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May 9, 2013

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Cancer Crusaders Pledge $10,000

In 2009, the Plaistow Lions Club donated $10,000 to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, located on North Avenue in Haverhill, not far from the Plaistow line. Once again, the charitable group has pledged another $10,000 to go towards an addition to Hospice House that is now in progress. Plaistow Lions are asking that you join the fight for a cure against cancer and related diseases by purchasing a raffle ticket for $100.00 donation for a 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide, pictured above. The winning ticket will be drawn on June 29, at the Plaistow Old Home Day celebration at 12:00 p.m., by a special celebrity. Second prize is an Apple iPad2 and third prize is $200.00. Time is ticking away so please call Paul at 508-843-9089, Ed at 603-479-2439, or Jay at 603-819-3330. You can also purchase tickets online at http://plaistow.nhlions.org. Help hospice by helping the Lions. Pictured above, from left, is Jaimie Bezanson, president; Paul Waring, chairman; and Pete Johnson, past president. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Civic Club Catch

The Hampstead Civic Club hosted its annual Fishing Derby at Shop Pond for area girls and boys. Hale Ashford, above, daughter of Julie and Joe Ashford, proudly displays her prize perch. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Kimi Nichols: Planning for the Future

The Kimi Nichols Center (KNC) Board of Directors recently met at the facility in Plaistow to modify and refine KNC's Strategic Plan for March 2013 through March 2014. The primary purpose of the meeting was to identify and finalize the organization's objectives for the coming year and to establish an action plan designed to achieve those objectives. As a group, the Board is determined to increase KNC's visibility in the community; enhance the services it provides to its clients; and anticipate and prepare for the legislative, social, medical, and economic changes that are likely to affect the organization and its clients in the years ahead. The Kimi Nichols Center provides a full array of day programs and residential support for clients with various types of disabilities. For more than 40 years, KNC has provided high quality, cost-effective care to clients residing in Plaistow, Atkinson, Newton, Derrt, Kingston, East Kingston, and Salem. Directors are from left, Joe Freeman, executive director; Jane Stewart, vice president; Charlie Perry, president; Dan O'Toole; Julie Kinney, secretary/treasurer; and Tom Eifler. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Project Hope Fundraiser

The Susan G. Komen and Angel Fund for local families fighting cancer got a boost from The Touch-A-Truck Project Hope Fundraiser, sponsored by Timberlane Regional High School. All types of vehicles were on display as well as food, musical entertainment, and lots of characters. Pictured are children's favorite Elmo, Meaghen Guanci, Timberlane teacher/faculty advisor; Bessie Curtis, grandmom with Brayden Curtis, grandson, 8 months. He is the son of Cara and Brian Curtis. At right is the construction grader driver bunny. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

Exeter Methodist Church

Rev. Cindy Nickerson, pastor of the Exeter United Methodist Church, 307 Epping Road in Exeter, invites everyone to church services each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The church is hosting teen member Zach Frye, as he gets set to go to Malawi on a Mission Trip. For information, please call the church office at 603-772-6625. (CTN photo by Larry Kennedy)

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  • 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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