Congratulations to Anthony P. Dascoli of Barnstead who was named to the
Dean’s List at NHTI for the Spring 2017 semester. Anthony also was
graduated from NHTI with an Associate Degree in Science, majoring in
“Information Technology.” To be named to the Dean’s list, students
must maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and rank in the top
20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.
Way to go Anthony!!
Just over a week ago, our One Term
Governor, Chris Sununu, stated that he supported the Senate version of
the Trump Care Bill sight unseen. On June 27, he flip-flopped and
spoke against it, especially the Medicaid portion of the bill.
According to the article in the June 28 edition of the Concord Monitor,
Sununu sent a letter to Senator McConnell saying that the bill would
lead to cuts in eligibility, loss of coverage or significant increase in
Does anyone really believe that he has flip-flopped because
he truly cares for the underserved, underprivileged, the addicted, and
indigent? He flip-flopped because of the significant increase in
taxes that would be imposed on the states if this bill ever becomes law.
It is always the money folks. Ask yourselves this question; “When
has a Republican ever done anything for me?”
It will be interesting
to see how this develops over the coming weeks. For over 30 years,
the Republicans have been doing everything that they can to eliminate
Medicaid. Does anyone think that they truly have changed their
The mid-term elections are coming sooner than we think.
Let us work together to replace Governor Sununu in 2018.
Teen Coffee House!
Join us for our second Teen
Coffee House at the Maple Street Church! The event will be held on
Friday, July 14 at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served. Contact
Lindsey by July 11 at
Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org if you
would like to sign up to perform!
Lego Construction Party!
the library on Saturday, July 15 at 11am for some Lego building fun!
Legos will be provided and all the creative constructions will be
displayed in the library for the summer. This event is open to all ages.
Some light refreshments will be served.
Summer Reading Registration
Registration for our 2017 Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World”
has begun and will continue throughout the program. The program will run
from June 26th through August 19th, with weekly activities planned for
July and August. Our summer reading program is for all ages and
materials will be available for participants at the library. There will
be many raffles throughout the program, as well as prizes and awards for
participants who complete the program. Participants can register online
or at the library and start logging books immediately. Books can be
logged online or written down at home. Check the events calendar on our
website for activities or pick up a printed copy at the library. Please
call the library at 269-3900 with any questions about the program.
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.
Parks And Recreation Summer Concert Series
Barnstead Parks and
Recreation Summer Concert Series Presents Friends of Barnstead Featuring
Chris Bonoli! Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite chair for an
evening of classic rock and blues with some of your favorite Barnstead
Musicians! Chris Bonoli, Ray Mahar, Syd Brooks, Lowell Webber and Roy
D’Innocenzo. Please join us Saturday, July 15th 2017 at 6:00p.m. to
8:00p.m. located in Barnstead N.H. at the Barnstead Parade Grounds. We
will also be having a FUNDRAISER for End 68 Hours of Hunger!!! 50/50
Raffle, TV Giveaway, Prizes and lots of fun.
addition, Lori Mahar will be collecting cash and food donations at the
concert. Save the Date and come share in a community gathering of
family, friends and neighbors to enjoy a fun filled evening of great
music. See you there RAIN OR SHINE!! Thunderstorms cancel. If you
would like to donate gift certificates or prizes for the fundraiser,
feel free to contact Lori Mahar at 603-269-2329.
Dinner-To-Go From CHaD Benefit Buffet
On Saturday evening, July 15,
2017, a gourmet hot dog buffet will be held to raise funds for the
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s (CHaD’s) baseball
competition Battle of the Badges. Take out containers will be
available to take your dinner to the Summer Concert Series featuring
Chris Bonoli that evening at Barnstead Parade. In-house seating
will also be provided. The benefit buffet will be held at
Barnstead Fire-Rescue’s Parade Fire Station from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost will be your generous donation.
Also available at the Fire
Station during the dinner hours, will be mini-horse cart rides provided
by Tiz a Miniature Farm from Barnstead. Cart rides will be free,
although donations toward the ChaD benefit will be gratefully accepted.
Dinner menu will feature grilled hot dogs and buns with ALL the fixings
and side dishes you can imagine, served along with scrumptious desserts.
Hot dogs and buns have been graciously donated by the Meredith Hannaford
Battle of the Badges Baseball Classic will pit members
of New Hampshire’s firefighting and police communities on August 11,
2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Manchester’s Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
An exciting fireworks display will be presented following the game.
Tickets are $10.00 (children under age 10 are free) and will be
available at the benefit dinner on July 15. Please join us for
this benefit dinner to help raise funds for this very important cause.
The medical programs and services provided to children by CHaD would not
exist without the dedicated fundraising efforts of members of our
state’s fire and police departments and the generosity of the sponsors
and fans. Barnstead Fire-Rescue’s own Captain Brian
Cottrell, a member of this year’s Team Fire, is sponsoring this benefit
dinner to raise funds for the Team.
Can Kill A Calf
Submitted By Carole Soule
Even though I had washed
several times, two maggots were squirming on my smartphone screen as I
called my vet, Christina Murdock. A Highlander calf, born five days
earlier, had an army of maggots on her back and legs which we were
trying to remove.
About 7:30 pm that night a farmer who, a few years
ago, had purchased some Scottish Highlander cows from me called with one
question, “What do you do for ‘fly strike?’” Fly strike happens usually
to baby livestock and can kill if not treated immediately. Flies lay
their eggs on newborn calves and if the calf is wet and cold, the eggs
hatch into larvae also known as maggots. The maggots burrow into the
baby’s skin and multiply causing toxic shock so the skin dies. If
conditions are right, babies, especially sheep or goats, can die in
hours. It had been raining and cold for a few days which is why
this calf was so heavily infected. The flies overwhelmed this calf,
laying their eggs in her moist fur. Normally a calf warms up during the
day killing the eggs or the maggots are brushed away by the mom’s
tongue. The cold, wet weather was perfect for the maggots to thrive and
this calf was fighting for her life.
Willing to help, I grabbed a set
of clippers, “wound cote” spray, a bottle of Ivermectin jumped in my
truck and drove to the farm in Plymouth. We clipped the thick Highlander
calf hair, washed maggot-infected areas with Betadine and scrapped off
the maggots. It wasn’t pleasant having maggots crawl on our arms but we
did manage to get most of the creepy crawlers off the calf. We poured
some Ivermectin on the calf to help kill the maggots, then sprayed her
with “wound cote.” Maggots need air to survive; spraying them cut off
their air supply so any remaining maggots wiggled to the surface of the
calf’s skin where we scrapped them off.
This calf, thanks to quick
action, will live but it is possible to avoid a maggot infestation
completely. Calves born in the spring, before flies hatch, or in the
fall, after the flies have died, are safe but a calf, born in the summer
when flies are abundant, are at risk. Pouring a little Ivermectin
on a calf shortly after birth will kill the eggs as they hatch and
protect the calf.
Farming is filled with dangers but who would think
that the fly was such a vicious predator? Don’t underestimate the power
of the fly; when you see a buzzing fly you could be witnessing a killer
Carole Soule is co-owner of Miles Smith Farm, in Loudon,
NH, where she raises and sells beef, pork, lamb, eggs and other local
products. She can be reached at
The Strafford Women’s Club appreciated the excellent
community turnout for their first ice cream social in July. The club
anticipates similar enthusiasm for the second Ice Cream Social on
Wednesday, August 2, from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Bow Lake Grange Hall, 596
Province Road, Strafford. Ask anyone who attended, bought Pick-a-Prize
Raffle tickets, sat and enjoyed their self-designed ice cream sundae
with friends. They will say they spent an enjoyable social time
and had the opportunity to make new friends.
You can construct your
own sundae from your choice of vanilla, chocolate, and/or coffee ice
cream. Select toppings from hot fudge, caramel, and marshmallow Fluff.
Pile on strawberries, pineapple, rainbow or chocolate sprinkles, toffee
crunch, and/or M & Ms. Sprinkle on some chopped peanuts or
walnuts. Top with a generous spray of whipped cream and finish
with a maraschino cherry. $3 for a small sundae; $4 for a large. Add a
homemade brownie for fifty cents.
As you sit with friends and savor
your sundae creation, spend some time perusing the long list of
Pick-a-Prize Raffle items donated by area business. Buy some raffle
tickets and place them in the container representing your selection. At
7:00 pm the winning raffle tickets will be drawn. You need not be
present to win.
Strafford Women’s Club invites you to be our guest at
a meeting on the fourth Monday of the month. If you are interested in
learning more about our activities, ask a SWC member working at the
social. SWC holds two ice cream socials in the summer as our main
fundraisers to provide two college scholarships to high school seniors
(either homeschooled or attending area schools) who are Strafford
residents with a GPA 90 or higher. We also award a monetary prize
to an eighth grade Strafford School graduate, sponsor the CBNA Band &
Chorus Christmas Concert, and donate to Ready Rides & several other
community projects during the year. Your participation in our
fundraisers is greatly appreciated. Questions, call 664-2615.