Samantha Weir fund her People to People Student Ambassador Trip to
Western Canada. Join us for a fun night of Dancing with DJ Phil Miles,
Friday, May 10, 2013 at Circle 9 Ranch, Epsom, NH from 8:00 pm – 11 pm.
$15 per person. Light snacks provided and 50 / 50 Raffle.
for your support!
or information please call 603-491-3232 or 798-5600; hope to see you
there. Please pass the word, share on Facebook, bring your family and a
group of your friends too!
Barnstead Historical meeting will be Thursday, May 9th at the Barnstead
Town Hall. There will be a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7
p.m. We hope you can come and join us in keeping history alive in
Barnstead. For information call Jeannie at 269-5441.
Alumni Association will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm at PMHS, Room
103. Anyone that has attended or graduated from Pittsfield Middle High
School is an Alumni and is welcome to attend the meeting. We’d love to
see some new faces at the meeting - please plan to join us. For more
information, please call Andi Riel at 435-6346 or email [email protected].
Ceremony For New 6-Tanker-1
Barnstead Fire Rescue, members of Barnstead Firefighters Association and
families and friends celebrated the placement of the department’s new
tanker truck in-service with a Housing Ceremony on Sunday, April 28.
tanker is an HME Arien Fox and is equipped to carry 3,000 gallons of
water to a fire scene. This capability is especially important in a town
like Barnstead where large areas of town do not have public water supply
or fire hydrants. The tanker is also fully equipped as a pumper which
can deliver 750 gallons of water per minute and it is outfitted with
1,200 feet of four-inch fire hose and with attack-line hose. Tanker
equipment also includes a 3,000 gallon porta-tank, a reservoir device
that is placed on the ground and then filled from any tanker delivering
water at a scene, thus assuring an uninterrupted supply of water to a
was purchased using $225,417.00 of federal grant funds from FEMA’s
Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program. The grant was obtained by
application by Barnstead’s Fire Chief Mark Tetreault. Town funds of
$127,583.00 were approved at 2011 Town Meeting to fund the remaining
costs for the tanker and associated equipment. The entire project was
completed at $2,000.00 under estimated budget.
28 Housing Ceremony began with the new tanker parked on the pavement in
front of Barnstead Fire Rescue’s Station 1 in Barnstead Parade.
Firefighters then hosed down the tanker with water, pushed the tanker
back into the parking bay on the apparatus room floor and then dried the
vehicle using terry cloth towels.
Ceremonies are traditional fire department rituals dating from the time
when fire department apparatus and vehicles were horse-drawn. At that
time, when a piece of apparatus needed to be returned to inside the fire
house, the horses would draw the apparatus up in front of the station
and firefighters would unhitch the horses. The horses would then be
hosed down and combed and curried while firefighters would push the
apparatus into its parking bay inside the station. This
practice has been preserved as a Housing Ceremony for new apparatus when
it is placed in-service.
included as part of Sunday’s events was the presentation of awards to
firefighters and officers whose performances over the past year were
acknowledged by their peers. In addition, anniversaries of years of
service of members of the fire department were recognized. Years of
service anniversaries were acknowledged for ten department members,
representing a total of 195 years of service provided to the town.
the Housing Ceremony and awards presentation, guests and family members
of Barnstead Fire Rescue enjoyed a plentiful and delicious pot-luck
Effort Provides New Tables
folding plastic 8’ long banquet tables have been purchased for use in
the meeting room at Barnstead Fire Rescue’s Station 1 in Barnstead
Parade. Six of the tables were purchased using funds from a Walmart
Community Foundation, with matching funds from Barnstead Firefighters
Association. The other two tables were purchased by Barnstead Fire
Community Foundation grant was applied for and obtained by Barnstead
Firefighters Association. Once the grant was received, members of the
Association voted to approve matching funds to allow the purchase of six
of the tables. Barnstead’s Fire Chief Mark Tetreault agreed to fund the
purchase of two more tables.
tables are sturdy, light-weight folding tables. They replace the very
heavy folding wooden tables that have been used for decades in the
meeting room. Any group who reserves the meeting room and uses the
tables will definitely appreciate the ease of set-up of the new tables.
room at Station 1 has been available for reservation by community
groups, town committees and for private functions since ownership of the
building was assumed by the Town of Barnstead in April, 2010. To reserve
the meeting for use, contact Chief Mark Tetreault.
Expert To Address Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee
Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC’G) has announced
that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30
pm at J.J. Goodwin’s Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in
an expert in the identification, control, and removal of milfoil from
New Hampshire’s lakes, ponds, and rivers will be the Committee’s guest
speaker. With all three towns being home to numerous bodies
of water, Mr. Neister’s talk will also cover the potential impact on
lifestyle and property values if milfoil is allowed to spread.
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 5:30 pm.
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
website at www.BARC-NewHampshire.org.
B. Heath, 96, of Heath Lane, died May 3rd at her home following a sudden
illness. She was born in Suncook, the daughter of Albert and Delvina
(Demers) Duclos and has lived in Pittsfield and Barnstead for over 70
for the former Adams Brothers and the Pittsfield Shoe Companies and
following her retirement she worked in the food service department for
the Pittsfield School District for many years.
survived by her husband of 69 years, Eldon M. Heath; a son, Roger E.
Heath and wife Janet, and a daughter Barbara L. Berry and husband Daniel
both of Barnstead; four grandchildren, Daniel Berry, Jodi Glines, Carter
and Nathan Heath; ten great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Service was held at the Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, followed by
burial in the Floral Park Cemetery.
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