Victor Pomiecko, shop instructor at Stevens High School, was honored by the faculty and administration of the school Monday afternoon at a special gathering. Pomiecko, who has been a teacher for 25 years without missing a day’s work because of sickness, was presented with a watch. Principal Fred Carr and a friend, Raymond LaBouthillier, also a Stevens High teacher, praised Pomiecko for his dedication and service.

Lisa LaClair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice LaClair, 196 Elm St., and a junior at Stevens High School, was elected secretary of the New Hampshire Association of Honor Societies at the spring conference held recently in Manchester. Other Honor Society members attending from Stevens were Carol Anderson, Donald Gobin, Robert Foster, David Cloutier, Danie Alvarez, Susan Williams, Susan Magnuson, Heidi Jangel, Melanie Sanborn, Jane Quelch, Theo Spanos, Eric Costa, Peter Harrigan, Nancy LeBlanc, Patricia Roman, Lloyd Sanborn and Peter Marro.

Any time the Claremont Jaycees care to set up shop selling plaques, trophies and other awards, they have the stock on hand. The club racked up a total of 21 general, special and exceptional recognition awards last weekend at the Jaycee convention in North Conway. The Claremont group is now the largest in the state with a membership of 96. Officers are Arthur LaFlam, president; Don Robertson, internal vice president; Jeff Wells, external vice president; Steve Wood, personnel vice president; Michael Gilbert, internal director; Dennis Desilets, external director; Paul Theroux, secretary; James Butterfield, treasurer, and Victor Jarvis, chairman of the board.

Mayor Charles P. Puksta has proclaimed Saturday as Heritage Conservation Day. Coinciding with the arrival of Chris T. Delaporte, the director of the federal Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, for a look at the city’s effort at revitalization through the preservation of its historic buildings and natural resources, the city has planned a number of activities for Saturday along the theme of Claremont Looks Ahead to Heritage Conservation in Action.


More than 2,000 people turned out Sunday for the annual Anything Goes on the Sugar River Craft Race. Jay Harvey, recreation department director, was pleased with the tremendous turnout at the race. He said there were no injuries, everyone played fair and the people were already looking forward to next year’s race. The defending champs from last year won first place in the Class IV race. Kelly Associates, a real estate company in Newport, won the business and organization race using Styrofoam or similar flotation materials.

The Town of Newport spent $16,272 more than was appropriated for 1977, according to an audit presented to the selectmen Monday night. The $16,272 figure is nearly $3,000 more than over expenditures attorneys for Thomas E. LaClair and nine of his fellow townspeople charged in a letter to the budget committee in early March. LaClair, a former selectman, and associates also charged selectmen with overspending the town budget eight of the past11 years.

The Town of Newport is going to combine its water, sewer and highway departments into one agency called the Public Works Department. Jeffrey Willet, superintendent of the sewer and water departments, will be the superintendent of the combined department. Town Manager James Hannigan announced Willett’s appointment Tuesday.

Newport’s School Board and Board of Selectmen agreed May 1 to explore the possibility of building a garage to serve both, staffed by a certified mechanic. They also agreed to try to obtain the services of an architect who would prepare preliminary drawings for presentation to the town meeting with the understanding he would be retained as architect if the project is funded.


The Sunapee Regional Snowmobile Club installed Marcella Bushway as president recently at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Claremont. Other officers elected at the annual meeting were Wayne Conroy vice president; Julie Conroy recording secretary; Virginia Baker, corresponding secretary; Helen Agan, treasurer; Harold Boone, Claremont, and Raymond Johnson, Newport, new directors; Robert Winn, inventory chairman; Marlene Tait, newsletter chairman; Jeanette Caron, historian and photographer; Richard Nichols, Wayne Conroy, William Baker and Dave Hemingway trailmasters, and Nate Hewes and Johnson, supervisors of the public address system.


Evelyn Howard is visiting her brother and his family, Mr. and Mrs. James Pillsbury and children of Vancouver, Wash.

Mrs. Merton Pillsbury Sr., Pillsbury Road, has returned home after spending the past few weeks with her sisters, Bertha Diamond, Lake Worth, Fla., and Muriel Tooker, Beach Haven, N.J.


The flea market conducted April 22 at the Goshen Town Hall brought in $216. Area dealers and salesmen setting up at the hall were Alice Bruno, Lempster; Adin Tebo, Claremont; Mrs. Justine Cutting, Sunapee; Mrs. McPhee, Claremont; Barbara Butler, Sunapee; Lois Howley, James Carrier and Wendy Clough, all of Newport; Clara Smith, Claremont, and Mrs. Harold Barker, Arthur Nelson, Ievonne Hodgman, and Benes and Mrs. Bernard Richardson, all from Goshen.


Donna Leslie and son, Tom, spent the day, May 20, at Seapoint Beach, Fort McClary, Maine. Their guests included Todd Doiron, Greg Gardner, Nathan Richer and E.J. Welch.

The Good Neighbor Club is planning to have an exercise program. Everyone is welcome and further details may be obtained by calling Donna Leslie.



At the annual meeting of the Twin State Transportation Association held at the Lodge Motel in Bellows Falls Saturday night, Thomas J. Townsend, New England assistant general traffic manager of the Joy Manufacturing Company of Claremont, was installed as president of the association.

The annual bread drive for the benefit of the Claremont Citizens Scholarship Foundation will be held June 8. Through the courtesy of the Goddard Baking Co., which provides the bread, trucks and drivers, a house-to-house canvass of the city will be made by High School students. Chairman of the drive is Philemon Paquette, a former scholarship award recipient. President Harry Rosenberg appointed the following members to the nominating committee: Max Greenberg, chairman; Mrs. Edgar Lord, Robert Averill, Maurice Wernick and William Paul.

Miss Patricia Palin, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aldei Plain of 25 Chase St., Claremont, has been chosen Outstanding Junior by Junior Court Virgil H. Barber 892, Catholic Daughters of America. The Outstanding Junior is rated according to dependability, cooperation, personality, leadership, scholarship, and application to the Junior Program.

The St. Mary Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps will hold tag days in Claremont Friday and Saturday. This is the annual fundraising event for the popular group of young musicians and the proceeds for new uniforms and equipment replacement. The Cavaliers will present their annual demonstration in St. Mary Gymnasium June 2 under the director of Victor Messier who has succeeded Barry Dixon who recently resigned as director.


Photo Caption—Preparing for Dinner Theater at which “The Sound of Music” will be presented on the stage of the Newport Opera House while patrons dine are the hospital trustees. Front row, from left, Gerald Usery, administrator; Jane Rastallis, Cleon Johnson, Lois Elliott Jr. and Albert Gauthier. Back, Gloria McDonough, John C. McCrillis, Neil Buffett, Anthony Kulesza, Mrs. Cleon Johnson, Jack Howard and Mrs. Albert Gauthier.

Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Hanscom and their daughter, Carol, returned Monday from a two-week vacation in Florida where they were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hoover, Miami and Orlando.

Welda Maxham and Doris Cross, operators in the local office of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, are on vacation this week.

A fundraising dinner to support the candidacy of Newport’s Bert Teague for the Republican nomination for Congress will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Schweitzers, Mt. Sunapee. Peter Anastos is chairman of the committee in charge. He is being assisted by Harry Woodard and Howard Bovers.

Fred Bouchard, Claremont, for many years a state trooper in this area, was named an honorary member of the Sullivan County Law Enforcement Officers Association at its meeting in the Winston Hotel Thursday. Mr. Bouchard had served about 40 years in law enforcement, as an officer in Claremont, a state trooper and as a deputy sheriff. Jacob Shulins, Newport, speaker (former municipal court judge), told the gathering that lack of strong parental control was a contributing factor to juvenile delinquency.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hall and Mrs. Pearl Sawyer attended the 75th anniversary of Hopeful Rebekah Lodge in Newport Saturday.

Mrs. Raymond Haven has returned home after spending several days with her sister, Mrs. John Watkins, Allenstown.


Cathy Howard played in the New London High School band in the joint concert with the Poultney, Vt., High School band Saturday night.


Col. and Mrs. A.G. Dingwall have returned home after spending the winter with Mrs. Dingwall’s mother, Mrs. Edward Simonds, Leipsig, Ohio.


Members of the Silver Mountain Grange who will supervised the operation of the information booth this season will open a hobby shop in the other half of the building, Grange Master Elsie Barton announced this week.



Honor students in Grades 1-4 at West Terrace School at the end of the fifth marking period include Donna Peoples, Roger Zerba, Philip Barton, Robert Burns, Nelson Belden, Joan Chrostowski, Christopher Deurell, Edward Forsaith, Janice Saunders and Barbara Sullivan, Grade 1; Lucille St. Cyr, Ronald Stevens, James Mackey, Carol Marra, Rocco-John Tetreault, Stephen Zemianek, Janet Lawrence, William Zotto, Patricia Landry and Paul Marra, Grade 2; Carol Ann Flipowicz, Carolyn Klementowicz, Joyce Kittredge and Patricia Cross, Grade 3, and Cynthia Talbert, Donald Amel, Wayne Bedard, Betty Blanchard, Irene Kukkola, Kenneth Moore, Evelyn Perry and Francis Rozwadowski, Grade 4.

The Rev. Charles E. Dun, former pastor of the Claremont Congregational Church, will be formally installed as pastor of the First Congregational Church at Fair Haven on Sunday.

Harry J. Delorier Jr. was today appointed assistant postmaster at the Claremont office. He will fill the vacancy left by the retirement on Jan. 31 of Arthur E. Howe, who held the assistant postmastership for an extended term of years. Postmaster Charles C. LaLiberte announced the appointment of Mr. Delorier.

John R. Marra has been appointed general manager of the northeastern department of Railway Express Agency, according to H.W. Bean, local agent of the Claremont express office. Mr. Marra will have his offices in South Station, Boston.

Members of the drum corps of Claremont Post 29, American Legion, which makes its first public appearance on Saturday in Concord in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Spanish War Veterans, will leave by bus and private cars it was announced today. With “New Loon” drums repainted to publicize Claremont as “The Ideal City of New Hampshire,” the local corps will comprise 40 men, all uniformed. Carlton Carpenter will act as drum major for the Concord parade.


The First Baptist Church held its annual meeting and election of officers in the church chapel Friday. James Osgood, chairman of the nominating committee, presented the following slate of officers and committees: Edwin Perry, moderator; L R. Cummings, clerk; Nellie Lovejoy, treasurer of current expenses; Mrs. Clara Wright, treasurer of benevolences and Ernest Kibbey, deacon for four years.

John Fairbanks was a weekend visitor at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fairbanks of Pine Street recently. John is a first-year student at the Boston University School of Law.

Advertisement—Small 20-acre farm, new five-room house, modern bath, furnace, electric pump, small barn. Four miles from Newport, $5,200—Terms; Roadside store with five-room house attached, 45 acres land, barn, chicken house, furnace, Price, $5,500, $4,000 cash required. Call or write George R. Dane, Tel. 673-R, Newport.

The Newport Lions Club is rated one of the most active in the United States and deserves high commendation for its work. The compliment was paid the Newport club at its meeting last night by the Lions District Governor, Basil Joannides of Manchester, who was the featured speaker. At the business meeting, King Lion Clinton Barton appointed a nominating committee that included Albert Gauthier, George Smet, John Avery, William Mansfield, and George Edes.

Mrs. Alfred W. Smith has been elected to represent the South Church at the annual meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the Congregational Christian Church, which will be held in Manchester.


Mr. and Mrs. Byron D. Benson returned Sunday from a six-week visit in the south including Bermuda.

Mrs. Elbert Barton is absent from her duties as teacher because of a strained arm muscle.


A school assembly was held Friday with Agnes Footland introducing the eighth grade science class play, “The Story of America’s Railroad.” Carlton Colby was the narrator and other participants included David Bashaw, Elizabeth Royce, Lillian Brooks, Warren Nash, Betsy Frizzell, Raymond Kinson, Clarence Hosley and Wayne Davis.


Two world records were smashed on Lake Sunapee last evening by a pair of Lawrence, Mass., fishermen who landed up with the largest golden trout and the heaviest boatload of trout ever caught. The record-breaking fish, which weighed 7 3/4 pounds and measured 26 3/8 inches, was landed by Louis M. Eidam. Close behind was one boated by Herve Molson, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 26 inches. The two fishermen also landed a pair of 4 1/2 pound goldens and a two-pound salmon, bring the total weight in the boat to 25 3/4 pounds.


Mrs. Martha Frizzell is the modern New Hampshire farm housekeeper personified—but with a broader radius of activities than the average. Because of her outstanding record as a mother and scientific farmer, and for her work in the County Farm Bureau, she has been chosen the typical Sullivan County Homemaker for 1948 for the observance of National Demonstration Week.


The three school board members, Eva M. Gardner, Benjamin Kezar and Bernard Rudner, attended the supervisory meeting in Sunapee May 11.

While the attendance was not large at the dance Saturday evening, sponsored by Beaver Grange, those who were there enjoyed a pleasant evening.


Ernest Tucker has re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He left town Monday for Boston where he expects to remain for a time.

The correspondent is in no way responsible for the repetition of the news, which appeared in a recent issue of the paper.


Mr. and Mrs. Myrl Kidder are driving a 1946 car.

Charles Bannister fell while playing last week and broke two bones in his left hand.

Mr. and Mrs. Bugbee and Marvin Lindsay attended the movies in Lebanon Friday evening.


Mrs. Jeanne Currier has completed her duties in Newport and is now staying with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Collins. She has a position with Mr. and Mrs. Gregory for the summer.

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