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Nov/Dec 2009 FREE

October 24, 2009 -

President Obama Signs
Wabeno School District to
Emergency Declaration for Honor Area Veterans
H1N1 Flu The School District of
Wabeno Area will be
White House Authority
Section 1135 of the Social Security Act [42 USC having a special cele-
§1320b–5] permits the Secretary of Health and Human bration on November
Services to waive certain regulatory requirements for 11th in honor all of our
healthcare facilities in response to emergencies. Two veterans.
conditions must be met for the Secretary to be able to
issue such “1135 waivers”: first, the Secretary must The following activi-
have declared a Public Health Emergency; second, the ties will be enjoyed:
President must have declared a National Emergency
either through a Stafford Act Declaration or National 8:30-9:45 Hospitality
Emergencies act Declaration. If these conditions are Room open – in high
met, then healthcare facilities may petition for 1135 school Family and
waivers in response to particular needs, and only within Consumer Ed. Room.
the geographic and temporal limits of the emergency Stop in and enjoy re-
declarations.” freshments and, per-
This action will enable hospitals and care facilities to haps, a visit with an
provide the vaccination in alternate locations. Over old friend.
1000 people including 100 children have died from this
flu strain, H1NI, across the country. 8:30-9:00 Veterans
If you are not feeling well and think you may have the are invited to visit
flu, please call your healthcare provider. classrooms of elementary students they know or may make ar-
rangements to share a presentation with a particular class.

Christmas Heart Tree 9:00-9:30 Transporting of students and guests to the high school.
Anyone who would like to visit the elementary school first will be
Serves Community able to ride the bus to the high school with the students or may
meet us there.
A joint effort by the fine folks at the Christian Pantry
and the Lakewood Supervalu is under- 9:45-10:30 Veterans are invited to attend a special program which
way. Located in the Triple Play Café will be presented in the HIGH SCHOOL GYM.
inside the Lakewood Supervalu you will
find a tiny Christmas tree festooned 10:30 Elementary students and veterans will be bussed back to the
with red heart decorations. Each heart elementary school for lunch.
has information regarding a local child
participating in the program. You can The district is asking that veterans call the school at 473-3633 by
choose the heart ‘child’ you want to Tuesday, November 3, to register for lunch. These reservations
purchase a gift for, wrap the gift, please will ensure that we have an adequate amount of food to serve our
remember to secure the heart to the gift guests on the day of the program. A reservation is not necessary if
so it will get to the correct child, and return it to the you will be joining us just for the program.
Lakewood Supervalu by December 4th. The distribu-
tion of the gifts is taken care of by some of Santa’s If you have any questions or concerns, any at all, please call either
finest helpers here in the northwoods. Mr. Weckler at the Elementary School (473-3633 ext. 204) or Mr.
So join in the joyous nature of the Season and stop in Brauer at the High School (473-5122 ext. 203).
and choose a heart today!
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From the Editor-news and notes

Please take a look at the front cover of this issue. Our best critic suggested we perk up the page. It is a more professional appearing
and appealing front page. It is also the new look that you will see on our website,
You will also notice that we have gone into our winter mode with bi-monthly issue’s. Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb, and March/April. We will,
however, be updating our website pages so that you can keep up with the news in the Lakes Country Territory.
Watch for the Jan/Feb issue for our annual Valentine’s Day Drawing. Get your pens and pencils ready to fill out a entry form at the
participating shops from Crandon to Suring. Last years drawing we had over 4000 entries for a chance at winning one of over 40
Oct 26th, 2009 Sometime between Sunday late on the 25th and very early Monday morning, The Everbreeze Bar and Grill in Moun-
tain, suffered extensive fire damage. Owners Pat and Jerry Hull wish to thank the fire dept’s who assisted in putting out the fire, and
the neighbors and friends who came to their aid.
The seasonal flu and H1NI have been crossing the miles of the Lakes Country Territory and around the globe.

Birthday Wishes– Janie Lapacz-11/12; Judy Campshure-11/15; Sandy VanThiel-11/21; Lillian Williamson-11/22;
Pudge Edinger-11/26; Carol Schipferling-11/28; Uncle Jack, has a birthday this month too.
Sad news to share. Tony Kerscher, Sr passed away unexpectedly in October. Tony started Imperial Manufacturing,
a miniature pewter statue manufacturer. For years Tony could be found at anyone of the m many flea markets in the
mid-west area. Our thoughts and prayers to his wife Jean and family.

Ft. Hood, Texas Our thoughts and prayers to the families of the soldiers shot during the shooting at Ft. Hood on Nov. 5th. 12 were
killed and 31 injured. All were U.S. Army personnel.
Gas prices went up on again to the $2.74 mark in some place’s and a penny or two in others. To find out where the best price for
gas is locally and regionally, go to
The weather We had our first snowfall of the season on Oct. 7th and a measurable snowfall on Oct. 12th. Otherwise the weather,
temps have been in the mid-high 30’s-40’ during the day and high 20’s to 30’s overnight. What happened to summer!!
Go to our website, for updated news and photo’s.
The Lady Lioness Kids Halloween Party photo’s can be seen on our website. And, be sure to stop by our page on Facebook. The
Timber News.

by Kathleen Marsh
Ten Local writers gathered at the meeting of Up North Authors Circle (UNAC) held October 14
at the Lakewood Library. The group heard from members including Evelyn Gaede, George Ar-
entz and Gus Knollenberg. The variety and high quality of work shared at meetings has kept
members coming back month after month for nearly five years.

Evelyn, who writes under the pseudonym Jamee Pilant, began by reading the oft-revised introduc-
tion and first chapter of her second book Jenny’s Destiny. This novel is a nearly complete sequel
to her popular psychological thriller Chelsea’s Doom. Group members reacted with high praise
for the revision, much to Evelyn’s delight. “I really like how this is going now,” she said. “As I
worked to improve my second book, I tried to incorporate the suggestions offered here. I really
appreciate the support and encouragement of everyone in this group.”

George Arentz then shared another of his deep and dark short stories. Members always react posi-
tively to George’s work as he has a deserved reputation for being an expert at weaving deeply
moving, thought-proving, dark fiction.

Gus countered with a hilarious short-short piece about an elderly relative’s honesty that ended the
meeting with everyone in stitches.

The next meeting of UNAC is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, at the Lakewood Library, from 5:00-7-00 p.m. There will be
no meeting in December. New members are always welcome to attend.
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Wabeno’s Christian Thrift Store: Celebrating Three Years of

Serving Local Communities-and Growing!
This November, Wabeno’s Christian Thrift Store will celebrate like a lot of volunteers, logging a lot of hours, it is important to
its first year in its own building and three years reaching out to understand that many volunteers are needed. Some of those vol-
needy individuals and groups in surrounding communities. Join unteers work an hour or two per month or while others log many
in the celebration by visiting the store on Saturday, November 7, hours on a weekly basis. Some people volunteer year round while
when the store’s beautiful Christmas display will be ready. To others are around only during the summer months. That means a
prepare for this celebration, the store will be closed on Friday and lot of hours for a small number of people.
Saturday, November 5 & 6. To make up for the lost hours, the
store will be open Monday, November 2, as well as Tuesday and Volunteers work in building and maintenance; in receiving, sorting,
Wednesday, November 3 & 4 (11 A.M. to 4 P.M.), with 50% off washing, cleaning, and pricing items for sale; and in the retail de-
home décor items (excluding marked collectibles). Marking its partment, arranging and stocking the store as well as selling the
anniversary and presenting its Christmas display, the store will merchandise. As the store has grown, it has received amazing
open again on Saturday, November 7 (11 A.M. to 4 P.M.) and donations of clothing and other items, including some wonderful
continue to be open Monday, November 9, through Saturday, collectible items—you never know what treasure you might find at
November 14, and resume regular open days after that. prices well below antique store prices. In general, though, the
clothing and other items are priced very low. Just take time to

Wabeno’s Christian Thrift Store has come a long way in fulfilling

the dreams of Pastors Wendy and Dennis Mannering and their
area clergy group. Just since March of 2009, when a committee
was formed to disperse the monies, more than $3500 has been
given to local communities, schools, area food pantries, and indi-
What started as a discussion during an early morning walk for
viduals who have been in need (in addition to monies that had
Pastors Dennis and Wendy Mannering of Forest Larger Presbyte-
been dispersed prior to that time).
rian Parish has grown into a thriving business on main street Wa-
beno. Wondering what was most needed as an outreach to the
people of the area, they had the idea of a thrift store. They re-
called one in DePere, where affordable clothing and other items
were offered and where enough money was cleared to support
mission efforts in the community. They took the idea to their
area clergy group monthly breakfast. The group liked the idea,
and from there they went to their own parish council, who also
loved the idea. They followed with an organizational meeting of More volunteers are needed. Please consider being part of this
those interested from various churches in the area. They then wonderful organization. Volunteer your time and talents by stop-
formed a non-profit corporation and a board with representatives ping by the store or calling 715-473-6509, and please continue
from the involved churches. donating gently used clothing, home décor items, etc., for sale in
the store. (Donations should be made during store hours only—
The group received a $6000 grant from the Winnebago Presbytery Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.).
of the Presbyterian Church (USA), $3000 from the Omro Thrift
Store, and $200 from each participating church to use as start-up
money. A site selection committee then chose the old Gamble
Store building to house its first store. In October of 2006, a meet-
ing was held to recruit volunteers—nearly 60 volunteers showed up.
The volunteers were told they had one week to get ready. The
grand opening was held on November 2, 2006.

Since that time, the store has changed locations twice, the last and
present location being the former Artist’s Way, which is now owned
by the Christian Thrift Store, Inc. There is only one paid employee.
Ten area churches, including seven denominations, are involved,
providing approximately 50 volunteers who have logged well over
6000 hours since January 2009 alone. Although that might seem
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November is Alzheimer’s Disease Month

by Bonnie Vrchota E:
Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in
memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Here are 10 warning signs. If you or a loved one experience
one or more in some degree, please see your doctor.
1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life. Forgetting recently learned information, asking for the
same information over and over. 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Having difficulty
with things you do on a regular basis or are taking longer to do. 3. Difficulty completing familiar
tasks at home, at work or at leisure. Not able to complete a task. Getting lost on the way to the gro-
cery store. Forgetting rules to your favorite game. 4. Confusion with time or place. Losing track of
dates, seasons and time. Forgetting how you got there. 5. Trouble understanding visual images and
spatial relationships. Reading becomes a problem. The con-
cept of a mirror and not knowing who that is, not being able to
judge distance and knowing colors.
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. Having
trouble joining a conversation, stopping in the middle of a sen-
tence and not knowing how to continue, repeating a lot. Can’t
find the right words for something (OK, we all have trouble
with that one at times. You know, the doors open up and takes
you to the next floor).
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
Can’t find the keys because they are in the fridge. 8. Decreased or poor judgment. Giving large
amounts of money away, poorer hygiene. 9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. Not being able to do the things they have done
for years like hobbies & sports because they can’t remember how anymore. 10. Changes in mood and personality . Becoming confused,
suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. More easily upset/mood changes
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A Word or Two From Dr. Jason

Fueling Young Athletes
Parents everywhere love the exercise and fitness offered by organized sports, but many wonder about
the best way to provide the proper nutrition and fluids for their young athletes.

Sports nutrition experts recommend eating from two to three hours before game time. For morning
games, that means getting up early enough to eat two hours before game time. For events in the early
to mid-afternoon, breakfast and lunch are important. For late-afternoon games add a light afternoon
snack and for evening games, all of these meals plus an early light supper is recommended.

Oily, greasy fast foods such as burgers, fries, chips, or pizza can take up to three hours to digest so it's
best to choose healthy, nutrient-dense whole foods. You might also include 100% fruit juice or some
fruit such as applesauce, an apple, some grapes, or a banana. It's also a good idea to provide a modest
amount of low-fat protein in pre-game meals. For vegetarian families, whole grains, legumes, and nuts
and seeds are great protein sources. Other good choices include yogurt, one egg, or a sandwich on whole
grain bread made with a quality lean meat.

An equally important part of pre-game nutrition is drinking enough fluid. Dehydration is uncomfortable,
hampers performance and in extreme cases, can be dangerous. Pre-game meals should include one or
two cups of water. Then, about 30 minutes before the activity, youths should drink one to two cups of
cool water to arrive fully hydrated.

It's best to avoid sodas, energy drinks and other

high-sugar drinks right before the event because
the high sugar content can cause stomach cramps
and nausea during strenuous game activity. Outside
of sports time, the preferred beverage to relieve
and prevent thirst is water as well.

Some parents find it helpful to mark lines on kids'

drink bottles as a guide to help them drink enough
throughout the game or practice. By half-time, for
example, they should have consumed half of their
water. Some professionals recommend weighing
your child before and after a sports event. Weight
lost in such a short time is fluid loss, and your child
can re-hydrate by drinking one cup of water for
every half-pound lost. Weighing also helps you
learn how much fluid is needed for your young ath-
letes to stay properly hydrated.

Visit The Wellness Way here: http://
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New at the Lakes Country Public Library

Libraries are essential to economic recovery. Libraries provide valuable materials, programs, and services to get people back
on their feet and skilled staff to help them find what they need.
• Resources to learn about resume writing, and how to complete job application forms
• Resources to learn financial management
• Resources to help create small businesses
• Resources to learn about health, nutrition and wellness activities
• Online databases that provide valuable information for businesses
• Computers and Internet access for applying for jobs online
• Computers and Internet access for virtual classes and training
• Computer training on email, searching, work processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and more software programs
• Free email access to apply and receive correspondence about jobs
• Assistance in setting up free email accounts
• Resume writing software and assistance
• Meeting places for tutors and students
• Staff to proctor exams for correspondence classes, virtual universities, and job qualification tests Practice tests, both print and

New Books
True Blue - David Baldacci 13 1/2 - Nevada Barr There Goes the Bride - M.C. Beaton
Breaking the Rules - Barbara Taylor-Bradford Nine Dragons - Michael Connelly
The Scarpetta Factor - Patricia Cornwell Necessary as Blood - Deborah Crombie
A Single Rose - Barbara Delinsky Day After Night - Anita Diamant
The Christmas List - Richard Paul Evans Blackwork - Monica Ferris
Plum Pudding Murder - Joanne Fluke Pursuit of Honor - Vince Flynn
Once in a Blue Moon - Eileen Goudge Unhallowed Ground - Heather Graham
Merry, Merry Ghost - Carolyn Hart Tony Hillerman's Landscape - Anne Hillerman
The Big Steal - Emyl Jenkins Blood Game - Iris Johansen Black Friday - Alex Kava
Evidence - Jonathan Kellerman Traveling with Pomegranates - Sue Monk-Kidd
Dying to Meet You - Kate Klise The Missing - Beverly Lewis The Secret - Beverly Lewis
The Devil's Company - David Liss The Perfect Christmas - Debbie Macomber
Matchless - Gregory Maguire Rizzo's War - Lou Manfredo The Vintage Caper - Peter Mayle
Locked In - Marcia Muller Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
The Body in the Sleigh - Katherine Hall-Page The Professional - Robert B. Parker The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny
A Christmas Promise - Anne Perry Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett Angel Time - Anne Rice
A Deep Dark Secret - Kimberla Roby Altar of Eden - James Rollins The Conscious Cook - Tal Ronnen
High Country - John Sandford House of Reckoning - John Saul A Change in Altitude - Anita Shreve
Southern Lights - Danielle Steel The Christmas Secret - Donna Vanliere
The Serpent in the Thorns - Jeri Westerson

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

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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Lakewood Area Chamber

Forest’s Supervisor Office to There were 6 vendors with a nice variety of homemade
Relocate First Week of Nov. products to offer. The Chamber hopes to have more ven-
On November 2 - 4, the Chequamegon–Nicolet National Forest dors next year!
(CNNF) Supervisor’s Office will be relocating to the new
Rhinelander location, which will be more convenient for public The children enjoyed the pumpkin and t-shirt painting.
access, and feature “green” initiatives. Some very creative designs. Even the parents helped!
The office will be closed for business as employees will not
have access to their computers during the move. The office will The Pumpkins were donated by Wandering Acre Farms
reopen for business on November 5th. The public can visit the owned by Gerald & Ann Mares of Bear Creek, WI.
Forest Service website ( or call the Park Falls Thank you!!
and other district offices
for service. The McCaslin Lion’s Club sold out their tasty delights!
The U.S. Forest Service
purchased the building, Wabeno High School Class of 2011 made 100 Caramel
located within city lim- Apples which were all sold out by the end of the day.
its, from the State De-
partment of Transporta- The winners for the individual category in the Chili Cook-
tion. The agency has off were: 1st place – Paul Farley, Silver Cliff; 2nd place –
long supported provid- Brenda Rohde, White Lake; 3rd place – Mandy Krueger,
ing more sustainable Mountain. For the business category – 1st place went to:
administrative facilities and its decision to purchase, eliminates Mountain Bear Resort & Restaurant, Mountain.
monthly lease payments; thus, optimizing every tax dollar
spent. The winners for individual category in the Bake-off were:
From the interior to the exterior, the renovated building re- 1st place - Lynn Schmidt, Townsend; 2nd place – Marie
duces, reuses, and recycles with features including a white re- Marsh, Lakewood. For the business category – 1st place
flective roof that reduces the demand for cooling, environmen- went to: The Pie Shoppe, Lakewood.
tally friendly bathrooms, and furniture manufactured to meet
the National “Green Guard” Certification Standard for Materi- A Big Thank-you to all who helped to make the 2009
als, Components and Environmental Practices. Many of the Kolorama a success!
materials taken out during renovations were recycled through
the Second Story program through Oneida County Waste Man-
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Wabeno 5th Graders Learn
funded $200,000 toward renovations of the “green” office. The about the Wabeno Forest
CNNF’s partnership with Blackwell Job Corps enabled stu-
dents of various vocational training programs to gain a hands- from DNR Craig Williams
on learning experience working at the new site. This relation-
ship significantly contributed to lowering the total renovation On Friday, October 9th the Fifth Grade students in Mrs.
cost. Versaskas' class
“The relocation of the Rhinelander office into a more sustain- visited the Wabeno
able facility falls in line with our agency’s goals and mission of School Forest. They
reducing our “carbon footprints” and strengthening our on- were joined by Craig
going partnerships,” says Jeanne Higgins, CNNF Forest Super- Williams from the
visor. DNR. The students
In addition to its sustainable features, the office will provide did a relay race deal-
the public with easier access to the building, and the capacity to ing with what a for-
host public meetings. “The public is invited to come tour the est needs to survive
new location during our open house December 16, 2009 2:00 to (nutrients, water,
5:00 PM.” says Public Affairs Officer, Suzanne Flory. space, and
The current location on Stevens Street in downtown Rhine- sunlight). Then they learned about the age of the trees
lander is owned by the General Service Administration (GSA) and the layers of the forest. The students were given
and the lease has expired. The future of the building will be some time to sit and draw a section of the forest. It was
determined once the move has occurred. a beautiful day spent in the forest.
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Tressa Lange won the Roller Pride

Shanna Flannery and Jordan Burki were T-shirt for his good deeds during
the Loyal Logroller winners with perfect the week of September 14, 2009 at
attendance during the week of Septem- Wabeno Elementary. Way to Go
ber 14, 2009. Great job!

Clayton Janesch and Abby

Clayton Janesch and Alex Clay were the Ashlyn Hooper won the Roller
Smith were the Loyal Log-
Loyal Logroller winners with perfect atten- Pride T-shirt for her good deeds
roller winners with perfect
dance during the week of Sept 28, 2009. attendance during the week during the week of Sept. 28,
Great job! of October 12, 2009. 2009 Way to Go Ashlyn!

Taylor Neitzer and Johnny Hill were the Dylan Porter-Thompson won Elli Donaldson won the
Loyal Logroller winners with perfect the Roller Pride T-shirt for his Roller Pride T-shirt for her
attendance during the week of October good deeds during the week of good deeds during the week
5, 2009. Great job! October 5, 2009. Way to Go of October 12, 2009
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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 noo-
dles, 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. See you all
at the annual Polka Picnic on August 16th.

St. Mary’s of the Lake Forest Larger Parish

First Presbyterian Church
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. Service Times
Rev. David Schmidt, Pastor Rev. Matthew Settle, Assoc. Pastor Laona---Sun. 6:00 p.m.
St. Ambrose Catholic Church-Wabeno Lakewood ---Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Wabeno---Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Saturday—4 p.m.
Sunday—10:30 a.m. Church School During Service
St. Mary’s of the Lake Lakewood & Wabeno & Laona

St. John Lutheran Church

Breakfast Bible Class Weds. 7 a.m.

Summer Youth Program-Call for Details
Hwy 32—Townsend, WI
For out of local calling area only, call toll free 1-866-390-0543
Scott P. Wycherley, D.C.E.

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church


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)
Anton "Tony" Kerscher born: July 13th, 1944 - Octo- Ruth M. Bailey, Lakewood, age 87, passed away on Friday, Octo-
ber 6th, 2009, age 65, of Lakewood, passed away un- ber 16, 2009. Ruth was born in Lakewood, WI on January 4, 1922
expectedly Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the Langlade to the late Bernard and Esther Andrews. She was a resident of
Memorial Hospital, Antigo. He was born July 13, Lakewood, WI all of her life. She married Clifford Bailey on May
1944 in Manitowoc, WI to the late Anton and Made- 30, 1939. He passed away in September of 2000.
line (Schueler) Kerscher.
Tony married Jean (Williams) August 23, 1965 in Survivors include her five children; Sue (Robert) Swearingen,
Oconto and remarried her on Ocotber 2, 1965 at St. Cottonwood, CA; Clifford Jr. (Karen) Bailey, Lakewood; Dale
John the Baptist, Green Bay. He enjoyed spending the (Karen) Bailey, Pickerel; Barbara (Steve) Belland, Menasha; and
winters in Quartzsite, AZ, but most of all enjoyed Douglas (Bonnie) Bailey, Green Bay. She is also survived by two
playing games, especially “31”, with his grandchil- brothers; Donald (Betty) Andrews, Arizona and Raymond An-
dren. Tony would make sure he was home so he could drews, Idaho. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren, Tami
spend time with his grandchildren. Jean and him (John) Schunzel, Julie (Ross) Allen, Hal Swearingen, Marci
owned and operated Imperial Manufacturing, Lake- (Larry) Johnson, Alanna (Nathan) Blatzheim, Nathan (Amanda)
wood, known through the industry as the “Pewter Swearingen, Dawn (Gary) Robinson, Dale Jr. (friend Michelle)
Man”. Tony will be sadly missed by his family and Bailey, Kelli (Tom) Court, Jeffrey (Kristin) Belland, Heather
friends. (Ashish) Srimal, Lee (Tara) Bailey, Brian (Krystal) Bailey and
several great-grandchildren along with other friends and relatives.
He is survived by wife of 44 years, Jean Daughter: She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Esther An-
Debbie (Mike) Fronek, Wabeno; Sons: T.J. (Wendy) drews; a daughter, Rosalie Bailey; her brothers; Bernard Andrews,
Kerscher, Lakewood; Steve (Dawn) Kerscher, Green Howard Andrews, Clarence Andrews and Arthur Andrews.
Bay; Grandchildren: Breanna, Brandon, Kaitlyn and
Kristen Fronek, T.J. ?Little Tony? , Michael, Gina and Grandma’s house was always the place to be to get the best good-
Rebecca Kerscher. Sisters: Kathryn Treaster, Indaina, ies. Our mother loved to cook and bake, most of the time giving
Joan Chizek, Marabelle, WI; Further survived by away what she made to others. This was her way of bringing some
other family and friends. Preceded in death by his joy to their lives. She also spent many hours tending to her beauti-
parents; Anton and Madeline and brother, Michael ful flower gardens and plants. She liked to listen to her favorite
Visitation will be on Friday, October 9 from 5-8:00 p.m. song, “How Great Thou Art” and truly believed the meaning of it.
at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, Lakewood
and again on Saturday, October 10 from 9-9:45 a.m. The family wishes to thank St. John’s Lutheran Church in Town-
Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Father Dave send for remembering our mother with cards sent to the Woodland
Schmidt officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary of the Village Nursing Home where she spent the last several years.
Lakes Catholic Cemetery. Suminski Weber Hill Funeral
Home, Wabeno is assisting the family. Online condo- To respect her wishes, a private family service will be held with
lences at burial in the Lakewood Cemetery. Suminski Weber Hill Funeral
Memorials appreciated to Townsend-Lakewood Rescue Home, Wabeno is assisting the family. Online condolences at
Squad or Fire Dept. and a fund has been establised at
the Laona State Bank.

Opal Louise Erb, age 91, Suring, died Monday October 12, 2009 at Shawano Medical Center, following a very short ill-
ness. Opal was born in Suring on February 13, 1918 to the late John and Blanche (Little) Tousey. She married Guy Erb Sr.
on December 25, 1937 in Shawano County. The couple lived and farmed in the Suring area all of their married lives. Opal
enjoyed her garden, and truly loved her family, especially all of her grandchildren. She is a member of Emmanuel Lutheran
Church in Breed.
Opal is survived by her daughter, Blanche (Ron) Brenwall of Keil, WI; 5 sons, John "Jack" (Ethel) Erb of Manitowoc, Martin
Erb of OConto Falls, Guy Jr.(Kathy) Erb of Suring, Allan (Pat) Erb of PoySippi, WI, Clair (LouAnn) Erb of Krakow; 2 sis-
ters, Pat Davids of Bowler, Bessie Maciejowski of Mundaline, WI. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 6 great grand-
children, many other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Guy Sr. on April 30, 1984; an infant son, Lewellyn; 3 brothers, Gordon, Mick
"Bernard", Irwin "Smoke"; 2 sisters, Myrtle, and Velma; 2 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home on Thursday October 15, 2009 from 4-8 PM. Visitation continues on
Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed from 10 AM until the funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Paul Scheunemann
officiating. Burial to follow in Breed Union Cemetery.
Pine Needle Quilters Report
At the Oct. meeting of the Pine Needle Quilters, the program was demonstrations by members for quick Christmas
gifts. Demonstration's were give by MaLea Flynn, Betty Sellhausen, Judy Schustedt, Mary Grusznski, and Laurie
Schoenebeck. They gave great demonstrations for quick Christmas gifts.
At our November meeting we will have the raffle of fat quarters,exchange of Secret Sister gifts, Strippers Club
exchange, and block of the month. The featured speaker will be Leah Giese. "What to do with strips!" The Queen
Stripper will be showing us some of her finished projects and also projects in the works using just strips.
Please arrive at Water's Edge on Monday, December 7 at 5:30 and supper will be served at 6:30 for our Christmas
party. Don't forget to sign up (if you haven't already) at the November meeting. Payments of $10.00 must be made
at time of signing up. The identity of our Secret Sisters will be revealed. If you would like to participate in the
home made ornament exchange, we have had every year, bring one to the party, wrapped. "Home is Where the
Heart is Challenge is to be brought to the Christmas Party on Dec. 7. We will be voting on our favorite quilt that
The Community Service Block of the month is a great way to help the Community Service team and get a signa-
ture sampler quilt top for yourself. Each month there will be 20 bags available with a block pattern and enough
fabric to create two blocks. Anyone who wishes, can take a bag home, sew the two blocks and bring them back to
next meeting. Pin your name on one of the blocks as this block will go to another member, and the second block
will go to the Community Service Quilt project. The following month you will receive a block created by another
PNQ member. A big thank you to Laurie Schoenebeck, Joan Hansen, Sheila Hixon, Carol Renteria, Evie Knoll
Chris Donnick, Deb Budd, and Terri Harris for taking time to tie quilts for the community service project These 8
ladies were able to get 8 quilts tied, with 2 quilts bound and ready for our community service project.
A quilt show committee meeting will take place at 5:00 on Nov. 16 before the regular meeting. Remember your
homework ladies so things can get started with the planning stage. With just under a year before the show we have
to make sure we stay our course of when certain things need to be done.
We never know what "Old Man Winter" will send our way! If the weather is nasty, and you're not sure if a meet-
ing or sewing session will be held, you may call an officer to find out. For the sewing session a decision will be
made by 2:00pm, and for a regular meeting by 5:00pm. Our regular meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the
month at 7:00 and there will be no sewing session for Dec. Come and visit our meeting and see if you would like to
join. You will be made welcome
McCaslin Lions Help
With Highway Clean-up

Shown above is the McCaslin Lions Crew eager to

tackle their semiannual highway cleanup on highway
32 between Lakewood and Townsend. This continu-
ing project is just another community improvement
service that the Lions provide

McCaslin Lions Help McCaslin Lions Purchase

Cub Scout Pack School Audiometer

Cub Scout leader to Pack 4048 Dave Seeber is shown

accepting a $500 check from Lion President Bernie Recently the McCaslin Lions funded the purchase of an
VanDreel. The money will be used for the Pack’s audiometer to test Wabeno Elementary school children’s
yearly activity and materials expenses. Pack 4048 meets hearing. Shown above is Wabeno Elementary school
in the Townsend town hall and includes boys from Principal Jay Weckler holding the Audiometer and
Townsend, Lakewood, Doty and Riverview. thanking Lion President Bernie VanDreel for the Lions
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Nicolet AARP 1191

The Nicolet AARP October meeting was well attended by 51
members who enjoyed a fine pot luck dinner. Even the last
person in line got plenty to eat and a choice of a large variety
of desserts. The white elephant sale which followed the meal The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 44, Wabeno, has set up a
turned into a lively event with special project whereby at monthly meetings, auxiliary members
members bidding on packages bring a donation to fill a “We
offered for auction. Everyone Care” Package for a deployed
left the meeting with a package soldier or a veteran, man or
of apples and pears supplied by woman. We have been mailing
Emi Litke, Mary Lou Lasecki out many “We Care” Packages”
and Matt Lasecki. The three and the “Thank you letters” we
members got twenty four bush- have received makes this pro-
els of apples from Gary ject very rewarding. To con-
Schabo’s orchard in Appleton which they gave to the Saint tinue, we need your help. Please
Johns Food Pantry in Townsend. send the name and address of
It was announced that Betty Willems, a member of the Nicolet your soldiers or veterans who would like to receive this package.
AARP Chapter, won best of show, Please call or send us information of that special soldier or vet-
best of division, best of class and eran and how long they will be deployed, to be sure we get them
judges choice for women’s traditional a package in a timely manner, to Lorry Runge at 15549 Meadow
dress at the Cherokee Art Market in Circle, Mountain, WI. 54149, phone # (715) 276-7313. If he or
Catoosa, Oklahoma. Betty Willems she has requests for items they may want, please include this in-
has previously won in competitions formation. This information can also be sent e-mail to
for her artistic ability doing Iroquois
Raised Beadwork at the juried exhibit
at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indian-
apolis, Indiana and at the Woodland McCaslin Lioness donate to
Indian Art Show in Oneida, Wisconsin.. Betty has agreed to
show the traditional dress at the November AARP meeting. the Wabeno K-9 Unit
In October the Nicolet AARP Chapter gave a contribution of
$100 to the Wabeno K-9 project. John Suminski gave the Monday, October 26th, the McCaslin Lioness held their general
check to Officer Mick Asbeck to help support the work of the meeting at the Lakewood Town Hall. Friends and family were
police unit. Those who have seen demonstrations done by also invited in appreciation for the assistance they give to the club
Officer Asbeck and his dog named Dutch are impressed with throughout the year.
the dog’s performance. Our guest speaker, Officer Mike Ashbeck of the Wabeno K-9
There have been 31 drug re- Unit, with his buddy, Dutch, talked about the effectiveness of this
lated arrests in which Dutch service and gave a demonstra-
has assisted since he was tion of Dutch’s skills. The
deployed on June 21, 2009. McCaslin Lioness recognize
the importance of this unit to
Everyone is welcome to at- the community and presented
tend a local AARP meeting. Mike with a check for $500.00
Meetings are held on the in support of the program.
fourth Tuesday of each month at the Lakewood Presbyterian
Church. Starting in November the meeting start time is 1:30 Officer Mike Ashbeck with
PM through the winter months. All persons 50 and over are Lioness President Linda
invited to join the local AARP Chapter. AARP meetings are Ziegler
social, entertaining, and informative. Contact Joyce West,
Membership Chairman, at 715-276-9409.
Photo: #1 John Suminski, Mick Asbeck and Dutch; #2 Matt
Lasecki, Emi Litke and Mary Lou Lasecki.; #3 Betty Wil-
lems. Officer Dutch
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National Guard and

Mobilized as of Nov. 3, 2009

At any given time, services may activate some units and indi-
viduals while deactivating others, making it possible for these
figures to either increase or decrease. The total number cur-
rently on active duty from the Army National Guard and
Army Reserve is 107,982; Navy Reserve, 6,378; Air National
Guard and Air Force Reserve, 13,393; Marine Corps Reserve,
8,065; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 683. This brings the total
National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been acti-
vated to 136,501, including both units and individual augmen-
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OCONTO COUNTY For details see:

Friday, November 20, 2009 -Lights of Love Lighting Ceremony 7:00PM OCONTO Holtwood Park. (920) 834-6254.
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - Tabor Lutheran Church’s Hunters Dinner 12:00PM MOUNTAIN 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. Con-
tact (715) 276-7707.
St. Mary’s Church Fall Festival Dinner – LAKEWOOD 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 P.M. Contact Jerry Klicka (715) 276-6507.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - Community Thanksgiving Eve Dinner 3:30PM GILLETT 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 call 920- 855-2962.
Friday, November 27, 2009 –to Jan 2nd- Winter Wonderland 6:00PM OCONTO 300 trees decorated with lights and Christmas
displays at Holtwood Campground. Contact (920) 834-6254. Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Visit 6:00PM at Holtwood Park will
be lit at 6 P.M. with trees decorated by Oconto area businesses and organizations. Santa will visit children at City Hall from 6:30
P.M. - 8 P.M. Contact (920) 834-6254.
Saturday, November 28, 2009 Holiday Craft Fair 9:30AM TOWNSEND/ LAKEWOOD/MOUNTAIN 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) 276-9020.
Presbyterian Church Holiday Bake Sale Grandma’s Attic 10:00AM – LAKEWOOD Lunch, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., Contact Shirley
Rohe (715) 276-7455.
Avenue of Lights –Nov 28 - Jan. 1, OCONTO FALLS 6:30 P.M. Main Street, Oconto Falls. (920) 846-2898.
Thursday, December 03, 2009 -Lena Snow Drifters Snowmobile Club Meeting 8:00PM -Rays Bone Yard - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 05, 2009 - Senior Stew Dinner and Entertainment 5:00PM OCONTO At Holy Trinity Parish Hall sponsored
by Elks Club. Contact Pat Trepanier at (920) 834-2003.
Christmas in the Park 6:00PM – GILLETT More than 50 lighted Christmas displays at Zippel Park, Santa arrives at 6:00 P.M. Con-
tact Irene (920) 855-2117.
Thursday, January 07, 2010- Lena Snow Drifters Snowmobile Club Meeting 8:00PM - Mc Guires - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, January 09, 2010 Everbreeze Resort Fisherie On Chute Pond 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contact Patty Hull (715) 276-7585.
Kelly Lake Sportsmen's Club Fishing Derby 8:00AM - Food, refreshments, raffles with cash prizes and many other prizes. To be
held at corner of County G and St. Bernadette Road. Call Connie at (920) 609-5861.
Saturday, January 16, 2010 Ice Fishing Derby 8:00AM -WHITE POTATO LAKE Ice Fishing Derby Annual derby sponsored by
the White Potato Lake Sportsmen’s Club. 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Food and refreshments, raffles and prizes for largest fish. Con-
tact (920) 897-4599.
Thursday, January 28th, to 30th, 2010 MS Snowmobile Tour 2010 8:00AM Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society -
Wisconsin Chapter 800.242.3358 (toll free in WI) Location: Northern Lights Casino, Wabeno, WI Registration
Fee: $45.00; Pledge Minimum: $650.00; The MS Snowmobile Tour is a fundraising event. Proceeds support research, advocacy and
support services for people in Wisconsin living with MS.

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Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo, lie
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balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills
Phone; 715-276-6087 his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties
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the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too
late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the
trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Ex-
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C AN USE Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bon-

Dec 8th ham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Cave, Robbie Coltrane;
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and
wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it
once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the
castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for
the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together
they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses
and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and col-
league Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds
crucial . Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hog-
warts may never be the same again. Rated PG for scary
images, some violence, language and mild sensuality