Cavendish Update 1/22/16 News/Scholarship/Event

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1/22/16 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Barbara Jean Barker Memorial Scholarship
3. Free Dinner and a Movie at the Cavendish Library
4. Events
Claremont Wal-Mart No Longer 24/7 Starting Feb. 1: Beginning Feb. 1, Wal-Mart in Claremont will no longer be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Instead, the store will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight, but still seven days a week. The move comes as Wal-Mart announced plans to close 269 stores globally and in the U.S. as part of an effort to streamline operations that will result in the loss of approximately 16,000 jobs. No stores in the twin state region are slated to close.
Cavendish Elected Position Vacancies: Jan. 25 (Monday), 5 pm is the date and time petitions, with signatures by registered voters, must be filed for all elected town positions (e.g. Select board, school board etc.). This year, there is a vacancy for Town Moderator and School Moderator. If you are interested, please stop by the Town Office. FMI: 802-226-7292
The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Vermont (GFWC - VT), announces the availability of this year's Barbara Jean Barker Memorial scholarship. This non-traditional scholarship is offered to Vermont women who are displaced homemakers and have lost their primary means of support through death, divorce or separation of a spouse, disability or long-term unemployment of a spouse. Eligible women are those who are in need of education or training to enter the work force. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training.
The scholarships range from $500 to $1500. This is the 22nd year of awarding this financial aid, which is funded through GFWC state federated clubs and individuals. In those 22 years women from a wide range of communities throughout the state have received the award.
The memorial scholarship is named for Barbara Jean Barker of Poultney who served as Vermont state federation president from 1992 - 1994 and who was instrumental in establishing this scholarship program. The scholarships will be awarded at the state federation annual meeting in May 2016.
Applications for the Barbara Jean Barker Memorial Scholarship can be obtained from Midge Tucker, 4246 Route 100, Plymouth VT 05056,, 802-672-3086. Applications are also available through federated women's clubs in several Vermont towns including the local GFWC Okemo Valley Women's Club, which has placed applications in locations around Ludlow including Fletcher Memorial Library and Black River Good Neighbor Services thrift store.  
The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library presents the first dinner and a movie of the year on Sunday January 31 at 1:00 in the library.  It will feature the first few episodes of the hit television series “Outlander” and a generous tasting of Scottish food.  This event is free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted.
For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects January Calendar. For regional events, check out the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce Calendar.