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July 2nd, 2014
BRISTOL — Bristol American Legion recently hosted its annual Ex-POW Banquet for the Vermont Chapter No. 1 Ex-POWs. There were a total of 65 in attendance including nine ex-prisoners of war from around Vermont.
Most of the ex-POWs are from World War II. There is one local Ex-POW, Roger Layn, who lives in Monkton. The rest of the attendees were family and friends of the ex-POWs along with senior officers of the Department of Vermont American Legion.
WEST HAVEN — An action-packed night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car racing this past Friday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway ended with two Addison County winners, Middlebury’s Todd Stone and Addison’s Chuck Bradford.
Johnny Scarborough and Stone split victories in the top-tier Modifieds, Bradford and Kyle Watrous each won Mini Stock features, and Robert Gordon and Scott MacMichael repeated in the Renegade and SK Light classes, respectively.
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.
Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the Oct. 1-7 archery season, or in the Oct. 18-23 regular season.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Brian A. Gebo, the son of Valli Gebo of Vergennes, Vt., has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy.
Gebo is currently serving as a student at the Naval Command College, U.S. Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, R.I. He has served in the military for 22 years.
WOODBURY — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapping Education or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont.
The course will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and will go through the afternoon of Saturday, July 19. It will be held at Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury.
After my first day of kindergarten in September of 2000, I got off of the school bus and exclaimed to my mother, “I saw parts of Ferrisburgh that I have never seen before.”
We finally did it: We hired someone to clean the house.
This was a move my husband had been suggesting for years, mostly as an alternative to having to pitch in more himself. But I wouldn’t consider it.
I’ve always had this idea that people who hire house cleaners are not like us. They buy furniture new. They own the kind of rugs that must be insured. To them, “winter” is not a season, it’s a verb meaning something you do somewhere much farther south.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes resident who brought home four gold medals from the recent regional track and field championships has in the process qualified to compete in the nationals next week.
Ron McConnell won four gold medals in the USA Track and Field Eastern Regionals meet on June 21 at the University of Albany.