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January 16, 2014

Kimball Library News

ATKINSON —If you missed round one of relaxation techniques, it’s not too late to get in on learning how to unwind and mediate. Please consider joining instructor, Nanci L. Meli, on Sat., January 18, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Learn basic breathing techniques and instructions on beginning a daily meditation practice. Pen and paper for note taking are encouraged.

Nanci has taught ‘Well Being’ Meditation workshops throughout the New England area to (Health Care and Legal Organizations, Educational Systems, Colleges and Corporate Businesses) since 2000. She has been instructing private meditation sessions since 1992. She received her Mindfulness Certification in teaching meditation and peaceful communication with Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh in 2000. This is a free workshop and a great way to start 2014.

You would NEVER want to miss out on our Jack Frost Jamboree—it’s our 4th annual winter event coming up on Sat., January 25, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. You may drop in and stay for all or part of the time. We have so many creative activities planned for the whole family; it’s going to be snap happy fun! Think ‘winter carnival’ with a twist.

Take a look at our line-up: Mini Golf Course (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); Snowshoeing (with Eastern Mountain Sports) 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Crafts (while supplies last); Games (Prizes while supplies last and limited amount per person); Popcorn snowball decorating (while supplies last); Fire Pit (S’mores 12:00-1:30 p.m.); Face Painting (10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.); Hot Dogs (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.); Popcorn (11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.).

Do note that some events only happen during a particular time frame and for other events such a snowshoeing or the fire pit we need the weather to cooperate.

This is a free event sponsored by the hardworking and generous Friends of the Library. You should consider joining! They meet on the third Wednesday of the month. Stop in on Wed., January 15, and see what it means to really be a library supporter.

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  • 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

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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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