Monthly Archives: February 2016

CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT

cribbageCOME KICK OFF AN EXCITING NEW YEAR AT RIVER ISLAND BY JOINING US FOR OUR THIRD
ANNUAL CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT. GRAB A PARTNER AND TEST YOUR SKILLS FOR A CHANCE
TO WIN SOME CASH. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PARTNER, ARRIVE EARLY FOR REGISTRATION AND
WE WILL TRY TO FIND YOU ONE. BAR AND KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN!

WHERE: RIVER ISLAND GOLF COURSE: 100 RIVER ISLAND DR, OCONTO FALLS WI, 54154

WHEN: SATURDAY MARCH 26TH, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $40 PER TEAM (PAY DAY OF TOURNAMENT), PAYMENT INCLUDES LUNCH AND
GUARANTEE SEVEN GAMES OF CRIBBAGE.

CHECK IN & REGISTRATION: NOON – 1 PM

TOURNAMENT START TIME: 1:00 PM

STYLE: PARTNERS, ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT: THE WINNER OF EACH POOL ADVANCING
TO A SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT. LOSING TEAMS GET SHOT AT TOILET BOWL

**LIMITED TO 48 TEAMS, PRE REGISTER TODAY BY E-MAILING MIKE CARROLL AT mwcarroll3@att.net DOUGLAS HOBYAN AT djhobyan@gmail.com or riverisland13@plbb.us **
90% OF ENTRY FEES WILL BE PAID OUT. PAYOUTS WILL VARY BASED ON NUMBER OF ENTIRES

Click Here for flyer and payouts

Linen Sale

LinenDue to popular request, the HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a Linen Sale again this year.

In March of 2015 the Auxiliary hosted its first ever Linen Sale. The sale is open to the public and shoppers are welcome anytime from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.

The sale is held in the Assisi Room, A & B. Blankets, sheet sets in variety of sizes, pillows, quilt sets and sherpas will be available for purchase. Cash, checks, credit cards accepted. Almost immediately after last year’s sale, buyers began asking if and when we would be having a Linen Sale again.

The sale proved to be one of St. Clare’s Auxiliary’s most popular fund raising sales.

Premier of Oconto County’s Discover Wisconsin Episode

discover-wisconsin-choicePremier of Oconto County’s Discover Wisconsin Episode
Sneak peek of the Discover Wisconsin broadcast featuring Oconto County

Download Official Press Release Here.

Residents from across Wisconsin and beyond will soon discover Oconto County! The episode “Oconto County – a place for you” follows hosts Mariah Haberman and Eric Paulsen from Discover Wisconsin around the county for endless opportunities of adventure!

The episode will show off Oconto County’s hundreds of miles in snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails, the Bay of Green Bay, artist Joan White, Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe, the Nicolet National Forest and the history of Oconto County!

Several festivals – such as Copperfest, Oconto Fly-In and the Lakes Country Arts and Crafts show are also featured.

The episode concludes with scenes from a guided fishing excursion with Don Loch on the Bay of Green Bay for some world class walleye fishing.

The public is invited to a “Discover Wisconsin” premier party on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:00pm at the Red Maple Country Club in Suring. Please RSVP by Friday, March 18, 2016 by phone 920-834-6969 or email ocedc@ocontocounty.org.

The episode will air in Northeast Wisconsin on March 26th at 10:00am on FSN Wisconsin or WFRV Channel 5 March 26th at 6:30pm. Discover Wisconsin TV airs in eight states across the Midwest. Check out their broadcast guide online at www.discoverwisconsin.com to find out when you can catch the show in your neck of the woods.

The 20-minute episode will also be available online after March 26th at:
www.discoverwisconsin.com or www.ocontocounty.org

Free Presentation on Heart Valve Disease

Seccombe_John_croppedCommunity seniors are invited to a free presentation on heart valve disease hosted by HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital and Prevea Health on March 10.

Heart valve disease is any disease affecting one or more of the four valves of the heart. When treating heart disease, it’s important to continually monitor its condition. Doing so, doctors are able to treat the condition before symptoms arise. This can prevent damage that may be irreversible.

Dr. John Seccombe, a cardiothoracic surgeon and heart valve disease expert at Prevea Health will lead the presentation at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. Dr. Seccombe is passionate about helping people achieve life-long, healthy living and is a frequent speaker at community events throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Event Details:

  • Thursday, March 10
  • HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Dining Room
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

o   4:30 – complimentary meal
o   5:00 – Introduction and update on new services provided at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
o   5:15 – Heart valve disease presentation by John Seccombe, MD

To register for this free event, call (920) 848-6398. Space is limited.

Handmade Blankets and Disney-Themed Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animalsOn Thursday, Feb. 11 members of the Pasture Pirates 4-H Club and Lioness Club in Oconto Falls donated handmade blankets and Disney-themed stuffed animals to the emergency department at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.

The blankets and stuffed toys will be used to provide some extra comfort to children who come to the emergency department in need of care. “It’s cold this time of year and the blankets and toys will certainly be appreciated by our young patients,” said Colleen Koski, Nursing Manager at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.

The Oconto Falls Lioness Club and Pasture Pirates 4-H club are dedicated to helping others and provide support to various community organizations throughout the year. “This is a way to warm children’s hearts,” said Ally Magnin, a member of the Pasture Pirates 4-H Club. “It’s kids helping kids,” she said.

ALL TRAILS IN OCONTO COUNTY ARE OPEN!

Townsend – Well our 8″- 12″ of snow turned out to be 3″- 5″. That’s the bad news. The good news is the 3″- 5″ is heavy wet snow and groomed out very well. The trails in the area are in good condition and should stay that way if the snow freezes down like it laid after grooming. Some areas are like a highway.

Lakewood – The big storm we were hearing about for over a week brought the area around 5 inches with some areas a little less. The groomers are out and some areas were done way before the plows were out so watch the road crossings till we can redo those areas. We will be grooming regularly throughout the weekend. The trails should hold up well with the cooler temps. Ride Safe !!!!!

Chute Pond – Chute Pond trails are open, and grooming the 6″ of fresh snow from yesterday’s Winter Storm Bucky. Trails are in good riding condition. Grooming operations will be ongoing, so please remember to watch out for the groomers. If you come across one on the trail, stop and wait for the driver to signal that it’s safe to pass by.

Also, be aware that last week the groomer broke through on the trail north of Hwy W near the old Pine Grove- use extra caution in this area, which may not be completely smoothed out yet.

Bagley, Brazeau, Gillett, Oconto Falls, Chase and Lena are all open!