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February 21, 2013

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Seniors Get Transportation Assist

The non-profit Sandown Senior Affairs Transportation Program (SSATP), which assists seniors with their transportation needs, held a Bean and “the works” supper at the new Geary Recreation Center, Pheasant Run Road, Sandown. The menu included homemade pea and kidney beans, ham, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, brown bread, beverages and homemade pies. Yum! Pictured above, from left, are Nelson Rheaume, director of Senior Affairs; Kathleen Park-Richardson, Lorriane Sieckarski, Joan Park, and Linda Gauvin. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Garden Club to Meet

The Fremont Garden Club (FGC) met on January 22, at the Fremont Public Library.  Guest speaker, Mark Davis of Pawtuckaway Nursery Corporation in Lee, gave a talk on the varieties of fruit tree, which ones grow well in this area, and how to care of them for best results. Carolyn Carr and Mary Kaltenbach provided refreshments. The next meeting of the FGC will be held on Tues., February 26, with guest speaker Douglas McElroy of Newton Greenhouses.  All interested persons are invited to attend.

Residential Garden Award

Exeter Area Garden Club presented their award for Outstanding Residential Garden to Charles and Jean Tucker from Exeter. Due to scheduling conflicts, the presentation was made at the January meeting, with snow glistening outside. A photo display was pleasant viewing, reminding everyone of summer’s beauty and garden’s bounty. The club’s commercial award was presented to the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, Lafayette Rd., Hampton, in November. Their efforts are appreciated by all who see their gardens. Pictured above, from left, are Charles and Jean Tucker and Anne Campbell.

The First Baptist Church

The lights are always burning for parishioners and those who would like to join The First Baptist Church of Plaistow, known as the “church with the friendly welcome”. Sunday worship begins at 10:00 a.m., under the direction of Rev. Thomas H. Hiltsley, interim pastor. The church is located on Main Street in Plaistow and can be reached at 603-382-2263. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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  • James Reese

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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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