A Christmas Miracle at PRANGES
DECEMBER 13th, 2013

At the Oconto Falls Area Performing Arts Center (PAC)
210 N. Farm Road, Oconto Falls WI
TICKETS $30.00
General Admission – Doors Open at 6:00pm
Tickets also available at the following businesses:
Senn Hometown Insurance 237 N Main Street, Oconto Falls WI 920-848-2341
Hometown Veterinary Clinic 180 E Highland Drive, Oconto Falls WI 920-848-4280
United True Value 415 E Highland Drive, Oconto Falls WI 920-848-2823
Sponsored by:
The Oconto Falls
Lions Club

DNR Report

The white-tailed deer rut is continuing in full swing across much of the state, with bucks chasing does during the daytime and lots of scrapes and rubs still being found, but some areas report deer activity is beginning to slow, with bucks locked down with does.

Archers have been out in very strong numbers and continue to report some very good success. Good numbers of pheasant hunters have also been out and are also reporting success on stocked wildlife areas. Although blaze orange clothing isn’t required when gun deer seasons are not open, conservation wardens say with the large numbers of hunters in the field, wearing blaze orange while pheasant hunting greatly increases hunter safety.
Leaf drop is now progressing rapidly in southern Wisconsin, with oaks beginning to drop leaves in the last week. With leaves off the trees, grouse hunters are reporting improved success.

Visitors to Wisconsin state park properties are reminded that many properties will open to hunting and trapping on November 15. Maps showing areas open and closed to hunting are available on the DNR website and posted at all properties. All park visitors are encouraged to wear blaze orange or other brightly colored clothing during the hunting seasons, which remain open in parks through December 15 for firearms and through January 5 for archery. For a list of open properties, maps and more information search the DNR website for “hunting state parks.”

The cold weather of the last week has caused a lot of puddle ducks to move south, while bringing in increasing numbers of diving ducks. Strong north winds in the last week increased Canada goose and tundra swan migrations.

With all the hunting activity and colder temperatures, fishing activity has slowed and the open water fishing season is coming to an end in the Northwoods, with ice beginning to form along shorelines of larger lakes, but it will still be at least a couple of weeks before there is any safe ice for ice fishing. A few musky anglers are still out, but without much success. Some crappies and perch were being caught on the Oconto River. In the south, walleye continue to be caught on Lake Wisconsin and the Rock River. Coho and chinook salmon and some rainbow and brown trout continue to be caught on Lake Michigan tributaries, especially the Sheboygan, Milwaukee and Root rivers.

With the opening of the nine-day gun deer season rapidly approaching, hunters should make sure firearms are properly sighted in and that hunting gear is order. Search the DNR website for “shooting ranges” to find a map of public ranges. Hunters can also get pre-season questions answered by joining any of three live online chats. They all begin at noon: on Tuesday, Nov. 19, what to expect for the season; on Wednesday, Nov. 20, on hunting land accessible to the public; and on Thursday, Nov. 21 on safety and regulations. To join: search “ask the experts” on the DNR website.

Abrams Theatre Presents “The Sound of Music”

Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. will close their 10th Anniversary Season with, The Sound of Music (Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse) Friday, December 6, 2013 – December 15, 2013 at The Byng Community Theater in Abrams.

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

Opening night is Friday, December 6 at 7:00pm. Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. will be having an Opening Night Gala. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served after the show (with the cast and crew of The Sound of Music).

Subsequent show dates are as follows:
• December 7th at 1pm & 7pm
• December 8th at 1pm
• December 13th at 7pm
• December 14th at 1pm & 7pm
• December 15th at 1pm

Performances are at The Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple Street, Abrams, WI. Tickets are $12.00 for Adults (18-64), $10.00 for Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-17), and $5.00 for Children (4 and under). Tickets can be purchased online at www.AbramsTheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 920-826-5852.