Page 2 The Timber News Volume 1, Issue 1
From the Editor
news and notes
While we all have been waiting impatiently for Spring to arrive, it came when we were not looking, finally! Spring comes in manyforms, including flower blossoms, the bugs and worst of all, spring tornados. On May 20th while many of you were going about your daily lives, I was watching live footage of the F
5 tornado form and drop on to the Towns of Newcastle and Moore, OK. We local-ly. know the damage a tornado has done to our forest land but to see the horrible damage done in OK was sad. There is beauty in atornado as it forms which Mother Nature provides, but the damage she does is not. As an online member of ‘Friends of Stormscape-LIVE.tv, I am grateful to Mike Phelps, Ben McMillian, and ’friends’ as online chaser’s who provide informative and educationalcoverage of what they are seeing. Storm chaser’s save lives when reporting to the media who then report it on the news.As I am writing this, May 28th, there is a tornado on the ground in Salina, Kansas. There again, anxiety and sadness all wrapped upinto one right now for chasers’ and ‘friends’ who are watching this and several tornado’s tonight.To learn more about StormscapeLIVE please go to their website, click on Mike Phelps or Ben McMillians name on the top tool bar and then join us all in the chat room.Donations for those in Kansas and Oklahoma can be made to the
Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma
601 NE 6thStreet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
America and here at home, we have lost many wonderful friends and family. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.
Get Well Wishes
to all of our friends and neighbors.
See our pages for the wonderful events that are scheduled during the month. .
to all of our friends and neighbors; Zach Dinkleman and his mom Trina, Brent Gruetzmacher of Suring, and JosieJanka,
have gone up actually but not as much as they were a year ago. They’ve gone from $3.59 plus UP to $3.72 and a pennyor two of more or less. To find out where the best price for gas is locally and regionally, go to www.Gasbuddy.com7
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In Wisconsin, The CCC planted 265 million trees, built 483 bridges, erected over 4,000 miles of telephone poles, constructed4,300 miles of truck trails, stocked half a billion fish, fought for-est fires, and built several state parks including Rib Mountain,Interstate, Devil’s Lake, Penin-sula Park, Copper Falls andWyalusing. The camps not onlyrevitalized Wisconsin’s naturalresources but also turned the boys into men by giving themdiscipline and teaching themwork skills. In June of 1933Camp #649 outside of Crandon opened.
There were also campsin Goodman, Dunbar, Leona,. Antigo and other communities. For more information on camp locations visit CCCLegacy.org.
is a historical novel thatfollows a year in the life of a seventeen
old youth from De-troit who enlisted in the CCC in 1937. The enrollee joins twohundred other young men at Camp Raco, a work camp in Michi-gan’s Upper Peninsula run by reserve army officers. It is a com-ing
age story of an angry teenager who faces the rigors of hardwork, learning to cope with a difficult sergeant and fending off a bully.
Some of the songs Jamerson performs with his guitar include
written by an
appreciative CCC Boy.,
afun look at the camp food,
, which tells of the mis-chief the boys find in the woods, and
Tree Plantin’, Fire Fightin’ Blues
tells of the hardships of work out in the woods. Thefolk songs range from heartwarming ballads to foot stomping jigs.
Jamerson was called “…the Upper Peninsula’s troubadour,” bythe Ontonagon Herald. He performs “History Through Song” programs on ski jumpers, iron miners, lumberjacks and more.Along with a novel and
CD's of songs , Jamerson produced thePBS film,
which aired on Wisconsin PublicTelevision in 1994
He has also authored several articles on thecorps. In his talk, Bill will talk about some of the interesting en-rollees he has met over the years and CCC projects he has visit-ed. A question and answer period and book signing will followhis presentation. Former CCC men and their families are encour-aged to attend and asked to bring photo albums and CCC memo-rabilia. For more information please call the museum at 478
Rain day location on July 17, will be held at the Crandon Public Library located behind the Forest County Historical Society.