Teen Movie Night at the Epsom Public Library featuring, “The Hunger
Games” on Friday, November 15th at 6 pm. Join us for pizza, drinks
and the movie which is rated PG-13. Reservations are required. Call
736-9920 for reservations. Teens must be signed in and out by a
parent/guardian. And “May the odds be ever in your favor."
Suncook Valley Sno-Riders
Ham & Bean Supper
When: Saturday, November 16th from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $8.00 Adult
$4.50 ages 6 to 12
Free ages 5 and under
Where: Barnstead Parade Fire Department
305 Parade Road
Barnstead, NH 03218
Meal: Ham, Variety of Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Roll,
Drink & lots of Desserts.
Attending the dinner also gives you the opportunity to win one of
our 3 frozen turkeys that we give away.
Epsom Public Library News
“Spies in Time”
Douglas L. Wheeler, Professor of History Emeritus, UNH, will present
“Spies in Time,” at the Epsom Library on Wednesday, November 20, at
7:00 p.m., courtesy of a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities
How have spying and intelligence activities influenced the course of
history? Professor Wheeler will discuss investigating case studies
of how great powers have used spies in war and peace. The program
traces the history of spying from the Dreyfus case in France
(1894-1906) to the Aldrich Ames case in the United States (1980’s
and 90’s). Professor Wheeler focuses the discussion on how human
motives, traits, and ideas shape the search for secret information
and how that information is used and misused in international
Douglas Wheeler’s research interests include the far-reaching
impacts of 20th and 21st Century intelligence activities; “cultures
of espionage” and their expressions, including spy novels, films,
and gadgets; government secrecy; and surveillance as a defense
Come join as for what promises to be a most interesting evening.
Valley Artisans Artisans For The Month Of November
We have two members who are highlighted this month, Bill Boudreau is
the first member. He and his wife live in Pittsfield, N.H. and he
has been a member for at least 4 seasons. Bill specializes in
Stained Glass and Glass Art, our windows are full of his beautiful
designs in many different sizes, he has also made a few lamps with
stained glass shades, and glass jewelry such as earrings and
pendants plus Holiday ornaments, he has donated one of these
ornaments for our free raffle.
Lenny Chaisson is our second member who lives in Bow,
N.H with his wife, he has been with us for about 3 seasons, he
specializes in Wood Art. in many forms, from walking sticks to wall
hangings and jewelry. For the holiday season he has many hand
carved Santa figurines and one of these ornaments has been donated
for our raffle, go to our Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/valleyartisansnh, for a
photo of the items listed.
We recently participated in the N.H Made “Open Doors Weekend” and it
was a great success, thank you to everyone who stopped by and
participated, I know you found just what you needed. The Holiday
season is upon us and we will be putting up our Christmas tree soon
to display all the wonderful handmade ornaments that we sell here,
so keep us in mind.
We are located at 10 Goboro Rd. Epsom, N.H. hours are 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. open from Wednesday til Sunday, and starting the week of the
24th we will be open 7 days a week, for your holiday shopping
pleasure, phone # 736-8200.
See you soon...
Epsom Central School Staff and Faculty
Mrs. Diane Currier, Main Office Secretary
If one wished for a pleasant, competent, and smiling person to greet
and help people at the ECS main office, Diane would be an excellent
choice. She’s been on the job for one year in this bustling office
which, along with the adjacent principal’s office, is the nerve
center of the school. Diane says a typical question every day is,
“Your child is going where after school?” Since security of the
children is Job #1 at ECS, all the faculty and staff collaborate to
ascertain the location and destination of 430-plus kids as they
leave school. Diane says that her job is challenging and fun,
saying, “There’s something new going on every day, I learn something
new every day, it’s very busy here, and the day goes by very quickly
Diane graduated from PA and got a degree in secretarial sciences
from Notre Dame College. For a time, she worked for a local business
before starting a family. Ten years later, she reentered the work
force, serving as a paraprofessional for seven years in the Pembroke
school district. She started to miss office-type work and was
looking around just as the ECS position became available. Diane
says, “I love it here. I’m not sorry I decided to make a change. I’m
gradually coming to know the children. The staff is very friendly
and the help they offer me makes it wonderful to work here!”
Diane tells kids to always try their best and, if they don’t
succeed, that’s OK, but keep trying. To parents, she would suggest
they spend time with their kids, love them, and tuck them into bed
every night. Diane lives in Pembroke with Eddie, her husband of 24
years, a 19-year-old daughter who’s a freshman at Emerson College, a
15-year-old daughter who’s a sophomore at PA, and Hershey, a
three-year-old chocolate Lab. In her spare time, Diane enjoys
camping and kayaking with her family and catching up with Hershey.
AT EASE VETERANS
Reveille! Reveille! Veteran, it’s time to come home to me:
there will be no need to show your ID.
Whoever you be or where ever you are:
the distance for you is not that far.
That which you have done:
is similar to the gift of my Son.
As you go neath the sky:
you’ll find me, your Father, of most high.
Enter now my servant for your reward:
and thank you for accepting me as your Lord.
Jim and Nanci Breagy
Letter to the Editor
Today the legislature was called into special session to consider
Medicaid expansion. Medicaid has always been a program that provides
medical care for poor people in circumstances beyond their control.
To get Medicaid, it is not enough to have low income and few assets,
one must also be disabled, elderly, a child, pregnant, blind, etc.
Once someone qualifies for Medicaid they get medical care without
co-pays, and at almost any doctor or hospital in the state. About
12% of New Hampshire’s residents currently get Medicaid.
Medicaid expansion only uses the low-income test for those under 65.
It eliminates the asset test, so someone with second homes, stocks
or large bank accounts could still qualify. Even worse it creates
perverse incentives and encourages people to game the system. If a
family’s income is near the cut-off (about $30,000 for a family of
four) they will have a huge incentive to work a little less to stay
under the threshold.
Perhaps the worst part is that Medicaid is all or nothing. If you
qualify, you get free medical care, if you don’t you get nothing. A
sensible program would give the most benefits to poorest, and then
have subsidies taper off as incomes rise. That way the very poor get
help, but people still have an incentive to work and earn as much as
Many legislators are concerned that expansion will bankrupt state
government in the long run. The federal government has promised to
pay 100% of the costs for the first three years, and then 90%
thereafter. But who knows how long they can continue to borrow
money? And whether the money comes from the feds or the state, in
the end it is the taxpayers who will be footing the bill
Rep. Dan McGuire
Epsom & Pittsfield
William R. Davis
William R. Davis, 57, passed away Oct. 31, 2013.
William - Bill to his many friends, Billy to family - was born March
5, 1956, to Richard and Christina Davis in Boston, Mass; played
football, hockey and lacrosse from Maine’s Hebron Academy; grabbed
an opportunity to work on the Trans-Alaska pipeline; and then
settled and worked for most of his adult life in southern New
Hampshire, including most recently at Budel Construction. Bill loved
to fish, enjoyed carpentry and (like his father) was an avid
gardener and cook.
Survivors include his beloved daughter Madeleine Davis, of Epsom;
his mother Christina Davis; father and stepmother Richard and Jean
Davis; wife, Julie Davis; two sisters, Elizabeth Davis of Dover and
Barbara Davis (husband Tom Starnes) of Washington, D.C.; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom will miss him very much.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to “Maddie’s Fund”, PO Box
587, Epsom, NH, 03234.
Ethan Tyler Hanson
Ethan Tyler Hanson, born October 22, 2013 passed away peacefully on
October 23, 2013 in the loving arms of his parents.
Ethan is survived by his parents James and Stephanie Hanson,
brothers Alex and Thomas and twin sister Abigail all of Epsom, NH;
maternal grandparents Dan and Melissa Williams of Concord, NH;
paternal grandfather James Hanson Jr. of Portsmouth; great
grandparents James and Patricia Hanson Sr. of Portsmouth; Betty
Williams of Windham; Dorothy West of Lunenberg, MA; and many aunts,
uncles and cousins.
He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother Gilda A. Gubellini of
Ethan will be laid to rest at the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery in
Boscawen, NH in a private ceremony.
A memorial service to share and remember Ethan will be held on
November 16th at 10:30 AM at Bennett Funeral Home in Concord, NH.
The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation provided a
volunteer photographer to record his short life with us. In lieu of
flowers we would be pleased to have you support their mission to
help other grieving parents through their remembrance photography
at: The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, 2305 E. Arapahoe
Road, Suite 220 Centennial, CO 80122, or:
Godspeed Little One.