Monthly Archives: October 2013

SNOWBIRDS DEPARTURES CREATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The departures of the many snowbirds create volunteer opportunities at Community Memorial Hospital. Openings are available in various areas of the hospital such as patient escorts, nutrition services, and information services. Other opportunities include helping out at special events and projects.

“Whatever your background, interests, or talent, there are ways you can help. We have men and women from all backgrounds, young and old.” said CMH Auxiliary volunteer chairperson Steve Carrico. “Volunteer service is personally rewarding and it enriches our community.”

Job-seekers and students can gain valuable experience serving in volunteer roles.

To learn more, those interested should contact Steve Carrico at (920) 621-7572 or scarrico65@gmail.com. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in hospital-sponsored functions and receive other benefits including a pharmacy discount.

The CMH Auxiliary supports Community Memorial Hospital through volunteer service and fundraising projects.

DNR Report 10-17-2013

Fall colors will be peaking in southern Wisconsin within the next week, with only some stubborn maples and oaks hanging on to their summer colors. In northern Wisconsin the recent rain and heavy wind has all but nearly knocked most leaves off of trees, but the tamarack trees are making up for them with their increasing gold color. Leaf drop is providing for some better archery hunting and upland bird hunting. Morning frost in forecast for some areas of the state will provide for more leaf drop, along with the oaks beginning to turn to their fall reds and bronze.

The reopening of the southern zone duck season proved successful for many hunters last weekend with ducks in nearly everyone’s bag. Some diving ducks, mostly ring-necks and canvasbacks have been seen throughout the state. Diving duck migration should continue as more seasonal temperatures arrive. Some more exotic birds such as trumpeter swans, egrets, and large flocks of cormorants have been seen around the Mississippi River.

Last weekend brought several hunting season openers. On Saturday Oct. 19 the pheasant and bobwhite quail season will be opening statewide at noon. Many state properties are going to be stocked of pheasant for the opener. Southern area cottontail, statewide raccoon and fox seasons will also be opening. Several trapping seasons will be opening this Saturday as well. isconsin’s second wolf season kicked of Tuesday morning, with a few successful hunts being confirmed in northern Wisconsin and also one in Columbia County.

Wardens and biologists from across the state are reporting that the classic signs of the pre rut are starting to show with many rubs and scrapes are beginning to cover Wisconsin’s landscape. Smaller bucks are reported to be chasing doe, and there has been many large bucks harvested. In Sauk County, a buck harvested by bow and arrow was unofficially scored at 196. Look for cooler temperatures and the harvesting of crops to create more deer movement.

The Lake Michigan tributaries have been host to some heavy action for salmon. Perch and walleye have also been providing for good fishing across the state as water temperatures drop.

Anglers fishing the structure below the dam at Stiles caught some bluegill and crappies using slip bobbers and minnows or leaf worms. Chinook were caught near the Iron Bridge on the Oconto River using spawn sacks, spoons and stick baits and wooly buggers. Perch were caught in the Breakwater Park and Oconto Park II landings using minnows or chunks of crawlers. – Kevin King, creel clerk

SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS • DINNER & SHOW

DADDY D PRODUCTIONS presents SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS • DINNER & SHOW
Event includes FINE ARTS CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER & RAFFLE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013 • 1:00 PM • ROMY’S HOLIDAY INN-KELLY LAKE
TICKETS:  $38
All tickets subject to a $2 processing fee.

Daddy D Productions is proud to present SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS, a high-energy musical show filled with a variety of patriotic favorites that celebrate the honor, courage, and bravery of our veterans and showcases our American pride and incomparable spirit.  The afternoon event will also include our Fine Arts Series Celebration Fundraiser & Raffle.

Purchase tickets for your chance to win in one of our numerous bucket raffles, 50/50 raffle, ticket raffle, or silent auction!  Seating is limited—advanced ticket sales only.

Welcome Morgan Solar Energy as a new member of our chamber

We would like to welcome Morgan Solar Energy as a new member of our chamber. They are located at:

8265 Schroeder Road, Oconto Falls, WI 54154
(visits by appointment)
Ph#: 920-373-5277
M-F 9:30AM-5PM S-S Variable
www.morgansolarenergy.com
Email: morgsat1@gmail.com

A note from Mark

My name is Mark and I am the owner of Morgan Solar Energy. Those who know me may remember Morgan Satellite & Electronics which served NE Wisconsin for the last 20 years.

Our country (and recently Wisconsin) have multiple serious problems. Once of them involves how we generate and use energy as a country. As a fact-based individual and company, Morgan Solar Energy aims to be part of a healthy, sustainable solution.

Morgan Solar Energy offers grid-tied and off-grid solar electrical systems which offsets part or all of your electric bill. We can even offer a renewable energy solution that will allow you to buy a plug-in hybrid vehicle and have “your own gas station”! We also offer battery-backup (or battery-based off-grid systems) for when utility power is unavailable.

Morgan Solar Energy is unique in that we can design your system and sell you the parts and pieces at near internet pricing if you wish to install it yourself. Or if you need a little help here and there, we can fit in on an hourly basis. Or if you wish for a turn-key solution, we can do that, too.

We at Morgan Solar Energy are a home-based business and we have a working model of everything we sell. That means we have almost no electrical bill and we can run on battery inverter, solar panels, and integrated generator indefinitely should the local utility disappear.

If you are interested in reducing your energy bill, give us a call and come see what we have done here. You will like our attitude and helpfulness. After all, our primary interest is not making money, but saving the planet. We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
Mark

Outdoor Wisconsin Update

MADISON – As fall colors near peak in northern Wisconsin, state officials want the public to know that state park, trail, forest, wildlife and other properties all remain open for public recreation and enjoyment.

While the federal government shutdown has closed federal properties in Wisconsin, such as the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Chequamegon and Nicolet National Forests and some national wildlife refuges, all state, county and local recreational areas remain open in Wisconsin.
“Fall is one of the best times of the year to get out and enjoy the 1.5 million acres of state owned land in Wisconsin,” says Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp. “We welcome visitors to our state parks and forests…climb one of our observation towers and take in the beautiful fall colors, bike or hike our state trails, and hunt or fish on our many state wildlife and fisheries areas.”
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed the national refuge portion of Horicon Marsh, but the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area and Horicon Marsh Visitors Center remain open and the center has numerous events planned that will go ahead as scheduled.
The only cancellations to date are scheduled work days on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail because this program is a state, federal and nonprofit partnership and the National Park Service runs the volunteer program that helps protect volunteers in the case of injury or damages while working on projects.
People looking for places to enjoy the outdoors in Wisconsin can visit the DNR website dnr.wi.gov and search for keywords “explore outdoors,” where they can find state properties by location and then activities. For a complete list of upcoming events and programs at state properties, search the DNR website for keywords “get outdoors.”
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DNR Office of Communications.  DNR Spokesperson: Bill Cosh (608) 267-2773