Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column- January 8, 2015

Hey there! Man is it cold out there! Please be safe during these really cold days, check on people that are home bound. If you do not have to go anywhere please stay off the road. The worse thing would be to break down in this weather! Remember to bring the animals in- if you are cold they are cold! I hope to see some of you at the Pow Wow up at Black Bear this weekend.

Was reading in the paper about a guy who gave a lady at the Red Cross Drug Store some money during the holidays. The person writing the letter was one of the people who was there to witness such a great act of generosity! Many people call it paying something forward... you give something to someone and at a point in their life they do the same for someone else (pay it forward).  I have had the privilege of having someone help me out and it was awesome! I am still friends with Amanda! But I have to say when I was the person helping someone else out it changed my life. It humbled me in a way that I can not explain. It made me realize that a  true love for another human being is possible, I don't need to know them,  I may never see them again, but that I can help them in that one hard moment in their life. It is a true connection with that person, its what God would want us to do. The best is when you do it anonymous. So I send out a challenge to  everyone who reads this.... go do something for someone. No strings attached, no IOU's! It could be as simple as a book given to a reader, it could be money given to a single mom. I would love to hear some of what is going on out there. So let me know and I will keep all peoples names out of the column. We all need a little positive energy in our lives.
Hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday! I am sure there were alot of people traveling. I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday celebrating it in whatever way you choose! I hope each of you had some down time to just do something for yourself! Our holiday was spent at home, eating and watching movies, knitting! Sometimes its the lack of running around and just sitting still is the best part of the holiday!

THIS WEEKEND!!! Jan 9th and 10th Workshop and Traditional Pow Wow at Black Bear Casino Resort. Sustainable Ag and Natural Resource Workshop on Friday from 8-5 and Sat 8:30-11. Pow Wow- registration  at 10 am Grand entry 1pm and 7pm and feast at 5. More information Niki Crowe 218-878-7148 or email

Are you a quilter? Remember that the Hayward Piecemakers Quilt Club meets once a month on the second Monday at the Hayward Wesleyan Church at 10 a.m. This is a NEW location- they use to meet at the library in Hayward.

THIS WEEK!! Mining Alternatives Summit- Protecting Our Water, Air, Land, and Life, Gichi Manidoo Giizis will be held Jan 7, 8, 9 2015 at Legendary Waters Convention Center in Red Cliff. More info? Sandra Gokee 715-779-3650 or

If you would like to access the LCO Community College calendar please visit it at LCOOCC Extension on Facebook. Any questions or to have a copy sent to you via email please call Amber at 715-634-4790 x156.

Do you know anyone that would like to get their GED? Maybe its you that would like to get your GED and go on to take some college classes. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is both a place where you can study for your  GED as well as test for it. f you would like more information please call 715-634-4790 and ask for Nicole.

Strange request but if there are any hunters or trappers out there that do not want their hides, bear fat, feathers, tallow etc please let them know I would be interested. I use various things in soaps, lotions and beaded items. Also anyone have any porcupine quills. I appreciate any help!
Happy birthday to all the people in January! Wow its January already! If you have a birthday this month you are among some awesome people! Happy Birthday goes out to Chris Cantin, Karen Nestingen, Ilea Eder- have a fabulous day ladies! If you have a January birthday please give yourself a hug, do something that makes you happy!! We love you!

Put it on your calendar:
July 17-19, 2015- 35th Annual Conference and Campout. Where? Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa! If you have not attended this you are missing out!!! Hope to see some of you there!

I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ! Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at .
 How about doing something fun for someone? Go bake some cookies and drop them off at a friends!

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