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Vergennes Chapter FFA Members Win Honors At Vermont Convention

    Members of the Vergennes Chapter of FFA won many honors at the State FFA Convention held in Colchester, May 24 & 25, 2006. Most will advance to national competitions this fall.
    Travis Simpson won the State Star Green Mountain Degree in Agricultural Placement for which he received a plaque and $300 award. This award is sponsored by Dupont Company; USDA Farm Service Agency as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Travis also won $250 and plaque for winning the State Floriculture Placement Award. Both of these awards will be competing on the national level.
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The Life And Times Of Ernie Malzac
By Larry Johnson
    Ernie Malzac is the quintessential Vermont Yankee, the kind of practical genius I would want along if I were roughing it in the Alaskan wilderness. He is the kind of hands-on-pragmatist, representative, I believe, of who we are as a people.
     Ernie was born January 8, 1933, on Munger Street, in a little brick house just north of the Middlebury town line in New Haven.  Nineteen thirty-three was, he was told, the coldest winter anyone could remember. It was also the heart of the Great Depression, and Ernie remembers only too well how difficult the times were as he was growing   [ more ]


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