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February 6, 2014

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Lions Host 30th Spelling Bee

The beat goes on for the members of the Atkinson Lions Club as they hosted their 30th annual Spelling Bee for students of Timberlane Regional High School. The event was held at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Plaistow, with the three highest winners receiving trophies, runners-up with plaques, and all contestants received certificates. Pictured front row from left, Connor Newman, Tara Stoddard, Isaac Denison (first place winner), Bryan Lavoie (second place winner), Rachel Paradis, and Lindsey Whittaker (third place winner). Second row, left, Josh Flieder, Cameron Lafonatine, Luke Perrault, Lain Sidor, Carolynn Kennedy, Maya Levine, and Nicole Freligh, Enrichment teacher/coordinator. Atkinson Lions back row, left, Richard A. Magoon, chairman, Dennis Stasio, and Robert Gustafson, committee members. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Food Pantry and Soup Café

The parishioners and volunteers at the Epping Community Church on Pleasant Street in Epping, are now working with an expanded food pantry area, kitchen, and also new appliances. The church also hosts a free “Soup of the Day Café”  every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. At your service are, from left, Linda Gauthier, Jen Yergeau, Christine Ryder, and Briana Ray. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Library Crafty Kids Program

There’s a new program at the Plaistow Public Library called Crafty Kids (and grandma’s too) where the room turns into an architectural delight. Grandmom Jane Sullivan of Plaistow attended the Saturday morning program with her grandchildren, Erick Mojica, 6, and Coralee Mojica, 7. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

 

Valentine Special

Polly Dudley, above, of Sandown, took advantage of the hundreds of pieces of jewelry, including beads, watches, settings, and more at the annual Jewelry Sale, held at the East Hampstead Union Church, Main Street in East Hampstead. Donations and proceeds will benefit the church Operating Fund. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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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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