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January 9, 2014

Sandown Library News

SANDOWN — The cribbage and card club is expanding and looking for adults who enjoy playing 45s. Bring a friend or two and play a few games of cribbage and/or 45s. Light refreshments will be served. The group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Movie & Social: Mon., January 13, at 1:00 and 5:30 p.m., the Sandown Library will be showing the movie “Calendar Girls”. Light refreshments will be served at 1:00 and pizza at 5:30 p.m. Please call the library at 887-3428 to register for the movie time of your choice.

Are you looking for scholarship money? Joan Ryan will present “Scholarship Matters” on Tues., January 14, at 6:30 p.m. Finding and securing college scholarship funding is important and Joan has turned her expertise into a foolproof system to defray the high cost of her daughter’s education. Inspired by her life experiences, as well as those of other parents, Joan has created a practical tool for parents feeling “at sea” with the overwhelming process of college admissions.

The Sandown Library will be closed on Mon., January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Sandown Library will host Sandown resident Melissa Gould (writing under her pen name Anne Kelsey), author of ‘Deadly Intruder’ on Wed., January 22 at 6:30 p.m. She will talk about two memoirs written by her family members. One crossed the country via wagon train, the other explored Central America by cutting through the jungle with a machete to find land for the United Fruit Co. She will also discuss the genesis of the book, how and why she uses a pen name, and will demonstrate an unusual weapon from the book called an Emei Piercer.

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Obituaries
  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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