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May 9, 2013

Civil War Letters

SALEM — Roberta Gibson Pevear will discuss letters written during the American Civil War (1860-65) on Tues., May 14, at the Salem Historical Society. Roberta Pevear and Amy Chandonnet, direct descendants of the main character, have edited a book of letters. The subject is based on Civil War era documents, letters and diaries donated to the Bethel, ME, Historical Society by Mrs. Pevear in 2005. The book is “Write Quick: War and a Woman’s Life in Letters, 1835-1867”, is over 570 pages and contains many photographs, illustrations, maps and index. Mrs. Pevear spent thirty-five years in business administration and law before serving as a New Hampshire state representative, grew up in Bethel, Maine, hometown of the main character of her book, and attended Gould Academy.

The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 310 Main Street, Salem, and is open to all free of charge. Light refreshments will be available after the meeting. For details, call 893-8882.

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    The Activities Committee from American Legion Post 51 in Epping donated the proceeds from their Annual Car Show and Pig Roast held on May 17 to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. The Association is the statewide leader in providing vision rehabilitation services for NH people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Junior Vice Commander Rick Pelletier is presenting the $1,400 check to Mary Chase. A big thank you to all who volunteered their time to make the day a success. Pictured above, from left, front row: Sheila Brown, Karen Sullivan, Judy Pelletier, Bonnie Farish, Sheila Santosuosso, Charlie Brown; back row: Dean Nash, Jo-Ann Nash, Ronnie Follansbee, Linda Follansbee, Don Reynolds, Kevin Murnane. Not pictured are Joyce Murnane, Jo-Ann Cooley, Ray Chapman, Glen Murch and Debbie Pelletier. Special thank you to Wal-Mart Distribution, Lindt Chocolate, Mark George and The American Legion Family. For more information about the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, please visit their website at or call 1-800-464-3075. American Legion Post 51 encourages all veterans or active duty military to stop by the Post, located on Route 125 in Epping, or call 603-679-8320.

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