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;'4 25' , Number 31 Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont August 5, 1981 Woodsvflle soccer team is leaving for Belgium WOODSVILLE--A piece of the action--that's what hundreds of Woodsvillo area residents have in the ex- citement of the 14 boys of the Woodsville Soccer Club when they compote in matches against youth soccer teams in Belgium. The 14 will leave Montreal this Saturday, Aug. 8, for Brussels, and will stay two weeks, returning August 22. Uniforms and tickets on Sabena, the Belgian national airline, have been paid for entirely through fund-raising efforts of the Belgium Booster Club, formed by parents of the boys and headed by Wood- sviile High School soccer coach Mike Ackerman. In addition to two spring flea markets and private donations, the group spon- sored car washes, bake sales, a raffle, a baked bean supper, yard sales, candy sales, and selling ice at the North Haverhill Fair. Each boy had only to supply his own spen- ding money. They are staying with eight receives help ORFORD--The people of Orford, and some from quite a distance away, have rallied around to help Tim and Karen Giesing and their five children, whose home was destroyed by a fire from a lightning bolt June 9. | I  Part of a barn has been offered to store items w,a. to say which Is more interesting, the horse or the popsicle, collected for the family and a ' /p -mer at Thetford Hill Fair. bank account has been opened tford Hill holds a fair fortheGiesingstoacceptcash donations. An auction, supper and dance are scheduled this Lrlr0, Saturday to raise further m,,l .D HILL--The children's costume parade Thetford Hill Village funds. [trd ttill Fair was opened the festivities. Improvement Society and the "It was such a surprise," i Y with music, The Norwich Hanover Ladies Benevolent Society. said Karen Giesing. "There ,,][[antique sale on the Community Band played, and The event closed with the are so many who have helped. "j,4[taformal tea served the Thefford Lion's Club traditional candelight vesper Some of the people we knew, '- lllas nearby, served a chicken barbecue, service performed by the but some of them are com- Ji II '' ceremony and a The fair is sponsored by the Camp Farnsworthgirls. plete strangers." , W00lillr00 ii 00ate official to helar Ne .B1ff I#m.i. J Ii e Organizatign e of collated in error for in-town within Newbury Township to the telephone companyare  II",S .. River Valley calls," the organizatiou said. despite agreement that all still being charged tolls for i ltvat ey) is urging Representatives of the calls within town would be toll suchcalls. . __ '.:, m - o bring their telephone company are also free starting Oct. 1, 1979. One resident who sought a refund received severa Road commissioner J Mayette receives keys for from Abe Lewis, sales representative for Chadwick-BaRoss, Newbury Selectmen Kenneth Alger, Sr., and Richard Rosen. host families of the Kwabam Soccer Team in Merksem, a small town north of Antwerp close to the Dutch border. Accompanying the group as chaperones are Steve and Diane Walker, teachers at Woodsviile High School. Next year, the Belgian team will renew acquaintances when they travel to the Woodsville area where local families will serve as hosts and Coach Ackerman will organize soccer matches with youth teams from the North Country. Several of the New Ham- pshire boys will have a chance to practice the French they have studied at school, although the boys in the host families all speak English. The Woodsville group will also hear Flemish in the area of Belgium in which they are staying. The idea for the Belgium trip started when Ackerman had a call from the soccer coach at White Mountain Regional High, asking if some Woodsville players would like to join the White Mountain Soccer Club on a trip to Belgium. Sabena Airlines has for several years arranged for sports and music groups to exchange activities between Belgium and the United States, and this time the airline invited the White Mountain Soccer Club to participate. As it developed, White Mountain could not get enough boys or money together for an August trip and that's when the Woodsville Soccer Club came into being and became the participating exchange team. In all, 11 of the 14 boys are from Woodsville High. The other three are from Lisbon. The group is not sponsored by either school but is a separate organization formed only for purposes of the team ex- change. All members are presently sophomores and juniors. The team will play five or six matches with the youth teams from Merksem, Ant- werp, and other towns. European soccer is aggressive, and so the local team can expect stiff com- petition. Between matches the group has a trip to Paris planned and they will be sight-seeing on the L "SPIRIT OF '81"--Army National Guardsmen from Woodsville form color guard in parade at N. Haverhill Fair. Volunteers are helping clear the debrisoftheburnedhous.e-r-# lie in pla fv, ht rm y so the Giesing's can rebuild, p arm ca ne to a wo and quantities of clothing, linens and other items have RYEGATE CORNER--A this time me invaders are destroy a 16-acre cornfield on Middlebury to spray in- been donated by Orford reenactment of the Great being fought by an aircraft, the dairy farm of Reginald secticideontheadviceofState residents and those from Northern Army invasion of The invaders are army and Stewart White, whocalled Extension Service Agent surrounding towns, and a 1770 is taking place here, only worms .who    ..... ..... . " New Zealand student all their belongings in the fire. m attend BRADFORD--Alison When asked about her in- Brierley, a student from New terests and hobbies, Alison Zealand, is in Bradford for a said, "I like to have a go at Alison Brlerley one-year American Field Service experience, looking forward to attending Oxbow High School and learning winter sports. Alison, 18, is living with the Byron W. Tomlinson family on S. Pleasant Street. She was one of 100 excited students from all over the world who flew from Auckland, New Zealand, one evening early in June. Fifteen hours, one stop,and two breakfasts later; the students landed in Los Angeles to join another 400 AFS students to begin their adventure of living with American families, making new friends, seeing new sights and learning about different cultures. Alison is from Ngongotaha, New;Zealand. is a tall, slim, cheerful curly.haired redhead. She is full of anticipation for what the coming year might bring, such as learning to ski and ice skate and coping with ex- tremely cold weather. She was president of the School Council in her high school of 1,300 students and was in the 7th form, the highest section of the senior class. hundred dollars back from the telephone company, a source said. Another resident said he found 26-cent toll charges on his bill for calls from Newbury to Wells River. POWR Valley wants the PSB to order New England Telephone to refund all such overcharges, rather than just to these who protest to the company, and to stop billing please turn to page 8} Lake group hires deputy anything." Her varied activities at school and her enthusiastic approach to the coming year attest to this fact. She is looking forward to a good senior year at Oxbow High School. Ngongotaha, population 6,000, is a suburb of Rotura, a city of about 50,000 in the middle of the northern isle of New Zealand. The northern island has a varied topography with fine beaches, mountains and flatlands. The weather is mild even in the winter, making it a tourist attraction. The Brierleys have lived there for 10 years. Alison's mother is a shorthand typist and her father owns a hand- craft shop. "He is very good wth his hands," said Alison. He makes many of the products sold in his store in addition to sellingwork on consignment. Her older sister graduated from high school and has moved into her own apart- ment. "On my papers, they gave the size of Bradford. There is a little town way way up (north (please turn to page 8) No .agreement ye00m Odord school ORFORD--School Superin- tendent Hugh Watson says a contract with Orford teachers may not be reached until early October. Negotiations were delayed when the Orford Teachers Association (OTA) postponed the presentation of fact-finder Paul Dorr's report scheduled June 18, and Dorr said he cannot now attend a meeting until Aug. 18. "it will take an estimated seven weeks after fact-finding for both the school board and OTA to review the contracts before agreement can be reached," Watson said. The eTA postponed the June 18 meeting because it was awaiting a court decision on Watson's deletion of some language in the proposed contract. The case is still pending on appeal. in a plane from Dust Air of Philip Grime, "Grit Northern Army,' Oxbow accepts Newtmry settlers when massive invasion occurred POST MILL,S--Members of the Lake Fairlee Association have approved hiring an Orange County deputy sheriff to combat vandalism, driving violations and other offenses in the area. Some 50 residents of Thefford, Fairlee and W. Fairlee attended the meeting July2S. Camp owners and homeowners in the area pledged as much as $100 piece to pay for .regular patrols, and also discussed an intelligence network to provide information on law violations. Flemish coast as well when they travel to the town of Peer. A trip to the mountains will include a visit to a tral> shooting club. They will go to a sports camp for swimming and miniature golf and will see some indoor soccer and a professional soccer game of the Antwerp team. The Journal Opinion will publish pictures taken by the boys during their travels. From Woodsville, the boys are Mike Aldrich, Mike Slayton, Dave Pompian, Kelly Hunt, Shawn McKean, Joe Selucke, Joe Lloyd, Dave Nickerson, Bruce Levasseur, Ron Magoon, and Wade Winchester, and from Lisbon, Jim McLaughlin, Brian Higgins, and Paul Tetreault. roo b/d BRADFORD--The Oxbow School Board has awarded a $385,432 contract to Linc Corp. of Manchester, N.H., to replace a major portion of the Oxbow High School Roof. Linc's low bid was accepted at a special meeting .July 27 after a brief delay to check a suggestion about using a less costly material on the job to lower the cost. School Superintendent John Foutana said the board's consultants, Brown, Rona Corp. of Boston, advised that the suggested cheaper material was not suitable for Oxbow's roof. Linc's bid was accepted with the stipulation that negotiations would be made to lower the cost within the $295,000 bond issue approved by school district voters for the job. Construction is expected to begin this month. Meanwhile, Oxbow officials are awaiting the outcome of their lawsuit against GAF Corp., manufacturers of the original roofing material that developed serious leaks. The suit is pending in Orange County Superior Court. along the Connecticut River from Lancaster, N.H., to AWAITING CON- Northfield, Mass., in 1770, TESTCrowd starts destroying most of the corn gathering for Old Time (please turn to page 8) Fiddlers, Contest at ! , Odord road work ORFORD--ROad Agent Tim Chase has reported that seven new culverts will be installed at an estimated cost of $825 on Baker, Piermont Heights, and Stone Mountain Roads. The new culverts will replace some that deteriorated because of heavy use by logging trucks and others that are too small to hold water. The latter will be Cracker Barrel Bazaar in Newlmry. Newbury celebrates bazaar NEWBURY--The fiddlers fiddled, Dixieland jazz music floated across the green, and people flocked to the roast beef, chicken pie and baked ham suppers in between used in other locations, he said. Chase also reported that an ' estimated $1,300 is being spent for tools, tires and rental equipment needed to work on town roads the rest of the year. He reported on the recent widening of two corners on Blackberry Hill to increase visibility for motorists, and said the Quintown Bridge will be replaced.with a steel girder structure at a cost of about $900 before the year is over. eyeing and buying antiques and crafts and touring many other exhibits. It was the 29th annual Cracker Barrel Bazaar held last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Newbury, which has become a popular event each year for local residents and tourists. Events included an antiques show and antiques auction, numerous crafts displays, an art and photograph exhibition, a concert of renaissance (please turn to page 8) EASY RIDER--Carroll Stoddard, 93, was Honorary Grand Marshall of N. Haverhill Fair parade. ;'4 25' , Number 31 Serwng Over 48 Communities in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont August 5, 1981 Woodsvflle soccer team is leaving for Belgium WOODSVILLE--A piece of the action--that's what hundreds of Woodsvillo area residents have in the ex- citement of the 14 boys of the Woodsville Soccer Club when they compote in matches against youth soccer teams in Belgium. The 14 will leave Montreal this Saturday, Aug. 8, for Brussels, and will stay two weeks, returning August 22. Uniforms and tickets on Sabena, the Belgian national airline, have been paid for entirely through fund-raising efforts of the Belgium Booster Club, formed by parents of the boys and headed by Wood- sviile High School soccer coach Mike Ackerman. In addition to two spring flea markets and private donations, the group spon- sored car washes, bake sales, a raffle, a baked bean supper, yard sales, candy sales, and selling ice at the North Haverhill Fair. Each boy had only to supply his own spen- ding money. They are staying with eight receives help ORFORD--The people of Orford, and some from quite a distance away, have rallied around to help Tim and Karen Giesing and their five children, whose home was destroyed by a fire from a lightning bolt June 9. | I  Part of a barn has been offered to store items w,a. to say which Is more interesting, the horse or the popsicle, collected for the family and a ' /p -mer at Thetford Hill Fair. bank account has been opened tford Hill holds a fair fortheGiesingstoacceptcash donations. An auction, supper and dance are scheduled this Lrlr0, Saturday to raise further m,,l .D HILL--The children's costume parade Thetford Hill Village funds. [trd ttill Fair was opened the festivities. Improvement Society and the "It was such a surprise," i Y with music, The Norwich Hanover Ladies Benevolent Society. said Karen Giesing. "There ,,][[antique sale on the Community Band played, and The event closed with the are so many who have helped. "j,4[taformal tea served the Thefford Lion's Club traditional candelight vesper Some of the people we knew, '- lllas nearby, served a chicken barbecue, service performed by the but some of them are com- Ji II '' ceremony and a The fair is sponsored by the Camp Farnsworthgirls. plete strangers." , W00lillr00 ii 00ate official to helar Ne .B1ff I#m.i. J Ii e Organizatign e of collated in error for in-town within Newbury Township to the telephone companyare  II",S .. River Valley calls," the organizatiou said. despite agreement that all still being charged tolls for i ltvat ey) is urging Representatives of the calls within town would be toll suchcalls. . __ '.:, m - o bring their telephone company are also free starting Oct. 1, 1979. One resident who sought a refund received severa Road commissioner J Mayette receives keys for from Abe Lewis, sales representative for Chadwick-BaRoss, Newbury Selectmen Kenneth Alger, Sr., and Richard Rosen. host families of the Kwabam Soccer Team in Merksem, a small town north of Antwerp close to the Dutch border. Accompanying the group as chaperones are Steve and Diane Walker, teachers at Woodsviile High School. Next year, the Belgian team will renew acquaintances when they travel to the Woodsville area where local families will serve as hosts and Coach Ackerman will organize soccer matches with youth teams from the North Country. Several of the New Ham- pshire boys will have a chance to practice the French they have studied at school, although the boys in the host families all speak English. The Woodsville group will also hear Flemish in the area of Belgium in which they are staying. The idea for the Belgium trip started when Ackerman had a call from the soccer coach at White Mountain Regional High, asking if some Woodsville players would like to join the White Mountain Soccer Club on a trip to Belgium. Sabena Airlines has for several years arranged for sports and music groups to exchange activities between Belgium and the United States, and this time the airline invited the White Mountain Soccer Club to participate. As it developed, White Mountain could not get enough boys or money together for an August trip and that's when the Woodsville Soccer Club came into being and became the participating exchange team. In all, 11 of the 14 boys are from Woodsville High. The other three are from Lisbon. The group is not sponsored by either school but is a separate organization formed only for purposes of the team ex- change. All members are presently sophomores and juniors. The team will play five or six matches with the youth teams from Merksem, Ant- werp, and other towns. European soccer is aggressive, and so the local team can expect stiff com- petition. Between matches the group has a trip to Paris planned and they will be sight-seeing on the L "SPIRIT OF '81"--Army National Guardsmen from Woodsville form color guard in parade at N. Haverhill Fair. Volunteers are helping clear the debrisoftheburnedhous.e-r-# lie in pla fv, ht rm y so the Giesing's can rebuild, p arm ca ne to a wo and quantities of clothing, linens and other items have RYEGATE CORNER--A this time me invaders are destroy a 16-acre cornfield on Middlebury to spray in- been donated by Orford reenactment of the Great being fought by an aircraft, the dairy farm of Reginald secticideontheadviceofState residents and those from Northern Army invasion of The invaders are army and Stewart White, whocalled Extension Service Agent surrounding towns, and a 1770 is taking place here, only worms .who    ..... ..... . " New Zealand student all their belongings in the fire. m attend BRADFORD--Alison When asked about her in- Brierley, a student from New terests and hobbies, Alison Zealand, is in Bradford for a said, "I like to have a go at Alison Brlerley one-year American Field Service experience, looking forward to attending Oxbow High School and learning winter sports. Alison, 18, is living with the Byron W. Tomlinson family on S. Pleasant Street. She was one of 100 excited students from all over the world who flew from Auckland, New Zealand, one evening early in June. Fifteen hours, one stop,and two breakfasts later; the students landed in Los Angeles to join another 400 AFS students to begin their adventure of living with American families, making new friends, seeing new sights and learning about different cultures. Alison is from Ngongotaha, New;Zealand. is a tall, slim, cheerful curly.haired redhead. She is full of anticipation for what the coming year might bring, such as learning to ski and ice skate and coping with ex- tremely cold weather. She was president of the School Council in her high school of 1,300 students and was in the 7th form, the highest section of the senior class. hundred dollars back from the telephone company, a source said. Another resident said he found 26-cent toll charges on his bill for calls from Newbury to Wells River. POWR Valley wants the PSB to order New England Telephone to refund all such overcharges, rather than just to these who protest to the company, and to stop billing please turn to page 8} Lake group hires deputy anything." Her varied activities at school and her enthusiastic approach to the coming year attest to this fact. She is looking forward to a good senior year at Oxbow High School. Ngongotaha, population 6,000, is a suburb of Rotura, a city of about 50,000 in the middle of the northern isle of New Zealand. The northern island has a varied topography with fine beaches, mountains and flatlands. The weather is mild even in the winter, making it a tourist attraction. The Brierleys have lived there for 10 years. Alison's mother is a shorthand typist and her father owns a hand- craft shop. "He is very good wth his hands," said Alison. He makes many of the products sold in his store in addition to sellingwork on consignment. Her older sister graduated from high school and has moved into her own apart- ment. "On my papers, they gave the size of Bradford. There is a little town way way up (north (please turn to page 8) No .agreement ye00m Odord school ORFORD--School Superin- tendent Hugh Watson says a contract with Orford teachers may not be reached until early October. Negotiations were delayed when the Orford Teachers Association (OTA) postponed the presentation of fact-finder Paul Dorr's report scheduled June 18, and Dorr said he cannot now attend a meeting until Aug. 18. "it will take an estimated seven weeks after fact-finding for both the school board and OTA to review the contracts before agreement can be reached," Watson said. The eTA postponed the June 18 meeting because it was awaiting a court decision on Watson's deletion of some language in the proposed contract. The case is still pending on appeal. in a plane from Dust Air of Philip Grime, "Grit Northern Army,' Oxbow accepts Newtmry settlers when massive invasion occurred POST MILL,S--Members of the Lake Fairlee Association have approved hiring an Orange County deputy sheriff to combat vandalism, driving violations and other offenses in the area. Some 50 residents of Thefford, Fairlee and W. Fairlee attended the meeting July2S. Camp owners and homeowners in the area pledged as much as $100 piece to pay for .regular patrols, and also discussed an intelligence network to provide information on law violations. Flemish coast as well when they travel to the town of Peer. A trip to the mountains will include a visit to a tral> shooting club. They will go to a sports camp for swimming and miniature golf and will see some indoor soccer and a professional soccer game of the Antwerp team. The Journal Opinion will publish pictures taken by the boys during their travels. From Woodsville, the boys are Mike Aldrich, Mike Slayton, Dave Pompian, Kelly Hunt, Shawn McKean, Joe Selucke, Joe Lloyd, Dave Nickerson, Bruce Levasseur, Ron Magoon, and Wade Winchester, and from Lisbon, Jim McLaughlin, Brian Higgins, and Paul Tetreault. roo b/d BRADFORD--The Oxbow School Board has awarded a $385,432 contract to Linc Corp. of Manchester, N.H., to replace a major portion of the Oxbow High School Roof. Linc's low bid was accepted at a special meeting .July 27 after a brief delay to check a suggestion about using a less costly material on the job to lower the cost. School Superintendent John Foutana said the board's consultants, Brown, Rona Corp. of Boston, advised that the suggested cheaper material was not suitable for Oxbow's roof. Linc's bid was accepted with the stipulation that negotiations would be made to lower the cost within the $295,000 bond issue approved by school district voters for the job. Construction is expected to begin this month. Meanwhile, Oxbow officials are awaiting the outcome of their lawsuit against GAF Corp., manufacturers of the original roofing material that developed serious leaks. The suit is pending in Orange County Superior Court. along the Connecticut River from Lancaster, N.H., to AWAITING CON- Northfield, Mass., in 1770, TESTCrowd starts destroying most of the corn gathering for Old Time (please turn to page 8) Fiddlers, Contest at ! , Odord road work ORFORD--ROad Agent Tim Chase has reported that seven new culverts will be installed at an estimated cost of $825 on Baker, Piermont Heights, and Stone Mountain Roads. The new culverts will replace some that deteriorated because of heavy use by logging trucks and others that are too small to hold water. The latter will be Cracker Barrel Bazaar in Newlmry. Newbury celebrates bazaar NEWBURY--The fiddlers fiddled, Dixieland jazz music floated across the green, and people flocked to the roast beef, chicken pie and baked ham suppers in between used in other locations, he said. Chase also reported that an ' estimated $1,300 is being spent for tools, tires and rental equipment needed to work on town roads the rest of the year. He reported on the recent widening of two corners on Blackberry Hill to increase visibility for motorists, and said the Quintown Bridge will be replaced.with a steel girder structure at a cost of about $900 before the year is over. eyeing and buying antiques and crafts and touring many other exhibits. It was the 29th annual Cracker Barrel Bazaar held last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Newbury, which has become a popular event each year for local residents and tourists. Events included an antiques show and antiques auction, numerous crafts displays, an art and photograph exhibition, a concert of renaissance (please turn to page 8) EASY RIDER--Carroll Stoddard, 93, was Honorary Grand Marshall of N. Haverhill Fair parade.