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Sharing Memories On Farm Life With Joyce Guillemette
By Cookie Steponaitis
Joyce Guillemette has a bright smile, firm handshake and effervescent personality. Joyce was born in Essex Center in 1927 about halfway in the middle of thirteen brothers and sisters. She was raised on a farm, learned to milk cows, feed calves, garden, cook and can and how a family functions as a tight unit. She was raised to “get along” with others to hear her tell it and to “get along in life.” While the world may have changed drastically around her, Joyce is delighted to report she grew up on a farm, married a farmer and brought her children up how she grew up. The words that best describe it, to quote Joyce are, “close, work, learning something new every day.”
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Vergennes Lions Club Holds Speak Out Contest
By Cookie Steponaitis
The Vergennes Lions Club opened its doors for the annual high school speech contest this week with the theme ‘We Serve’. The contest is held annually and based on the message of the International Lion’s Club president of that year providing contestants with five-seven minutes to speak on the topic and share their stories and visions for how service to others can evolve.
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