CALL FOR ENTRIES FORRALPH NADING HILL, JR. LITERARY PRIZECOLCHESTER. Entries are now being accepted for the 17th annual Ralph NadingHill, Jr., Literary Prize. The contest was established to memorialize theliterary contributions of Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., one of Vermont’s bestknown writers and historians, who died at the age of 70 in December 1987.The contest is sponsored by Green Mountain Power Corporation and VermontLife magazine. Mr. Hill was a long time member of GMP’s Board ofDirectors and the Vermont Life Editorial Board. The Ralph Nading Hill literary prize is now considered by Vermont writers to be one of the state’s premier literary prizes. Entry for the prize, as in past years, may be an essay, short story, play or poetry. The focus of the literary work must be “Vermont – Its People, the Place, Its History or Its Values.” It must be unpublished. The maximum length is 3,000 words. The winner will be selected on the basis of literary merit and suitability for publication in Vermont Life. The deadline for this year’s contest is November 15, 2004. A $1,500 cash prize is awarded annually to the winner, and the winning work will be published in a future issue of Vermont Life. The most recent winner was “Four Poems for Elizabeth,” by Mary Pratt of New Haven. The Ralph Nading Hill, Jr., Literary Prize Board of Judges consists of Ruth Page, a writer and former member of GMP’s Board of Directors; Tom Slayton, editor of Vermont Life magazine; Brian Vachon, Vice President of Communications at National Life; Alison Freeland, a Vermont author; and Steve Terry, Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal Affairs at GMP. The contest is open to all residents of Vermont, including students enrolled in Vermont colleges and seasonal residents. Entrants may be professional writers as well as amateurs. Green Mountain Power employees and their immediate families are not eligible, nor is the immediate family of any member of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. Please send two copies of your entry to the Corporate Relations Department at Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446. Please provide entrant’s name, address and phone on a separate sheet of paper. Do not mention the entrant’s name on the entry itself. For more information please contact Green Mountain Power’s Corporate Relations department at (802) 655-8788.
In an interview you don’t wan’t to miss actress Ashley Bratcher joins Joyce Kaufman to discuss her latest movie “Unplanned” as well as delve into the controversial topic of abortion.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ashley-bracher-416.mp3
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald file photoWisconsin’s volleyball team energized the crowd this weekend as they returned home in the InnTowner Invitational.The No.14 Badgers (8-1) defeated Brigham Young University, IUPUI and Central Michigan to win their home tournament.IUPUI and Central Michigan were overwhelmed by UW, but No. 23 BYU nearly upset the Badgers in a thrilling five-set match. After UW won the first set 27-25, BYU won the second and third sets 25-20 and 25-22 with their blocking and defense.“For us, we even offensively changed,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “We went from a 5-1 to a 6-2, to a 5-1 and 6-2, back and forth just to find our rhythm. We just had a few people that were off, and I couldn’t pinpoint one or two; we were just off and out of sync.”The Cougars frustrated the Badger hitters throughout the entire match, finishing with 73 digs and 16.5 blocks. Leading the defense for BYU was Ashton Hosford, who finished the match with nine blocks.UW seemed out of sorts and was trailing 10-3 in the fourth set when suddenly they found their groove. Behind sophomore libero Kim Kuzma and junior outside hitter Brittney Dolgner, the Badgers stormed back to win the fourth set 25-22 and force a deciding fifth set.“I’m extremely proud of this group,” Waite said. “BYU is a great team; they played very well tonight. We were out of sync, out of sorts at times tonight and giving away a lot of points for that. We’re really happy that the team, after some adjustments, made the comeback in the fifth (set) and really played their best ball in the last set. If you look at the stat sheet, it doesn’t look like a pretty match, but it was a battle and that’s the thing.”“Kuzma had some great defense tonight,” Waite said. “25 digs, that is fantastic. She kept us in the match at times with some monster digs.”UW dominated the fifth set from the beginning. The Badgers were up 9-3 at one point and won the set 15-10. Sophomore setter Nikki Klingsporn paced the Badgers by serving for five straight points, including three service aces.“I was just trying not to be tentative,” Klingsporn said. “We kept saying in the huddles to keep being aggressive, so every time I stepped back there I was trying for the ace.”“Nikki did a great job with her serves; she got some points with that and that was fantastic,” Waite added. “I’m just really proud of all of them. We were here trying to find ourselves as a team, and we dug down deep and showed a lot of character tonight.”The Badgers defeated IUPUI in the morning Saturday, winning 25-15, 25-8 and 25-8.“It was a great match to loosen up with,” Waite said. “I know IUPUI is just a little overmatched size-wise in this one, and they’re normally a great ball-handling team, but I think just the difference in our size of the block at the net and the attack made it tough. I’m sure they’ll do well in their conference and this season.”Friday, the Badgers opened the home stand by defeating Central Michigan 25-14, 25-16 and 25-19.It was a milestone victory, giving Waite 500 career wins.“The 500th victory to me means that now we go for 501,” Waite said. “We need to keep plugging away every time we step onto the court. I’ve been doing it for a while, and I’m having fun continuing to improve upon our wins and losses.”His team was more excited about the milestone than he was.“It is great, and I am so proud to be out there as a Badger,” senior Audra Jeffers said. “It is really fun to be a part of that, and I am so excited for Coach Waite.”
I usually defend Lebron. And I gotta be honest if my son is ever throwing down alley oops I will probably lose my fucking mind. But this is absolutely ridiculous. This is like, bizarre childlike behavior. Whatta weirdo pic.twitter.com/9AcNqLfxao— KFC (@KFCBarstool) July 29, 2019Bronny dunks it to seal the championship!@kingjames @tiphoops pic.twitter.com/c8Cg8i6YKz— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 28, 2019Tatum, who also is a father, spoke out against James’ critics and said he hopes to have the opportunity to share a similar moment when his son gets older.Tatum wrote in response to a viral video of James: “With so many fathers not supporting there kids we get upset because he is genuinely happy for his son! Lol that’s crazy I can’t wait till my son get older and I get to support him with whatever he wants to do!” Related News Jayson Tatum came to the defense of LeBron James after the Lakers star was criticized for the way he celebrated his son Bronny’s dunks while playing in an AAU tournament in Las Vegas. James attended his 14-year-old son’s game and wasn’t holding back in expressing his excitement as he came off the sideline, and his shoe even fell off while celebrating. Many criticized James for his antics, questioning whether he went too far. LeBron James has ‘always shown me a great deal of respect,’ Frank Vogel says Lakers president of player personnel Ryan West leaving team, report says Lakers’ Anthony Davis says not winning a title would be one of his ‘biggest failures’ With so many fathers not supporting there kids we get upset because he is genuinely happy for his son! Lol that’s crazy I can’t wait till my son get older and I get to support him with whatever he wants to do! https://t.co/pUCZOlZreD— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) July 29, 2019Tatum’s son, Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr., isn’t old enough to play basketball yet, but he made a notable appearance at NBA All-Star Weekend in February.Following #MTNDEWICERisingStars practice, @jaytatum0 took the floor with his son Deuce! #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/JN52wDFALR— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 15, 2019