Congratulations to Center Barnstead resident, Kathryn Mary McGinnis,
who has been named to Husson University’s President’s List for the
Fall 2018 semester.
McGinnis is a senior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor
of Science in Healthcare Studies/Master of Science in Occupational
Students who make the President’s List must carry at least 12 graded
credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of
3.80 to 4.0 during the period.
Fife of Center Barnstead, majoring in financial information and
analysis, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018
semester at Clarkson University.
Couple from Iceland to speak at Higher Ground Ministries in
February 3rd Eyjolfur Steinsson and his wife, Thorgerdur will be
sharing how God miraculously intervened in their lives. The service
is at 10:00 am at 595 South Barnstead Road. The following is by
still working today?
we don’t notice how God is operating in our lives. I was born in
1964 but it wasn’t until 2005 that I received Christ in my life. At
that time somebody told me
that I could ask God one question. So I thought carefully about what
this question should be. I didn’t want to waste it on anything
stupid. About six months later as I was lying on my sofa I dropped
the question. “How big are you God?” He showed me in the most
amazing way. Immediately I was travelling through the heavens and
out of time and space, and I got my answer!
years later in 2015 God showed me how he had been in my life from a
very young age. He protected me many times from death and
dangerous circumstances, even before I knew him. I was saved from
fire, falling down 26 feet to a concrete floor, multiple car
accidents without a scratch on my body, and drowning. He even
protected my life when I attempted suicide after a very difficult
divorce when I was 29 years old.
God is definitely still working today and often when we don’t
even notice it. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to
kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly.”
and meet them and hear their incredible testimony and what God
showed him in the universe.
2019 Barnstead Old Home Day
Submitted By Kathy Kelley
out to JJ’s on Tuesday night, 1/29 at 7 p.m. to meet some neighbors
and discuss how we can make this year’s Old Home Day the best one
yet! We’ll choose a theme, discuss layout, format, BIG Dreams
for the day, new ideas and thoughts and pick the date so we can line
up some great entertainment.
to this meeting doesn’t commit you to future meetings. It just gives
you a chance to share ideas.
Questions: How do we get the info out to people that may not have
kids in school, read The Suncook Valley Sun, or stop by the Post
Office? What theme could be a positive message to our
beautiful town? What can you bring to the day? Want to
bring some animals… teach a craft…tell stories? What gift or
talent can you share with your neighbors?
forward to hearing ideas on 1/29 at 7 p.m.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Your Child to the Library Day!
Oscar Foss Memorial Library invites the families of Barnstead to
come to the library on Saturday, February 2nd any time between
10am-1pm for a special children’s day. The children can enjoy lots
of fun activities, check out all our newest books, and even get
their very own library card. They may discover some other surprises
as well, so come and join the fun!
Adult Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm here
at the library. Join us for some great literature and stimulating
conversation. Copies of the current book are available at the
library. The next meeting is scheduled for February 6th.
Teen Writers Group will be meeting on Thursday, February 7th at
6:30pm. This group meets at the library on the first Thursday of
each month. Teens 12-18 years are welcome to attend for sharing,
discussing and improving their writing.
Ellen Shannon, RYT offers two yoga classes at the library every
Tuesday afternoon, Simply Yoga at 4:15pm for beginners and an All
Levels Class at 5:30pm. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a
yoga mat. If you have blocks and straps, please bring those also.
Classes are by donation and all are welcome and encouraged to
attend, regardless of ability to donate. Mary Ellen has been a
resident of Barnstead for 18 years and a yoga practitioner for even
longer. If you have further questions, please contact Mary Ellen at
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.
Democrats To Elect Officers, Talk Property Taxes
local Democrats and Independents are invited to attend February’s
meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and
Alton. Registered Democrats from all three towns are eligible to
vote in the caucus elections for town Democratic committee officers
and delegates to the Democratic State Convention and to the county
Democratic committees of the towns of Gilmanton, Alton, and
Barnstead will be holding elections for four volunteer officers
(chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer) and one
delegate-at-large at this meeting. This is a great way to take
an active role in the committee work and strengthen our group’s
efforts in the coming two years leading up to the 2020 presidential
election. These five positions also have voting privileges at
the NHDP conventions.
addition, Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky will address the issues
of school funding and property taxes, a subject on the minds of many
in Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton. As a lawyer, he has
represented school children and communities fighting to protect
public funding for schools and has been holding forums around the
state informing the public about these issues.
guest speaker will be followed by action items and community
organizing. 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
February 4th meeting will be held at the Barnstead Town Hall, 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.