Fraternal News

BARRE — Barre Lodge #1535 was the site for the Barre Area Veteran's Council Veteran's Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 7. Over 200 people attended the roast turkey dinner, served by volunteers and students from Spaulding High School. Veterans were the guests of the Council. Proceeds of the evening were donated to Fowler's R&R Ranch Corp. which provides assistance to returning soldiers in their transition to civilian life by providing a low-stress working and living environment with mentoring in technical skill building. Specifically, we specialize in agriculture, farming, and gardening as well as other hands-on activities and learning opportunities surrounding farm work and local business.

The Barre Area Veteran's Council is comprised of volunteers from Barre Legion Post 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 790, Barre Lodge of Elks #1535, American Legion Auxiliary Post 10 and Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War.

Cadet Captain Caleb Carrien, a Spaulding High School senior, was recognized at Barre Lodge as the JROTC Student of the Month. As Cadet Captain, Caleb oversees all operations and training in the battalion. His future plans include attending the University of Maine in Orono to studying biology and work with conservation efforts of endangered animals. In addition, he will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserves after college.

Around Town

LOUDON, N.H. — Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter distributed grants totaling $55,375 to 51 charities to help 59,329 children across New England, including the Vermont Food Bank in Barre and Easterseals Vermont in Berlin.

JOHNSON — Vermont Electric Co-op tips on staying cyber-secure this holiday season include:

Beware of phishing emails that appear to be from retailers. Take the time to inspect links (or hover over them) to check they are legitimate to verify they go to the true vendor site, or simply take the time yourself to navigate to the site by typing the URL (or a search) into your browser. Shop on established sites that you trust.

Avoid apps for smart phones that promise savings that appear too good to be true. An increasing percentage of these apps are actually built to harvest sensitive information. Only download apps from established sources such as Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Avoid shopping on smartphones, if possible. Browsers on phones frequently can’t show the URL, and it’s easy to be tricked into visiting a risky site.

Beware of clicking on ads during this time of year. The shopping season brings many false advertisements designed to entice your response. Clicking an ad may actually lead you to a site that has been built to capture your financial information.

Pay particular attention to your credit card and bank accounts, so that if fraudulent charges are made you can take quick action. Set alerts on credit cards and bank accounts where possible. Some institutions can flag international charges, or charges above a certain amount, for example.

Be especially cautious of new technology products that contain cameras and/or microphones. Often security is weak and you may put your privacy at risk.

Births

Copley Hospital

A boy, Isayha Wendall Earle, was born Dec. 2, 2019, to Ashley Norway and Jacob Earle, of Hardwick.

A boy, Hunter Madden Resch, was born Dec. 5, 2019, to Michael and Caroline (Souter) Resch, of Stowe.

Gifford Medical Center

A girl, Hadley Jean Demasi-Sayers, was born Nov. 26, 2019, to Austin and Brooke (Moses) Demasi-Sayers, of Tunbridge.

A girl, Daphne Helen Abad, was born Dec. 2, 2019, to Jose and Raquel (Rivera) Abad, of Waterbury.

A girl, Senna May Hutchinson, was born Dec. 2, 2019, to Carla and Joseph Hutchinson, of Barre.

UVMHN - CVMC

A boy, Karter Paul Masi, was born Nov. 12, 2019, to Jamie and Russel Masi, of Barre.

A boy, Clay Ryas Legassie-Sordiff, was born Nov. 17, 2019, to Devin Legassie and Christopher Sordiff, of Barre.

A girl, Kiersten Mae Fleury, was born Nov. 19, 2019, to Eric and Amber-Mae (Avery) Fleury, of Barre.

A girl, Margaux Ruby Stoker, was born Nov. 25, 2019, to Angela Woodhams and James Stoker, of Barre.

A boy, Everett McLees Partlow, was born Dec. 2, 2019, to Amanda (Paulger) Guazzoni and Greg Partlow, of Barre.

A girl, Kendal Rose Blouin, was born Dec. 3, 2019, to Beckie and Tyson Blouin, of Williamstown.

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