Turkey callingCASTLETON — The annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest was back this year, attracting 18 participants from Vermont. The contest honors the late Bart Jacobs, a nationally recognized turkey call maker and turkey hunter from Pawlet.

Held at the Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, the April 16 competition was co-sponsored by Oxbow Mountain 4-H Club of Pawlet and Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. It was open to anyone 18 years old or younger, including non-4-H members. First-place winners in each age group receive a turkey decoy donated by Vermont Field Sports in Middlebury. Vermont Fish and Wildlife donated Bone Collector turkey calls for the second-place finisher while third place received shotgun ammunition donated by John Butler, of Dorset.

Placing first and second, respectively, in the 14-18 age group were Colby Butler and Cooper Sheldon, both from Dorset.

Brooke Flewelling, of Rutland, captured first in the 11-13 age group, followed by Tanner Alexopoulos, of Manchester, second; and Noah Buck, of Rupert, third. Other participants included Wyatt DeLance (Honorable Mention) and Jacob Mead, both from Castleton.

Winners in the 8-10 age group were Beckett Perham, of Pawlet, first; Jase Mead, of Poultney, second; and Josh Glodgett, of Castleton, third. Mason Palmer, of Rupert, received an Honorable Mention.

Participants under age 7 were Blake and Rhett Butler, of Wells; Ryker Jenks, of Bondville; Mack Parsons, of Proctor; Lennox Petty, of St. Johnsbury; and Sawyer Sheldon and Knox White, both from Dorset.

Financial aid

WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is offering a free online webinar on how to appeal your financial aid offer, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Students and families can participate via Zoom by registering at or by visiting VSAC’s Facebook page.


RUTLAND — An Athletic Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor Thomas F. Dunn, a 1970 Rutland High School graduate, student-athlete, Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Team member, and Vermont Athlete of the Month. This scholarship will benefit an RHS student-athlete annually for a least the next 10 years. The recipient may be male or female pursuing a full-time, four-year college education in a helping profession defined as scholastics, science, social work, psychology, medicine, physical or occupational therapy, or nursing. For more information, visit online.


RRMCA son, Damon Scott Gregory, was born April 15, 2022, to Emily Todd and Domminic Gregory, of Rutland.

A son, Jackson Gino Novak, was born April 15, 2022, to Hannah Sargeant and Antonio Novak, of Rutland.

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