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June 5, 2014

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Lions Check Out at $1,573.99

The Plaistow Lions Club held its first annual Supermarket Sweep at Market Basket in Plaistow. The winner was Kara Ruggeri of Danville, left photo, who passed the torch to her husband Mike Ruggeri, who had three minutes to fill as many shopping carts as possible. Top center and right photo show Mike racing to beat the clock. Bottom right photo, Lion Treasurer Walter Lawrence makes out a check for $1,573.99 with a discount savings of (four-percent) $81.21, under the watchful eyes of cashier Sean Lynch, and store manager Gene Crochetiere. The Ruggeri family gave some of their winnings to the Holy Angels Food Pantry. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

Essay Contest Winner

The Seacoast Republican Women announced the 2014 Annual Scholarship Essay Contest Winner, Griffin Poutre, at their annual spring luncheon on May 9th at the Portsmouth Country Club. The essay subject matter was titled, “Is the greatest threat to our national security internal or external”.  Griffin is currently a Junior at Exeter High School and serves as President of his class. (Courtesy Photo)

Buy Fresh - Buy Local

The Atkinson Farmers Market will begin the 2014 season on June 28th.  It will be open on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., through October 28. Fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, desserts, and more will be featured.  Pictured above is Robin Hernandez. Volunteer manager.  For more information about their summer weekly series of markets, vendors, and products, visit www.atkinsonfarmersmarket,org. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

CROP Walk in Progress

The 22nd annual Greater Hampstead/Plaistow CROP Hunger Walk was hosted by the First Baptist Church of Plaistow, one of seven churches participating in the event. Some of the proceeds (twenty-five percent) will go to the ecumenical food pantries at St. Luke Parish in Plaistow, St. Anne Parish in Hampstead, and Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church in Salem. Doing their fair share for hunger are these walkers on Elm Street in Plaistow. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

American Legion Hosts Classic Cars

Epping American Legion Post 51, located on Route 125 in Epping, hosted its 4th annual Classic Car Show and Pig Roast (hot dogs and burgers too) to benefit the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. They are the statewide leader for providing vision rehabilitation. Music was provided for this successful event. (Larry Kennedy/CTN photo)

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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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