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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Masquers Club will present "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-9 in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The play is open to the public.
MADISON — Besides creating memories and family traditions, cutting a real Christmas tree benefits the economy and environment. "A real Christmas tree is an environmentally-friendly option that also supports local Christmas tree growers," said Sarah Marketon, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's director of communications. "With many consumers showing a preference for local products, the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a real tree is great option."
ELLSWORTH — National speaker Tasha Schuh recently announced "An Evening of Hope" an event to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Abundant Life Church, 896 State Road 65, River Falls. This event celebrates and commemorates the 20-year anniversary of Schuh's accident that left her paralyzed after falling through a trap door during her high school musical rehearsal. The event will be a night of hope, motivation and inspiration including Schuh's message, music from Sparrows Rising, and family and friends sharing how Schuh's story has inspired them to move forward.
STOCKHOLM — You might know Mary Logue as a mystery writer who sets her stories along the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River. Or maybe you know her as an award-winning children's book author. Or, if you're a person who likes your stories told in textile form, you might know her as an accomplished rug hooker.
The 2017 River Fall Area Hospital Foundation's Fall Fling raised more than $65,000 for hospital programs and services, including nearly $10,000 garnered through live and silent auctions.
ELLSWORTH — Amy Viellieux is Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services' Live Better Community Service Award winner. She received the award and a $100 Visa gift card Monday, Oct. 30, for her selfless volunteer work through St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice and Narcotics-Anonymous.
American Heritage is excited to announce they are now operated by North Shore Healthcare. American Heritage is a 50-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in Hammond. The center has been providing vital skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to residents with a wide range of medical needs since 1975. With this change in ownership also comes a name change. The center is now called Hammond Health Services.
About 200 people gathered Oct. 12 at Stillwater Middle School for the Make It OK Community Conversation. Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness. The event included Minnesota Public Radio presenter John Moe, who hosted the first season of the "Hilarious World of Depression" podcasts earlier this year sponsored by HealthPartners and Make It OK. Moe said he continues to hear from listeners who find inspiration from the comedians who have dealt with depression.
Members of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services are helping stock food shelves in Pierce and Pepin counties through the co-op's Operation Round Up program. Eight food pantries were each awarded $1,200 at the board's October meeting — Pierce County Food Pantry, Elmwood Food Pantry, Plum City Food Pantry, Prescott Area Food Shelf, River Falls Food Pantry, Spring Valley Community Food Pantry, Pepin County Food Pantry and Pepin-Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran-Food Pantry. The donations were presented to pantry representatives during the regional Hunger Prevention Council meeting Oct. 25.
The Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties has received a $20,000 grant from the United Way St. Croix Valley. "The United Way St. Croix Valley does a phenomenal job in improving the lives and communities in Pierce, St. Croix and Polk counties," said Amy Muzzy, the newly hired fundraising and communications coordinator. "It is an honor to partner with them again. This grant will be instrumental in providing those in need, who qualify, the ability to receive health care."