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January 2017 Starting a Business? Contact Your Local Chamber

The local and regional chambers of commerce are a great resource for anyone starting a business.

Health in the New Year

Our columnists and local professionals have shared their wealth of knowledge in this edition, as we start the new year together!

Health Care Abroad

Follow Paula Greenspan as she shares her experience with international health care.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

This Month’s Featured Articles

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Local & Regional Chambers

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Health in the New Year

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Healthcare 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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Pastor’s Corner/Featured Article: Yoga

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Ask a Master Gardener

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Oil Pulling

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Adventures in Living

Traveling Perspectives

Town and Local Events 10 14 18

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

Food & Fun 15 16 17

Business Ads

Recipes Sudoku Crossword Puzzle

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Business Listings (and throughout) Business Listings (and throughout)

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Business Listings (and throughout)

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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 January 2017 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 T

he 2017 New Year has begun. We begin 2017 with resolutions, new goals, and for some new beginnings as lives have changed with circumstances. In keeping with the New Year and resolutions often made, Forest & Lakes Monthly is offering this month, some articles reflecting practices of healthy living you may find helpful. We have in this issue articles about the values of massage, chiropractic, and yoga. In addition, to the integrations of food, exercise, and spiritual health, we’ve included The Daniel Plan which was created by Rev Rick Warren and a team of doctors.

Pastor Phil Milam who pastors the Cable United Christ Church and St. Paul’s United Christ Church – Delta writes his first column for us entitled “One More Gift”. You will also enjoy Paula Greenspan’s column Traveling Perspectives as she shares “An Apple A Day Isn’t Enough”. Be sure to check the Community Notes for events we received, and read our regular columns that give us a perspective of history, nature, and good books to read on those cold days of January curled up under a blanket!! As we begin our second year of publication, we want to thank all of the readers, contributors, and advertisers, subscribers as you have made this journey with us. It continues to be a real adventure for Christie and I, as we tackle some of the technology glitches, improving the publication and looking for interesting articles to share with you. We really appreciate any contribution of ideas, persons of interest, or events to publish. In an area that benefits from the Tourism Industry, we desire to support the businesses and organizations who work to serve visitors and local residents alike. On a note of things out of one’s control, it seems the Forest & Lakes was on the postal truck from Eau Claire that had an accident on Interstate 94 and mail was lost or destroyed. For those who wonder what happened, you can still read the December publication online at www. forestandlakesmonthly.com Also, we will extend your subscription by one month. So, we begin the New Year with gratitude and our Best Wishes for a Happy New Year to you. 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

January Cover Photo Credits

Submitted by: Maralene Strom Place: Barnes, WI Thank you this month to Maralene Strom, our Editorial Editor and Copublisher! When Maralene isn’t working on Forest & Lakes, Monthly, she enjoys nature, kayaking, and photography

Barnes area in 2015.

December Cover Correction - Janet Abell and her family moved to the

Like to take pictures? Submit your photos to Forest & Lakes Monthly - 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

Local Veteran’s honored for over 70 years of Membership to the American Legion Commander Doug Hescher (R) and Adjutant Dave Hanks (L) recognized four WWII Veterans at the 2016 Veterans Day dinner at the Cable American Legion Post 487. Paul Regorrah, Jack Kramer, and Bob Nagel were honored for their 70+ years of membership to the American Legion as well as Metro Maznio who was unable to attend. Congratulations to you all and thank you for your service! (Photo by Julie Friermood of County Roads Postcards and Photography.) Forest & Lakes Monthly January 2017 p. 3


START YOUR BUSINESS

Photo Courtesy of Julie Friermood of Country Roads Postcards and Photography in Cable, WI

Start Your Business with Local Chambers Submitted by Maralene Strom, and the Forest & Monthly Editorial Team Being a sole proprietor, manager, or in corporate business configurations is a time-consuming enterprise. So much to do - bookkeeping, inventory, clientele needs, and more. Then trying to assure family time and some self-nurturing to alleviate the stress often accompanying business ownership. Of course, you can have all the inventory in the world, but without repeat and new customers, it’s difficult to maintain a business. A mistake businesses often make is neglecting interaction with other businesses on a regular basis. Some fear interaction because they may be competitors. Others feel it is a waste of time getting to know competitors or making business contacts not knowing how valuable both can be to the success of the business. Interacting with businesses, in a relaxed arena, is one of the great assets your local or area Chamber of Commerce offers to businesses. Each Chamber offers a variety of supports for the business community. Some have a gathering, often called Business After Five, where business owners and/or employees can mingle to network with other members of the business community. How does this help YOUR business? In my experience one of the great benefits is discovering a mutual business relationship to enhance both business owners. Businesses do not always fill every niche and often are looking for a way to collaborate with another business as a referral base to offer the customers a segment of the project they do not cover in their own business. This “collaboration” benefits both businesses. Even competitors in similar businesses can find collaboration a benefit. Lodging and food service industries are a prime example. What happens when your place can’t take anymore lodgers? Well, how great is it to keep the business in the area by having a referral to your competitor. One of the interesting factors is it opens a resource for the customers to know businesses work together, and offers diversity for them when they refer future visitors to the area. Visitors are always looking for diversity in food, so being able to refer to another restaurant or eatery offers the consumers a way to satisfy their diverse tastes. This kind of collaboration between businesses opens doors to more business. Don’t be afraid of collaboration. Take the chance to get to know business diversity in your community by joining your local or area Chamber of Commerce. Chambers offer a wide variety of services to help your business with marketing offerings, referrals, support of your events, and more. Below are some of the Chambers in the area. Make contact with them and learn how to receive the benefits to your marketing plan and collaboration opportunities. Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce 15805 US Hwy 63, Hayward, WI 54843 Phone: 715-634-8662 Website: www.haywardareachamber.com

Cable Area Chamber of Commerce 13380 Co Hwy M, Cable, WI 54821 Phone: 715-798-3833 Website: www.cable4fun.com

Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Apostle Islands 42 S Broad St, Bayfield, WI 54814 Phone: 715-779-3335

Iron River Chamber of Commerce 7515 US Hwy 2 | Iron River, WI 54847 Phone: 715-372-8558 Website: www.visitironriver.com

Minong Area Chamber of Commerce PO Box 302 Minong Wi, 54859 Phone: 715-466-1017 Forest & Lakes Monthly January 2017 p. 4

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CABLE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

When To See the Chiropractor Submitted by the Dr. Brenda Brueske of Cable Chiropractic Clinic When should you see a chiropractor? The treatment from a chiropractor addresses the cause of the problem instead of covering up the symptom. For example, if the low oil light is on in your car, would you add oil or disconnect the sensor? Chiropractors assess your joint alignment, muscle tone, strength, and nerve function which may be causing pain. Treatment may consist of joint manipulation, muscle massage, therapy on the muscles, and home exercise instruction. Most people wait until their pain is debilitating and hope that chiropractic can fix them in one visit. Unfortunately your muscles and ligaments require healing time and re-education so more than one treatment is necessary for optimal results. Only 10% of the population utilizes chiropractic care for their back, neck, or joint pain, yet chiropractic has been a medical profession for 150 years. Try Chiropractic First!! Dr. Brenda Brueske, D. C. was raised in the Twin Cities. She completed her -pre-chiropractic at St. Cloud State University, and in 1993, graduated from Northwestern Chiropractic College with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. In 1993 Dr. Brueske began her career as a chiropractor in La Crosse, WI. She successfully built and maintained her practice in  La Crosse/Onalaska, WI for 15 years before moving “up north” to live full-time in her cabin in Cable in January of 2008. In March of 2008, Dr. Brueske opened Cable Chiropractic in Cable, WI. To learn more about Dr. Brenda Brueske, and her practice, visit her website at www.cablechiro.com. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 715798-4700.

Relax and Reduce Stress with Regular Massages Submitted by Pamela Schramke LMT CMT, Peace at Hand Massage Therapy, Salon Marcel 8045 Hyw 2, Iron River, WI The reasons to have regular massages vary for each person who receives them. For all, it is a time to relax and address stress in their lives. Statistics show stress is one of the greatest factors contributing to health issues. Sadly, for many of us the thought of taking time to care for ourselves, is very low on our “to do” lists. Time, money or feeling its just a selfish type of pampering is some of the reasons an appointment is never booked. A massage at least once a month can fit into most people’s budget. Bottom line, is if we feel better we will enjoy a better quality of life! Massage decreases or alleviates muscle and joint pain while increasing range of motion. Beside stress and pain reduction, many of my clients come in to address specific issues such as migraines, arthritis, TMJ, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome and lupus to name a few. Other amazing benefits are less anxiety and depression due to endorphin release. Increased lymph flow helps our bodies fight illness helping us stay healthier. Want clearer thinking, better sleep and less anxiety? Yes, massage does that too. Most are not aware massage effects far more than our muscles. Your job may have you driving many hours or working at the computer leaving you with a tight neck, painful shoulders and even headaches. Massage can ease those tight muscles, release those painful trigger point knots and get rid of that stress headache. Caregivers to athletes can all greatly benefit from a therapeutic massage. Who doesn’t want to feel younger and be healthier? Find a massage therapist near you and book a massage today! If you have tried massage before and was not impressed I suggest finding a different therapist and try again. Some of the most reluctant people to try massage are some of my best clients. Soon 2017 will be here, a new year for a new you!! Make a pledge with me to be healthier and happier by taking better care of yourself and book a massage today!

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THE BOOK CORNER

The Book Corner Submitted By Redbery Books in Cable, WI News from Redbery Books in Cable: January is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. It’s cold outside, the busy holidays are complete and the nights are long. Here are three suggestions from Redbery Books in Cable, your local independent bookstore. The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund “As exquisite a first novel as I’ve ever encountered. Poetic, complex, and utterly, heartbreakingly beautiful.” —T. C. Boyle Set in the barren woods of northern Minnesota, The History of Wolves tells the story of 14-year-old Linda, growing up in an abandoned commune with her unconventional, inattentive parents. Two pivotal events take place that have Linda questioning everything in her world: a male teacher is accused by a female student of inappropriate behavior and Linda begins caring for the four-year-old son of a new family who moves in across the lake. When her young charge mysteriously dies, there are no easy answers. This story is superbly suspenseful as Fridlund very slowly gives up the secret waiting around every corner. www.redberybooks.com/book/9780802125873 A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman (an illustrated middle grade novel) An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai’s Newbery Honor-winning Inside Out and Back Again. Weaving together real historical events and fantasy, A Crack in the Sea takes place in the Second World, where nobody goes on purpose. “The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift: he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans. Magic, fantasy and adventure are what make this book exactly what middle grade readers love. www.redberybooks.com/book/9780399545191 Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons From the Native Way by Kent Nerburn “A rare combination of personal memoir, cultural insight, and spiritual teaching that shines a light on our American past while offering us lessons in our quest for a more humane American future. For three decades, author Kent Nerburn has lived and worked among the Native American people. Voices in the Stones is a unique collection of his encounters, experiences, and reflections during that time. He takes us inside a traditional Native feast to show us how the children are taught to respect the elders. He brings us to an isolated prairie rock outcropping where a young Native man and his father show us how the power of ceremony connects the present with the ancient voices of the past. At a dusty roadside café he introduces us to an elder who remembers the time when his ancestors could talk to animals. In these and other deeply touching stories, Nerburn reveals the spiritual awareness that animates all of Native American life, and shows us how we have much to learn from one another if only we have the heart to listen.

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TRAVELING PERSPECTIVES

Traveling Perspectives - Healthcare Abroad...An Apple a Day Isn’t Enough! Submitted by Paula Greenspan, teacher and traveler from Barnes to Asia to …

Living or traveling in other countries, you’re bound to encounter the healthcare systems of various places. Of course, there are places where the healthcare is as good as, or even better than, that in the US. And cheaper, too. Singapore and Thailand are places I’ve visited where medical tourism is common. Since English is one of the official languages in Singapore, I’m sure communication wouldn’t be a problem there although happily, I had no reason to check. However, I did stumble into a small clinic on an island in Thailand and I found a doctor with pretty good English and good care for his small, remote facilities. The hospital I visited in Bangkok for a follow-up xray was very modern, clean, and full of qualified people who spoke some English. (Happily, nothing was broken and I just had to wear a sling for a few days.) My encounters with medical care in some other countries are less positive. Indonesia has plenty of doctors but the general poverty level means that facilities are older, equipment and education are less upto-date, and medicines are not always quickly available. I always eventually got the care I needed, including a hospital stay in which I learned many new words because the nurses didn’t speak English. But a close friend of mine was mis-prescribed a steroid, then taken off it too quickly. She ended up in hospital and with long-term complications. (She’s now living in Spain where medical care is much better.) Laos was even more difficult. I’m happy to say that I didn’t have to visit a doctor there but I did search for medication and was unable to find it outside the capital city. I had to stock up on several months supply at a time. Medical care is more expensive than many people can afford, facilities are sparse, etc. I’m glad I didn’t need to use the hospital for anything serious. Paula wearing her fashionable sling and buying a snack in Bangkok, Thailand.

Some general travel advice based on my experiences: As a foreigner who doesn’t speak the local language fluently, you’re immediately handicapped. Even if you do, you may not know all of the names of diseases, body parts, medicines, etc. Some places have plenty of doctors and nurses who speak English but others don’t. If possible, take a translator with you but be ready to point, pantomime, look up terms in a dictionary, etc. I’ve sometimes looked up particular words and phrases ahead of time and written them down for myself. Smartphones which can do quick lookups would be helpful, too – I wish I’d had one when I was living abroad. And even a friend who doesn’t speak the language well can be helpful – they’re not sick or as stressed, so they can take notes, help listen carefully to questions, etc. I’ve been that friend sometimes and never minded helping so give someone that chance to help you. If you’ve got any prescriptions, bring them in their original packaging. Try to get backup consultation from friends or relatives with medical backgrounds. If you’ve got something serious in a place without good care, consider being airlifted to better facilities. Travel insurance is invaluable. You don’t need it until you do – then you’ll be sorry if you’re without it.

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Tech Talk

TechSubmitted Talk - Social Engineering Part II by Dr. Leo Carlson, Business & Technology Manager at Norvado I wanted to start off 2017 right where we left off in 2016, talking about the users and the potential security risk that they portray. If you remember, in the context of information security, social engineering is the manipulation of users to get them to give up confidential information. This information is often in the form of passwords or personal information that may allow a person to guess a password or gain access to confidential material. In the early 1990’s, a man by the name of Kevin Mitnick gained much notoriety as a computer hacker. Though skilled with computers, Mr. Mitnick was a true genius at social engineering. He found ways to talk people into giving up information about themselves and their companies which he was in turn able to use to gain access to confidential systems and information. Social Engineering has come a long way since the 1990s and what Mr. Mitnick did was fairly basic by today’s standards. Oh, direct contact Like Mr. Mitnick did it is still used, but often today social engineering is done via email. It is called phishing and spear phishing. So, how do you recognize a phishing attack? There are usually some subtle clues but a really good phishing attack can even be difficult for a skilled IT person to recognize. So what are these hints you might ask? First, unless you have to, never open an email attachment from a person or people that you do not know or were not expecting. This is the first and best line of defense. Next, never click on a link in an email unless you absolutely have to. If you do need to click on it, verify that the link actually goes where it says it should. You can do this by allowing your mouse pointer to hover over the link. When hovering over the link the actual URL will be displayed. Third, NEVER allow a link from an email to install anything to your computer for any reason unless you check with your IT department first. Malicious programs are very small and extraordinarily dangerous. We will delve a bit deeper next time, but, by simply following these basic steps you will help your IT people sleep a bit better at night!

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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 service 10:30 a.m. (1st Sunday of the month is Communion) 2nd Sunday Hymn sing 10:15 a.m

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

First Lutheran Church

Hayward Wesleyan Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

The Oaks Community Church

Bethany Baptist Church Pastor John Dudley

St. Paul’s UCC at Delta Pastor Phil Milam 61190 Pike River Rd. (14 miles S. of Iron River on Hwy H to Pike River Rd. Phone 262-470-0736 E-mail: pastorphil15@outlook.com Website: w.w.w.deltaucc.org Worship Service: 8 a.m. Sunday

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

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

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

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 - One More Gift

Submitted by Pastor Phil Milam of Cable United Church of Christ and St Paul United Church of Christ - Delta

We live in a nation that finds itself deeply divided as we enter this new year. That statement shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Quite simply, with such a varied array of perspectives on any given issue, and an apparent unwillingness to find common ground, there are very few things that one might categorize as a “universal experience.” Rev. Molly Baskette, however, has perhaps touched on such an experience as she describes the feeling immediately following the opening of her Christmas presents. “When I was a kid, on Christmas morning,” she writes, “there was the ubiquitous tearing through the pile of presents. I always moved slower than my siblings, savouring, because I wanted the feeling of joyful expectation to last. I hated the emptiness that would settle on us when the last gift was opened, and the spell was broken.

It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when GOD returned Zion’s exiles. We laughed, we sang, we couldn’t believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations— “GOD was wonderful to them!” GOD was wonderful to us; we are one happy people. Psalm 126:1-3 (The Message)

Inevitably, when we had trash-bagged the riot of wrapping paper, we’d often discover one last present under the tree. True, it was usually for someone else—a family member not yet arrived for our festivities. But even though I knew it was not for me, I could hope and wonder what it was. A fruitcake? A power drill? Cruise tickets? World peace? As long as it remained unopened, it was, in a sense, for everyone. And it could be anything.”

What a perfect description of January. January is the time of year when all the holiday parties are over and all the cookies have been eaten. It’s cold, her days are often shrouded in darkness, and people have settled back into their same old routine. And January is often the month when the house is once again empty. It reminds me of the old hymn In the Bleak Midwinter. But here’s the thing. Like the lingering present under the tree, January conceals a mystery; a mysterious light. A light that sparked into flame, in a stable, under a star, two thousand years ago. The Light of God burst forth illuminating all of creation. Epiphany is that Light and it continues to shine in the world today. January is a little brighter because the Epiphany Light of God serves as a symbol of hope for the hopeless, justice for the oppressed, and peace for the weary. Epiphany is the Light of Christ shinning from a stable to the cross and beyond. Yes, there are many things that divide us – too many things. But what if we were to unify around the hope that this Light of God brings? What if we were to savour mystery of the final present under the tree? What if we were to live out the Grace of God in our everyday lives? What if we were to practice the forgiveness and mercy that Jesus Christ taught and preached? What if each of us made a commitment to really participate in the Love of God by loving God, our neighbor, and our enemy? What if we prayed for those with opposing views? I wonder how our nation, our world, might be changed? I wonder how each of us might be changed? I wonder. May the Love of God, the Light of Jesus Christ, and Breath of the Spirit Illumine your path in 2017 and forevermore.

Is Yoga Right for You?

Martye Allen, RYT (Martye participates in a free open yoga group held at the Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church at 8:30am on Tuesdays. Call ahead to 218-428-6412 to assure yoga group is being held.)

Yoga. Seems like it’s everywhere now. Every time you watch TV or read a magazine there is someone doing yoga. It’s in ads for drugs. Characters in shows are coming or going to yoga class. There is Hatha yoga, Hot yoga, Waterboard yoga, Couples yoga, and on and on. But the question is, if you are not already practicing, is yoga right for you? The reasons people do yoga are varied and personal. No matter your age, size, or strength, all you need to start a practice is curiosity. Yoga is a physical practice of poses promoting better balance, increased flexibility, greater strength, even a calmer more focused state of mind. A student of mine described it as the only full body massage you can give yourself. Some classes include breathing techniques that are calming. Sound interesting? Try this: lie on your back with your legs straight. Bend your right knee and with your hands, pull your knee into your chest. Inhale as you straighten your arms, exhale as you pull the knee back in. Repeat 3 times. Release the knee, and do the same with the left knee, exhaling as you pull the knee in, inhaling as you straighten your arms. Hey! You just did yoga! This pose, as all poses, has a great name. In Sanskrit it is Apanasana, but in English we call it wind-releasing pose. (Yes, those yogis had a sense of humor). Now try this: inhale through your nose, then exhale through pursed lips as if you are silently whistling. Repeat for one minute. This is an example of a breathing technique that slows down your exhale which has a calming effect. As you feel comfortable, this technique can be practiced for up to 10 minutes. People still think you have to be young, thin, and already flexible to do yoga but that is simply not true. You can do an entire practice sitting in a chair. One of my students was 82 when she took her first class with me. (Continued on p. 16) www.forestandlakesmonthly.com

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NATURAL CONNECTIONS

Natural Connections - Just Ducky

Submitted by Emily Stone, a Naturalist/Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum

The bitterly cold wind numbed my cheeks, stung my eyes, and blasted my half inch of exposed forehead with an ice cream headache. Happily, the sun was shining and the rest of my body—entombed in layers of wool and down—remained a comfortable temperature. As they say, there is no bad weather, only bad gear. I felt adventurous to be out walking on this sub-zero day, even though the temperature had risen a full 14 degrees from -17 to -3 degrees Fahrenheit. With the wind at my back, an ethereal sunset glowing on the horizon, and a warm house waiting less than two miles ahead, I decided to take Duluth’s Lakewalk along the shore of Lake Superior. Ice and snow mingled with rocks on the beach, and although no ice floated in the lake, the water looked frigid just the same. NOAA data shows that the temperature in this corner of the lake is about 40.5 degrees, which is just a tad warm for late December. As I rounded the corner by Endion Station, I was surprised to see life. Dozens, maybe hundreds, of mallard ducks huddled in rafts along the leeward shore, the iridescent green heads of the drakes shimmering handsomely in the last rays of sun. They looked especially dapper against the pure white patterns of ice-draped riprap. The presence of this concentration of life somehow made the afternoon feel warmer.

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ducks: pointy tail sticking straight up in the air for several seconds while their beak probes the bottom. Mallards use a similar dipping motion in their courtship rituals, but that looks more like a head bob than this dolphin dive. It reminded me of how I feel in an outdoor hot tub, constantly submerging myself in the water to stay warm. Could it be that the ducks are using the “warm” water (more than 40 degrees warmer than the air!) to help maintain their body temperatures?

Don’t ducks migrate south for the winter, though? Well, as with so much in nature, it depends. Mallards are medium-distance migrants, who only go as far south as needed. Some do fly all the way down to Mexico and the Caribbean, but many seem to prefer a “staycation.” About 1,500 mallards even make Anchorage, Alaska, their year-round Plenty of ducks weren’t even in the “warm” water; instead they huddled home! As long as the ducks can find sufficient food, they can withstand on a small shelf of ice at one end of the pool. They looked cold. But looks can be deceiving. Mallards are big-bodied ducks, and well able to some pretty brutal winter weather. maintain their 100-degree body temperature. All of our winter parkas imitate their fluffy, warm, down feathers protected by a waterproof In species of songbirds who are medium-distance migrants, such as shell. We can’t even come close to imitating their feet, though. Not only red-winged blackbirds, and juncos, it tends to be mostly males who are webbed duck feet adapted to swimming, they are adapted to manoverwinter farther north. For them, being the first back on their sumage heat loss as well. mer breeding territory is of utmost importance. Mallards have blessedly few nerves in their feet. They don’t seem to feel the excruciating pain of too-cold toes warming up. The discomfort that humans feel is actually a helpful adaptation, though, and inspires us to warm up our feet or hands before they are damaged by the cold. Ducks don’t need that motivating pain to keep their feet safe. They have a net-like pattern of veins and arteries in their feet, called “rete mirabile,” which is Latin for “wonderful net”. This wonderful net allows cold blood returning from the feet to be warmed up by outgoing blood before returning to the body. Ducks will increase or decrease blood flow Continuing up the ramp to where the path parallels the railroad tracks, to protect against tissue damage while losing as little heat as possible to the environment. They may not feel as cold as they look! I looked down into a small pool—hidden in the riprap—that seemed to be at the outlet of a culvert. Here, out of the wind and in water that Flocks of mallards in the open water near Duluth are a common winter was potentially slightly warmer, ducks carpeted every surface. Pulling phenomenon, at least in recent memory, and they seem to have the admy scarf up over my windward cheek, I stopped to watch. aptations to handle an Arctic blast. I think they probably would agree Some ducks floated with their beaks and heads tucked backward under that there is no bad weather if you have the right gear. That’s not the case for mallards. Although this flock seemed to have a few more males, that’s likely due to a male-heavy skew in the overall population. Male and female ducks need to overwinter in mixed flocks, because that’s when they choose a mate and form pair bonds. In spring they arrive on their breeding territory together. Once copulation is complete, though, the males disperse. The female incubates the eggs and protects her clutch of fuzzy nuggets all by herself. (Insert your favorite joke about lazy males here.)

their wings. My rosy nose was envious. Other ducks paddled idly in Special Note: Emily’s book, Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods circles, perhaps a little off-kilter because one foot was being warmed up in their feathers. Occasionally one or two ducks would start dipping Nature through Science and Your Senses is here! Order your copy at http://cablemuseum.org/natural-connections-book/. their heads quickly and letting the water slide cleanly off their backs. It didn’t match the feeding behavior I’ve come to expect from dabbling Forest & Lakes Monthly January 2017 p. 12

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ASK A MASTER GARDENER

Ask a Master Gardener - Big Bluestem & Little Bluestem Submitted by Marianne Mueller, Master Gardener and owner of M&M Greenhouse I really was at a loss this month wondering just what to do for the article...so, I went to my file, not wanting to duplicate myself. I happened to notice that, although I’ve written about many forbs, or wildflowers, as well as trees and shrubs, I haven’t talked about many of our grasses or sedges. If any at all! So, now is as good a time as any to start with those; I’ll go for as long as my knowledge lasts, and we’ll see how far into the winter my “mini-series on grasses and sedges” will take us! I’ll start with two of my favorites, Big and Little Bluestem. If you drive down Bayfield county Road N, those fluffy flowers you will see along both sides of the roadside are Little Bluestem. And, the very tall spiky grass that terminates in three claw-like “fingers” that you will see along roadsides throughout our area is Big Bluestem. Together they comprise one half of the big four native grass species that characterize the tall grass prairies of North America. Big Bluestem is a warm season, perennial bunchgrass with blue-green stems that grow 4-8 feet tall. Like almost everything, Big Bluestem grows best in full sun in fertile, loamy soil; however, it will tolerate all soil types and once established, is quite drought-tolerant. The foliage ranges from blue green to silver blue. Purple flower spikes appear in August and September characterized by a three-pronged seed head that resembles a turkey’s foot, hence the nickname “turkey-foot grass”. This striking grass can be used at the back of borders or as a specimen plant, where it will really shine, as each blade will get a red tinge as it gets older and take on a beautiful bronze color in the fall. Little bluestem deserves a place in your garden for many of the same reasons: fall color, winter interest, erosion control, and wildlife value. Its narrow blades are an important food source for tiny butterflies and the abundant seed stems provide forage for many songbirds through the winter. Little Bluestem is a vigorous, long-lived warm season native bunchgrass. It is Little Bluestem Courtesy of Marianne Mueller a smaller plant—usually not reaching over three feet tall; the leaves are smooth, narrow, and in a wide range of colors varying from green to bluish-green, with very flat, bluish basal shoots. Little Bluestem prefers full sun and will grow in a wide variety of soils but is very well adapted to well-drained, medium to dry, infertile soils and once established is very drought tolerant. Although it is slow to wake up in the spring and begin greening up, this plant has year-round interest. As the warmer temperatures of summer arrive, stiff green blades shoot up into a mass of gently waving stems. The colors take on increasingly coppery hues as fall approaches, and after the first frost turn to a striking bright red, topped by fluffy silvery-white seed stalks. Little Bluestem can make its home anywhere in your garden. It mixes as well with wildflowers as it will with your favorite cultivars. It remains one of the most popular ornamental grasses today and is widely used in landscaping. In addition, because of its compact habit, it also makes a fabulous container plant. Be sure to locate it where you can enjoy the fluffy stems and shaggy but interesting dried stems, which will remain intact throughout the winter. 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 Clerk/Treasurer Judy Bourassa

The Daniel Plan-Mind,Body, & Spirit Submitted by Maralene Strom and the Forest & Lakes Monthly Editorial Team

As the New Year begins, thoughts of taking care of ourselves to become healthier for the year is one of the most often cited New Year’s Resolution. There are offerings from health clubs, YMCA’s, businesses specializing in exercise programs with a myriad of exercise machines, diet programs and more. Loads of books, online options, and local groups are readily available.

Town of Barnes Calendar of Events January. 2, 2017 New Year’s Day - Town offices Closed January 3, 2017 5:00pm filing deadline for filing Nomination Papers in the office of the Barnes Town Clerk to be on the Ballot for the April 4, 2017 Spring Election January 17, 2017 Town Board Meeting at 6:30pm at Barnes Town Hall January 17, 2017 Gordon/Barnes Garden Club Meeting at 1:30pm at Barnes Town Hall. Call 715-795-2821 January 24, 2017 VFW Post 8329 6pm at VFW Hall 715-795-2271

January 31, 2017 1st Half property taxes are due! Make payments to Among the offerings is the the Town of Barnes Treasurer Daniel Plan developed by Dr. Rick Warren, well known pastor and founding doctors Town Barnes Bulletin Board Daniel Amen, M.D; Mark Hy• Town of Barnes offices will be closed Monday, January 2nd man, M.D. and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Together these men developed a program incorporating faith, food, • Tuesday, January 3rd is the deadline for filing nomination pafitness, focus, and friends. The plan integrates these principles in which pers for the spring election on April 4th long term success of total health can be achieved. It also recognizes people often need the support of friends to make the journey to a • Town board meeting is Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm healthier lifestyle. The plan includes several tools in each sector. For instance, in the Faith there are devotionals to nurture the soul aspect of spiritually. The Food plan includes nutritional guides and other resources to give participants a way to incorporate their food into the plan. The Fitness section offers a number of ways for individuals to get active and not necessarily go to a fitness club, but do at home options to fit personal needs. Focus seeks to contribute to brain health, motivation, ways to improve sleep, and foods contributing to the focus.

1st half of the property taxes are due by January 31st

Quoting scripture from Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NLT) “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed,” is foundational to the principle reading, viewing videos, and seeing success stories renders motivation to move forward. Another motivation is starting a group to follow the plan or join one in the community. Materials and support via the web can be obtained at https://www. danielplan.com . If you prefer participating with a group, the Barnes Community Church will be hosting “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life”, By Rick Warren, Daniel Amen M.D., Mark Hyman M.D.” starting January 5th at 7:00p.m at the Barnes Community Church. Together we will study God’s promises and apply them to all areas of our lives: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends/family. Contact Dorothy Keifer (715-795-3305) or Laurene Peterson if you are interested so materials can be ordered. There is a book and an accompanying study guide. Forest & Lakes Monthly January 2017 p. 14

Forest and Lakes Monthly Expands Coverage to Include the Northwest Corner of Wisconsin

We at Forest and Lakes, Monthly are excited to announce that we have expanded to serve the entire northwest corner of Wisconsin! This means that we are able to offer a better value to our business advertisers, and more variety of personal interest stories tha span the entire region. As we move into 2017, we want to hear from you! Do you know someone that we should feature? A business that is doing amazing things? We want to know. You may submit suggestions to us directly at ccarlson@cheqnet.net or mcsbiz@aol.com. www.forestandlakesmonthly.com


OIL PULLING

The Cold Season - Try Oil Pulling Submitted by Yulia Welk of Yulia’s Natural Skincare The winter is upon us and sometimes it brings colds. What can we do to minimize the exposure? One Solution - Oil pulling. I like to use this method at the first sign of a scratchy or sore throat. Oil pulling is done using coconut (organic if you have it) or sunflower seed oil. Take one table spoon of oil in your mouth and start swishing it around for 5-15 minutes. I usually set up a timer. These two oils have pulling powers. Sunflowers were planted in Chernobyl, Ukraine, and they pulled a lot of radiation out the soil there. Most things enter our bodies through the mouth and pass it’s defense systems (membranes, tonsils, etc). The oil pulls out viruses, imflammation and pain. It cleanses the mouth, throat, nose and ear passages. If you have any toothache, gum problems, earache, stuffy nose you can start oil pulling. If you do it, it will also increase the body’s immunity. With daily use it can even help to reduce allergies, insomnia, migraines, bronchitis and sinus infection. In India, oil pulling is an ancient Aurvedic tradition, it is called kavala or gundusha. People there do it twice a day - first thing in the morning on empty stomach, and the last thing before bed. They like how oil pulling gets the mouth smell very fresh and it also whitens the teeth. As you swish the oil gets thicker. When you are done, spit it out into a garbage can or ground, do not swallow! It is reported that it gets so full of toxins it can actually eat porcelain finish on your sink. The oils also possess antibacterial and antioxidant powers, they have vitamins E, A, D, and K. These beneficial components get absorbed through the vein under your tongue and restore and cleanse your body. It might be possible to get a headache the first 2-3 days when you are doing it. They are called detox headaches. You can do oil pulling any time of the day. You can also add one drop of clove, eucalyptus or mint essential oil for more sensual pleasant experience. Some people report gagging or wanting to spit the oil out right away. It is normal and takes some time getting used to it. When I do it a time or two my throat gets normal again, it is quite amazing. I find the experience to be pretty pleasant. These statements have not been evaluated by FDA and for educational purposes only. Yulia Welk lives in Cable, WI and is the owner of Yulia’s Natural Skin Care products. She also teaches classes about herbs, mushrooms, and natural living. For more information, visit www.yulias.net

This Month’s Featured Recipe - Family, Friendly, and Delicious! Turkey and Swiss Sloppy Joes Courtesy of Cooking Light

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 12 ounces ground turkey breast 2 cups thinly sliced kale 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon garlic powder 4 ounces presliced mushrooms 1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns Directions: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add turkey; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add kale, onion, thyme, garlic powder, and mushrooms; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk together milk and flour. Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove pan from heat; stir in cheese, pepper, and salt. Spoon about 3/4 cup turkey mixture onto each bun. www.forestandlakesmonthly.com

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ADVENTURES IN LIVING

Adventures in Living - Coloring for Health and Wellness Submitted by Maralene Strom. Maralene is the co-publisher of Forest & Lakes Monthly, and CEO of MCS & Associates, International. Remember when your Christmas stocking often had a brand-new set of color crayons or pencils and a new color book? Over the past several years’ adults are discovering color books as a gift item from family and friends. Big box stores, books stores, even drug stores and craft stores now have a section for adult coloring books reflecting nature, exotic places, spiritual content, even pages bordered in journals to color. There are therapeutic studies documenting the value of adults coloring to reduce stress and create a calming effect. Medical Daily cited, “One 2006 study, found that mindfulness art therapy for women with cancer helped to significantly decrease symptoms of physical and emotional distress during treatment. Another study from the same year concluded that after only one hour of art therapy, adult cancer patients of all ages “overwhelmingly expressed comfort” and a desire to continue with the therapy.” Cancer is a disease taking away patient’s sense of ownership of the body and overwhelmed by what seems uncontrollable. Being a participant in the creative process offers the patient a sense of control and rather than merely being passive over the disease. Coloring also has also been found to be helpful for patients with dementia, anxiety, PTSD. Martina Frejo, posted on “Color It” the top 7 benefits of coloring for adults: • • • • • • •

Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity Focusing on the present helps you achieve mindfulness Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption Coloring can be done by anyone, not just artists or creative types It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go

The benefits are worth the minimal cost of purchasing an adult color book and some colored pens or pencils to reach a place of reducing the stressors and to have a tactile experience not connected to technology. Recently, I met a therapist in a local retail store who was perusing the book section in the color book section. I had just found one called “A Grateful Heart”. She is a therapist and says she purchases these books to give to her patients to calm them down and refocus while in therapy. She then smiled saying, “And I always have a picture for me to work on when the days get so full and I feel overwhelmed. Five minutes does wonders when I color.” I find this practice to have been a very soothing process after a lot of travel, meeting deadlines, or just something fun to share with my friends or granddaughter. Sometimes falling asleep can be difficult with my head going a mile a minute so I have a color book and lap desk next to my bed and will spend sometimes 5 to 30 minutes winding down and creating a picture of color and beauty. Sure helps me to fall asleep and rest better during the night. There are free printable coloring pages online and wide spectrum of color books available. Give it a try, and see the difference before and after taking the time to color. (Is Yoga Right for You? - Continued from p. 11) I have had students who were obese who were still able to do poses with a variety of modifications. People also still believe yoga is a religion or is tied into a religion. Again, this is just not true. I have never been in a class or taught a class where any religion in any form was a part of the practice. My students tell me they feel better about themselves, feel stronger, have fewer aches and pains, even sleep better. What is not to like? If I have piqued your interest, may I suggest a few resources. See if there is a class in your area and talk to the instructor or her students. There are great DVDs available. A few of my favorites for beginners or older students are “Yoga over 50 with Barbara Benagh”, “Yoga Complete for Every Body with J.J. Gormley”, “Yoga for Inflexible People”, and “Viniyoga therapy for low back, sacrum, and hips”. All are available through Amazon. You may also google Chair Yoga Flow for All Levels through the Chopra Center. Another great way to get started. Martye Allen, RYT (Martye participates in a free open yoga group held at the Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church at 8:30am on Tuesdays. Call ahead to 218-428-6412 to assure yoga group is being held.) Forest & Lakes Monthly January 2017 p. 16

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COMMUNITY NOTES & EVENTS

Regional Community Notes & Events

All Community Notes & Events are also published on our website at www.forestandlakesmonthly.com, and on our Facebook Page.

Meetings and Group Announcements MATURE LUNCH BRUNCH MONDAY - THURSDAY 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 with Bayfield County Aging and Disability at 715 795-2495 for questions or reservations. Barnes Craft Club Meeting January 5th and 19th 2nd and 4th Mondays Meetings are held at the Barnes Town Hall at 1:30pm. Contact Judy Wilcox 715-795-3247 Red Hat Ladies Meeting The January Red Hat Ladies lunch will be Wednesday, January 18th at noon, at McNamara’s off of County Y in Barnes WI. 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

Barnes Book Club Monday January 26, 2017 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. Barnestormers Snowmobile Club Barnestormers Snowmobile Club will meet Sunday, January 8, at 9:30am at Buck n Bass Resort & Smokehouse, 1805 BuckBass Rd on the Middle Eau Claire Lake along Lake RD east of hyway 27. Barnes Community Dinner A FREE Community Dinner featuring meatloaf and sides will be hosted by the Barnes Community Church on February 7, 2017. The meal will be served from 5:30pm-7:00pm. This is a community wide event. UFO Craft Group Meeting The UFO Craft Group will be meeting at the Barnes Town Hall for the afternoons on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month for all of 2017. January meetings will be on January 9 and January 23, 2017 Aging Gracefully Classes “Aging Gracefully” is a low-impact exercise class open and free to adults of all ages and fitness levels. The class meets Thursdays at 10:00am January 5 - March 23rd at Barnes Community Church

Area Food Shelf/Holiday Meals, Drives, Dates & Sites Cable Food Shelf Date for January

Ruby’s Pantry in Hayward

Barnes Food Shelf Date - January

January 26, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm Cable Professional Bldg./ Corner of Hwy 63 & Spruce St.

Ruby’s Pantry will be in Hayward from 5:30 - 7:00pm on January 19th. Food shares are available for a $20.00. For more information, visit www.rubyspantry.org/

January 11, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am Barnes Community Church 200 Highway N in Barnes

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