Attention Barnstead Parents
Baseball and Softball signups will be held on the following dates:
March 4, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Oscar Foss Library
March 16, 2013 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Barnstead Elementary School
March 23, 2013 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm at the Barnstead Elementary School
questions about signups feel free to email
[email protected]. Please bring back
any uniforms you have from prior years. Thank you!
My name is
Beth Drew. I am running for the office of Selectman for the Town of
Barnstead because I believe that I can offer a fresh perspective to the
administration of the town. My experience arises from my position as a
working professional who is a property owner, a parent of students in
our school system, a member of Barnstead Fire-Rescue, and the manager of
a household who has to balance multiple and difficult budgetary
decisions. Every aspect of the operation of this town affects not only
my family but every family in our community. Knowing this, I am willing
to work to ensure the administration of this town is as efficient as
that certain members of recent Boards of Selectmen have attempted to
micro-manage the Town departments. This has negatively impacted the
current operations of the Board and has prohibited forward progress.
This must stop. Egos and attitudes are not conducive to effective town
management. The relationships between departments must be rebuilt on the
foundations of trust, respect, and open communication.
majority of people, my family lives on a budget. We have needs that must
be met before we can get our “wants”. Barnstead’s finances are no
different. While what is considered a “want” by one may be considered a
“need” by another, the current situation in our Town goes beyond that
simple premise. Walls of animosity have been created and there is
currently such a gridlock in this town that many elected officials are
unwilling to listen with an open mind to the budgetary information being
presented by Department Heads.
It is time
for the micro-management of our town to stop. It’s time for integrity
and accountably. I am willing to push for change. I ask for your
support on March 12.
Briscoe To Speak At CBCC In March
Barnstead Christian Church is pleased to welcome evangelist Eric
Briscoe, Sunday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. Eric is the OAC/USA Director for
the Open Air Campaigners ministry.
up in Massachusetts and was saved at the age of 13 at Happy “T” Ranch in
Rumney, New Hampshire. After graduating from Boston State College with
degrees in Political Science and Math, Eric attended Word of Life School
of Youth Ministries. During student days at Word of life, Eric was
introduced to the Open Air Campaigners ministry. It was in the spring of
1982 that the Lord made it clear that he was to do the work of an
evangelist. That year, he joined the OAC Philadelphia branch as an
evangelist. Then, in 1986, he became the Boston Branch Director. An
additional ministry came Eric’s way as he was appointed OAC/USA Field
Director in 1991.
of Open Air Campaigners is to take the gospel of Christ out from the
church and into the public arena. Day in and day out you will find their
evangelists proclaiming Christ on busy city sidewalks, in marketplaces,
in parks, on college campuses, and in neighborhoods. Anywhere that
people move and gather, you will find their pulpit.
Campaigners believe that local churches play a key role in fulfilling
the work of God in the world. OAC seeks to enter into a partnership with
local churches that want help in “jump-starting” their evangelistic
ministries. Eric and his wife Diane will bring their experience,
strength and hope, as they share the gospel with all who will hear it.
There are key groups of people that they wish to reach, however. One is
children; this work is critical since the average American child today
is not being reached by the church. Another key group consists of
individuals who have come to America from counties that have little or
no exposure to the gospel.
us and learn how you, too, can share your faith in the public square!
The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to
the Town Hall. For further information contact the church at 269-8831.
that Meet the Candidates Night will be held tonight, February 27th at
the Barnstead Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. The Oscar Foss Memorial Library in
Center Barnstead is pleased to sponsor this event again this year.
candidates for Town and School offices have been invited to attend and
be on the panel. There are several different Town and School positions
open this year. Come and talk with the candidates. Bring along your
questions and have a chance to hear the candidates speak on the issues.
parking at the Town Hall and also parking behind and beside the Library.
Note: There is no snow date for this program. If the weather conditions
are so terrible that we cannot travel safely, then the program will be
Nighthawk Seniors News
Nighthawk Seniors of Barnstead met at the Barnstead Town Hall on
February 6, 2013 at 12 pm and enjoyed a delicious pot luck lunch. Please
note: If the regular meeting is not held on the first Wednesday of the
month due to inclement weather, we will skip that month entirely and
meet the next month on the first Wednesday.
the business meeting, the members and guests enjoyed playing games. Our
president, Christine Sanborn of Alton, displayed her plaque, which she
received from the Alton Business Association on January 25th as she was
selected and honored as the Alton Citizen of the Year. We were all very
happy and proud of her.
meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12 pm at the
Barnstead Town Hall. Two of our members will prepare a delicious corned
beef dinner. The cost is $5 and members are asked to bring bread or
dessert. A musical entertainment is planned. Please call Deb Fedorchak
at 776-6899 by March 1st if you plan to attend.
Nighthawk Seniors welcome new members. Dues are only $4 a year. For
information, call Christine Sanborn, President at 875-2676
Must Look To The Future To Preserve The Past
Barnstead Historical Society celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.
It does not have a building, unlike our neighboring towns. The Society’s
‘future planning committee’ was formed in 2011 with Ken Burt and Ken
Pitman as co-chairs. They saw a need for a space where we could carry
out our mission; ‘to preserve and present Barnstead’s history. Also,
people are reluctant to donate historically significant items until
there is a place where they can be properly taken care of and, most
importantly, where they can be exhibited to the public.
of Barnstead, now, have the opportunity to obtain a building for use by
the Historical Society. It is the Pinkham property at 96 South Barnstead
Road, and includes an 1859 Cape, attached shed and large barn/garage on
1.17 acres. This property has 203 ft. frontage and is contiguous with
Town property, next to the Bandstand and Center Fire Station.
purchase of this property will be voted on at Town meeting: Article 4;
to purchase the Pinkham property and Article 5; to take $40,000 out of
the ‘Historical Society building capital reserve. I think of the
purchase of the Pinkham property as an investment which will grow many
times over. Barnstead citizens, ask yourself, is it worth
40 cents a thousand, this year only?
I, for one,
am totally committed to supporting this project; the purchase, helping
with the necessary renovations, to fundraising and to making the
Barnstead Historical Society Museum and History Center a part of our
I hope you
will take a moment to consider voting Yes on Articles 4 and 5 at the
Town Meeting on March 16th to preserve Barnstead’s history.
for your consideration,
Named To Dean’s List At Southern New Hampshire University
following students from New Hampshire have been named to the Dean’s List
for the Fall 2012 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in
Manchester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an
academic grade point average of 3.0-3.49
Lecain, AS Business Administration, Adam Lecain, BS Information
Fosher, BS Sport Management
Carlson, BS Business Administration, Sarah Carson, BA Creative
Writing/English, Jacinta Guerreiro-Crocker, BA Law and Politics
Abbott, BS in Operations/Project Mgmt., Nikki Grunst, BS Justice
Studies, Brian Ward, BS Business Administration
Named To President’s
List At Southern New Hampshire
following students from New Hampshire have been named to the President’s
List for the Fall 2012 semester at Southern New Hampshire University in
Manchester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile an
academic grade point average of 3.5 -4.0.
Pirozzo, BS Accounting/Finance
Douglas, BA Psychology, Bryce Yeaton, BS Business Administration, Dennis
O’Brien, BS Business Studies, James Kilian, BA Game Design and
Development, Tammy Michael, AS Accounting
Pearl, BS Information Technology
Stevens, BA Psychology
Thorsell, BS Business Administration
fellow Barnstead residents,
writing to encourage you to vote for Bruce Marriot for library trustee.
Bruce has been a trusted and valuable member of the library board of
trustees for some time and is running for another term. The board has
begun some important work to guide the library into its next phase; his
experience and knowledge will be critical in making the necessary
transitions. Please vote for Bruce on March 12.
also encourage you all to be sure to make time to go to the voting booth
on Tuesday, March 12 to elect all of your town officials. It has been
said all government is local and we have an opportunity and a right
(some would even say a duty) to choose who those elected officials will
be. If you are not sure who is running or what they hope to accomplish,
come to the Town Hall on Wednesday, February 27 at 7PM to meet the
candidates to hear their thoughts and to ask your questions.
have a voice in how your tax dollars are spent by attending the Town and
School District meetings. Hope to see you all there.
Foster Nichols, 84, of Boston and Barnstead Parade, NH, died on
Thursday, February 21st at home after a long and full life.
He was born
May 21, 1928 in Amesbury, Mass., the son of Harold Everett and Gladys
Foster Nichols. Fizz or Foster, as he was known to his friends, grew up
in Needham, Mass. and graduated from Needham High School in 1946.
graduated from Dartmouth College, class of 1950, and was commissioned
that year as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served mainly in the South
China Sea throughout the Korean Conflict.
began his professional career in 1954 at the Old Colony Trust Company,
the trust affiliate of the First National Bank of Boston. He earned his
Masters of Business Administration at Boston University and qualified
later as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
for the Bank of Boston for 35 years, chiefly as vice president with
responsibility for managing closely-held companies for which the bank
had a fiduciary responsibility. He built long-lasting business
relationships with a network of New England firms, many family-owned.
On retiring in 1989, Howard continued to serve as a director on the
boards of Bemis and Doble Engineering, among others.
Nick, as he
was also known, especially enjoyed gardening, skiing, photography,
refurbishing old homes and furniture, and socializing within an
extensive community of Dartmouth alumni and friends.
survived by his wife, Margery Pyne Nichols, of Barnstead Parade, New
Hampshire and his three daughters and their families: Lucy Prentiss
Nichols, James Farquhar, and Benjamin Foster Nichols-Farquhar of
Greenfield, New Hampshire; Nancy Jean Nichols, James McKim, and Andrew
Nichols McKim and Katherine Gibson McKim of Goffstown, New Hampshire;
and Sally Foster Nichols and Gerald Lemoine of Swans Island, Maine. He
is also survived by his first wife, Jean Edmands of Amherst, New
Service will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham
on Friday, March 1st at 7 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited
to attend. Visiting hours will be held Friday evening from 5- 7 PM prior
to the service. Interment will be private.
in lieu of flowers may be made to Dartmouth College c/o Dartmouth
College Development, 6066 Development Office, Hanover, NH 03755 or to
Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Head and Neck Oncology Department P.O. Box
849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Dorothy Ann Constant
August 23, 1949 - February 12, 2013
Constant, 63, of Alton Bay, died February 12, 2013 at Lakes Region
General Hospital in Laconia.
born August 23, 1949 in Belmont, MA, the daughter of Michael and Wilma
enjoyed spending time with her family at the family camp on Suncook Lake
in Barnstead, NH. She enjoyed going to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun with her
husband Guy, sister Wilma and cousin Janet. She also enjoyed her
collection of gemstones and genealogy.
her lottery scratch tickets, “It has been rumored that the sweepstakes
commission is going to have to lay off a few employees, due to a drop in
her husband of 42 years: Guy A. Constant, their three daughters; Nicole
St. George of Pittsfield, Stacy Swain of Concord and Jenifer Constant of
Barnstead, her grandchildren; Tyler, Willard, Michaela and David St.
George, Michael, Steven and Jacob Gray and Ryan Swain; her sister Wilma
Twinam of Jamestown, NY, also several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents and a brother Fred Drouin.
will be in the spring at the convenience of the family. If desired,
memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Central NH VNA and
Hospice, 780 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Arrangements by Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, to express condolences,