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Melanie Bailey, Assistant Editor
P O Box 207
Lakewood, WI 54138
THE NEWS YOU
LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells
the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert
mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative
who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu
Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York
Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and
survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights)
also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster
and Eric Bana. Rated R for strong bloody war vio-
lence and pervasive language 121 Minutes
The original 3D computer animated story follows Em-
met, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average
LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the
most extraordinary person and the key to saving the
world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an
epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which
Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Rated PG for mild action and rude humor
Established 2004 July 1, 2014 FREE
Karen Prueter, Mountain, has been elected to serve as Presi-
dent of the Wabeno Unit #44 American Legion Auxiliary.
Karen succeeds outgoing President Kathleen Marsh who led
the Unit for the past six years.
Also selected via unanimous ballot at the Auxiliary meeting
held April 17 were: Kathleen Marsh, Vice-President; Sharon
Hallam, Secretary; Diane Johnson Treasurer/Membership
Chair; Carol Lee Hughes, Historian; and Mary Lou Lasecki,
Chaplain. Lorry Runge was appointed Chair of the “We Care
Packages” Committee and Mary Ellen Krizek will remain as
Unit#44 Poppy Chair. Diane Spaude serves as Sunshine
Contact Person for the group.
Karen brings a wealth of experience to the job. She has been
an active member of Unit #44 for seven years and selflessly
volunteers for numerous events annually. She also currently
serves as AARP President for Lakewood Chapter #
1191 and is President of the Lakewood Homemakers
Club (HCE). She is
also chairperson of
for a Lifetime
(ELL), a one day
by Oconto County
HCE. It is a day of
and presenters on
geared to both men
Don is a seven
year Legion mem-
ber. He served in the Army and was stationed in Fort Lewis
in the food and meat inspection detail.
The McCaslin Lioness inducted their officers for the 2014/2015 year at their meeting, Monday, May 19
at the Old Town
Hall Restaurant in Townsend.
Front row: Judy Campshure/Past President-Membership, Til
Pleva/Board of Directors, Sandy Panacek/Secretary, Kathie Pi-
ontek, Board of Directors. Back row: Linda Ziegler/Vice Presi-
dent, Patti Earnest/President, Percy Knaub/Board of Directors,
Delores Gottschalk, Lioness Tamer. Missing from picture: Tina
Flannery/Treasurer, Sharon Hallam/Skirt Twister, Barbara
Mainczyk and Nancy Gardebrecht/Board of Directors.
The McCaslin Lioness installed new members at the May
meetings at the Old Town Hall Restaurant in Town-
Jean McGregor sponsored by Percy Knaub and Julie
Bangert sponsored by MaryLou VanDreel (MaryEllen
Greiten filled in). Not pictured: Sharon Meyers sponsored
by Til Pleva
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From the Editor-news and notes
It’s FINALLY SUMMER in Lakewood. It took a while but it has finally arrived. With Memorial Day just around the corner many
are already planning picnic’s and family gatherings. And, just as a reminder when at your family gatherings to write down all the old
stories your relatives might be sharing as you may someday… need their information. Where they or their grandparents were born,
lived, what they did for a living and, sadly passed away so you know WHERE to look for more information. (get all those stories
into one notebook or two; who, what, where, when, why, and sometimes how.)
The McCaslin Lioness Faire was a HUGE success during the Memorial Day weekend. Kids of all ages were able to have fun playing
games, bidding on the silent auction items, won some wonderful prizes from the spinning wheel and raffle tickets.
It has been a sad time for our family and friends over the last few weeks. With the deaths of family and friends two were elderly and
two were much to young. This week I learned of the passing of one of my 2nd cousins, John Mallon. RIP John.
Now for the weather...It’s summertime. The temperature is slowly raising a day at a time. Keeping in mind that we have had a fair
share of rain it should certainly provide for gardeners to begin planting their vegetable gardens. It also brings stormy weather. We,
Melanie and I, recently attended the U.S. National Weather Service spotter training class. We learned even more about what to watch
for so that I can alert my online readers to local and national coming storms and yes, tornado’s. If we can safe ONE life, our sharing
the alerts will keep them safe. While we haven’t had a tornado touch down locally for a few years, it is always important to KEEP
YOUR EYES TO THE SKY and YOUR EARS OPEN TO THE SOUNDS AROUND YOU when you suspect bad weather.
In passing; 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS; See our pages for the wonderful events that are scheduled during the month.
Birthday Wishes to all of our friends and neighbors;
Gas prices have gone down actually but not as much as they were a year ago. They’ve gone from $4.15 plus down to $3.65 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.com7
The Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce announced
that the 2014 dates for its annual Mardi Gras will be held
on July 11th, 12th, 13
Spectrum Entertainment of
Bessemer, MI will once
again bring its carnival,
rides and games. Along
with the fun and games the
musical entertainment will
having you all dancing on
your feet. Get your feet
ready for Friday evenings toe tapping fun through Sun-
The softball tournament is set to go. Refreshments will be
offered by the Lakewood Townsend Community Ambu-
lance Service and the McCaslin Lioness.
Best of all…..Don’t forget the annual Mardi Gras Parade
which starts at noon on Sunday.
CORRECTION: The Lakewood Senior Meal site held the luncheon which was held for area military and veteran’s.
The Forest County Association of Lakes sponsored an essay contest for 5th
and 6t grade students focusing on the topic "My Favorite Memory from a
Forest County Lake". The FCAL members made comments that, "this year
was very hard to pick a winner because of the quantity and quality of all the
essays" they received. Congratulations to all the winners pictured here (the
3rd place winner on
the left, 2nd in the
middle, and 1st place
next to President
Lamers). Thank you to
the FCAL and all the
students who took the
time and the effort to
write an essay for the
contest. Your hard
work and time are very
appreciated by the
association and the
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11 a.m. Late Start for the School Dist. of Wabeno-
All students of the School District of Wabeno Area will
be starting school 2 hours 50 minutes late Parents should
expect buses to arrive 2 hours 50 minutes later than normal
on this day. Dismissal time will not change. The purpose
of the late start is for staff cooperative planning time. Par-
ents who bring their children to school and children who
walk to school should arrive at 11:00 A.M.
Late start dates during this school year will be May 1.
OCONTO COUNTY For details see: http://www.ocontocounty.org/
Beyer Home &Museum Opens June 1
, 2014, Tour the fully restored and
furnished Victorian Mansion. Adjacent annex, urban barn and log cabin contain
Copper Culture artifacts, early settler and logging items, carriage and electric
cars. Guides tours are available from noon – 4:00 pm daily
Gillett Area Historical Society Museum, June 1
, 2014, Museumis open for
tours, Saturday and Sundays from1:00 pm till 4:00 pm or by appointments. For
more information contact 920.598.1910
Holt & BalcomLogging Camp, June 1
, 2014, Located at McCaslin Brook
Golf Course opens 10:00 am till 3:00 pm every Saturday. School tours available
contact 715.276.6500. Cty F in Lakewood, WI
OCHS Pie & Ice CreamSocial June 8
, 2014, This long-standing event fea-
tures many choices of pie. Have it plain or ala mode, or have a sundae instead.
The Elegant Junque tent features a wide variety of collectible items for sale.
Musical entertainment will be presented during the afternoon.
New View’s Fun Fest Fundraiser, June 7
, 2014, Celebrating New View
industries 40 years of assisting people with disabilities achieve greater independ-
ence 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Located at New View Industries. 222 W Park Street,
2014 Dick Krause Memorial Charity Bicycle Poker Ride, June 14
Old Crow Bar in Sobieski on June 14
, rain or shine! Bicycle poker run, en-
routes activities, a duck race, raffle following the event. Tickets available for a
cash raffle (need not be present to win.) 11:00 am with registration at 10:30 amt.
Preregistration is also encouraged. Proceeds fromthe event help support New
Beginnings Work & Training Center in Oconto Falls, and the Oconto Area Hu-
mane Society & Animal Shelter in Oconto. For more information, contact Mike
Abrams Town Wide Rummage Sales, June 7
, 2014, Maps and refreshments
will be available at the Abrams Town Hall on Main Street, Sales starting at 8:00
Oconto Little League Tournament (8 yrs old -12 yrs old) June 27
2014, Located at the Holtwood Sporting Complex in Oconto, Download an entry
format www.ocontolittleleague.com Mail Entry Formto:Jeremy Wusterbarth/
Tournament Director, 235 Ontario Ave, Oconto, WI 54153, 920-835-4542,
Oconto Youth Softball Tournament Association, 10U, 12U, 14U Softball
Tournament, June 20th & 21th, 2014, Holtwood Sporting Complex in Oconto,
Corner of McDonald Street & Holtwood Way, Contact: Jeremy
Jeremy@cityofoconto.com , 920.935.4542 or 920.373.2408
Lena Museum, June 1st, 2014, Lena Museum opens Thursday at 1:00 pm to 3:00
pm. Open through Dairyfest. Tours available by appointment 920.829.6046
Oconto Trail Busters Truck Pull, June 6th, 2014, Located at the Oconto City
Docks, Contact JimHanson 920.834.2801
Copperfest Queen Coronation, June 6th, 2014, Breakfast at 8:00 am. The Queen
scholarship is sponsored by the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact
Kathy Hayes at 920.835.5606
Several Special Programs to be held at NARA: Highlight National Archives
Records in Washington, DC. For details go to http://www.archives.gov/
**Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce: See
**Forest County: http://www.forestcountywi.com/
**Vilas County– For more events and details go to Vilas County website
Brown County GREEN BAY—www.packercountry.com
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Rhinelander, Wis. (May 20, 2014) – The Moquah Barrens is a globally
imperiled pine barrens ecosystem, one of very few in the world. This
dynamic ecosystem evolved naturally over time with fire being the key
component in maintaining its biological integrity. Today, the Forest Ser-
vice is using fire and other management techniques to restore the approx-
imately 15,000 acre Moquah Barrens as a functioning pine barrens eco-
“Roughly one percent of the original 2.3 million acres of pine barrens
remains,” said Tom Doolittle, Wildlife Biologist, Washburn District,
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. “It is a rare ecosystem and
Moquah Barrens is one of the most northern pine barrens.”
The pine barrens are located on sandy, nutrient poor soils left behind by
glaciers 10,000 to 25,000 years ago. Over time plants and animals devel-
oped unique adaptations to be able to survive in these conditions. Plants
like the bracken fern have roots that can reach six feet down into the
ground to find water. Others like the blueberry, also common, depend on
moisture but also yield more berries after a fire.
Many species favor the open barrens landscape. The loose soils are great
for burrowing creating ideal denning habitat for badgers and thirteen-
lined ground squirrels; while the open grasslands is habitat for bluebirds,
upland plovers, brown thrashers and sharp-tailed grouse.
Through a collaborative relationship with the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources, the Forest Service now manages 7,200 acres of the
Moquah Barrens for wildlife, including sharp-tailed grouse. The agen-
cies are cooperatively working throughout the region to restore barrens
habitat by thinning pine plantations planted by the Civilian Conservation
Corps in the 1930s, applying prescribed fire, cutting encroaching shrubs
and trees, and using timber harvest to restore the tree structure to the
“The sharp-tailed grouse population in Moquah Barrens has decreased
over the past decade, but through recent rigorous habitat improvement
work, the basis for supplementing the small remnant grouse population
becomes a viable option,” said Doolittle. “In putting together the burn
plan, we have been doing sharp-tailed grouse surveys and other wildlife
surveys at the Moquah Barrens to minimize impacts to wildlife and to
maximize the positive effects of fire. This work could not be completed
without our partners and together we continue to improve wildlife habi-
Fire applied to the land helps reduce non-fire adapted plant species in
favor of fire adapted native species such as the grasses little bluestem
and poverty oat grass, forbs such as goldenrods and asters as well as
blueberry and sand cherry shrubs. If fire is not applied to the landscape
non-fire adapted species can increase and out-compete fire adapted spe-
cies and eventually wildlife who call the barrens home.
This spring the Forest Service will be burning 2,870 acres of the Moquah
Barrens in three separate units to reduce encroaching shrubs and trees,
improve wildlife habitat and promote barrens associated plant species.
Fire specialists will be conducting the burns over a three day time period
that is weather dependent. Specialists write very specific burn plans that
identify the best conditions under which trees and other plants will burn
to get the best results safely. Burn plans consider temperature, humidity,
wind, moisture of the vegetation and conditions for the dispersal of
smoke. Fire management specialists compare conditions on the ground
to those outlined in burn plans before deciding whether to burn on a
“We watch the weather conditions very closely and sometimes the go or
no-go call comes down to the last minute,” said Jennifer Rabuck, West
Zone Fire Management Officer, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
“When we do prescribed burns, fire is applied medicinally to the land,
similar to doctors prescribing us medication to address certain condi-
tions. We want to ensure that what is prescribed helps us reach our man-
agement goals in the safest way possible.”
Florence, Wis. (May 20, 2014) – The Eagle River-Florence
Ranger District is offering an opportunity to introduce young
people to fishing and other fun outdoor activities during the Dis-
trict’s fourth annual “Kids Fishing Day” Saturday, June 7. The
event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chequamegon-Nicolet
National Forest’s (CNNF) Lost Lake Campground. Registration
for this free event begins at 10 a.m. In the case of hazardous
weather the event will be held on Sunday, June 8.
Many local sponsors contributed to this event providing all of the
poles, bait and tackle. Families may bring their own personal
equipment if so desired.
This family event is part of Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend
so no fishing licenses are required. However, all other state fish-
ing regulations apply. The event includes free fishing for the
whole family, a registration bag full of fishing materials, a cast-
ing contest, free food and raffle prizes.
For more information, please contact Jeremy Hubbard at (715)
479-2827 Ext. 22. Directions to Lost Lake Campground: travel
20 miles west of Florence via State Highway 70. Go south on
Forest Road 2450 (Dream Lake Rd.) then stay south on FR 2156
and turn at the Lost Lake sign to the lake. Lost Lake is about 45
minutes east of Eagle River via State Highway 70 or one hour
west of Iron Mountain, Mich. via U.S. Highway 2 and State
Information about the CNNF can be found by visiting http://
www.fs.usda.gov/cnnf or by following Twitter at http://
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Dear Wabeno School District Parents,
Over the past few months I have become increasingly concerned
with some of the things that have been happening in our school
district. As a parent, I feel that we have been blindsided by sev-
eral aspects concerning our children’s education. When the
school wanted votes for the referendum, we had multiple letters,
school reach calls, newspaper ads, and even lobbying at the
school (which is illegal, by the way). Why did they go through
all the trouble? It was only because they needed us and our
votes. I have seen that in matters that the school does not want
opposition for there is very minimal communication if any.
Which leads to my first concern. Why did we not see this
amount of persistence last year before a decision was made about
Next Gen? At the “informational meeting” held on April 10th in
the high school auditorium, we were told that it was already a
done deal, and that the 2
grades will be 100% inte-
grated next year. That is quite a leap considering that I know that
I am not the only parent that had no idea what was being started.
Don’t misunderstand this letter, I want what is best for our chil-
dren, but I am still on the fence about whether or not the program
will work for our school district. Where my apprehension to the
program was brought on, was by administration’s treatment and
presentation of the program. I also think that we deserve straight
forward answers and facts that are not sugar coated or manipulat-
Which brings me to my next concern from the same meeting,
which was the obvious bias shown in their presented survey
questions. If they wanted to convince us that what they are doing
is best, why not give us ALL the information. I did however,
find another survey completed in October 2013. It is located in
the data tab of the “2014-2016 Tech Plan” link from Wabeno’s
district page. This included a survey done by the teachers, where
I saw an abundance of “just learning” and “do not use” answers
in reply to many technology fields. Also, I found many frustra-
tions and multiple requests for personal training. Another mis-
representation was that we were told “all of the teachers were on
board with Next Gen”. Of course they are, because staff has
been told to get on board or find a new job. These matters do not
instill confidence that our teachers have enough technological
knowledge, to have our students learning from this technology
for 70% of their school day. And if the plan is to train them, do
we really have enough time to roll it out on such a large scale by
My final concern that came from the meeting was the apparent
rolling of eyes and lack of professionalism that came from some
members of administration. Not to mention the pure disrespect
of our administration head telling a parent if they didn’t like it
they could move their kid to another school. What kind of mes-
sage do they think that this sent parents like me, who were only
there to be informed? Did the survey answers or parent’s ques-
tions not fit into the pretty little package that administration
wanted us to see? What else is administration keeping from us?
I have spoken with several parents that have reservations about
being more involved, which I understand. There has been mali-
cious treatment to anyone (community members and teachers
alike) who has spoken out against or questioned changes imple-
mented. There is no need for this, and as a parent you have more
power than you think or that administration wants you to know.
The kids involved are OUR children. Change cannot happen by
itself, and I hope to see more parents at school board meetings in
The Townsend Flowage Association (TFA) is conducting boater safety training again this year. Classes will be held Friday night,
June 20 from 6 to 9 PM and June 21st from 8 AM until 12:00 PM at the Lakewood Townsend Ambulance Garage on Highway 32.
Anyone interested can get more information by contacting TFA President Dan Coopman (715-276-6157). The cost is $10.00 and is
open to all persons 10 years of age and up. Students are urged to enroll before June 10 as last year’s classes filled quickly.
TFA has six certified Boater Safety instructors, and this is the group’s fourth year of offering training sessions. The public needs to be
aware that Wisconsin State Law says that if you were born after January 1, 1989, you are required to have a Safety Certificate to le-
gally operate any motorized watercraft. Uncertified operators can be cited and fined up to $200.00.
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SAN DIEGO- May 15, 2014 – In response to the multiple fires in San Diego County, American Red Cross disaster workers are con-
tinuing shelter operations at Mission Hills High School as a shelter site (1 Mission Hills Ct., San Marcos 92069). The Temporary
Evacuation Point at Escondido High School (1535 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026) is now being transitioned into a shelter. The
shelter at La Costa Canyon High School located at 1 Maverick Way in Carlsbad also remains open. All shelters will remain open
until there is no longer a need.
Since Tuesday, May 13, the Red Cross has provided approximately:
More 2,000 snacks
More than 275 overnight shelter stays, and expected to increase this evening
More than a dozen canteen operations, supporting various Temporary Evacuation Points, as well as providing snacks and hydra-
tion to first responders at several Incident Command Posts.
The shelters are providing immediate needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay, food (dinner, snacks) and cloth-
ing, emotional support and health services.
The Red Cross maintains a variety of resources including a cadre of trained volunteers and equipment that allows the organ-
ization to be ready to respond 24/7 to provide help to people affected by disasters.
Red Cross works closely with the response community and partners to coordinate relief efforts. Tomorrow the Red Cross will work
with the County on damage assessment to be able to identify and supply needs to those who may need Red Cross support.
HOW TO HELP
The Red Cross appreciates the good intentions of people wanting to donate items to disaster victims, but financial donations are the
quickest and best way to get help to the people who need it most. Donations can be made online at www.redcross.org/sandiego, over
the phone by calling 858-309-1278 or by mail to 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA, 92123.
About the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter
The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is the most trusted community service organization in edu-
cation, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support we provide
lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and
their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Through Prepare San
Diego, a four-year regional resiliency initiative, the Red Cross brings together key community and business leaders from the
region to create a sustainable network that encourages preparedness, carries out response and recovery plans, and strives for
resiliency in the face of disaster, meeting all aspects of the disaster lifecycle. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization
that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please
visit redcross.org/sandiego or connect with us on Facebook and YouTube and Twitter.
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National Guard and
Mobilized as of April 22, 2014
The Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine
Corps Reserve and Air Force Reserve announced this week a decrease
in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Air
National Guard and Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of
activated reservists. The net collective result is 625 fewer activated
National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.
At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals
while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either
increase or decrease. The total number currently on active duty from
the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 26,195; Navy Reserve,
3,732; Marine Corps Reserve, 1,453; Air National Guard and Air Force
Reserve, 7,116; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 427. This brings the
total National Guard and reserve personnel who have been activated
to 38,923, including both units and individual augmentees.
The Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce
that it has launched a new webiste. In tandemwith the Town of
Lakewood, along with help from the Oconto County Economic De-
velopment Corporation and the expertise of DMI Studios, the website
went live on May 7, offering loads of information on the northern
Oconto County area or what we affectionately call ‘the northwoods’.
Check it out at www.lakewoodwisconsin.org, we know you’ll like it!
The Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce held its final meeting,
before the summer break, on Monday, May 19 at Harry & Laurie’s in
Townsend. The April Minutes and current Treasurer’s Report were
approved. The new website was discussed, it was decided to hold a
demonstration meeting for all members, time and date to be deter-
mined. The Dueling Pianos event set for Saturday, June 21 was re-
ported as sold out, volunteers to help at the event were signed up.
The Information Booth being built by Pat Lowery’s Tech Ed. Class
at Wabeno High School is nearing completion and placement of the
building was discussed. Mardi Gras is set for July 11-13 and mem-
bers were asked to volunteer time to help with this event, posters
were distributed. The Membership Committee reported that it has
started work on recruitment of local businesses that are not current
members or are new to the area. Laurie prepared a delicious dinner
that followed the meeting. As summer is the busiest time for all
members, there will be no formal meetings until September, howev-
er, members were encouraged to contact the Chamber office if they
had any needs during the summer.
RHINELANDER, Wis. (May 16, 2014) – Join University of
Wisconsin, Green Bay students and Chequamegon-Nicolet
National Forest employees for the 28th annual Nicolet Nation-
al Forest Bird Survey June 6-8.
The survey takes place in the northern half of the Nicolet
(east) side of the forest. The survey’s headquarters will be
located at Trees For Tomorrow, a natural resource education
center in Eagle
Study teams will
be composed of
ers and novices,
so no experience
is necessary, said
acting forest bi-
teers work in
teams to count
birds at permanent observation stations located near major
There will be easy-access sites available for birders who are
unable to walk long distances or through difficult terrain.
According to the UWGB Cofrin Center for Biodiversity web
site, computerized results will be used to provide information
to forest planners. Data from the survey has also been used in
scientific research. Future visitors can also use the results to
learn about the birds they see while visiting the forest.
“It is easy to sign up,” Peczynski said. “We prefer that you
register online but you can also register via email.”
To learn more about the survey, visit the UWGB bird survey
site at: http://www.uwgb.edu/birds/nnf/program/overview.asp.
On this site, volunteers can register, see the schedule and find
lodging options and directions to Trees For Tomorrow.
For more information, contact Peczynski (715) 479-2827,
extension 25 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Not only are the McCaslin Lioness stylin’ at a Fashion Show,
but they’re also stlylin’ when we’re cleaning up the highway.
The Lioness were out Monday May 12 on Hwy 32 helping make
Townsend look good for the summer season. We collected eight
bags of cans and garbage along with other miscellaneous ob-
jects. Please help us keep our north woods clean !!
To be part of this generous club, please contact Judy Campshure
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Well, spring has finally sprung. Some bugs are out, the trees are starting to bud,
and this is when I and some of you will see a disturbing site. You will see some
of the fidos and fluffies in vehicles with the windows cracked open in the sun-
light. This a dangerous practice. Think of it this way. Put on a fur coat, sit in a
box that is made of glass, and sit in the summer sunlight for 20,30, 45 minutes
and up to an hour. Many tests have been done to measure the temperature ex-
tremes with vehicles in the sun. I had done some experiments on my own. De-
pending on conditions, high outside temperatures, humidity, and sunlight from the windshield or
tinted glass had similar effects. Temperature gains inside these vehicles reached 10 to 20 degrees
above outside the vehicle temperatures in as little as 20 minutes. Think about
that for a minute. 70 degrees outside temp., in 20 minutes the inside vehicle
temp is 80 to 90 degrees in 20 minutes. Now think of that fur coat. Just like
fido and fluffy. They cannot sweat like we do. Our bodies try to compensate
for the heat by sweating to try to cool the body down. Our pets can only
pant. How long can you pant until you become exhausted? And, cracking the
windows had little or no effect on the temperature rise in vehicles. So, as
much as fido or fluffy may like to ride in our cars, please leave them home in
these spring and summer months. Oh, and leaving the vehicle run with the
air conditioner running. Vehicles have taken off because fido or fluffy
have bumped or in other ways put the vehicle in gear. Explain that to your
insurance company. “it wasn’t me insurance man, it was my dog that crashed
my car into the building!”
Have a safe and enjoyful summer.
"Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club, headquartered in
Townsend, is in the process of writing its history," says
newly-elected Red Arrow President Joseph Kamp. "In that
regard, I have directed our Secretary Mary Stehula to as-
semble an ad hoc committee." Mary has recruited Rhonda
Kroll, Kathleen Marsh, and Therese Erler. The group met
June 27 to establish goals, procedures, and assign duties.
"Red Arrow turns 45 this year," said Stehula. "So much has
happened since the club was officially founded in 1968.
Our committee's goal is to gather information to document
our past 45 years and then update each year going forward.
We would like to publish a detailed accounting of Red Ar-
row's first 50 years in 2018."
Anyone having old club minutes, photos, pertinent docu-
ments, or personal recollections is asked to contact Mary
Stehula at misteh@ezwebtech (715-276-7769) or Kathleen
Marsh at email@example.com (715-276-6515).
The 3rd annual VETS 4 VETS of Oconto County Ben-
efit Golf Outing will be held June 7 at Red Maple
Country Club & Golf Course in Suring.. The event
raises funds for World War II and Korean War Veter-
ans to take the “OLD GLORY HONOR FLIGHT”
to Washington, DC.
The event starts at 10:30 a.m., registration at 9:30 with
an entry fee of $65.00. The cost includes 18 holes of
golf, cart rental (all golfers will have motorized carts),
buffet and gathering to follow. For those not golfing,
buffet will be $15.00. There will be bucket raffles, and
a 50/50 raffle.
There will be a chance to win a new car with a hole- in
- one on the 11th hole.
Registrations may be sent to: Vets 4 Vets, P.O. Box
135, Suring, WI 54174. It would be appreciated if ¼
payment ($65) for the team be sent to ensure a full out-
The deadline to register is June 1. For more infor-
mation, call Dick Genal at 920-373-3170 or Red Ma-
ple G.C. at 920-842-2553.
Kitty opened the meeting with introductions, correspondence
We received a querie on civil war soldiers.
Connie gave the Sec. report. Feb. was canceled due to the
weather. Bylaws were discussed as was what months we will
meet in and what months we won’t meet. The vote for this
was taken and motion passed.
Tony Brazeau donated a large envelope of ‘Looking Back
Articles’ from Oconto Co. Reporter which were them orga-
nized by Maxine.
Jake Jacobs presented a project on how a newspaper article
can be searched once he scans them and puts them on the
OCGS site. Permission is needed from Oconto Co. Reporter
to use our scanned articles on the OCGS website. It will have
a text recognition program.
Pres. Kitty Werner brought up Riscarda.
Adelaide was taking care of the PO box.
Connie Jacobs shared a program on “Newspapers Can Bring
Your Ancestors to Life.” This was very informative on
searching for obits and other articles where you could learn
more about you ancestry. Something to remember from this:
Write your own stories as many newspapers do not write
informative articles about families anymore. We are in need
of ideas for meetings.
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A Word or Two From Dr. Adam
Travel Aches and Strains Can Be a Pain In Your Back
Traveling can be rough on the body. Whether you are traveling alone on business or on your
way to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a car can leave you stressed, tired, stiff
In the Car:
Adjust the seat so you are as close to the steering wheel as comfortably possible. Your
knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place four fingers behind the back of your
thigh closest to your knee. If you cannot easily slide your fingers in and out of that space, you
need to re-adjust your seat.
Consider a back support. Using a support behind your
back may reduce the risk of low-back strain, pain The wid-
est part of the support should be between the bottom of
your rib cage and your waistline.
Exercise your legs while driving to reduce the risk of
any swelling, fatigue or discomfort. Open your toes as
wide as you can, and count to 10. Count to five while you
tighten your calf muscles, then your thigh muscles, then
your gluteal mus-
cles. Roll your shoulders forward and back, making
sure to keep your hands on the steering wheel and your
eyes on the road.
To minimize arm and hand tension while driving,
hold the steering wheel at approximately 3 o'clock and
7 o'clock, periodically switching to 10 o'clock and 5
Do not grip the steering wheel. Instead, tighten and
loosen your grip to improve hand circulation and de-
crease muscle fatigue in the arms, wrists and hands.
Take rest breaks. Never underestimate the potential
consequences of fatigue to yourself, your passengers
and other drivers.
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Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. P O Box 220
Wednesday and Friday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lakewood, WI 54138
Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ph: 715-276-9020
Sunday Closed Fax: 715-276-7151
New at the Lakes Country Public Library
FIZZ BOOM READ! Children’s summer reading program and
activities all summer – stop in any time to get started.
June 5, 11:00 a.m. Book Club – Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary
June 11, 2:00 p.m. Knitters Group
June 11, 5:00 p.m. Up North Authors Circle
June 19, 11:00 a.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group
June25, 2:00 p.m. Knitters Group
CLOSED Friday, July 4, Independence Day
New members always welcome.
Murder, Simply Stitiched by Isabella Alan
Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews
The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
Grim Shadows by Jenn Bennett
Night of the Living Thread by Janet Bolin
Dead Heat by Allison Brendan
All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke
The Book Stops here by Kate Carlisle
Independence Day by Ben Coes
Razing the Dead by Sheila Connolly
Dark Horses by Ralph W. Cotton (WESTERN)
The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
Terminal City by Linda Fairstein
The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner
Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes
One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon
The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
The Director by David Ignatius
Forty Times a Killer by William W. Johnstone (WESTERN)
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
The Keeper by John Lescroart
Child of Mine by David Lewis
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Ascendancy
Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery
Dreamweaver Trail by Emily March
The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry (WESTERN)
The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller
The Arsonist by Sue Miller
The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe
The Quick by Lauren Owen
Invisible by James Patterson
The Red Room by Ridley Pearson
A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson
Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
China Dolls by Lisa See
Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton
The Trailsman (newest) by Jon Sharpe (WESTERN)
The Heiresses by Sara Shepard
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
That Night by Chevy Stevens
Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer
Shockwave by Andrew H. Vacchs
The Girls of the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs
That Summer by Lauren Willig
Finding Me by Michelle Knight
Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich
Terminal City by Linda Fairstein
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The Arsonist by Sue Miller
The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Spirit Animals: Fire and Ice by Shannon Hale
Minecraft by Stephanie Milton
Harry O'Sullivan Age 83, beloved husband of
Adele nee Jurgens. Dear father of Bill (Tricia),
Jim (Nancy), Joe, Michael (Anne), Kathy (Jim)
Ward, Jane (Kevin) Hickey, and John (Kelly).
Loving grandfather of 21. Dear brother of the late
Mary Jane O'Sullivan. Fond uncle of many nieces
and nephews. Funeral Friday 9:15 am from Bever-
ly Ridge Funeral Home 10415 S. Kedzie Ave to
St. John Fisher Church. Mass 10 am. Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, me-
morials to Elim Christian Services; 13020 S. Cen-
tral Ave. Palos Heights, IL 60463 appreciated.
Visitation Thursday 3-9 pm. (773) 779-4411
Ruth Almyra Hassler Johnson, 98, long-time resident of
Batavia, Illinois passed away at Tidewell
Hospice, Bradenton, Florida, on May 11,
2014. She was born September 22, 1915
in Harvard, Illinois the daughter of Paul
Marlowe and Frank Chester (Sweetland)
Hassler. Ruth was first and foremost a
wonderful wife, mother, grandmother,
homemaker and cook. Ruth and her first
husband, Richard "Harold" Foland, were
owners of the Batavia Recreation Center
(later known as the Batavia Bowl). Ruth and Harold were
married for forty-eight years prior to his passing. Ruth was
remarried to Bert Johnson for twenty years. Ruth is sur-
vived by daughters, Susan Smith, Linda (Kurt) Maves and
Marlo (William) McGhie, daughter-in-law, Marsha Foland,
step-children, Richard Johnson, Marjorie Loughman, Mary
(Andrea Goudy) Johnson, fourteen grandchildren, five step-
grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchil-
dren. Also surviving Ruth is her siblings, Doris Hassler
Farmiloe, Jack (Elizabeth) Hassler and Elizabeth (James)
Moseley, as well as many nieces and nephews and their
families. In addition to her husbands, Ruth was preceded in
death by a son, Richard Harold "Dick" Foland, son-in-law
Ronald Smith, step son-in-law, Edward Loughman, siblings,
George Hassler, Frank Hassler, Lavina Hassler Ellithorpe,
Paul Hassler, Lois Hassler Curnock, Margaret Hassler
McGinnis and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be
held 4;00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, May 16, 2014 at
Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Bata-
via, IL. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday,
May 17, 2014 at Congregational Church of Batavia 21
South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. Memorial contributions
may be directed to Batavia Congregational Church or Salva-
tion Army or Philanthropy Department, Tidewell Hospice,
5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238.
John C. Mallon, Age 54. Beloved husband of 26 years
to Kim (nee Nowicki). Devoted father of Gwen, Becca,
and Connor Mallon. Loving son of Mai and the late Pat-
rick Mallon. Cherished brother of Joe (Barb), Gerry
(Joleen), and Steve (Mary) Mallon. Dear son-in-law of
Bill and Marge Nowicki. Adored uncle of 14, kind
cousin and friend of too many to count. Executive Vice
President at Smith & Nephew. Visitation Thursday 2-9
p.m. Funeral Friday 8:45 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy
& Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland
Park, IL to St. Michael Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Inter-
ment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, do-
nations to Chicago Zoological Society (Brookfield Zoo),
8400 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513 in John Mal-
lon's name would be appreciated. www.sheehyfh.com
St. John Lutheran Church, Townsend Services are held: Service times Sat. 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m..
The Christian Food Pantry is always in need of food and/or cash donations. Right now we are short on canned meats like stew or lunch meat,
canned spaghetti, varieties of soups, canned fruit like fruit cocktail and pineapple, peas, carrots, potato flakes, pasta noodles, macaroni, and rice.
Please bring these offerings and place themin the shopping cart in the church entryway. Thank you.
First Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Wabeno &Laona Forest Larger Parish office-715-473-3603
St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church Students who wish to participate in the Youth Group, call for details. 276-7364.
Church of Christ, 14299 Cty Rd W, Mountain, WI; Sunday Service; 8:30 a.m. Lois Trever, Church Secretary, 715-276-7112
Upper Room Family Church, Service Time: 6:00PM Sunday, 715-276-3255; Pastor: Wm. Shane Wheeler, Hwy 32, Townsend Children’s Sun-
day School and Adult Bible Studies
Our Friends at Church
Lakewood ---Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Wabeno---Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Church School During Service
Lakewood & Wabeno & Laona
Parish Office-4347 N. Branch St., Wabeno 715-473-3603
Lakewood 1552 Hwy 32
Rev. R. Lee Jennings, Jr
Stephen Mueller, Pastor Scott P. Wycherley, Music Director
Services are Saturdays 5:30 pm
Sundays 9 am
Call for details: 715-276-7214
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The chicks are PEEPING in Kindergarten. The stu-
dents are experiencing the incubation, hatching and
growing process. They're up to 19 chicks and the ex-
citement level is growing as the numbers increase
Mrs. Versaskas' 5th grade
students were excited to
receive their book from the
McCaslin Lions, McCaslin
Lioness, and Wabeno Li-
Mr. and Mrs. Seeber from Lake-
wood Super Valu visited and
gave us their 'Going Green' tip
for the month of May. It focused
on leaving the area that you visit
for a picnic or camping or any
other summer activity cleaner
than you found it. Thank you Mr.
and Mrs. Seeber for coming to
school and teaching us about tak-
ing care of our planet. This
month's winner of the 'Going
Green' cinch backpack is shown
here. He received the bag for
helping clean up after a messy
project. Another student (who
was absent) received a bag for
reusing a food container that
would have found its way to the garbage by using it for
Al Peters was selected as Support Staff Person of the Year for
the 2013-2014 school year. Mr. Peters is in his first year of
working at the elementary school as a Special Education Aide.
His primary job is to work with our special needs children. Al
is calm, caring, gentle, and compassionate to every child he
comes in contact with. His voice is so gentle and calming that
it helps the students that he is talking to also stay calm and
respond in a positive manner. He takes time to interact with all
the students. He treats everyone, adults and students, with re-
spect and honesty. Al was involved with the Home and School
Organization at the Wabeno Elementary even before he was
on staff. He helps in planning and working special events such
as Open House School Supply table, staffing the Home and
School and Family Engagement Team's table at conferences,
and helping with the Carnival Night. Congratulations on your
recognition, Mr. Peters. You are very deserving of it.
This is the artist of the Week
for May 12-16, 2014. The pro-
ject that the sixth grade worked
on was called 'Mosiacs'. She
did a very nice job of con-
trasting and highlighting colors
to make a very vibrant mosiac.
Way to "Step It Up" in Art
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