Monthly Archives: January 2018

OFHS Choir students perform in WCDA All-State Choirs

All State Choir

(L to R) Alex Kamke, Camden Jackson, Andrea Waschbisch Spang, Hailey Ferfecki, Mackenzie Staidl, Peter Murphy, and Hunter Ryczek

Seven OFHS Choir students perform in WCDA All-State Choirs

The Oconto Falls High School Choirs were well-represented in the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association All-State Choirs on Saturday, January 13. The Choirs were part of the WCDA 2018 State Conference and performed at the historic Grand Theater in Wausau. Students were nominated by their choral director Amy Thiel and selected based on their exceptional vocal abilities, musicianship skills, and leadership qualities.

The 100-voice All-State Treble Clef Choir performed seven selections, including Sorida, A Zimbabwe Greeting, I See Heaven’s Glories Shine, Wir eilen mit schwachen doch emsigen Schritten, O Lux Beatissima, Morning Moon, and Isn’t That Something. The All-State Conductor was Dr. Mary Hopper, Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Studies at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Selected OFHS students were Hailey Ferfecki, daughter of John and Julie Ferfecki, Mackenzie Staidl, daughter of Jason and Rose Staidl, and and Andrea Waschbisch Spang, daughter of Sue Waschbisch and Craig Spang.

The 100-voice All-State Bass Clef Choir performed five selections under the direction of Dr. Christopher Aspaas, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Texas Christian University. Selections included Cantate Domino, She Walks in Beauty, John Schmoker, Music Makers – Dreamers of Dreams, and Plenty Good Room. Selected OFHS students were Camden Jackson, son of Jeff and Pam Jackson, Hunter Ryzcek, son of Ginny Dunsworth and Chad Ryczek, Alex Kamke, son of Mike and Kim Kamke , and Peter Murphy, son of Candice Behnke and Steve Murphy.

Annual Salad Luncheon and Love Basket Silent Auction Feb. 13

Love_BasketsThe Oconto Falls-area community is invited to the annual Salad Luncheon and Love Basket Silent Auction, hosted by the colleagues and Partners of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St., in Oconto Falls.

The luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s Dining Room and will feature an all-you-care-to-eat buffet for $9. The buffet will include the hospital’s signature hot chicken salad, ham and cheese sandwiches, a variety of sweet and savory salads, beverages and desserts. For more information on the Salad Luncheon or to make group reservations, contact Hope Hrabik at (920) 373-5774.

In support of the Partner’s Salad Luncheon on Feb. 13, employees of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital will host the Love Basket Silent Auction in the HSHS St. Clare Assisi Room from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the same day.

“The joint events are open to the public; bring your family and friends,” said Dawn Coppens, chairperson for the events. “Not only can you enjoy a delicious salad luncheon, you can shop for that special Valentine gift or a basket just for you. It’s a fun day for all!”

Themes for baskets vary from year to year. Popular baskets from previous years have included I Love the Packers, I Love Wine, I Love Gardening and I Love Birds. In addition to the silent auction for the baskets, raffle tickets are sold for love-themed bucket raffles. Bidding on the Love Baskets and raffle ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. For more information about the Love Basket Silent Auction or to donate a basket, call Lisa Terry at (920) 848-6348.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Partners, which raises money for health care improvements at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.

A new year is a popular time to make a change for the better.

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A new year is a popular time to make a change for the better.

1. Be realistic. The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make it unattainable. If your resolution is to eat healthy, start by eliminating one unhealthy food from your diet, instead of all unhealthy foods.

2. Keep resolutions to a minimum. Pick one or two specific resolutions and set reachable goals for them. Starting small with resolutions increases the likelihood of success.

3. Create a game plan and track it. Using a calendar or journal to monitor those few, challenging goals will dramatically improve your success rate.

4. Have a support system. Tell family members and friends about your resolution. Sharing your goals with others gives you more confidence and a higher level of accountability. If your resolution starts to waiver, others can help keep you motivated.

5. Stick to it. It takes approximately 21 days for a new activity, such as exercising, to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. Take one day at a time and don’t quit.

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital and Prevea Health recommend resolutions that focus on improving health, and, offer some tips on maintaining those resolutions throughout the year.