Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spooner Advocate Column- February 21, 2013

Wow did we all have fun over this last weekend? I hear the snowmobilers are out in full force, I am glad we have the snow for them. Sounds like all the businesses have been busy with having the outdoor enthusists as well as all the folks up for the Birkie! Welcome to NW Wisconsin folks we are glad to have you enjoying our little area of NW Wisconsin.
Town of Springbrook will hold it's meetings and elections at the VFW meeting room in  Springbrook until further notice.  There are only two elections this year, Feb. 19th and April 2nd.  The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m..  Questions please call Kathy Helm 766-2155.
Happy Birthday to all those February birthdays out there! I am partial to February as I am a February birthday myself- the date is the 20th, due to public demand! =) We are hardy people to be born in such a cold month. =) Hope you have a beautiful birthday. You are special and we love you!
Namekagon Congregational Church had a wonderful turn out for their event this last weekend. The soup was great, lots to bid on in the silent auction and we got one of the last two pies. Yes the pie is almost gone! Sherrine introduced me to some wonderful people, I was humbled by how many of them read my column. The miniatures that Nel Lee creates are absolutely wonderful! What a God given talent she has to make wonderful works of art out of everyday items! I feel in love with her Asian themed buildings, the koi fish were so pretty and the greenhouse was spectacular and made me want to start planting!  Mikhaila and I were so glad we were able to make it to this fun event and meet a bunch of new friends. Sherrine would also like to let people know that the church is also accepting 3 inch by 3 inch knitted or crocheted squares. These will be made into finger puppets and sent to our military people. If you have seen Sherrine’s finger puppets than you know what a big smile they bring. The squares can be dropped off at the church or at Northwind Books and Fiber.

Red Cedar, the annual journal of arts and literature at UW- Barron County is looking for submissions from creative writers, visual artists and photographers for publication in the 2013 edition. The deadline for the contributions is Monday, February 25. Submissions for creative writing may include up to five poems or up to three stories or creative nonfiction pieces of fewer than 1,500 words each. Submissions should be emailed to along with a very brief biographical note or statement about the work being submitted and the contact information. Any questions please contact Joel Friederich at 715-234-8176 ext.5467

Daffodil Days are right around the corner- March 11-15, 2013. If you know someone who is fighting cancer why not surprise them with a bunch of flowers. You can call the American Cancer Society at 800-ACS-2345 to find out where they will be selling bunches of daffodils.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has there new Extension Programming Calendar out. Feb 19th Belly dancing, 5-5:30 or 5;30-6:00, Feb 19th Quilting, 5:30-8, Feb 20 Culinary Tips with Chef Al Subera, 5-8, Feb 21 Quilting, 5:30-8, Feb 22 Interviewing Tech and Career Readiness, 9-12, Feb 26 Belly Dancing 5:00- 5:30 or 5:30- 6:00, Feb 26 Value Added Products, 5-7, Feb 27 How to Fillet a Northern/ Pickiling Fish, 5-8 To register for any of these classes please contact Amber Marlow at 715-634-4790 ext 156 or
Welcome all those that are participating in or coming to watch the 40th Annual American Birkebeiner, February 21-23, 2013. We are glad to have you visiting us in Northwestern Wisconsin! Please be safe while you are here. Good luck in the races! Need information on the Birkie..... please go to .
Things to put on your calendar... The 2013 Hayward Quilt Show is July 25-26 from 10 am- 4 pm at the Flat Creek Inn in Hayward, WI. If you have questions or donations please contact
I just wanted to ask all those in the area to let me know what is going on. There must be something going on at the churches, quilting groups, 4H or something. Give me a call and let me know. I appreciate all of you reading the column weekly. Until next week, do something unexpected for someone else.   

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