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This Weekend Friday, April 27 Spaghetti Feed at St. Paul’s from 4 to 7 p.m. Spirit Lake Northwoods Riders Snowmobile Club Annual Fish Fry at Zondlo’s Ballroom from 4 p.m. to ? Medford Kiwanis Big Ticket Bingo at Medford High School cafeteria starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 DJ Zooy at The Bird’s Nest from 8 p.m. to close. DJ Bad Influence at Deer Trail Inn. Live music by Ain’t Got Jack at Hacienda from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Fish Boil at the Lublin Legion Hall starting at 5 p.m. DJ Silence Entertainment at Doubbleback Bar starting at 9 p.m. DJ/Karaoke Just for Fun at The Last Straw from 9 p.m. to ? Bacardi Shot Girls at The Thirsty Moose.

Sunday, April 29 Stetsonville Volunteer Firemen Pancake Feed at Stetsonville Fire Station from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spring Shopping Expo at Gad Bar dance hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Polka Dance at Unity Memorial Hall from 1 to 5 p.m. with music by Pat Zoromski.

Tuesday, May 1 Meet & Greet Reception with Donna Seidel at Pine Line Cafe from 4 to 6 p.m.

Multi day events 2012 Clark County Studio Art Tour April 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hear and Be Healed Meetings at the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m.

Upcoming events Dodgeball Tourney at Gad Bar on May 4 & 5. Scott E. Olson Cancer Benefit at Centennial Community Center in Stetsonville on May 5 from 1 p.m. to ? Grand Opening at Amstar Corner Star in Gilman April 30 through May 5. Silence Entertainment with DJ Liz at Hacienda on May 5. Our Town Players present Too Soon for Daisies at the Ogema Town Hall on May 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and May 13 at 2 p.m. 2012 Summer Season Medford Swim Club Registration on Tuesday, May 8 at the MASH Pool from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beach Party at The Thirsty Moose on Saturday, May 12.

Josiah James to perform May 4 at First Baptist Church in Medford Ann Heil of Medford first heard about Josiah James when she saw her children were watching him on a YouTube video. She liked the inspirational message of his music and found that he had a web site and Facebook page and as, far as her children are concerned, did the unspeakable act of sending him a message asking him when he was out on tour if he would consider making a stop to perform at Medford. Much to her children’s surprise, he responded and agreed to bring his alternative Christian rock message to Medford on May 6 with a concert at the First Baptist Church. Northern California alternative/indie/Christian music artist Josiah James first picked up the guitar when he was in junior high. Soon he was writing his own music, recording, and, eventually, performing his own music and touring. Most of his high school life was spent home schooled, writing and recording demos and performing at churches and venues across northern California. During his senior year he started touring out of state and selling his demos to whoever wanted to listen. “After my freshman year of college, I realized I could not juggle writing, recording, touring across the west coast and school. I then released my first full length CD, “The Morning Light�, and put off college to start touring full time,� he wrote. The following years brought new music in the form of two EPs (Chasing The Wind and Oceans) and performing more than 500 concerts nationwide with various bands/friends including Future of Forestry, Esterlyn, and Lybecker. In September 2011, he began work on his second full-length CD, the tour-de-force

Josiah James “All Forgotten Things,� which released in early 2012. “The idea behind All Forgotten Things came from the example of the Christian walk in comparison to Israel,� explains Josiah. “Just like how Israel always forgot God’s goodness and faithfulness in saving them and then still turning away from God and towards idols, so we turn away from Him and forgot our true love and joy.� James is inspired by the music of nationally known bands Needtobreathe and Foster the People. Josiah James will be joined by the Nebraska-based Unscene Patrol as the opening act of the concert. Show time is at 7 p.m. on May 6 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds to cover the cost. — Brian Wilson

Medford plans Fine Arts weekend Area residents will get an opportunity to see the best their students and community artists and performers have to offer during the annual Medford Area Fine Arts Weekend May 10 to 12. The talent is on display from Thursday to Saturday starting Thursday evening, May 12 with Medford Area Senior High Theatre Department’s presentation of “Desk Set� William Marchant’s 1955 Broadway comedy which still resonates in today’s troubled economic times. Performances swill be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets on sale at the MASH office There will be an extra helping of theater with the production of “Three Billy Goats Gruff: A Play for Children� taking place at the MASH cafeteria on Saturday, May 12 with show times at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The performance includes games, activities and concessions will be available. Admission includes the price of the games. The Artist in Residence Workshop with David Grote will focus on “Who Goes Across My Bridge? Metal Tooling� will be held on Saturday, May 12. Artist in residence workshops are by invitation only and are timed to allow participants to attend the children’s theater production,

Throughout the weekend there will be an art exhibit open to the public free of charge. Art from senior and individual student shows, second semester student work, VFW Patriotic post contest winners, Medford Area School District Employee Art, Top 10 Art Awards and alumni art will be on display. Alumni should contact Sharon Hause at 715-748-5951 to reserve a space. The art exhibit will take place at Raider Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 10, from 8 a.m. yo 9 p.m. on May 11 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 12.

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Spaghetti Feed at St. Paul’s Friday, April 27, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s is hosting the spaghetti feed as part of the Pine Line Marathon. All are welcome - Come & enjoy!! St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 321 N. Park Ave. Medford, WI 54451

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ing the pavilion, (with the use of powerline grant funds) glider swings, moving the swimming beach (with the DNR) , a new playground set, new picnic tables, cement pads for the boat landings, new aluminum docks, and removal of the old aeration system. One of the most beneficial projects has been to install, maintain, and pay for the operation of a new aerator. The approximate cost for electricity is $500 per month during the winter. The purpose of the aerator is to keep the water oxygenated to prevent freeze out of the fish population. The MDLA works in conjunction with other groups such as the Taylor County Sportsman’s Club and the National Turkey Federation in planting walleyes and installing fish cribs. The club volunteers to inspect, clean, and repair the duck boxes on the flowage. Garbage barrels along the highway are monitored by members. (Please remember that fish cleanings are not garbage.) Another yearly event is a spring shoreline cleanup that was organized because environmentalists know that spring cleaning is for the outdoors, too. Education efforts made by the club include the donation of a gun for the Hunter Safely Classes, members volunteering at Taylor County Education Day, Aquatic Invasive Species Informational booth at Gilman Market Days, float entries in Fall Festival Parades, and supervising an Eagle Scout project. Members volunteered to take classes in water quality testing and boat inspections and continue to donate their time with these projects. When listening to the concerns of the public, it became obvious that the problem with invasive plants was top on their lists. Therefore, the most detailed and complicated projects called for organizing meetings with the DNR, the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, the U.S. Forest Service, the Taylor County Land and Conservation Department, and an independent engineering firm. Through these on-going communications, the aim is to establish a Fishery Management Plan and an Aquatic Plant Management Plan for the Miller Dam Flowage. After a decade of dedication, members are still willing to put in an extra hour, spend an extra dime, and offer advice and assistance to tourists. All they ask is that visitors pick up after themselves, show a friendly smile, and maybe, just maybe, say “thanks, for a job well done.” An annual appreciation picnic is held on the first Sunday in August to thank the public for its support.

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What would you guess to be the favorite reasons outdoor enthusiasts enjoy coming to the Miller Dam Flowage? According to a survey sponsored by the Miller Dam Lake Association, fishing is the number one reason to spend time there. Ice fishing was the first choice with boat fishing and shore fishing coming in close behind. The second most popular reason people choose to visit the lake is to enjoy the scenery. The Taylor County Parks and Recreation crews recently placed the docks back into the water, so we can safely assume that spring has sprung. That means it is time to take to the water and enjoy a great outdoor adventure. In the past 10 years, the MDLA has worked hard to make sure that visitors and residents alike will have enjoyable experiences in the Miller Dam recreational area. (The area is technically titled Chequamegon Waters Flowage, but locals have always called it Miller Dam.) The Miller Dam Lake Association was incorporated in August of 2002 as a non-profit within the meaning of Section 501c (4) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was organized exclusively for charitable, educational, or recreational purposes with the primary purpose being to support the protection or improvement of the Miller Dam Lakes area in Taylor County, Wisconsin, for the benefit of the public. Since its incorporation, the MDLA’s major fund raising event has been the annual ice fishing contest. On the last Saturday in January of each year, a shanty town has mysteriously appeared on the 2,714 acres of frozen (often snow/slush covered) lake, with cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATV’s, and even an airplane as the transportation of choice. Perhaps a novelty side contest for the future could be a competition for the most unusual style of fishing shack. With over 300 door prizes awarded yearly as well as fish prizes for adults and kids, this contest has been known to attract as many as 3,000 people. Other means for earning money have been gun raffles, summer sport shows, collecting deer hides, collection boxes at the landings, general donations from clubs and businesses, and the awarding of grant funds. As a small, “Git ‘R Done” member controlled group, this organization has been responsible for many improvements in the past ten years. In 2003 the club worked with Jump River Electric Cooperative to have electricity installed at the main pavilion and worked with the U.S. Forest Service to create Fisherman Loop Road which allows access for hikers and those wishing to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from the shoreline. Other improvements have included a lighted flagpole with a memorial stone, enlarg-

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the water and in the garden this summer. Back by popular demand, Take a Walk on the Wild Side nature experiences returns again. The Perkins Place in collaboration with the Chequamegon Bird Club, assistance from the Taylor County Master Gardeners , a nationally certified Biology Instructor, a Wisconsin DNR Forester, a US Forest Service Botanist, a nationally certified Biology and a UW Extension Professor brings this series of exciting morning nature programs to the community. Afterwards, head over to The Perkins Place for more with creative and inspiring afternoon fun. May 12th International Migratory Bird Day at the Perkinstown Winter Sports Area, Perkinstown, WI 6am -Bird Walk for the Early Birds 9:00am - Bird and Wildflower Walk, continuing throughout the day. 1:00pm - Square Foot Gardening Seminar with Arlen Albrecht, UW Extension professor at The Perkins Place 2:00 & 4:00pm – Garden Mosaics, Dying Scarves & Garden Benches Workshops at The Perkins Place For more information on the Walks and programs visit; www.perkinsplace132.com Gallery Events ~ This summer The Perkins Place is delighted to exhibit a wonderful assortment of local and regional art, In the Gallery & On the Porch: May 11th – Iliamna Art Glass, Hot Glass Works by Bruce & Tory Boswell. Hand blown and fused glass lamps, paper weights, platters and vases. 4-8:00pm – Artist Reception May 13th ~ Mother’s Day Artwalk featuring Hot Glass Works. July 6th ~ July Artwalk ~ Featured Jewelry & Metal Sculpture The Friends of the Library reading group will meet by national and area arton Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the large meeting room ists. at the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library. The group August 31st ~ August will discuss the book “Room” by Emma Donoghue. Artwalk ~ It’s a Celebration “Room” is the story of Jack, a five-year-old boy who Party at The Perkins Place has lived his whole life in a single room. Discussion featuring Spring/Summer will be led by Peggy Stalheim. The group will also be 2012 Student Projects. All choosing books for next year’s discussions. are welcome! Please visit Artsmedford.com for more info about Artwalks. Perkins Place is located at 132 E. Perkins St. Main St.sRib Lake (715)427-5524 in downtown Medford. Gallery hours Wed-Fri 1-6pm, Sat 1-4pm or by appointment. For more information on these and other events, visit; www. 8pm-close Perkinsplace132.com or contact Nathan Meyer at 715.748.3977 or perkinsTexas Hold ‘Em every Wednesday at 7 p.m. place132@yahoo.com Happy Hour Mon.-Thurs. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Perkins Place Announces summer line up of classes, exhibits and events Spring has sprung at The Perkins Place Gallery in downtown Medford. Workshops, exhibits and events are happening in the classrooms, on the porches, in the garden and around the yard at The Perkins Place. Starting in May through August Perkins Place presents a blooming assortment of offerings to engage your hands, your heart and your mind to learn and experience a wonderful variety of traditional crafts and art forms. Workshops at Perkins Place ~ This summer, once again there will be a range of fun and creative workshops and offerings including; “Riding the Drawing Horse” (adult drawing), Knife Making, 2D Character Carving, Paddle Boarding, Willow Sculpture Weaving, Embroidery, Acting, Gardening, art classes for kids and the list goes on. There’s an opportunity for every budget, including a number of no fee offerings. Over the past few years, The Perkins Place Learning Center has welcomed hundreds of students who have delved into their creative potential and had a blast! The Perkins Place has also enlisted a mix of hardworking and creative instructors who kindly share their time and effort bringing a fantastic variety of workshops, programs and experiences to Medford and this year is no exception. Please visit online at; http://www.perkinsplace132. com for a complete class listing and registration info or stop by Perkins Place for a catalog. Take a Walk on the Wild Side ~ Come join us, down the trail, into the woods, on

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POST-PROM 2012 continues success

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All of the soda students could drink was furnished by Pepsi-Cola, with Steve and Kaye Homeyer doing the serving and a “Make Your Own Sundae Bar” with eight gallons of ice-cream supplied by the June Dairy Breakfast featured whipped cream, cherries, peanuts, M&Ms, and chocolate, caramel and butterscotch toppings, Lori and Kurt Zenner kept the sundae bar replenished and the students whipped up many neat concoctions. Always a student favorite, fifty pounds of deep fried cheese curds were provided by Gad Cheese and served by Todd and Kris Albrecht. Todd Albrecht said” I really enjoyed Post-Prom, and it is a great event and I would volunteer to help out again next year.” This was the eighth year of putting games where students tried to sink a 9-foot put to win a prize and it was a highly popular activity. Catherine Doucette and Kathy Tingo awarded prizes and students claimed a prize if they could drop one of three putts and if they could make two or three they claimed a tee-shirt, cap or hat and there were a lot of winners after receiving instructions from all the spectators. The Mystery Magician, The Great Dr. Whodonny was Don Everhard, who amazed students with his sleight of hand, rope tricks, disappearing glowing ball, and his amazing thrown deck of cards revealing a student selected card. Students were treated to numerous card tricks and appreciated a coin passing through his hand, and his feats of legerdemain. Students were heard to ask, “How did he do that?” New this year was the “Lets Dance Competition” which was a Wii game featuring students trying to imitate a dancer on the screen. One of the units was run by Anne Harris and the other by Chuck Prihoda and Suzanne Koester. Students were very proficient in following all the moves and there was a constant line of participants waiting their turn at this popular competition. Winner of this year’s grand prize drawing for two Packer tickets was Jenn Stolp. Winning the Almost as Grand Prize of two pre-season Packer Tickets was Ashley Pawlowicz, and the Really close to Grand Prize of 4 Brewer tickets went to Aren Kirkeeng. Abby Olson

won the nearly as grand prize, a Wisconsin jacket. Other major prizes were won by Michael Roe, Jake Lueck, Austin Fettes, Ian Porten, Katie Homeyer, Myranda Geiger, Danielle Metcalf, Allison Brost, Emily Mahner, Zach Smola, Eric Fliehs, Dani Tingo, Alex Ogle, Magen Paul, Joey Leonhard, Kyle Ziembo, Grant Anderson, Brittney Reimer, Andrew Reuter, Dillon Brost, Justus Kree, Jaime Gardner, Polly Coyer, Sammy Payne Jacob Kadlecek and Cheyanna Brandner. Prizes were presented by Post-Prom Coordinator Brian Kulas, assisted by the Keeper of the Shoes, Russ Jablonsky, and Bill Gebauer. Bob Whetstone and Cheryl Wibben served as Kiwanis photographers for the awards and throughout the program. All Students who attended Post Prom received a commemorative T-shirt, designed by Paige Bernklau and screened by Stitches and Ink of Medford, when they left the Sports Page. Supervising registration were Kiwanians Tom Lindow, Dennis Huotari, Jeff Albers and Adria Pernsteiner. The event is not a lock-in, but students are required to sign in and out. Assisting the Kiwanis with this years activity were members of the Weather Shield LITE (Lives Inspired Through Employees) Foundation. Steve and Kaye Homeyer, Kurt and Lori Zenner, and Mike Tingo. This marks the 12th year that the LITE foundation has joined with the Kiwanis club to provide the personnel necessary to operate a successful event. There were 250 students registering with 43 members of the Kiwanis Club, Lite Foundation, and adult community volunteers, along with Tim Hanson and Bryan Thurmaier of the Sports Page on duty for this enjoyable, safe, and fun filled night. “A big thank you goes out to the many Medford area businesses and industries that have made donations to support this event. The Kiwanis Club is trying to provide an alcohol free, safe and enjoyable place, that is in town, for students to go after the prom and with the help of the many individuals that work this event and financially support it, we think we accomplished this goal. The whole area is to be commended for their support of this activity,” said Post-Prom Coordinator Brian Kulas. “ It is a nice feeling for all of us when the Taylor County Sheriff’s department reports no incidents or events for the evening.” Kiwanian Russ Jablonsky commented that “The Post Prom party continues to do its job. By providing this party you provide alternatives to many of the negatives that could occur after a prom, and it is a credit to all those involved.” Long time Kiwanian Stan Carbaugh said, “ This is a super project for our club to sponsor and I enjoyed supervising the Ladder Golf. This is a huge event and it was a real great time for students and the members of the Kiwanis club, Lite Foundation and volunteers that attended.”

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Students again turned out in force to attend the 2012 Post Prom party sponsored by the Medford Kiwanis Club, the Medford Area Senior High Student Council and supported by Medford Area business and industry. The Post-Prom gala was held April 21 following the Medford Area Senior High Junior Prom and held at the Sports Page Bowl and Grill. This years sign-up of 250 students marked the 23rd year a Post-Prom event has been held. Students had the opportunity to take part in many activities during the evening. Four shifts of bowling were held and students recording a strike, or picking up a spare of two pins or more, received a prize. Over 200 prizes were given out under the direction of the Bowling Tsars, Jeff Hemer and Prize Director Mert Vaughn. Kiwanis Pool Tsar, Dan Olson ran numerous pool tournaments on the championship tables, and there were many different levels of competition and included men and lady singles and doubles competition as well as mixed tournaments. All winners and runnersup received merchandise awards donated by local businesses. Kiwanian Trent Harris was the Air Hockey Tsar and students competed in singles, doubles and mixed tournaments. Hula Hoop competition was under the direction of Russ Jablonsky. Again this year the Plinko game was operated by Mike Tingo who awarded t-shirts to high scorers. Again this year the AFL Pepsi challenge football throw operated by Clint and Lisa Carbaugh was a popular event. Students tried to throw balls thru openings and received points for each successful toss and winners claimed a T-Shirt. New this year was the Ladder Golf throw and Stan Carbaugh introduced the game to students, with many of them claiming t-shirt prizes. Mary Bix was the Door Prize announcer throughout the night and student’s names were drawn and over 100 prizes were awarded. Students again had the opportunity to have their caricature drawn by an outstanding caricaturist, Larry Lecheler, former MASH Art Instructor. Lechelar drew caricatures of students emphasizing physical features and humorous or exaggerated poses. They were busy until the party ended and Lecheler remained behind to complete pictures for students that wanted one of his prized drawings. Lecheler has been a featured artist at the Post-Prom party for many years and he enjoys reminiscing with students about older siblings and relatives. Students also had the opportunity to pose for single or group computer photos. Medford Area Schools Computer Guru, Dennis Hinterliter was on hand to snap and print photos for students and the hi-tech equipment was popular throughout the evening as groups competed for the zaniest photo. Another popular event, were the trivia stations, The Oz, manned by Brian Wilson and Mike Shiffler, asked some extremely puzzling questions as students competed for highly prized hockey sticks. The Big Dog, featuring Mike and Deb Schaefer, that specialized in testing students musical knowledge; and The U-HAUL station staffed by Kris and Dave Brandner, featuring a competition with many baffling questions that challenged the students utilizing ipad technology. An additional trivia station, Cutting Edge, staffed by Luke Hatfield. Students visited a station, selected the degree of difficulty, or the prize that they wanted to try for, and were asked questions. Students answering correctly could claim a prize. After they had visited all four stations students were entered into a special drawing for a Wisconsin Jacket, which was won by Jacob Kadlecek. Also new this year was the Minit to Winit Station run by Bruce and Angie Daniels, where students attempted to perform some hand eye coordination trials and balance and skills events which proved to be very challenging and enjoyable for the students. With about one hundred winners at each station claiming various merchandise prizes, student comments about the trivia stations were really positive. Kris Brandner said “I have been a part of post-prom for many years, first with the JC’s and then with Re/Max, and now with U-Haul to assist the Kiwanis with such a great community activity for our young people, and it is a great event.” Students were treated to complimentary food throughout the evening and they dined well. Tombstone Pizza supplied all the pizza students could eat, and Krista Strebig, assisted by Stacy Christiansen were busy manning the ovens to serve up many a case of pizzas.


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Rib Lake Fine Arts Night The Rib Lake middle and high schools held their annual fine art night and open house on April 24. The public was able to view student’s artwork on display in the art room and along the halls of the high school. They were also able to tour the building to get a taste of the educational experience Rib Lake has to offer. The evening ended with a concert in the gym by the middle and high school bands.

Students had the opportunity to stop by the science lab and conduct simple experiments under the watchful eye of teacher Rebecca Gray.

An acrylic painting entitled “Old Cedar” by Zack Swan.

A three-dimensional rendering in paper of the Tower Bridge by eighth grader Shawna Annala.

A large number of people turned out to see the artwork on display and tour the high school during the open house. At left, the watercolor painting “Midnight Cruiser” by Carter Hopkins.

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