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Two New Green Mountain Girls Are Selected
By Cookie Steponaitis

On April 25th at Barre Opera House, a crowd of over 300 gathered and cheered on their favorites in the quest to become the new 2015 Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen. When the interviews, lifestyle/fitness, talent evening wear and on stage questions were all done and tallied, two new faces join the list of 71 who have earned the titles and have served Vermont at the Miss America Contest in Atlantic, City and the Miss America's Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Florida. Twenty- three year old Alayna Westcom, who hails from Bakersfield, Vermont was selected as Miss Vermont 2015.

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Hands And Heart: Sharing Memories With Carl And Ruth Bull
By Cookie Steponaitis
Firmly convinced their sixty-seven years of marriage is not worthy of news because they did not do “anything famous,” the Bulls were at first skeptical their lives would be something people would want to read about, but as both shared memories spanning eight decades about Ferrisburgh and Addison County the pair kept coming back to two themes - working with their hands and working with their hearts.  [ more ]

Barbara Rice Celebrates A Milestone And Joins The Century Club
By Cookie Steponaitis
There is a new club in America that is gaining members but is quite unique in its membership requirements. Instead of age restrictions or limitations it is age encouraged and in order to join this unique group of Americans and citizens worldwide, you have to pass one simple qualification. You have to live to be one hundred.  On Sunday, April 19 Barbara Rice earned membership and was astonished at the hubbub that her birthday seemed to cause.  [ more ]

Jim Ryan Will Be Flyin Again This Summer At Devil’s Bowl
By Mike Cameron
It's been 5 years since #60 has fired-up with Flyin' Jim Ryan behind the wheel.  Well wait no more Ryan fans, Jim is back, with a new car, a new crate engine, and plenty of experience and cautious enthusiasm.  Jim will be racing on clay and asphalt during the summer stock car season at Devils Bowl Speedway on Route 22A in West Haven Vermont. 
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