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From the Editor
news and notes
Well the great snowstorm of the season is on its way. We are ready. We made sure we picked up new batteries for our flashlights incase the power goes out and a few extra food items. The National Weather Service has predicted up to and possibly more than 13inches of snow is due to fall here within a 24 hour period. Stay safe and drive carefully if you must go out.Bruce Wm. Mommaerts, CDFP, who has served as the Executive Director of the Oconto County Economic Development Corpora-tion, Inc. (OCEDC) for the past 27 years, has announced his retirement effective May 31, 2012. Some of the key accomplishments of OCEDC during Bruce's tenure as the Executive Director include, but are not limited to is a long list of achievements.Toiletries are needed for men, women, children and infants who find shelter at the Rainbow House Shelter. Please drop your dona-tion at Tantalizing Tanning, Pour Haus or at Timberline Breakfast Restaurant. This is one way we can help them to feel better.
Thought and Prayers to the families of:
Chris (Orley) Edmonds, Mrs. Licht (Ashley Schwartz’s mother), Terry Bodoh and to allthose who have lost a loved one.
Get Well Wishes to all of our friends and neighbors.UPCOMING EVENTS
; See page 19 for all of the monthly events scheduled.
It is now WINTER in the northwoods but someone better tell Mother Nature. Lately our weather has been colder atnight and a tad warmer during the day. The temperature outside, however, has been in the plus temp’s at night and in the mid 20
30’sduring the day.
Birthday Wishes to all of our friends and neighbors;
Happy Birthday to my sister Trish on St. Pat’s Day,
Helen Finnegan Connol-ly's, Rebecca Radish-Birkholz, and to all the many who share their special day in March.
Gas prices have gone
up actually but not as much as they were a year ago. They’ve gone from $4 plus down to $3.72 and a penny or two of more or less. To find out where the best price for gas is locally and regionally, go to www.Gasbuddy.com
Go to our website and just click to read at
www.scribed.com in newspapers and publications
for updated news and photo’s. And, be sure to stop by our page on
Facebook. The Timber News. Join in or start a new discussion.
The first UNAC (Up North Authors Circle) meeting of 2012 was held at the Lakewood Library on February 8. Facilitator Kathleen
Marsh welcomed members back to begin the group’s seventh year of sharing their writings.
Nancy Jo Garner began by reading her newest poem, “Familiar Stranger.” Nancy Jo said she intends to make the poem into a song
met with nods of enthusiastic approval from the group. Her poem is written in autobiographical quatrains with a “pay it forward”
In explaining why she wrote it, Nancy Jo elicited big smiles: “Kathleen Marsh and UNAC changed my life. She deserves so much
creditfor getting me started on a musical career that has evolved over the past year, far beyond anything I could have imagined. At the firstmeeting I attended, she and other UNAC members convinced me to perform at the Townsend Variety Show, and now I am entertaining
on weekends at the Big Easel Restaurant in Wabeno.” Townsend writer George Arentz was next. He blew away the group with a short story he entitles: “In theMarvel of Miracles.” This lengthy piece is yet another of those richly composed mosaic narratives that
George is noted for. This time the setting is the Fox Valley, where the protagonist experiences unspeakable
tragedy while finding true love. George’s story is a tale of human beings battling the worst of themselves,
only to be saved by the power of love that they so desperately need. The meeting ended with Shari Posselt reading a thought-
provoking poem, “Bursting.” Shari’s rhymed verse
is a wonderfully emotional piece in which the narrator stuffs his feelings and puts on a happy face. He doesit for so long that he loses sight on his true self and then bursts, losing it and himself in a tragic meltdown.Everyone agreed that Shari has a way of packing her work with colorful language that really communicatesan important message.UNAC will meet again on March 13 at 5:00 at the Lakewood Library. New members are always welcome.
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Saturday, March 03, 2012
Annual Panfish Derby on Waubee Lake 8:00AM, $5 Entry Fee with 100% payout. Register Fridaynight or Saturday 8 a.m. at THE BEACH CLUB. You must register prior to going out on the Lake. Fishing ends at 3 p.m. Food,Beverages, Prizes and Fun for the whole family!Contact Walt or Sandy Larson, 18524 Powers Lane,Lakewood, WI. Please check website for any changes or cancellations. www.thebeachclubwi.com or 1
Sat/Sun, March 3
Oconto Booster Club/Oconto Fire & Rescue Dept 8:00AM Blazin’ Boosters (OcontoFire & Rescue Department) is having a rummage sale Saturday March 3rd from 8 am
4 pm and Sunday March 4th from 8am
Noonat the Oconto City Hall. It is to raise money for the booster club and purpose is to encourage and support the members of the Ocon-to Fire & Rescue Department as well as the members of the community. The Booster Club will be working alongside the firefight-ers to assist in community outreach, fundraising and public events. Contact Elizabeth at 920
0272 or Mandy at 920
Stiles 6:30PM Sponsored by the Machickanee Cross County Ski Club. Join us from 6:30 P.M.
9:00 P.M. atBlackberry Ramble. Event is held with or without snow (hike the trails). Contact Chique at (920) 846
Suring Firemen’s Dance 8:00PM
At Black Bear Trail Golf Club. 8:00 P.M. Come celebrate the anniversary of the fire depart-ment. Carol Heise (920) 842
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Girl Scout Sunday
Gillett 10:00AM at Hillside Assembly of God Call (920) 855
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Annual Business Expo
Oconto 8:00AM sponsored by the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce andheld at the Bond Community Center. Stop in and see the products and services offered by area businesses. Exhibitors welcomed.Public is invited and encouraged to attend. Door prizes. Contact Kathy or Ron Hayes at (920) 835
Spring Spaghetti Dinner
Crooked Lake 4:00PM
Celebrate Spring Spaghetti Dinner
Hwy W in Crooked Lake – 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Sponsored by Crooked Lake/Mountain Lions Club. Contact (715) 276
Monday, March 26, 2012
Chicken, Tips and Toys at Romy's Holiday Inn in Kelly Lake 5:30PM Chicken, Tips and Toys atRomy’s Holiday Inn. Starts at 5:30 P.M. Fundraiser sponsored by the Kelly Lake Sportsmen’s Club. Contact Janet at (920) 826
Friday, March 30, 2012
Kelly Lake 7:00PM Spring Fling Community Healthcare Foundation Spring Fling Wine,Cheese, & Beer Tasting. Friday, 7:00 P.M at Romy's Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake. Tickets available at the door or in advance; call(920) 846
3444 ext. 1270 or visit www.cmhospital.org
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Maple Syrup Fest
Chute Pond 10:00AM
Noon located at Camp U
Ya. Free tours of Camp,demonstrations of maple syruping, pancakes. Contact Kathleen at (715) 276
7116. YMCA membership not required.