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Top Stories for Tuesday January 8, 2008

Will Emergency Bait Rule Become Law?
By Mike Cameron
    The days of heading to a favorite tributary of Lake Champlain to net bait fish for the old “pond box” could be over. if Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department Biologists are successful in their attempts to end the longtime practice of netting wild, native baitfish for sale by bait wholesalers, retailers and private sportspersons.
    Times have changed for fishermen  in Vermont who enjoy using  live bait.
    Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) a disease that is primarily spread from fish to fish has resulted in an Emergency Baitfish Rule that is currently in effect here in the state.

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Middlebury Animal Hospital Receives AAHA Accreditation

    Middlebury Animal Hospital of Middlebury has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.
    Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. In order to maintain accredited status, Middlebury Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by the association’s consultants.
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Helen Porter Receives State Grant For New LNA Training Course

   Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has been awarded a  “Workforce Education and Training Fund” grant from the Vermont Department of Labor  to support three local courses to train Licensed Nurse Assistants (LNA's).
   The $14,000 grant will allow Helen Porter to offer three courses over the next 12 months and train at least 18-24 local individuals as LNA's in hopes that many of these students  will remain in Middlebury and fill positions currently available at HPHRC.
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