Friday, November 5, 2010

11/5/10 Cavendish Update: Election Results/News/Events

This issue of the Cavendish Update is made possible by Patty Derr.

The 11/5/10 Cavendish Update Contains
1. Election Results for Cavendish
2. Matching Gift Challenge for Baptist Church Addition
3. Black River Good Neighbor Services Holiday Program Getting Underway
4. CVPS Seeks 8.3% Rate Increase
5. Cavendish Activities 11/5-11/12/10

1. Election Results for Cavendish
A little over 50% of Cavendish’s registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Considered to be an “average turnout” for a non presidential election, the results are listed below. Note that the first name that appears is the candidate that was elected by the state/county or district.

U. S. Senate: Leahy 281; Britton 194

U.S. Representative: Welch 282; Beaudry 210

Governor: Shumlin 226; Dubie 286

Lt. Governor: Scott 260; Howard 214

Sec. Of State: Condos 233; Gibbs 264

Auditor: Salmon 298; Hoffer 196

Attorney General: Sorrell 253; Toscano 207

Treasurer: Spaulding 455; Schram 25

State Senator (First three won): Campbell 197; Nitka 290; McCormick 183; McGovern 198; Holmes 188; Renauld 185

State Representative: Shand 277; Whittemore 242

Windsor County Assistant Judge (First two won): Anderson 211; Singer 222
Walker 252

Windsor County State’s Attorney: Sand 450

Windsor County Sheriff: Chamberlain 434

High Bailiff: Manley 374

Justice of the Peace (seven running unopposed): Phyllis Bont, Dan Churchill, Mark Huntley, Seymour Leven, Scott Ranney and Rolph Van Schaik

Vermont Constitutional Amendment: Vermonters voted 75% in favor, Cavendish voted no by 81.5%.

2. Matching Gift Challenge for Baptist Church Addition
For the past several years, the Cavendish Baptist Church has been working on an addition to their building. The addition includes an elevator, a handicap accessible restroom, a nursery room for babies and toddlers, and a pastor's office. One goal of this addition is to make the church more of an accessible community center for the people of Cavendish. Most of this work has been accomplished with volunteer labor and personal donations. Currently, $20,000 is all that is needed to complete the addition. Although outside donations have not been solicited in the past, a recent, unexpected gift challenge has led the church to reach out to the community.

An anonymous donor has generously issued a matching gift challenge to enable the church to complete the addition! The donor will match all donations made between now and the end of the year, dollar for dollar up to $10,000 so the church will have the $20,000 it needs to finish the project. This also includes matching gift pledges for January 2011. Gifts may be anonymous, honorary or memorial. Your tax-deductible gift at this time will make a big difference!

Gifts can be mailed to:
Cavendish Baptist Church
PO Box 425
Cavendish, VT 05142

Gifts can also be placed in the offering on Sundays during the 10:00am service. Please write “Elevator” on your check or offering envelope. For more information, please call (802) 226-7131.

3. Black River Good Neighbor Services Holiday Program Getting Underway
Black River Good Neighbor Services is now accepting applications for the 2010 Christmas Basket program. Anyone living in Ludlow, Proctorsville, Cavendish, Mount Holly or Plymouth who feels they qualify can stop by the shop at 105 Main Street, Ludlow, to pick up an application. For those unable to stop by, please call Audrey Bridge at 228-3663 for assistance. Families, which received a basket last year will receive a phone call from a BRGNS volunteer and do not need to make a new application this year. Completed applications must be submitted by December 1st, 2010.

Jim Fuller, President of the Board for BRGNS said “over 145 area families received baskets last year and believes the number will be higher this year”.

4. CVPS Seeks 8.3% Rate Increase
Central Vermont Public Service is asking the state’s Public Service board to authorize an 8.34% rate increase. If approved, the rate hike would take effect Jan 1, 2011. Customers who use 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month would see their monthly bills rise anywhere from $78 to $84. The increase is being requested due to rising power costs and service improvements.

5. Cavendish Activities 11/5-11/12/10
November 6 (Saturday): Pancake Breakfast at the Cavendish Elementary School to benefit the Sixth Grade Class trip to Keewaydin. Food will be served from 5-9 am in the CTES multipurpose room. Adults are $6 (13+years) & kids are $4. FMI: Robin Bebo-Long 226-7758
• Youth Hunting Day in Vermont

November 8 (Monday): Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm at the Town Office. These meetings are televised on LPCTV. To check for airing times, or to watch the meetings on-line.
• Tween (ages 10-14) WII night at the Fletcher Library, 4-6:30 pm

November 10 (Wednesday): Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Jackson Gore 5:30-7:30 pm . FMI 228-5830
• $5 a Bag Sale at Black River Good Neighbors Thrift Store in Ludlow
• Snow Fleas Monthly Meeting 7-8:30 Pm at Ramsdell’s in Cavendish. FMI: Snow Fleas

November 11 (Thursday): No school GMUHS District In-service
• Sit & Knit" at the Six Loose Ladies yarn shop, Pollard Building, Proctorsville Green, 2:00 -9:00 PM. Open to knitters, spinners, crocheters, hookers. Free. FMI: 226-7373
• Autumn Story Hour at the Fletcher Library in Ludlow, 11 am, for kids 5 and under

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