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Barnstead NH News

April 3, 2013

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Men’s Bible Study At Center Barnstead Christian Church


Where does Sin come from? In his latest work,  Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart, Pastor Kyle Idleman challenges us with the thought that perhaps all sin springs from the same source – Idolatry.  While we may not see many “graven images” in our world today, there are still countless gods (work, money, politics, recreation, etc.), passionately at war for the throne of our heart. If we put the wrong god on the throne, our lives will be thrown into chaos, and all our efforts at sin management will be futile. Only by recognizing our misplaced worship and by enthroning God can we experience freedom and life.


Is a book on idolatry even necessary? Idolatry seems so primitive, so irrelevant; why not a book about graven images and witch doctors? Many people today think idolatry is not an issue dealt with in today’s times. And yet idolatry is the number one issue in the Bible, and that should raise red flags for us. In all of Judaism, it was one of only four sins to which the death penalty was attached.


Beginning April 10, Center Barnstead Christian Church will explore the idea that Idolatry is prevalent in today’s world, creating conflict within our lives.  And, how we, as believers, can identify and defeat the myriad of idols infecting our own lives. 


If you are ready to put some serious work into your relationship with God, join your neighbors at Center Barnstead Christian Church.  A weekly series of studies will begin Wednesday, April 10, at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Each study will run for one hour.  As spring blossoms, now is the time for all of us to prune the non-productive branches from our lives and encourage new growth. 


For more information please contact Center Barnstead Christian Church, 603-296-8831.  The Center Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town Hall.



ChildFind Barnstead School District


In an effort to comply with State and Federal Laws governing special education, to maintain eligibility for Federal Funding, to engage in sound long range planning and to provide evaluation and programming where appropriate, the Barnstead School District is making a conscientious effort to identify any potentially disabled individuals residing within its jurisdiction.


Parents of children up to 21 years of age who suspect that a child may be educationally disabled, are invited to contact their special education director. Assessments will be performed to determine if children qualify for special education programs and services. Areas to be screened will include hearing, vision, communication and motor functioning.



Alpaca Farm Day At BCM & Spring Open House

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On Saturdays, April 13th, May 18th and June 8th it will be “Alpaca Day.”  We will have a couple of Alpaca farms with animals available for sale. Come see these beautiful animals.  Also, there will be spinning wheels, looms, and yarns for sale.


On April 13th we will also be hosting our Spring Open House with new items for sale. We will have planters, bird houses, quilts, wooden trays, etc. There will be demonstrations of clay hand building from Barndoor Gap Pottery, free chair massages with Lighthouse Massage Therapy and a Penny Rug demonstration from Valmont Alpaca Farm.


Come by and see what’s happening from 9 – 4 at Barnstead Community Market, 13A Parade Road, Barnstead, NH. For more details about Alpaca Farming contact Jim Kidder at (603) 435-6085 or BCM at (603) 269-2253.


Clay hand building classes will begin on Tuesday, April 16 from 6 – 8 at the BCM store. The fee is $120.00 for 6 weeks instruction, clay and glazes.  No previous experience necessary. Call Irene at (603) 568-7318 for registration and more information.



The Suncook Valley Art And Artisan Tour – Call For Entries


Due to the success of the first Suncook Valley Art and Artisan Tour in the summer of 2012, we are pleased to invite local fine artists and artisans to participate in the 2013 event to be held on Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.


We would like to keep the open studios within easy driving distance of the Route 28 corridor between Alton and Hooksett, NH.  For those wishing to participate who might be outside of this immediate area, or those who prefer not to open their private studios, the Barnstead Town Hall, the Center Barnstead Christian Church, and the Barnstead Community Market, all located on Route 126 in Center Barnstead, will be available for booth setup.  


The Town Hall will serve as a home base for the tour, providing tour maps, open studio information, and artist bios.


Entry deadline is May 15 and the entry fee is $25.00.  For more information and registration please contact Steve Winchester at (603)-269-2720 or email [email protected].


Suncook Valley Art and Artisan Tour Committee: Joanne Balcom, Irene Derosier, Carolyn Hughes, Janice Metzger, Barbara Pappas, Elizabeth Winchester Larson, Harriet Winchester, Stephen Winchester.



Barnstead Elementary School

Honor Roll For The Second Trimester



The following students in Grades 4-8 at the Barnstead Elementary School have earned High Honors or Honors for the Second Trimester.  Students who have received A’s in all of their subjects qualify for High Honors. Those students who have earned A’s and B’s in all of their subjects qualify for Honors.  In addition, students qualifying for High Honors and Honors must have received grades in effort and conduct that are average or above.


Grade 4

High Honors

Lucas Bilodeau, Megan Denoncourt, Audrey Jacques, Kassidy Kelley, Madeline Kriete, Emma Vignola, Fiona Wilson, Daniel Young


Grade 4


Connor Benninghove, Joseph Boudreau, Theodore Broska, Owen Chase, Dyllon Cook, Emily Doyle, Madelyn English, Hannah Errington, Payton Everett, David Fossett, Makayla Gagnon, Hannah Gelinas, Emma Lee, Dylan Nelson, David Parker, Colin Roberts, Autumn Sheets, Kristopher Stottlar, Ryan Treadwell, Ashley Vatcher


Grade 5

High Honors

Ava Blair, Tessa Carter, Forrest Chase, Sara Frenette, Aidan Gehly, Reilly Gray, Georgie Martin, Cameron Michaud, Lily Michaud, Ava Misiaszek, Noah Sanville, Megan Sarno, Samantha Simpson, Lexie Tallent, Amanda Tebbetts, Keegan Unzen, Gwen West, Joel White


Grade 5


Davin Bain,Kelly Barnes, Kylie Beauregard,  Ryker Burke, Katelyn Burnett, Alexander Catauro, Nathaniel Charity, Amberlyn Cookinham, Ariel Cormier, Alyssa Craig, Mahelet Eddington, Cody Gayer, Kayla Graffam, Devin Hartley, Aaron Haynes, Thomas Howlett, Emily Hutto, Lily Ipock, Victoria Keeler, Elise Langlais, Shamus McSharry, Ryan Nolin, Rhiannon O’Gara, Joey Pepe, Kyle Richard, Richard Stevens, Marcus Terrio, Danielle Troxell, Mason Warner, Eli Whittington


Grade 6

High Honors

Audrey Carlson, Laura Hamel, Tovah Stonner, Rebekah Wheeler, Patrick Williams


Grade 6


Madelyn Chase, Tyler Chase, Qun Li Fan, Emily Feinberg, Gabrielle Fossett, Helen Johnson, David Kelley, Alexis Ladieu, Max Lambert, Lanni McGrath, Hannah Robitaille, Gina Ruggieri, Diana St. Laurent, Shekinnah Stockman, Mikayla Towle


Grade 7

High Honors

Jacob Blair, Gabriela Libenson, Christina Locke, Haley Marston, Kaitlynn Morgan, Tiffany White, Amity Wilson


Grade 7


Rebekah Bartolin, Essence Bourque, Benjamin Broska, Erin Bunker, Wyleigh Chase, Dylan Clifford, Ethan Crossman, Wesley Demers, Biniyam Eddington, Kaelynn Finochiaro, Kaci Gilbert, Damiana Hartley, Kayla Haynes, Kayley Hoyt, Melody Kelley, Haley Marston, Emmalee Riel, Emily Schaaff, Zach Thoroughgood


Grade 8

High Honors

Emily Calise, Miranda Carter, Carly Eber, Tabitha Kelley, Shannon Hinton, Jonathon Libenson, Matt Sepulveda, Gordon Unzen, Jaimie Westlake


Grade 8


Tyler Brown, Brianna Burley, Logan Byers, Jasmine Clement, Anthony Cusson, Delia Everhart, Amanda Hennessey, Katelyn Lank, Mickenna Leitner, Jasmine MacDougall, Emma Michaud, Justin Presbrey, Lillian Robitaille, Raquel Sheridan, Kari Simoneau, Melissa Stowell, Daniel St. Laurent, Zackary Vignola, Lauren Watkins



Womenade Coffeehouse Fundraiser April 6th In Nottingham

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A group of Nottingham women friends have come together to sponsor a fun-filled evening to benefit Women Aid, a valuable local community service organization. A coffee house with a variety of local music, spoken word and more will be held on Saturday, April 6 starting at 7 pm at the Nottingham Community Center, Route 152, Nottingham. Musicians include Bob Abrams, Chris Reagan, Kathy Nikitas, Justin Demers and Eli Autry. Delicious homemade refreshments will be served.


Admission is by donation at the door and all donations will go to Womenade. Womenade serves people in our community by distributing one-time short-term financial assistance with no red tape to individuals or families in need. Please see for more information on their services.


A featured part of this event will be a raffle drawing of a beautiful handmade batik quilt, which will be on display at the Blaisdell Library through April 6. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are a dollar a piece or 6 for $5. For more information about the quilt or the coffee house, contact the library at 679-8484.



BARC’G To Meet Tuesday, April 9


The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) has announced that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.  


BARC meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.  Per their usual meeting format, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30pm.  


In an 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.    


For more information, please send an email to:

 [email protected] or check out the Committee’s website at   








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