Barnstead NH News

April 5, 2017


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The Barnstead Cub Scouts recently visited the Barnstead Fire Department.


The Firemen gave us a lot of information about their jobs and the fire station. Then we toured the garage area and saw all the fire Equipment.




To The Editor


Dear Editor,
I am deeply disappointed in the lack of responsibility and care that Republican legislators continue to show for New Hampshire working families. By failing to pass SB 83, Senate Republicans have proven once again that they will put partisan politics before New Hampshire citizens.


Over the last four years, twenty-eight states have raised their minimum wages including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. Research continues to show that workers who are paid a fair salary are more engaged employees and more active consumers in our economy.  


New Hampshire uses the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.  For someone working 40 hours per week, that totals $15,000 per year; no one can support a family on that salary.  Thank you to our Democratic Representatives and Senators who continue to fight for a living wage.


Isn’t it about time for Republican legislators to finally stand up for our working families?


Heather Carter



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​(Upper) Suncook Lake from Bridge, Barnstead NH.
Photo By Richard Clark



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Teen Writer’s Group


The Teen Writer’s Group will be meeting on Thursday, April 6th at 6:30pm. This group meets at the library on the first Thursday of each month. Teens 12-18 years are welcome to attend for sharing, discussing and improving their writing.


Children’s Programs
Come check out our Toddler Time and Story Hour programs in our new area here at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Toddler Time is Tuesdays at 10:30am for little ones up to 3yrs and Story Hour is Wednesdays at 10:00am for children 3yrs and older. These programs run weekly throughout the school year, with some exceptions during holidays. Please check our online calendar at for a full schedule. Join us for some stories, music & movement, and arts & crafts fun!


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about any of our programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.



Free Easter Breakfast April 16th


Center Barnstead Christian Church warmly invites the community to come and celebrate Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 16th.  The service begins with a breakfast that will be served from 8 AM - 9:15 AM.  At the breakfast we will be serving pancakes, sausage, ham and other family favorites. The worship service begins at 10am.  Come and celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with us on Sunday April 16th.  Center Barnstead Christian Church is located at 116 S. Barnstead Rd, next door to Town Hall.  Call (603) 269-8831 or go to our website if you have any questions.



The Reason For God


You are welcome to join our conversation as we finish looking at the New York Times bestselling book, “The Reason for God” by Timothy Keller.  Using literature, philosophy, reason, and real-life conversations we will try and answer the questions “How can God be full of love and full of wrath at the same time?”, as well as, the question “How can God send good people to hell?


The conversation begins at 4:30 PM this Sunday, April 9th.  It will be held at the Center Barnstead Christian Church located across from the Barnstead Town Hall.  Any questions please call the church at 603-269-8831 or visit our website at



Internship/Scholarship Opportunity Focusing On Community Service And Agricultural Skill Building


Attention High School Students:

The Barnstead Area Community FARMERS MARKET (BACFM), and the WOMEN IN BUSINESS Organization have partnered together to offer High School Students the opportunity to learn community Service and Agricultural skills by working at the Farmers Market during the Summer Season. Students will also receive an educational Scholarship as part of their participation.


The following is a short description of the opportunity:
Encouragement: Students are encouraged to come up with new ideas to market and manage the farmer’s market i.e. social media, marketing, customer service and community events.


Skills learned: Teamwork, marketing, communication, management, community service, agricultural/farm, organization, customer service, responsibility and so much more.


Training: Students are required to attend two, one-hour training classes before the market starts.


Education: Students will be required to write a report on their experience as well as develop a presentation to be presented at a Scholarship Dinner in October with parents and Women in Business Members.


The market is open Saturdays, 9am to 12N, the 2nd week of June thru Columbus Day Weekend and APPLICATIONS can be found on the website, and DEADLINE is April 15th 2017. We are also seeking Donations to the Scholarship Program from Businesses.


For more information, please contact Lori Mahar, Manager for this program. 603-269-2329 or email:













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