Letters to the Editor, May 1, 2013 edition
Letter to the editor:
On behalf of the Merrill High School Baseball program and coaching staff, and the Merrill High School Baseball Boosters, we would like to thank all of “you” who came out to Victory Lane on March 28, 2013 to support our baseball program. If it were not for “you”, our high school players would not have a lot of the essentials for playing high school baseball in today’s world. You actually create a budget for us, by helping out with our fund raising. Also, you are the reason we have a much better diamond to play on at Merrill High School. Stop and take a look, it is a very nice diamond now!
We would also like to thank Eagles Club, and their staff, for hosting the event. Along with this a big thanks goes out to those who donated items for silent auction donations.
At the same time we also were selling our fund raising cards around the Merrill area. All of the businesses on the card deserve a big “Thank you.” We would like everyone to know we do this also to per-mote Merrill and Merrill businesses. All the businesses that have coupons on the card are from Merrill.
An extra big thanks to all of “you” who help keep the great tradition of Merrill Baseball going alive and strong in Merrill.
See you at the ballpark.
Coach Brian Artac
We would like to thank all those who attended our recent listening sessions in Antigo and Merrill. These listening sessions are the first of what are intended to be many around the 12th Senate District and 35th Assembly District.
We appreciate the input and concerns brought forth during these forums. Many issues were discussed-including the state budget, state agency regulations, education, and various other local concerns. The ability to have an open dialogue with constituents is one of our top priorities and an important aspect of the democratic process. We will bring these comments and suggestions back to our colleagues in the Legislature.
Once again, we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who attended. As always, please feel free to contact us anytime by emailing Sen.Tiffany@legis.wi.gov or by phone at 608-266-2509 or Rep.Czaja@legis.wi.gov or by phone at 608-266-7694.
12th Senate District
35th Assembly District
Many of you knew about the “Tornado Victims Benefit Jamboree” we held at Les and Jim’s Lincoln Lanes in Merrill right after the Merrill Tornado. We gathered $10,000 dollars for the victim’s out of pocket expenses.
That event was conceived by a conversation I had with Rusty on the way home from a band job. Well now I got to thinking again about how rewarding and pleasurable that experience was, and know that The Humane Society and HAVEN, Inc. are under-funded and need fund raisers, so here we are again!
The event is being billed as “The Humane Society and HAVEN Benefit Jamboree” and is being held at Les and Jim’s Lincoln Lanes on Friday, May 17 from 5-11 p.m. with continuous music by five local bands donating their time and tunes for this cause. The bands include, the hosting band, “Rusty James and the Broken Arrow Band,” and “Plan B” who is the most popular band around now, local favorites “Sundog,” “America’s Party Band” (formerly Hidden River), and “Dave Fox and Foxfire.”
We have numerous businesses donating incredible raffle prizes again. All money at the door, every dime, goes to the Humane Society and HAVEN, Inc. These are two organizations that serve the whole Lincoln County and we anticipate a good turnout for these two institutions. The television stations in Wausau as well as Tomahawk’s WJJQ and Merrill’s WJMT radio stations and the Foto News newspaper will be pumping the event. We are hoping everyone spreads the word and turns out for a wonderful evening of fun and music as well as being a valuable contributor with your admission at the door. Thanks, and spread the word!
Major contributors thus far in no particular order: Church Mutual, River Valley Bank, Lincoln County Bank, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Merrill Walmart, Wausau Walmart, Lincoln Lanes, Cooking bees H-D, Geiss Meat Service, Courtside Furniture, Miller Home Furnishings, Brickner’s Park City, Stark GM, Breaman Merrill Ford, Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, USW Local 460 ( H-D employees), O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, VIP Office Supply, Blue Haven Stables, WJMT, WJJQ, and Foto News.
These contributors are offering raffle prizes including $300, and assorted $100 cash prizes, 32″ Flat Screen TV, Wi-Fi system, recliners, chainsaws, $169, complete car detail, oil changes, etc. Each person attending will get a raffle ticket with admission and extra tickets are available at $2 each.
Any other businesses that weren’t contacted that wish to be a part of this community wide event please call 715-539-8887.