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March 27, 2014

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Atkinson Fire/EMT Service Awards

The Atkinson Fire Department held its 2013 major training Achievements Awards Night at fire headquarters on Academy Avenue in Atkinson. Seventeen awards were presented by Atkinson Fire Chief Michael “Mike” Murphy, pictured far left. Categories included: Firefighter I&II, paramedic, advanced EMT, propane gas responder, EMS instructor, and 10, 15 and 25 year of service awards. Chief Murphy presented twenty-five year service awards to Deputy Chief Kevin Landry, Donna Sullivan and Steven Wooster. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Hurray for Baseball

When the conversation turns to baseball, we’re all aware that spring is on its way with the Boston Red Sox setting a perfect example at Jet Blue Park in Florida. The Granite State Marauders are a baseball traveling team that is setting their sights on a tourney in July through donations. Pictured from left are Tracie Kellher with twin sons Rhyan and Jason Kellher and teammate Kakota Johnson. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Church Award Presented

The Richard A. Chavers Volunteer of the Year Award was presented during the worship service at the Atkinson Congregational Church. This award recognizes a member of the congregation who has shown the true meaning of Christian service through his or her enthusiastic help at Atkinson Congregational Church and in the community at large. This is the first year of what will be an annual award named or the late Richard “Dick” Chavers, an active member of Atkinson Congregational Church and long-time resident of Atkinson. Pictured, from left, are Rev. Paul H. Dionne, pastor, recipient Dr. Charles “Chuck” White, DMD, and Mrs. Richard A. (Bernice) Chavers. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

New Library Director

The Friends of the Kingston Community Library hosted a reception in the library function room in honor of new library director Charlotte Arredondo, above, of Fremont. Her family includes Lorezo, Margaret, 2, and Allison, 8 months. Library hours are Mon., 10:00-6:00; Tues.-Thurs., 10:00-8:00; Fri., 10:00-6:00; Sat., 9:00-1:00, or call 603-642-3521. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Magical Show at Library

The Friends of the Kimball Library in Atkinson hosted a comedy/magic show at the library on Academy Avenue. The Greg and Alex (the dog) Show was a tremendous hit with children as was Malcolm the Magical Ribbitt. Young Lily, at left, smiles with entertainers and stars of the show, pictured at right. (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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