South Barnstead Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on
June 11, 2017 10:00 AM at the South Barnstead Church. Meeting is
open to the public.
Congratulations to Nicole Rote of
Barnstead who was named to the Dean’s List at Rivier University for the
Spring 2017 semester. Nicole also was graduated from Rivier
University with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Human
Development/General Special Education/Elementary Education.
Narcan Training Event
High School, Alton, NH
Monday, June 12,
6 – 8 p.m.
Organized by the Health Departments of
Barnstead and Alton.
Do you know someone at risk for a drug overdose?
Come to this event to be trained and receive a free kit.
Learn how to
help a loved one, yourself, or how to possibly save a life.
Memorial Library News
Playwrights & Performers!
The library is
starting a Playwrights & Performers Club for teens and tweens beginning
on Thursday, July 6th at 6:30pm. The group will be writing, producing,
and performing their own original show! The club will meet every other
Thursday until Saturday, August 19th when the production will be put on
for the community as our summer reading finale event.
The library is offering a Re-Fashioned Finds workshop
on Saturday, June 17th. Danielle will meet participants at the Barnstead
Thrift Store at 9am to search for some fashion finds (or you can bring
something from home). Everyone will then bring their items to the
library to learn how to re-fashion them into something stylish with
scissors, embroidery, trim, and sewing machines!
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: closed.
On May 29th, as in previous years I attended the Memorial
Day events in our little town. As the husband of a Holocaust survivor, I
am acutely aware of the enormous sacrifices made by our armed forces
that fought from the beaches in Normandy to Berlin to put an end to one
of the most bloodthirsty dictatorships and ideologies our world has ever
Without the dedication and raw courage of the thousands of US
military, my wife would have ultimately, along with many other children,
have reached one of the death camps. I would not have my wife, my
children or grandchildren. I was therefore horrified beyond belief when
I found out that there are almost one hundred offices claimed by the
American Neo Nazi party currently tracked by the organization of the
Southern Poverty Law Center that keeps a track of all hate groups. The
Neo Nazis are even more despicable than Holocaust deniers as they
actively espouse the gruesome principles and hatreds of Adolf Hitler
that cost so many American lives. I have personally walked through the
cemeteries behind Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy and wept with
thanks for all our young soldiers.
These new Nazis, under the guise
of “free speech,” are attempting to resurrect the hatreds and downright
evil here in our country.
Charlotte (Cate) Bunker, 92, of Barnstead, passed
Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her home. She was born in Concord, NH in 1925,
the daughter of William and Lura Cate. Charlotte married Roland E
Bunker, Jr and the couple cut and milled the lumber for the home they
built in 1946, where they lived their entire lives.
to sew, knit, crochet, was an excellent cook and known for her raised
doughnuts and decorated cakes. She was also a consummate gardener
but especially proud of the tomatoes she grew each season.
worked at NH Artistic Web for several years as a weaver and after
retirement she took great joy in caring daily for her granddaughters.
Her love for her family was unparalleled as was her spirit and
She was predeceased by her loving husband Roland E.
Bunker, Jr, brothers William & Solon Cate of Concord, and Milton
“Buddy” Cate of Penacook.
Charlotte is survived by her sister
Virginia Call of Florida, her daughter Debra Holmes of
Moultonborough, her son William Bunker of Barnstead, her granddaughters
Heather (Cory) Halvorsen of Barnstead, Haley Bunker of Manchester,
Kristen (Tyler) Richey of NC, Erin and Emalee Bunker of Barnstead
and great-grandchildren Tyler Thibodeau of SC, Rhiannon O’Gara and
Jaiden Halvorsen of Barnstead. Special appreciation to Jacqueline
Cate and Deb Foss for all their support, caring and love in helping
Charlotte the last few months.
The family would also like to give a
heartfelt thanks to the Barnstead Fire Rescue ambulance team for
their professional and excellent service and their empathy with the
family. Special thanks to the CRVNA for their caring and support.
Per Charlotte’s request, there will be no funeral or calling hours but
the family is planning to hold a memorial service at the Barnstead
Parade Cemetery later this summer.
In lieu of
flowers the family asks that donations be made in Charlotte’s name,
directly to the Barnstead Fire Rescue, 106 South Barnstead Rd, Ctr
Barnstead, NH or the Concord VNA, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301.