Barnstead Historical Society will be meeting at the Barnstead Town
Hall, Thursday, April 26th at 7PM for our first meeting of the year.
We ask that you bring something for “Show and Tell.” There will be
no supper before the meeting but light refreshments to follow.
welcome—Come and keep history alive in Barnstead!
be Rash, think
outside the Trash”
Consider contacting your local fire department for a burn permit to
safely manage your brush removal and take advantage of turning this
into a family activity complete with S’MORES!!
Call BCEP at (603)435-6237, for other brush and yard waste disposal
NH VNA Honors Bush’s Decision
again, Barbara Bush’s courage, determination and leadership has come
to the fore. In an announcement Sunday the Bush family
announced that the former first lady had chosen “comfort care” for
her final days.
had been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease at the time of her decision.
a light on problems was something Bush did well, and often.
Today, and for the last time, she took a prominent and vocal
position, this time on end-of-life care. “Comfort care” or
palliative care focuses on managing patients’ symptoms to keep them
comfortable and retain their dignity. This specialty care is
available to all patients, whether in end-life stages or fighting a
disease or illness.
Particularly at the end, when heroics will no longer change the
outcome, and may in fact exacerbate and prolong the suffering,
palliative care is a good option. Palliative care services
relieve pain and stress and treat the patient in a holistic manner
by examining many areas of his or her life. Symptoms such as
pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of
appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression can be relieved,
allowing for a better quality of life. Patients with cardiac
disease like Bush, or Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, stroke, cancer or
other diseases feel immediate relief, and with that stress
reduction, often live longer than expected. And perhaps
more information, feel free to contact Central New Hampshire VNA &
Hospice at 800-244-8549 or at www.centralvna.org.
Knowing that patients are happier and do better at home, Central VNA
provides healthcare and hospice where people live. Offices are
in Laconia and Wolfeboro, and they serve 45 communities around the
Foss Memorial Library News
of the Library
Oscar Foss Memorial Library is seeking new members for our Friends
of the Library group. There are a number of ways that members can
participate to help the library. Please contact the library at
269-3900 or go online to oscarfoss.org if you are
interested in joining.
OFML Teen Advisory Group is a group of teens ages 12-18 who assist
the library with a number of things such as Program Development,
Teen Tech Advisor, and YA Collection Development. You can also help
out by shelving and covering books, setting up for programs or
assisting with preparations for some of our children’s programs.
Participation looks great on college applications, and everything
qualifies for community service hours! Meetings are held the fourth
Thursday of the month at 7pm. Next meeting date is May 24th. You can
get started by filling out the form online at
oscarfoss.org or at the circulation desk in the library. If you
have any questions, contact Lindsey at 603-269-3900 or email
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org)
for more information about our programs or events. There is always
something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library
hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday:
12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.
Tri-Town Democratic Meeting
Democrats and left-leaning Independents are invited to the May
meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats on Monday May 7th at 6:30 pm.
These monthly meetings give you the opportunity to learn about local
and state political issues and how you can participate in making a
difference. You will share the evening with like-minded
individuals and have the chance to express your opinions and
the time to focus on the November mid-term elections. To date
the group has hosted the following guest speakers: Steve
Marchand (candidate for governor), Lincoln Soldati, Terence
O’Rourke, Mindi Messmer, and Mark MacKenzie (Congressional District
1 candidates). The first speaker for the May meeting will be Levi
has spent the bulk of his career working as a Social Security
benefits specialist. He has also worked as a part-time senior
paralegal for a legal service program in the Boston area. Levi
is campaigning on Medicare-for-all, tuition-free public college,
equal pay for women, raising the minimum wage to $15, and sensible
second guest at the May meeting will be NH Representative Edie
DesMarais. The recent special election winner in Wolfeboro will join
the group to talk about her success story and how it can shape the
Tri-Town Democrats’ candidate strategy going forward.
guest speakers will be followed by actions items and community
organizing. This meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of
Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton will be held at the Barnstead Town
Hall at 108 South Barnstead Road in Barnstead. Come for
socializing and potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm.
meeting is open to all residents of Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton
who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats
or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are encouraged
but not required. For more information, email
visit the “Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton Democrats” Facebook
communication does not infer an endorsement or favorability of any
kind to any Democratic candidates actively engaged in competitive
BARNSTEAD – Michael Francis Tasker, 63, of Center Barnstead, passed
away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 surrounded by his family after a
July 29, 1954 in Strafford, NH he was the son of the late Francis
and Evelyn (Corliss) Tasker.
lived most of his life in Strafford on his family farm. He lived in
Florida for a few years and came back to New Hampshire last fall.
was a jack of all trades and anyone who knew him would agree. He
loved running equipment and could jump into any piece of equipment
and do what needed to be done as well as tinkering on anything for
anyone. He loved hunting and spending time with his family. His
children and grandchildren were his whole life. He was very active
in the South Barnstead Cemetery for many years.
leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Kimberly (Butterworth) Tasker;
their children, Carrie Leanne Doliber and her husband Henry of
Deltona, FL and Richard David Tasker of Barnstead; his ex-wife,
Nancy Wilson Tasker and their son Lance Michael Tasker and his wife
Rebecca of Barnstead and Justin Michael Tasker and his wife
Kris-Lynn of Loudon. He also leaves behind his “monsters,” Ayden
Michael, Rhyana Jean and Everly; his sister, Barbara Geddes and her
husband Duncan of Gilmanton, several nieces, nephews, great nieces
and great nephews.
be missed by his family and friends.
Hours will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 5 to 7 P.M. in the
Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Highway in
Epsom. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 27th at 10
A.M. in South Barnstead Cemetery. To share a memory or offer a
condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com