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Barnstead NH News

April 20, 2016

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50th Anniversary Locke Lake Celebration


A meeting for the committee for the 50th Anniversary will be held at the lodge on April 30th at 10:00am.  Anyone interested in being on the committee or helping out in any way, please try to join us.  If you cannot make it that day and still want to be involved, please e-mail: [email protected]. Different people have expressed interest since a lot of residents have had their summers here at Locke Lake and have fond memories of being here.  We want to celebrate that and look forward in having many people attend the cookout and festivities.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Family Movie Night


On Monday, April 25th the library welcomes families to join us at 7pm for an evening of free family entertainment. Relax and enjoy a great new movie and some popcorn on us in front of our big screen! 


Open Game Night!

Join us on Thursday, April 28th at 6pm for Open Game Night! Build some cool creations with Minecraft and show off your skills on our brand new Wii U gaming system donated by the Friends of the Library! Make new friends and share tips and tricks about the games you love. Please bring your own laptops or smart devices for Minecraft (if possible), as the library has a minimal amount of devices to share. Snacks will be provided, so come on down and enjoy this free event!


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.  



Nighthawk Hollow Seniors


Submitted By Beverly A. Goodrich, Secretary The Nighthawk Hollow Seniors gathered at the Barnstead Town Hall on Wednesday, April 6, then went to the home of a member, taking our lunches with us. There was one guest presetn. We enjoyed a lively discussion, and everyone enjoyed getting together after the winter recess.


The club will meet on Wednesday, May 4, at noon in the Barnstead Town Hall. Please bring a roll of dimes, as we will play LCR for entertainment. Dues are $4.00. Please bring a bag lunch and beverage.


If you have any questions, please call the president, Christine Sanborn, at 875-2676. New members are welcome.



Barnstead Historical Society


The Barnstead Historical Society will hold its first meeting of 2016 On Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 pm at the Barnstead Town Hall for a meet, greet and dessert. The meeting will follow at 7pm. We will be making plans for the summer and fall. If you have artifacts that you would like to show please bring them along.


We look forward to seeing everyone after the long cold winter. For information call Jeannie at 269-5441.



Belknap County School-To-Farm Benefit Breakfast

Submitted By Tom Locke President, Belknap County Farm Bureau


The Belknap County Farm Bureau is holding their annual School-To-Farm Breakfast on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 8 am to 11 am. The location is the Barnstead Parade Fire Station at 305 Parade Rd., Barnstead, NH. The cost is your generous donation.


What are School-to-Farm days? This event brings together 4 th grade students from different elementary schools throughout the county for a day of learning about the importance of agriculture. Farmers and professionals are on hand to present mini-lessons & demonstrations on topics such as beekeeping, sheep raising, wool carding and spinning, dairy cows, oxen, maple sugaring, vegetable production, soil ecology and more. WE CANNOT OFFER THIS EVENT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!


So come on out and enjoy a fresh breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, homemade cinnamon - raisin French toast, locally made maple syrup, coffee & juice. We are very thankful to the farmers of Belknap County who have generously donated these items (Beans & Greens, Moulton Farm, Pearl & Sons).


Oh, did I mention that we will have a few spring lambs here to visit with the children? We thank Ramblin’ Vewe Farm of Gilford for bringing them!




Harvey R. Locke, Sr.


Harvey R. Locke, Sr. 94, passed away December 25, 2015, at the Epsom Health Care Center with his daughter by his side.


Born in Barnstead on December 4, 1922, Harvey was the son of Elias and Elsie (Garrick) Locke.


Harvey enlisted in the US Army in July of 1940 and was stationed in NYC, where he served in the Military Police and was assigned to the security division for President Roosevelt at the president’s residence in Hyde Park.  He was then shipped overseas serving in the 4th Armored Division under General George Patton in the Battle of the Bulge.


Harvey returned to Barnstead after the war and worked on the Barnstead police force.  He later formed his own construction company, building custom homes.  He was an avid hunter-outdoorsman, loved flying and had his own pilot’s license.


He was predeceased by his wife, Althea (Perkins) Locke; his siblings, Flora, Wallace, Garrick, Ernest and Wesley.   He is survived by his daughter, Judith Phillips and his son Harvey Locke Jr; three grandchildren, Robert DuMont, Roy Locke, and Denise Corcoran; and half-siblings, Arlene, Caroline, Patricia, and Wilfred.


A  military burial service will be held  April 23, 2016. 2 pm at the Riverview Cemetery, Barnstead, NH.


The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all the people who visited dad and did so much to help him in his final phase of life.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Earl B. Clark American Legion Post #42, PO Box 293, Barnstead, NH 03218.








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