Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spooner Advocate Column- December 13, 2012

Good Morning their friends- Wow! Do you like the snow out there? It sure did make everything pretty to look at. Please take your time driving around in weather like this, plan for extras time so that you are not in a hurry to get to your destination. Make sure you have some extra warm clothes in the car, a blanket in case the car breaks down. I know you have heard it before, but if you do not have to go out when it is bad weather, please don't. Your important and we want you to be safe!
This coming Thursday- December 13th- Spooner Memorial Library will be host a book launch and signing party on from 4-6 pm at the library, 421 High Street in Spooner, for Washburn County Historical Society's newest edition of county history. Volume V in the " Historical Collections of Washburn County and the Surrounding Indianhead Country." I am told by Sharon Tarr that one whole section of the book is made up of stories about Springbrook history and families! If you can't make the launch party but still want a copy you may purchase one at the Washburn County Information Center in Spooner, also at the Washburn County Historical Museum in Shell Lake or by calling the Museum at 715-468-2982. Thanks so much for sending me the info Sharon.
LCO Community College is hosting a Holiday Baking and Cookie Exchange on Thursday December 20th from 5-8 pm. Dinner and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday December 18th. Register by calling Arlene at 715-634-4790 X196. LCO Community College is also hosting a Venison Jerky Making Workshop on Wednesday December 19th from 5-8 pm. Again the meal is provided and you will get to take some of the jerky home. Please call by December 17th to pre-register for this class, Arlene at 715-634-4790 X196. These are great classes to be a part of, come out and make some new friends!
The Palace Theatre in Spooner are having a free admission movie every Sat @ 1:00 pm. You do have to pick up a ticket from a business in town, Northwinds, Cat’s Meow, Spooner Advocate, Dec. 15th will be Arthur Christmas. Santa will also be there on Dec. 15th! If you are looking for a ticket call your favorite business and see if they have tickets to pick-up. A big thanks to The Palace Theatre for putting this on!
Feed-A-Family program has kicked off at The Lakes Community Co-op grocery store in Stone Lake. They are accepting donations to buy $10, $20, and $50 bags of groceries that will be delivered to needy folks the week before Christmas. The donations will be accepted until December 14th, you can send your donation to The Lakes Community Co-op, W106 Main Street, P.O. Box 356, Stone Lake, WI 54876 Please make the check out to The Lakes Community Co-op and put “feed-a family” on the memo line. Last year 65 families received groceries and 75 seniors received fruit baskets from this wonderful program. If you or someone you know would benefit from this program please give Jim at The Lakes Community Co-op a call 715- 865-6989. Also if you know any youths that are in need of a hat, gloves, jacket or boots you can let Jim know that as well or call Marie’s Hide-away- the sooner the better!
The Christmas Fund is also accepting donations of money, new toys and new clothing at Spooner Advocate, Shell Lake State Bank, Washburn County Register, and Indianhead Credit Union. If you would like to send a monetary donation in please mail it to Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 321, Spooner, WI 54801. If you are in need of help please fill out an application before Dec 12th, to receive help you need to reside in either the Spooner or Shell Lake School District. Forms can be picked up at Washburn County Register, Spooner Advocate, Washburn County Food Pantry, Washburn County Human Service Office in Shell Lake or Washburn County Public Health in Spooner. Delivery will be on Friday Dec 21st from 9-1pm and an adult (or the recipients) will have to be there to accept.
I hope each of you are having fun getting ready for the holidays. Please keep in mind that it is not all about the gifts. Being with family, spending time with friends is the greatest gift you can give someone. Homemade gifts are wonderful to make with the kids and are a great to receive!
If you have news please let me know. Stay warm!

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