Faithful, Abundant And True
faithful. His provision is abundant. His promises are true. The women at
the Center Barnstead Christian Church will be attending a Ladies’
Retreat this March. They will enjoy a great time of games, food, fun,
laughter and fellowship with other women of the church. The theme is
Faithful, Abundant, and True: Three Lives Going Deeper Still – a
resource from Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and Beth Moore.
teaches from basically, the entire book of Hebrews! Hebrews is both an
example of God’s faithfulness and a challenge to believers to be
faithful in difficult times.
Shirer teaches from Ephesians 3:20-21 on God’s abundance. A fundamental
basis for every believer is the absolute reality that God can do
whatever He chooses to do. God’s ability empowers our faithfulness.
teaches on the topic of discernment. In these difficult days it is
absolutely essential that we learn to trust the Holy Spirit to enable us
to determine what is true and what is false. While these three women
each speak on the distinctive topic the Holy Spirit had lead them to
teach, the messages result in a marvelous blend. Kay challenges us to
faithfulness in difficult days. Priscilla points to the essential of
trust in God’s ability, and Beth teaches on how to discern truth from
error in these difficult days. During this two day retreat, the ladies
can look forward to a special time of being refreshed and encouraged in
Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town
Hall. For more information please contact the church at 269-8831.
Letter To The Editor
and government in this country and state have a very strong, pungent
odor that’s increasing daily. I’m finding it’s filtering to the local
level at a fast pace.
past couple of years, certain members of the Budget Committee and Select
Board (you know who you are) attempted to degrade the Planning/Zoning
Boards and Building Inspector Secretarial position and the individual
occupying that position, by exposing the citizens of Barnstead to
erroneous and totally out of context information about the workings of
these “public servants” are trying to reduce this position from 30 to 10
hours per week. They tried this at the Town Meeting last year and
they doing this? To cut the town budget? Not sure, but I think not! I
wonder if it’s some personal agenda against the individual occupying
that position or perhaps “other” personal reasons.
presented a fountain of misinformation and incorrect facts and figures
at their Budget meetings, and who knows where else, and have never, to
the best of my knowledge, requested a desk audit. This is a very
important position to the operation of the Planning/Zoning Boards and
part time Building Inspector. I do know what this job entails. This town
is fortunate to have an individual so very capable of performing these
multiple duties even in 30 hours a week.
these individuals of committee and “other” positions of power
contaminate the minds of our voters anymore, it’s time they know what
they are talking about and get their facts correct. Leave your personal
in the town’s best interest, maybe it’s time to replace some members at
Greg Goddard, General Manager Of Gunstock Mountain Resort,
To Address Barnstead/Alton/Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G)
Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) has announced
that Greg Goddard, General Manager of the Gunstock Mountain Resort, will
be the guest speaker at their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 12
at 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway
(Rt. 28), in Center Barnstead.
Mountain Resort is a recreational facility owned by Belknap County for
the benefit of the citizens of Belknap County, all of New Hampshire, and
New England. Mr. Goddard will address the Committee, sharing information
about the history and evolution of Gunstock, recent upgrades, and plans
for the future, including the transformation of Gunstock into an
all-season recreational facility.
meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from
Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.
Per the usual meeting format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at
your option) or want to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as
early as 5:30 p.m.
effort to help those in the community who are less fortunate, the
Committee asks that each attendee bring a non-perishable food item to
the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.
information, please send an email to
[email protected] or check out the Committee’s
I read with
interest the recent letter from a prospective candidate for Selectman,
holding forth about the current board and how they “micro manage”
departments, etc. The backdrop to all selectmen these days has to be the
welfare of the whole community, which is under extreme economic pressure
and will be in the foreseeable future.
departments (throughout the country) that are funded by taxpayers’ money
always consider that they are in need of expansion and that they are the
most vital to society. By all means the Selectmen have to listen to
Department heads, but they have to balance this against the ability of
the community to pay.
I have been working with 7 surrounding towns, all facing similar fiscal
problems, both when I was a Selectman and afterwards with the agreement
of the Selectmen. This has resulted in cumulative savings of Barnstead
taxpayer dollars of approximately $100,000 for exactly the same
services. This cooperation is extremely important for our community.
Selectmen’s decision become very critical when dealing with
unanticipated and mainly weather related emergencies such as tornadoes
and flooding, etc. They have to deal with both federal and state
agencies and call on our neighboring communities for assistance.
of the above criteria into account, I would welcome your support on
March 12th to become a Selectman representing everyone’s needs in these
fellow Barnstead residents, neighbors, friends:
My name is
Kevin Genest, and I am running for School Board and Library Trustee. I
moved to Barnstead in 2008 and live with my mom, Phyllis Buatti, who has
been a Barnstead resident for over 34 years. I Love Barnstead and think
this is a great town to live in!
I worked at
Barnstead Elementary School for 5½ years and know the school well;
and the politics of the school, which I observed during that time. I
love the kids and want to see them get a decent education and succeed in
I have the
highest regard for the teachers at BES who were like family to me! I am
a conservative and don’t believe in unnecessary and wasteful spending!
If you vote for me, I will do my best to make sure your kids get the
education they deserve, while at the same time making sure costs are
kept down and there is no wasteful or unnecessary spending!
As for the
library, I love books and libraries! I think the Oscar Foss Memorial
Library is awesome! It’s a great library! When I moved to
Barnstead five years ago, I asked about volunteering at the library, but
was told no help was needed! I decided to put my name in for Library
Trustee as a way of volunteering and helping the library!
this is a great town with great neighbors like yourselves! I would like
to serve our town as a School Board member and/or a library trustee! I
ask for your vote and will do my best to serve you and our great town!
for your support and your votes!
has the opportunity to purchase the Pinkham property for our Historical
Society. This building and nice piece of land is located on 96 South
Barnstead Rd. in the center of town. It includes an 1859 Cape with an
attached shed and a large barn and garage on 1.17 acres. Obtaining this
property would allow the Barnstead Historical Society to create a museum
and history center for our town. This would be a place where residents
and visitors could view artifacts from the past and learn about the
places, activities and lives of Barnstead’s past. Understanding the past
enriches our future. It also creates a deeper sense of place and greater
pride in our community.
purchase of this property will only cost 40 cents a thousand on our
taxes for this year only. This will be voted on at Town Meeting,
Saturday, March 16: Article 4 will be the purchase of the Pinkham
property along with Article 5: Taking $40,000 out of the Historical
Society’s building capitol reserve.
Yes on Articles 4 and 5 in favor of the preservation of Barnstead’s town