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Home Is The Heart: Turning 90 With Lois Osgood
By Cookie Steponaitis
I am very fortunate to have been able to meet Lois Osgood in her home in Vergennes. It is one of the greatest ‘feel good’ experiences that anyone can hope to have. Lois radiates health and a sense of happiness that comes from within and her home, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are her heart and her heartbeat. She approaches her birthday on April 19th with a sense of fun and a love of her home and community. “I have been in this house for over 56 years,” she shared, “and I plan to be here for some more.”  [ more ]

Brook Connor Of Bridport Third In National Legion Oratorical Contest

Brook Conner, a senior at MUHS who is from Bridport, proudly represented Middlebury American Legion Post 27 in the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. The contest took place this past Sunday at the IUPI University Place Conference Center in Indianapolis.  Brook finished 3rd out of a field of 53  competitors and earned a $14,000 scholarship for her oration “Putting Together the Constitutional Puzzle”.  An $18000 scholarship was awarded to the first place winner, Victoria Black from Iva, SC.  Finishing second and receiving $16,000 was Elizabeth Blessing Auburn, AL.  Both Black and Blessing were home schooled.
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MVFD Looking For A Few Good Men And Women
By Mike Cameron
Wanted: People who are willing to run into a burning building when everyone else is running out to get away from the fire.  People who are willing to put personal discipline above personal preference.  People who enjoy helping others in their community.  If this rings a bell for you.  Middlebury Fire Chief Richard Cole is a man that you might want to have a cup of coffee with.  [ more ]

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