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Laskowski of Marshfield Clinic visits Dominican Republic for eye care mission
Optician Sue Laskowski (left) of the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Optical Shop went on a optical eye care mission in Vallejuelo, Dominican Republic, from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.                	                                                —Contributed Photo

Sue Laskowski, optician at the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Optical Shop, used her vacation time again this year to join an optical eye care mission.
This year, the team of nine people, including three optometrists and six support staff, ventured to Vallejuelo,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:12 PM
 
Pines cheer and dance
The Northland Pines cheer and dance teams teamed up to perform during halftime at the Northland Pines girls basketball game last Tuesday. Team members include, front row from left, Christina Angonne, Nicole Deditz, Gail Vander Bloomen, Amanda Farrow, Kaylee Brown; and back row, Britney Pirus, Anna Winquist, Autumn Pittman, Jessica Anderson and Rebekah Puffer.                                     —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:11 PM
 
Table tennis tournament scheduled March 15

YMCA of the Northwoods will host the Clash of the Paddles Table Tennis Tournament Saturday, March 15, at Northland Pines High School Fieldhouse in Eagle River.
“Dust off those paddles, practice and sign up for this fun competitive event,” said event coordinator Marilyn Duschl. “This tournament is for all ages and ability levels, and is a great way to enjoy the competitive sport of table tennis.”
The youth division, eighth grade and younger,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:10 PM
 
Shopko donates
The Shopko Hometown Foundation donated $750 to the Northland Pines School District as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative. Sandy Wiedenbauer of Shopko  Hometown presented the check to school District Administrator Mike Richie, who said the funds will be put in an account for students who need school supplies.             —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:09 PM
 
Little Pine Cones Lodge announces sponsorship of child-care food program

The Little Pine Cones Lodge child-care center announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)?at its site located at 1165 Highway 45 S. in Eagle River.
The program receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The program provides financial assistance to childcare centers so

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:09 PM
 
Resort unveils new website

Black Bear Lodge in St. Germain announced that the first 100 people who sign up for the resort’s e-newsletter via its new website, blackbearlodge.com, will be entered into a drawing for a weekend getaway at the lodge.
Black Bear Lodge’s new website features  photography,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:09 PM
 
Local donation
Vilas County Public Health donated $3,400 to the Department of Natural Resources to help sponsor a new mobile billboard that will be used to promote safety messages throughout Vilas County. The project, spearheaded by DNR Warden Tim Price, will promote safety messages related to boating, hunting, snowmobiling and other topics. Participating in the check presentation were, from left, Price, Public Health Committee Chairman Erv Teichmiller, Public Health Committee member Carolyn Ritter and Vilas County Parks and Recreation Administrator Dale Mayo.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:07 PM
 
Marshfield Clinic Eagle River slates mammography, bone density screenings

Marshfield Clinic Eagle River Center will offer mobile mammography and bone density screenings Friday, March 7; Tuesday, March 18; and Tuesday, March 25, all from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the clinic located at 500 Commerce Loop in Eagle River.
Mammo­­­graphy screenings will feature one-on-one sessions with licensed and certified

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:07 PM
 
Flu shots for veterans available at VA Medical Clinics

The Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich., announced that flu shots are still available for veterans at the medical center or any of its VA Community Outpatient Clinics across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Walk-in appointments are welcome.
“It’s not too late to get your flu shot,” said Darlene Johnson,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:06 PM
 
Food safety class set March 4

The Vilas UW-Extension Office announced its upcoming food safety and preservation classes as part of its Lunch & Learn Series at the Vilas County Courthouse in Conference Rooms 2 and 3, in Eagle River.
“Springtime is Food Safety Time,” will examine what is new in food safety, Tuesday, March 4, from noon to 1 p.m.
“Planning for a Successful Gardening Year,”

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:06 PM
 
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