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December 2016 The Covered Wagon Restaurant & Bar

Serving Homemade Food in a Friendly Atmosphere for nearly 30 Years

White Winter Winery Local Brewing at its finest, right here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin

Holiday’s Abroad

A look at Christmas around the world


TABLE OF CONTENTS

This Month’s Featured Articles

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The Covered Wagon Restaurant

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White Winter Winery

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Holiday’s Abroad

Monthly Columns by Our Local Authors 3 06 07

Editor’s Note

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Tech Talk

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Natural Connections

The Book Corner

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Car Care with Sparky

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Ask a Master Gardener

Pastor’s Corner

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Vet Corner

Traveling Perspectives

Town and Local Events 10 14 18

Church Directory Barnes Town News & Info Regional Community Notes & Events

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Food & Fun 12 17

Business Ads

Soduku Crossword Puzzle

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Business Listings (and throughout)

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Business Listings (and throughout)

Forest & Lakes Column Contributors Maralene Strom - Forest & Lakes Editorial Maralene grew up in the northwoods of WI. She is a consultant, author, and co publisher of Forest & Lakes Monthly.

Marianne Mueller - Ask a Master Gardener Marianne Mueller, Master Gardener, M&M Greenhouse, Barnes, WI.

Dr. Leo Carlson - Tech Talk Leo is the Business and Technology Manager at Norvado, and a professor at the University of Northwestern St. Paul and Maranatha Baptist University.

Paula Greenspan - Travelling Perspectives Paula grew up and resides in the northwoods of Wisconsin and shares her adventures in travelling abroad.

Emily Stone - Natural Connections Emily is an author and the Naturalist/Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum.

Town of Barnes News

Tom Krob and Judy Bourassa - Barnes Town News Tom Krob is the Chairperson of the Town of Barnes Board. Judy Bourassa is the Town of Barnes Clerk/ Treasurer.

Pastor Phil Markel - Pastor’s Corner Pastor Phil is the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Hayward , WI. 13713 W. Thannum Fire Lane, Hayward, WI. 715-934-5000

Maureen Palmer - Book Corner Marueen is the owner of Redbery Books in Cable, WI

Bill Kokan - Car Care with Sparky Bill is the owner/operator of Bills Garage in Drummond, WI. He has over 35 years of automotive maintenance and repair experience.

Dr. Monica Brilla, DVM - Vet Corner Monica Brilla, DVM of Northland Veterinary Services in Iron River, WI

Yulia Welk Yulia is the owner of Yulia’s Natural Skin Care products. She teaches classes about herbs, mushrooms, and natural living. Yulia’s: www.yulias.net Forest & Lakes Monthly December 2016 p. 2

If you have an editorial piece, article, press release, news event, or would be interested in contributing a monthly column, please contact Maralene at 715-579-9768 or via email at mcsbiz@aol. com. www.forestandlakesmonthly.com


EDITOR’S NOTE

Editor’s Note A

year ago, this month, Lu Peet, founder of the Barnes Blog, handed over the reins of the publication to Christie Carlson and me. We all agreed the publication was on a path of expansion and change. In the six and half years Lu was publisher, she began part of the expansion with inclusion of surrounding townships who did not have a local publication. Based on that foundation, we continued to move forward. We cannot tell you the invaluable advice and support we have been so fortunate to receive from Lu with her knowledge of the area, contact persons, and more. A BIG thanks, we extend to Lu Peet.

For Christie and I this has been a real adventure. There have been trying times. Glitches have abounded as we iron out our schedules with our families, our individual businesses, and even trying to find the best way to handle some of the publication’s responsibilities. As you can imagine, we are still juggling our time commitments. And you are obviously aware of some of the mistakes we inadvertently made. Yes, it has been a learning experience. We want to Thank You, for being patient, supportive, and offering your suggestions. We know change in appearance of the publication and re-naming it last month is something to get used to for those who were used the former publication. Yet, with making the name more inclusive of the area it has opened more opportunities for the area communities to let readers know of their organizations, town news, opportunities for enjoying the various recreational, food, and church activities. This month, we feature two area businesses. The Covered Wagon Restaurant & Bar, in Hawthorne and the White Winter Winery in Iron River. We’ve shared some Christmas memories here and abroad. We also have several interesting columns written by the respective columnists as well. As we move into the second year of publication, we encourage you to let us know of any events, persons of interest, recognitions, or any suggestions you may have for us. This publication cannot exist without our advertisers, so we encourage you to give them your business. May you all enjoy a Blessed Christmas and Chanukah this Season and Happy New Year! Maralene Strom, Editor

Submit Your Article, Community Event, Recipe, or Ad to Forest & Lakes, Monthly! For Editorial or Community Events, please contact our Editorial Publisher, Maralene Strom- Email: mcsbiz@aol.com Phone: 715-579-9768 For Ads - placement or creation, please contact our Advertising Editor/Publisher Christie Carlson - Email: Christie@thebarnesblog.com Phone: 715-798-3572

November Cover Photo Credits

Submitted by: Janet Abell Place: Barnes, WI

This month’s cover is a lovely mum taken from Janet’s yard. She writes, “We moved to Barnes in July 1915. We grew up in Elkhorn, WI and after retiring completely in 2013, moved to Sun Lakes AZ, and spent summers near the Dells. It was only two years before we realized that wasn’t our dream. We found our home in Barnes and sold both other places. We love the area and all it has to offer all year round.” Like to take pictures? Submit your photos to Forest & Lakes Monthy - your photo could be on the cover! If you would like to submit a photo for selection, please make sure the photo size is at least 1024 x 768, and in its original format - i.e. not compressed for website use. Along with your photo, please include your name, a bit about yourself, and where the photo was taken - we’ll be featuring that information right here in our photo credit section along with your photo. If you have a photo you’d like us to use, email your photo, information, and photo location to ccarlson@cheqnet.net. If you have questions, please call Christie at 715-798-3572. Can’t to see your photos! www.forestandlakesmonthly.com

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THE COVERED WAGON

Photo Courtesy of The Covered Wagon Restaurant, Hawthorne, W,I Covered Wagon staff: (L - R) KC Podgorek, server; Ron Johnson, Pizza Chef, Bar, Maintenance; Becky Hebb, Restaurant/Bar Manager; Corey Sandman Kitchen Ass’t,; Rose Brown, Head Cook; Additional staff not pictured. Photo MCStrom

The Covered Wagon Restaurant & Bar Submitted by the Forest & Monthly Editorial Team Twenty-nine years ago, Keith Colalillo, his brother Tim and father Al created a homestyle restaurant at the intersection of Highway 53 and County Rd B in Hawthorne, WI. Becky Hebb was hired as a waitress four years into the business. A year ago, Tim Colalillo, passed away and Keith entrusted Becky with managing the location, knowing her 25 years of experience had covered the various duties of the restaurant and bar, including managing the kitchen, ordering supplies, and other responsibilities. The Covered Wagon is a comfortable homey environment with dining area, counter service, and an adjacent bar. Locals get together at the Covered Wago. Many who are retired enjoy the fellowship of a good hot breakfast, lunch, or dinner sharing fellowship of family and friends. The family atmosphere welcomes adults and children of all ages with a menu to satisfy all. To keep the homecooked brand consistent, the kitchen staff are diligent in choosing menu items. Mashed potatoes come from real potatoes not dried. Food is chosen for quality and created into homemade dishes welcomed by the patrons. Having a cook like Rose Brown, who has been on staff for nine years, contributes to the consistency of menu and efficiency. Covered Wagon staff pride themselves on providing excellent and efficient service to all of their guests. Among the specialties is the homemade pizza created by Ron Johnson. He says, “If you want a good pizza, send in the fat guy!” Thursday is Pizza Night, and Ron is in his element crafting perfect pizzas. Their customer base is derived from tourists, summer, winter residents and recreational enthusiasts. During football season Becky says the crowds increase. Golf leagues and organizations often schedule their meetings and banquets at the Covered Wagon. Special events for family, showers, receptions are often held there as well. Becky says there was a marked increase in business when highway 53 became four lanes as traffic increased. Another benefit for traffic to stop is that patrons can refill their gas tanks at the Covered Wagon fuel pumps. One of the qualities of Covered Wagon is not only the delicious homemade food , but also the customer service. Entering the restaurant, no matter when, a welcome from Becky or staff is offered. She knows her customers by name, their favorite beverages, meals or even desserts. Customers often share their joys, sorrows, favorite stories of their family and more with the staff. Thanksgiving week, roast turkey and baked chicken will be available for “dinner at mama’s house” family meal. Covered Wagon will be closed on Thanksgiving. Next time you are looking for a new place to enjoy a great meal, stop by Covered Wagon. You’ll leave with a satisfied smile on your face. Forest & Lakes Monthly December 2016 p. 4

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WHITE WINTER WINTERY

Family Owned White Winter Winery Specializes in Mead Submitted by the Forest & Monthly Editorial Team this, as she fosters the supportive encouragement to not be afraid of trying new things as they brew different flavors. The business began to outgrow the house brewery, and they expanded the business to the present location. Still using the original bulk tank they added larger fermenting storage that rise vertically in tall silver towers which customers can see through the big windows from the store. Each tank now holds 1500 gallons. In their new facilities, they are able to turn out 10 – 20,000 gallons a year. Customers can find out more about the process just by asking how the base fermented honey ingredient and fruits are transformed into Mead. Jon says, “There is quite a learning curve with seems to be straight vertical since I had no real experience, so I learned it on the job, and a lot of research garnered from the two years of discovery process crossing the United States.” He says, “We strive to not only make a success White Winter Winery makes it home in Iron River, Wisconsin. Walkof the business, but to make a quality product that can compete within ing into the spacious, neatly merchandised area you are welcomed with the market.” And that has proven to be what has happened as White a vast variety of wines, ciders, meads, and creative product packages Winter Winery has received 70 awards in International Competition for a special gift. Across from the entry is a “tasting bar” for customers and in the Home Brewer Association. They are also recognized in the to try out for the first time a new brewed product ready for consumpStyle Guide cited as an example of what good Mead should be. tion. Staff assure you are welcomed and assist with any questions, background information about the spirits, and even ideas to use in This season they have released “Ice Eiszider” produced from apples cooking. There is this warm, welcoming atmosphere to make one just frozen post season. It takes 60 bushels of apples to brew 10-15 gallons. slow down and enjoy the experience. The principle practiced is “enter The brewery offer sweet to dry Mead, hard Cider, and Spirits. The varias strangers, leave as friends.” ety is vast. Just ask the hosts and hostesses for what makes the beverage White Winter is a family owned enterprise comprised of Jon Hamilton, Mead Master, his wife Kim the “chief tasting canary” as well as creative ideas developer, and daughter Selena’s role is CFO, marketing, and store manager. 30 years ago, living in the Kenosha area, Jon Hamilton developed a hobby in home brewing Mead. At the time, he was a beekeeper, a tradition handed down to him by family beekeepers. Jon became almost too proficient at managing bee hives, and found himself over-extended in the amount of honey he and his wife, Kim could possibly use. Since Mead is honey based, it was a natural progression for him to progress at home-brewing Mead. He began to experiment with fresh fruits and honey, creating different tastes in the product. Twenty eight years ago, the family moved from Kenosha to Herbster and subsequently to Iron River. He really enjoyed the creative process of Mead brewing and leaving his professional career, he and Kim decided they would start their own brewery. As any potential business developer, he and Kim spent a full two years crisscrossing the United States to check out various breweries, discovering the pitfalls, the successes, variety of breweries and more. Carefully they gathered information, wrote a business plan, they were on their way.

unique. They will also give you recipes for mixing special drinks.

Selena is manager of the store, with her background in marketing, and parents mentorship, she believes customer service is imperative for return customers. The staff have been with them almost 15 years and there is no doubt they deliver friendly and knowledgeable service. White Winter Winery has a strong commitment to supporting the community through Dicken’s Dinner Event, Jazz Concert benefitting breast cancer organization, and other efforts. The White Winter Winery has become a destination point by visitors around the world. Some come just to purchase their supply. Most of the business goes out of the “front door” as Jon puts it. For those who wish to know more about the crafted Mead process, Winery Tours are offered. They are also known for hosting private and public events. Visit White Winter Winery at 68323 Lea Street, Iron River, WI 715-372-5656 www.whitewinter.net

In 1996, the couple found a place to start in a former house remodeled for business. To brew they had to use the basement, and installing a 1000 gallon dairy bulk tank for the fermentation process. Selena, was only 7 years old, and she recalls carrying products, supplies, and being a general assistant in the enterprise. She says, “I grew up in the business, and love the whole process.” As with any business, challenges crop up and Jon says, “on good days I take credit for the business from his beekeeper and home brew experience. On bad days I say it’s Kim’s fault for not informing me what we were getting into.” Kim smiles at www.forestandlakesmonthly.com

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THE BOOK CORNER

The Book Corner Submitted By Redbery Books in Cable, WI Redbery booksellers are gearing up for the holidays with some terrific shopping events. Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday and we’ll be celebrating with 20% off all children’s books and 20% off our beautiful colored pencil sets with the purchase of a coloring book. Customers will be delighted with other in-store surprises on that day. Hours are 10AM-7PM. Cyber Monday, November 29th, will feature a 25% discount on a book of the customer’s choice. The purchase may be made online or in the store. Christmas in Cable is December 3, and Redbery will be spreading the holiday spirit with a Friends & Family sale. Everything in the store except gift cards and already reduced items will be 15% off. Customers will receive a free Redbery bookmark with any purchase, and drawings will be held every hour for a free book. Hours on Saturday, December 3rd are 10AM-7PM. For the online version of the blog, here is the link to our holiday catalog: http://www.redberybooks.com/holiday/MIBA/ Here are a few of our favorite gift books: North Woods Girl by Aimee Bissonette, illustrated by Claudia McGehee “When Grandma tucks her pants into her oversized boots and grabs her walking stick, I run to catch up,” reports a young girl charmed by her visits to Grandma’s north woods home. Their walks take them through the seasons, to a pond with a downed tree just right for sitting, to a garden lush with tomatoes ready for canning, through a snowy nighttime woods where the only sounds are the squeak of boots on snow and the hooting of a distant owl. Whatever the month, there are plenty of woodland critters to observe: squirrels or rabbits or deer, geese or goldeneyes or mergansers. The forest of North Woods Girl is an active, populated place, brought to life by Claudia McGehee’s colorful scratchboard artistry. This book was the winner of the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for Children’s Literature. Pax by Sara Pennypacker From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter’s dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather’s house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn’t where he should be with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm – From Scratch by Lucie B. Amundsen When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he d tell her over dinner that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits ) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly two thousand chickens all named Lola. These hens, purchased commercially, arrive bereft of basic chicken-y instincts, such as the evening urge to roost. The newbie farmers also deal with their own shortcomings, making for a failed inspection and intense struggles to keep livestock alive (much less laying) during a brutal winter. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learn to negotiate the highly stressed no-man s-land known as Middle Agriculture. Amundsen sees firsthand how these midsized farms, situated between small-scale operations and mammoth factory farms, are vital to rebuilding America’s local food system. With an unexpected passion for this dubious enterprise, Amundsen shares a messy, wry, and entirely educational story of the unforeseen payoffs (and frequent pitfalls) of one couple’s ag adventure and many, many hours spent wrangling chickens. Forest & Lakes Monthly December 2016 p. 6

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TRAVELING PERSPECTIVES

Traveling Perspectives - Holidays Abroad Submitted by Paula Greenspan, teacher and traveler from Barnes to Asia to …

I’ve spent several Christmas holidays living and traveling in other countries. Although everywhere I’ve lived has at least a small population of Christians, the majority religion in Indonesia is Islam and in Laos it’s Buddhism. So this will not be an article about the interesting Christmas ornaments, songs, foods and other traditions in some other country because I don’t have the experience to write about that. Instead, I’ll focus on the ways that I and other friends found to celebrate Christmas as a minority, and on how Christmas has made an appearance in at least a small way in unexpected corners of the globe.

Students in Laos learning about holiday celebrations in America

The house where I lived in Indonesia is home to a succession of foreign teachers from various countries and there was a small Christmas tree tucked in a drawer with a little selection of ornaments. I never learned who’d left it there but each year we teachers would set it up. One year when one of my colleagues was Jewish, we also made a Channukah menorah out of 8 tea lights for our little holiday gathering.

My English language school in Indonesia would always have a Christmas tree in the lobby, and holiday activities were allowed in the classroom as part of cultural and vocabulary lessons. Probably about 5-10% of the students were Christian and occasionally I’d have a student object to participating in a Christmas or other Christian holiday craft activity - I’d always allow them to draw or write something that was acceptable to them instead. The students always knew of Christmas but they’d never heard of Channukah. The teachers and staff had a little party and “Secret Santa” gift exchange amongst themselves, too. Only once in 4 years did a local teacher not want to participate, and she changed her mind after she found out that all of her colleagues were doing it. I was surprised and pleased at how open they were to sharing in the Christmas holiday traditions, and how welcoming they were for us to participate in their holidays like Ramadan and Idul Adha. Part of our Christmas celebration included a fancy dish called “Tumpeng” which featured a cone of yellow rice surrounded by various goodies: sticky crumbled tempeh , vegetables with shredded coconut, fried chicken or fish, and more. Of course, Christmas spent in tropical and subtropical places is never snowy. And most evergreen trees don’t grow in such warm climates. So the decorations that I saw included artificial trees, palm trees covered in lights, and crooked evergreen branches stuck into pails of sand. Probably the most creative one that I remember was on a holiday trip to Cambodia – walking back to my beach bungalow on Christmas eve, I saw a sand “snowman” on the beach complete with shells for eyes, mouth and buttons. In Laos, my students were very eager to learn about other countries and especially about America. We had a holiday lesson with little gifts for all and many of these very poor kids had never seen a gift wrapped in shiny paper, much less received one. It was really touching to see how excited and grateful they were for their packet of candies and trinkets. I wished it could have been something larger. One class had read about Flashmobs and staged a “spontaneous” carol during another class’ lesson (they popped on Santa hats then stood up and sang “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”) which was wonderful fun. And I was very touched that a few students brought a gift for me. On Christmas day, the staff went out for dinner together at a local Indian restaurant. However you celebrate Christmas (or Channukah, Diwali, or any other winter holiday), I hope it’s happy!

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Tech Talk

Tech Talk - FixingSubmitted the byMost Difficult Computer Security Problem Dr. Leo Carlson, Business & Technology Manager at Norvado In this day and age, an IT person can spend almost all of his or her time working on security issues. PCI compliance, Malware, Viruses, Ransomware, and the list can go on and on. Each of these things on their own are daunting tasks for the information security professional but there is one security issue that keeps professionals up at night even more than the most notorious hacker… the users. Yes, the users. “How is that possible?” you might ask, “We just work on our computers and do our jobs. We aren’t hackers, we aren’t a security problem.” That would be both a true statement and an untrue one. It is true that users are just doing their jobs, and it is true that most normal people aren’t notorious hackers, but, we are a security problem. Every person sitting in front of keyboard is a potential security risk. Oh, not usually on purpose. Normally it is clicking on a link that happens to be malicious or opening an email attachment that contains a virus. These are not intentional threats but to the IT professional they can be more dangerous than anything else. The majority of information security problems are not caused by hackers who are highly skilled computer programmers, they are caused by hackers who are skilled in the art of social engineering. Social engineering is the art of manipulating people, like you and me. Sometimes this is done through emails called phishing or spear phishing but it can also be done in person or over the phone. There is no firewall to guard against social engineering and this is why it strikes fear into the hearts of IT professionals everywhere. The only guard is continuous education on the methods and modes of the social engineer. So… be careful what emails you open and what links you click on and when your IT people ask you to learn about security, pay attention and learn what to look for. In future Tech Talk’s we will look at some of the red flags that indicate potentially harmful emails or links.

Norvado - Making Wishes Come True Submitted by Karina Thompson, Marketing Assistant/PR Coordinator at Norvado CABLE, WI, November 14, 2016 – Now a days video games are all most teenage boys dream about, but for one boy in particular, owning the ultimate gaming computer was his number one wish. On November 7, 2016 Leland of Ashland, Wisconsin saw his dream become a reality thanks to Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin and Norvado.

others through as many technology platforms as possible. When we learned of Leland’s dream, the nerdy strings in our hearts leapt and we knew we had to help make his dream a reality. Norvado IT technician Noah Huotari preformed a custom install and set-up of Leland’s system optimized for his unique needs,” says Karina Thompson, Norvado’s Marketing Assistant and PR Coordinator.

About Norvado Norvado is headquartered in Cable, Wisconsin and offers residential Leland, 15 years old, is living life with a brain tumor. His ultimate wish and commercial technology solutions such as telephone, internet, was to have a gaming computer equipped with a high graphics card, television, security and automation, and networking and computer so he and his brothers could play their favorite games together and services. To learn more about Norvado, visit www.norvado.com. explore the world of animation creation, something that he finds very interesting. About Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that grants the Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin received Leland’s request, and as they have one true wish of children with life-threatening medical conditions to done for so many, went above and beyond to bring him utter happienrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. To learn ness, strength and hope. Along with the custom designed computer, more about Make-A-Wish® visit wisconsin.wish.org. Leland received a membership to Star Trek’s website, various games, animation software and tablet, a flight stick, and a number of other items and accessories including a desk, a chair, a printer, and internet credit. Wish Coordinator, Sara Schorse, from Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin said, “Being on a computer is what he enjoys most in life, so he is looking forward to using this computer to play with his brothers and to do what he enjoys most…gaming.” In order for Leland’s new equipment to function properly, professional installation was required. Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin contacted Norvado, who eagerly accepted the chance to make a wish come true. “As a technology solutions company, our goal is to enrich the lives of Forest & Lakes Monthly December 2016 p. 8

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CAR CARE WITH SPARKY

Car Care with Sparky - Winter Driving Tips Submitted by Bill Kokan owner of Bills Garage in Drummond

photo courtesy of http://www.emcins.com

I don’t know anyone who likes to drive on slippery winter roads, but practice makes perfect. So, try and find a deserted slippery parking lot and see how your car reacts to different scenarious. Besides, it’s kind of fun! Most of us own front wheel drive cars, which means that the front wheels are doing most of the braking, all of the accelerating and all of the steering, so only do one thing at a time. Doing too much at one time can get you into a lot of trouble. Scan the road ahead of you to spot those slippery spots before you get there and have time to react in a safe manner. Don’t rely on technology to get you out of trouble. Anti lock brakes and traction control will help some, but they were designed for dry roads, not ice covered roads, so slow down and pay attention to what’s going on around you. What can you do to put the odds in your favor? Winter rated tires can offer you 30% more traction than a tire that is rated for mud and snow. Their tread design and softer compound really work great on slippery roads, but they don’t last very long on dry roads, so you can’t use them all year round. There’re also kind of expensive, but usually cheaper than your insurcance deductible. Another thing you can do is to put extra weight in the trunk. Front wheel drive cars are usually light in the back end to start with, adding 100 pounds in the trunk, depending on the car, should make a significant difference.

Part Time Cook Wanted: HELP WANTED Classified Part Time Cook, experience preferred, team player. Saturdays with more hours available. Contact Becky Hebb, Manager Covered Wagon Restaurant Bar Intersection Hy 53 & B, Hawthorne 715-374-2260 www.forestandlakesmonthly.com

Don’t foret to carry basic winter driving equipment, such as jumper cables, snow shovel, tow strap, flash light, extra jacket, and gloves. If you do slide off of the road, make sure the exhaust tail pipe is clear of snow before you sit in a running car. You don’t want carbon monoxide poisoning on top of your other problems. So, the next time you see someone sliding around in an empty parking lot, look closer. It might be your Mom practicing! Thanks, and drive safe, Sparky Forest & Lakes Monthly December 2016 p. 9


CHURCH DIRECTORY

Local Church Directory

Submitted by Forest & Lakes Monthly Editorial Team with the help of local area churches

St. Ann’s Catholic Church

Country Peace Presbyterian Church

Trinity Lutheran Chapel

Gordon First Presbyterian

Brule Presbyterian Church

Living Hope Community Church

Solon Springs First Presbyterian

Lake Nebagamon First Presbyterian

St. Anthony Catholic Church

Calvary Baptist Church

Barnes Community Church

Cable Congregational United Church of Christ

Father Gerald Willger 13645 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821 Church Office: 715-798-3855 (Cable) 715634-2867 (Hayward) E-mail: haystjoe@centurytel.net Worship Time: 8:30 am Sundays 8:00 am confession Rev Richard Blood 14465 S. Antoine Circle, Gordon, WI 54838 Rev. Blood: 218-343-4850 Leslie Anderson 715-790-1863 Email: pioneerparish@centurytel.net Worship Service: 9:00am

Rev Richard Blood 9243 E. Evergreen Solon Springs, WI 54873 Rev. Blood: 218-343-4850 Leslie Anderson 715-790-1863 Email: pioneerparish@centurytel.net Worship Service: 10:30am

Phil Markel, Pastor 13713 W Thannum Fire Lane Hayward, WI Church Office: 715-934-5000 Home: 715634-0506 E-mail: pandkmarkel@gmail.com Website: www.calvarynorthwoods.com Worship Service: 9:00am Sunday School 10:00am Sunday

Rev Richard Blood 4694 S. County Rd. A Superior, WI 54880 Rev. Blood: 218-343-4850 Leslie Anderson 715-790-1863 Email: pioneerparish@centurytel.net or pioneerparishoffice@gmail.com Worship Service: 11:00am Rev Richard Blood 5810 S. Country Rd. H Brule, WI 54820 Rev. Blood: 218-343-4850 Leslie Anderson 715-790-1863 Email: pioneerparish@centurytel.net Worship Service: 9:15am

Rev Richard Blood 6880 S. 1st Avenue West Lake Nebagamon, WI 54849 Rev. Blood: 218-343-4850 Leslie Anderson (Lay Preacher) 715-790-1863 Email: pioneerparish@centurytel.net Worship Service: 8:00am Reverend Jon Hartman, Pastor 3200 County Rd. N Barnes, WI 54873 Church Office: 715 795 2195 E-mail: bcc1@cheqnet.net Website: www.BarnesCommunityChurch.com Worship time Adult Bible Study 9 a.m., Sunday Worship service 10:30 a.m. (1st Sunday of the month is Communion) 2nd Sunday Hymn sing 10:15 a.m

First Lutheran Church

Hayward Wesleyan Church

The Oaks Community Church

Bethany Baptist Church Pastor John Dudley

10680 Main St, Hayward, WI Church Office: 715-634-2141 Website: www.firstlutheranhaywardwi.org Worship Service:8:15am

14695 County Hwy N Drummond, WI 54832 Church Office: 715 739-6344 E-mail: office@oaksofdrummond.com Website: www.oaksofdrummond.com Worship Service:10:00am

Mark Wilson, Senior Pastor 10655 Nyman Ave, Hayward, WI 54843 Church Office: 715- 634-4613 Email: mark@haywardwesleyan.org Website: www.haywardwesleyan.org/ Worship time 9:00 am & 10:30 am

Reverend Brian Weber 13520 Spruce Street, Cable, WI 54821 Church Office: 715-798-3417 / Cell: 517- 6144236 E-mail: pastor.weber@hotmail.com Worship Time: 8:00am Sunday

43170 Highway 63, Cable, WI 54821 Church Office: 715-798-3712 E-mail: church@hope4cable.com Website: www.hopeforcable.com Worship Time: 9:00am Sunday School 10:15am Worship

Fr. Andrew Ricci Pastor, Fr. Adam Laski Parochial Vicar 11648 E Cty Rd B Lake Nebagamon, WI Office 715-374-3570 Email: stanthonyln@gmail.com Mass Times: Sunday 11:00am, Thursday 8:30am

Reverend Philip Milam 13445 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821 Church office: 715-798-3066 Home: 262-4700736 E-mail: pastorphil15@outlook.com Website: www.cableucc.org Worship Service: 10:00am Sunday

Trinity Lutheran Church

Pastor Mark D. Triplett 10576 Gresylon Dr, Hayward, WI 54843 Church office: (715) 634-2260 E-mail: Pastor@TrinityLutheranChurchHayward.org Website: www.trinitylutheranchurchhayward. org/home Worship Service: 9:30am Sunday

21020 Co Hwy E, Mason, WI 54856 Church Office: 715-746-2442 Email: johnpdudley@yahoo.com Website: www. bethanybaptistchurch.co Sunday School 9:30am Worship Service 10:30 am

If you would like your church information featured in our directory, please contact Christie at 715-798-3572 or via email at ccarlson@cheqnet.net

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PASTOR’S CORNER

Pastor’s Corner - Christmas, A Magical Moment Submitted by Fr. Gerard Willger - St. Ann, Cable, WI Most of us have memories of Christmas that seem magical. It may be times we went to a grandparent’s home, gathered with cousins, and other relatives. It may be the meals we shared, games we played, the music we listened to, or the decorations we appreciated. Each and every year we try to recreate those magical moments. For some, Christmas has turned into a drudgery, a hassle and even loneliness. I have spoken to parents who are tired of buying the most popular toy for their children. After all, many toys are broken within the first three days after Christmas. Some children are bored with the toy after a couple of hours of unwrapping it. Other family members have been in conflict with siblings throughout the year and really do not want to gather as a family. They feel obligated to gather at a place because mom or grandma expects them to be present. Others are angry that they have to cook and bring the food from one house to another. Then the big question comes in; who is going to clean up?

the list is not exhaustive.

I know many older people who will spend Christmas alone. Maybe a spouse died or their children live a long way from their parents and cannot make the long drive or flight. Maybe someone’s work schedule prohibits them from spending time with family and friends.Some people are depressed and just do not want to be around people. Maybe the lack of money keeps them in one place and separated from others. At Christmastime one can experience the highs and lows of emotions.No one wants to be angry, lonely, depressed or frustrated at this magical time of year. It may be helpful to reinforce what is important in our lives. I would like to make a few suggestions, but

Let us remember why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. Jesus was born in a manger with nothing; but came to give us life, joy and love. Our relationship with Him can share in some of the love and joy in our own lives. Let us thank God for the small blessings in our everyday lives. If at all possible, attend a worship service. The gathering of people, the music and the decorations helps us remember more than just ourselves. Let us not set our expectations too high. Every year does not have to be better than last Christmas. Let us reach out and make a personal contact with someone. It might be as simple as a phone call to a friend of neighbor. In making any of these efforts, surprising things will happen. Those surprises will lift our spirits and our hearts will be moved. Looking back we will say it was a magical moment. Let the birth of the Savior be a magical moment for all of you.

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NATURAL CONNECTIONS

NaturalSubmitted Connections with Emily Stone - Fungus Gnat by Emily Stone, a Naturalist/Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum One evening a few weeks ago, I looked up from my computer to see a thick swarm of mosquitoes at my window. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of the tiny, leggy, little buggers bounced against the screen in the lamplight. More swarms greeted me in the morning, as they knocked against the windows and formed a gauntlet to my car. Several carpooled to work with me. Others joined me while brushing me teeth the next evening. The bugs were everywhere. But none had landed on me, or tried to bite, or even buzzed in my ear. That’s not typical mosquito behavior! So, in the spirit of science, I caught one out of midair and gently squashed it. Even a hand lens couldn’t tell me much about this tiny tangle of legs, but after a photo shoot with my macro setting, I was able to ascertain this critter’s innocence: it was definitely not a mosquito. The spines on its knees were my first clue. The lower joint of each leg had at least one and sometimes multiple little pointy prongs sticking out of it. The two tiny wings were clear and delicately veined. The abdomen was narrow and dark, with a lighter tip. And, most oddly, a projection on the underside of its thorax, what we’d think of as our chest, almost looked like a pale-colored mite clinging like a monkey on his mom. Stumped, I sent my photo around—first to one entomologist friend, then another. When between the two of them I came up with the family Mycetophilidae and the common name “fungus gnat,” I sent the photo to “my mushroom guy” and he confirmed “Definitely Mycetophilidae. Huge family over a thousand spp. Google glow worms…” Mycetophilids are in the order Diptera with mosquitoes, gnats, and other two-winged flies. As I parsed the Wikipedia article, everything began to make sense. They are described as having a “strongly humped thorax and well-developed coxae.” Did you know that an insect’s coxa is the base of its leg, roughly equivalent to our upper thigh? Neither did I. But the humped back and large, pale-colored coxae on my insect are what had looked like a monkey-baby mite to my unaided eye. Fungus gnats are also said to have spinose legs, which must be the scientific way to describe bayonets sticking out of your knees.

dens, farms, nurseries, and overwatered flower pots. Most of the time, though, a female fly will lay her eggs—up to 1,000 in her week-long life—in the cap of a freshly sprouted mushroom. The larvae develop quickly (three weeks from egg to adult) while burrowing into the cap, or make sticky webs on its underside. A few types of larvae are semipredacious and may eat other insects who visit the mushroom. Later, I took my mushroom guy’s advice about Googling “glow worms.” Radiant turquoise jewels dripping from cave ceilings appeared in Google Images. As it turns out, in a related family of fungus gnats, about a dozen species have developed bioluminescence. They mostly live in sheltered grottos in New Zealand and Australia. There, tiny larvae spin nests out of silk on the ceiling and dangle dozens of threads of silk beaded with droplets of mucus. Breathless, calm habitats are necessary so that their lines don’t get tangled. Breathless, I’m sure, are explorers who find a replica night sky illuminated on the ceiling of a cave. The gnat larvae’s glow results from luciferin, a chemical compound similar to that used by fireflies. A hungry larva glows brighter than one who has just eaten, and that glow lures midges, mayflies, mosquitoes, and moths to their doom. A trip to New Zealand may be in order someday, but for now, I’m just happy to know that it wasn’t a pack of mosquitoes still trying to invade my house in November! Special Note: Emily’s book, Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods Nature through Science and Your Senses is here! Order your copy at http://cablemuseum.org/natural-connectionsbook/.

I was a little disappointed that none of my entomologist friends could identify my little guy to species. As it turns out, this would require close study of wing venation (ok, that’s not too hard) and chaetotaxy (which means the arrangement of the bristles on their body), and genitalia (which strikes me as a little too invasive for such a recent acquaintance.) Plus, with over 3,000 species in Mycetophilidae, it might take weeks to get through a dichotomous key. “Most of their natural history secrets remain untold.” wrote Peter H. Kerr in his entry on fungus gnats for the Springer.com Encyclopedia of Entomology. That may be so, but we know more than nothing. For instance, fungus gnats occur on all continents except Antarctica. Most (but not all) types of fungus gnats feast on the fruiting bodies, mycelia, and spores of fungi. They prefer damp habitats where their favorite fungi grow, and sometimes form thick swarms. In those forests, they play an important role in the food web. A few species of fungus gnats become pests in the damp soil of garForest & Lakes Monthly December 2016 p. 12

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ASK A MASTER GARDENER

Ask a Master Gardener with Marianne Mueller -Blue Wild Indigo Submitted by Marianne Mueller, Master Gardener and owner of M&M Greenhouse Tough and dependable, this long-lived perennial from the bean family will make an impressive statement in your garden! The plant will send up several light or whitish green leafy stems that branch profusely, forming a bushy appearance. Alternate leaves that maintain a consistent size, each with three leaflets, sprout along the entire length of each stem. Oval to lance-shaped with toothless edges, each leaflet is about ¾ -1 ½” long and about half that wide with wedge shaped bottoms but blunt, rounded tips. The smooth leaflet surfaces, both top and bottom, can appear in color as a grayish green, medium green or bluish green. They have a prominent central vein and the surfaces angle upward along either side of the vein. The plant blooms in May to June, when the upper stems develop a smooth light green cylindrical flower stalk about ½-1 ½’ long with buds distributed along the length of it. Each pale to dark blue flower is about 1” long and has a typical pea-like floral structure with an upright banner and a pair of forward-projecting wings. The plant will bloom during mid-to late spring. Fertile flowers will produce smooth, inflated seedpods that will grow up to 2 ½” long and ¾” across. The seedpods start out light or grayish green, gradually darkening to charcoal black when mature. Seeds rattle around in the blackened pods which once were popularly used by children as rattles. The seedpods have considerable ornamental interest in the garden and stems with seedpods are valued additions to dried flower arrangements. Baptisia is easily grown in in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It may need some staking in a partly shaded location, as the blooms may tend to flop; it does best in full sun. Like other deep tap-rooted plants, Baptisia spends its first few years developing mostly below ground. Choose your planting site carefully. The taproot, which can grow up to 12’ deep, makes it very difficult to transplant. Additionally, the mature plant can grow to four feet wide and up to two and a half feet tall, and produce flower spikes adding another 12-24” to the height. Each spike is covered with flowers and will bloom for about six weeks. A fully mature plant can produce a Blue Indigo Courtesy of Marianne Mueller hundred of these glorious spikes. So, when deciding where to plant your wild blue indigo for the best effect, keep in mind that some garden plantings of this hardy perennial have been known to last for decades! Once established, Baptisia plants require very little care. This drought tolerant plant likes a yearly dose of general garden fertilizer or compost, and is bothered by very few pests or disease. Those pesky mammalian herbivores generally won’t bother them to any degree. Toxic? Take care not to disturb the occasional caterpillar that you may see cruising the leaves, blue wild indigo is a host plant for several species of butterfly, including the Eastern Tailed-Blue, Wild Indigo Duskywing, and other, less common winged wonders. In a border, cottage garden or foundation planting, blue wild indigo offers three seasons of stunning interest – profuse, stunningly blue blooms in spring, thickly branched shrub-like mounding habit and unusual foliage to carry you through the summer, and intriguing rattling dark fruit for flower arrangements and architectural appeal in the fall. Here is a native plant that is as good-looking as it is well-behaved. All it asks for is a sunny location, well-drained soil, and enough space dedicated to it long term that it can put down root and make a home. Marianne Mueller, Master Gardener, M&M Greenhouse, Barnes, WI. Please continue to send your questions to alston@cheqnet.net. Please reference “MG” in the subject line to foil the junk mail filter swallowing it! We will get to all your questions in future issues.

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BARNES TOWN NEWS

Barnes Town News & Info

Submitted by Town of Barnes Chairperson Tom Krob and Town of Barnes Clerk/Treasurer Judy Bourassa

Town of Barnes Chair Notes: I received word from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that our grant application for Tomahawk Park was approved for $50,000.00. This is very exciting news for the town and the surrounding area! This is a grant the Town of Barnes Town Board submitted on May 1, 2016. The grant will be used to widen cross country ski trails to allow for both classic and skate skiing, lighting for the park, a year-round multi-purpose building, a dedicated fishing pier with fish sticks, hiking and biking trails, nature trails, and a lot more. During the winter months, the fish sticks will be placed by the Conservation Club (weather/ice permitting), and the trail and other work will start in the spring. If you are interested in volunteering to help-out, please let me know. There will be some planning and informational meetings starting soon. The 2017 budget was approved by electors and the Town Board on November 15. There will be a significant increase in the budget next year due to the reconstruction of a portion of Lake Road, and bids will be received in January. The tax levy will remain the same this year, as it was last year, and funding for the road project will come from a state grant and monies allocated into highway sinking funds over the last few years. Other funding projects for 2017 include maintenance to the banks/shoulders around Outlet Bay Bridge, resurfacing the basketball courts, providing a walking trail around the existing town park, planning for new town land north of current town park, a new grooming machine for ski trails, and new playground/park equipment. The Town Board is currently looking for new committee members for the Road and Right of Way Committee and Planning Commission. If you are interested, please contact any board member.

Town Barnes Bulletin Board •

Voting Information The Spring Election is April 4, 2017 The Town Board Chairperson and two Supervisor seats will be up for election

The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1st The final day for filing is January 3, 2017

Monthly Town Board Meeting The December Monthly town board meeting will be held Tuesday, December 20th

Town Office Hours: Office closed dates-Friday, December 23rd , Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2nd

Town of Barnes Calendar of Events Monday December 5 Barnes Lions Club Meeting at 6:00pm at Maki’s Restaurant Tuesday December 20 Regular Town Board Meeting 6:30pm at Barnes Town Hall Friday December 23

Christmas Eve - Town Offices Closed.

Saturday December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service & Childrens Service at 5:00pm at the Barnes Community Church

Saturday December 24

The Cabin Store will be closed at 5:00pm

Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Cabin Store hours 12:00pm -5:00pm

As mentioned previously, the Tourism Committee is planning the Vatten Paddler for July 8, 2017. This will be the third year. The Tourism Committee is currently looking for someone to take over the Race Coordinator duties for the coming years. This is a very challenging and rewarding position. If you would be interested in helping, please let me know.

Sunday December 25

VFW Post 8329 Auxilliary Christmas Party at 5:30pm. Place and date to be announced!

Monday December 26

Christmas Day - Town Offices Closed.

Saturday December 31

New Year’s Eve Party at Cabin Store 9:00pm

And lastly, for those ice skating and hockey enthusiasts, please check out all the new upgrades and repairs to the skating rink. Thanks to Bob Brennan for finding some hockey nets/goals to be donated to the rink!

Saturday December 31

Bring in 2017 with the Cedar Lodge Steak house & Grille. Food & Drink Specials!

Constable Report (2) alarms from sheriff; (2) deer hits- County Hwy N; (15) weekly property checks for out of town for residents out of town; (2) Animal complaints: Pine chip road area; (3) trespass complaints: hunters vehicles parked on private property; (1) assist motorist: Hwy 27 at Ounce river; (1) dumping complaint-- Lake road : (1 ) boater assist on middle-- towed to shore; (1) noise complaint--music too loud --Birch lake road area. Report End Forest & Lakes Monthly December 2016 p. 14

Monday January. 2, 2017 New Year’s Day - Town offices Closed. Fire Department/Ambulance Report Three ambulance calls: (1)respond with fire; (1)transport to Hayward; (1)transport to Essentia Health with gold cross intercept; (1) fire run - was false alarm. Fire classes have finished with five people completing Firefighter One. The fire truck needs all four rear tires replaced. There were different types of tires on the truck which caused tires to wear wrong and rust to the bead. The tires on passenger side were completely flat. www.forestandlakesmonthly.com


TOWN OF BARNES NEWS (CONT)

Voting Results for November 2016 Election Submitted by Town of Barnes Chairperson Tom Krob and Town of Barnes Clerk/Treasurer Judy Bourassa TOWN OF BARNES FALL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS Tuesday, November 08, 2016 NATIONAL President/Vice President 293 Trump/Pence 254 Clinton/Kaine 1 Castle/Bradley 11 Johnson/Weld 5 Stein/Baraka 1 De La Fuente/Steinberg 9 Write In 5 Under Votes 579 DISTRICT ATTORNEY 396 Kimberly Lawton 6 Write In 177 Under Votes 579

NATIONAL U.S. Senator 291 Ron Johnson 259 Russ Feingold 15 Phillip Anderson 14 Under Votes 579

COUNTY Bayfield County Treasurer 407 Daniel R. Anderson 6 Write In 166 Under Votes 579

CONGRESSIONAL Representative in Congress District 7 280 Sean Duffy 289 Mary Hoeft 1 Write In 9 Under Votes 579

COUNTY Bayfield County Clerk 410 Scott Fibert 5 Write In 164 Under Votes 579

CONGRESSIONAL Representative to the Assembly District 74 401 Beth Meyers 7 Write In 171 Under Votes 579

COUNTY Register of Deeds 395 Denise Tarasewicz 5 Write In 179 Under Votes 579

VOTER STATISTICS 636 Voters on Poll List 50 New Voter Reg. 686 Total Eligable Voters 579 84%

Voters Participated Voter Participation

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION

TUESDAY, APRIL 4th, 2017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Barnes on April 4, 2017, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for all offices is two (2) years beginning on Tuesday April 18, 2017: OFFICE

Town Board Chairperson Town Board Supervisor Town Board Supervisor Town Constable

INCUMBENT

Tom Krob Donna S. Porter Christine M. Webb Michael J. O’Keefe

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the FIRST day to circulate nomination papers is: Thursday, December 1, 2016, and the FINAL day for filing the nomination papers is: 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in the office of the Town Clerk. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election. If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles. Done in the Town of Barnes, on November 22nd, 2016 _____________________________________

Judy Bourassa Town of Barnes Clerk-Treasurer 715-795-2782, e-mail: clerk@barnes-wi.com

WE ARE “OPEN” TO RECEIVE NOMINATION PAPERS ONLY. TO DELIVER NOMINATION PAPERS, PLEASE KNOCK!

Type A Notice – Nomination Papers (for Towns) | Rev 2016-10 | Wisconsin Elections Commission P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI 53707-7984 | 608-261-2028 | web: elections.wi.gov | email: elections@wi.gov

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VET’S CORNER

Vet’s Corner - Keeping Your Pet’s Healthy This Holiday Season Submitted by Dr. Monica Barilla of Northstar Veterinary Clinic in Iron River, WI The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations. Be Careful with Seasonal Plants and Decorations • Oh, Christmas Tree: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water— which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria, and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he imbibe. • Avoid Mistletoe & Holly: Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovas cular problems. And many varieties of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet. • Tinsel-less Town: Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching “toy” that’s easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It’s best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel. • That Holiday Glow: Don’t leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on a stable surface. And if you leave the room, put the candle out! •Wired Up: Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of paws’ reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can dam age your pet’s mouth and digestive tract. Avoid Holiday Food Dangers •Skip the Sweets: By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enter -prising pet will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans. •Leave the Leftovers: Fatty, spicy and no-no human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won’t lead to costly medical bills. •Careful with Cocktails: If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure. •Selecting Special Treats: Looking to stuff your pet’s stockings? Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible. Long, stringy things are a feline’s dream, but the most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines, often necessitating surgery. You could surprise kitty with a new ball that’s too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer.

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DECEMBER 2016 CROSSWORD

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COMMUNITY NOTES & EVENTS

RegionalSubmitted Community Notes & Events by local organizations, groups and clubs Meetings and Group Announcements MATURE LUNCH BRUNCH MONDAY - THURSDAY The Bayfield County Aging and Disability Services, along with the Barnes Town Hall, invites everyone to join the Mature Lunch Bunch! Meals are served Monday thru Thursday at noon at the Barnes Town Hall 3360 County Highway N. in Barnes. Sign up at the meal site the day of, or call Dana at 715 795-2495 for questions.

Barnes Craft Club Meeting December 12th and 26th January 5th and 19th We’ll meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month. Meetings are held at the Barnes Town Hall at 1:30pm. Contact Judy Wilcox 715-795-3247 Candlelight and Communion Service The Barnes Community Church will be holding a candlelight and communion service on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) at 5:00pm

Barnes Book Club Monday January 26, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. at the library in the Barnes Community Church Library. If you like reading and discussing what you have read with others, join us the fourth Monday of every month. Area Snowmobile Club Information Barnestormers (Barnes WI) Suzette Trembley tremblaysuzette@gmail.com Brule River Riders Snowmobile Club, Allan Makela president@bruleriverriders.com Get- ER -Done Club John Ruud clrwtr@centurytel.net Waino Riders Dean Baille, 715-372-4876 Four Seasons Recreational Club Mark Hanson markhanson@centurytel.net

Barnestormers Snowmobile Club The Barnestormers will be having their Annual Christmas Party/Monthly Meeting on December 3, 2016 at The Windsor in Barnes, WI. Cocktails will be served at 5:30pm -6:30pm. Annual Meeting at 6:30pm, Dinner served at 7:00pm. Red Hat Ladies Meeting The December Red Hat Ladies lunch will be on Wednesday, December 21st, noon at the Cabin Store, Barnes WI. Operation Rudolph Drop Off Available at Chippewa Valley Bank Locations Chippewa Valley Banks in Barnes, Cable, and Drummond will be accepting unwrapped toys and gifts for children from December 1 – December 13. Bring your donation of unwrapped toys and gifts to Chippewa Valley Bank, Barnes from 8:30am – 1pm; CVB-Cable 8:30am – 4pm; CVB Drummond 8:30am – 4pm. Gifts will be wrapped by volunteers to distribute through various organizations in the local areas to distribute to children.

Local Business Serves as Collection Site for Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Annual Charity Drive The Buck n Bass Resort, at 1805 BuckBass Rd, Barnes, WI, is inviting residents to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “The Big Bundle Up” campaign. The Big Bundle Up is a statewide collection program running Nov. 17, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017. This is the sixth year of The Big Bundle Up. To date, the program has collected more than 71,800 warm winter items to help families in need. Donation sites are located throughout the state. Visit TravelWisconsin. com for a full listing of sites in your area. A box will be located at Buck n Bass Resort for donors to drop off warm clothing items. All items donated at this location will be given to area organizations for distribution. For more information or questions about the Buck n Bass or The Big Bundle Up Campaign, please contact Kevin Murphy 715-795-2718 or Maralene Strom, 715-579-9768. 2016 Lion of the Year Award Jon Hamiliton, White Wine Winery Owner, was awarded the 2016 Lion of the Year Award, from the Iron River Lions Club in November. This award goes to a member yearly for “Outstanding Service, Loyalty, & Devotion to Lionism” Jon is a member of the Lion Club which supports the Blueberry Festival, joined the community through their Legacy Project to support the Community Playground, Golf Scholarship, School Vision testing, and more. The Lions meet regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the VFW at 7:00pm.

Area Food Shelf/Holiday Meals, Drives, Dates & Sites Cable Food Shelf Date for December December 22, 2016 11:00am - 6:00pm Cable Professional Bldg./ Corner of Hwy 63 & Spruce St.

Barnes Food Shelf Food Drive December 4th - 6th, the Buck n Bass Resort is kicking off their Non-Perishable Food Drive benefitting the Barnes Community Church Food Pantry. The goal is 500# of food or more!

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Ruby’s Pantry in Hayward Ruby’s Pantry will be in Hayward from 5:30 - 7:00pm on December 15th. Food shares are available for a $20.00. For more information, visit www.rubyspantry.org/

Barnes Food Shelf Date December December 14, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am Barnes Community Church 200 Highway N in Barnes

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