On Wednesday, October 27th, the Pittsfield Area Senior Center is
planning another special event. Have you ever wondered why banks
or credit card companies set up their own rules? Join us at
the Community Center from 9:30 am to 11: am when Filippa Viola from The
Legal Advice and Referral Center will speak about “All Things Money.”
A Blood Drive is coming right up and blood is in great demand
- please come and do your part. The Pittsfield PTO is sponsoring
the drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 28th from 3:30
pm to 8:00 pm at the Pittsfield Elementary School, 34 Bow Street.
Child care is provided.
Each presenting donor will receive a $5
Eastern Mountain Sports “Bucks” Card as well as a coupon to Pizza
Hut for a free cheese/one topping personal pizza.
Birthdays is: October 23, Tyler Beaudet.
A Very Happy Birthday
Fallfest 2010 At Barnstead Elementary School
Saturday, November 6,
2010 10 AM - 2 PM
The 6th Annual Fallfest in Barnstead is sure to
please kids of all ages on Saturday, November 6, 2010.
Keep the Halloween spirit alive as you venture through the Haunted
Hallway. Enjoy music, games, miniature ponies, raffles, and
food, food, food as we celebrate fall. Cheer on your kids as they
compete in an energetic soccer tournament. More and more
activities are being planned.
This awesome annual community event, hosted by
the Barnstead Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, runs from
10 am – 2 pm. Fallfest provides participating school groups,
classes, local clubs and organizations the opportunity to raise
much-needed financial support.
If your non-profit organization wants
to seize the opportunity to raise funds or awareness, please contact the
BES PTO, c/o Cathleen White, at 269-5161, ext. 306 or
Rain or shine – Fallfest 2010 will rock!
Word of Life Philippines
Submitted By Judy Gower
What’s on your bucket list? Who would have thought that
someone like me, Judy Gower, would ever get to travel around the world?
In my wildest imagination, I would never have dreamed that I would be so
privileged to have this opportunity.
We are gearing up for a long flight to
Laguna Philippines. Brian and I are excited once again to be able
to spend time with and teach these dear Filipino youth, as well
as, students from 10+ different countries. The flight time for us
is 28 hours and the teaching schedule is for 2 weeks. Word of Life
Philippines holds a very special place in our hearts, as we have been
honored to be involved in the lives of these youth for a number of
This unique ministry is high energy and very creative.
They have the regular routine of daily Bible school, and then add 6oo or
more people to their schedule for a conference for business people/
young adults at the same time and things can really get busy.
Brian will be teaching at the Bible school and also speaking during the
weekend conference that will be sponsored by Word of Life Philippines.
I am always amazed and intrigued by the ingenuity of these people.
Although a third world country, the Filipino people are a happy, joyful
and giving people. They are always trying to “give” something to
us to show their appreciation for our coming to be with them. I
sometimes think “if they only knew how blessed I am in my beautiful
country...” I truly think that they would give me the shirt off
their back, if I needed it. I always come back with a fresh
perspective of how fortunate I am.
We keep a very busy
schedule while we are there but end up being refreshed by a new
perspective on ministry and how fun it is to be involved in global
missions and realize how all people are really alike in the world.
They have struggles, family problems, lack of finances, fears and
problems just like we do. It is such a joy to be able to share
Jesus with these dear people. Truth is universal. Jesus came
into the world to “testify to truth” John 17.
We will be
teaching in their new class room complex this year. Two years ago
we watched as workers were constructing this massive building.
Construction is slow and all manual....the men mix the cement in a pile
and then form a bucket brigade to get it to its assigned destination.
Everything in the way of construction is done manually and materials are
hard to find, so consequently it takes much longer then usual to build
So while you all are enjoying this beautiful fall
weather, we will be ‘melting’ in the humid tropical heat...and eating
rice, rice, rice, and some fish and also some strange looking veggies
(to us anyway) and fruit. Brian is hoping not to have to eat a ‘balute’
...a rare delicacy for the region...a form of unhatched duck
egg....feathers, feet and a high gag factor. Stay tuned, and
perhaps I can give you an update when we return!!
Jonathan Derosier was promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. Marine
Corps on Friday, October 1, 2010. Jonathan is a graduate of
Pittsfield Middle High School, class of 1996. He graduated from
Boston University in 2000, where he participated in Naval ROTC, and was
commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. Jonathan is currently stationed
at Headquarters Marine Corps, at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
Jonathan is married to Hyeonjoo Lee and is the son of James and Irene
Derosier of Barnstead, NH.
OHRV Snowmobile Safety Class
The Suncook Valley Sno-Riders will be
hosting their annual snowmobile safety course on Saturday, November 13,
2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pittsfield Community Center
downstairs in the cafeteria area. The course is free to all
The day of class, a parent must come inside with the
student between 7:30 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. to fill out paperwork.
Students must be 12 years old (or older) by the end of the riding season
in order to participate. Parents can sit in on the class if they
like, but not mandatory. Lunch will be provided. To sign up
give Dana Elliott a call at 435-5074. Classes fill fast so do not
delay in signing up.
The club will also be serving their annual Ham &
Bean Dinner that evening. NHSA ticket sales will be taking place
at various businesses in Pittsfield and Barnstead that weekend.
More information will be forth coming.
Barnstead Fire Rescue Changes Color to Red!
Barnstead Fire rescue has
long been known for their unique green fire trucks. On
Friday if you visit with Barnstead Fire Rescue you will see red!
On Fridays on duty firefighters will begin participating in a national
awareness campaign known as “Red Shirt Friday”. Red Shirt Friday”
is part of a nationwide effort to show support and solidarity with our
men and women serving in our military.
Our troops are asked to
put themselves in harm’s way to protect freedom. By wearing red on
Fridays we are letting our service men and women know we support their
sacrifice and will not forget them. For more information on
“Red Shirt Friday” and find other ways you can support our troops you
can go to www.redshirtfridays.org.