1978

CLAREMONT

In a special session Tuesday the city council approved a five-year lease agreement with the Arrowhead Recreation Area (ARA), which turns over the ski area’s equipment to the city in 109 years. The city has been in negotiations with ARA for the last several months trying to get an agreement, which both protects the city in case ARA should dissolve and gives ARA enough independence to borrow money to install a new poma lift.

Remi Gendron, one of the most senior members of the Congress of Senior Citizens, celebrated his 80th birthday Tuesday. Hailed by Earl Bourdon, president of the group, as having “organized more senior clubs in Vermont and New Hampshire than any other person Gendron was presented with a gift of money by Delia Chartier, representing the Congress.

Almost 50 percent of Sullivan County adults older than 25 have not completed high school, according to1970 census figures. In the state, only Coos County had a higher drop-out rate than Sullivan County’s 48.49 percent. Many adults are embarrassed by their lack of education, according to the Claremont Director of adult education Polly H. Shamy, so the programs are unpressured and low key with attendance kept confidential.

Stanley V. Lumbra, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lumbra, Maple Avenue, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. A 1977 graduate of Stevens High School, Lumbra selected a position in the electronic career field. He departed for basic training recently at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Photo Caption—Women of the Moose, Chapter No. 629, recently held installation of officers. Those installed were, from left, Irene St. Aubin, guide; Catherine Gibson, argus; Joan Dunham, treasurer; Grace Greenwood, junior grad regent; Dorothy Charron, chaplain; Camine Blish, senior regent; Yvonne Come, recorder; Mary Blish, sentinel; Mabel Hadley, pianist and Edith Weller, assistant guide.

NEWPORT

The signs outside Public Service Company’s Guild Road office Friday said, “honk for no nukes” and there was a lot of noise coming from the road Inside the Public Service company of New Hampshire business went on as usual but outside a dozen people demonstrated against the construction of the Seabrook nuclear power plant and construction works in progress charges while promoting conservation and alternative energy sources.

Problems with mail service stops here. That’s a sign we might see soon of the desk of Newport’s new postmaster, Donald H. Cooper, 49, of Lancaster. “I’m going to try to offer Newport the best mail service possible,” Cooper said at the end of his first day on he job Wednesday. “I’m open to anyone who wants answers about their service.” Cooper succeeds Henry Allen Jr. who retired April 21.

Photo caption—New teachers at Newport Junior-Senior High School are from left, Meredith Brown, junior high home economics; Samuel Stark, senior high French; Robert Hyman, senior high science; Nancy Davies, senior high English; Mark Bechtold, junior high science, and Joseph Murphy, senior high English. Missing was Theresa Bickford, junior high English.

At a recent meeting of the Newport Regional React Inc., William Turgeon was voted to the board of directors along with Floyd Currier. Jim McClellan is now chairman of the board, and William Lussier is communications officer. The club accepted Andrea and Thomas Clough’s resignation. Jeannine Grenier was accepted as a new member.

CHARLESTOWN

Pvt. Scott Hill graduated from Ft. Dix Training Center Sept. 10. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hill, Charlestown. A 1978 graduate of Fall Mountain Regional High School, Hill joined the U.S. Army under the delayed enlistment program in February.

George E. Schnare, a native of Andover, is the new assistant principal at Charlestown Elementary School. Schnare grew up primarily in the arctic regions of Alaska. He graduated from Alaska Methodist University in 1969.

WHITE RIVER JCT.

Football fans who hoped to watch Sunday’s doubleheader on the area’s new television station, WNNE-TV, Channel 31, can blame the rain for their disappointment. The NBC affiliate lost to the elements in its gamble to go on the air in early September. The most recent target date for first broadcasting is Sept. 15.

1963

CLAREMONT

Miss Janice Lambert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emile Lambert of 9 West Terrace St., is spending the week in Boston with her sister, Miss Annette Lambert, who was Miss New Hampshire in 1961.

At least 300 persons—mostly young people—gathered at the IGA parking lot Tuesday evening to try their dancing feet at both round and square styled dances. Over the four-hour period they danced and attracted a total of more than 500 spectators. The whole affair, sponsored by the Arrowhead Ski Club, was termed a success by its chairman, Art Keating, and others involved in its planning. Many out-of-towners made up the crowd of dancers and onlookers.

A Claremont man was honored at the recent annual convention of the Knights of Columbus in Milwaukee, Wis. He is Edward L. Loughney, one of the three recipients of the1963 Supreme Knight’s Special Service Citation—the order’s top youth award. The award was made in recognition of Loughney’s efforts in the promotion and development of the Columbian Squires program throughout New Hampshire. The Columbian Squires is the junior organization of the Knights of Columbus.

Excavation and demolition work for Claremont’ Washington Street shopping center will begin next week. The first phase of the project will cost $150,000 and will include foundation and exterior structural work. Total cost of the center, due for completion in late fall, will be about $800,000.

The Rev. Norman S. Limoges of Immaculate Conception Parish, Portsmouth, formerly of Claremont, has been named business administrator of Bishop Brady High School in Concord.

NEWPORT

The Newport School Board is requiring its students to observe a perfect silent mediation and salute the flag. Their Wednesday afternoon ruling does not force anyone to use the Lord’s Prayer in opening school exercises—nor does it prohibit its use. This approach was adopted by the School Board to follow a judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court that makes it illegal to require recital of the Lords Prayer or the devotional use of the Bible in public schools.

The staff and their teaching area in Towle High School is as follows: Howard Kimball, principal; Willis H. Ballou, mathematics; Mrs. Beatrice Bovers, U.S. history and contemporary problems; William Bryant, chemistry and physics; Henry Buinicky, biology and Latin II; Donald Chase, English; Mrs. Priscilla Hastings, commerce; Mrs. Gertrude Heath, commerce; Mr. Ruth Kimball, home economics, Grades 9-12. Mrs. Aurelie Jacques, French; Edwin N. Johnson, English and librarian; Eve W. Spanos, English and Ollie Turpeinen, history.

Thomas Ferriter will succeed John Lord as the 1963-64 president of the Towle High Student Council. Ferriter was victorious over Lawrence Cote in an election. Serving as first vice president will be James Ball; Robert Haservlat, second vice president; Ann Patten, third vice president; Diana Currier, secretary, and Rachel Huot treasurer.

SUNAPEE

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pratt, their daughter, Linda and their son, Michael, visited Mr. and Mrs. R.W. McAllister, Brattleboro, Vt., Sunday.

GRANTHAM

Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Small were Mrs. Everett Emery and daughter, Dawn, of Newport; Police Officer and Mrs. Raymond Reney of Springfield, Vt.; Raymond Banyea of Framingham, Mass.; Mrs. Grace Springer, Newport, and Mrs. Alice Mellor of Laconia.

CHARLESTOWN

Mr. and Mrs. Hurd Smith and family have returned home from a three-week vacation at their camp on Crystal Lake in Enfield.

UNITY

The Library Trustees have accepted with regret the resignation of Librarian Virginia Shute who has moved away. Mrs. Charles Coe of Unity Center has been appointed to fill the vacancy.

ACWORTH

Old Home Day in Acworth this year was celebrated by more than 150 people who gathered in their native town last Saturday. The occasion marked the passing on of a number of older residents and the addition of several new arrivals to some of the families. Hammond A. Young spoke on the old days in his neighborhood of Grout Hill.

CORNISH CENTER

Mrs. Gladys Robinson Ellis of Loma Linda, Calif., was guest of Mr. and Mrs. Norris Weld and called on other relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Deming and Mrs. Herbert Wood, last weekend.

GEORGES MILLS

Mr. and Mrs. John Flaherty Sr., Billerica, Mass., spent the weekend with their son, John, at Ruggles Cottage.

1948

CLAREMONT

Miss Gloria Joyal of 1 Broad St., is vacationing this week at Mountain View Lake with friends from Lowell, Mass.

Wilfred P. Benoit of 102 1/2 Pleasant St., is vacationing two weeks from his duties at the Montgomery Ward Store.

Pfc. Albert Howe has graduated from a radio course at Keio School in Tokyo, Japan, and has been transferred to Yokohama for advanced training. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Howe of Bellic Street.

Mrs. James Skillen and family of 59 South St. have returned from a vacation in Greensboro, Vt. She was accompanied by Dr. Skillen’s sister, Mrs. John McGutgan and her three daughters from Yonkers, N.Y.

Consumer resistance to high meat prices has begun to be felt in Claremont markets, an independent survey of representative stores here revealed today. Hardest hit by Claremont housewives’ resistance to soaring prices sale the small neighborhood markets, one of which reported a slump of “at least 50 percent” in meat sales. Another small market owner said he had discontinued buying all fresh meat, confining his stock to cold meats, bacon and sausage because of buyer resistance.

A program and refreshments for 1,500 children is being planned by the Claremont Junior Chamber of Commerce for its second annual Field Day to be held Sunday at Barnes Park. All youngsters between the ages of four and 15 have been invited to attend the all-day affair, which will include special feature and a schedule of competitive events for which silver dollars will be awarded as prizes.

NEWPORT

Miss Nancy Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Smith of Laurel Street, is visiting relatives in New Haven, Conn.

Mohawk Council 38, Degree of Pocohontas, met Thursday evening in Red Men’s Hall here with Mrs. Stella Parks, Pocohontas in charge. Following the meeting, a social hour was held with piano solos.

Mrs. Jenney Bagley is spending a few days in Northfield, Vt.

The number of cars stopping at the local information booth on the Common during the week ending Aug. 27 showed a 45 percent gain over a similar period last year. Sixteen states were represented by131 cars with Massachusetts, as usual, leading the pack with 38, followed by New York and New Hampshire in their customary place and show spots.

Mrs. Delphine Morin of Newport celebrated her 86th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John E.A. Sloan, in North Swanzey Sunday.

Traffic has been slowed this week on the Newport-Goshen highway as state Highway Department crews cut trees on the east side of the road in preparation for the reconstruction of a four-mile strip.

The director of the newly-announced Lions Club revue, “Fun for You,” Miss Marion Skinner of Grand Rapids, Mich., arrived here Monday and casting for the show began immediately. In charge of the program is a committee composed of C.J. Delvagilo, chairman; Ernest Tarullo and Benedict Zukauskas.

CHARLESTOWN

Mrs. Harold Snow has just returned from visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Mulcahy of Vergennes, Vt., While there they motored to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.

GOSHEN

The Neighborhood Auxiliary met at the home of Mrs. Edwin Chartier Wednesday evening with 21 members present. They were Mrs. Helen Bigham, Mrs. Marion Grant, Mrs. Sarah MacDonald, Mrs. Merrill, Mrs. Evelyn Thurber, Mrs. Gladys Wright, Mrs. Edith Gladue, Mrs. Margaret Gladue, Mr. and Mrs. Ames Trudeau Sr. Mrs. Daisy Ayotte, Miss Theresa Ayotte, Mrs. Mae Lund, Mrs. D. Grenon, Helen and Hubert Grenon, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goyette, Mildred Goyette and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chartier.

CROYDON

The social at the Town Hall last Thursday was well attended with about 50 present. Another social is planned with the entertainment an amateur night.

GRANTHAM

Sullivan County Pomona Grange met with Blue Mountain Grange with an attendance of about 55. The fifth degree was conferred on Mr. and Mrs. William McBain.

WEST UNITY

Mrs. David Barrett are again teach Grades 4, 5 and 6 in Unity Center this coming year. Her children have been invited to sing in Acworth on Oct. 9th at a meeting held there by the club women of this district. The meeting will take its theme from the United Nations. Because Mrs. Barrett’s school children sing folk songs in six languages, the ladies of Acworth have requested their presence.

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