Tony Weeks of Center Barnstead are pleased to announce the birth of
their daughter, Sophia Roussell. She was born at Concord Hospital on
July 3rd weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 in. long. Sophia joins her big
brother Riley. Local grandparents include Linwood and Debbie
Marden of Chichester, Louise Weeks of Concord and Charles Weeks of
Barnstead Police Department
for service for the week ending 09/05/2009:
Date: 08/30/09, Name: Ryan S. Sherman, Age: 26, Residence: Pittsfield,
NH, Charges: Shoplifting, Bail: Held without bail, Court Date:
08/31/09, Court: Laconia District Court.
09/01/09, Name: Jonathan L. Gilman, Age: 21, Residence: Pittsfield, NH,
Charges: Electronic Bench Court Date: 08/31/09, Court: Laconia District
Domestic Disturbance, (1); Fraud, (1); Suspicious Activity, (6); Breach
of Peace, (1); Property Checks, (36); Civil Matters, (14); Assist Other
Agency, (11); Sex Offender Duty to Report, (2); 911/Alarms, (4);
Burglary, (3); Criminal Trespass, (1); Shoplifting, (1); Theft, (4);
Missing Persons, (2); Violation Protective Order, (1); Background
Investigations, (2); Fingerprints, (3); Follow Up Investigations, (11);
Well Being Check, (1); Fire/Rescue Assist, (2); Lost/Found Property,
(6); Juvenile Matters, (2); Motorist Assist, (2); Service of Paperwork,
(4); Community Relations, (15); Animal Complaints, (9); Traffic
Enforcement, (5); Police Intel., (1); School Zone Enforcement, (4);
Evidence Maintenance, (5); Cruiser Maintenance, (5);
Supervisor/Prosecution, (8); Motor Vehicle Complaints, (3); Motor
Vehicle Stops, (12).
Vehicle Collisions: On 09/05/2009, BPD officers responded to a single
vehicle collision on Wes Locke Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered
the vehicle’s driver was not injured. The collision was investigated by
the Barnstead Police Department.
for Service: 182
Sgt. Joseph G. McDowell Jr.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
third annual Barnstead Parade Blood Drive will be held on Thursday,
September 17, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Barnstead Fire
Rescue Station 1, 305 Parade Road in Barnstead Parade. All
presenting donors will receive a NEWLY DESIGNED Red Sox/Red Cross
tee-shirt. As always, the home-made snacks and refreshments will
can give blood every eight weeks and new donors are needed daily to
replenish supplies. Positive identification is required.
goal is to meet or exceed our achievement of sixty successful units
collected at last year’s drive. Come help us make it happen!
Bring a friend!
Eileen Murley (pictured here with Old Home Day Committee Co-Chair, Mark
Sargent on the far right) shared the honor of being named Barnstead’s
Citizens of the Year during the annual Old Home Day dinner on Aug. 29.
Dave, a longtime volunteer firefighter, has also served on the Planning
Board (which he currently chairs) for the past 20 years, and sits on the
Old Home Day Committee. Eileen, one of the driving forces behind Old
Home Day for the past several years, serves as co-chair of the Zoning
Board and as treasurer of Barnstead Fire-Rescue, Inc. In addition to the
traditional plaque, the Murleys were also presented with a commendation
from Gov. John Lynch for their service to the community.
Barnstead Old Home Day
Events Rescheduled for
September 19, 2009
the postponed events from the rained-out Barnstead Old Home Day have
been rescheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2009.
Canoe and Kayak Race is rescheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2009.
The Barnstead Old Home Day Committee is working once again in
cooperation with Kerry Guptil from Suncook River Canoe & Kayak to
present this year’s race.
course is 2.25 miles and runs from the launch area on the Big River
(behind the Police Station) downstream to meet the Suncook River, and
then on to the finish line just up-stream from the Parade Dam.
Registration fee is $5.00 per boat and registrations will be taken at
the launch site from 12:00 noon-1:45 p.m. on the day of the race.
Each registrant will receive a free T-shirt. Racing categories include
tandem canoe, solo canoe, tandem kayak and solo kayak.
Awards will be given to the first, second and third place finishers
as solo male and female, tandem male pairs and female pairs, coed pairs
and senior pairs in each category.
join us for a great race and compete for some great prizes!
Home Day Auction is rescheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2009 at
Barnstead Town Hall. Bidder registration and auction preview will
begin at 3:00 p.m. The Auction will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. This
will be a live auction, with Russ Abbott from Atlantic Auction Company
as our auctioneer. There will be plenty of convenient parking for this
event at Town Hall, the Library and behind Barnstead Fire Rescue Center
Barnstead Old Home Day live auction is not only fun and exciting, but is
also the primary fund-raising event that supports the expense of future
Old Home Days. This is a great opportunity to support this important
community event and to bid on some wonderful items donated by businesses
and individuals. Some examples of this year’s auction items are:
maple syrup, handmade pottery, screened gazebo, gift certificates to
local stores and restaurants, handmade quilted table runner, gift cards
for heating oil and gasoline, truck load of screened loam, and much,
scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2009, at Barnstead Town Hall are a
“Best Crock Pot Dish in Suncook Valley Contest” and an Apple Baking
Contest. Awards of $50.00 will be given to the winner of each contest.
Pre-registration for the cooking contests are strongly encouraged.
Registration forms are available at Town Hall and from the town website
Pot entries and Apple Baking entries will be accepted at Town Hall on
the September 19, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and continuing until 6:00 p.m.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the Old Home Day Auction,
judging of the Crock Pot entries will be conducted by popular vote of
public tasters. For a fee of $3.00 per person, tasters can taste all
Crock Pot entries, with a roll and beverage, and vote for the best Crock
Pot Dish in Suncook Valley. Entrants will be responsible for
arranging for pick-up of their Crock Pot by 8:30 p.m. on Saturday,
September 19, 2009.
don’t miss out on the Apple Baking Contest. Fall is the time to
make all those wonderful baked apple comfort foods! Winning entry will
be selected by a panel of judges at 6:30 p.m. Following the
selection of the winning entry, all entries will be served as dessert to
Crock Pot Contest tasters.
request a copy of the recipe for your Crock Pot dish and your Apple
Baking entry and permission to publish the recipe in a 2010 cookbook,
“Recipes from Old Home Day”.
be a fun and interesting afternoon and evening at Barnstead Town Hall on
Saturday, September 19, 2009. Let’s get together and enjoy the Auction
and the Crock Pot and Apple Baking Contests!
Financial Peace University Class
Barnstead Christian Church just held its first Financial Peace
University class on Monday, September 14th at the Barnstead Elementary
would like to join the class, it is still not too late if you enroll by
next Monday. The classes run Monday night for 13 weeks. This program
will teach you how to make the right decisions with your money. You’ll
be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve
your financial goals and experience true financial peace using a
step-by-step process taught by best-selling author and financial
counselor Dave Ramsey.
course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth,
giving like never before, and much, much more! It’s for EVERYONE!...from
the financially secure to the financially distressed. Over 650,000
families and individuals have attended Financial Peace University. If
you would like to enroll or have any questions, please contact Sam
McKeen at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit Dave Ramsey’s website
Letter To The Editor
I am the
owner of property directly adjacent to Lakes Region Pellet. I have
resided here for 25 years. I have yet to notice any unreasonable noise
from the operations there. I notice the traffic noise from rte 28,
especially motorcycles, much more than any noise from Lakes Region
Pellet. When the property operated as Timco, there was much more noise.
But even then not “seriously detrimental or offensive to owners of
have always found Mr True to be a good neighbor. Always friendly and
willing to address the occasional problem that would arise. I am happy
that he is still involved with the operations at this location.
Center Barnstead - Susan Marie Comeau, 48, of Windham
Lane, died at her home September 7th, following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of the late Ralph H. and
Phyllis Thoroughgood and had lived in Barnstead all her life.
was a graduate of Pittsfield High School.
She was employed by the
Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester in the housekeeping
Members of her family include her husband, Fred L.
Comeau, Sr. of Barnstead; 2 sons, Fred L. Comeau Jr. and Dennis J.
Comeau, both of Barnstead; 2 daughters, Jessi Marie Hillsgrove of
Pittsfield and Susan Chastiti Comeau of Barnstead; 2 grandchildren,
Sequoia Hillsgrove and Samantha Comeau; 2 brothers,
Richard J. Thoroughgood and Kenneth J. Thoroughgood, both of
Barnstead; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a
brother Timothy Thoroughgood.
A Funeral Service was held
Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Center
Barnstead Christian Church. The Rev. Brian Gower, Pastor,
Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery,
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