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EL PASO--Last month's El Paso Days celebration was among the most successful ever, yet the annual event is just one life-enriching effort for the El Paso Community Club. Eighty-four years ago this week, the original community club was formed to primarily address the area's cultural needs, according to current President Merlin Blaisdell.
Caring about others has long been in Bev Samuelson's nature. Samuelson once wanted to become a nurse. She ended up employed as a church secretary. And retirement has her volunteering at area nursing homes. So it's no surprise the Hager City resident also actively supports the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.
TOWN OF UNION--Once Steve and Mary Abel got a taste of organic gardening, their dining table was set for life. The couple has long shared the harvest of their growing efforts, Mrs. Abel said Wednesday. They've regularly provided the overflow of their abundance to family and friends. Last year, they offered a subscription service to grow produce for up to 14 other families, she said.
PLUM CITY--Honeysuckle's now choking off vegetation at Nugget Lake County Park near Plum City to a lesser extent, thanks to the efforts of Eagle Scout Candidate Josh Burg. For his Eagle project, Burg and family and friends have rid the park of approximately 25 acres of its honeysuckle population--at least temporarily.
A mill rate of 8.06, a decline of 2.54 percent from the past year, is included in the 2006-07 budget proposal presented at the Ellsworth School District's annual meeting Monday. The proposal for '06-'07 also calls for a total school levy of $6,675,461, an increase in dollars of 3.24 percent over '05-'06.
A dose of that "Old Time Religion" will be dispensed to theatre goers at the Ames Business Center in Ellsworth next month by the Red Wing Madrigal Singers. The 32-member group plans a gospel-type performance similar to one held last spring in the community where they're based.
Reducing the impact of media on families to help promote student performance in school is the message behind a speaker being hosted by the Ellsworth School District next week. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman will be at the EHS Cafetorium next Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.