Peterson Cram Post 75 Pittsfield American Legion
Submitted By Daniel M. Ward, Commander, Post 75 Pittsfield American
Due to the very difficult winter our first meeting and raffles for
this year were conducted on the evening of April 6th. Members
present included Reuben Leavitt, John Kost, Paul Metcalf, Merrill
Vaughan, Scott Ward and Dan Ward.
In January Post Adjutant Scott Ward and I attended the mid-winter
Legion conference help at the Rochester NH Legion Post 7. Many
important topics were presented and new friends were made.
With the help of the Concord Home Depot our new first floor rest
room will become a reality soon.
Next month will be installation of officers. We will also begin to
showcase Post members that have between 40 and 70 years of
We encourage men and women that have served in the military to
become members of our American Legion Post. We meet on the first
Monday of each month (weather permitting) at the American Legion
Post Hall on Loudon Road at 7:30 p.m. Please call me 603-496-0848
with any concerns about joining or if you know of any Veterans
living in or around Pittsfield that may need any type of assistance.
As a reminder we have several wheel chairs and walkers if you know
anyone who may need one Veteran or not.
Thank you to all who purchased 2015 raffle tickets. Here are the
January Raffle Winners, $50.00 Donna Stockman, $25.00 Tina Metcalf,
$10.00 Alivia McKeen, $10.00 Richard Foss, $10.00 Sue Elliott
February Raffle Winners, $50.00 Diane Vaughan, $25.00 Richard Foss,
$10.00 Olive Anderton, $10.00, Joe Rogers $10.00 Charles Green
March Raffle Winners, $50.00 Paul Rogers, $25.00 Harvey Bergeron,
$10.00 Eileen Fuller, $10.00 Sue Bleckmann, $10.00 Richard Foss
April Raffle Winners, $50.00 Scott Ward, $25.00 Dave Pollard $10.00
John Rauscher $10.00 John Kost $10.00 John Kost
Next Meeting, Monday May 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Post. Post
Officers please wear full uniform.
“Easter Sunday Miracle”
A huge “Thank You” to my miracle rescuers on Easter Sunday down at
the cold Suncook River on River Road in Pittsfield. For the very
fast response from all the fabulous Pittsfield citizens who
thankfully were at the right place at the right time to help save
me. God Bless each of you – your dedication to helping those in
trouble is fantastic and I want you all to know how very thankful my
family and I that you all saved my life.
Many thanks to the bystanders who called 9ll, helped on the scene,
paddled in the canoe, swam out in the river, the Fire Department,
the Police Department and the EMTs - to all of my
rescuers - you are all my Angels!
With Much Love and Gratitude,
Ann Carpenter and Family
Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church News
Loudon Center Freewill Baptist Church is pleased to
announce the following changes: the Rev. John M. Young has agreed to
become our Full-Time Pastor. At this years Annual Business Meeting
the following Officers were elected; Henry A. Welch, Head Trustee,
Eddie Budroe as Deacon, Lorraine Welch, Treasurer and Gayle Doyle as
Church Clerk. Sam Langley will serve as Asst. Deacon. Mr. Welch may
be reached at 603-435-6510 for further information. Mrs. Doyle may
be reached at 603-435-0496 or
The date for our Annual Old-Fashioned Country Fair has been set for
May 16th from 9 am to 2 pm. Entertainment to be provided by “The
Middle River Gospel Band” with “The Joyful Noyes Singers.” Don’t
forget to mark the date.
VA Extends Program For Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury
Contracts Awarded to Assisted Living Providers
Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan,Chaplain
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 Pittsfield
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of
20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with
Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end in 2014,
the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
(“VACAA”) extended this program through October 2017.
“We are pleased to extend this valuable program and provide
specialized assisted living services to eligible Veterans with
traumatic brain injury that will enhance their rehabilitation,
quality of life and community integration,” said Dr. Carolyn Clancy,
VA’s Interim Under Secretary for Health, “TBI is one of the
prevalent wounds of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and VA
remains committed to taking care of those Veterans suffering from
Under the AL-TBI program, Veterans meeting the eligibility criteria
are placed in private sector TBI residential care facilities
specializing in neurobehavioral rehabilitation. The program offers
team-based care and assistance in areas such as speech, memory and
mobility. Approximately 202 Veterans participated in the AL-TBI
Pilot Program in 47 facilities located in 22 states. Currently, 101
Veterans participate in the pilot as VA continues to accept new
eligible patients into the program.
In October, VA issued a request for proposal (RFP) for vendors
wishing to participate in the program. In accordance with the RFP,
VA has awarded 20 contracts to facilities located in 27 states. The
contracts went into effect on April 1, 2015. The program is
currently effective through October 2017, in accordance with VACAA.
For more information about the TBI program, visit
www.polytrauma.va.gov. For information
about VA’s work to implement the Veterans Access, Choice, and
Accountability Act of 2014, see
Preschool Peer Program Screening Announced
The Pittsfield School District is holding screenings for
preschool-aged students who are interested in being peer models in
the Panther Cubs Preschool Program at Pittsfield Elementary School.
There are openings for students who will be ages 3 or 4 by
September 1, 2015. Screenings will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015.
Reservations for a spot in one of the screening sessions at
8:30-9:30 AM, 10:30-11:30 AM, or 1:00-2:00 PM can be made by calling
Beth at 435-8432.
Eligible students will be selected via lottery following the
screening. Peer models participate in all activities in the Panther
Cubs Preschool special education classes, and should be able to
demonstrate age-appropriate play, communication, social, and
self-help skills. The Panther Cubs classes are 4 days per week,
either AM or PM and there is no cost for peers to participate.