Birthday to Robin Locke, whose birthday is May 26.
Barnstead Parade Congregational Church will be holding their Annual
Indoor-Outdoor Plant Sale at the Church in Barnstead on Saturday, June
1, 2013 from 9 to 11 am. Come and find your favorite flowers and shrubs
to add to your gardens. There will also be a display of garden ornaments
and other items for sale to enhance your gardens. This sale is for our
From The Oscar Foss Memorial Library
Trustees of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library in Barnstead are excited to
introduce the community to our new Library Director, Sharon Archambault.
Sharon lives in Lee, NH with her family and comes to us with a deep love
of libraries and a heartfelt commitment to small town libraries in
particular. She impressed the board with her awareness of the library as
it connects to the entire community and its role as a centerpiece of a
town. Sharon presented with the unique skills needed to bring our
terrific library into the next stages of information sharing. “I am
looking forward to meeting the residents of Barnstead. This is a very
active community and I am excited to be a part of it.” She has worked
in libraries in Groveland, MA and Goffstown, NH and received her
Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Rhode Island
We hope you
will stop by the library and introduce yourself to Sharon. Tell her what
your hopes and dreams are for the library. While you are there, remember
to sign the “guest book” for our beloved retiring director, Susan
Conrad. Please feel free to share a memory, story, or sentiment or just
wish Susan well in the next phase of her journey.
So, stop by
and see what’s new, what’s enduring, and why you have always loved
libraries or learn why they still play a vital role in this new
information age. Be sure to “check it out”… Or, as Dr. Seuss has said,
“Oh, the places we’ll go!” See you at the library! Library hours are:
Mon 2-8pm, Tues and Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs 5-8pm, Fri 2-5pm, and Sat
Of New Hampshire Announces May 2013 Graduates
Congratulations to Austin Ryan Atkins (BSPHYS), Maria Kate Frangione
(MED), Kimberly Ann Ruddy (BS), Katie Lyn Chagnon (BSMAED), Nicholas
Robert Fegley (BSMATH), Benjamin Winslow Rogers (BSCHEM), Summa Cum
Laude, and Kerry Spongberg (BA).
concern of the devil is to keep the saint from praying. He fears nothing
from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs
at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray” (Samuel
Barnstead Christian Church meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM to pray
for the needs in our community, as well as the needs around the world.
We believe whether in good times or bad we need to “come boldly unto the
throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in
time of need.” Hebrews 4:16.
His church to be a House of Prayer, so with that thought in mind we
welcome people to come and pray with us on Wednesday evenings. If you
are unable to come but would like us to pray for you, visit our church
website http://centerbarnsteadcc.org and email us your prayer request.
Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town
Hall. For more information contact us at 269-8831.
A Variety Of New
At The Barnstead Community Market
Community Market has stocked up with New Hampshire products; honey,
maple syrup, flours and cooking mixes. We have NH Honey Bee from Gilsum,
NH. Pape’s maple syrup is located in Strafford. We have flours and
cooking mixes from the Littleton Grist Mill. They grind their own flours
and package various mixes including gluten free flours. We have
Mountain View Farm jams and pickles, fresh eggs and goat’s milk.
We will start selling lobsters Memorial Day weekend.
some new vendor products; grip potholders, phone cases, luggage tags,
jewelry and much more. We are adding products all the time. Stop by and
see what we have and pick up some fresh eggs, goat’s milk, pancake mix
or flours, maple syrup or honey.
Community Market is located at 13A Parade Road, Barnstead, NH. Hours
are Friday 1 – 7, Saturday 9 – 4 and Sunday noon – 4. Visit our website
A. (Martel) Holmes, age 91, died peacefully after a period of failing
health on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Merrimack County Nursing Home
surrounded by her family.
born on May 28, 1921 in Barre, VT the daughter of the late Joseph M.
Martel and Mary (Sartwell) Martel Elliott. Her early life was spent in
Marshfield, VT on a working dairy farm with her family. After a fire
destroyed the farm they moved to Concord, NH to be with other family
members. She always had such fond memories about living on the farm as
a child. She was a graduate from Concord High School class of 1940. She
was devoted to her Catholic faith and made sure her family was raised in
the faith. Most of her adult life she lived in Concord and Center
was predeceased by her husband Herbert F. Holmes who passed away in 2009
after 63 years together; and her grandson Jason Milligan in 1994.
survived by her daughters, Judy Collins and her husband Daniel of Milan,
NH, Joyce Milligan and her husband Michael of Loudon, NH; sons, Peter
Holmes and his partner Joanne Scanlon formally of Center Barnstead,
David Holmes and his spouse Phillip of Weare; she was also very fond of
her daughter-in-law Sally Homes. She had 10 grandchildren, 19 great
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her family gave her so much
enjoyment and she will be greatly missed.
In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the McKenna Fund c/o Merrimack County
Nursing Home, 325 DW Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303 or to the CRVNA, 30
Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.