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Page 4--JOURNAL OPINION--November 12, 2014 West Newbury Helga Mueller Louise Sandberg Mitzi Queen (603) 272-4359 (802) 439-5563 (802) 429-2316 News from the selectboard mqueen@fairpoint.net The x=,or 01, =sotby eoop,, woro w.,pe.n0 a.o., o,..ny p,agtio ant ext we the New Hampshire Department of snow, but by last Friday only rain had watched with amused astonishment how On Nov. 23, the Samaritan's Purse Revenue Administration at $22.76 per come down. So, no snow, but no this four-year-old held up her hand to Christmas Shoe Boxes will be packed at thousand of assessed valuation, an sunshine either. Dreary day after dreary anybody nearby to show off her ring, the WestNewbury Church. Suggestions increase of 41 cents over the 2013 rate of day. Well, it's November. exactly like ayoung woman who had just for items to fill the boxes are: school ] $22.35. The new tax rate breaks down Bad loeal news. As of this Friday, gotten her diamondengagement ring. supplies, small toys, hygiene items, hardt Good, Local News. to$6.67fortheTown;$1.49forGrafton both Anne Rosten and Brandy Collette Dance historically. A reminder: the candy, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, hair "Stu-'~ent a"ehievements County;S11.99 forthe local portion of are retiring from their post office most unique event of Corinth's 250~ clips, and flashlights. Do not include the school tax;S2.61 for the state positions. The post office is open longer year, an"Old'FashionedNewEngland" liquids or lotions, chocolate, used or Isabella Hotelling-O'Connor, a Corinth resident, began her studies at the education tax. now, and for some reason the USPS dance, willtake place Nov. 14 from 7-10 damaged items, war-related items such Pratt Institute in New York City in the fall semester. ### as toy guns, knives, ormilitary figures. By comparison the 2013 tax rate of decreed that Anne and Brandy could no p.m. at the Corinth Town Hall in A community hall committee has DylanS. GaudetteofPiermont, agraduateofLebanonHighSchool, isanew $22.35 per thousand of assessed longersharetheirtime, andasoflastweek Cookeville.Itwillincludedancesfrom valuationwas $6.91 for theTown; $1.72 it was unknown which individual will Colonial times to thepresent and will be been formedandthe first meeting will be student at Clemson University who is majoring in pre-business. for Grafton County; $11.27 for the local succeed them. Anne certainly deserves to called by the renowned David Millstone on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested portion of the school tax; and $2.45 for retire, and be home more and tend her with live music. There also will be a in the future of the West Newbury Hall is the state education tax. and Rick's farm more, while Brandy dessert break with cake, cookies, coffee encouraged to attend. Taxes are due Dec. 12. wantstobeafuU-timestay-at-homemom andcider. Rev. Cindy Batten will be on TheBoardannouncedthattheywill again.OurmailcarrierRisewillstayon, Tickets will be available from the vacation Nov. 16, and the Rev. David placeaPositionAnnouncementPosting butstill, AnneandBrandy'sleavingisbad Corinth Town Clerk's office during Pruittwillbetheguestpreacher. for a Police Chief for Piermont in the newsforthoseofuswho'veappreciated regular business hours, or by mail from The November meeting of the ValleyNewsandtheUnionLeader. andenjoyedhavingtwomembersofthe Lisa Locke, 7 Locke Place, West Woman'sSocietywillbeonNov. 17at Town news community to serve them. Topsham, VT 05086. Make checks 1 p.m. at Pam Wilcox's home on Plateau Acres in Bradford. Brenda Moore, R.N. Thecommunitymournsthepassing The Cookeviile Mall. It's gotten payabletotheTownofCorinth.Alimited willbespeakingon"SafetyintheHome." oflifelongresidentWilliam"Bill"French, coldnow, andtheMall'swinterhourhas numberofticketswillalsobeavailableat There is still amonthly foot clinic Condolences are extendedto his mother set in: 10-11 a.m. the door. Caroline French and the French family. School soccer. The coaches and International Games Day. Also sponsored by the West Newbury On Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., don't miss the referees who had volunteered their time this Saturday International Games Day Church. This month's will be on Nov 25 piano concert given by Heidi Osgood throughout the soccer season were will fmd libraries across the country and in startingat3:30intheChurch'svestry. A Metcalfatthe Piermont Church.celebrated at a Soccer Recognition and many other countries on all seven registered nurse with knowledge of Seniorluneheons Fun Night a few weeks ago. Special continents (even Antarctica) playing diabetic patients and other medical problems conducts the clinic. She does a TheNov. 18 luncheon at the Orford thanks went to Phys. Ed. teacher Fawn classic board games, card games, great job cutting your toenails, corns and Congregational Church will be chicken, Carter, who, according to WRVS strategy games, and word games. They potato, carrots, salad, and gingerbread principal CarlottaPerantoni, continues will be available at Blake Memorial callouses, andcuticle. She willalsopolish to do an amazing job organizing our Library in East Corinth along with yournailsifyouwish. sports programs." Fawn was already puzzles, computer ~ames, and several Marylou Henderson had a knee amazing when my own children were in new games to experiment with. It'll run replaced on Nov. 3 at DHMC. She came elementary andmiddle school, whichby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages and home on Nov. 5 and is doing very well. now is some 20 years ago. abilities are welcome. She has great praise for the orthopedic Bobette 1802/ 222-5456 Soccer has become remarkably Election results. In Corinth,465 of department. popular. Many parents must be relieved the 975 registered voters cast their Edward Urquhart from Centreville, It is with sadness to report the death the seasonis over, for all the practices and ballots. What follows is an abbreviated VA is visiting relatives in the area on his of Fran Hyde. Fran and her husband games meant many trips in different rundown of the most closely followed way to Maine. Arthur (deceased in 2013) werelocal directions to get their children there in contests. For Congress: Peter Welch Happy birthday wishes to Bill Keck, farmers and incredible community time. Kudos to them, too. 260; Mark Donka 164. For governor: Edith Fogarty, Joy LaShiavo, Candis volunteers. If there were a community Halloween. According to one count Scott Milne 221, Peter Shumlin 195. For Allard, Mary Marsar, and Rudi Muen- need Fran was there to help. Whenever from East Corinth, 142 trick-or-treaters Lt. governor: Phil Scott 277, Dean ster. Fran was involved, her quick wit took swarmed the village that night. Wade Corren 168. For state senator: Mark Halls Lake news: There was real every one to a fun place while work was Piersonhad devised a"haunted bus"near MacDonald 260, Robert Frenier 195. drama on the lake today. A bald eagle done. Our thoughts are with her the fire station that was a big hit. For state representative: Susan Hatch was trying to catch a little brown duck. It Halloween used to be big in Davis298,RamaSchneider(alsoDem.) would sweep down and the duck would Tlae Bradford Farmers Market is Cookeville, but I think the children who 119, and Rodney Graham (Rep.) 171. flap it's wings causing the eagle to veer held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 used to participate, with their parents, in For assistant judge: Joyce McKeeman off. This went on for over an hour. I p.m. in the Grace United Methodist the parade around the green following a 317 and Victoria Weiss 180. SheriffBill believethe eagle gave up and flewaway. Church. fire engine, are now young adults if not Bohnyak was reelected with 346 votes. The last I saw the little duck he was ItisnicetoseeMainStreetbuildings older. SointhispartofCorinthwemade JP's. In addition, the following swimming toward the beach area. While the eagle was in the area, I believe the filling up with businesses. Thanks to the do with nostalgically remembering those Justices of the Peace were elected: duck was afraid to take flight because the owners who are helping to keep funnyparadesandthenthelivelypartiesin Bonnie Blodgett, Steve Long, Joyce Bradford a vibrant Downtown. the town hall. in the water. Though I love seeing the Have you done your RSVP to The "spooky spaghetti supper" at McKeeman, Amy Peberdy, Louise eaglecouldcatchhimeasierintheairthan Sandberg, Laurie Sheridan and Linda eagle, I wish he would stickto eating fish. Bradford Elementary School for their the church that Saturday evening was Weiss. Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 20? The very lively and very well attended. The Lone Star. In spite of a voice RSVP must be completed by Nov. 12. ECCC cooks sure make the best meat clamoring for Lone Star forPresident, our WaitsRi Call 222-4077 for more information, sauce. Most of the servers were dressed waywardrooster didn't even get a single veT The United Church of Christ Game like wizards and witches, but otherwise write-invote for any of the offices. Just as Supper is on Nov. 22. Activities are in they were as nice as can be. well, for likeallchickenshe'samessylittle Lois Butler fuU swing as various volunteers complete Nov. 1 being my dear husband's character, besides being so stubborn in (802) 439-5174 Dana and Julia Huntington pose with springer spaniel Fletcher outside the work for the Supper. birthday, we decided to celebrate at the maintaining his lonesomebachelorhood, of Agway in North Haverhill. Julia was recently elected to the board of church supper, and it turned out our Andmaybehe'snotcutouttobealeader The chicken pie supper at New trustees of the Wells River Savings Bank. offspring who had never before gone to a anyway, whichI decidedwhenI watched Hope Methodist Church was a busy COURTESY PHOTO HOLIDAY MARKET church supper, enjoyed it very much. himbeingchasedbyanotherrooster, place as nearly 200 people were served. CHELSEA-OnNov. 15from9a.m.to2 Especially little Stella liked it a lot. Rather Here's the scoop: one afternoon he This fund raiser helps to pay for the d Th p.m., there will be a farmers and holiday thancollectingcandythateveningshewas followedmeallthewaytothegateofthe winter'sfuel.Thankstoallwhocame. New member electe eater elects market in the gym at the Chelsea School. Over301ocalvendorswillbesellingtheir showered withthe creepy little critters henhouse's large yard, and when I On Nov. 15 there will be a buffet bank board new board products. Children's activities and a chili that were part of the table decorations, openeditandmostofthechickens fanned breakfast at New Hope starting at 4:30 to BRADFORD The Old Church and at one point Rev. Michael Caldwell outtofindnourishmentinthestill-green a.m.forthehuntersandcontinuinguntil WELLS RIVER--Julie Huntington of _. , ---. .... cook-off are the other attractions himselfput a little ring on her finger in the grass, onebigwhiteroosterinstantlywent all are served. The menu includes eggs, North Haverhill has bee e ec n 1 tedtothe l heater s annual meetlng was held planned. afterhim inabighurry, and Lone Starran bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, toast board of trustees of the Wells River on Nov. 2. A new board was voted in If" I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I AN AWARD-WINNING INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER A weekly newspaper published in Bradford, Vermont. Subscription rates-- Vermont and New Hampshire--S25 per year, $16 for six months; out-of-state $30 per year, $22 for six months; senior citizen's discount $3. Second class postage paid at Bradford, Vermont. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Journal Opinion, PO Box 378, Bradford, Vermont 05033 090 Editor/Publisher -~ Connie Sanville Managing Editor-~Alex Nuti-de Biasi Web Site www.jonews.com BRADFORD FAX WOODSVILLE 802-222-5281 802-222-5438 603-747-2907 away from him at an even faster clip. and muffins as well as coffee, tea and Savings Bank. Julie and her husband and members approved a bylaw Imagine a candidate doing that. cold drinks. Take out will be available. Dana Huntington have owned and change to increase the size of the Marilyn and Kerm O'Meara's operated Huntington Agway in North board from nine to 11. Following daughter Eileen and her husband from Haverhill since 1990. the annual meeting, the new board READING AND RHYMES Sanford, ME, visitedthem last week. Julie Huntington also worked for met to elect officers. BRADFORD-A fundraiser for the Old Church service at New Hope starts both River Valley Veterinary Hospital Gloria Heidenreich was elected Church Theater and the Bradford Public at 8:30 a.m. and Ryegate Small Animal Hospital. She Library, "Readings, Rhymes & Recollec- Food shelf hours are Monday, 3 to 4 also serves on the Haverhill Cooperative president and Sheila Kaplow was tions," will be held at the library on Nov. p.m. and Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. School's building facilities and school elected vice-president. Athene 19 at 7 p.m. budget committees. Chadwick is the secretary and Diane News! IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIl~l~ll~lllllI I NOVEMBER BLOOD DRIVE I I Friday, November 14 I 12 Noon to 5 PM I Wells River Savings Bank I 47 Main St., Wells River, VT I THIS MESSAGE BROUGHT TO YOU I BY PEOPLE WHO CARE: I I FARM-WA Y, INC BRADFORD BOTTLE SHOPPE I Route 25, Bradford, VT Main Street, Bradford, VT 802-222-9348 I 802"222-9316 ~ 800-222-9316 **** m www.wellsriversavings.com I ~l 802-757-2361 WELLS RIVER 800-371-2361 OAKES BROTHERS I ....... TellerPhone 802-757-3252 or 888-275-9772 Bradford, VT 802-222-5280 I I ORFORD SERVIcENTER, INC. II 503 NH Route 10, Orford, NH ,c~-"'- T.,_. -~ 603-353-4555 603-353-4330 I I I 176 Waits River Rd., Bradford, VT 802-222-4903 Susan Dyer, DVM www.BradfordVet.com www.facebook.com/bradfordvetclinic Bradford, VT I 802-222-5222. 802-222-2903 I I Your Health. | , o,. , OSPITAL 90 Swifiwater Road. Woodsville, NH 173 Main Street, Bradford, V'I- I I 1~ e,,. ,~s 603.747.9000 802-222-9211 800-654-3344 I Online: www.CottageHospita].org mm m m m m m m m mm m mm m mmm mmm m m m mm m mm m m mmm m m mm m mm mm m m m m mmm Thank Yo "N We want to thank our daughters and grandchildren for our wonderful 60th anniversary party. Everything was perfect, the hall decorated beautifully. Also many thanks for all the beautiful cards, gifts, flowers and money. Most of all, thanks to all who came to help us celebrate our special day. Many thanks again to you all. Mahlon & Junis Thurston J Fray is the treasurer. The technical director and building manager is Paul Hunt. Jim Heidenreich is in charge of publicity and Scott Johnson is the librarian and histo- rian. In at-large positions, Brian Kenyon was elected to serve as at- large publicity member, Robert O'Leary as at-large fund raising, Brenda Danielson as at-large volun- teer coordinator and Brendan Chadwick as at-large props man- ager. Another bylaw change approved was to change the membership year to reflect the calendar year. A lively discussion ensued about member- ship which gave the new board some direction for action on that subject for 2015. Cheryl Boucher of Groton and Barbara Bullard of Woodsville were the two winners drawn to receive a lifetime season ticket. SANTA CLAUS The Operation Santa Claus project marks its 36th year of service to the commu- nity this 2014 holiday season. Because of the continued support of generous donations of area residents, businesses and organizations, many children from lower-income fami- lies have found under their family tree, gifts of warm clothing, safe toys, games, books, arts and crafts and more. Operation Santa Claus members include those who plan, shop, select, and pack these gifts for over 200 children each year. The effort also includes those such as yourself who donate funds for the project each year. Our continued vision is to serve the neediest children of Bradford, Piermont, Fairlee, West Fairlee, Corinth, Topsham, Orford, Vershire and Newbury. These unwrapped gifts are purchased and distributed to the parents in early December. Operation Santa is like many other volunteer groups around the state, who de- pend on your generous support to make our project operate. We are asking for your support now. Many times we hear people say, "I was never asked," so please consider yourself asked. This very worthwhile project relies solely on the generosity of community members and businesses. Please help. Send your contributions to: OPERATION SANTA CLAUS P.O. Box 115 Bradford, VT 05033 Best wishes to you and yours, OPERATION SANTA CLAUS COMMITTEEj