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Yage  i ne journal upmmon-ivlarch 3, 1982 Lee Dawley S. Ryegate , , Since your friendly S. Ryegate correspondent's phone is now dead ol# disconnected, he has, at this point, only non-phone- gatherable items to report and, social isolate that he is fast becoming, these items are only two: church on Feb. 21 and the annual U.S.D. 21 meeting on Feb. 23. Church was remarkable mainly for two reasons: I. The lack of an organist (because of Marjorie Deming's husband Jim's having an angina attack that put him in M.H.M.H., Hanover, and the music committee's inability to find a replacement), resulting in an old-time Covenanter-type service, with the more vocal leading the less so; .2. The rising of Lee Dawley from the dead to offer his own (unaccompanied vocal) of. feratory. Miss Redding's sermon was as usual, ex- cellent and stimulating, but because the congregation is, perhaps unforgiveably, coming to expect that high standard of her, not as remarkable as it might otherwise have been. School Meeting The school meeting was remarkable, this year, for its unremarkableness. Unlike last year, when fiscally conservative voters were successful in havin the lprosed buclet severely reduced, the FY83 budget of $789,950 proposed this year was passed with only one attempt made-- by Ryogate farmer Stanley Crown-- to amend the amount downward. Because his cows this year have not given him a cost-of- living increase, Crown feels, apparently, that teachers, too, should be' 'level-funded." (His amendment'was for a cut of $85,000, which would have brought this next year's proposed budget down, roughly, to the present year's estimated expenditures of $705,000.) But, partly because renowned budget-cutters of the past such as former selectman Giovanni Zampieri and present town clerk Reg White did not offer their support of Crown's amend- ment (at least none was audible at the meeting), the amendment failed to pass. Rep. John Zampieri did speak about some relief that Crown and other beleaguered taxpayers might expect in the form of a $185,000 increase in state aid (in addition to the $250,000 general state aid already listed in the FY83 budget) that will, apparently, be coming if the legislature votes a one percent increase in the sales tax. Tle only other high points were the tabling of the hot lunch exemption article, the voting down of the $1500 proposed to continue to pay the "Sho-Case" for printing the monthly "BMU News" (the 28 percent discount of- fered by that publication being regarded, apparently, as not as much of a "public service" effort as that offered by certain other media in the area). There was also the refusal by the moderator, Louis Cattani, to recognize a new Wells River resident by the name of Santarello as having either a vote or a voice (since he was not yet on the checklist). Santarello, as it turned out, has since made it known to some South Ryegate residents that he is interested in the presently-unused First Presbyterian Church as an edifice he and others might want to buy or rent as a place of worship for "new-born" Christians. Wells River0000 ,, Beth Nelson II II 757-3429 Dorsena Picknell, who is now residing in Oklahoma, has been elected to the Young Community Leaders of America for her excellence academically, socially, and professionally in the com- munity. Her name will be listed in the volume published annually by the American Biographical Institute for the purpose of listing youth across the United States with out- standing leadership qualities. Dorsena is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Picknell. Attending Blue Mountain, she achieved recognition for her outstanding ability let sports and sportsmanship. She was ' n .listed in,- Whos]O upo graduation from both high school and college. Employed in Florida by the Maimi Dolphins for the past few years she is now employed in Okaihoma. Blue Mountain Union School Little League practice was cancelled at Blue Mountain because of the girls' basketball game with Twinfield. School resumed Feb. 22 with teachers presenting George Washington's life in a variety of ways. Many teachers at- tended the UD-21 Annual meeting on the 23rd. Mrs. Virginia McLean of Laconia, N.H. was congratulated for her speech at the I.O.O.F. Club. There was a supper served to the members and guest af- terwards put on and served by Virginia McLean, Phyliss Laramie and Marion Elliott. Wentworth Marcella Hoffman 764-5795 Girl Scout Sunday will be observed here on Sunday, March 7 at 10:30 in the Wentworth Congregational Church. All the troops will participate. Laura Ports is making a name of herself in basketball at Plymouth Area High as a good defensive player. Youth Group The Wentworth-W. Rumney Youth Group will begin meetings again on March 7 in the Vstry of the Wentworth Chur from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Volunteer advisors are needed to share the duties on a rotating basis. The young people will be responsible for the programs, but adults are needed to supervise each week. People who can help are asked to contact Mac Borger, Patsy Hutchins, Wayne and Margaret DeCotis, Chris Wendell or Donna Norris. Maria Deutsch, Joe Libhey, Steven Palmer, Paul Muzzey and Stephen Downing were among those receiving honors at the end of the second quarter at P.AH.S. FEW DAYS ave OR MORE ON MOST WINTER MERCHANDISE N NE NEWBURY Word has been received in Newbury of the death of Mrs. Mary Graustrom of Belchertown, Mass. She passed away Jan. 20. She was the widow of the late, Rev. Elmer Granstrom. The Granstroms' were host and hostess at the Atkinson Retreat for many years. Rev. Granstrom was interim Pastor at many of our local Vermont and nearby New Hampshire churches. Thoy had many friends in this area, who now extend their deepest sympathy to their two daughters, Maenette and Carol. Lisbon :,(:= ,:::!; ............. ........................... itilAah Bedard II IIII 838-6725 AVSCC Has Game Day On Feb. 24, there were 32 Ammonoosuc Valley Senior Citizens at the meeting in the Lisbon Town Hall. Before a lunch of bars and cookies and beverages served by the Franconia group, the following won door prizes: E. Clough, A. Hunt, M. Caswell, G. Curtis, B. Thorne, I. Gray, M Hunt, B. Bowles, H. Spooner, V. Towle, L. Thompson, S. Casey, K. WINTER SCENE--The Connecticut River and Orford Village as seen last week from the opposite side of the river. entertained four gentlemen from Londonderry, Vt. They came that late afternoon (for a few days of snowmobile riding) and attended the U.V. Snowpackers supper with the Doyles, bringing a beautiful hyacinth to Renie from their Morrisen, L. McBurney, M. Marcoux, F. Wetherbee, and . FAIRLEE E. Howland. The big Game Day winner was H. Bedard. Cards or notes were read From "Roofs" from Martin Acampora, They say that life is a highway Onnolee Daycock, and Eulela and its milestones are the MacDonald. Two members years, are still not well: Bertha And now and then there is a Sweet is in Littleton Hospital, tollgate and George Baines at the Where you buy your way former "Willows". Franconia with tears. reported on two books par- It's a rough road and a steep wives. She received another chased in memory of two of road surprise that night; winning our members : The New And it stretches broad and the jackpot at the drawing. Barbara Sumner 333 -4477 ORFORD Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pease, Sallie and Jimmy attended the retirement ceremony for Mrs. Pease's brother H.J.C. James J. O'Brien for 23 years service in the navy. The ceremony was held on board the U.S.S. Constitution, he received a plaque. Everyone was given a tour of the ship. Reception for family was held at his home in Fremont N.H. Waits River Mrs. Clinton Swye, 439-5445 Mrs. Evelyn 'Iillotson was confined to her home several days last week by illness. Her grandson Raymond Withington Jr. of N. Hartland was a caller on Wednesday. Mrs. Clair Lamson of Barre was with her mother Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Withington St. of N. Hartiand were with her. Golden Agers The Golden Agers met Wed., Feb. 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Peixotto in W. Topsham for a potluck dinner and social hour. Lenten Study and Service Throughout the season of Lent, we will he studying and reflecting on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Please note the schedule for Waits River and W. Topsham: Feb. 25: Wells River; Mar. 4: West Topsham; Mar. 11: Wells River; Mar. 18; West Topsham; Mar. 25: Wells River; Apr. 1: West Topsham; Apr. 8: Wells River  Holy Thursday. The study begins at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Regular church service, March 7, at 9:00 p.m., Rev. Mark Demers, pastor. Floyd R. Ray " 764-9979 (Bryan Bourgeois, Jonathan 6 and David Cook, Christine Quiet Week Ricker and Nicholas Cook) We seem to have had a who blew out the candles rather quiet week.. The (after Charlene had made hor temperature actually gut up to wish.) Pleasant times the thawing stage two days together cement friendships, this week. The snow banks Marjorie Johnson and Marie settled slightly but a vehicle Ward were in Barre last going down the street cannot Thursday to visit their be seen over tho snow bank. mother, Mrs. Maude East- Snowmobile Club American Kennel Dog Club far, On Thursday, Pat Holland, man. She is well and in good The Asquamchumaukee for Benjamin Daycock, and But at least it leads to a golden of Ashland, N.H., one of the spirits. The girls found the Club had some good riding this Over the River and Through town daughters,spent the day with wind and snow "a-biowin', at week: To WoodsvilleSaturday the Years for Robert where golden houses are. her mom.'Tile gals were in N. gale proportions on Trow Hill. and home by the way of Sugar Jesseman. Joyce Kilmer Haverhill, at the Doyle Store, Pastor Cook with Ruth and Loaf, Blackberry Mt. and President Mildred Presby "We are about as happy as for their grocery shoppingand Jack Jackson, attended an Long Pond trail. A mid-week took a vote on the menu for the we make up our minds to be." then breezed up to the Happy open house at Clark's ride up the mountain trail was March Birthday Luncheon Town Topics Hour Cafe for lunch. Then, to Business Machines in good and weather likewise. with heavy preference for a After preaChing on the Sixth round out the week, son Woodsville, NH. Various Sunday a group did the half chicken barbecued, baked Commandment, which in- Russell with his wife Sally and copiers were described and Wentworth, Ellsworth Hill, N. potato, tossed salad, birthday structs us to preserve life, on the children, Shawn, Heidi and demonstrated much to the Dorchester, Cummings Pond cake, and beverages. The the Friday following, Pastor Tyler, of Sheffield, were satisfaction of the committee. Route. Don't forget the dinner luncheon will be at 12:30, Cook with his wife Pare, drove supper guests. Because of Scout Meetings at Masonic Hall on March 7. preceded by the free Blood through a blinding blizzard to Esther Hill was at the home and a ballet lesson it was All welcome. Proceeds for Pressure Clinic from 10:05 to Woodstock, to enjoy a of Becky Gardner of Thetford impossible to observe a young Easter Seals. 12:00. Reformed Ministers Hilllast Tuesday evening. She granddaughters birthday on Town reports should be out The rest of March: the 17th, Fellowship at the home of attended a meeting of the either Monday or Tuesday soon. There are still vacancies undecided; the 24th, Game Rev. and Mrs. David John- beard of trustees of the night. So, Gram Sumner was for some offices, but it will Day; and the 31st, there will ston! Community Health Services, at the Jacobs home in W. have to be write-in at this be a speaker on aging. Recently, Amy Stone spent of which she ls a member. Lebanon, with Ike, Linda, time. some of her vacation time Last Friday was a happy Craig and Carey, to share in a Town News with Aunt Dodie and Uncle day for Charlene Bougeois. Sunday night dinner party to The new Methodist is ex- N Haverhill  MauriceTucker. She walked into a surprise celebrate with 11 year old pected at the Parsonage Katharine Blaisde-q Valley Snowpaeker birthday luncheon at the home Carey Ann. The birthday cake anytime, probably by the time News of Bev Dexter. Darlene Cook, was not traditional, but, in you read this it will have m 787-6315 The club members have had Verna Roberts and Pam Cook, keeping with the season, wasa arrived. Father Eric and Congratulations to Ken and an enjoyable and busy two who made the beautiful cake, lovely coconut trimmed lamb, mother Sandy are holding up assisted Bey in the joyful which was made and as well as ean be expected. Esther Cota who observed weeks. On Thursday, Feb. 18 their 50th wedding an- they were guests of the niversary on Feb. 28. Thotford Clug and shared a Congratulations also to Pot Luck Supper at the VFW Marion Young on her 82nd Building on Thefford Hill. birthday. Saturday the 20th, the celebration. There were five decorated by Dedie Tucker. very excited little people also Bradforo Virginia Bedell Shovel your roof and clean out the ditches the rains will arrive sooner than you think. A note from the Dan Mar- 439-5720 stons states they think of New Hampshire and their home Ed and Kay Blaisdell en- Snowpackers joined for a ride- Norma Jean King and Linda World; Sea World and the here often, and the children, tertained grandchildren in to Coutees Restaurant in Gallison spent Tuesday with Busch Gardens. Bea Bean A.J. and Joyelle get home sick Stephanie and Greg last week Bradford. Nonrlders drove to their mother Alice King. accompanied them on these occasionally. Dan is in Hawaii while their parents, Brian and meet the other and 40 people Grandchildren Annette and days. From there they took in the interest of the Coast Pare Blaisdell, were away. gathered to enjoy each other's Don Galllson and Collen and the Gulf Coast and spent two Guard for three years, one is The family also celebrated company forsupper. Chipper Chaffee also visited, days at the Sarasota Beaches; nearly finished already. They Angle Blaisdell's birthday at Then, last Wednesday, the On Thursday another then up the coast to New have planted a garden four Claremont on Feb. 20, and 24th, the regular monthly daughter Bonnie and Herbert Orleans. But as they could not feet by twelve feet. Greg's birthday on Feb. 28 meeting of the Upper Valley Hanson and Aaron spent the find a vacant room they went Mooshillock Ledge No. 63 here in N. Haverhill with a Club was held at our Town day. They all come from on to Weaver, Ala. and spent held a regular meeting at the gathering of all the children Hall following a Pot Luck Woedbury. three days with Maxine's Temple Thursday last. Many and grandchildren, 21 people. Supper. There were about 35 Jeff and Judy Thurston and brother Gordon Thurston. The items of business were Mary Allbee has twopairs of members present. Kristofer have bought and route home was thru Virginia, discussed for spring activities. cardinals at her bird feeder. More Area Nows moved into the former home Tennessee and the Poconos Mts. In all they traveled 4500 hm! miles -- took in 20 states and S. New..,,ry had a glorious time. But they all were glad to be back homc Jack and June Thomas are in Bradford, snow and all. grandparents again. Mike and Sherry Tullar and Sonnie Patricia Thomas are parents Bedell visited Bertha of a baby girl, born at Cottage Braynard at Marie's Homefor Hospital on Feb. 20 weighing the Elderly in Orford Wed- seven pounds and 11 ounces. nesday afternoon, after work Her name is Harley. Edith Henson has returned Thursday, the 18th was a of George and Susan Clogston from a week's bus trip to beautiful warm sunny day, on the upper plain. The Florida. We particularly miss perfect for a nice drive. The Clogstons with their two Edith when she is away Tuckers, accompanied by children have moved into their became she is our "ghost Amy Stone and Esther Hill, new home on the South Road. writer ', collecting most of the visited Melvin Tucker in Young J.R. Thurston who's local news for us. Whitefield, N.H. This gen- birthday is Feb. 12entertained tleman is one of "Tuck's" at a sliding party on the 13th. cousins. Cake and ice cream was Pare, Jonathan and David served by Pat Thurston before WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Cook spent the day last the boys returned home. at Equity Publishing. Bertha Twelve persons attended the W. TOPSHAM--AWOrldDay Wednesday with Gramma Present were Scott and was 92 years young Wed- February meeting of the Gray in White River. They all Stanton Fiske, Brady Wark, nesday, Feb. 24. Women's Fellowship at home of Prayer is sponsored by the enjoyed breakfast at Tory Martin, Travis Perry, Mrs. Lloyd Kidder is of Agnes Wilds on Feb. 23. The Church Women United at the MacDonalds. Brian Melendy, Fred Kidder visiting relatives in movie shown by Sue Monroe W. Topsham Community The Doyle home has been a Jr., Owen Dobbins and Peanut Claremont, N.H., while her was about the first foreign Woodsvie St. J Church on Friday, March 5 at busy place this past week. On Gravlin. sister, Elizabelh Nortbey, is a mission undertaken 2p.m. Snow date is March 12. Wednesday, Bill and Irene Maxine Burgess ac- patient in the Ciaremont group of students * u - qm--llll'llllllllllllllllllllll==llllllllr== companied by Alice King and Hospital because of a serious Williams' College Bud Rogers left Feb. 4 for a I -LIVING ROOM-DINING ROOM-BEDROOM FURNITURE- [ HA FURNITURE & CARPET HuRe "In Stock" Selection-Immediate Delivery-Low Prices trip. That night they spent in 1 Wallingford, Conn., with Ernie Williams. 1 Friday they went on to Barnswell, S.C., and spent a 1 day and night with him and [] Phylis Burke and Jay. Then l they went to Winterhaven, Fl. and visited George Huntington [] and sister Beatrice Bean. by a from in operation. Massachusetts. Mary Jane and Marty Smit returned from their cruise of the British Virgin Islands, COMMUNITY looking very fit and tanned, HEALTH SERVICES but to find their children had NORWICH-- A Community all come down with the flu. Health Services Inc., Town Ginny Swenson also came Nurse will he at the Norwich home looking tanned and Senior Center on Wednesday, rested but came down with the March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to flu almost at once. Fairlee Laity Sunday and Human after Mr. Relations Sunday was ob-John served at the Federated Mr. and Mrs. Church, Sunday, Feb. 21. Mrs. toured other Newton Bolles led the sex- state. vices. Mrs. Bolles, Richard Mr. and Mrs. Hedge, and Russell Wing gave are back from a sermonettes. The junior choir which the sang, in charge of Mrs. R. H. Nancy. Cramer, III. Mrs. Russell George and Connie Wing was organist, all in Jacksonville, Community Circle Steve and The Community Circle will babl meet at the home of Mrs. Newton Belles James Bagley, Tuesday Bickford attended evening at 7:30, Wednesday, mont State March 9. Please note change Association in date. Williamstown, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smith evening, Feb. 18. have returned from a trip to The Rev. Arthur Florida, where they visited James Bagley Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sargent weekend with and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mrs. Mirriam Kallberg at New Port Richey. family, They also called on Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Cramer, Sr., and A book sale Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shequin March 6 and 7 at at Largo. Termina Mr. and Mrs. Dorian FAST Squad. All Gardner are at their home cents. W. TOPSHAM We will welcome everyone Dwight Tillotson, o the W. Topsham Church for N.H. World Day of Prayer, March Several in this 5th. Rev. Mark Demers will be had the organist. Topic of the Mr. and Mrs. service will be "The people of "God" Gathered for Worship family, spent the and Scattered Service". Come with their let's fill the church, welcome near and far. Time for service Women's is 2:00p.m. The Tri-Villsl Mrs. Jo Ryan, E. Barre and Department Mrs. Clyde Hatch Jr. of town Auxiliary met at called on Mrs. Lloyd Chase Mrs. Roland and daughters; also, Mrs. Mrs. LouiseWatsoal Kenneth Perry, Feb. 16. Other It was voted to callers at the Ken Perry home at the annual were Rodney Perry and Patty, Market held at the Scotty and Steve, of Rutland; hall in Barre, Dennis Norm and Lisa of Donations for the town; Mr. and Mrs. Roy sold will benefit the! Tillotson of town; and Mr. and They will be Mrs. Delmar Hutchinson Sr. preciated. In observation of Berdie Things donated Perry's Birthday, many gifts at Mrs. Peixotto's, and cards were received and 17. The next phone calls from brother Piermont BRADFORD, VERMONT 222-5758 [] They spent the next five days 1:00 p.m. The nurse will be Saturday Mary Carson and lmlmmmmlmmmlmllllmmmllmmlllmmlmlmlllll mi with Erwin and Barbara checking for Diabetes, Selenda Grow prepared a Thompson and Jim. While hypertension and wiehgt potluck dinner with dishes there they visited Disney problems. from the parents of the fen- spend one-seventh of your life. Mitchell weds Perle Roherta Lynn Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell was married Jan. 9 in the Piermont Congregational Church to J. Christopher Perle, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Perle of Marlborough, Mass. The service was performed by the groom's father. The bride will be graduated in May from the University of New Hampshire. The groom graduated in 1981 from the University of New Hampshire and is employed there in the Plant Service Department. Mr. and Mrs. Perle are living in Durham, N.H. Recreation Program Robert Elder, school board member, is supervising the Recreation Program held each Saturday morning at the Town Hall. Grades one through four meet from 9: 30 to 10:30. Grades five through eight meet from 1:05 to 12:00. CORINTH W. Corinth Several members of the E. Corinth Fire Department. responded to a call for Win- dswept Acres Thursday evening for what turned out to be a stove pipe and chimney fire which was kept under control. The fire was discovered by Baran Johnson, and his father when told called Jack Lear- month who in turn called the fire department. Many thanks to the Johnsons and Jack and to all the many firemen who answered the call. Susi Learmonth visited her father Dr. Otto Ehrentheil at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., last Thursday. Isall Whitney 866-5676 cing team at Oxbow. The occasion was a meet between the Oxbow fencers and a group of fencers from the Concord-Carlisle school in Massachusetts. Over 40 were served. It was nice Saturday to see Dorothy Edson and friend from Newburyport. 007 Sylvester keeps getting harassing instructions. He complains "they" don't leave him in peace to work with the mails. He has been struggling to comply with orders to make diagrams of the screen line boxholders and star route boxes, with their numbers. He complained this last was very confusing as people kept moving about on the Star Route and the numbers consequently appeared like one of those crossword puzzles he can't do. "They'll never believe this," he muttered. Attendance there is room children. Floyd Smith Metcalf left for a ten-day Florida. Beth Williams wrist when she = after getting off theJ last week. Town Meeting, March 9. Voting 10:00 to 6:00. A meeting will warrant items at evening. The Women's will conduct a Town Hall on Day from 10:00 is sold. March 11 Fellowship at the Ramona Schmid Williams a: leanor ! Professor Valerie Scott Prescott, visited her Doris Klein. moving to Charles has beea Director Arts at the Manitoba outstanding art Canada. " Quilts Women making a town terested in quilters are Maggie Jones at town quilt arranged soon. For many this town and towns enjoyed Lyle Thurston chestra. Now help. He wheel chair afford to buy. It nice gesture if friends would fund for this cause. may he sent to Vt. Telephone 439-5858. meeting on District School Tuesday, March Thefford The meeting will p.m. SCHOOL W. FAIRLEE-- a meeting of Town School BITS and PIECES Monday is an awful way to at the w. at7:30p.m. Yage  i ne journal upmmon-ivlarch 3, 1982 Lee Dawley S. Ryegate , , Since your friendly S. Ryegate correspondent's phone is now dead ol# disconnected, he has, at this point, only non-phone- gatherable items to report and, social isolate that he is fast becoming, these items are only two: church on Feb. 21 and the annual U.S.D. 21 meeting on Feb. 23. Church was remarkable mainly for two reasons: I. The lack of an organist (because of Marjorie Deming's husband Jim's having an angina attack that put him in M.H.M.H., Hanover, and the music committee's inability to find a replacement), resulting in an old-time Covenanter-type service, with the more vocal leading the less so; .2. The rising of Lee Dawley from the dead to offer his own (unaccompanied vocal) of. feratory. Miss Redding's sermon was as usual, ex- cellent and stimulating, but because the congregation is, perhaps unforgiveably, coming to expect that high standard of her, not as remarkable as it might otherwise have been. School Meeting The school meeting was remarkable, this year, for its unremarkableness. Unlike last year, when fiscally conservative voters were successful in havin the lprosed buclet severely reduced, the FY83 budget of $789,950 proposed this year was passed with only one attempt made-- by Ryogate farmer Stanley Crown-- to amend the amount downward. Because his cows this year have not given him a cost-of- living increase, Crown feels, apparently, that teachers, too, should be' 'level-funded." (His amendment'was for a cut of $85,000, which would have brought this next year's proposed budget down, roughly, to the present year's estimated expenditures of $705,000.) But, partly because renowned budget-cutters of the past such as former selectman Giovanni Zampieri and present town clerk Reg White did not offer their support of Crown's amend- ment (at least none was audible at the meeting), the amendment failed to pass. Rep. John Zampieri did speak about some relief that Crown and other beleaguered taxpayers might expect in the form of a $185,000 increase in state aid (in addition to the $250,000 general state aid already listed in the FY83 budget) that will, apparently, be coming if the legislature votes a one percent increase in the sales tax. Tle only other high points were the tabling of the hot lunch exemption article, the voting down of the $1500 proposed to continue to pay the "Sho-Case" for printing the monthly "BMU News" (the 28 percent discount of- fered by that publication being regarded, apparently, as not as much of a "public service" effort as that offered by certain other media in the area). There was also the refusal by the moderator, Louis Cattani, to recognize a new Wells River resident by the name of Santarello as having either a vote or a voice (since he was not yet on the checklist). Santarello, as it turned out, has since made it known to some South Ryegate residents that he is interested in the presently-unused First Presbyterian Church as an edifice he and others might want to buy or rent as a place of worship for "new-born" Christians. Wells River0000 ,, Beth Nelson II II 757-3429 Dorsena Picknell, who is now residing in Oklahoma, has been elected to the Young Community Leaders of America for her excellence academically, socially, and professionally in the com- munity. Her name will be listed in the volume published annually by the American Biographical Institute for the purpose of listing youth across the United States with out- standing leadership qualities. Dorsena is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Picknell. Attending Blue Mountain, she achieved recognition for her outstanding ability let sports and sportsmanship. She was ' n .listed in,- Whos]O upo graduation from both high school and college. Employed in Florida by the Maimi Dolphins for the past few years she is now employed in Okaihoma. Blue Mountain Union School Little League practice was cancelled at Blue Mountain because of the girls' basketball game with Twinfield. School resumed Feb. 22 with teachers presenting George Washington's life in a variety of ways. Many teachers at- tended the UD-21 Annual meeting on the 23rd. Mrs. Virginia McLean of Laconia, N.H. was congratulated for her speech at the I.O.O.F. Club. There was a supper served to the members and guest af- terwards put on and served by Virginia McLean, Phyliss Laramie and Marion Elliott. Wentworth Marcella Hoffman 764-5795 Girl Scout Sunday will be observed here on Sunday, March 7 at 10:30 in the Wentworth Congregational Church. All the troops will participate. Laura Ports is making a name of herself in basketball at Plymouth Area High as a good defensive player. Youth Group The Wentworth-W. Rumney Youth Group will begin meetings again on March 7 in the Vstry of the Wentworth Chur from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Volunteer advisors are needed to share the duties on a rotating basis. The young people will be responsible for the programs, but adults are needed to supervise each week. People who can help are asked to contact Mac Borger, Patsy Hutchins, Wayne and Margaret DeCotis, Chris Wendell or Donna Norris. Maria Deutsch, Joe Libhey, Steven Palmer, Paul Muzzey and Stephen Downing were among those receiving honors at the end of the second quarter at P.AH.S. FEW DAYS ave OR MORE ON MOST WINTER MERCHANDISE N NE NEWBURY Word has been received in Newbury of the death of Mrs. Mary Graustrom of Belchertown, Mass. She passed away Jan. 20. She was the widow of the late, Rev. Elmer Granstrom. The Granstroms' were host and hostess at the Atkinson Retreat for many years. Rev. Granstrom was interim Pastor at many of our local Vermont and nearby New Hampshire churches. Thoy had many friends in this area, who now extend their deepest sympathy to their two daughters, Maenette and Carol. Lisbon :,(:= ,:::!; ............. ........................... itilAah Bedard II IIII 838-6725 AVSCC Has Game Day On Feb. 24, there were 32 Ammonoosuc Valley Senior Citizens at the meeting in the Lisbon Town Hall. Before a lunch of bars and cookies and beverages served by the Franconia group, the following won door prizes: E. Clough, A. Hunt, M. Caswell, G. Curtis, B. Thorne, I. Gray, M Hunt, B. Bowles, H. Spooner, V. Towle, L. Thompson, S. Casey, K. WINTER SCENE--The Connecticut River and Orford Village as seen last week from the opposite side of the river. entertained four gentlemen from Londonderry, Vt. They came that late afternoon (for a few days of snowmobile riding) and attended the U.V. Snowpackers supper with the Doyles, bringing a beautiful hyacinth to Renie from their Morrisen, L. McBurney, M. Marcoux, F. Wetherbee, and . FAIRLEE E. Howland. The big Game Day winner was H. Bedard. Cards or notes were read From "Roofs" from Martin Acampora, They say that life is a highway Onnolee Daycock, and Eulela and its milestones are the MacDonald. Two members years, are still not well: Bertha And now and then there is a Sweet is in Littleton Hospital, tollgate and George Baines at the Where you buy your way former "Willows". Franconia with tears. reported on two books par- It's a rough road and a steep wives. She received another chased in memory of two of road surprise that night; winning our members : The New And it stretches broad and the jackpot at the drawing. Barbara Sumner 333 -4477 ORFORD Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pease, Sallie and Jimmy attended the retirement ceremony for Mrs. Pease's brother H.J.C. James J. O'Brien for 23 years service in the navy. The ceremony was held on board the U.S.S. Constitution, he received a plaque. Everyone was given a tour of the ship. Reception for family was held at his home in Fremont N.H. Waits River Mrs. Clinton Swye, 439-5445 Mrs. Evelyn 'Iillotson was confined to her home several days last week by illness. Her grandson Raymond Withington Jr. of N. Hartland was a caller on Wednesday. Mrs. Clair Lamson of Barre was with her mother Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Withington St. of N. Hartiand were with her. Golden Agers The Golden Agers met Wed., Feb. 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Peixotto in W. Topsham for a potluck dinner and social hour. Lenten Study and Service Throughout the season of Lent, we will he studying and reflecting on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Please note the schedule for Waits River and W. Topsham: Feb. 25: Wells River; Mar. 4: West Topsham; Mar. 11: Wells River; Mar. 18; West Topsham; Mar. 25: Wells River; Apr. 1: West Topsham; Apr. 8: Wells River  Holy Thursday. The study begins at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Regular church service, March 7, at 9:00 p.m., Rev. Mark Demers, pastor. Floyd R. Ray " 764-9979 (Bryan Bourgeois, Jonathan 6 and David Cook, Christine Quiet Week Ricker and Nicholas Cook) We seem to have had a who blew out the candles rather quiet week.. The (after Charlene had made hor temperature actually gut up to wish.) Pleasant times the thawing stage two days together cement friendships, this week. The snow banks Marjorie Johnson and Marie settled slightly but a vehicle Ward were in Barre last going down the street cannot Thursday to visit their be seen over tho snow bank. mother, Mrs. Maude East- Snowmobile Club American Kennel Dog Club far, On Thursday, Pat Holland, man. She is well and in good The Asquamchumaukee for Benjamin Daycock, and But at least it leads to a golden of Ashland, N.H., one of the spirits. The girls found the Club had some good riding this Over the River and Through town daughters,spent the day with wind and snow "a-biowin', at week: To WoodsvilleSaturday the Years for Robert where golden houses are. her mom.'Tile gals were in N. gale proportions on Trow Hill. and home by the way of Sugar Jesseman. Joyce Kilmer Haverhill, at the Doyle Store, Pastor Cook with Ruth and Loaf, Blackberry Mt. and President Mildred Presby "We are about as happy as for their grocery shoppingand Jack Jackson, attended an Long Pond trail. A mid-week took a vote on the menu for the we make up our minds to be." then breezed up to the Happy open house at Clark's ride up the mountain trail was March Birthday Luncheon Town Topics Hour Cafe for lunch. Then, to Business Machines in good and weather likewise. with heavy preference for a After preaChing on the Sixth round out the week, son Woodsville, NH. Various Sunday a group did the half chicken barbecued, baked Commandment, which in- Russell with his wife Sally and copiers were described and Wentworth, Ellsworth Hill, N. potato, tossed salad, birthday structs us to preserve life, on the children, Shawn, Heidi and demonstrated much to the Dorchester, Cummings Pond cake, and beverages. The the Friday following, Pastor Tyler, of Sheffield, were satisfaction of the committee. Route. Don't forget the dinner luncheon will be at 12:30, Cook with his wife Pare, drove supper guests. Because of Scout Meetings at Masonic Hall on March 7. preceded by the free Blood through a blinding blizzard to Esther Hill was at the home and a ballet lesson it was All welcome. Proceeds for Pressure Clinic from 10:05 to Woodstock, to enjoy a of Becky Gardner of Thetford impossible to observe a young Easter Seals. 12:00. Reformed Ministers Hilllast Tuesday evening. She granddaughters birthday on Town reports should be out The rest of March: the 17th, Fellowship at the home of attended a meeting of the either Monday or Tuesday soon. There are still vacancies undecided; the 24th, Game Rev. and Mrs. David John- beard of trustees of the night. So, Gram Sumner was for some offices, but it will Day; and the 31st, there will ston! Community Health Services, at the Jacobs home in W. have to be write-in at this be a speaker on aging. Recently, Amy Stone spent of which she ls a member. Lebanon, with Ike, Linda, time. some of her vacation time Last Friday was a happy Craig and Carey, to share in a Town News with Aunt Dodie and Uncle day for Charlene Bougeois. Sunday night dinner party to The new Methodist is ex- N Haverhill  MauriceTucker. She walked into a surprise celebrate with 11 year old pected at the Parsonage Katharine Blaisde-q Valley Snowpaeker birthday luncheon at the home Carey Ann. The birthday cake anytime, probably by the time News of Bev Dexter. Darlene Cook, was not traditional, but, in you read this it will have m 787-6315 The club members have had Verna Roberts and Pam Cook, keeping with the season, wasa arrived. Father Eric and Congratulations to Ken and an enjoyable and busy two who made the beautiful cake, lovely coconut trimmed lamb, mother Sandy are holding up assisted Bey in the joyful which was made and as well as ean be expected. Esther Cota who observed weeks. On Thursday, Feb. 18 their 50th wedding an- they were guests of the niversary on Feb. 28. Thotford Clug and shared a Congratulations also to Pot Luck Supper at the VFW Marion Young on her 82nd Building on Thefford Hill. birthday. Saturday the 20th, the celebration. There were five decorated by Dedie Tucker. very excited little people also Bradforo Virginia Bedell Shovel your roof and clean out the ditches the rains will arrive sooner than you think. A note from the Dan Mar- 439-5720 stons states they think of New Hampshire and their home Ed and Kay Blaisdell en- Snowpackers joined for a ride- Norma Jean King and Linda World; Sea World and the here often, and the children, tertained grandchildren in to Coutees Restaurant in Gallison spent Tuesday with Busch Gardens. Bea Bean A.J. and Joyelle get home sick Stephanie and Greg last week Bradford. Nonrlders drove to their mother Alice King. accompanied them on these occasionally. Dan is in Hawaii while their parents, Brian and meet the other and 40 people Grandchildren Annette and days. From there they took in the interest of the Coast Pare Blaisdell, were away. gathered to enjoy each other's Don Galllson and Collen and the Gulf Coast and spent two Guard for three years, one is The family also celebrated company forsupper. Chipper Chaffee also visited, days at the Sarasota Beaches; nearly finished already. They Angle Blaisdell's birthday at Then, last Wednesday, the On Thursday another then up the coast to New have planted a garden four Claremont on Feb. 20, and 24th, the regular monthly daughter Bonnie and Herbert Orleans. But as they could not feet by twelve feet. Greg's birthday on Feb. 28 meeting of the Upper Valley Hanson and Aaron spent the find a vacant room they went Mooshillock Ledge No. 63 here in N. Haverhill with a Club was held at our Town day. They all come from on to Weaver, Ala. and spent held a regular meeting at the gathering of all the children Hall following a Pot Luck Woedbury. three days with Maxine's Temple Thursday last. Many and grandchildren, 21 people. Supper. There were about 35 Jeff and Judy Thurston and brother Gordon Thurston. The items of business were Mary Allbee has twopairs of members present. Kristofer have bought and route home was thru Virginia, discussed for spring activities. cardinals at her bird feeder. More Area Nows moved into the former home Tennessee and the Poconos Mts. In all they traveled 4500 hm! miles -- took in 20 states and S. New..,,ry had a glorious time. But they all were glad to be back homc Jack and June Thomas are in Bradford, snow and all. grandparents again. Mike and Sherry Tullar and Sonnie Patricia Thomas are parents Bedell visited Bertha of a baby girl, born at Cottage Braynard at Marie's Homefor Hospital on Feb. 20 weighing the Elderly in Orford Wed- seven pounds and 11 ounces. nesday afternoon, after work Her name is Harley. Edith Henson has returned Thursday, the 18th was a of George and Susan Clogston from a week's bus trip to beautiful warm sunny day, on the upper plain. The Florida. We particularly miss perfect for a nice drive. The Clogstons with their two Edith when she is away Tuckers, accompanied by children have moved into their became she is our "ghost Amy Stone and Esther Hill, new home on the South Road. writer ', collecting most of the visited Melvin Tucker in Young J.R. Thurston who's local news for us. Whitefield, N.H. This gen- birthday is Feb. 12entertained tleman is one of "Tuck's" at a sliding party on the 13th. cousins. Cake and ice cream was Pare, Jonathan and David served by Pat Thurston before WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Cook spent the day last the boys returned home. at Equity Publishing. Bertha Twelve persons attended the W. TOPSHAM--AWOrldDay Wednesday with Gramma Present were Scott and was 92 years young Wed- February meeting of the Gray in White River. They all Stanton Fiske, Brady Wark, nesday, Feb. 24. Women's Fellowship at home of Prayer is sponsored by the enjoyed breakfast at Tory Martin, Travis Perry, Mrs. Lloyd Kidder is of Agnes Wilds on Feb. 23. The Church Women United at the MacDonalds. Brian Melendy, Fred Kidder visiting relatives in movie shown by Sue Monroe W. Topsham Community The Doyle home has been a Jr., Owen Dobbins and Peanut Claremont, N.H., while her was about the first foreign Woodsvie St. J Church on Friday, March 5 at busy place this past week. On Gravlin. sister, Elizabelh Nortbey, is a mission undertaken 2p.m. Snow date is March 12. Wednesday, Bill and Irene Maxine Burgess ac- patient in the Ciaremont group of students * u - qm--llll'llllllllllllllllllllll==llllllllr== companied by Alice King and Hospital because of a serious Williams' College Bud Rogers left Feb. 4 for a I -LIVING ROOM-DINING ROOM-BEDROOM FURNITURE- [ HA FURNITURE & CARPET HuRe "In Stock" Selection-Immediate Delivery-Low Prices trip. That night they spent in 1 Wallingford, Conn., with Ernie Williams. 1 Friday they went on to Barnswell, S.C., and spent a 1 day and night with him and [] Phylis Burke and Jay. Then l they went to Winterhaven, Fl. and visited George Huntington [] and sister Beatrice Bean. by a from in operation. Massachusetts. Mary Jane and Marty Smit returned from their cruise of the British Virgin Islands, COMMUNITY looking very fit and tanned, HEALTH SERVICES but to find their children had NORWICH-- A Community all come down with the flu. Health Services Inc., Town Ginny Swenson also came Nurse will he at the Norwich home looking tanned and Senior Center on Wednesday, rested but came down with the March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to flu almost at once. Fairlee Laity Sunday and Human after Mr. Relations Sunday was ob-John served at the Federated Mr. and Mrs. Church, Sunday, Feb. 21. Mrs. toured other Newton Bolles led the sex- state. vices. Mrs. Bolles, Richard Mr. and Mrs. Hedge, and Russell Wing gave are back from a sermonettes. The junior choir which the sang, in charge of Mrs. R. H. Nancy. Cramer, III. Mrs. Russell George and Connie Wing was organist, all in Jacksonville, Community Circle Steve and The Community Circle will babl meet at the home of Mrs. Newton Belles James Bagley, Tuesday Bickford attended evening at 7:30, Wednesday, mont State March 9. Please note change Association in date. Williamstown, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smith evening, Feb. 18. have returned from a trip to The Rev. Arthur Florida, where they visited James Bagley Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sargent weekend with and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mrs. Mirriam Kallberg at New Port Richey. family, They also called on Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Cramer, Sr., and A book sale Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shequin March 6 and 7 at at Largo. Termina Mr. and Mrs. Dorian FAST Squad. All Gardner are at their home cents. W. TOPSHAM We will welcome everyone Dwight Tillotson, o the W. Topsham Church for N.H. World Day of Prayer, March Several in this 5th. Rev. Mark Demers will be had the organist. Topic of the Mr. and Mrs. service will be "The people of "God" Gathered for Worship family, spent the and Scattered Service". Come with their let's fill the church, welcome near and far. Time for service Women's is 2:00p.m. The Tri-Villsl Mrs. Jo Ryan, E. Barre and Department Mrs. Clyde Hatch Jr. of town Auxiliary met at called on Mrs. Lloyd Chase Mrs. Roland and daughters; also, Mrs. Mrs. LouiseWatsoal Kenneth Perry, Feb. 16. Other It was voted to callers at the Ken Perry home at the annual were Rodney Perry and Patty, Market held at the Scotty and Steve, of Rutland; hall in Barre, Dennis Norm and Lisa of Donations for the town; Mr. and Mrs. Roy sold will benefit the! Tillotson of town; and Mr. and They will be Mrs. Delmar Hutchinson Sr. preciated. In observation of Berdie Things donated Perry's Birthday, many gifts at Mrs. Peixotto's, and cards were received and 17. The next phone calls from brother Piermont BRADFORD, VERMONT 222-5758 [] They spent the next five days 1:00 p.m. The nurse will be Saturday Mary Carson and lmlmmmmlmmmlmllllmmmllmmlllmmlmlmlllll mi with Erwin and Barbara checking for Diabetes, Selenda Grow prepared a Thompson and Jim. While hypertension and wiehgt potluck dinner with dishes there they visited Disney problems. from the parents of the fen- spend one-seventh of your life. Mitchell weds Perle Roherta Lynn Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell was married Jan. 9 in the Piermont Congregational Church to J. Christopher Perle, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Perle of Marlborough, Mass. The service was performed by the groom's father. The bride will be graduated in May from the University of New Hampshire. The groom graduated in 1981 from the University of New Hampshire and is employed there in the Plant Service Department. Mr. and Mrs. Perle are living in Durham, N.H. Recreation Program Robert Elder, school board member, is supervising the Recreation Program held each Saturday morning at the Town Hall. Grades one through four meet from 9: 30 to 10:30. Grades five through eight meet from 1:05 to 12:00. CORINTH W. Corinth Several members of the E. Corinth Fire Department. responded to a call for Win- dswept Acres Thursday evening for what turned out to be a stove pipe and chimney fire which was kept under control. The fire was discovered by Baran Johnson, and his father when told called Jack Lear- month who in turn called the fire department. Many thanks to the Johnsons and Jack and to all the many firemen who answered the call. Susi Learmonth visited her father Dr. Otto Ehrentheil at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., last Thursday. Isall Whitney 866-5676 cing team at Oxbow. The occasion was a meet between the Oxbow fencers and a group of fencers from the Concord-Carlisle school in Massachusetts. Over 40 were served. It was nice Saturday to see Dorothy Edson and friend from Newburyport. 007 Sylvester keeps getting harassing instructions. He complains "they" don't leave him in peace to work with the mails. He has been struggling to comply with orders to make diagrams of the screen line boxholders and star route boxes, with their numbers. He complained this last was very confusing as people kept moving about on the Star Route and the numbers consequently appeared like one of those crossword puzzles he can't do. "They'll never believe this," he muttered. Attendance there is room children. Floyd Smith Metcalf left for a ten-day Florida. Beth Williams wrist when she = after getting off theJ last week. Town Meeting, March 9. Voting 10:00 to 6:00. A meeting will warrant items at evening. The Women's will conduct a Town Hall on Day from 10:00 is sold. March 11 Fellowship at the Ramona Schmid Williams a: leanor ! Professor Valerie Scott Prescott, visited her Doris Klein. moving to Charles has beea Director Arts at the Manitoba outstanding art Canada. " Quilts Women making a town terested in quilters are Maggie Jones at town quilt arranged soon. For many this town and towns enjoyed Lyle Thurston chestra. Now help. He wheel chair afford to buy. It nice gesture if friends would fund for this cause. may he sent to Vt. Telephone 439-5858. meeting on District School Tuesday, March Thefford The meeting will p.m. SCHOOL W. FAIRLEE-- a meeting of Town School BITS and PIECES Monday is an awful way to at the w. at7:30p.m.