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Blood drive set Feb. 18

A community blood drive, hosted by the VFW Auxiliary, will be held in Land O’ Lakes Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fire Barn, located at 4773 Highway B.
According to Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center, actual blood donation will take less than 15 minutes, and the entire process takes under an hour.
“Most of us would give an hour of time to help our spouse or child heal, and we are asking people to donate so that another family can benefit from the gift of a blood transfusion,” said  Hadsell.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:21 PM
 
Trash, recycling facility relocates in Conover

The new Conover Trash and Recycling Facility, located  behind the fire station at 4661 Highway K East, is now open. Hours of operation for the winter months are Wednesdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Blue punch cards will no longer be accepted. The new yellow card is available at the town clerk’s office. Any punches that are still on the old card will be credited to the new card. At this time, the clerk’s office will also be open Wednesdays and Sundays, from 1:15 to 4 p.m. to convert to the new card.

Eagle Waste in Eagle River has announced that it will honor

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:05 PM
 
Chili Cook-Off planned Feb. 1

The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club will hold its annual Chili Cook-Off at Club 45 in Conover Saturday, Feb. 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Anyone who would like to enter their chili into the contest should have it at Club 45 no later than 3 p.m. that day.

Those attending the event will be asked for a $5 donation to taste all of the chili and vote for their favorite.

The Sno-Buddies will hold the next monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:05 PM
 
Chamber contributes to ‘Big Bundle Up’ campaign

The Land O’?Lakes Chamber of Commerce acted as one of the drop-off and pick-up sites for lightly used winter clothing for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” campaign.

All items donated at the Land O’ Lakes Chamber were passed along to Land O’ Lakes area residents.

More than 11,000 winter clothing items, including hats, scarves, snow pants, coats and mittens, were donated by the program to more than 75 different charities throughout Wisconsin.

“Each year, we are extremely proud of the generosity

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:01 PM
 
Chamber elects officers, directors

Land O’ Lakes Chamber of Commerce directors and officers were elected at a chamber dinner meeting held Jan. 16, at Red Man Supper Club in Land O’ Lakes.

Officers elected for 2014 include President Andrea Haviar, Vice President Sandy Garbarek, Secretary Jane Pachmayer and Treasurer Stefan Anderson.

All current directors were re-elected to the board which includes Dawn Whitney, Linda Youngquist and Kristin Sarama.

For more information, call the Land O’?Lakes Chamber of Commerce at (715) 547-3432. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 PM
 
Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans to offer side-dish cooking class

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) in Land O’ Lakes announced its upcoming classes.

Personal chef Lynn Richie will lead the cooking class “Starring Side Dishes” Thursday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ely Memorial United Church of Christ’s kitchen in Land O’?Lakes.

“Lynne will make your sides become the star of the show. Her love affair with all things food and food-like will bring fresh ideas to the rest of your meal,” said Wendy Powalisz, LOLA program director.

Richie has worked in the food industry since 1979, and studied in Wisconsin,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:00 PM
 
Blood drive set Jan. 28

A community blood drive will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center on Highway K in Conover. The drive is hosted by the Conover Lions Club.

“Over 4 million Americans receive transfusions each year, and this blood comes from volunteer blood donors,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.

“January is National Blood Donor Month, and I encourage you to celebrate by donating blood on Tuesday. Blood donors are everyday heroes, and we are grateful for their compassion and dedication,” added Hadsell.

Advance?donation appointments are highly recommended,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:00 PM
 
Northwoods Blizzard Blast scheduled Sunday, Feb. 16
The Northwoods Blizzard Blast, an all-day family-friendly event, will be held in Conover Community Park Sunday, Feb. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. Above, Chilly the Snowman, created by Jeff Jackl of Land O’ Lakes, will greet attendees at the event.               —Photo By Janet Garling

Work is underway to prepare the Conover Community Park for the Northwoods Blizzard Blast set Sunday, Feb. 16, beginning at 10 a.m.

The all day event will include recliner races, snow sculptures, pond curling demonstrations, ice bowling and many more activities for the entire family. The event will conclude at dusk with fireworks.

A Northwoods Blizzard Blast coupon book which includes over 50 coupons for dining,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:56 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:48 PM )
 
Scholarship fundraiser slated Saturday, Jan. 18

The Jim Scott Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mapleview Resort in Conover.

The event will feature drinks, food and big ticket raffle items including a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a Keurig Platinum Coffee Maker, a $200 gas card and more.

Proceeds will benefit continued education for a graduating high school senior.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:55 PM
 
Club donation
The Conover Lions Club recently presented the Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club with a $1,000 donation.  Representatives at the check presentation were, from left,  Maynard Bedish, Conover Lions Club treasurer; Jim Pipp, vice president of the Conover Sno-Buddies and Lions Club director; and Bob Payseur, Conover Sno-Buddies president. Upcoming events for the Sno-Buddies include the Jim Scott Scholarship Trail Lunch Saturday, Jan. 18, at Mapleview Resort in Conover from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Chili Cook-Off at Club 45 in Conover Saturday, Feb. 1. For more information on the Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club or their events, call (715) 479-8968.                        —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:54 PM
 
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