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Page 6---JOURNAL OPINION--January 22, 2014 LI went to work at Gould's Country Store (the original one in Piermont Village). She was a natural at customer service, as we now call it, and truly enjoyed "working for Russ" and serving Pierm0nt folks for nine years. Following her work at the store, she took a position at Piermont Village School as a cook, at first with her friend Stella, and eventually with a younger generation of cooks that included at least two women who became dear friends for the rest of her life--Julie Simpson Lamarre and Terry Hogan. Julie recounts that Irma's older-generation style was"kind of structured," compared HAVERHILL POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVERHILL--On Jan. 8, Sgt. Trott arrested Colin Celauro, 24, of Providence, RI for receiving stolen property. Celauro was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 2"d Circuit Court- Haverhill District on March 3. Following a traffic stop for defective equipment on Jan. 10, Officer Sullivan arrested Charay Ridlon, 37, of East Barre, VT for operating after revocation or suspension. Ridlon was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 2"d Circuit Court- Haverhill District on March 3. On Jan. 11, police were called to Woodsville for a report of a disturbance. Phillip Gaudette, 24, of Woodsville was taken into protective custody and transported to the Graflon County House of Corrections for treatment and services. Police were dispatched to Woodsville for a report of a female intentionally cutting herself. A guardian responded and took custody of the subject. H averhill Police are investigating a report of theft from a vehicle in Woodsville. to her own, but (thanks togood humor on Paul Visintini both sides) they "laugheda lot" and had On Jan. 12,OfficerSullivanprocessedajuvenileonachargeofpossessionand use of tobacco products. The teen is scheduled to appear in the 2"d Circuit Court- 1936 - 2014 goodtime. Mary Hastings WESTTOPSHAM--PaulE.Visintini, Irma was an equal participant in Haverhill District on March 3. *** 77, of West Topsham, died Jan. 15, buying and building the family camp on 1936 - 2014 2014 at his home. He and his beloved Lake Armington,, and before they Frances Grassadonia HaverhillPoliceareinvestigatingatheftffomaWoodsvillebusiness. Asuspect GRANTHAM, NH--Mary Elizabeth wife of fifty-six years DawnLounsbury afforded a chainsaw, with Dick on one 1933 - 2014 has been identified. *** ("Bess") Hastings died on Jan. l 5, 2014 Visintini had relocated to Vermont from end, she "manned" the other end of a cross-cut saw to carve out a driveway NORTHHAVERHILL--Frances Ethel On Jan. 14, Officer Cashin arrested Brandy Lincoln, 27, of Woodsville for at the age of 78. She passed away Baltic, CT in 2002. from the trees. She enjoyed the camp (Bailey) Grassadonia, 80, a former simple assault. Lincoln was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is peacefully athome in Grantham, NH, Paul was born in Chaplin, CT on Montpelier, VTresident, diedJan. 18, scheduledtoappearinthe2"aCircuitCourt-HaverhiltDistrictonMarch3. comforted by her children and husband Nov. 27, 1936, the son of Joseph and through her last summer. In her day, she liked to dance with 2014 at the Grafton County Nursing *** of 21 years, Paul Hastings. Mac (Guay)Visintini. She was born on Jan. 15, 1936 in Paulie graduated from Windham Dick, and they went square-dancing and Home, North Haverhill. Policeareinvestigatingacomplaintofcriminalthreateningandrecklessconduct East Orange, NJ. She was the daughter Technical School and went into the participated in many community activi- She was bom in Haverhill April 2, inWoodsville. ofJohnandCharlotte(Osgood)Bennet, familypoultrybusiness.Helaterbecame ties, includingthosewiththePiermont 1933, adaughterofLivermoreTucker *** She grew up in Chatham, NJ and Construction Foreman for Builders Congregational Church and North andCorrieEliza(Ramsdell)Baileyand Police were called to Woodsville for a report ofharassment. Aharassment Thetford Federated Church. She was a was raised in South Ryegate. notice was explained and served to the suspect. attended Chatham High School graduat- Concrete and Cherenzia Excavation until good and enthusiastic cook, seamstress, Frances graduated from Wells River *** ing in q954. She graduated from he retired in 2000. Paulie was an avid woodworker and and could cane chairs and refinish High School, Class of 1951, and The Haverhill Police Department is investigating a case of stolen ColumbiaUniversityin1959withaBSin golfer. He was always happy to lend a furniture. The house was always attended Lyndon State College. She prescription drugs in Woodsville. Avictimwasapproachedbysuspectsandexited Nursing. ShemarriedDavidFord of Chatham, helping handtohis family and friends. He adorned with old family pieces that she married Clarence Joseph Farris in April her vehicle, leaving apurse behind. The purse was later foundto have been cut with NJ in 1959, moved to Hanover, NH in took great pride in teaching others to had lovingly refurbished, of 1953 and they had five children asharpobjectandtheprescriptionsandanewcellphoneweretaken.Anyonewith 1964afterlivinginNewCanaan, CTfor enjoy another favorite pastime, Irmaispredeceasedbyherparents, together. They lived in El Monte, CAjust information is asked to contact police at 787-2222 or policetips@haverhill- two brothers, two sisters, and four of under 20 years, nh.com. five years. In 1970 they moved to snownobiling. Frances hadmanyinterestsrelated *** Bradford to experience a more rural BesideshiswifeDawn, he is survived their spouses: Catherine T. and Merrill lifestyle and to pursue her interest in bytwosons, PaulE.VisintiniJr.andhis Chandler, Rendall and Kay Brooks to children and family that included Whilerespondingtoacomplaintofarecklessoperation, police were notified of wife Joyce of New York, and Kipling Tullar and Katherine Bryant Tullar, President of the Cherry Lee PTA, El atwovehicleaccidentjustovertheHaverhillline.HaverhillPolicesecuredthescene raising Morgan horses. David passed "Kippy" Visintini of Connecticut; two Cecile T. and Franklyn Linton Sr., and Monte, CA, a leader of the Campfire untilNew Hampshire State Police arrived and assistedby transporting an operator, awayin 1985. Girls, and for nearly 25 years was a charged with DWl, to the Grafton County House ofCorrections. She began her career working as a grandchildren; five sisters, Viola Waitte, Bernard Tullar Sr. registered nurse at Mary Hitchcock Louise Lathrop, Margaret Dennehy, She is survived by her brother, ChildcareServicesSpecialistofHealth Memorial Hospital in Hanover. Later, YolandaGardnerandJoanneNasin;and GeorgeTullarSr.,andhiswifeBarbara and Human Services for the State of On Jan. 14, Sgt.TrottarrestedJasonGeorge, 18,ofWoodsvilleonaHaverhill she worked as the Director of Home and many nieces and nephews. A. ; a sister-in-law, Frances Saladino Vermont, in Barre. The Frances Police Department warrant for criminal threatening and disorderly conduct. George He was predeceased by his parents, Tullar; three children, Alan and wife Grassadonia Award for excellence in was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Community Health Care of the Upper Joseph Sr. and M, ae (Guay) Visintini; Maudine Van Norden Waterman of daycare was created in her name. the 2"d Circuit Court- Haverhill District on March 3. ValleyinWhiteRiverJunction. Follow- Thetford, Michael and companion She was a member of Christ *** ing a long career there, she worked to and a brother, Joe Junior" Visintini. complete a merger of her agency with the Burial will be at a later date. Nancy Cutting of Corinth, and Holly of Episcopal Church in Montpelier, and The Haverhill Police Department also responded to the following: 9-1-1 hang was a member and past Secretary of the up calls, citizen, assists, trespass complaint,, alarm activations, agency assists Donations in his memory may be Corinth; two grandchildren and spouses, Vermont State Employees Association. (Woodswlle Ambulance, State Pohce), welfare checks, harassment via computer, consolidated VNA/VNH before retiring made to the West Topsham Historical Keith and Emily Williams Waterman of in 1996. Thetford and Jessica W. and David She married Peter Grassadonia in suspicious vehicle,j uvenile complaint, suspicious vehicle, suspicious activity, She married Paul Hastings of Society, WestTopsham, VT05086. Grantham, NH in June 1992. Paul The Hale Funeral Home ofBradford Adams ofClaremont; and five beautiful November 1977, and he predeceased suspicious person, abandoned motor vehicle, motorvehicleaccidents, andmotor retired in 1997, and they built a house off is in charge of arrangements. To view an great grandchildren, Kate and Elizabeth her in 2008. She was also predeceased vehicle complaints. *** the grid on 210 acres in Croydon, NH. online guestbook, visitWaterman, and Kaliegh, Scan, and by a stepdaughter, HelenLeneau. This land and farm was the embodiment www.halefuneralhomes.com. TrevOrsheAdams.is also survived by many nieces DeborahSurviv°rSMarshincludeand husbandtW° daughterS,scott of Four citations were issued speed. *** ofherdreamtoliveoffthelandalongwith and nephews and their children and Orfordville and Jannette Minard and Wamingswereissuedforthefollowingviolations:operatingwithoutheadlamps her many animals. The property was a grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, husband Randy of Rome, GA; three (four), line violation (one), following too closely, defective equipment (five), frequent gathering point for their each and every one, although keepingthe sons, James Farris and wife Christine of inspection (four), and speed (eight). extended family, and they worked little ones all straight, in recent years, was Mont Vernon, NH, Michael Farris and difficult for her. The photos were wife Marilyn of South Ryegate, and PIERMONT PI LICE DEPARTMENT appreciated and are still on her GlennFarrisandwifeJeanineofWeare, retrigerator. Along with some prompt- NH; a stepdaughter, Sarah Davis and PIERMONT--The following is the dispatch log for the week of Jan. 6 to Jan. 12: ing, these really helped her recall who husband Terry of Leland, FL; 25 OnJan.6,PiermontPoliceDepartmentreceivedareportofaroadhazard/wire belonged to whom. grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a or tree on Sir Echoes Shore Drive; received a report of a domestic animal complaint A service in her honor will be held Sister, Ellen Edwards and husband Lyle on Aaron Road; received a complaint of an off road vehicle on Aaron Road; J an. 24 at 2 p.m. at the North Thetford of Groton; along with several nieces, responded to a vehicle collision on River Road Federated Church in North Thetford. nephews, and cousins. Some flowers will certainly be A memorial service was held Jan. 21 On Jan. 7, responded to a burglar alarm on Route 25C-building was checked/ welcome at this wintry time of year, but if at the United Presbyterian Church of secured; initiated a building check/open door on Cape Moonshine Road-building you prefer, donations may be made in her South Burial will be in the was checked/secured *** steadily on clearing out trails, restoring the old apple orchard and creating a pond. In retirement, Bess and Paul traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Ireland, Australia, South America and made several trips across the US. Bess was always very active. She enjoyed hiking and climbed 46 of the 48 4,000 foot peaks in New Hampshire as well as many of Vermont's high peaks. She also completed the southern half of the Long Trail in Vermont in 1996. She had a passion for ardmals with a special place for horses and dogs. Followingthediagnosis ofdegenera- tive neurological illness in 2007, they returnedto Eastman in Grantham. Bess is predeceased by her sister, Sally Treadwell; first husband, David Ford; and parents, Charlotte and John Bennet. Surviving family include herhusband, Patti Hastings of Grantham; five children, Dan Ford of Bolton, MA, Jeanette Irma Waterman 1926 - 2014 Mental Health Crisis Service 1-800-639-6360 Call toll-free 24 hours a da). Mitchell ofSan Jose, CA, BillFordof PIERMONT--Irma Alice Tullar Chevy Chase, MD, Anne Kaplan of Waterman, 87,ofPIermont, diedinthe Randolph, VT and Tim Ford of early hours on Jan. 15, 2014, in the Andover, MA; three stepchildren, Jeff Hospice Room at Cottage Hospital, Hastings of Hanover, Brad Hastings of Woodsville, with her family gathered Grafton, NH and Chris Hastings of aroundher. Thetford; and 16 grandchildren. Irma was born in Corinth Oct. 16, The family extends many thanks for 1926 to Charles and Alice (Hastings) the love and care provided by her Tullar. personal care providers and the TheymovedsoonafterthattoWest Connecticut Valley Home Care and Fairlee, where she grew up. She Hospice. attended grade school in West Fairlee, Visitation and a time ofsharing were and then Thetford Academy, where she held at the Chadwick Funeral Home, met Richard "Dick" Waterman, to whom New London, NH, on Jan. 19. she was married in 1950 and who died in Memorial contributions may be 2009. made to Connecticut Valley Home Care She attended Bennington Beauty and Hospice, 958 John Stark Highway, School and worked as abeautician for a Newport, NH 03773. few years, until the time when she began to devote herself to making a home with Dick and starting a family. She continued to enjoy cutting hair for family and friends, and "trading perms" with her friend, Stella Jesseman, or her sister Cecile. Family was used to periodically holding their noses and dashing through the kitchen. Once the youngest of her kids was pretty well through grade school, she West Lebanon, New Hampshire Now renting I and 2-bedroom apartments! Serving the Distinct Needs of Seniors Independent Living Apartments Rent from $580 Convenient Location 1.5 miles from downtown Hanover Underground parking memory to any of the following: Piermont Historical Society, Piermont FAST Squad, Piermont Library, or the North Thetford Federated Church. made to Alzheimer's Association, Ricker Funeral Home and Crema- Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone tion Care of Woodsville is assisting the Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495 or family with arrangements. For more aHead Start program of one's choice. information, or to offer an online RickerFuneral Home and Crema- condolence, visit www.rickerth.com, tion Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to sign an online condolence, visit www.rickerth.com. a Ryegate. Bailey family lot in Hillside Cemetery, South Ryegate, in the spring. On Jan. 8, Piermont Police Department initiated a building check/open door on Memorial contributions may be Church Street-building was checked/secured; responded to a medical emergency on Church Street On Jan. 9, Piermont Police Department responded to a report of found/lost property on Route 25; initiated a building check/open door on Cape Moonshine Road-building was checked/secured; initiated a building check/open door on Route 25C-building was checked/secured; issues a summons following a motor vehicle stop on Route 10 On Jan. 10, initiated a building check/open door on Szuch Road-building was checked/secured; received a report of a disabled motor vehicle on Route 25-no action was required CLARA MARTIN CENTEK FREE FISHING DAY MONTPELIER-The fourth Saturday in January has been designated "free ice fishing day" by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. On Jan. 25, residents and nonresidents may go fishing without a fishing license in Vermont. Trout salmon and bass season begins on Jan. 18 in 40 Vermont lakes, including lakes Fairlee and Morey as well as Peacham Pond. On Jan. 11, received a report of a motor vehicle collision on Indian Pond Road; received a report of a disabled motor vehicle on Route 25-no action was required In addition, administrative services were conducted. B Thank you from the children and families of Erla M. Daniels. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to fam- ily, friends and neighbors for your prayers and outpouring of care and support in the passing ofErla M. Daniels on December 26, 2013. Your cards, flowers, meals and words of encourage- ment have provided comfort during this time. We wish to give special thanks to Cottage Hospital, the church family of Calvary Baptist Church and Ricker Funeral Home, all of Woodsville, New Hampshire. We greatly appreci- ate their compassion and service during the days that followed Erla's passing. We rejoice that Erla is with her Lord and Savior and are comforted by the hope and anticipation of seeing her ain in heaven. , J A Local Agent for a Local Company• We offer Vermont Mutual: • Home • Auto • Business • Good Claim Service • Competitive Rates Since 1828 ® Q._l~u~ted ¢l~kze+ Auto The "Insurance Service Since 1860" Bradford, VT 05033 802-222-5222 • 802-222-2903 www.taylor-palmeragency.com Serving the area for over 100 years • Home • Farm • Business • Life • Health THEOLOGY MATTERS The Immutability of God by John Koessler Chair and Professor of Pastoral Studies We live in a world of constant change; even the atoms that form the building blocks of all matter are in constant motion. According to the psalmist, we are like the grass or"a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more" (Ps. 103:16). But God is different. In the words oflrenaeus, God is"ever the same, equal and unalterable." Theologians sometimes describe this attribute of God as immutability. God is immutable with respect to His essence, being, and knowledge. He is the great I AM who "does not change like shifting shadows" (Ex. 3:14; James 1:17). Jesus shares ~nh icSa~bUnt ej+Hei ~, t h. et~ am+ erdsaYfa~ dut " e yest oday and forever (Heb. 13.8). Atth" " e" " nrl tooktoH1 h mannaturethatHedldnotprewously possess. He"became flesh and made his dwelling among us" (John 1:14). Yet His divine nature, which already existed from eternity past, remained the same. The Spirit likewise shares this eternal and unchangeable nature (Heb. 9:14). God does not need to gather additional information or deal with unforeseen circumstances. He does not alter His ultimate purposes as a result ofour behavior. God' s perfect knowledge and power enable Him to incorporate the independent and contingent acts of all He has created into His plan. This includes the actions of those who do evil. While we are morally accountable for what we do, our actions will ultimately accomplish only what God has decided beforehand should happen (Acts 4:28). Immutable does not mean detached or indifferent. The unchangeable God is also "the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort" (2 Cor. 1:3). God is affected by our circumstances; He is aware of our plight and responsive to our cry. The unchangeable God is also engaged with His creation. Passages that speak of God "relenting" employ figurative language to describe how people's relatmnship with God or treatment at His hands changed. But these instances do not reflect a change in God Himself but rather the unfolding of His plan (Gen. 6:6; Ex. 32:14; 1 Sam. 15:35). When we place our faith in Jesus Christ, the kind of relationship we have with God changes. God rescues us from the dominion of darkness and brings us into the kingdom of His Son. But God's nature and character never change. Because He does not change, God will always keep His promises. He will never fail us or forsake us. ### John Koessler serves as chair and professor of pastoral studies at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. He is married to Jane and has two sons, Drew and Jarred. John is the author of Folly, Grace & Power." The Mysterious Act of Preaching (Zondervan), A Stranger in the House of God (Zondervan) and served as general editor of The Moody Handbook of Preaching (Moody). John has written several other books and articles and serves as a contributing editor for Today in the Word. ®