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April 10, 2014

My Opinion: April 10, 2014

RAYMOND - Let me start with the “Dream Factory”, an all-volunteer, mission driven organization, that makes dreams come true for critically and chronically ill children. This is a non-profit national organization, and their goal is “bring a moment of sunshine in a child’s life”, a life that is too often filled with pain and suffering. Would you like to help?

The Dream Factory is looking for volunteers to help make these moments happen. Whatever your talent may be, they can find a place for your efforts to put a smile on a child’s face. If you would like to join Dream Factory or learn more about them, please contact Judy Williams, Area Coordinator, at 603-895-9718, or judy@judywilliamsre.com.

Now on with the State House. The House finished up with the House bills, and are starting public hearings on Senate bills.

So let me start with some serious sarcasm. The Dems allowed SB-413 to move forward early, held a very brief policy committee hearing, and then rushed it to the House floor. It came to the House floor as an OTP bill; now follow the 2 hours and 43 minutes of this bill:

SB-413-FN-A, relative to access to health insurance coverage. It started with a motion to “Special Order to end of Calendar” as it is a Senate bill and didn’t have to be out of the House until May. So, why not do the House bills first which had to be done by last week? Dems voted the special order down RC 134-186. Then some time was spent as the Republicans filed protests to the vote. Then a series of Republican amendments were presented. I voted yes on all. A-1116h RC 137-189; A-1118h RC 138-191; A-1136h RC 131-196; A-1138h RC 137-190; A-1152h RC 134-193; A-1143h RC 135-192; A-1157h RC 138-191; A-1135h RC 127-198; A-1147h RC 129-197.

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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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