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Barnstead NH News

July 8, 2015

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The Suncook Valley Area Lions Club (serving Pittsfield and Barnstead) are holding a raffle.  We have collected a variety of prizes, gift cards and gift certificates for our Calendar Raffle.  There is a prize for each day for the month of September.  The cost is $5.00 per ticket and you have 30 chances to win- what a deal!  Please see any Lions Club member to purchase a ticket.



Barnstead Parks And Recreation Reminder


Barnstead Parks & Recreation has begun accepting registrations for fall soccer for children entering kindergarten (or age 5) through grade 6.  Registration may be completed online at, or by printing out a registration form and waiver from the BPR website. Fees are $35.00 per player, with a cap of $70.00 per family.


All players must be registered no later than August 1.


Volunteers are sought to serve as coaches and assistant coaches for all levels (K-6).  Please contact BPR on Facebook or at [email protected] if you are interested in coaching.



University Of Maine Announces Spring 2015 Dean’s List


Orono, Maine — The University of Maine recognized 2,163 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2015 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,710 are from Maine, 377 are from 31 other states and 76 are from 22 countries other than the U.S.


Listed below are local students who received Dean’s List honors for spring 2015, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Center Barnstead: Anthony Stohlberg

Gilmanton Iron Works: Jessica Stone



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On Saturday, July 11, Barnstead Parks and Recreation proudly hosts the return of High Range to the Summer Concert Series stage. An energetic roots/folk/bluegrass group with a long list of rave reviews from national publications, they highlight original music with a mix of cover songs on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and drums.  One reviewer is quoted as saying, “High Range has forged a tight, compelling ensemble sound that is highly musical and thoroughly entertaining.” Bring your lawn chair or blanket, grab your friends and come check out their unique sound for yourself.  As always, smoking and alcohol are prohibited on the Parade Grounds.  The Barnstead Summer Concert Series is a free event, and the show starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Barnstead Parade Grounds.  Concessions will be offered for sale by the Parade Congregational Church.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

The Summer Reading Program Has Begun! 


Visit the library or go online to record the books you’ve read this summer and get raffle tickets for our summer prizes. This year our themes are “Every Hero Has a Story” for children and teens and “Escape the Ordinary” for adults.  It is not too late to sign up at the circulation desk, online, or by calling. Our weekly activities have begun. Go online or visit for a calendar of events!


Minecraft Game Day! 

The library is hosting a Minecraft Game Day on July 17th at 3pm! We hope to build some interesting creations and share experiences about the game we love. Please bring your own laptops, smart devices, or anything to play Minecraft on if you have them.


The Friends of the Library 

The Friends of the Library meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm at the library. People can join the Friends of Oscar Foss Memorial Library at any meeting or by picking up a brochure at the library. The membership fee is $5.00 per person.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday; 5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.   




Eldon Heath


Eldon “Bud” Heath, 95, of Heath Lane, Barnstead, died July 2nd at the Concord Hospice House. He was born July 23rd, 1919, eldest son of the late Ralph and Barbara (Carter) Heath in Putney, VT. His Dear Wife and partner of 69 years, Elizabeth “Belle” Heath predeceased him in 2013. He spent most of his childhood in Swansey, NH, graduating from Keene High School in 1938. He had fond memories of visiting his grandfather Edward Carter at Kaolin Farms (now the Budweiser Factory) in Merrimack, NH. He served his country during WWII in the US Army as a military guard at a POW Camp in Louisiana. He returned home after the war to his home in Pittsfield to be with Belle and infant son Roger. A Daughter Barbara completed the family. He retired as Superintendent of Bridge Maintenance for the State of New Hampshire. He was the oldest Past Master of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge in Pittsfield. In his later years he took great joy in raising large tomato plants to be sold to friends in the Concord Medical Community. He had a great love for gardening, he made sure each home he built had a root cellar.


He is survived by his son Roger Heath and wife Janet of Heath Lane, Barnstead, a daughter Barbara Berry  and husband Dan of Barnstead. Four Grandchildren Dan Berry and wife Lori, Jodi Glines and husband Jay, Carter Heath and wife Tricia, and Nathan Heath and wife Kristy. His Great Grandchildren Jordan Berry, Kylie Berry, Kelsea Bonin, Keaton Heath, Megan Heath, Emily Heath, Molly Heath, Meg Glines, Sarah Glines, Kate Glines, Aaron Glines, Eli Glines, and Simon Glines.


There are no visiting Hours. A Graveside Service was held Tuesday, July 7th, at 10:00 AM in the Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield. 


The Perkins and Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield is assisting with arrangements. To sign an on Line Guest Book, log on to








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