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by Ed Ballam River Bend student picked November 12, 2014--JOURNAL OPINION--Page 9 as statewide officer BRADFORD Samantha Fandino, Senio r sce n e an Oxbow High School senior and River Bend Career and Technical NORTH HAVERHILL--OnNov. 20, there will be aThanksgiving celebrationat Center cosmetology student, was Horse meadow Senior Center. Trudy and the Pioneers willplay music followed by recently chosen to serve as the vice a traditional Thanksgiving feast. president of SkillsUSA for the state On Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., enjoy being a "Pampered Chick,"just in time for the holiday. by Nessa Flax of Vermont. She was one of four Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec. 7. Call the senior center at students selected to serve as (603)787-2539tomakeanappointmentwithDebbieWhitaker, HMSC scertified RYEGATE--Inaprocessthattook The board also agreed to work SkillsUSA state officers. Her re- Medicare counselor. Yhe opportunity to make changes on a plan is only available over an hour, the Ryegate together with the South Ryegate sponsibilities will be to know and once a year. Selectboard and the South Ryegate Neighborhood Watch group regard- understand the duties of the presi- Anne Foldeak will lead Tai Ji Quan classes to promote better balance. The Neighborhood Watch group reached ing possible grant applications agreements regarding placement of which could help defray costs of dent so she would be able to serve in activities can be done sitting or standing or using a chair to balance. The classes will the event of the president's absence, be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. NORTHHAVERHILL--Anunlikely the group's signs and taking steps tackling drug and crime issues. For the next year, the students ThereareanumberofregularweekdayactivitiesattheHorseMeadowSenior discussion about the suspected towardanincreasedpresenceoflaw Throughout the meeting, resi- harmful effects of hand soaps, enforcement in the town.dents and board members noted that will travel to events across the state Center. On Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, Bone Builders meet at 9:30 a.m. cleaning agents and air fresheners The discussion at the Nov. 10 problems related to drug use are not to talk about career and technical At 12:30p.m. onMondays, Hearts and Hands quilters meet. On Tuesdays, the breakfast coffee shop is open from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the Nifty Needlers group captivated the attention of the selectboard meeting often featured unique to Ryegate. This is a problem education, including sharing infor- meets from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The writers= group meets at 10:30 a.m. on mation about SkillsUSA. As a Wednesdays and there is a Bingo game at I p.m. On Thursdays, Barb has an art Haverhill School Board at its strongly worded statements by throughout Vermont, which many nationwide partnership of students, class at 9 a.m. and at 12:45 p.m.,there willbe line dancing. At 1 p.m. on Thursdays, meeting Monday night, selectboard members and residents, small towns are addressing. In fact, a instructors and industry leaders Dan will be setting up cribbage games. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Jennifer Jalbert, a Pike resident but a spirit of respectful collabora- neighborhood watch group has and concerned parent, asked for tion was clearly evident as the need recently been formed covering the working together, SkillsUSA helps 11:15 a.m., live music will be played. On Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., time before the school board to talk to deal with drug and drug-related towns of Bradford, Newbury, and students discover and grow their mahjongg is played in the library. about"district cleaning supplies." crime was addressed. All decisions Wells River. The South Ryegate career passions while helping every Almost every day at HMSC, a vegetable, salad and dessert are served along Jalbert said she is concerned made by the board were unanimous, group has planned a Dec. 12 meeting student excel in technical, skilled with the other menu items. On Nov. 13, p.ork roast with apples and onions is the featured menu item; on Nov. 14, there w~ll be sweet and sour meatballs. On Nov. about the fragrances and skin At the Oct. 29 board meeting, the for the two groups to share 17, macaroni and cheese will be served; on Nov. 18, barbecued chicken will be featured. The menu onNov. 19 includes creamed chipped beef over patatoes. For more information, call (603)787-2539. ### BRADFORD--Bingo games have started every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open for the games at 5:30 p.m. Drinks and food will be available during the games. Volunteers are needed to help with the Bingo games. If interested, contact the senior center. irritants in the products used by the neighborhood watch organization information and resources. school district and the affects they sought permission to place their have on students, bright red signs on town property. "It's their indoor air environ- Although the group began in South ment seven hours a day, five days a Ryegate, their membership and Maple producers surveyed week," Jalbertsaid. efforts have grown to encompass Jalbert, who is also a consultant the entire town of Ryegate. about climate change Volunteers are still needed in the kitchen for Tuesdays and Thursdays. If for Norwex, a company that pro- Board member Paul Keenan and BURL1NGTON--A survey was sent interested, call or stop by the senior center. duces chemical-free cleaning prod- board chair Andy Smith explained to about 1,300 maple producers in On Wednesdays at 7 p.m., the East Corinth Cribbage Club will be hosting games ucts, proceeded to demonstrate a that although the town has a right-of- New York and Vermont in October. at the senior center. The cost to play will be $2 for the night. All levelplayers are "micro fber" cloth on a table in the way along roads, that property is Responses to the survey questions welcome to attend. A raffle drawing will be held on the last Wednesday of each cafeteria using raw chicken. After owned by the landowner. This fact will help researchers better under- month. For more information, call Sally Osgood at (802)222-5756. smearing the chicken on the table, was incorporated in the final motion stand maple producers' views and On Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the senior center, there is a Weight Watchers meeting. The computer class will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. she usedthe cloth with water she had Keenan made on the matter, concerns about climate change and On Nov. 13, liver and onions are featured along with mashed potatoes and been drinking from a stainless steel For a two-month trial period, the the potential impacts climate varia- SAMANTHA FANDINO spinach; on Nov. 14, baked stuffed haddock, mashed potatoes and Brussels water bottle, neighborhood watch group is per- tions could have on them and the COURTESY PHOTO sprouts will be served. OnNov. 17, baked chicken, mashedpotatoes and carrots To prove the cloth had cleaned mitted to put up six to eight signs maple industry, will be on the menu. On Nov. 18, there will be a lunch buffet; on Nov. 19, fish the surfacewithjustwater, Jalbert throughout Ryegate on wholly- Producers are asked to corn- and service occupation instruc- chowder and veggie subs will be served. Dessert is served every day. used a solution to test for the owned town property. But signs on plete and return the survey by Dec. 5 tional programs. For more information on any of the above, call (802)222-4782. presence of proteins, right-of-ways must receive the in the postage-paid envelope pro- In addition to her SkillsUSA Interim School Superintendent landowner's prior permission. The vided. Preliminary results will be responsibilities, Fandino works at a Dr. Donald LaPlante said he had board will then reassess sign announced by next spring with a local business and maintains a good HAVERHILL SELECTBOARD BMU SCHOOL BOARD been doing some research on the placement at their Jan. 10 meeting, free, online report available by late grade point average at school. At NORTH HAVERHILL-The Haverhill WELLS RIVER-The Blue Mountain River Bend, she is studying cosme- Selectboard will hold its next regularly Union School Board w!ll hold its next microfiber cloth and said it merits Smith and Keenan felt the trial summer. period provides an opportunity to The questionnaire was sent to working in that field as her career the Morrill building 7 p.m. at the school library. fur ,,,erinvestigation, tology and plans to continue scheduledmeetingonNov. 17at6p.m.at regularlyscheduledmeetmgonNov. 19at 'There seems to be strong determine if the signs cause sugarmakers in the northern forest support for microfiber cloths as an difficulties for road crews and for region, which includes Caledonia, path. alternative cleaning product," residents to respond to the signs. Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orleans Skills USA Vermont officers LaPlante said. He added the biggest The latter was important to and Washington counties in Ver- work together to develop engaging "- battle proponents have is convincing Smith, who said he'd received mont. educational conferencesformem- 5"PERSON SPAS users that it really works, confidential complaints from a few For more information, email bers statewide. They also visit He said Hanover school district residents who object to the signs, lisa.chase@uvm.edu, business, industry and legislative STARTING AT recently introduced microfiber When asked what their objections representatives. By using effective cloths into its cleaning regimen with were, Smith said they felt the speaking and facilitating tech- success, placement of signs constituted a BRADFORD SELECTBOARD niques, the SkillsUSA Vermont Newly appointed Haverhill "witch hunt" [of suspected drug BRADFORD-TheBradfordSelectboard leaders promote a message of School District School Board dealers] based on "scuttlebutt." He will hold its next regularly scheduled career-readiness using their own meeting on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the leadership skills to prepare them- Member Sarah Young-Xu, who is went on to say however, that he felt Bradford Academy building. also a medical doctor, said society this impression was based on a lack selves and others for future careers. in general is perhaps too obsessed of information about how the with chemicals for cleaning, neighborhood watch group oper- "We are over sanitizing every- ates. We d urasport SPAS Have a Great Selection.' Complete Sales & Service at I ..... 1238 Memorial Drive I St. Johnsbury, VT I ,riO9-- 74.8-48S3 | www.clearwaterpoolsvt.com I zlear Water Pools WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED! 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If anyone is being targeted, Bone Young-Xu saidunless each child said, she feels it is herself and her had a personal cleaning crew, it family. A number ofsigns have been would be virtually impossible to destroyed and the remains dumped stop the spread of flu through a at their farm. school. Board member Claudette The board was intrigued by the Sortino responded, saying destroy- product and the other solutions ing the signs is "breaking the law" Jalbert said she had available, and if perpetrators are caught "there Jalbert said she wasn't there will berecriminations." trying to sell the board on any Regarding increased law en- particularproduct, but would appre- forcement for Ryegate, Smith ciate the opportunity to work with reported that he had been playing the school district as an independent telephone tag with Lieutenant Fred consultant forNorwex. Cornell, commander of the Ver- The board instructed LaPlante to look further into the proposal, particularly checking out whether using microfiber cloths would pass muster as a cleaning solution for the school district. Jalbert said her company has a variety of other products for air freshening and enzyme deodorizing. She said, however, that she didn't want to focus on just what she has available, rather she wanted the topic to focus on what the school could do to improve the health and safety for all students. Ed Ballam can be contacted at eballam@jonews, com. mont State Police barracks in Bradford. Through messages, Cornell has indicated he would be happy to sit down with the selectboard to discuss such possi- bilities as contracting for more town coverage from the state police or hiring retired state troopers. These options would potentially be less expensive than hiring a town constable. Smith said he intends to invite Cornell to a selectboard meeting. 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