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Saturday, December 20, 2008                                                        VOL. IV, No. 15                                                        check our website: greatnorthwoodsjournal.net


                                                                                                                                 “TUBACHRISTMAS in
                                                                                                                                     Colebrook”
                                                                                                                               On Saturday, December 20,                      ticipate in these events simply
                                                                                                                            at 1 p.m., the third annual                       because they have as much fun
                                                                                                                            “TUBACHRISTMAS” concert                           as the audiences.
                                                                                                                            will be presented in downtown                        The Colebrook event will
                                                                                                                            Colebrook, at the Trinity United                  again be conducted by Mr.
                                                                                                                            Methodist Church. The free                        Douglas Nelson, who is former
                                                                                                                            concert, sponsored by the Great                   chair of the Keene State College
                                                                                                                            North Woods Center for the                        Music Department, is a former
                                                                                                                            Arts, is open to the public.                      principal euphonium soloist of
                                                                                                                               Tuba, baritone, and euphoni-                   the 8th Air Force Band, and a
                                                                                                                            um players from throughout                        part-time resident of Colebrook.
                                                                                                                            northern New England are                          Mr. Nelson especially encour-
                                                                                                                            invited to participate in this                    ages local students and teachers
                                                                                                                            unique event. Players gather at                   from area music programs to
                                                                                                                            the church for a morning of                       participate in this unique expe-
                                                                                                                            rehearsal, have lunch provided                    rience. Mr. Nelson has been
                                                                                                                            by the GNWCA and friends, and                     involved with nearly 30
                                                                                                                            then present the concert. Many                    TUBACHRISTMAS events, and
Snow and rain were the name of the game in West Stewartstown on Friday, Dec. 12.                                            TUBACHRISTMAS             players                 TUBACHRISTMAS -------
                                                                   (Photo by Al Demers)                                     travel for several hours to par-                  (Continued on Page 16)


     Lancaster Open Mic is tonight,                                                                                                Our deadline for news and advertising for
                                                                                                                                    next weekʼs issue is Monday, Dec. 22.
    Saturday, Dec. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                     The following weekʼs deadline will be
 at Christ United Methodist Church Hall,                                                                                                      Monday, Dec. 29.
          Main Street, Lancaster                                                                                                    We will be closed on Christmas Day,
                 See you there!                                                                                                              and New Yearʼs Day.


                                                                                                      Last minute shopping idea!
                                                                                                       A great stocking stuffer would be a
                                                                                                       Gift Certificate for a cleaning,
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      Christmas Eve and Christmas services
   LANCASTER — Christmas          Dec. 24, followed by a service of      On Sunday, Dec. 28, there
Eve services at St. Paul's        Holy Eucharist with Special         will be a service of Lessons and
Episcopal Church, Lancaster       Music at 9:30 p.m.                  Carols at St. Timothy's Chapel,
begin with a service of Holy        On Christmas Day there will       Lost Nation, at 6 p.m.
Eucharist    and    Children's    be a celebration of the Holy           For information, one may call
Pageant at 5 p.m., Wednesday,     Eucharist with Carols at 9 a.m.     St. Paul's parish center at 788-
                                                                      4654.
                                                                                     *****
           TOWN OF STARK                                                 Lancaster Congregational
                                                                      Church will have their
         TRANSFER STATION                                             Christmas Eve Candlelight
                                                                      service at 7 p.m. at 142 Main
                CLOSED                                                Street, Lancaster.
                                                                                     *****
    Wednesday, December 24, 2008                                         Jefferson Christian Church
                                                                      will hold their Christmas Eve
                             and                                      service at the Odd Fellows Hall          Brandy Cassady, (left) Branch Manager for the Lancaster
                                                                                                               offices of Passumpsic Savings Bank, recently presented Amy
    Wednesday, December 31, 2008                                      in Jefferson, starting at 5 p.m. A
                                                                                                               Nelson, Lancaster Program Manager for Tri-County CAP,
                                                                      potluck supper will follow at 6
  Business as usual, December 27, 2008                                                                         with a donation for the Stay Warm NH fuel assistance pro -
                                                                      p.m.                                     gram. Amy indicates, “During the 2007-2008 program year,
           HAPPY HOLIDAYS!                                                           *****                     Tri-County CAP serviced 179 households in Lancaster for fuel
                                                                         Christmas Eve Eucharist               assistance. The demand for assistance is extremely high this
                                                                      Service at St. Mark’s Episcopal          year and the contribution from Passumpsic Savings Bank
                                                                      Church at 7 p.m. All are wel-            will really make a difference.” For information on how you
                                                                      come. Corner of Church and               can help contact Tri-County CAP at 1-603-788-4477.

         Warm wishes to all
                                                                      Summer Streets, Groveton. Info:
                                                                      636-1727.
                                                                                     *****
                                                                                                               The future of the Dalton
         this holiday season                                             The Groveton/Stark United
                                                                      Methodist Church will hold
                                                                                                               Town Hall is in question
                                                                      Christmas Eve Services in Stark      The Dalton Town Hall has                            the taxpayers for operating
                  from everyone at                                    at 6 p.m. and in Groveton at      been in continuous use since it                        costs to the Town Hall.
                                                                      7:30 p.m. All are welcome!!       was built in 1845. It has been                            Representatives from several

      Germain’s Satellite                                             Community
                                                                                                        used for Town meetings, munic-
                                                                                                        ipal offices, elementary, junior,
                                                                                                                                                               groups are on this committee.
                                                                                                                                                               They met on December 10th and
                  48 Main Street                                                                        and high school, Sunday school,                        discussed current and future
               Lancaster, NH 03584                                    meals in area                     library, and as a meeting place
                                                                                                        for numerous groups.
                                                                                                                                                               uses of the building, estimated
                                                                                                                                                               operating costs and ways of
              603-788-4766                                                       Tuesdays                  A group of concerned citizens                       funding to keep the building
                                                                         This meal will not be held on met with the Board of                                   open year round.
                                                                      December 23. It will resume on Selectmen after learning the                                 We are looking for input from
                                                                      Tuesday, December 30. Soup Dalton Public Library Trustees                                everyone. Our next meeting is
                                                                      and Fixin’s free soup meal received a notice to move out of                              on Friday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
                                                                      Tuesdays from November the building by December 31st,                                    at the Dalton Public Library.
                                      267 Main Street                 through April, at St. Paul’s and that services to the Town                                  For more information please
                                  Lancaster, NH 03584                 Episcopal Parish Hall in Hall will be terminated at that                                 contact       Terri       Parks,
                                      (603) 788-2719                  Lancaster from 5 to 6:30 p.m. time.                                                      tbparks@earthlink.net John
                                                                                                                                                                                       ,
                                 Toll Free: 877-788-2719              Everyone is welcome to come          As a result, a committee has                        Bean 837-3089, Doris Mitton
                              Email: info@fullerssugarhouse.com       and enjoy homemade soup. been               appointed    by    the                       837-2751 Becky McVetty at
                               Web: www.fullerssugarhouse.com
                                                                      Donations are accepted, but not Selectmen to research ways of                            bmcvetty@earthlink.net  .
         Give the sweetest gift for Christmas                         necessary. To volunteer to help, funding to lessen the burden to
                                                                      contact Lois Cardin at 1-802-
         Pure Maple Syrup from                                        676-3916.
                                                                                                               New Weight Watchers
          Fuller’s Sugarhouse                                            Thursday, December 25

      Customize your own gift set, or select from
                                                                         Community Christmas din-
                                                                      ner from 12 to 3 p.m. at All             meeting place in Groveton
                                                                      Saints Catholic church hall in
           one all ready to go out the door.
       One stop shopping. Let us ship it for you.
                                                                      Lancaster. All are welcome to
                                                                      come enjoy the fellowship and
                                                                                                               through the holidays
                                                                      food. There is no charge for this    Weight Watchers in Grove-                           These meetings will resume in
                                                                      meal. Donations are accepted,     ton will be meeting at Lyne’s                          the Special Ed room at Groveton
                                                                      but not necessary. Anyone wish Salon FX across from the laun-                            High School (front entrance,
                                                                      questions may call Sandra or dromat in Groveton on                                       downstairs, room on the right)
                                                                      Don Doolan at 788-3315.           December 22 and December 29                            every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                        due to the school vacation.                            beginning January 5.
                                                                                      Lancaster
                                                                                      Weather
              Don't be alone                                                          Summary
              on Christmas!                                                 Week of December 7 to 13
                  Please join us at                                   High Week
                                                                                TEMPERATURE:
                                                                                                   54 12/10
                All Saints Parish Hall                                Low Week                      -3 12/8
                                                                      High 1 Year Ago              34
              163 Main Street, Lancaster                              Low 1 Year Ago                -4
                                                                      Normal High                  31
                                                                      Normal Low                   11
          Dinner will be served from                                  Record High                  60 1998
                                                                      Record Low                  -25 1989
              noon to 3 p.m. on                                       Degree Days This YTD      2439                  Next issue will be December 27
                December 25.                                          Degree Days Last YTD
                                                                      Avg. Degree Days YTD
                                                                                                2472
                                                                                                2432                     Deadline is December 22 at 4 p.m.
                                                                         Note: Degree Day Year Begins July 1
             Dinner will include: turkey, ham, stuffing,              & Ends June 30.                                              In this Journal:
               mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls,                              PRECIPITATION      :             Midge's column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 4
                                                                      Total Week                 2.41
                    cakes, pies, and cookies,                         Total This Month           2.69
                                                                                                                 Crossword & games, Horoscopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 6
                   coffee, tea, milk and more.                        Normal This Month          1.28            Bedtime story for children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 6
                                                                      Total This Year          46.65             Rumors, Ramblings and Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 7
                    There is no charge; donations are                 Normal For Year To Date 37.39              Dining Out and Having Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 13
                      accepted but not necessary.                     Total Snow This Month       7.9            Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pages 15 and 16
                                                                      Normal Snow This Month 7.7
                          Please join us!                             Total Snow This Winter      9.8
                                                                                                                 Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pages 14, 15, 16
                                                                                                                 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18
                                                                      Normal Snow This Winter 13.3
                                                                         Note: Melted Precipitation Year         Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 18
                                                                      begins Jan. 1 and ends Dec. 31.
December 20, 2008                                                     Great Northwoods Journal                                                                            Page 3



Lancaster School Parent Advisory Team news                                                                 between school, home, and com-
                                                                                                           munity. A volunteer is someone
                                                                                                                                            tion to any of the monthly meet-
                                                                                                                                            ings, a suggestion box at the
     By Francine Morgan              upon us and many teachers            work that will encourage posi-   who supports school goals and    school, and an email address
   In an effort to support stu-      have voiced concerns over            tive changes.                    students’ learning in any way,   available for any comments,
dents’ academic endeavors, par-      under-dressed students at all           It is the mission of the      anytime, and at any place—not    suggestions, ideas, solutions,
ents, teachers, and administra-      three outdoor times: morning         Lancaster     School   Parent    just during the school day and   and offers ways to get involved.
tion have been working on a few      recess (the time between bus         Advisory Team (P.A.T.) is to     at the school building. The      Please feel free to contact the
initiatives to nurture the “whole    drop-off and school), lunch          facilitate      communication    P.A.T. extends an open invita-   Lancaster School P.A.T. at
child.” The N.H. Commissioner        recess, and at afternoon bus                                                                           lespat@sau36.org.
of Education, Lyonel Tracy,          time. The school hopes to bring
wrote in his August 28, 2008 let-    this issue to parents’ attention
ter to elementary schools,           and help in any way possible.
“Research shows that the most        Don’t forget to look in the exten-
accurate predictor of student        sive lost and found collection!
achievement in school is the            Another area of interest that
extent to which families are able    affects our students’ ability to
to create a home environment         learn is health and wellness.
that encourages learning and         Heidi Barker, the school dis-
become involved in their chil-       trict’s new Health and Wellness
dren’s education, in both school     Coordinator, has been initiating
and community.”                      several strategies to improve
   One of these initiatives          healthy habits both at school
involves the Lancaster School’s      and at home, a comprehensive
nurse’s office. Donations of gen-    program that also involves staff.
tly used coats, mittens, hats,
snow pants, scarves and
                                     Monthly newsletters are distrib-
                                     uted to students and are full of
                                                                             Lancaster Congregational Church
                                                                                         (United Church of Christ)
sweaters have been (and are          information about ways their
still being) accepted to give to     families can add healthy habits                                Join us for our
students that come to school
without proper outdoor wear. In
                                     to home life. Staff also get their
                                     own newsletter with this                          Christmas Eve                                         Parkers Jewelry
                                                                                                                                             Lancaster Hardware
                                                                                                                                                                   Lenny’s Shoe &
                                                                                                                                                                      Apparel
                                                                                                                                                                   Whitefield Hardware

                                                                                     Candlelight Service
                                                                                                                                             Fuller’s Sugarhouse
a conversation with Pat              month’s edition focusing on                                                                                                   Hicks Hardware
                                                                                                                                             Rite Aid              Colebrook Feed
McLean, Lancaster School             staying well over the holidays,                                                                         Kinney Drug           DeBanville’s
Principal, she notes the impor-      stress management tips, and                    Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
tance of fresh air and exercise as   resources available to staff that
an essential part of creating a      encourage fitness. This three-                         142 Main Street, Lancaster
positive learning environment,       pronged approach that supports
but only if students are safe.       the student’s home, staff, and
The cold weather is already          school creates the kind of team-


 Olde Tyme Christmas
    contest resultsSent in by Jackie McKenna
Gingerbread House Contest: a desire to win! May I say
                                    and
   This will be a new favorite for that some of these trees (hint,
Olde Tyme Christmas! The en- hint, hot peppers…) lay down
trants were all amazing! Win- the gauntlet for next year’s con-
ners will all get gift certificates test! Some of us had better get
to the Village Bookstore in started now!
Littleton! Be sure to thank them       The official winners are:
for their generosity.               Original and Best of Theme to
   The Friends of the Library Mrs. Cote’s 6TH grade and Mrs.
chose Lori Shearer’s beautiful Matthews 1ST Grade classes’
gingerbread house as their pick joint effort. From our own North
for the favored one.                Star Lodge #8 and the Olive
   The winner of the adult con- Branch Chapter#1 O.E.S. came
test was Lori Shearer with the The Prettiest Tree! Like a fairy-
most beautifully detailed and tale.
pretty traditional gingerbread         Decorated House Contest:
house! Second place went to            We took a bit of an extra
John Ayers (and family!) with drive around Lancaster this
his gingerbread rendition of the year… just for fun…and I rec-
White House! So clever!             ommend that all of you do the
   In the High School category same! Some of your decorations
winners were: first place: Aman- are amazing out there! We hope                              Santa Claus will be visiting
da Poekert and Jenna Rexford, you will all enter for next year!
second place to Libby Sullivan However, the winners who
and third place to Stephanie entered in the contest are:
                                                                                              Lancaster Hardware
Watkins and Amanda Wingate.            B est o f The me: Cassie
Awesome work girls! In the chil- Gonyer, Winter Street, $100
dren’s division we had three savings bond from Passumpsic
                                                                                                            from 4 to 6 p.m.
winners! First Place went to Savings Bank.
Kate Brown, second place to            P r e t t i e s t :Joyce Dupont,                                        Saturday, Dec. 20
Lilly Brundle, and third place to Portland Street, $50 savings
Keshi and Gopi Dugan- bond from Passumpsic Savings
Hendrickson. These entries Bank                                                                              ALL CHRISTMAS ITEMS
                                                                                                                       HALF OFF!
were all exceptional!                  Jud g es’ C ho i ce: Dennis
   There was one entrant that Downs, Mechanic Street, Snow
was the hit of the Library! Man area rug from The Carpet
Krystal White did a gingerbread Barn
house of Santa on vacation, with       Honorable Mention:Casey                                              Bring the kids to see the jolly old elf!
Santa out on the beach sun- and Travis McMann, Middle
bathing! This gingerbread beach Street, $25 gift certificate to                                            Extended Holiday Hours for your convenience!
hut got the Librarians Award, New To You                                                                                      Call for details!
and a cash prize!                      Honorable Mention: Dean
  Decorated Christmas Treeand Evie Wesson, Summer                                                                            788-4445
            Contest:                Street, $10 gift certificate to
   Okay…the competition was New To You                                                                      Lancaster Hardware
fierce here! All of the trees                                                                                    200 Main Street, Lancaster, NH
showed time, effort, creativity, Contest winners------------
                                     (Continued on Page 19)
Page 4                                                                       Great Northwoods Journal                                                              December 20, 2008




                                      Say, did you hear about
                                             the time…
                                                     By Ed “Midge” Rosebrook, Jr.

                … a little boy cried when leaving church?
    The time was Christmas Eve           year-old spend his Christmas          Michael could see baby Jesus.
in 1960. Our Catholic mother for         Eve. Let me think now.                With his tiny arms reaching up
the last few years had decided           Hmmm…don’t           rush      me.    from out of the straw and wear-
that it wouldn’t be Christmas if         Hmmm, well (yawn). I’ll               ing a golden halo around his
we didn’t attend midnight mass.          a…(yawn); shhh, I think I’m           head, the baby Jesus was able to
As if it weren’t bad enough for          asleep. (Poke)                        put a calm over all of us. I real-
my little brother, four, my sis-            “Edward, wake up,” my              ized then, that it’s his birthday
ter, seven, and me, nine years           mother whispered. “Here’s a           we’re celebrating. The Savior of
                                                                                                                    Morrison Wrap Artists, from left to right: Adrienne Harris,
old, respectively, to try and get        quarter for the basket.”              mankind had to sleep on a bed of
                                                                                                                    Ida Gallinelli, Jeanette Boyce, Marion Sneider, Eleanor
to sleep knowing Santa Claus                “Wha, wha, oh yeah,” I mum-        straw in a stable full of animals    White, and Muriel Johnson. (Photo by Lance Williamson)
would be coming soon; but now            bled.                                 and here I was complaining of
just as we finally do fall asleep,
we’re abruptly awakened and
                                            “Here’s one for Michael,” she
                                         whispered again. “Make sure he
                                                                               getting up out of my warm, com-
                                                                               fortable bed, just one night of      Gifts from Santas at Morrison
told we have one half hour to
dress for church. Our eyes felt
                                         doesn’t drop it.”
                                            After two hours of our
                                                                               the year. In a few minutes I’ll be
                                                                               back home sleeping soundly. It       going to families in need
like they were full of sand, our         church’s greatest night of the        took the innocence of a four year       WHITEFIELD — Morrison              holiday,” she said.
brains are trying to sort out            year, we start to file out. As we     old to wake me up out of a self-     residents, and employees, have           It didn’t take long for what is
whether we’re still dreaming or          get near the exit, my little          ish sleep and show me the real       teamed up with the New                now being referred to as The
is it more like a realistic night-       brother Michael tugged on             meaning of Christmas.                Hampshire Catholic Charities          Morrison Wrap Artists, to take
mare.                                    mother’s wool coat saying,               Thank you, little brother! I      in a gift-giving program for local    center stage and show off just
    We closed our eyes and nod           “Mommy, I want to see baby            needed that!                         families.                             how creative one can be in wrap-
back into nothingness. Yes, oh           Jesus.” She didn’t respond, but          — Comments may be shared             For weeks a busy team of           ping a gift. Like Macy’s gift-
yes, where was I before the              slowly made her way toward the        by writing to Midge Rosebrook        Secret Santas at The Morrison         wrapping       department      on
interrup… “Come on! You kids             door.                                 at 25 Hill Street, Lancaster, NH     nursing home have been open-          Christmas       Eve,    elegantly
need to wake up! We won’t get               “Mommy, I want to see baby         03584 or c/o Great Northwoods        ing their pockets and buying          wrapped gifts were being
good seats if we get there late!         Jesus!” Michael exclaimed.            Journal, 76 Mechanic Street,         clothes, games, and even MP3          churned out at Elf speed. When
Your clothes are all laid out for           “Shh, don’t yell in church         Lancaster, NH 03584 or by            players for families in need of       Marion Sneider was finishing a
you! Edward! You make sure               Michael,” she whispered in his        email to greatnorthwoodsjour -       help. According to The New            knot on one of the bows, she
Michael gets dressed! I’ll tend          ear. “Daddy’s waiting for us out      nal@verizon.net.                     Hampshire Catholic Charities,         quipped, “finger!” and Eleanor
Patty Anne!”                             in the car.”                                                               the yearly gift-giving program        White didn’t hesitate to assist.
    Ahhh yes, those fond memo-              Michael’s little face started to                                        has grown from 15 families to            Rather than listen to holiday
ries. That 20° below zero slap in        pucker up and he began to cry,                                             over 600 families in the pro-         music, the residents of The
the face as we stepped outside.          “But Mommy, I want to see baby                                             gram’s 27-year existence.             Morrison chose to sing instead.
And who can forget midnight              Jeeeesus.”                                                                    In its fifth year of participa-    “I forgot how much fun wrap-
mass with everyone dressed in               “Oh jeepers Michael,” Mom                                               tion, Morrison residents gath-        ping gifts can be,” said Adrienne
their finest Christmas attire,           whispered. “We’ll have to wait                                             ered in the entertainment room        Harris, “why aren’t we wearing
packed in their pews tighter             for the people to leave, before we                                         at Sartwell Place Assisted            Santa hats?”
than cluster flies under a loose         can get over to the manger.” So                                            Living to wrap gifts—it was an           It just goes to show, one
clapboard. The coughing, the             mom had us stand off to the side                                           added dose of cheer for the resi-     shouldn’t second-guess placing
sneezing, the babies bawling,            and when the aisle cleared                                                 dents. “We like to get involved       ribbon and razor-sharp scissors
the sweet smell of insense. What         enough, we walked back up to                                               with things that allow us to give     in the hands of the elderly—
better way could a sleepy nine-          the front of the church so little     This is Snoopy. He is a four-        back to families in need,” states     they know exactly how to use
                                                                               month-old lab hound mix              Jeanette Boyce, a resident of         them. Especially when it comes
    Health & Wellness Corner                                                   who is full of puppy energy
                                                                               and is ready to go to a home
                                                                                                                    The Morrison. “It’s such a won-
                                                                                                                    derful time of the year and we
                                                                                                                                                          to wrapping gifts for families in
                                                                                                                                                          need.
             By Melissa Loper (Mother Knows Best)                              with lots of love to give. For       should all be having a happy
                                                                               more info contact Above the
                                                                               Notch Humane Society at
                     Food for thought                                          802-892-5300.
   “If you overfeed your body, you clog it up.”
                                                                               Local business owner stimulates
                                                                               economy one window at a time
                                                                                                                                                          immune to the economy’s strug-
                                                                                     By Andrea Osmun
                                                                                                                                                          gles. Her sales have been falling
                                                                                       Reprinted from
                                                                                                                                                          since 2007, she said. But she felt
                                                                                   The Conway Daily Sun
                                                                                                                                                          that if she didn’t take action to
                                                                                  JEFFERSON — Jo Huot,
                                                                                                                                                          help the situation, it just might
                                                                               owner of Mount Washington
                                                                                                                                                          get worse.
                                                                               Valley Windows, recently came
                                                                                                                                                             “That’s the point: I can’t
                                                                               up with her own economic stim-
  Great Northwoods Journal                                                     ulus plan, which she hopes will
                                                                               spread among businesses in the
                                                                                                                                                          (afford to do this), but someone
                                                                                                                                                          has to help,” she said. “I don’t
                      Established August 11, 2005                                                                                                         know how long I can do this, but
                                                                               area and eventually across the
    “A solid advertising tool for area businesses”                                                                                                        we can’t wait for (President-
                                                                               country.
                                                                                                                                Jo Huot                   Elect Barack) Obama to come in
   Postage Paid at Lancaster, NH and at additional mailing offices.               For every window someone
                                                                                                                                                          on January 20.”
    76 Mechanic Street, Lancaster, NH 03584                                    purchased at her store, Jo will
                                                                                                                                                             She recalled a recent visit to
 TELEPHONE: 603-788-2660 FAX: 603-788-4470                                     give a $20 gift card for redemp-     paying off debts, rather than
                                                                                                                                                          a local supermarket, which had
                                                                               tion at another store. She got       spending it in stores.
                 Lyndall Demers, Editor                                                                                                                   only a few cars in the parking
                                                                               the idea early one morning              So, rather than giving her
                                                                                                                                                          lot on a normally busy evening.
             Sandra Challinor, Receptionist                                    when she was loading a wood-         customers a $20 bill for each
                                                                                                                                                          Looking down the aisles, Huot
      Al Demers, Driver Tracy Rexford, Webmaster                               stove and listening to economic      window they purchase, thus giv-
                                                                                                                                                          said she wondered where all of
                                                                               statistics on the news.              ing them the right to choose
      Website: www.greatnorthwoodsjournal.net                                                                                                             the groceries would end up if
                                                                                  She said the economic stimu-      what to do with the money,
                                                                                                                                                          people didn’t buy them.
                                                                               lus package, which was dis-          Huot decided to give out $20 gift
              Email: greatnorthwoodsjournal@verizon.net                                                                                                      “If people kick back on every-
                                                                               bursed among U.S. citizens ear-      cards.
 All advertising accepted with the understanding that responsibility                                                                                      thing, where’s this stuff sup-
                                                                               lier this year, did not make a          “A gift card goes out to anoth-
         for errors extends only to correction of the portion                                                                                             posed to go?” she asked. “If you
                                                                               dent in the economy because          er store,” she said, “I can control
                        in which error occurs.                                                                                                            don’t start pumping back in (to
                                                                               many people did not spend the        where (the money) is going to.”
                                                                                                                                                          the economy), we won’t have
                         Printed weekly at                                     money as it was intended. She           Huot said her business,
                                                                                                                                                          stores. We need to get on board.
            Upper Valley Press, Inc., North Haverhill, NH                      said many people, who were           which includes a windows, bath-
                                                                                                                                                          This is ridiculous.”
     We reserve the right to reject or cancel any advertising at any time.     struggling with money as it was,     room and kitchen showroom, a
       Subscriptions outside our regular mailing area are:                     used their share of the economic     coffee shop, a citrus grove and       Economic stimulus -------
           $39.00 for 26 weeks; $78.00 for one year.                           stimulus package for savings or      an organic garden, has not been       (Continued on Page 19)

				
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