book giveaway will help
The GYRL launch a new summer reading program.
GYRL’s CLiF grant is sponsored by Betsy Tine and Jere and Elena
Gilmanton Year-Round Library is non-profit organization which has
been serving the families of Gilmanton since 2009. Our hope is to
provide literacy, educational and fun programs; as well as other
services to all individuals of the community. In all case, these are
free for the community, which opens up and allows a world of
possibilities for all those in the Gilmanton Community.
an independent non-profit organization founded in 1998. Its mission
is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low-income,
at-risk, and rural children in New Hampshire and Vermont. CLiF has
inspired more than 200,000 young readers and writers through
literacy program grants and has given away nearly $5 million in new,
high-quality children’s books. For more information visit
Gilmanton - Harriet E. Kelley, 94, died October 15th at the
Merrimack County Home, Boscawen following a brief illness. She was
born in Gilmanton, the daughter of Charles G. and Hattie B. (Page)
Kelley. She attended Kelley Corner School and graduated from
Pittsfield High School and Plymouth Teachers College. She taught
school for ten years, worked for Franklin Pierce Law Library for ten
years and then worked at the NH State Library for 18 years. She is
survived by a brother John S. Kelley, a sister Mary Gale KelleyAlex
and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister
Charlotte K Pearson and 2 brothers, Donald P Kelley and George F.
are no visiting hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday,
October 28th at 11:00 AM in the Smith Meeting House Cemetery,
Gilmanton, NH. Pastor Linda Bolton will officiate. In lieu of
flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: The Kelley Corner
School Restoration Fund, c/o Gilmanton Historical Society, PO Box
236, Gilmanton, NH 03237 or to Lower Gilmanton Baptist Church, c/o
Charles Kelley, 9 NH Rte 129, Gilmanton, NH 03237.
Waters Funeral Home, Concord, David Pollard, Director, assisted the
family with arrangements.