Thursday, December 6, 2012

Spooner Advocate Column- December 6, 2012

Good Morning their friends- Sorry for missing the column last week,  with a broke down car I was not able to make it into town to get this to the Advocate. Don’t you just love how dependent we are on technology?? A huge thank you goes out to the Tripp family for helping me out with transportation, I appreciate neighbors like you!

So here I sit with a car that will not run. What am I to do? First I have to just think, well it could be worse. I am stranded at home, not on the road. Does it put a crimp in my day? Sure does! I am glad my daughter rides the school bus- I used to drive her into school everyday- at least that is not on my plate today. What do others do when they are without  a car? A lot of people do not have a car at all. What do they do?? So I called Namekagon Transit, they are the little white buses that you see going around from Hayward to Spooner, other destinations. So if you are like me and are having an issue with your car, or if you are carless- you can call Namekagon and schedule a ride. You do have to call 24 hours in advance to set-up a pick-up, the lady I talked to was very nice and walked me through the process. I have to say I think the price is good, I just wanted to let people know that this is an option. You never know when you would like to do some shopping or have an appointment and can’t get a ride with someone you know. To schedule a pick-up call 715-634-6633 or toll-free 866-295-9599

Spooner Memorial Library will be host a book launch and signing party on December 13, 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.

I pray all the deer hunters had a great hunt. Hopefully a lot of deer were harvested to get folks through the winter. Nothing like a good pot of venison stew when it gets cold.

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, Economart are just a few places to get tickets. Dec 8th will be Madagascar, and 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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