Memorial Library News
Join us at the library on Friday,
May 19th at 6:30pm for a presentation about ticks with entomologist Dr.
Alan Eaton from UNH Cooperative Extension. Ticks can transmit several
human diseases, and New Hampshire is home to many species of ticks.
Learn what ticks look like, how they live, the diseases they spread, how
to manage tick problems, and how to protect yourself from tick-borne
Prom Makeover Event!
Come to the library on Saturday,
May 20th and get a free makeover before the Prospect Mountain High
School prom! Mary Kay representative Angela MacKinnon will be on hand to
do makeup, and stylists will be available to do hair as well. Bring
along your prom dress to have your picture taken while getting ready!
Registration is required and appointment times will be assigned between
10am and 1pm. You can register online at oscarfoss.org or call the
library at 269-3900.
Hair stylists are still needed for this event.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
269-3900. Thank you!
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our
website (oscarfoss.org) 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:
Colby-Sawyer Celebrates 2017 Graduates
On Saturday, May 6,
Colby-Sawyer College celebrated its 179th Commencement, recognizing
students and other individuals for academic excellence, outstanding
contributions to society, and service to the college and community.
Xyelle Lewis of Center Barnstead graduated with a B.S. in nursing.
Beau Pingree of Northwood graduated with a B.A. in graphic design. He
was the recipient of the Graphic Design Capstone Award.
of Gilmanton graduated with a B.S. in health care management.
Submitted By Heather Carter
A large crowd of
liberals, progressives, and Independents from Barnstead, Gilmanton, and
Alton gathered at the Barnstead Town Hall on Monday, May 1st for the
Tri-Town Democrat meeting.
The featured speaker was Steve Marchand,
the former mayor of Portsmouth, who has announced his bid for the 2018
Gubernatorial race. His talk covered issues such as quality public
education, sustainable energy, infrastructure, health care, the
importance of inclusivity and entrepreneurship, and how addressing all
of those issues are necessary for New Hampshireís economic development.
Marchand said, ďWe need to re-stich the social safety net in fundamental
ways, not just because itís the right thing to do, but because itís key
to growing the economy in the future. And thatís true for LGBTQ rights,
and thatís true for immigration, and thatís true for the way we do
health insurance, and itís true for why we need Americaís strongest
public education system. Itís why we need to invest in infrastructure.
Itís why you have to be serious about holistic solutions as they deal
with opiate and alcohol recovery and itís why we need a culture of
The next Tri-Town meeting will be held on June
5th at the Alton Community Senior Center at 7 Pearson Road in Alton at
6:30 pm. Juneís featured speaker is Erin Turmelle, Political Director
for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. The meeting is open to any and
all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton who consider themselves
liberal, progressive, or like-minded independents. Refreshments to share
are welcome but not necessary. For more information, please contact
Heather Carter at email@example.com or
visit the ďBarnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton DemocratsĒ Facebook page.
And Recovery Rally To Be Held In Concord =
Addiction knows no
boundaries; it affects everyone regardless of ethnic background or
financial status. If you have suffered a family loss or know
someone battling addiction, this rally is here to help you connect with
resources to cope and have hope.
Rollins Park will be the venue for
the Family Hope and Recovery Rally this year on May 20th. This is
a spin-off from last yearís Heroin Awareness Walk. People that
have been impacted by the heroin/opiate crisis can often feel like
theyíre alone and donít know where to go for education, understanding
and assistance. This rally will bring many of those resources
together for you.
Come and get trained on how to administer Narcan
(naloxone). Take home a FREE Narcan kit! Education and
Distribution by Capital Area Public Health Network. No cost kits
are provided by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human
Services. Thank you, Mary, Stacey, Anni and your amazing team of
volunteers! Find more information at:
is Narcan you ask? Narcan can reverse the effects of an overdose from
heroin or other opioids. See https://www.narcan.com or
is also an APP you can install on your cellphone called NarcanNow.
Check it out!
There will be a special performance by Martin Toe and
The River Band. Guest Speakers will include: Saul Kane, Rich
Walters, William Marotta, Aimee Pacios, Tim Craft, TJ Skeith, Billy
Pfaff and Frank Huntley. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and water will be
available, either free or by donation.
This rally will bring together
groups such as CareNet, Learn to Cope, Celebrate Recovery, His Mansion,
Hope for NH Recovery, and Anchor Recovery, to name a few. People
will be available for prayer, encouragement and to discuss treatment.
A HUGE Thank-you to Anchored Recovery, Inc. in CA, who will sponsor 5
people in need to be set up for detox/90 day treatment starting on
6/1/17. Thanks also to Grace Capital Church, Bethal Builders, and
Associated Grocers of New England, for helping make this event possible.
Do you know of an organization that has resources that can assist people
in this situation? Are you interested in having a table? Contact
Lisa at 781-831-0071 and sheíll get you on the list.
Itís time to
break the silence and stigma associated with addiction. This disease is
impacting families all over The United States. By working together,
giving Hope, showing Love and connecting people with resources, we can
impact individuals in the midst of their addiction and change and save
I want to
thank everyone who turned out and voted for me on March 14, 2017! I lost
by only ten votes. I was hoping to help out at the school and keep the
cost of running the school at a manageable level. I would be
new and as such have ideas on how to control costs and fresh ideas to
make the school better.
board members who are on the board year after year just go through the
motions and donít bring fresh ideas to the table on improving anything.
These school board members get so itís like a social club and donít
want to leave nor allow anyone with opposing views to get on the school
school board members will even stoop to fraud in an election to prevent
anyone but whom they pick to win an election. They will
conspire with people they know to run for office because their views
match the members of the school board. They will ask people to get
their spouses to run as a write-in and then endorse those candidates and
ask everyone to vote for them using their extreme influence over the
I put an
article in the paper about myself in the Baysider and Suncook Sun. I
have been serious about being on the school board for over 6 years even
though I know itís difficult with the reputations of board members who
go for reelection every three years. I worked as a janitor for 5Ĺ years
at the elementary school and used to clean Julie Couchís room. I even
had asked Julie Couch what it was like being on the school board as her
husband, Keith Couch, was a school board member for a long time.
A graveside service will be held for Wayne T Pethic on May 20,
2017 at 11:00 am at the River View Cemetery in Barnstead Parade NH.
Wayne T. Pethic died at the Concord Hospice House on Dec 12, 2016
in Concord, NH at the age of 72 with family by his side.
survived by his wife Jane Flanders Pethic. Daughters Michele Newcomb of
Concord NH. Erika Robinson and husband Robert of Epping, NH
Grandchildren Alexander W. Pethic and wife Indy of Rochester NH, Rachel
A. Robinson, Robert A. Robinson Jr. of Epping, NH. Great grandchildren
Noah A, Adalyn E, and Kayden J. of Rochester NH. Wayne is preceded in
death by his parents Everett L.Pethic and Helen (Morris) Pethic of
Barnstead NH. Brother Willis (Bill) Pethic of FL. Nephew Bruce Pethic of
Wayne was born on May 20, 1944 in Meredith, NH. to Everett and
Helen Pethic. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1963. He then
went on to receive a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Harvard
University while working full time in construction. Wayne was a faithful
and active member of First Congregational Church in Pittsfield serving
as a Deacon for many years and leading Bible Study classes which he
loved doing. He loved spending time with family and friends and sharing
stories about life. Wayne will always be remembered for his smile, his
Jolly laugh and many stories of his life.