first_imgMerchants Bancshares Inc Declares Dividend, Election of Danaher as New Bank DirectorSOUTH BURLINGTON, VT-Merchants Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBVT), the parent company of Merchants Bank, has announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 28 cents per share, payable August 21, 2008, to shareholders of record as of August 7, 2008. Merchants plans to release earnings on or about July 30, 2008.Mr. Michael Tuttle, Merchants’ President and Chief Executive Officer; and Ms. Janet Spitler, Merchants’ Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these earnings results at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 1, 2008. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 428-4480; the title of the call is Earnings Release Conference Call for Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Participants are asked to call a few minutes prior to register. A replay will be available until noon on Friday, August 8, 2008. The U.S. replay dial-in telephone number is (800) 475-6701. The international replay telephone number is (320) 365-3844. The replay access code for both replay telephone numbers is 902417.Merchants also announced today the election, effective August 21, 2008, of the newest member of Merchants Bank’s Board of Directors, Karen Danaher, CPA, PFS of Danaher, Attig & Plante PLC, a South Burlington-based accounting firm.Vermont Matters! The continuing mission of Merchants Bank is to provide Vermonters with a state-wide community bank that blends a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank fulfills this commitment through a branch-based system that includes 36 community bank offices and 44 ATMs throughout Vermont, Personal Bankers dedicated to top-quality customer service and streamlined solutions, including: Personal Checking and Savings with Free Checking for Life(r), CashRewards CheckingSM, a low-cost Money Market Account, Free Online Banking and Bill Pay, Overdraft Coverage, Direct Deposit, Free Debit Card and Free Automated Phone Banking; Business Banking with Rewards Checking for Business, Business Online Banking and Bill Pay, Business Lines of Credit and Merchant Card Processing; Small Business Loans; Health Savings Accounts; Credit Cards; Flexible Certificates of Deposit; Vehicle Loans; Home Equity Credit; and Home Mortgages. Visit for more information. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.Some of the statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements reflect Merchants’ current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause Merchants’ actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements should not be relied on since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond Merchants’ control and which could materially affect actual results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include changes in general economic conditions in Vermont, changes in interest rates, changes in competitive product and pricing pressures among financial institutions within Merchants’ markets, and changes in the financial condition of Merchants’ borrowers. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Merchants’ judgment as of the date of this release, and Merchants cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. For further information, please refer to Merchants’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.###last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.—  Each year community residents compete in the WBKB  Karaoke Contest for an all expense paid trip to the Grammy’s. Alexis Young was crowned winner of the annual competition beating out 32 other competitors.Young sang the Andrew Sisters 1941 hit Boogie Woggie Bugle Boy in the first round and Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe in the second.Alexis young says, “Older music is her favorite and those two songs were perfect.” The karaoke competition is just one outlet residents can let their voice be heard.Congratulations to Alexis Young on being the winner and thank you to everyone who participated!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Reward offered for tips leading to elk poachersNext Pilot program to handle bad behaviorlast_img read more

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe thinks she’s ‘extremely American’ She says she’s hoping to be ready for the WNBA playoffs, but “(t)hen it becomes this team has played an entire season without me, is that fair? And I’m already putting the carriage before the horse because who knows if I’m going to be ready by then?” Bird said. “It was definitely more extensive than we had initially thought going in. Which isn’t a bad thing, I think long term it’s a good thing. It just kind of sucks for this season.”Bird said she’s excited to watch from the stands as the U.S. women’s national team faces the Netherlands in the final at 11 a.m. ET Sunday (Fox).”What they’re doing right now, it’s amazing,” Bird said. A few days after writing a lengthy article published by The Players’ Tribune to call out President Donald Trump and defend girlfriend Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird detailed what had prompted her to speak out.  Bird said her mission wasn’t to make a political statement. Instead, she wanted to show her support for Rapinoe and the rest of the U.S. women’s national team. Women’s World Cup 2019: Sue Bird blasts President Trump for comments against girlfriend Megan Rapinoe Hi!! @S10Bird here. This is my WC Semis preview. Title was supposed to be “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend (& 10 Other Things I Want You to Know Before the World Cup Semifinals)” but we ran out of space. My bad. Thanks for reading. GO @USWNT.— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) July 2, 2019″On some levels, if you read it, there is some humor in there. It’s a light, fun way to use your voice, but also address some things,” Bird said. “More than anything I wanted to hype Megan up a little bit and also have her back. … It was challenging at times trying to get the right messaging across that I wanted to convey, but I think all in all I’m happy with it. There has been a lot more love than hate. Unfortunately, there has been some hate, but that’s just reality we live in right now.”🤫— Sue Bird (@S10Bird) June 28, 2019Bird will be in attendance Sunday for the Women’s World Cup final and support Rapinoe in person. Bird, who plays for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, won’t miss any playing time to make the trip to Lyon, France, as she’s been sidelined because she had knee surgery in late May that was more extensive than expected. “I don’t feel political. To me, this isn’t a matter of tax reform and things of that nature,” Bird said Wednesday (per The Associated Press). “This is treating people with respect, treating people like they’re a human, just like you are. That’s where I stand with it. That’s what I believe in. It’s very similar to what Megan believes in. More than anything, I wanted to have her back and talk about some soccer.”In the article under the headline “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend,” Bird responded to Trump’s twitter rant in which he criticized Rapinoe for her stance on visiting the White House and her decision to not sing the national anthem before each match. Bird wrote she “freaked out a little” when she saw what the president wrote but went on to share that Rapinoe was unfazed by the whole exchange. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USWNT’s thrilling win over Englandlast_img read more