Thoroughgood, 12, of Center Barnstead shot his first turkey on Youth
Weekend. He was hunting with his dad Craig and his grampa “Rocket” when
he shot about 45 yards and got a 21 pound turkey. Congrats Zach!
Hollow Seniors Of Barnstead
By Beverly A. Goodrich, Secretary
Nighthawk Hollow Seniors of Barnstead met at the Barnstead Town Hall on
May 1, 2013 at 12 noon and enjoyed a delicious pot luck lunch and a
brief business meeting. Members had fashioned beautiful, original, cute
and funny May baskets which were judged. Christine Sanborn’s entry won
and the prize was a small box of chocolates.
At the June
5th meeting we will play games. There will not be any meetings in July
and August. Meetings will resume in September.
are always welcome and dues are only $4.00 a year. Please contact
President, Christine Sanborn at 875-2676 for more information.
Barnstead Library Digs Into Reading!
Foss Memorial Library invites children of all ages to participate in our
“Dig Into Reading!” Summer Reading Program. We will be exploring many
things that can be found underground; plants, animals, fossils, and more
during our weekly activities. Our “Summertime Songs and Stories” and
“Arts and Crafts” programs will be held every Wednesday from 10am-12 and
are free and open to the public. Make sure you check our schedule for a
few other fun activities as well!
Registration opens June 1st and continues through the month, closing at
noon on June 22nd. You can begin to record books on June 24th but your
first book must be recorded by July 6th. We are starting our summer
program this year with an awesome “Art Mural” kick-off on June 27th,
6-8pm. Call or stop by the library for more information about this
of 6 age/grade appropriate books are required to complete the “Dig Into
Reading” program for children in pre-school through grade 6. Parents
with children pre-school age and younger are encouraged to participate
in our “Read to Me” program.
for teens (grade 7 and up) our program theme will be “Beneath the
Surface.” Special group activities have been planned and the minimum
reading requirement is 3 age/grade appropriate books (min. 250 pages).
last book must be recorded by August 10th to qualify for the completion
of the program.
Be on the
lookout for more information about our special activities and feel free
to call 269-3900 or stop by the library for more information about our
exciting 2013 Summer Reading Programs!
Story Hour for this school year is Wednesday, May 22nd at 10am. Story
Hour is held on Wednesday mornings and follows the Barnstead Elementary
School calendar. We look forward to seeing all our friends return in
Teen Library Club meeting for this school year is Thursday, June 6th at
6pm. The teens meet once a month during the school year for some fun and
lots of laughter! All Barnstead teens in 7th grade and up are always
of Roy Sargent would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support,
and prayers during his illness and passing.
comforting to know Roy touched so many people, which was shown by the
phone calls, cards, letters, and food.
We want to
thank everyone who sent donations in memory of Roy to the Hospice House
and staff in Concord.
thanks to all the people who attended his memorial service and wonderful
Granddaughter Rick and Staci Goonan
granddaughter Alexandar Goonan
groups and individuals who take on the “nasty” job of clearing the trash
along our roads, especially Route 28 through Barnstead. This is a
continuous job and we appreciate it. Also during Earth Day, a group
cleared a portion of our road, White Oak. Thank you to all, it looked
thanks to our young grandchildren, 8 year old grandson and 7 year old
granddaughter and their parents. They cleared both sides of the road
from their house to ours, stopping at our house to sort the trash on the
way to the dump. Our grandson made the comment, “Some people are very
nasty, they have no respect for our earth.” How true! The very next day
we picked up several pieces in front of our house.
again to all involved.
Barnstead Christian Church will be hosting a free Men’s Breakfast this
Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 AM. David Baguma will be the speaker this
month. David is from Uganda, Africa, and will be soon married to Heidi
As a teen,
David came to know Jesus as his Savior and saw the need to impact others
for Christ. He began working with Word of Life. Then in 2008 he
attended Missionary-In-Training where he was brought on board as a WOL
David disciples university students at two universities in Kampala and
also helps with the IT needs of the ministry. David will be sharing
more about the ministry both he and Heidi will have when they return to
Uganda during the breakfast. All men are invited to come.
Barnstead Christian Church is located on Route 126, next to the Town
For more information contact the church at 269-8831.
A Great Night!
“sung-in” at the Cabin Fever Dessert Concert a couple of weeks ago, just
like we brought in New Years with the Milk and Cookies Concert. We owe
many thanks to the Barnstead, Chichester, Northwood, Gilmanton and Alton
community members who attended and supported this fabulous benefit
concert for the Congregational Church of North Barnstead. With lots of
desserts and another sell out crowd who said “more, more, more, more!”
what is not to love about great music and lots of desserts?
jazz by Savoya who appear at the Onions Pub in the Tilton Inn and will
also be at the jazz bar this summer in the Weirs. With Sureya Felch on
vocals, Jeremy Morse guitar, Chris Gilb on bass and Lee Anne Ames on
saxophone, this talented young quartet played jazz and Bosa Nova
favorites you know and love.
Nice kicked off the evening with original folk music that was lyrical,
fun and had us all laughing. Cheryl Sager and Peg Chaffee have performed
for years in various musical venues and we encourage you to pick up
their new CD Mixing it Up to be released soon (or one of their old
own Barnstead queen of music, Chris Bonoli and The Blues Monsters are
always a hit and they had talent galore! Sitting in were (sore leg) Lew
Joslyn on spoons, Ken Burt and Richard Gardzina on saxophone, TJ Jones
(weapons of mass percussion), Chris Gilb on bass, and the one and only
Marty Wintje on flaming electric lead guitar.
like this is only possible because of community members who care and
support it. Thanks for singing “Hey Jude” to properly end the concert
once again. Watch for more information on the fall concert slated for
October 5, Saturday night! If you’re out and about in
August, Chris Bonoli and the Blues Monsters will be performing on August
10 for the Barnstead Summer Concert Series. Stop By!
Marquis, Sr., 71, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Concord Hospital
after a sudden illness. And in a final act of unselfishness, Mr. Marquis
had chosen to be an organ donor.
raised in Salem, MA, Mr. Marquis was the son of Cecile (Demeule) Marquis
of Beverly, MA and the late Arthur P. Marquis. After moving to NH, he
and his wife lived in Northwood before becoming residents of Center
Barnstead in 1990.
his career, Mr. Marquis moved houses and then worked for Lebel Grove as
a mason tender. He spent more than 25 years as a machinist with PK
Lindsay in Deerfield and retired from the Gilford Elementary School in
was an avid hunter and a proud member of the NRA. He held a 3rd degree
black belt in karate and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th
He was the
widower of Dianne (Pooler) Marquis, who died in 2008 and was also
predeceased by a grandson, Brandon Marquis in 1993.
survived by two sons, Arthur Marquis Jr. and his wife Jennifer of
Deerfield, and Joseph Marquis and his partner Karyn of Barnstead; three
daughters, Suzanne Jenness and her spouse Holly of Bristol, Linda
Brasley and her husband Gerry of Epsom, and Deborah Marquis of Center
Barnstead; grandchildren, Sheri Nason of Laconia, Ashley, Megan Marquis
of Deerfield, and Steven and Tara Brasley of Epsom; two great
granddaughters; his fiancée, Alicia Lessard of Center Barnstead;
siblings and their spouses, Richard Marquis and Marily of Deerfield,
Cecile Robinson of Beverly, MA, Pauline Marston and Bill of Northwood,
and Jeannette Hamilton and Robert of Beverly, MA; and nieces and
relatives may call at the Still Oaks Funeral and Memorial Home, 1217
Suncook Valley Highway in Epsom on Friday from 5-8 PM. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of
Lourdes Church in Pittsfield. Burial will take place at a later date in
the Riverview Cemetery, Barnstead.
who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
friends may sign an on-line guestbook by visiting