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!
Merrimack County Stamp Collectors will hold its monthly meeting at
the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, on
October 16th , beginning at 1 pm. We invite all who are
interested in stamp collecting to attend, share their interest, buy,
sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about
their hobby and enjoy the fellowship of others with varied interests
in Philatelic resources and issues. Gain new insight and
knowledge, sharing news articles and stories about stamp collecting.
For more information call Dan Day at 603-228-1154.
A Celebration of Life
memorial service for Mrs. Olga 'Mac' Emerson, born January 13, 1929,
died May 14, 2018, will be held on October 20, 2018, at 11:00am, at
the Faith Community Bible Church, 334 N Village Road, Loudon, N.H.
Family and friends are invited to share stories and remember a life
lived to the fullest.
Left to right: Peg Driscoll, Suzie Fife, Pearl
Demyanovich, Sandy Gilmore, Pat Smith, and Linda Johnson.
Johnson, one of our TOPS members recently attained her KOPS(Keep Off
Pounds Sensibly) status by reaching her goal weight. She was
previously a TOPS member in Strafford for a number of years.
While there, she was crowned State Queen in 2013 at the NH State
Recognition Day. She became a member in the Pittsfield chapter this
past spring and reached her goal in 3 months time. Her
achievement has been an inspiration for us all for her diligence
toward this goal. The chapter had a candle lighting ceremony with
other KOPS lighting candles. She received a bookmark, a KOPS
pin and a gift bag. Congratulations, Linda. Our chapter meets
on Tuesdays at 6:30 at The Joy Church, 55 Barnstead Rd. Pittsfield.
Various members share information about healthy eating and living.
We would love to have you join us. For questions, call Beth
Letter To The Editor
10/2/2018 Select Board Meeting
good progress on the budget so we can get our proposal to the Budget
Committee for their fine-tuning. Clearly our department heads are
doing everything in their ability to be conservative and realistic
in expectations and requests, and having the entire municipality on
the same page means far less stressful negotiations.
own Executive portion of the budget we propose a $4500 lower bottom
line than last year, so we are “walking the walk” with the rest of
town employees. We have been, and will continue to meet weekly
until we’re through this critical time of money issues.
Donovan was hired for the fall/winter season to plow snow
‘as-needed’ for the highway department. Keith has a lifetime of
experience in all types of construction equipment and rounds out our
very capable crew for maximum road care this coming winter.
very near future we will be putting a revised parking policy in
place which will address the numerous automobiles that create
significant difficulty for our plow crews trying to keep the roads
clear. Snow creates enough challenges without our crew having
to dodge vehicles illegally parked in the road R.O.W.
number of house-keeping items were dispatched and we adjourned about
What is CBD?
be hearing these three letters being brought up more and more. How
is something that comes from the Cannabis plant legal without a
discuss the difference between CBD and THC as well as the difference
between medical marijuana and industrial hemp. We will also go over
some of the health conditions people are using CBD for, and why it
can be helpful for such a wide range of conditions; Depression,
anxiety, PTSD, seizures, Parkinson’s, chronic pain, immune
deficiencies, digestive issues; there is new science happening all
the time showing new uses for this incredible plant. We will also
help you to answer how much you should take and what your options
questions will be answered by Alicia Grimaldi, Certified Holistic
Health Counselor and Carrie James; Co-Founder of Clearly Better Days
during an information evening hosted by the Sanctuary Bodyworks and
Sauna on October 15th at 6:30 pm. Seating is limited. Please reserve
your spot by October 13th by calling the Sanctuary at 603-731-3855
Cows And Costumes At The Fair
Submitted By Carole Soule
Highland Rider 4H club members: Ten-year-old Lily Watts
with heifer Riley dressed as Watermelon Lillies, eleven-year-old
Buckingham with his cowgirl heifer, Kiley and ten-year-old Olivia
with Highlander Ryder dressed as a Holstein dairy cow.
Miles the cowboy with his cowgirl, Kiley.
10 year-old Olivia Nason with Ryder a Highlander dressed as a
Holstein dairy cow.
fair season is over, and the Highland Riders 4H kids and their
ribbon-winning animal associates can look back on it with
satisfaction. I call the cattle “associates” because the kids don't
actually own them. None of the Highland Riders live on farms, so
they have to find animals to raise.
Miles Smith Farm we usually have a crop of 10 to 15 Highland calves
each year, so it makes sense to lease these animals to eager 4Hers.
The youngsters pay about $10 a month for young critters and as much
as $25 a month for older cattle (who eat more hay).
youngsters learn how to groom, feed and train the heifers they
lease. The kids pick heifers because there are many competition
classes for females, but only a few for steers and bulls. Cows can
be shown with their calves for years in the “aged cow” classes, but
bulls and steers can't be shown after they reach 18 months. Older
bulls are considered too dangerous to show, and steers are supposed
to be shipped for beef sometime after 18 months.
the summer and fall, the kids compete against other 4H members at
fairs. The kids have to wear khaki pants, white shirts, belts, and
boots. Cows wear their birthday suits.
time the cattle get dressed for the show ring is for the 4H costume
competition. The kids dress their animals and themselves in
coordinated outfits. This year the Highland Riders picked three
different themes. Ten-year-old Miles wore a cowboy hat and put a hat
on his heifer, Kiley. He explained to the judge that he was the
“cowboy” and Kiley was the “cowgirl.” Kiley, peeking out from behind
the hat hanging on her horns, surveyed the crowd and mooed in
agreement. The judge was impressed that she did not try to dump the
this competition, the cattle have to be willing partners, which is
not always the case. Lilly's heifer wore a pink tutu and Lilly wore
wings to imitate Watermelon Fairies. Ryder, a Highlander heifer,
came dressed as a Holstein dairy cow with Olivia dressed in overalls
emulating a dairy farmer. This was Olivia's second choice for a
costume. She had planned to wear an English riding jacket, jodhpurs,
and boots while riding Star-the-Heifer into the ring. But Star
bucked off the saddle in rehearsal, so Olivia came up with the dairy
idea. Then right before showtime at the Deerfield Fair, Star acted
up while wearing the dairy disguise. So Ryder was recruited at the
last minute, and she wore the black spots like she was born a
costume class is judged by the audience. Each pair is introduced and
the spectators clap, shout and whoop for their favorite. This year,
Olivia and Holstein-imitator Ryder narrowly won after the judge
explained, “With milk prices down, dairy farmers need all the
support they can get!”
once again, this year visitors got an eyeful at the Deerfield Fair –
from a Scottish Highlander masquerading as a Holstein to a mom
nursing her baby in public – and that was just in the beef barn!
Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm, in Loudon, N.H. She can be
reached at email@example.com.
Letter To The Editor
hear President Trump’s address to the United Nations?
like to encourage anyone who hasn’t listened to President Trump’s
speech to the United Nations on September 25th to listen to it for
themselves before the November mid-term elections. Also, don’t
miss the commentary on the speech by our spunky Secretary to the UN,
President Trump’s salute to national sovereignty, ours as well as
others, in contrast to a gullible globalism, was inspiring. My
mind pictured the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games with its
diversity of costumes and proudly waving flags. His plain speaking
about what nations America will send money to (your tax dollars) and
will not send money to was refreshing. By the way, we will no longer
(after years of doing so) be sending money to countries to help them
produce curriculum for elementary children praising violence against
Americans. Seems logical.
specific mention of how socialism in other countries has failed was
definitely addressing an elephant in the room. The positive
reference to patriotism, hear it, not destructive nationalism, but
unapologetic patriotism was a welcome counterpoint to trendy America
bashing! And if the United Nations is not the right place to
call out nations with horrific human rights violations, I don’t know
where is. So, it was good to hear it done.
forceful declaration refusing to subject America to the
International Criminal Court was very timely. The ICC has been
busily working to charge American service members with bogus war
crimes in the war against terrorists. We have a Constitution and due
process of law here.
Pittsfield Historical Society Receives $100,000 Anonymous Gift
The Pittsfield Historical Society is ecstatic to announce
that it has received an anonymous donation of $100,000 toward its
Building Fund. What a fantastic way to start off the fundraising
campaign. And what an extremely generous gift, almost beyond belief.
The Society’s only regret is that, per the donor’s request, it
cannot reveal her name. But the organization profusely thanks her
for her town spirit and dedication to preserving the history of
Pittsfield. Included with this ariticle is a rendering of the
building which will begin being erected in the Spring of 2019.
Letter To The Editor
Good Citizens of Pittsfield,
it was Ben Franklin, John Adams, or Tom Hitchcock who said, "If you
trade freedom for protection, you deserve neither."
people, including me, want a drug and alcohol education
program for our school kids. Some people, including me, want a
treatment center in our town.
thing is, we're stumbling along. I want to quicken the pace.
the plan: I fashioned a petition to repeal zoning. I go to the Town
Hall on voting day and sign people up, getting enough signatures in
one day. Submit it when appropriate. We vote early March. If it
passes, maybe Teen Challenge buys the nunnery and provides the
education program for our schools and starts a treatment facility in
at the polls.
Letter To The Editor
time to thank a town employee for the wonderful job he is doing at
Floral Park Cemetery. This man is so devoted to his job. The only
time he stops is to light his pipe!!
grounds are always beautiful. He is always on the mower or
all take our hats off to Donald Fife. He has been there for many
years and it always looks the same.
he enjoys his retirement when he chooses, but we will sure miss him.
luck, Donald, and thanks again!
Writing Group that meets weekly at the Maxfield Public Library is
looking for several new writers to join them. This group is not a
club or a class; it's a working group that provides an opportunity
for writers to improve their prose writing skills through support,
encouragement, and feedback from other writers.
group has recently lost a few of its original members to job changes
and relocations, leaving them with openings for three or four new
writers to join the group. If you're serious about your craft, open
to constructive criticism, able to meet weekly, and interested in
working collaboratively and confidentially with other writers,
please join them on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the large
meeting room at the Maxfield Public Library. For more information
you can contact members of the group at
Central VNA Offers Grief Arts Workshops And Grief Out Loud! Coffee
the date for the first “Grief Out Loud! Coffee House” which will
take place in Moultonboro on Friday, October 19 from 6:00–8:00p.
All are invited – the event is free and open to the public. No
experience necessary. Read a loved one’s favorite children’s
book or poem. Play a song. Tell a loved one’s favorite
joke or a story. Or simply come to listen, support and be
inspired by neighbors connected through our shared loss of a loved
more details, locations, to register, or to learn more about other
forms of bereavement support offered by Central New Hampshire VNA &
Hospice, please call Dan Kusch, Bereavement Care Coordinator
524-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.