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ADOPTION MEETING Come to a free adoption informational meeting at HOPE Adoption and Family Services from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5850 Omaha Ave. N., Oak Park Heights, Minn. There is no cost to attend, but please register: 651-439-2446,

PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASSERS will meet Thursday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. in the County Board Room. Agenda: Canvass the election results from the Feb. 17 Spring Primary.

ELLSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Agenda: Call to order. Approval of the January Meeting Minutes. Treasurer's report: Pay bills, Government Investment Pool balance and bank statement. Director's Report: Circulation statistics, new library cards, Discussion of other library business. Old Business: Start review of Policies of the Ellsworth Public Library, Update on wireless connection. New Business: Continue review of Policies of the Ellsworth Public Library. Adjourn. Next Meeting: TBD.

PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH will meet on Monday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. at the Pierce County Office Building, Conference Room C. Agenda: Discussion/Approval of Jan. 26 Meeting Minutes. Board of Health Chairperson's Report. Director/Health Officer's Report. Financial Reports, Vouchers and Monthly Workshops. Discuss and take action on the Tobacco Prevention and Control amended 2009 budget. Discuss and take action on the Reproductive Health sliding fee scale. Review and take action on Pierce County Tobacco Free Act ordinance revisions. Discussion of fluorescent bulb recycling. Any other business that would properly come before the committee for discussion only. Future agenda items. Confirm future meeting dates and times. Board will convene into closed session pursuant to §19.85(1)(c) Wis. Stats. for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility: Performance evaluation of Public Health Director. Board will return to open session and take action on closed session items, if necessary. Adjournment from Board of Health.

THE PLAN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF ELLSWORTH will meet Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellsworth Town Hall, W6058 490th Ave. Agenda: Call to order; minutes; review and discuss Land Use Chapter and map; review and discuss Intergovernmental Cooperation chapter; citizen comments; agenda for next meeting; adjourn.

PIERCE COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 pm County Board Room - Pierce County Courthouse - 414 W. Main St., Ellsworth. Agenda: Call to order. Approved Printed Agenda. Review/approve minutes of Jan. 21 meeting. Public Comment. Discuss/take action on additional booked 2009 Fair entertainment. Discuss/take action on 2009 Fair coordinator goals. Discuss/take action on attendance to District 2 spring meeting in Eau Claire on April 22. Discuss/take action on fairgrounds bond projects. Coordinator report. Committee will convene into closed session pursuant to Sec. 19.85(1)(c) Wis. Stats. for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility: Fair Coordinator annual performance review. Committee will return to open session and take action on closed session item, if required. Future Agenda Items. Set next meeting date. Adjourn.

TOWN OF MARTELL The Martell Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday,, Feb. 25 at the Martell Town Hall, corner of Hwy. 63 and CTH Y. Agenda: Review and approve minutes, Review agricultural elements, comments on completed elements, discuss land use elements. Other business. Set future meeting dates and adjourn.

PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY COMMITTEE will meet on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room at the Pierce County Highway Department office building - located at 621 Cairns St., Ellsworth. AGENDA: Call to Order. Public Comments Pertaining to Issues Not on Agenda. Discuss/Take Action on the Minutes of Jan. 15. Discuss/Take Action on Accounts Payable Vouchers. Discuss/Take Action on Payrolls. Review 2009 Equipment Needs. Staff Reports. Adjourn. Arial, 9pt./9.5 leading

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MEMORIALS AND HONORS: For information on the American Cancer Society Memorials and Honors donations, call Kathryn M. Schommer, W3750 200th Ave., Maiden Rock, 54750, 715-448-2903, chairperson of the Pierce County ACS Memorials and Honors program. Or call 1-800-ACS-2345.

PIERCE COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. An all volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of Pierce County history through education, research and collections. Board meetings, open to the public, are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Local chapter meetings vary. For more information, visit the PCHA web site at or contact the Ellsworth office at 273-6611.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE on Mental Illness . There will be a monthly support organization for families and people who cope with mental illness. Meetings will be the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at English Lutheran Church, 229 W. Main St., Ellsworth. For more information, call Marge at 715-307-1921.

AL-ANON: The Ellsworth Al-Anon meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth.

NEED HELP WITH READING? WRITING? SPELLING? Over the age of 18? Call Indianhead Literacy Coalition, Pierce County, phone 426-5757.

AA SUNDAY EVENING BEGINNERS GROUP will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Group business meetings begin at 6:15-6:30 p.m. in the Pierce County Office Building, 414 Kinne St., Ellsworth (in the employees' lunch room, first floor). For information, phone 273-3579 or 792-2905.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the basement of 373 W. Main, Ellsworth. NA also holds three meetings a week in River Falls on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (candlelight meeting) at 8 p.m., at 101 East Elm St. (upstairs), River Falls. Transportation from Ellsworth can be provided. For more information or to talk, call Christi at 612-385-0915.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT: A peer support group for depression will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Servant of the Shepherd Church on Fourth and Elm, in River Falls. Please come and share strategies for managing life with depression with others who suffer. The group is open to any and all who are interested. For more information, call Rob, 612-385-8414, or e-mail:

TOASTMASTERS: Public Speaking. Leadership. Self Improvement. Have a speech, a toast or an announcement to give? Perhaps running meetings or giving sales presentations or simply wish to strengthen speaking skills. Come visit Eclectic Image, a Toastmasters International club devoted to mastering the skill of public speaking. Toastmasters provides a learning environment for improving public speaking, listening, and leadership skills. Gain confidence and learn to think on feet when speaking in public. For more information, contact Leann Hove, 651-324-6357. Make a plan to visit Saturdays, 10:30 am, River Falls Area Hospital, Classroom A.

LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER is a program designed to help women overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. The sessions are the first Monday of the month on alternating months at the River Falls Area Hospital (the first classroom on the left coming in the front entrance). Call the American Cancer Society Navigator at 1-877-423-9122 X 212 or contact Shauna Knott in the Wellness and Fitness Center of the RF Hospital at 426-4573. This program is free to all, but pre-registration is required.

THE MOOSE FAMILY: The Moose supports thousands of programs that bring communities closer together, provide for the youth of Mooseheart Child City and School in Illinois, and care for aged members at Moosehaven retirement community in Florida. Plus, members enjoy benefits and discounts all across North America. To find out more about the Moose organization, visit, or call 425-9152. Family Center 594 is located at 620 N. Clark St., River Falls.

KINNIC FALLS ADA SERVICES will offer a program for first-offense underage drinkers. The program will be held the second Wednesday of each month, from 4-6 p.m., at 902 S. Orange St., River Falls. Call 426-5950 for admission information.

TURNINGPOINT SUPPORT GROUPS: Turningpoint offers ongoing support groups for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Self-Esteem Group and the Children's Support Group meet on Mondays; the Domestic Violence Support Group and the Children's Support Group meet on Thursdays; and the Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. All groups run from 6-7:30 p.m., and meet in River Falls. For information, call 425-6751 or 800-345-5104.

WOMEN'S OPEN TWELVE-STEP AA MEETING will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 3508 Hwy. 35, Bay City, phone 594-3131. Non-smoking.

ELMWOOD TOPS CLUB: The Elmwood Tops Club meets at 6:30 p.m., each Monday at Heritage Nursing Home in Elmwood. For more information, call 639-2911.

MAIDEN ROCK A.A. meets Sundays (topic meeting), Tuesdays (topic meeting), Wednesdays (Big Book meeting) Fridays (campfire meeting), and Saturday (topic) at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.

MAIDEN ROCK AL-ANON meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.

MAIDEN ROCK WOMEN'S MEETING will be held at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.

SPRING VALLEY AA: Meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at Spring Valley Congregational Church. For more information, phone 778-4860.