Oct 21; Home for the Holidays Friday afternoon the President announced that the remaining troops in Iraq will be officially coming back home, thus ending the war in Iraq. “Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq—tens of thousands of them—will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home. The last American soldiers will cross the border out of Iraq—with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops. That is how America’s military efforts in Iraq will end.” 10/08/2011 - U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, foreground center, speaks to Sailors during an all-hands call aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West spent the day touring spaces, meeting Sailors and observing shipboard operations in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 8, 2011. John C. Stennis was deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman, U.S. Navy/Released)
Logan Wamego was an Honorary Coach October 14th at the Crandon Cardinal’s “Tackling Cancer” football game. Because he was a coach he has been nominated by Channel 12 for the player of the week. Thousands of votes were placed to help Logan win this recognition by going online and voting for him. Voting was allowed once per day per computer. Voting ended on October 21st at 5:00 p.m. See page 3 for more about Logan’s coaching experience as well as a few photos from that night.
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From the Editor-news and notes
Congratulations on the birth of Natalie Annlynn born Oct 19th to Mandi Hartman and Sam Peterson; Jenny Bailey and Nick Kruse on the birth of Beau Wayne Kruse on Oct 23rd, and to Samatha Bresnyan and Jeff Watts on the birth of Nathan John Watts born Oct 24th. Get Well Wishes to all of our friends and neighbors. UPCOMING EVENTS; See page 19 for all of the monthly events scheduled. The weather– It is now Fall. Lately our weather has been cooler at night and comfy for sleeping, 40’s-low 60’s during the daytime. Reports of snow fall in the farther northwoods have come in but none in the Lakes Territory as of printing. Birthday Wishes to all of our friends and neighbors; Happy Birthday to Jack Bailey. Eileen Murphy Donnersberger, Jordan J. Bodoh, Dorene Jeskie Douglas, Hailey Carroll, writer and friend Jeff Mahon, Casey Ludwig, Casey O'Brien, Gas prices have gone down actually but not as much as they were a year ago. They’ve gone from $4 plus down to $3.49 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.
Attendance at the October 12 meeting of UNAC (Up North Authors Circle) was smaller than the past few months, but this allowed everyone attending to participate. The meeting began as Leone Kaylor shared a highly complimentary newspaper review of her father’s book she published under the title of Life Before Eighty. Dave Wood, who writes a book column for the Red Wing Minnesota Republican Eagle, wrote the lengthy evaluation of Leone’s father’s book for its September 30 issue. Getting any review is a challenge, but to have such a positive article in such a newspaper is really a feather in Leone’s cap. Shari Passelt followed Leone by delighting members with a children’s Christmas book she is writing called Santa’s Raingear. The book is done in wonderful rhyming couplets reminiscent of Twas the Night Before Christmas, but with an inspirational twist. Shari uses her creativity to interweave the popular story of Santa’s Christmas Eve visit with the equally beloved Biblical story relating the reason for the season: the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Everyone loved it. Zach Mason then changed the group’s focus as he read a short story he has entitled Contagion. The hero of Zach’s creative fictional piece is a teacher named Miss Meek who lives in Antigo. Miss Meek has gotten involved in the community’s emotional reaction to the death of a student reportedly involved in a coven. Miss Meek, who is NOT a witch, saves the day by using Christian symbols, songs, and prayers to fight off satanic evil infecting the city. Everyone agreed Zach has crafted an exciting and compelling tale. Next up was poet Dorothy Devolt. Dorothy read a few more stanzas of the poem she is working on called “Up North Authors Circle.” However, she blew away the group by then reciting from memory her newest inspirational poem about a visit from an angel who brings Dorothy peace of mind and celestial joy. Tom Thielke ended the meeting by displaying some artifacts about the Suring area he has gathered for Rhoda Ebersole, a former resident now living in Las Vegas who is writing a history of Suring. Tom then read a wonderful poem by Townsend resident Dick Lowery. Entitled “Full Circle,” Dick’s poem is a nostalgic look at over four decades of life and change in the Lakewood area. Dick composed his poem for and read it at the Lakewood reunion held last September. UNAC will meet again on Wednesday, November 9 at 5:00 at the Lakewood Library. New members are always welcome.
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"Thanksgiving, like Ambassadors, Cabinet officers and others Smeared with political ointment, Depends for its existence on Presidential appointment." --Ogden Nash
Washington, DC . . . On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789, as an official holiday of “sincere and humble thanks.” The nation then celebrated its first Thanksgiving under its new Constitution. On October 3, 1863, President Lincoln made the traditional Thanksgiving celebration a nationwide holiday to be commemorated each year on the fourth Thursday of November. In the midst of a bloody Civil War, President Lincoln issued a Presidential Proclamation in which he enumerated the blessings of the American people and called upon his countrymen to "set apart
and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." In 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday to the third Thursday of November to lengthen the Christmas shopping season and boost the economy, which was still recovering from the Depression. This move, which set off a national debate, was reversed in 1941 when Congress passed and President Roosevelt approved a joint house resolution establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. The three-page engrossed Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln is part of Record Group 11, General Records of the United States Government; Presidential Proclamations, 1791-2000, in the custody of the National Archives. The October Proclamation (Presidential Proclamation 2373) signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on October 31, 1939, is also part of Record Group 11 and the Presidential Proclamation series. The House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res. 41) is part of Record Group 233, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives held by the Center for Legislative Archives.
A Kindergarten student at Wabeno Elementary in Mrs. Champine’s room was invited by the Crandon Cardinals team to be an honorary coach for their season finale “Tackling Cancer” football game. Logan Wamego’s story has been an inspiration to many and has traveled no further than the Crandon Cardinals locker room! With the help of Mrs. Mary Propson, Mrs. Jacki Champine, and Coach Jamie Conway, Logan was lead by coaching staff Friday night inside the locker room where he was a vital part of the pregame pep talk. It was then that Logan met players and coaching staff, was given a Cardinals jersey, pink "Tackling Cancer" t-shirt, and a helmet signed by the entire coaching staff and players. Afterward, he was escorted to the field where he participated in the coin toss and received the Susan B. Anthony silver dollar. The sideline coaching experience was one that he will never forget, especially when he was interviewed by Channel 12 on how he enjoyed this special honor. The cold, wind, sleet like rain could not wipe the smile away from his face nor the players and staff he met. “Logan’s story is nothing short of remarkable. This young man has battled everything from an amputated left leg to more recently losing most of his hearing in his right ear. None of these setbacks have slowed Logan down. He attends full time in my classroom and is doing very well”, reports his teacher Mrs. Champine. “He is an inspiration to all on how you should never give up”. Logan, his family, and Mrs. Champine would like to thank Coach Conway, Mrs. Propson and the entire Crandon football team for this amazing experience.
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Healers of Avalon returns for another fun-filled weekend of holistic wellness and relaxation for the mind, body, and spirit. Come join us November 4th through November 6th for a variety of mini workshops, mini-sampling holistic treatments, and individual practitioner sessions. Practitioners specializing in massage, Reiki, reflexology, Indian head massage, tarot reading, herbalism, belly dancing, raindrop technique, self-hypnosis, and more will be present and available for sessions! We're also introducing a new member to our staff: Christina Rumppe, a psychic medium who hails from the well-renowned spiritualist camp located in Wonewoc and who will be available for psychic readings as well. The wellness weekend will take place once again at the Townsend Town Hall. Here is the breakdown of schedules of events for the weekend:
$40 one-time entry fee – allows access to all practitioners for minisessions) 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Private full sessions available with all practitioners. Have you been to our wellness weekend before and have a favorite practitioner or treatment? Sign up for a private full session! (Cost: $20/30 minutes; $40/1 hour) 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Get your groove on with the Eastern art of Belly Dancing! Teacher Jessica Cook will lead you through some routines, including teaching about movement, body mechanics, and core work (and just plain having fun while working your body!). (Cost: $25)
Sunday, November 6th: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Reiki I Class. Come learn about the practice of traditional Usui Reiki, the art of healing through touch. Learn Friday, November 4th: 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Introduction to the Art of Tarot with Tina Keenan. about the history and development of Reiki, and become attuned as a Reiki I student in the traditional method. Manual and certificate Learn about the history of tarot reading, as well as a practical understanding of the meanings behind the cards. Tarot decks will also will be included. You must RSVP to attend this class, as a count must be gathered for manuals and certificates. (Cost: $50) be available for separate purchase. (Workshop – Cost: $10) 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Guided relaxation/walkthrough group meditation. Feeling stressed? Need an outlet? Come sit in on a group meditation, where we lead you through a guided meditation to help release that stress and tension and help you relax! (Cost: Free!) Saturday, November 5th: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Mini-treatment sessions with all practitioners. Interested in sampling small holistic sessions to get an idea of different techniques and holistic treatments? This is for you! (Cost: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Private full sessions available with all practitioners. Have you been to our wellness weekend before and have a favorite practitioner or treatment? Sign up for a private full session! (Cost: $20/30 minutes; $40/1 hour) Call Healers of Avalon at (608) 784-1419, Phil Adamczyk at (715) 850-2420, or email us at email@example.com to RSVP today!
Molly Grybowski and Cloe Klingensmith were the October winners of the Lakewood Super Valu “I got caught going green” tshirts. The students where caught doing a "green" deed at school during the month of September.
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“My Journey” By Bonnie Vrchota
Around the age of 50, those of us who were sun worshippers or never wore sunscreen, start to see those nasty age spots appearing on the left side of face (from driving) and on the tops of our hands, along with any exposed skin we abused to the sun. We also see the start of wrinkles around our eyes, lips and neck! I have the scoop from my dermatologist on what to do & use. I went to Ulta and Drugstore.com, to find the ingredients she suggested. They both had what I was looking for at a reasonable price. The product Alpha Hydrox offers the ingredients needed: Hydroquinone 2% (a lightening agent) and Alpha Hydroxy acids (10%-12%) to exfoliate the skin and help quicken the lightening process. Similar to a chemical peel and microderm abrasion, these products will give your skin a smoother appearance. Use at night after cleansing your skin. You will need a good moisturizer without alpha hydroxy acids to reduce skin irritation. Your skin might be more sensitive and you’ll need to wear a sunscreen, SPF 30, to keep the spots and wrinkles at bay. However, the results will make you happy, especially if you have dehydrated skin, dark pigmentation or freckles. Start slow to see how your skin reacts to these products. Try to avoid them during the late spring to early fall months. I talked about lightening dark skin spots and smoothing wrinkles using Alpha Hydrox products. Add a moisturizer base with AHA to apply over your face after using Alpha Hydrox AHA products. Products with beta hydroxy acid or salicylic acid are better used on oily skin with blackheads and whiteheads. Alph Hydroxy acids are better used on thickened, sun-damaged skin where breakouts are not a problem. Some simple guidelines to use when using Alpha Hydroxy Acid products. Choose skin care products/ cosmetics that don’t contain AHA to help reduce further skin irritation while using Alpha Hydrox products. Cleansers with AHA are simply washed off before absorption occurs, so they aren’t very effective. Baby shampoo or baby wash as a cleanser are very gentle on your skin & eyes. Use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15, but 30 is better. It should contain avobenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for UVA protection. I use Coppertone oil free faces 30 SPF and Neutrogena Age Shield Hand cream SPF 30. When starting an AHA skin regime, start with a lower concentrations (5%, 8% and a pH of 3-4). If the AHA is listed as the 2nd or 3rd ingredient on the list, it probably has the proper concentration. Remember, Drugstore.com & Ulta both carry Alpha Hydrox products. Enjoy your mini-microderm abrasion regimen. Next month: Microderm abrasion machines.
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A Word or Two From Dr. Adam
Six Benefits of Exercise
1. Wakes You Up. If you feel too fatigued to do anything after a long day of work, spending 20 minutes just two or three times each week performing some form of exercise will increase your endurance and your energy will skyrocket. 2. Exercise Makes You Smile. Reach for your sneakers instead of a Snickers when you’re feeling down, stressed or angry. A study performed at Duke University shows that just eight to ten minutes of strenuous exercise can dramatically reduce negative feelings and make you feel better. Exercise releases chemicals from the brain known as endorphins, which naturally make you feel good. 3. Exercise Helps Prevent Cancer. Regular exercise proves to be a key factor in cancer prevention. Research continues to confirm that exercise reduces the risk of developing cancer. Researchers theorize that it may boost the immune system’s ability to detect and kill cancer cells. 4. Exercise Soothes Arthritic Joints. Stretching exercises, swimming and range of motion exercises all help to reduce arthritic pain and increase joint mobility. Strength training builds muscles and keeps joints moving well. 5. Exercise Keeps You Young. As we grow older, our bodies manufacture less human growth hormone (HGH), a substance that improves our immune system, builds muscles, burns fat and contributes to our general feeling of well-being. Lower body exercises with weights can help slow down age related decline by stimulating the production of HGH. 6. Exercise “Knocks You Out.” Exercise helps you sleep better. Studies from the University of Arizona, Tucson, found fewer sleep disorders among young men and women who took exercise classes or who walked briskly at least six blocks each day.
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New at the Lakes Country Public Library
Let's Take the Long Way Home - Gail Caldwell Murder Under the Cover - Kate Carlisle The Surrogate - Tania Carver Shelter - Harlan Coben Coup d'Etat - Ben Coes The Drop - Michael Connelly The Infernals - John Connolly The Bad Always Die Twice - Cheryl Crane Covenant - Dean Crawford • Kindle (as of 9/21/2011) Wolf at the Door - Mary Janice Davidson • Barnes & Noble nook Falling Together - Marisa de los Santos The Favored Queen - Carolly Erickson • Sony Reader (Pocket Edition, PRS-700, Daily Edition, PRS-505, The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides and Touch Edition) Lost December - Richard Evans • Kobo eReader Lake Eden Cookbook - Joanne Fluke Kill Shot - Vince Flynn • PanDigital Novel A Vine in the Blood - Leighton Gage • iPad/iPhone/iTouch My Brother's Keeper - Keith Gilman • Android devices* American Heiress - Daisy Goodwin Story Time in Lakewood The Lady of the Rivers - Philippa Gregory Story time for the Lakes Country Public Library is being held on TuesThe Litigators - John Grisham days at 10 a.m. Children ages three and up are invited to join us for a half Deed of Murder - Cora Harrison an hour of stories, poems, songs and crafts. For more information contact The Lost Women of Lost Lake - Ellen Hart the library at 715-276-9020. Triangles - Ellen Hopkins The Dovekeepers - Alice Hoffman Lakes Country Book Club meets at 11:00 on the first Thursday of the The Sisters - Nancy Jensen month. NEW MEMBERS are always welcome. Multiple copies of the Bonnie - Iris Johansen books are available at the library. Upcoming Discussions: The Boy in the Suitcase - Lene Kaaberbol November 3 - "Fragile" by Lisa Unger The Daughter's Walk - Jane Kirkpatrick December 1- "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford Freezing - Clea Koff New Christmas Books Lassiter - Paul Levine Home for Christmas - Jan Brett The Mercy - Beverly Lewis An Angel for Christmas - Heather Graham The Ares Decision - Robert Ludlum Christmas Cookbook - Debbie Macomber Steel: And Other Stories - Richard Matheson 1225 Christmas Tree Lane - Debbie Macomber Chocolate Covered Murder - Leslie Meier Christmas at Timberwoods - Fern Michaels A Deadly Injustice - Ian Morson The Christmas Wedding - James Patterson City of Whispers - Marcia Muller A Christmas Homecoming - Anne Perry The Cat's Table - Michael Ondaatje The Impossible Dead - Ian Rankin New Books The Bird Sisters - Rebecca Rasmussen South of Superior - Ellen Airgood Ghost Hero - S.J. Rozan Triple Shot - Sandra Balzo Glow - Amy Ryan Lost Memory of Skin - Russell Banks Shock Wave - John Sandford As the Pig Turns - M.C. Beaton The Snow Angel - Glenn Beck A Mortal Terror - James Benn OverDrive EPUB books The library now has a small but growing number of EPUB format eBooks available for downloading through OverDrive. These titles can be checked out for 7 or 14 days depending on your preference. Books can be returned early, but they cannot be renewed. All OverDrive ebooks can be read on your computer using Adobe Digital Editions software and can be transferred to OverDrive compatible devices. OverDrive's eBooks are compatible with the following e-readers:
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9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed
P O Box 220 Lakewood, WI 54138 Ph: 715-276-9020 Fax: 715-276-7151
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Jerome "Mike" Powers (December 2, 1921 - January 9, 2011) Jerome “Mike” Powers, 89, longtime resident of Howard and Green Bay, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at a local hospital. He was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Green Bay to Ed and Julia (Nick) Powers. He graduated from Annunciation Grade School and Green Bay West High School with the Class of 1940. Mike was known as an outstanding athlete, beginning in 6th grade when he was Green Bay's Marbles Champion, and continuing through West High School in Green Bay, and Lake Forest College where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He was elected Captain and voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates at West High and Lake Forest College. Mike was inducted into the Lake Forest Hall of Fame in 1975. During World War II, Mr. Powers served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division with service in the South Pacific and China Theater, serving from 1943-1946. Following the war, Mr. Powers graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. He worked as a Special Agent with the FBI in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Penn., New York and New Jersey. In 1952, Mike married Faith Steed in Antigo, Wis. Mr. Powers received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lake Forest College and earned a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University. He also did post graduate work at Marquette University and the University of Colorado. Mike coached and taught in Elgin, Ill., before returning to his alma mater, West High, where he served as a winning coach and Guidance Counselor for 30 years.
He served on both the Annunciation Grade School and Our Lady of Premontre school boards. Mike was also a Christmas Tree Grower, wholesale and retail. He planted over one million trees in Northeastern Wisconsin, was a 40 year member of the American Tree Farm System and had been recognized by the State of Wisconsin as Family Forester of the Year. Mike was also a member of the St. Norbert College Golden Knights, the Delta Theta Fraternity and the Society of Former FBI Agents. Mr. Powers was a member of Annunciation and St. Agnes Parishes in Green Bay. The Powers family enjoyed their time at their cottage at Waubee Lake and while in that area were also members of St. Mary’s of the Lake Parish in Lakewood, Wis. He is survived by his wife, Faith and his five wonderful offspring, Kathleen Powers, Eagan, Minn.; Mary Powers, Wausau, Wis.; Michael and Teri Powers, Fairbanks, Alaska; Kelly and Lila Powers, Centennial, Colo.; Dan and Dion Powers, St. Paul, Minn. Mike was a loving grandfather to Jacob, Cullen, Mackenzie and Hannah Powers of Minnesota, to Kate, Anna and Dan Powers of Alaska, and Marissa and Mark Powers of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and brothersin-law, Kathleen and Ray Raymaker and Muggs and Chink Saunders. Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Dane Radecki, O.Praem officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit Paul’s Pantry. The Powers family wishes to express their gratitude to Mike’s niece and nephew, Julie Stiefvater and Chris Raymaker for their assistance, love and support. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
O'Connor, Dorothy L. (nee Middleton) beloved wife of the late James F. O'Connor; loving mother of Michael and Ellen (Charles) Borawski; dearest grandmother of Samantha and Melissa; devoted friend of Dolores, Babe and the late Janette; cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation Sunday 2:00 PM until time of service 5:30 PM at Lawn Funeral Home 7909 State Road (5500 W) Burbank, IL 60459. Interment private. Funeral Info: 708-636-2320 Published in Chicago Sun-Times on October 9, 2011
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Our Friends at Church
St. John Lutheran Church, Townsend Services are held: Service times Sat. 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 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 them in 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. Upper Room Family Church, Service Time: 6:00PM Sunday, 715-276-3255; Pastor: Wm. Shane Wheeler Temporarily meeting at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church Hwy 32 in Lakewood; Children’s Sunday School and Adult Bible Studies
St. Mary’s of the Lake
Saturday Masses-Silver Cliff 5:30 p.m.; Lakewood 4 p.m. Sunday Masses-Lakewood 9:00; Crooked Lake 7:30 a.m. Weekday Masses-Tuesday thru Friday Lakewood 8:30 a.m. Parish Picnic August 21, 2011 Rev. Jason Blahnik, Pastor
Forest Larger Parish First Presbyterian Church
Laona---Sun.56:00 p.m. 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 Pastors Dennis & Wendy Mannering
St. Ambrose Catholic Church-Wabeno Saturday—4 p.m. Sunday—10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s of the Lake 15232 Cty. Rd F Lakewood, WI 54138
Stephen Mueller, Pastor
Scott P. Wycherley, D.C.E.
Service Times Saturday 5:30; Sunday 9 am
Bible Classes: Wed. Breakfast 7am, Thur. 10 am, Men's Class Thur. 7 pm Call for details: 715-276-7214
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church E.L.C.A.
Sunday Worship Service-8:45 a.m.
Sunday School—9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion First and Third Sundays
11005 Hwy M Suring, WI 54174 (Three miles east of Suring)
The Pine Needle Quilters met Oct. 17, with 34 members "demo's" for Christmas gift ideas. present. We had a "Trick & Treat". exchange, which We had "Show and Tell", and our raffle of fat quarters was a lot of fun. and other goodies. Karen Verhagen gave a demonstration on a Christmas Tree wall hanging. There are 33 members signed up for the trip to Cedarburg on Nov. 9. We are to meet at Breed Community Bldg. at 6:45 a.m. We were reminded of the President's Challenge, that we each make one quilt for the soldiers, which is due by Memorial Day. Sheila Hixon showed the quilt top, for the raffle at our quilt show, which is tentatively set for Oct. 6, 2012. We started signing up for the Christmas Party Dec. 5, at Waters Edge, on Dec. 5. Cost will be $10 for members, sign up at Nov. meeting. A "Mystery Quilt" sign up will be at the Nov. meeting Size will be 48" x 60", and can be scrappy or planned. Also at the Nov. meeting, we will have 6 different We meet at Breed Town Hall and Community Center, our regular meeting is the third Monday of the month, at 7 p.m. and sewing session the first Monday of each
Weddings, Funerals and Once-in-a-Lifetime Gatherings
I promise this isn’t going to be maudlin, even though the weather has turned gray, chilly and dank down here in Ohio. This month I want to tell you about someone who really had a positive impact on me, at a time and place that just doesn’t often cross my mind as being one at which significant things happen: a Holiday Inn swimming pool in Hammond, Indiana. At the time I was engaged to be married, going to college, working almost full time, dealing with a court case brought on by marginally moronic stupidity (coupled with a martini and spaghetti dinner with roommates, and my boss) … in other words, I was a bit stressed. My bride to be was an attendant at her good friend’s wedding, and I was along for moral support and as a dance partner, if her opposite number on the other side of the aisle didn’t measure up. This was the sixth wedding I had attended in the previous 18 months. Of those, I was best man at two and groomsman at another. And remember, I was getting married soon myself. In other words, I wasn’t all that happy to be there. While the current, and soon to be, brides were off doing what they do the afternoon before the big event, I was left to my own devices. I drifted down to the pool and found a table and an ice cold Meister Brau, cracked a book and tried to relax a little. Shortly, a raft of kids showed up to swim, with their mom in tow, the bride’s older sister, whom I had met the evening before at the rehearsal dinner. We talked a bit, and she sensed from my not too brilliant banter, that I was not the happiest camper at poolside. When she asked if something was bothering me, it was like the dam broke up at the Dells, emptying the entire lake. I whined and complained about the drudgery of too many weddings, surrounded by people faking joy at being there, the long drive, spending too much money on gifts, drinking and eating too much, in some cases sponging off relatives. You might say I was raining on everyone’s parade, and not being very good company. She could have ignored me, moved to another table, sicced her kids on me … any number of things I deserved, and more. But instead, she scooted over closer, looked me in the eye, and told me to think about something. She said, “You know, this is a unique experience. No matter how many times you had this very same event, even if it were tomorrow or yesterday, the same people wouldn’t be here. So instead of looking at the whole thing as a burden, think of it as an opportunity to participate in something that will never, EVER, happen again. This is a wedding, and all these people came here just to see it and be a part of it … including you. So you get to meet them, talk with them, drink and eat with them, all while sharing the joy of the moment and witnessing this great event. And like I said, this same group will never ever be together again. It’s like the whole thing was put on just for your benefit!” The wise sister continued. “And if you stop and think about it, funerals are the same way. Yeah, they aren’t the joy filled stuff of weddings, but they are unique just the same. Different day, different people, no matter how you cut it. And those unique groups of people are all there just to celebrate the life of someone they care about. So instead of thinking about all the negatives, think about what a rare opportunity you have in front of you. And that it will NEVER happen again. Aren’t we lucky to be here?!!!” And she was right. It was a rare opportunity, filled with joy, fun, food and entertainment, and not incidentally, a beautiful bride and handsome groom exchanging their wedding vows. What she didn’t realize is what it was that I took from the wedding, other than good memories and a good time. And that was this story, which I have probably told 50 times over the years. We all have choices, in almost everything we do, and many times it boils down to whether we will take the high road or low road, positive or negative, smart or smart aleck. It’s a simple thing on the surface, but far more complex to accomplish if you mire yourself in the negative rather than the positive. Sure, this isn’t rocket science, nor does it pave the way to world peace or solve our economic nightmares … but it is a slice of life that took me from feeling sorry for myself, and thrust me into the enjoyment of the moment along with hundreds, maybe thousands, of moments to come. Even if it wasn’t in Wisconsin.
Jeff Hersh, Wabeno Fire Chief and Fire Fighter Sheri Calewarts came to Wabeno Head Start to teach the children Fire and Emergency safety. They had the children climb in the ambulance where they showed them the kits they use for little children like themselves. The children were able to look and touch some of the emergency equipment. The children asked several questions such as how do some of the things work. The children were allowed to see how they turn on the lights and sirens. Chief Hersh and Fire Fighter Calewarts joined the kids fir lunch. It was a very enjoyable and memorable day for the Wabeno Head Start team and children!
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The Lakewood Kolorama Kickoff was held at the Lakewood Zoo. Families from around the Lakes Country Territory and beyond attended the Lakewood Kolorama Kickoff in September with a trip to the Lakewood Zoo where it was held. Children of all ages were found painting their pumpkins, and very creatively. Chicken booyah was being served along with holiday treats. There were several little booths with items for sale. The families were able to ride on the hayride around the Zoo to see all of bears, tigers, pigs and more. The highlight of the day was being able to hold one of the baby tigers. Smaller children were thrilled that they could come and pet or pick up one of the smaller animals. The kids absolutely loved it! They enjoyed walking around the zoo and seeing all the decorations and animals and the weather cooperated well. Photo by Yana Holdener
Wabeno Elementary School is building our school-wide community by instituting Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Students have learned school-wide and classroom expectation and will continue to learn other behavior expectations. October’s Cool Tool for Learning is Respect. As a kick-off to our Respect theme, students gathered all their putdowns (negative words and actions directed at themselves or others) and got rid of them by shredding them. During assembly the shredded put-downs were gathered together as students chanted “No More Put-Downs.” Throughout the next week, students gathered positive statements and actions that BUILD UP themselves or others. Students really enjoyed these two activities.
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On November 24, 2011, at St John Lutheran Church, Townsend, WI will be hosting a 2nd Thanksgiving Day meal at noon. Any individual or couple who will be aloneplease come to St John for social and devotion and meal. We will be asking for free-will donation to defray cost of food. We are looking for volunteers and donation. Meal will be made at church except we will accept donation of homemade pies. We will have a list of items we needed to be donated (this will help to defray cost and need for offering). Please call Sue Eichinger. Please sign up if you will attend by November 20th. Limited Seating. (Yes, we know it is the Packer-Lions games are playing at this time). If you need transportation please call we will be glad to bring you to church.
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Green Bay, WI—October 26, 2011— The Neville Public Museum announces the opening of the highly competitive 67th Art Annual Juried Exhibition on November 5, 2011, an exhibit featuring some of the finest, regional artwork. The artwork showcases forty artists from twenty communities in Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and will be on display until February 12, 2012. The artists, each represented by one artwork, are: Leah Broyde Abrahams, Green Bay; Steve Ballard, Appleton; April Beiswenger, De Pere; Sally Berner, Green Bay; William Bohné, De Pere; Martha Coaty, Green Bay; Jan Comstock, Baileys Harbor; Brent Crabb, Green Bay; Margo Kay Crook, Hortonville; Patricia Derozier, Green Bay; William Dais, Green Bay; Bonnie De Arteaga, Brillion; Charles Eaton, Menominee (MI); John Gordon, Kewaunee; Amy Graff, Green Bay; Kasey J. Hembel, Green Bay; Arda Ishkhanian, De Pere; Craig A. Johnson, De Pere; Karl Kralapp, Pulaski; Daniel Klewer, Green Bay; Michael Letts, Negaunee (MI); Bobbie Lovell, De Pere; Marjorie Mau, Green Bay; Steven Monske, Green Bay; Steve Moore, Pound; Steven Morgan, Scandinavia; Lee Mothes, Kaukauna; Maxine Nobbe, Oshkosh; Brian Pirman, De Pere; Betsy Popp, Townsend; Denise Presnell-Weidner, Sheboygan; Rafael Francisco Salas, Ripon; Roberta Scherrer, Green Bay; Lee Shippey, Ripon; Christine Style, Green Bay; Maura Vazquez, Green Bay; Kathryn Wedge, Neenah; Pat Williams, Luxemburg; Nancy Windingstad, Green Bay; Richard Wunsch, Wausau. The 67th Art Annual exhibit features artwork done in a variety of media including paintings, drawings, original prints, photographs, sculpture and ceramics. This year’s judge, Randall Berndt of Madison, selected 40 from a total of 91 artists who submitted entries. Six awards will be presented at the exhibition’s opening reception; the winners will be announced at that time. The Art Annual, established by the Neville Public Museum in 1942, accepts submissions from artists living in Northeastern Wisconsin or in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Each year a judge or judges (who are artists with either museum, gallery or teaching experience) from outside of the area reviews the entries and chooses “the best of the best” for inclusion in the exhibition.
On Thursday October 20th, Ed Jeziorny from the Pour Haus Bar & Grill of Lakewood stopped by the Wabeno School District Office and presented donations totaling $1155 to Kim Odekirk for the School District’s Athletic Program. Over the course of the summer several people approached the owners of the Pour Haus to co-ordinate and organize a benefit for the athletic program which had suffered budget cuts from the state level down. Several parents of children attending school in the Wabeno district mentioned that they wished that there was a way that new jerseys could be acquired for the junior high students. Ed & Betsy Jeziorny got together with Jeff Shaw from the Golden Eagle in Townsend & Jason Kaster of Northwood’s Homes in Lakewood. They came up with a plan to raise funds. On August 27th a group of Motorcycle and Car enthusiasts gathered at the Pour Haus and went on a 98 mile scenic ride in Oconto County. As a result, the funds were raised and presented to the school district to be used to help out the athletic program. In addition to the riders, there were many local businesses and residents that made contributions to the event. The list of people and businesses that contributed is way too long to mention. The organizers are planning to make this an annual event. So watch for next year’s announcement for the: LOG ROLLERS PRIDE RIDE!! A special thanks to the following businesses for being a donation drop stop: Pour Haus Bar & Grill – Lakewood, Gold Eagle Pizza – Townsend, Backhaus Retreat – Wabeno T-Bobs – Laona, Windfall Inn – Wabeno, 9 Mile All Sport Resort -White Lake, and Bea-
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At the October 17th meeting of the Oconto County Genealogy Society, members Jake Jacobs and his wife Corrine recently returned from their genealogy trip in Germany. As a special treat to the members, the Jacobs shared their trip with a photo slide presentation. The Jacobs were surprised to see along their travels the amount of flowers that grow on the buildings along the river front. Also, German territories are famous for their wines. The vinyards are grown on massive angled mountain sides and anywhere they can grow. The Jacobs trip was well organized before they left home. By the time they arrived at their town destinations, researchers had already located some of their familys’ descendants and places where earlier ancestors had lived and worked. To learn more about membership and researching Oconto County records, contact the Society at www.ocgs.com
National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of October25, 2011
This week the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced an increase in activated reservists, while the Navy announced a decrease. The net collective result is 342 more reservists activated than 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 70,518; Navy Reserve, 4,634; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 10,748; Marine Corps Reserve, 5,718, and the Coast Guard Reserve, 780. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 92,398, including both units and individual augmentees.
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It’s hard to believe but Christmas is just around the corner and the Lakewood Zoo is gearing up early. On November 18th the Lakewood Zoo will start their first annual Crazy Christmas Lights. This event will run every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Dusk to 9 p.m. through January 28, 2012. This will be a great event to get the family or a group of friends together and visit the zoo. Along with all the lights there will be a hayride through the woods. You can also sit by our giant bonfire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows. We are hard at work getting our lights up so if you drive by and see our lights lit we are just testing them. You might also notice that we are getting several new pine trees in so we can light them up. There will be lights and displays everywhere for kids of all ages to enjoy. Our hayride will run each night and will hold approximately 20 people so you can bring a group and enjoy the ride together. You can also call ahead and make reservations if you have a large family or group. Starting November 18 the zoo will only be open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. but you can always leave a message for a reservation and we will get back to you. (715)-276-3344 With Christmas on the way we want to remind you of our annual pass. It’s good for a year and the cost is $45.00 per person for ages 3 to 15 and $48.00 per person for ages 16 and up. Our prices will be going up next year to $5.00 for ages 3-15 and $8.00 for ages 16 and over so if you’re a frequent visitor you might want to get your pass now. Why wait get it now and watch the animals out in the winter. This season pass does include your entry to the Lakewood Zoo for all of our events including Halloween and Christmas! Also, watch future articles or follow us on facebook to find out when Santa will be visiting the zoo. While you are at the zoo you can also shop for some Christmas gifts or get your fireworks for New Years Eve. Why not bring in 2012 with a bang! So mark your calendars for a fun night at the Lakewood Zoo and don’t forget if you are busy through the holiday season we will still be having our Crazy Christmas Lights Tours through the end of January every Wed Fri & Sat evenings.
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace. He issued a Presidential Order directing the head of the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veterans Affairs, to form a Veterans Day National Committee to organize and oversee the national observance of Veterans Day. In 1968, Congress moved Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. However, it became apparent that the NoJune 1, 1954: President Eisenhower signs vember 11th date was historically sigHR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans nificant to a great many Americans. As Day. Standing are: Alvin J. King, Wayne Richa result, Congress formally returned ards, Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward the observance of Veterans Day to its Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts. traditional date in 1978. For more information regarding the history of Veteran’s Day go to www.va.gov
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OCONTO COUNTY For details see: http://www.ocontocounty.org/
Thursday, November 03, 2011 - Spaghetti Supper - Lena 5:00AM Lena High School. Contact Kathy at (920) 829-6312. Friday, November 04, 2011 Fall Bazaar - Gillett 10:00AM - At St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. 101 W. Main St. Crafts, booyah & bake sale. 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. For more information (920) 855-6215. Sunday, November 06, 2011 Annual Staff Holiday Craft Bazaar - Suring 10:00AM At the Suring High School 10:00 A.M 2:00P.M. Call (920) 842-2182. Tuesday, November 08, 2011Soup/Sandwich Buffet & Bazaar - Oconto 11:00AM - At First American Lutheran Church, Oconto. 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Fundraiser for the GFWC Oconto Woman's Club. Contact Audrey Frease (920) 834-5256. Friday, November 11, 2011 Veteran’s Day Celebration - Lena 9:00AM - At Lena High School. Contact Kathy at (920) 829-6312. Saturday, November 12, 2011 Winter Dance - Mountain At Mountain Community Building sponsored by the Chute Pond Snowmobile Club. Contact Michelle (920) 655-1433.for time. Friday, November 18, 2011 Festival of Lights - Lakewood Zoo Nov. 18 - Jan. 28 4:00PM - Every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday take a hayride through the woods and enjoy our light displays. We will have hundreds of thousands of lights on display. For more information call (715) 276-3344. Saturday, November 19, 2011 Tabor Lutheran Church Dinner - Mountain 3:30PM MOUNTAIN Tabor Lutheran Church’s Hunters Dinner All you can eat noon to 6:30 P.M. Youth group book sale. Also serving dinners the 3rd Thursday of the month May thru Oct. from 3:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Contact (715) 276-7707. Monday, November 21, 2011 Lights of Love Lighting Ceremony - Oconto 7:00PM at 7:00 P.M. Holtwood Park. (920) 834-6254. Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner - Gillett 3:30PM -At Hillside Assembly of God. 3:30-6:30 P.M. For those alone or in financial need, call for delivery or come to the church. For more information (920) 855-2962. Friday, November 25, 2011- Jan 1 2012 Christmas in the Civic Club Park - Lena (5:00PM – LENA Christmas in the Civic Club Park. Contact Kathy at (920) 829-6312. Winter Wonderland at Holtwood Park - Nov 25 - Dec 31 (5:00PM – OCONTO Over 300 decorated trees and displays sponsored by Oconto area businesses and organizations. Contact (920) 834-6254. Santa's Visit - Oconto 6:30PM - Sponsored by the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce. Santa will visit with children at City Hall from 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. While waiting to talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus children can make ornaments for City Hall’s tree and write letters to Santa (which he will respond to). Have a picture taken. For more information call (920) 834-6254. Saturday, November 26, 2011 Holiday Craft Fair - Lakewood, Townsend, Mountain 9:30AM Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. In the Townsend, Mountain and Lakewood town halls. Contact the Lakes Country Library (715) 2769020. LAKEWOOD- Presbyterian Church Holiday Bake Sale Grandma’s Attic, lunch, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Contact Shirley Rohe (715) 276-7455. Avenue of Lights - Nov 26 - Jan 1 (6:30PM - OCONTO FALLS Avenue of Lights 6:30 P.M. Main Street, Oconto Falls. (920) 8484280.
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