Junior Women ready for Saturday|
CoVantage will mark observance of International Credit Union Day
|The Antigo Junior Women's Club will host its 44rd annual Craft and Trade Show, an annual highlight of fall that draws hundreds from throughout the northwood, on Saturday.|
The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multi-purpose building at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.
Admission is $2 at the door or $1 with donation of a non-perishable food item, donated to the Antigo Area Community Food Pantry. Children under 10 are free with an adult.
The show will feature 148 spaces occupied with 102 unique crafters and vendors. They will be displaying and selling hand-painted decorations, wood items, rag quilts in many different sizes, wool mittens, jewelry, doll clothes and accessories, handmade wooden bowls, garden items, per items, fall and Christmas decorations, and much more.
There will also be a bake sale with homemade bakery and candies, food and refreshments and raffle tickets. Prizes include a homemade quilt, various gift baskets, gift certificates and items from crafters and vendors. Raffle tickets are available at CoVantage Credit Union, from club members and at the show.
The event is the largest fund-raiser for the club, which don
Shown with some of the prizes available at Saturday's craft and trade show are, from left, Melodye Koles, Betty Cross, Donna Wolf, Peg Andres, Betty Lou Janney and Luann Durr, all members of the Antigo Junior Women's Club.
Make-A-Wish riders brave local weather
|On Thursday, CoVantage will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world in celebration of International Credit Union Day.|
In honor of this special day, CoVantage Credit Union invites its members and the entire community to enjoy treats and refreshments in the lobbies of the various branches and at the headquarters on Sixth Avenue.
â€śAt its most basic level, a credit union is people pooling their money to provide each other with affordable loansâ€it is literally people helping people,â€ť Charlie Zanayed, president/CEO of CoVantage Credit Union, said.
He stressed that the cooperative spirit has led to life-changing opportunities for people all over the world who've wanted to start a small business or own a home but were denied access to other financial institutions.
â€śThis is why CoVantage celebrates Credit Union Day,â€ť he said. â€śBecause credit unions empower people, wherever they are in the world or life, to take control of their financial future.â€ť
Zanayed listed several reasons to celebrate. He noted that credit unions are:
The CoVantage home office in Antigo in a photograph taken on Monday.
Lakeside recognized for innovative ways to manage medication needs of its clients
|Participants may have made a wish for better weather Saturday, but that didn't deter the 12th annual Make-A-Wish charity ride through the trails of Langlade County.|
Saturday's ride, the largest of three that stretched from Thursday into the weekend, drew 50 ATVs and UTVs and 100 riders on a snowy and blustery day. But more importantly, it raised $27,100 for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.
Hosted by the Kettle Moraine ATV Association, Antigo ATV/UTV Club and the Wisconsin ATV Association, Saturday's romp through the routes that spiderweb the â€śCounty of Trailsâ€ť also included participants from the White Lake ATV Club along with Marshview Riders, Osseo Area Dusty Riders and the newly-formed Lakeshore ATV-UTV Club from Belgium.
Mark Desotell, Antigo's city administrator and among the local ride organizers, explained that outing stretched through the Crocker Hills and Augustyn Springs areas. It drew a good mix of new and returning riders, he said, with about 20 percent participating for the first time.
Weather was a bit better on Thursday, when a similar ride through the Crocker Hills drew 22 machines and 40 riders and on Friday, when the route
Machines on the Make-A-Wish ride snaked down the hill into Polar on Saturday morning.
Weather expected to be wintery
|(Editor's note: This article was first published in The Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin through its partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy Student Writing Club. It is reprinted with permission.)|
Lakeside Market in Antigo operates your typical small community pharmacy in a grocery store. Yet, the pharmacy has developed a service that is revolutionizing the practice of pharmacy to increase patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
The pharmacy has developed a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) service to deliver targeted hypertension Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMRs) in collaboration with WPQC/ WEA Trust and Division of Public Health.
Brad Spross, staff pharmacist at Lakeside Pharmacy, graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University in 1998. His brother-in-law is a pharmacist and as Spross was growing up, he saw the impact a pharmacist could make within the community. This influenced him to pursue a career as a pharmacist.
Spross began providing CMRs when he worked at Aurora Pharmacy in Oshkosh and learned how to conduct them from the ground up. He followed AHA guidelines for
Pharmacists Jim Schofield, Brad Spross and Pat Frey at Lakeside Market.
|This is certainly just a tease, but it will look wintery here in the next few dozen hours.|
After very pleasant temperatures early this morning, when the thermometers here hit 60 degrees, things started falling apart. Before 11 a.m., the readings were down to 44 and the wind chill was 37, and the situation is expected to get worse.
The Weather Service said that tonight it will drop to about 29 degrees and winds may gust to 26 miles per hour.
It is expected to be windy with readings in the upper 30s and the forecast for the coming days looks a little rough, too.
The problem is a cold front that is working its way across the state, as the readings slip as it moves.
The Antigo High School football crowd will be a little chilly tonight in Wausau with readings expected to be in the middle 30s with brisk winds, which seem to work their way into those football standards.
A freeze warning has been issued for tonight into Saturday morning with readings into the upper 20s, suggesting an end to the 2019 growing season.
During the afternoon hours there could be snow with the prospect that some road stretches, especially bridges, may be a b
It almost looked like summer on an area lake Thursday afternoon, but the season is over.